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C o n t i n u i n g   D i s c u s s i o n s (2)
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1.I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic
~Eric McArdle
~Marion Stearns
~Andy Sparks
~Joe Cochran
~Geoff Dodd
~Amalia Sotiriadou
~Tony Tezak
~Emmanuel
~Andrea Burke
~James Teague
~Roland Son
~Jerry Combs
~John Olson

2.Joyner has "unretired"
~Max Welton
~John Olson


N e w     P o s t s  (2)
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1.Rebecca Beasley
~Free Safelist advertising other ways

2.Joe Rowley
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1.Marion Stearns
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2.Kim Thomas
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3.Andrea Burke
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4.Michelle Moroz-Chymy
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5.Paul Penafiel
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6.Cal Gibbins
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7.John Olson
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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.1)=============
From:Eric McArdle
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Hello Jeff,

My friends, Warren, has shown me a site that can be easily duplicated and
involves nothing but the use of free tools, resources, and programs. In
all of the programs listed, I've built the majorities of my downlines
through this website.

http://www.startupflatbroke.vze.com/

Take advantage of this. Based around nothing but free and useful
information, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

As on getting traffic, this site helps me generate at least an extra
200-300 hits a day.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the website or if
you need help building it.

Regards,
Eric McArdle

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.2)=============
From:Marion Stearns
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Jeff should use free article posting and free and low cost value ads, to
build his business. In cases where a marketer feels
awkward to write, a ghost writer can be used. Ghost writing isn't free but
it can cost less than some types of large scale advertising.

Ezine publishers like fresh and unique content so article posting is a
great way to get a biz message out. For the cost of one ghost written
article, an article can be submitted to a ton of ezines, for free
exposure. For those who can write their own articles, it is usually free
to post them individually, in ezines.

Once a marketer reaches an income level that allows paid advertising....
then good, guaranteed, multi-post, value ads are a smart way to go. Fee
based article "posting services" can also save time, submitting articles
into ezines.

I am sure some list members can refer Jeff to a ghost writer, if he is
interested in having articles written for him. I won't post my business
here because I am a ghost writer.

Marion Stearns


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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.3)=============
From:Andy Sparks
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Jeff, Request a site review here at the Digest.  It doesn't matter how or
where you advertise if your site doesn't sell.  Get your site right first
so when people arrive you have the best possible chance of making a sale.

After your site is right, then make sure you are advertising to people
that will buy what you are selling.

Go to http://www.sitesell.com/967andy.html and take their free training.
I recommend all of their products but if you are broke, just take the free
stuff until you make some cash.  They will teach you how to get traffic
from search engines which is free and targeted.

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.4)=============
From:Joe Cochran
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Hi I only do business with promotion, adlandpro and safelist boys these
two ARE THE GREATEST. My site http://www.josephcochran.com Has gotten good
response. There are a lot of free drag and drop templates for free.and
free hosting I've got one main web site and unlimited domains for $7.50 a
year.Research or you need help contact me. PS I've been on this since there
was only two ISP's nationwide-some years huh   Joe

Joe Cochran


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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.5)=============
From:Geoff Dodd
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Hi Bogdan,

Jeff Sapp wrote:
"I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic."

Jeff, this is a common problem. Do you have access to
your pages and the ability to edit them?
If yes, then the first step is to learn something
about 'SEO' or search engine optimization of your
pages.

Each web page needs to be focused around a different
KEY-PHRASE that gets actively searched for.
That keyword or phrase then needs to appear in your
page's Title, Description, Keywords meta-tag, in a
Heading and about 3-5 times in the page's body-text,
as well as in both outgoing and incoming linking
text.

All the keyword-focused pages on your site need to
be on a similar theme, so that the search engines
can match your site's material with searchers'
queries. And ideally you interlink your site with
other sites on the same subject or theme.

This works but may take 2 months to work through
into solid listings in the engines after
submission or after the spider engines find your
site by following links. (Better method.)

Jeff - I hope you succeed!


Geoff Dodd

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.6)=============
From:Amalia Sotiriadou
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Hi Jeff.

