How you will have 10,000 uniques to your site this month... seriously, barely any work.

by LMC
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Hey Warriors,

This is a tip-of-the-trade for my fellow warriors here. Grabbing traffic to your website is seriously one of the most pain in the a$$ experiences that we all have. However, sometimes by leveraging resources we can produce a lot of traffic with little to no work.

Materials Needed For Traffic Strategy

- Original Articles or Spun PLR Articles (doesn't matter)
- At least 50-100 articles
- Ebook Compiler

The Strategy

Basically you are going to take your articles and compile them into an .EXE format by using an Ebook Compiler, old school marketers will remember the old .exe books prior to PDF.

Now that you have a piece of software, because that is what an EXE file is, you can submit your software to 100's of software directories and grab two things.

One) A really nice backlink
Two) Traffic and a Mailing List

The nice backlink comes from the authority sites such as download.com, tucows.com, regnow.com, shareit.com, etc...

The mailing list is built because you require the visitors to registar before receiving your free EXE (compiled ebook)


Here is an example of what I'm talking about:

SEO Tutorial - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Web Design, SEO and Internet Marketing Secrets 2005 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

You can see that the first link received 1,000 or so downloads, and the second one got 6,500 or so.

The second one being from 2005, but the first from 2009.

Yes, I know this is not 10,000 but there are 100's of software directories out there, and they don't have as harsh submission policies as EZA, on top of that, you can directly have them register to view your ebook from the link.

Bottom line, over the past three years we have used this technique, it works, and works well.

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Other Notes:
  • Since we are compiling the software you don't have to worry about duplicate content, so PLR will be sufficient, however, the better the content, the better the rating, the better traffic you receive
  • If you have the income, have someone create you some basic software in your niche, and publish it through these links, you may be looking at a six figure list by the end of the year
Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Aljiro
    Interesting Approach. I know some basic coding though. I might give this a try.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    LMC,

    That sounds like a great Idea. I love the exe. eBook format and was sad when it got a bad rap due to potential virus problems associated with exe programs.

    I am definitely going to do that one.

    Here is something to go along with your tip. If there is anyone who doesn't have an exe ebook compiler you don't have to buy one. www.jansfreeware.com has a couple of them for free and they rival any you might have to pay for, especially for the purpose LMC mentions.

    As a matter of fact Jans has some other exe program compilers that you could use to make other programs and use them as LMC suggests.

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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    George,

    You beat me to it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    LMC,

    Great tip! (Seeing as you're in Brooklyn, are you going to be attending Affiliate Summit this weekend?)
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  • Profile picture of the author Christophe Young
    Interesting. I'm already using similar software for my main ebook. So, I could create another ebook with all my articles and submit it to all the download sites?

    But, when you require them to register for the book, don't you need to let them know they are opting into a list of some sort? I wonder if the list would be targeted. Aren't people going to those sites looking for software and not information products?
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Hey Everyone,

    Thanks for the comments...as for ebook compilers, I use: WebSiteZip Packer - Free Html to Exe, Ebook Compiler, E-book Publisher, Ebook Creator/Generator Software</font>

    Eric,

    Can't it's the g/f birthday and I promised her I won't even mention the word, "Internet" this weekend... lol
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Christophe,

    Well yes and no...

    For example, if you goto download.com and are looking for webdesign you may get this result:

    Web Design in Seven Days - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    With these statistics:

    Date added: February 18, 2008
    Total Downloads: 171,256
    Downloads last week: 447

    Targeted or not, that is a lot of people in a little over a year, I'm sure you can cut that list down to an extremely targeted list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Christophe Young
      Thanks, I'm just trying to get into the mind of people who visit these sites. I haven't used them much myself.




      Originally Posted by LMC View Post

      Christophe,

      Well yes and no...

      For example, if you goto download.com and are looking for webdesign you may get this result:

      Web Design in Seven Days - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

      With these statistics:

      Date added: February 18, 2008
      Total Downloads: 171,256
      Downloads last week: 447

      Targeted or not, that is a lot of people in a little over a year, I'm sure you can cut that list down to an extremely targeted list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      Originally Posted by LMC View Post

      Christophe,

      Well yes and no...

