When you hear word SPAM, what comes to your mind? Is term worse then meaning? This word SPAM has been blown out of proportion. It is causing unbelievable hysteria on internet.
Many businesses are spending more and more time each day getting frustrated, yelling at spammers, and reporting spammers. -Is it really worth it? -Is there a way OUT?
Unfortunately we will never get rid of spam. It is like getting rid of junk mail in your mailbox. It is always there. You can bank on it almost everyday. It is same way with SPAM. As long as you have any kind of existence online, your email box will be littered with SPAM.
There is a way to cut a lot of it out though. Ever since I got my new email server, I have had very little spam in my email box. Sure I get one or two a day, but it is not like it used to be.
So, HOW do we get rid of SO MUCH spam mail?
The BIGGEST CULPRIT of Spam is FFA LINK pages. Now, I know many people feel that since they agreed to receive this junk mail in exchange for placing their link that it is not spam. Well, SPAM is basically unwanted EMAIL. Do you WANT to receive all these emails?
Many business who host an FFA LINK page do it for one reason and one reason only - FOR YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! I am not saying ALL FFA Link pages do this, but MOST of them do. If you submit to FFA LINK pages, you can be guaranteed at least 100 emails a day. And then all follow-up emails after that, so it is never-ending. You will be automatically subscribed to ezines and newsletters, which you never personally subscribed to. But somewhere on FFA page in real small writing is your agreement. In fact, a lot of these newsletters even put on top of their publication that you have agreed to receive this newsletter by subscribing, corresponding with them, or placing your LINK on their FFA page.
Of course owners of FFA Pages will not agree with me. But, if you want complete honesty- -you will not increase traffic to your site. -you will not reach thousands and millions of people to view your ad. -you will not even be able to keep your link there for more than one day. (and that is good for FFA pages. Normally you are off within hours).
-So WHY post to FFA sites when you are off of them in hours or a day? -So WHY post to FFA sites when your email box is flooded with Emails? -So WHY post to FFA sites to gain exposure when all you get is hundreds of emails selling their product?
-Don't you want people to read about YOUR product? -Don't you want people to see YOUR link? -Don't you want people emailing you about YOUR product?
FFA LINK pages do you more harm than good. The time and energy you spend at posting to these links, could be time and energy spent on doing something productive for your business. These pages are there only to get your email address. Many of these pages have members who pay to get your email address and spam you. These are called, "Opt-In email Lists for SALE, or for RENT". That is where many of these companies get their addresses. Don't get me wrong, I am sure there are legit ones out there, but they are few and far between.