Your complaint is one I hear a lot on the Internet: I bought/made/became
affiliated with a site and everyone wants money and I still have no
traffic.
This is the BASIC mistake most beginners make. Unfortunately, it's not
enough to put up a site and expect that people will come to it. You are
competing with billions of websites on the net... How will people "just
find" yours?
When you decide to go into business - any business - you must have a good
promotion plan and some capital. Imagine this in the real world: You
opened up a tiny store in a back alley in the city of New York, without
even a sign or a shingle. I suppose SOME people might find you by chance
or by word of mouth if you have friends recommending you, but chance
traffic? Forget it!
Like any business in the "real" or the "virtual" world, if you want to
make a success of it, you should have a promotion budget. I'm not talking
about thousands of dollars here, although admittedly that would help! I am
talking about a moderate monthly budget of $100-$200.
There ARE free ways to promote your website - start page exchanges,
safelists, but as with everything, you get what you pay for.
Internet Marketing, like any business requires a lot of work, dedication
and some capital. If you are not prepared to give these things to your
business, perhaps it would be better if you stuck to your day job.

Amalia

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.7)=============
From:Tony Tezak
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Hi Jeff,

You missed an excellent opportunity to advertise your site by not adding
it to you signature.  Include you site in the signature element of every
email you send.

I have personally built downlines in the thousands using traffic/click
exchanges.  You can choose from over a thousand.  Almost all have a Free
option.  If you want my choices checkout the signature!

Cheers!

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.8)=============
From:Emmanuel
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

This is reply to both Jeff "I am broke and I still don't have my site
getting traffic" and

Alice Hawley "www.hawleysinsnowland.com"

I visited your websites and I think what you both need is Viral internet
marketing of your websites, If you really want to increase traffic to your
websites, why don't you type the website link below in your webbrowser'
and hit O.K. and carry out the instructions, anybody can try it.

http://snurl.com/26yk

Best regards,
Emmanuel



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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.9)=============
From:Andrea Burke
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

If you have gone to the expense of a website for your product, for help
you can get a free business tutorial here:

http://biztutor.ebizgal.com

This link takes you to a free site with links for getting low-cost tools
to use to get your site seen and getting advertising, search engine
placements, classified ads, etc.

All it takes is ADVERTISING!

Here's a safelist you can use, I have a few FREE PRO spots left or signup
for free;

Golden Pearl
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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.10)=============
From:James Teague
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Hi Jeff,


 MPAM is about teaching - teaching you how to become successful. There are
no extravagant promises, no false promises, and no hidden motives. The
traffic generating lessons really are free - no cost to you at all. No
hidden extras to pay, no 'join for free then you have to pay to truly
succeed' - no lies. Just a legitimate course in Internet Marketing.

http://10000hits.net/default.aspx?userid=312540

James Teague


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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.11)=============
From:Roland Son
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Hello Jeff

Adlandpro is a good place to advertise they do
get results.
Also join some safe list it takes a lot of work to
get people to your website.

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.12)=============
From:Jerry Combs
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Jeff, As far as I can see the only way to get traffic is to get your
web-site listed in the search engines. Especially a web-site just starting
out. If no one can find you you will not get any hits. This is a long and
tedious task. You need to have your site listed among the group on the
first 3 pages of the listing of what-ever you use as your key search
words. I concentrated on one set of key words and it really took about 2
years to start getting enough hits to not be able to count them on one
hand per day.
You need to use the key words in your kind of like I did.
META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="lawn mower,lawn mowers,lawn mower repair and
so on.
I concentrated on lawn mower repair as the key words I type in the search
engine as that is what the site is about. You will need to figure out what
your site is about and concentrate on these 3 or 4 words.


Jerry Combs


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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.13)=============
From:John Olson
Subject:I am broke now and I still don't have my site getting any traffic

Jeff,

Well, first off let me say, I feel for you.

But you blew it...

Blew what?

You want traffic to your site but you didn't give us your site address.
It's kinda hard to advise someone when you have no idea what kind of site
they're trying to drive traffic to. And the fact that by giving us your
site address, you would have gotten a lot of hits from Adland readers
wondering what it was all about. So, you blew it.

Write back, and this time, give us your link.

As for any low cost advice now, have you tried E-zine advertising? Is your
site Search Engine friendly? Does your site have a "Links" page?
Exchanging links with other sites is one cheap way to help your ranking in
the Search Engines and there by getting more visits.

I'm sure some helpful Adland readers will come back with some ideas, but
without knowing what your site is all about it's kinda hard for me to tell
you much more right now.

John Olson

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (2.1)=============
From:Max Welton
Subject:Joyner has "unretired"

Hi Bogdan and all,

It has been a while since I've taken time to respond to any comments, I
have read most of the issues though. When I read the latest about Mark
Joyner I felt compelled to respond :-).

Personally, I wouldn't trust Mark Joyner as far as I could throw him. He
will never erase the stigma of "Cash Evolution" - need I say more ???

I will say one thing good about his latest venture, he has found the right
company and products to promote.