      For example, if you goto download.com and are looking for webdesign you may get this result:



      With these statistics:

      Date added: February 18, 2008
      Total Downloads: 171,256
      Downloads last week: 447

      Targeted or not, that is a lot of people in a little over a year, I'm sure you can cut that list down to an extremely targeted list.
      I have a downloadable product like I said before on 20 different shareware sites, and the downloadable information that is displayed is usually off by at least 90% on all my downloads.

      They say you have "so many downloads" but my actual downloads are no where near what they are displaying on their site. So I think they fudge the numbers for promotion reasons.

      Either way they still help with getting your product out there and known.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    Do you know if it is possible to do this with zip files?

    Can I put several zip files into a exe.file?

    Where do I find or get a free ebook compiler?

    Thanks for the info.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    Originally Posted by Fraser Hay View Post

    How much would you charge me to do that for me?

    PM me, please.

    Thanks


    Fraser
    This takes TIME to do, I have done something like it before, I uploaded a exe.file to around 20 of these sites, my software was on the first page of google and yahoo from many different back links within a few days.

    You have to create a PAD file also to do this for most of these type of sites, so you may want to look into that also. I remember it took me probably 1/2 of a day to do this.

    If I can get a free ebook compiler I will try it myself and see how it works, then I will let you know what I would charge to do it..............

    Again it takes TIME, its not easy TIME wise but it is easy as in not too complicated to do........
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Steve,

    thanks for your input... however, if your saying 1/2 a day spent on a strategy is considiered TIMELY to grab first page of Google with many backlinks, then I don't know what time is...

    No offense, but it would take 100's of articles and submissions to pull the same results, with more time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Can it be a palin and simple .exe containing text or is there more to it than just having a PDF file open up in .exe format?

      Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      Not my intention at all, just saying it takes time, its not a 1 hour job or 2 hour job, in order to get 20 sites that actually worked it took me at least 4-5 hours thats non stop work.

      Not complaining at all, just being informative for those who are going to do this, so they know its not a 1-2-3 quick & simple process.

      They have to fill out PAD files upload everything and then many times wait for alot of confirmation emails that could take a week.

      I am just saying that is takes work, and it is worth it IF you want to have alot of good backlinks.

      I am really not into being dishonest or giving pie in the sky ideas to anyone. I am not saying that you are doing this either, but what I have seen so many times that is so annoying to me is all the posts that say quick and easy this and that.

      I am sure that every here knows that many times what one person says is quick and easy is not quick and easy to another because the other may not have the necessary knowledge needed or know all the steps required to get the job done.

      So if I have somehow offended you, I didn't intend to come off as attacky at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I will give that a try as I have hundreds of past articles to choose from, thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hello LMC,

    This is a great idea and one that i will try

    I appreciate the information

    best Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author ajsmith
    Thanks LMC.....great idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Erik Scott
    Something I will try as well. Thanks for the info!
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  • Profile picture of the author sparting
    LMC is rocking ...

    Thanks for sharing...
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  • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
    Sorry but I dont think its that easy. First off the big boys review submissions and having dug around tucows I couldn't find *any* ebooks wrapped as exe's. Second the submissions arent instant. If you submit to tucows (as I have as I write actual apps) then if you go the free route you could be looking at upto a year (thats right I said a year) before submission so you have to pay to 'jump' the queue and its a similar story at sourceforge, freshmeat etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      Originally Posted by garyk1968 View Post

