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    Trafficology?

    Have i missed something?

    I havent had this months trafficology newsletter yet


    If any of you have, could you forward it to me please.

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    I haven't received it, either. Perhaps they haven't sent it out yet?

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    OK,

    If anyone gets one please post it here to email it to my address, on my profile.

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    I got it last night.
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    Yeah, got it. I don't normally read it much. Valuable info but more and more it feels like "sifting".
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    A lot of the ideas are Preeeeeeeeeety crazy
    Do any of you actually use any of them? It's more of a 'hmmm, that's smart, but doesn't really apply to me at all" read for me

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    I've used a couple of them. But out of 40 issues or whatever, 3 ideas isn't a very good result for me
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    This most recent issue was horrible.

    3. SOME GOOGLE RESULTS DRAWN FROM PAY-PER-CLICKS?

    The submitter of this idea said, "I discovered this by
    accident while searching my server logs. I noticed a
    sudden jump in referrals from Google... even though I'd never
    submitted to them."

    According to this submitter, apparently Google spiders certain
    PayPerClick Search Engines (along with the millions of other sites)
    in its monthly crawl. And since many of these PayPerClick sites
    have a very good pagerank, your appearance in their listings could
    be quite beneficial to you.

    The submitter added, "I was surprised to learn that my website,
    which has NEVER been submitted to Google and which is NOT optimized
    for search engines, appears in numerous Top 10 positions."

    The idea is to be in the top search results for popular keywords
    on certain PayPerClick Search engines during the exact moment
    when Googlebot crawls those sites. In other words, it may be
    ridiculous to actually pay $3 per click-thru, but if you could be in
    the #1 position just long enough for the Googlebot to see you
    there, you can then lower your bid... and still reap the rewards on
    Google all month long.

    To know when Googlebot is about to do its crawl, keep a close
    eye on the Google forum at WebmasterWorld.com

    Overture and FindWhat appear to be two of the PPC search
    engines to be on. Others may be useful too, but some PPC
    search engines use results from other sites, (see the May 2002 issue
    for details on that) obscuring where the results came from originally,
    so this may require a bit of experimenting.
    That is so ridiculous. Everyone knows that search engines do not follow form navigation, let alone search with a form. Unless a page is going to have a directory of search results, like those annoying 411 pages, there is no way this is going to help you. The person who submitted it is likely pretty ignorant with regards to search engines, as evidenced by their "I never submitted to Google yet they send me traffic" comment.
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    Originally posted by platinum
    A lot of the ideas are Preeeeeeeeeety crazy
    Do any of you actually use any of them? It's more of a 'hmmm, that's smart, but doesn't really apply to me at all" read for me
    Same here. Now if some of the ideas were legal, that would be different.

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    This is from the June issue:

    Sometimes the things we bring from the offline world to the online world make sense. Sometimes they're just habit. For example, when I started this newsletter I just decided that I'd send it out monthly, but I didn't have any real purpose or reason for doing so.

    Lots of other people have weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly newsletters, but I wonder how much of that is habit and how much serves a real purpose. In the offline world, having a calendar-based production plan makes sense. You've got to have a regular schedule for writers, advertisers, printers, distributors, etc.

    But online, we have much more freedom.

    That's why I've decided to change Trafficology from a calendar-based distribution to a content-based one. Instead of being a slave to the calendar, and having to occasionally add "filler" ideas to make up a full issue, I'm going to send out Trafficology whenever I come up with a few really good ideas.

    I may still send it out approximately every month, but sometimes it may be 6 weeks or sometimes 2 weeks. But the point is, the newsletter will be driven by the CONTENT, and not by the calendar.

    That's good for you because you get denser, higher-quality content with less bandwidth, and it's good for me because I don't have to drop whatever I'm doing at the end of each month to send this out.

    [Super-Trafficology subscribers will continue to receive their regular monthly issues, per our agreement. To subscribe to "SuperT", go to [url http://www.trafficology.com/super.html[/url]]

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    You guys should read AdBumb at http://adbumb.com
    It's the industry read

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    Hmmm, I haven't received my issue yet. Guess I didn't miss much, though?

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    Mine came in this morning.. SUCKED!@

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    After reading this months trafficology, i have decided it wasnt worth the effort of trying to get a copy


    They are usually quite good to read but this one was a real dissapointment.

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    'You guys should read AdBumb at http://adbumb.com
    It's the industry read'

    If you are in the ad industry. I love that publication, in fact I've been know to write in to it, however, it has never helped me increase traffic.

    I've tried one idea from Trafficology, and that was to submit articles that I'd written to Yahoo Front Page. Oddly enough it did work. They linked to 4 out of 5 articles that I sent, placing them in the opinion and editorial section. In fact the only one they did not include was the one I wrote discussing Yahoo's business strategy.

    The beauty of it is that you get some reasonable traffic, but probably more important thing is that it helps with things like Google ranking etc.

    I think that the secret to getting included is to write for a half decent publication, or at least one that is feature on Yahoo. I doubt they even read past the first sentence of anything sent in. For instance I wouldn't rate my chances of them linking to any of the dribble that I write in my weblog ;-)
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    I've also only used two or three ideas from Trafficology. One of them was very dubious too - I must have had a real rush of blood to the head to think of actually using the idea.

    Originally posted by aspen
    This most recent issue was horrible.

    That is so ridiculous. Everyone knows that search engines do not follow form navigation, let alone search with a form. Unless a page is going to have a directory of search results, like those annoying 411 pages, there is no way this is going to help you. The person who submitted it is likely pretty ignorant with regards to search engines, as evidenced by their "I never submitted to Google yet they send me traffic" comment.
    Actually, that is the weird thing! A few months ago, trafficology listed a whole heap of completly worthless pay per click search engine wannabes who were offering free credit for signin up. So I signed up to a few of them. Low and behold, every now and then google does spider pages from these sites and the link back to my site. How, I got no idea!

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    Unfortunenately these crap engines have low pageranks, not high ones.

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    Originally posted by freakysid
    I've also only used two or three ideas from Trafficology. One of them was very dubious too - I must have had a real rush of blood to the head to think of actually using the idea.



    Actually, that is the weird thing! A few months ago, trafficology listed a whole heap of completly worthless pay per click search engine wannabes who were offering free credit for signin up. So I signed up to a few of them. Low and behold, every now and then google does spider pages from these sites and the link back to my site. How, I got no idea!
    I did that too, sign up for the sites. I don't see any backards links though.

    Some PPC engines setup a directory though too, a list of commonly searched on words, and if you're on one of those words you might get a backward link out of it.
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    Originally posted by Archbob
    Unfortunenately these crap engines have low pageranks, not high ones.
    Very true, however since you there are programs out there to get you into many of these with just a few clicks, the fact that you now have a few dozen extra 2-4PR sites linking to you isn't actually a bad thing. It won't bode worse for your site.
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    Every link counts.
    I would be more than happy to get links from PR2 or PR3 sites, even if they were personal sites that look like hell and have a midi as an annoying background sound.
    It won't help you out a lot, but it does help.
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    Arrow ......

    "Unfortunenately these crap engines have low pageranks, not high ones."

    Rest assured, that won't hurt you much.
    As long as their indexed and therefor eif that helps, you can thrpow PR in the bin....


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