I guess he figures he has a big enough "flock of sheep" to follow him into
Life Force International, create a nice residual income for
himself,(already made Life Force 'Platinum' qualification), and then he'll
be off to another venture. The thing is with this company is that if he
continues to buy products every month, and those in his downline
organization do too, he can walk away with a nice cheque every month AFTER
he walks away from the business.

If you want to build a solid, stable residual income with Life Force
International, have committed leaders WITH Ethics AND Integrity, leave
Mark Joyner alone.

I don't deal with HYPE too well. He has some of the best written hype
available online, and that was one of the reasons I never unsubscribe
from his autoresponder e-mails :-). I liked to see when he would lose it
with one program and move on. I still receive StartBlaze, Roibot, etc.,
even "My Free Agent Path" e-mails now, too :-).

True, his marketing ploys did make money for him and a few others, but, I
don't believe the income they created was of a 'residual' nature, so when
sales slowed, time to move on to the next program, scam or scheme. I
receive e-mails from a few other 'gurus' whom I look at the same way.

To create and maintain a business online AND maintain your credibility
takes a lot of hard work, just ask Bogdan :-). I'm sure he could enlighten
you :-). He's had his share of problems over the years. He's weathered the
storms because he's committed to his business, and he is still here
stronger today and growing stronger every week. That's why I'm still here.
After 4 years, I'm only now starting to see a difference on the plus side
in what it costs me every month to what my cheques add up to each month
:-). From here on in, it just gets better :-).

Fast money does not last - here today, gone tomorrow. Creating a business
for life takes hard work and dedication. Don't forget, it takes a few
dollars too.(Something I never had in the beginning). It takes money to
make money - you need leads, advertising, etc.

Maybe he calls this "Free Agent Path" for a reason. Once you sign up and
start making him money through your autoship purchases each month, he
walks away from it and you become a "Free Agent".

Just a thought :-).


Max "MadMax" Welton :-)


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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (2.2)=============
From:John Olson
Subject:Joyner has "unretired"

Cecilia,

I do wish you luck with good old Mark and his new crew. Just remember all
the warnings we gave you about this Dream Maker, Dream Crasher. At some
point he's going to tire of this one too and move on to something else,
leaving everyone who bought in to this latest greatest deal hanging and
wondering what the heck happened.

And what is he really offering in the way of making money?

What he's built is nothing more then a fancy Downline Club and the hook is
his name and those who joined him offering to talk to you.

Like all Downline Clubs, you will be asked to join this thing and that
thing and pay your hard earned cash to do so, all with the slim hope
everyone else in the Club will do the same. You will be hit with E-mail
after E-mail begging you to join whatever it is you need to pay for and to
call, encourage and beg those above you and below you to do the same.

And do you have a say in what they are telling you to join?

Of course you don't. They make that decision and they make the MONEY. Most
of the sheep who follow Mark and the Boys will not make a dime. And the
few who do make a little will be left out in the cold when this mover and
shaker moves on and takes his name and his toys to another new latest and
greatest piece of garbage.

But you can bet Mark and the boys will make out like Bandits and laugh all
the way to the Bank.

Oh, and one more thing, as with Every Single Downline Club that has ever
been, most of the dreamers who joined for fr>ee will NEVER Join anything
that costs them money. No matter how many E-mails or personal calls they
get.

So, good luck and watch your back.

John Olson

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From:Rebecca Beasley
Subject:Free Safelist advertising other ways

I own a safelist now and I'm having some success with it, so far there
aren't a lot of members so everyone is pretty responsive.
I started out by offering free and pro and giving away some of the pro and
just charging $1 per month to the first 300 pro members.
Once I get the first 300 members I plan to get more bandwidth start a
platinum membership as well, for maybe $5 a month.
I also use traffic exchanges quite a bit and other free safelists to
promote mine. There are some that have a lot of members and are really
responsive because they put click links in them that you have to click to
get points to be able to send out the e-mails more frequently.
I also use these in combination with a tabbed browser that allows me to
load several of them at a time and I can either do the click exchanges or
autosurf while I send out ads or do something else.
This frees up a lot of time and I'm able to relax a lot more and spend
more time with my husband.
Another thing that I just started learning is how to work with the paint
program and making my own banners for the banner exchanges.
I've met some really great people lately who have taught me how to do a
lot of things and have even sent me some really nice programs through
instant messenger.
There are all sorts of ways to turn time into money and to save time doing
it too.
You have to be creative.
I look at it like this.
When you cook a meal, you make sure that what takes the longest gets put
on the heat first and the thing that doesn't take as long gets put in
last, and then everything gets done at the same time.
It's the same thing with marketing.
Do the tasks that take the longest first, and get them done, then you can
concentrate on the smaller less important things and everything gets done
at once.
Setting up an autoresponder was the one thing that terrified me. I had
tried it once and ended up sending out all kinds of e-mail and had no idea
what I was doing. But once I sat down and really paid attention to the
training, it was easy, and after doing it once it got easier.
Whatever it is that you dread doing the most, or are afraid that you can't
learn, make yourself do it.
Then practice it until you get it down pat.
It takes lots of time to learn all that has to be done, but so does being
a wife, a mom, a dad or a husband.
Everything we do takes practice.
As long as you keep going and don't quit,  you'll eventually succeed.
And if anyone needs help with any of this,  you can always e-mail me.
I'm online a lot and I love to show people how to do things the easy way.
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From:Joe Rowley
Subject:HELP for a FUZZY old FELLA

