Automated Traffic Tools for Web Sites
The name of the game in Internet marketing is traffic. Everybody
wants it and everybody wants to know how to get it to their
site. If you can create a good theme for your site and can get
targeted to your web site, it will start making money. It really
can be seen as being that simple.
The key is the traffic...
You may have tried the old and dried out method of posting in
newsgroups, free classifieds, or free-for-all links pages around
the internet. Although this can be very profitable, it is a
continual chore that has to be done over and over again with
results coming back from it.
Some people have turned to "Spamming" the Internet with their
advertising messages. Spamming is simply defined as sending
unsolicited bulk email to thousands of people without it being
requested or posting advertising messages in newsgroups and
forums without consideration of the readers (providing content
is the key to posting).
Although "Spamming" can make you some profits, it will also make
you thousands of enemies AND it will get your accounts canceled
off of the Internet. Some people have made money from
"Spamming," but you CANNOT build a long term business online
You may ask, "Why do people use it then?" It is simply because
they haven't been able to find any other way to consistently
drive thousands of visitors to their sites day after day and
month after month. They feel that is their only choice to
making money online.
If the key is traffic, and free classifieds and Spamming aren't
the solution...what is it then?
The key to continual and consistent daily traffic at your site
can be summed up in 4 words: "Free Automated Traffic
People aren't looking for sales letters online. They aren't
looking to know more about your company. They are looking for
Free information and tools to benefit themselves. Your visitors
are only thinking one thing, "What's In It For Me?"
What is in it for me to visit your web site?
What do I get out of it...for Free?
Why should I come back?
If your web site isn't answering those questions, then you will
never reach the traffic goals you dream of. There is absolutely
no reason for anyone to come back to your site, to refer others,
or to buy your products and services.
The web sites that everyone visits (the ones that receive 1,000s
of hits daily) are giving their visitors what they want...free
information and tools to benefit and help them in their
interests. Are you? Why should anyone want to come to your
site? What do they get there?
The first and foremost thing that your visitors are looking for
is Free Information...but that isn't all they want. That isn't
enough with the competition on the Internet. Now, you also have
to provide tools to help them in their lives.
Every web site needs "Automatic Traffic Generators" to stay
competitive in today's Internet environment.
CGI comes to the rescue...
Common Gateway Interface is a programming language used on the
Internet more commonly known as CGI.
I want to avoid being technical in describing it here so some of
the more experienced internet marketers may laugh at this
When you look at a regular web site, it is done in html
format...(which you can create in the html language or by using
an editing program such as FrontPage). Html can be used to
create beautiful sites with color, graphics inserted using
images, and more. It has one weakness though for marketing
purposes. It is static. It stays in one constant state. It
doesn't change. What you see is what you get.
What CGI does is make the html alive. It can be used to create
forms which collect information from visitors. It can be used
to set up message boards so you and your visitors can interact.
It can be used so people can place classified ads on your site.
There are other programming languages which can be used to do
some of these same features online, but CGI is the most common
one and the one which can be used on the majority of web hosts
out there. As a matter of fact, whenever I look at web hosts
one of the first things I look for is for them to have a CGI-BIN
for me to use (this is where you store your CGI scripts).
The ten ideas or businesses I am going to show to you below all
involve and use CGI in one way or another. Only one of them
actually deals with creating CGI programs (a difficult process
in most cases)...the rest deal with learning and installing
best place to look for more information on CGI programming and
files is at
http://www.cgi-resources.com/. All of the programs listed
below can be found through their site as they link to just about
every major CGI resource available.
If you were looking for a technical business which is in HIGH
demand constantly online... CGI programming is definitely it.
People who develop unique CGI programs that build traffic for
others are guaranteed to be able to make hundreds of sales of
they develop (as long as they market them effectively).
The need for traffic to web sites will never end. Tools which
help to create that traffic will always be in need as well.
This isn't a simple job though. Even small CGI programs such
as forms or guest books require quite a bit of effort to learn,
and designing the
complex CGI programs desired by the majority of web site owners
can be a daunting task. If you are up for this mission though,
I would start off with
http://www.cgi-resources.com/ and devour every shred of
information listed there.
Simple Forms or Guest Books
From here on out we are going to be discussing installing CGI
programs for other web site owners. Installing CGI programs can
be an easy or difficult task, based mostly on the instructions
written by the creator of the programs. Most web site owners
never want to mess with the hassle though of installing their
own programs as they do rely on you developing a working
knowledge of your web server and be able to edit the programs to
work on your server.
