Using Free For All Links Pages as an Effective Marketing Tool

Written by Michael Lawrence

Free For All Links Pages have been given a bad name in recent history. The "green" internet marketer who posts to an FFA page and receives thousands of emails and very few sales for his efforts may find them too much of a hassle to deal with.

I can certainly empathize since I have been there. Luckily when I began my marketing career online I was already very familiar with email systems and was able to handlerepparttar deluge of email that came back my way.

Whenrepparttar 149252 dust had settled on my first few experiences posting to FFA's I realized a few things.

Blasting to 10 Million or 20 billion sites asrepparttar 149253 Blaster programs I was using claimed to be doing wasn't generating a heck of a lot of sales.

But I started to read some ofrepparttar 149254 emails while inrepparttar 149255 course of deleting them all. I came across an advertisement for an Ebook that showed merepparttar 149256 light and started my journey in "automated marketing".

The book pointed out that posting to FFA pages was a waste of time. Autosubmitters (likerepparttar 149257 one's I was using) were posting to these sites. I never looked at 10 Million sites to fill in my information. I realized that nobody else was looking either. My posting onrepparttar 149258 FFA page was never going to trigger a sale (except fromrepparttar 149259 FFA page owner maybe if he is checking out his links).

To make matters worse these sites often roll your link off their pages in a matter of hours giving you no Search Engine value fromrepparttar 149260 links. Atrepparttar 149261 time of posting MSN was still accepting FFA links as my check at showed me (I did a couple of blasts for Cobrasurf to see whetherrepparttar 149262 engines would pick them up, how long they would last andrepparttar 149263 speed at whichrepparttar 149264 engines indexed them).

I don't want to get off topic into SEO but I do want to point out some search engines view FFA sites as "bad neighborhoods". It's your call whether you want to post there or not. I like to getrepparttar 149265 ads from FFA owners to see what programs are out there and what's new. FFA blasts are a great way to keep abreast of what's "going on".

So what isrepparttar 149266 value of an FFA page to me other than to get ads Mike?

I have to thankrepparttar 149267 ebook forrepparttar 149268 answer to this one as well. The best value you can get from an FFA page is not posting a link on it but owning it. Owning an FFA page allows you to send a one time advertisement to everyone that posts there. There are several services out there of quality that can provide you literally thousands of these types of leads a day. If you pay more in most cases you are getting better quality or more exclusivity withrepparttar 149269 leads.

They will collect them, double opt them in (ie confirm their identity and email address deliverability), and in most cases email your message to them automatically at a time interval you select (ie 0-7 days delay).

All you have to do is set up your ads, and log in periodically to check your Ad tracking stats (you are ad tracking right?), change up your ad and subject lines and that's about it.

10 Ways to Instantly Promote your Blog for Free

Written by Chileshe Mwape

1. Ping and other search engines. When you ping a blog, you are tellingrepparttar search engine that you have updated your blog content and that your listing should be refreshed. is a blog update notification service that many individuals and services use to track blog changes. Pinging your blogs torepparttar 149213 search engines isrepparttar 149214 fastest way to getrepparttar 149215 search engine robots to visit your blog. Also, many people browse these sites to find something new.

2. Submit your blog address to blog search sites and directories. You can submit your blog's url to websites such as Technorati, Daypop, Blogdex and Popdex. For a complete list of websites where you can submit your url, go to 3. Set your blog to display RSS feeds and submit your blog's RSS feed torepparttar 149216 major RSS feed directories online. A good place to start is which provides a list ofrepparttar 149217 top RSS directories. 4. Put your blog URL in your email signature. If you’re a regular at any online discussion forum, you can also add your url to your signature line atrepparttar 149218 bottom of each message you post. 5. Install a blogroll. A blogroll is a collection of links to other weblogs. Services such as Technorati spider your links to tell who’s linking to you and who you’re linking to. If you show up on someone’s Technorati link list for their site they’re likely to visit your site to see what you said, increasing your exposure. Blog owners can also visit your site to check it out if you show up on their referral logs. 6. Be an active commenter. Try to leave comments onrepparttar 149219 blogs that you regularly visit. Most comment systems also provide a way for you to leave a link back to your blog which begs a visit atrepparttar 149220 very least. 7. If you plan to have anything printed up, put your blog’s web address on it. You can print your blog URL on business cards, stickers, leaflets, etc.

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