Hi EACH,
       Let me first say I am 77 years young, that should explain a few
things.

Have been a member of these BB's for around 3 years & have learned such a
lot over this period, gotta say thanks to all of you for this.

HOWEVER I am attempting to make a web page, I know what I want, and have
all the ingredients, have got so far with my attempts but am now soundly
beaten as to how to put it altogether.

YOU guessed it, I need someone to supply the expertise & time to help me.

With all the help I have witnessed on here I am Hopeful.

BTW this is a begging letter  :-))


JOE (the old one)

Joe Rowley

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Site of Home Business Ideas, Income, and Opportunities


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From:Gavin Blok
Subject: http://www.YoBinfo.Com

Dear Bogdan,

I really would appreciate it if members of the digest could have a look at
my new site http://www.YoBinfo.Com YoBinfo.Com

It's now been live for almost 3 months and I'm very excited with some of
my web stats. One of my sub pages now ranks #3 at Yahoo for the search
term "Questia" and #4 at Google.

If there is any advice that I can follow to improve my site - I would be
very grateful.

Thanks so much...

Gavin Blok


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=====================Site Review Response  (1)===============
From:Marion Stearns
Subject: http://www.hawleysinsnowland.com

I took a look at Alice's site. I do think she has answered her own
questions. It is very difficult to showcase this many companies and
service providers, without having information overload. Organization of
the offers is paramount. Having several hundred merchants and making no
money to advertise, is counter-productive. The site needs a major
overhaul. I suggest that Alice make friends with an experienced webmaster,
in order to make the site more eye appealing and visitor friendly. Until
she can afford paid webmaster services or get the skills she needs for
this type of presentation, she will be spinning her wheels with the set-up
she now displays.
I know this list has at least 2 members
that can advise Alice. I get paid to do it but Audra at:
mailto:editor@ecommerce-resources.org
is my website assistant and she offers free help to her ezine subscribers
plus she also takes on paid assignments, at a very reasonable cost. Since
cost is a factor, I suggest that Alice contact Audra and subscribe to her
ezine.That will get her the help that she needs.


Marion Stearns



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=====================Site Review Response  (2)===============
From:Kim Thomas
Subject: http://www.hawleysinsnowland.com

Dear Alice,

Cut them loose your merchants.  Your site looks like a zoo and no wonder
you get no sales.  Even if you have money to advertise, that money is
better spent on creating mini-sites.

First of all, try to use alt tags for all of your pictures. You miss a
golden opportunity to add more keywords.

Secondly, you have nbsp;nbsp all over the second paragraph. Check your
html coding for missing a quote.

Pick 1 product that you 'LOVE' or a family of products that have the same
theme and make a website for them.

Do not skim on web site domains.  Have one domain for one theme and on
each page, put links to the rest of the theme family.

Focus, focus, focus, focus ... On the Internet, if you are not focus, you
are not only getting zero sales but you go crazy as well.


Kim Thomas

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=====================Site Review Response  (3)===============
From:Andrea Burke
Subject: http://www.hawleysinsnowland.com

Dear Alice:

I think you should cut back, it gives you more time and resources to
concentrate on a few good programs and/or services.

I found I did much better when I utilized a few programs and followed
though than when I was trying to get a few little ads here and a few
little clicks there.
Quality programs and services are better than a million not-so-good
programs and services, and utilizing several big safelists reach more
people than just a hundred 100 member safelists; although I do have my own
safelist, you may want to concentrate on one of your own, too.


