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Re: What next? Need traffic, suggestions please.
From Greg B at Newbuyer.com on 30 April '01
replying to What next? Need traffic, suggestions please. posted by Gordon

Gordon - I would concentrate on getting some other similar sites to link to you. Since you seem to be selling a service, your goal should be targeted trafic, not just more traffic. See http://www.deadlock.com/promote/promotion/misc.html#asking

Also I noticed you're holding a "Win A Painting" contest. The entry requirement is a little strange - "If your friend orders a painting, you and your friend's names will be entered into a drawing to win the painting shown above (sorry, only one of you may win the painting)."

How about simply giving a painting away? Hold more of a sweepstakes? Remember your goal now is to generate interest in your product. Getting your contest listed at http://www.cashnetsweeps.com/ and http://www.contestguide.com/ will bring you a fair amount of traffic, but remember to have some way of managing the contest in place (database, cgi, etc.) in case you get flooded with traffic. Contests on another site I administer have worked well for me - see http://www.alpinezone.com/contest/

Good luck!

Greg B, Webmaster
Newbuyer.com LLC
http://www.newbuyer.com/
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