Every web site really should have forms or guest books to help
them capture information about their visitors, and you can be
the one to make that happen. For a small fee you could set-up
or install simple forms or guest books to people's sites or host
CGI programs on your site. Take a look at what
has done by providing forms to be used on webmaster's
sites...they have over 50,000 sites using their forms.
A good little tool to get people to keep coming back to your
site is to open a classified ad section for them to use for free
(this is also a good way to collect more information about your
visitors as well). It is probably one of the first Automated
Traffic Generators webmasters were using, but it still can do
the trick today for that extra boost in traffic.
These sites have been sold for as much as $700 apiece...and you
could easily charge $200 - $400 for installing them on people's
sites. The best of these programs will collect information on
your visitors so you will be able to follow up on them later.
Free-For-All Link Pages
How would you like to be able to send out 100s of advertising
messages daily for your site for FREE and never once Spam
anyone? Now, you can with your own Free-For-All Links Pages.
Set up a simple Free-For-All Links site which automatically
sends out email to everyone who posts there and then submit the
site to the major automated submitting programs and companies
http://www.linkomatic.com and you will have 100s of messages
going out daily for you automatically.
As an installer, you could put together a complete package where
you install the CGI, help them design a quick email message to
go out, and submit their site to the different submission
programs out there. Such a package would sell in the $250 -
and be well worth the price.
Discussion Boards are quickly becoming the BEST way to get
traffic to keep coming back to your site and to build
relationships with your prospects. I know of some message
boards who receive 500,000 or more hits monthly without spending
a penny in
advertising. People just keep coming back time after time to
receive the valuable information that is being shared there for
Combine a message board and an ezine along with a well thought
out strategy for your web site and you have the "Recipe" for
Internet success all cooked up. Discussion boards are actually
one of the easiest programs to install and bring a price of $200
$400 for installs. (Also Note: We have just obtained rights to
a Video on installing Discussion Boards and Driving 1,000s of
hits to them daily which we can offer to you. If you email me
at email@example.com and mention you saw this in "101
Businesses..." I will make you a special deal on this video).
Find the web sites which have the most consistent traffic, and
you will find the the web sites which have hundreds of other
sites linked to them constantly driving traffic their way.
There are currently several CGI programs available which can
help you to run
a linking campaign online. They will track all of the sites
which link to you and provide them with links in return on your
site. This is done automatically for you with the program
continually checking to see if all of your link partners are
still linking to your
One of these programs can be combined along with an email letter
to send to other web sites you find with similar themes to ask
for links into an effective business plan. Teach and show other
online businesses how they can trade for traffic using these
Ezines are a great way to stay in contact with your prospects
week after week. They will help you to build a relationship
with your prospects AND to make sales to them constantly. The
newest feature though in this area are the ezines which can also
send out personalized messages to your subscribers. Instead of
just starting out like a general message to all of your
subscribers, they can start out Dear Tom, or Dear Susan.
Some of these are produced by CGI programs which you can learn
to install on your site and others. Look them up in the CGI
Resource page given to you above and pick out the one which is
right for you.
These are becoming very common online, but that doesn't mean
that they aren't working anymore. They definitely are. One
person can come to your site and send a postcard to their
friends. Then, their friends visit to pick up their postcard
and send a postcard to someone else. Every time a postcard
goes out, a new person ends up at your site.
There are currently postcard programs available which can be
designed with your own graphics, your own music files, and
more. They can be personalized for any site, theme, or
holiday. Although they are being used everywhere it seems now,
still bringing in traffic.
Search Engine Submitters or Position
Any program that has to do with search engines is guaranteed to
bring in interest. A couple of the popular ones available in
this area are programs which can submit to the search engines
for you and ones which can check the position of anyone's sites
the search engines.
Unique Programs to Build Traffic
Everyday new programs are being invented which can help you to
automatically generate traffic to your sites. Dealer programs,
automated autoresponder follow-ups, simple games, and more are
all programs I have taken a look at lately which will end up
being big traffic tools. There really aren't any limits in this
area, and CGI systems will continue to grow and produce even
greater results online.
Find a unique program to install or invent your own. It will be
a good secondary income for any webmaster (especially web
designers or promoters) to add to their multiple income streams
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