Andrea Burke


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=====================Site Review Response  (4)===============
From:Michelle Moroz-Chymy
Subject: http://www.hawleysinsnowland.com

First of all, the site is too wide for 600 x 800 resolution, which I think
is still commonly used so you might want to try to make it narrower. There
is also an error in your first paragraph
(      ).

On the pages listing the merchants I think you should make all the links
open in a new window. Let the customer keep browsing your site while the
stores are loading.

As for whether you should cut back on the number of merchants, it's hard
to say. If you feel they are all quality sites then you should probably
keep them.

Otherwise, I found the site easy to navigate and enjoyed the images you
used. Good luck to you.

Michelle


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=====================Site Review Response  (5)===============
From:Paul Penafiel
Subject: http://www.hawleysinsnowland.com

Hello Alice.

Several things I noticed when I visited your website,
remember I'm no guru so you can take my comments for
what it's worth.

Right off the bat, you have several popoups and non of
them was a subscriber box to cath your prospect's email address or any
free giveaways that I noticed.  After
seaching.  There's an error on your ad copy on the
front page which you need to fix, it's an html code
for hard returns.  When I click on several category
links, I didn't see any actual products, just banners
after banners.  Maybe you should replace the banners
with actual products since banner ads click thru are
around at dismal 0.12.  Why not ad your picture on
your About Us page with your home address so shoppers
may feel comfortable who they are dealing with, just
like John Olson site, (handsome guy would you say?.)

I don't know if you know this but your site has a page
rank on google of 2 out ten which is not bad, if anyone
wants to reciprocate link with you, you can tell them
that.  Basically your site needs alot of work, just try
to keep it simple and show more products instead of
banners.

Regards,

Paul Penafiel


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=====================Site Review Response  (6)===============
From:Cal Gibbins
Subject: http://www.hawleysinsnowland.com

I got on the site & immediately another page popped over the top.  I think
that could lose you visitors before they get to read any of your home
page.

Might be an idea to have less merchants, too much choice can overwhelm or
visitor spend too long browsing & never gets around to actually buying
anything.

Try replacing banners with a few lines of personal recommendation.  e.g.
Wicks End candle suppliers.  Their products look great, if you had some
text such as "Wicks End really is your one stop candle shop.  They have a
huge variety of beautiful candles. From A-W(Aromatherapy to Wedding),from
candles for special occasions, or gifts or to enhance your living space.
My personal favourite is their hand made scented pyramid candles which
come in 22 different fragrances. (The appleblossom makes the house smell
like spring).

If you can make the links so they open in a separate window, your visitor
come back to your site after looking at the merchants, rather than get
lost surfing.

That means they could then click on another of your links & more change of
a sale for you.

Hope this helps

Cal Gibbins


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=====================Site Review Response  (7)===============
From:John Olson
Subject: http://www.hawleysinsnowland.com

Alice,

Oh boy... Where to start....

First off, I want to thank God I now have Cable Broadband so I didn't have
to wait while all those banners loaded. Thank you Lord.

For the rest of your visitors, I wish them luck and patience. They're
going to need it.

Next, the page is to wide. I have a larger Monitor and still had to close
out my favorites in my IE browser to view the whole page.

What to say next....

Well, this comes to mind... Every page needs all the Navigation links. And
you should also have a second set on the bottom of every page. No one
likes to back up to the page before so they can continue shopping. So, get
the navigation links on every page, side and bottom. You're visitors will
thank you.

Oh, and please kill some of those pop ups. Your pages are going to take
long enough to load as they are and the pop ups will only slow them more.

Now, most of your pages have the same white background, but some of them
don't. And there was one page that didn't have anything on it. Please,
keep the pages looking the same, it will help your page load time.

And what makes shopping at your Mega Net Mall different then shopping at
any other Mega Net Mall site? As someone who also offers affiliate links
to shop from, I must say you've got a long way to go. At least I try and
limit the number of banners on my pages and I keep them small to help the
load time.

Read this and learn from it, NO One is going to sit at their computer
waiting for all your Banners to load so they can go to another site and
Shop. And here's another tip, your Home Page needs to Load faster then
just about any other page on your site. It's the one most will enter your
site through. And if it sits there while all those banners load, your
customers are going to click off to some other site and shop with someone
else.

And to answer one of your questions, "Should I cut Back on the number?"

Yes, and focus the site more toward one thing, Camping, or Travel, or Pets
or Home Improvement or whatever you know a little about and tailor your
merchants and affiliates around that. Offer good tips on whatever you
focus the site around and good content and you will start seeing more
sales and more visitors.

I am sure there will be more advice coming so I'll stop now. Good Luck.

John Olson


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