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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Top 5 Ways To Generate Low Cost Website Traffic

There is one hard and fast rule in generating income for your website: A steady flow of website traffic. If no one goes to your site, it hardly bares a chance of generating an income. Many sites have tried and failed in doing so, and these results to the sites demise. It takes money to maintain an income generating site; it also takes money to make money.

BUT, it doesn't take a whole caboodle of cash to generate website traffic for your site.

Ever wonder how does big hit sites drive traffic top their site? Most of them are spending tons of money to drive the traffic to their sites, investing in many advertising campaigns and different forms of marketing schemes and gimmickries. This is all worthwhile because, well, they are what they are now, high earning, big hitting websites.

You don’t have to do this if you don’t really have their resources. There are many ways to generate low cost website traffic without having to spend what you don’t have or can’t afford. Many people have banked on high cost methods and have ended up losing their shirt over it.

Here I present to you the Top five ways to generate low cost website traffic that could help your site a whole lot. Even if you only get a small percentage of successful visitors in to client ratio it still works especially if you get a high number of website traffic.

Exchange Links

This is a sure and proven method. Rarely would you see a site where there is no link to another site. Many webmasters are willing to exchange links with one another so that they could produce more public awareness about their sites. You’ll soon see and feel the sudden upsurge of the traffic coming in to your site from other sites.

A major prerequisite in exchanging links with other sites is having the same niche or content as the other site. They should share a common subject so that there is continuity in the providing of service and information to what interests your target traffic.

Exchanging links also boosts your chances of getting a high ranking in search engine results. It is common knowledge that search engines ranks high sites that have inbound and outbound theme-related links. With a good ranking position in the search engines, you will generate more traffic in your website without the high costs.

Traffic Exchange

This is like exchanging links but on a different higher level. This may cost a bit more than exchanging or trading links but could be made cheaper because you get to earn credits. You can use those credits when viewing others traffic, while you earn credits when someone views yours.

Traffic exchange services are the viewing of another’s site or page. This is done vice versa where a site can use your sites contents and so can you to his or her site. You both benefit from each others efforts to generate traffic. The other sites visitors can go to your pages and know more about your site as well as theirs. Once again the public awareness of your sites existence is boosted.

Write and Submit Articles

There are many e-zines and online encyclopedias in the internet which provides free space for articles to be submitted. If you want to save costs, you can do the articles yourself. There are many freelance writers who are willing to write for you for a small fee, but to save money, it is wise to do those articles yourself.

Write articles that are themed along with the niche of your site. Write something that you have expertise on so that when they read it, they can feel your knowledge about the subject and will be eager to go to your site. Write articles that produce tips and guidelines to the subject or niche your site has.

Include a resource box at the end of your article that can link them to your site. Write a little about yourself and your site. If you provide a light, information-laden and interesting article, they will go to your site for more.

Make a Newsletter.

This may sound like hard work because of all the articles you may need to use to build a newsletter but on the contrary, this is not so. There are many writers and sites that are willing to provide free articles as long as they can get their name in on your newsletter. This will also provide free advertising for them as well.

As your newsletter gets pass around, you can widen your public awareness and build an opt-in list that can regularly visit your site.

Join Online Communities and Forums

This only requires your time and nothing else. You can share your knowledge and expertise with many online communities as well as your website. You can get free advertising when you go to forums that have the same subject or niche with your site.

Share your two cents and let them see how knowledgeable you are with the subject. As you build your reputation, you also build the reputation of your site, making it a reputable and honest business that could be frequented and trusted by many people.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Use Labels to Organize Blog Posts

 The point of having labels is to divide your posts into categories. That way, it's easy to find and read everything you've written on a particular topic. You don't have to decide on all the labels at this point - just have a general idea of how you want to categorize your future posts. Help your readers find other posts you've written by adding a gadget that lists all your labels. I’m sure that a label gadget helps search engines crawl your site, which is a good thing indeed. Hope this helps some. This method will help you organize older posts without having to reconstruct your blog. Then when you create new page you can start fresh.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Auto Responders

This blog is mostly about building and maintaining a web site for new beginners and experienced web builders. I have been researching the net as well as adding some of my knowledge to my blog. After writing this blog, I realize that auto responder is the life of your web site. They help you build a list for your site. Some people think that a web site is a business and they will make money from there site. They couldn’t be more wrong. No customers no business. I have added Aweber to my site for two reasons 1.After doing some researching I know that Aweber is the best auto responder out there. 2.It has been my experience that most companies just want your money  with no return. Aweber will work with you to help your business grow, also I will get a small commission if you join from my site. That what internet marketing is all about. If we buy from each other we all make a little money to help maintain our sites.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Annoying Popups

Adblock Plus.

Adblock Plus is a add-on for web browsers that will block unwanted advertisements from websites.
It is a free download  and  will make your life a lot easier without annoying popups.Just type adblock plus
in you browser .

Monday, December 9, 2013

Google Hacking

Google hacking is the term used when a hacker tries to find exploitable targets and sensitive data by using search engines. The Google Hacking Database (GHDB) is a database of queries that identify sensitive data. Although Google blocks some of the better known Google hacking queries, nothing stops a hacker from crawling your site and launching the Google Hacking Database queries directly onto the crawled content.
What a Hacker can do if your Website is Vulnerable
Information that the Google Hacking Database identifies:
  • Advisories and server vulnerabilities
  • Error messages that contain too much information
  • Files containing passwords
  • Sensitive directories
  • Pages containing logon portals
  • Pages containing network or vulnerability data such as firewall logs.
How to Check for Google Hacking Vulnerabilities
The easiest way to check whether your web site & applications have Google hacking vulnerabilities, is to use a Web Vulnerability Scanner. A Web Vulnerability Scanner scans your entire website and automatically checks for pages that are identified by Google hacking queries. (Note: Your web vulnerability scanner must be able to launch Google hacking queries).
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner includes an offline copy of the Google Hacking Database (GHDB), allowing to identify pages which can be exploited using search engines.
Preventing Google Hacking Attacks
Verify the all pages identified by Google hacking queries. Since these pages generally provide information which should not be found on your web site, you should generally remove such pages from your site. If these pages are required by your site, arrange the page so that it is not indexed by search engines and arrange the wording so that it is not  easy to detect by Google hacking queries.

some of this information was taken from this site: http://www.acunetix.com

Three steps that protect web sites from hackers

You’ve worked hard on your website – so take the time to protect it by implementing basic hacking protections!
In addition to regularly backing up your files (which you should already be doing), use the following three easy steps will help to keep your website safe:

1.make sure any platforms or scripts you’ve installed are up-to-date.  Because many of these tools are created as open-source software programs, their code is easily available – both to good-intentioned developers and malicious hackers.  Hackers can pour over this code, looking for security loopholes that allow them to take control of your website by exploiting known platform and script weaknesses

2. One more important rule is to have a strong password that hackers cannot guess easily
Making sure that passwords are harder to guess will strengthen your site.

3. Change your passwords frequently.

What is the Difference Between Web Design and Web Development

Many people use the two terms “web design” and “web development” interchangeably, but they really do have two different meanings. If you’re looking for a new job or someone to build your website, you need to know the difference

Web Design

Web design is the customer-facing part of the website. A web designer is concerned with how a site looks and how the customers interact with it. Good web designers know how to put together the principles of design to create a site that looks great. They also understand about usability and how to create a site that customers want to navigate around in because it’s so easy to do.

Web Development

Web development is the back-end of the website, the programming and interactions on the pages. A web developer focuses on how a site works and how the customers get things done on it. Good web developers know how to program CGI and scripts like PHP They understand about how web forms work and can keep a site running effectively.