Find membership sites and eBooks that are HOT and offer them content.

Find membership sites and eBooks that are HOT and offer them content.

Get behind the slip stream of others

Ok let’s hypothetically say that you are an expert in Web Design. One thing you can easily do is contact every start-up or web design membership site or magazine you can find and offer to give them either an interview or a report.

Each of these listing or membership sites are continually looking for ongoing value for their
members. If you come through with a great interview or a quality report, you can bet they’ll add it to their members’ area, especially if it’s unique to their site.

Find one membership site each week and offer them great content.
You’ll get your marketing message in front of a lot of very targeted eyeballs who are interested in your topic.
Many membership sites archive their content. Be sure to check before you
agree to do an exclusive interview to make sure that it’ll be getting
exposure for a long, long time.
You can make this offer even more appealing by allowing the membership site owners to use their affiliate link for your program in the report or alongside the interview.

How do you find these hot membership sites? Easy.

Search for the following terms:
•    “keyword club” (example “dog owners club”)
•    “keyword month” (example “diabetic month”)
•    “keyword join” (example “divorce join”)

Of course, don’t fret if you find ebooks instead of membership sites. That works, too.

Find hot ebooks in your niche that are just a little different than yours, but in the same field, and offer them a bonus for their customers. I recommend you search directly in the marketplace for those.

Once you set this up, each and every customer who buys the ebook of a competitor will receive a copy of your audio or report. If you set this up properly, you’ll turn your traffic on autopilot.

More Google research ideas:
•    “keyword report” (example “web design report”)
•    “keyword ebook” (example “web designers ebook”)
•    “keyword affiliate” (example “web design”)

10 ways to more traffic

Free ways to more traffic, sales, and profits

Website visitor traffic makes the world go ‘round and it’s something that every website, blog, or forum owners wants and needs. The biggest conundrum to owners is how we get it! Since the birth of the internet it has been the desire of every website to achieve this nirvana and these tips can show you how.

Each week here at Samesearch we will share 1 of our 10 tips to Free traffic. Return back to our site every week to find out how you can attract free traffic to your website.

I’m constantly being asked the question by businesses small and large as to how they get more traffic to their website. More importantly in this age of economic crisis everyone wants web traffic for free.

Nothing is free….apart from natural traffic!

Some cynics say that nothing is for free in this world, and at times they might be correct but not when it comes to website traffic. For example if you know the skills of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and manage to get your website ranked highly within the major search engines then your (natural/organic) traffic is free, well you haven’t paid for it.

However when we talk with most clients and friends they do not know the first thing about SEO and this is where the problem lies. It takes time for you to achieve the heights of a search engine such as Google, especially if you are targeting competitive terms.

How can we get free traffic?

We often get asked “how can we get free traffic without using the usual stuff such as SEO, email, article marketing or advertising.” We decided to list down all of the ideas into one large resource that would make it easier for people to understand how. The list that had been drawn up reached an impressive 30 ways to get web traffic. We then reduced the size of the list to my most favourable top 10 to keep it short and to the point. More so it became easier to use as a quick reference guide.

The ideas are not ground breaking new technologies nor are they the next big thing, or new secrets, but like most people I bet you are not using all of them.

Quick wins for your website

Our top 10 are effective methods of free traffic that could turn into quick wins for your website (unlike SEO which is a longer term method), you might even be viewed as an expert in your discipline.

Some of the suggestions will also assist towards the longer term aim of search engine optimisation and several will really benefit that.

If you are in it for the long run then this long-term traffic generation suggestions are for you.
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What is good web design?

A well designed website gives business’s the opportunity to succeed online, especially in the difficult economic climate. The main areas of good web design and what all websites should aim to achieve are the following skills or techniques;

The layout of a websites pages
should be well laid out to improve navigation for the user. A websites page layout should remain consistent on different pages as this is important to directing online visitors through your site, similar to a shop when you first enter you want to be able to find your way around without going down the wrong aisle. When constructing a website, it’s also important to consider page width as this is vital for aligning objects, imagery, and functionality within the design of each page.

User experience or customer journey design
is an important factor as it helps a user, customer, or visitor in understanding how the website works. This plays an important role in web design as it affects a visitors experience with your website. User experience is closely related to layout, clear instructions and labeling on a website. The user must understand how they can interact with the website and clear journey paths and instructions help each visitor, both new and returning. If a user gets confused, lost or there is no clear journey throughout your site then they are less likely to progress or return a later date. Once again a website works very similar to a shop in that visitors are presented with a journey through the store while along the way key products are shown at eye level, no different to online where normally the key products or services are shown on the first few pages of the website. The websites homepage being similar to the window of a shop.

Visual design
done well on a website identifies and works for its target audience. This can be an age group, business sector, or even culture, this is why it is important for a web designer to understand the trends and needs of its audience. Web designers should also understand the type of website they are designing, meaning a business website (B2B or B2C) should not be designed the same as a social media site, fan site, or web blog. Web designers should also understand each website owner or business owner as the website can reflect this to make sure the company or individual is being reflected in the correct way. The aesthetics or overall design of a site should not clash with the content, making it easier for the user to navigate and can find the desired information or products etc. The visuals of a website are very important to a lot of website owners, however at times design over rules substance when it comes to web site design. Working similar to a shop, people still won’t buy from a shop if it looks nice but the products on offer are not up to standard. Although many shops create indulgent environments making you want to purchase and that’s no different to a website.

The typography
of a successful thoughtful web design normally only features a few typefaces formatted to a similar style, instead of using a range of typefaces. Mixing font sizes throughout the website content or copy will create emphasis on particular areas, such as headings, general content, and call to actions. You may see web designers using regular fonts, sometimes referred to as safe fonts which are easily recognisable by most browsers such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Although not really thought about in the past in regards to web design, a new age of web site designers have discovered that the use of typography in their designs gives to a better user experience while continuing to be creative.

When designing a website it is good practice to conform to web standards. This is usually done via a description in the websites code specifying what an element is trying to achieve. It’s important to conform to standards in web design as there are a number of benefits from doing it correctly, these are; making a website more user friendly, search engines can read the website correctly, and the readability of websites content can be seen by all visitors.

What is web design?

Web design is a term that covers many different skills and disciplines that are used in the creation and continual development of websites. Different areas of web design include; web graphic design, website content creation, coding, domain name registration, software, user experience design and SEO (search engine optimisation). It is the norm for a team of designers to normally work on the aspects that cover web design processes, although on occasions some designers will cover all of them. Web design as a term is the description of the design process relating to the customer facing (web pages) design of a website. A good web designer should have experience and awareness of customer usability often referred to as the online customer journey. Some say that a website is the a business’s online shop window, a well designed website can be the difference between surviving online against the competition and your business rivals.