      Sorry but I dont think its that easy. First off the big boys review submissions and having dug around tucows I couldn't find *any* ebooks wrapped as exe's. Second the submissions arent instant. If you submit to tucows (as I have as I write actual apps) then if you go the free route you could be looking at upto a year (thats right I said a year) before submission so you have to pay to 'jump' the queue and its a similar story at sourceforge, freshmeat etc.
      Many of the submission sites are like this, BUT one thing that they do ask you to do to speed up the process is to display a link to their website, this many times help it get processed faster.
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      • Profile picture of the author dblgdee
        I may have missed where the list building comes in as I am able to download without registering??
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
          Thats exactly what I am talking about, you have to figure some of this out as you go. I personally did not see an option for this but I am sure if LMC said it he must have seen it is available, at least on the sites he looked at.
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          • Profile picture of the author PaulWilson
            An interesting concept I have to say. Like others have said, I'm sure it's not actually that easy to get listed out there of the big download sites, but if you can put something together without too much work then it's go to be worth a shot.

            I may have a dig around and see what comes of it

            Thanks,

            Paul
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        • Profile picture of the author birdfood
          Originally Posted by dblgdee View Post

          I may have missed where the list building comes in as I am able to download without registering??
          I have the same question. When you click on the first link, you can down load with out giving any details so at what stage do you give a name and email address for list building?
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          • Profile picture of the author entry
            Can we submit the same duplicate Ebook 5 times, but just Name the name of the ebook file different 5 times.

            So submit 5 different named files, although the files will be duplicate ?
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            • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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              Originally Posted by entry View Post

              Can we submit the same duplicate Ebook 5 times, but just Name the name of the ebook file different 5 times.

              So submit 5 different named files, although the files will be duplicate ?
              You can but need to be careful. I would give it a little time before you change the name.

              Luckily, my software builder allows you to change the way it looks with a click of the button. It helps make the software look different even though it is the same. I just wouldn't upload both versions back to back but give it some time.
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            • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
              Originally Posted by entry View Post

              Can we submit the same duplicate Ebook 5 times, but just Name the name of the ebook file different 5 times.

              So submit 5 different named files, although the files will be duplicate ?
              Funny, now even the download directories will be spammed. Pretty soon all places will be difficult to submit to and it will become harder for all of us to earn a decent living..

              People I hope we will all be mature about this and take this easy...

              Otherwise we'll all be in for a future of hard and long submission process..

              Just some reminder....


              Best Wishes

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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Brite
    That is a great method and one i was actually just writing up for version 2 of my wso.

    Thanks and great easy to follow system too.

    Tom Brite
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    • Profile picture of the author steveniam
      In fact I am doing it to get the backlinks from the software directories which give me about 40 backlinks monthly for a exe ebook I submitted last year.

      I learn the system through a clickbank product - 30 minutes backlinks which cost almost a hundred dollars.


      Originally Posted by Tom Brite View Post

      That is a great method and one i was actually just writing up for version 2 of my wso.

      Thanks and great easy to follow system too.

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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Bartlett
    This sounds like a GREAT idea! Obviously you need to focus on making sure the product/end result is of value so that the people who are optin in actually want to strengthen their relationship with you rather than opt out again, but that being said, the concept is a great little idea!

    Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    It's a good idea, and I've made similar posts. The general concept is sound, but some of the details of this aren 't really accurate.

    Many of the software directories, particularly the largest like Download.com, will host your software on their servers and give users a direct download link, so there isn't any opportunity to collect an email address in exchange for their download. You'll have to get their email in other ways.

    Also, you can NOT use 50-100 versions of the same spun article and complile them into an ebook if you expect to create a following. Even worse, be prepared for some pretty nasty spam comments about your exe.

    Let's think about it...What PERSON wants to read the same article 50 times? It just isn't going to work.

    Again, the general concept is a good one, but the above details need to be considered.

    Let's take it a couple of steps further:

    Next Step: Convert the content to audio, either by speaking the text out loud into a mic. Or, do a google for "text to speech" or "free text to speech" or "text to MP3", etc.

    Use each article to create an individual MP3 file, then using MP3 each file as part of a podcast. It will take some work to set up a podcast, but this will greatly increase your reach.

    Use this free service to submit your podcast:
    podpusher.com

    Also, submit your Podcast to iTunes. Google "how to submit a podcast to iTunes"...I know About.com has a good tutorial on this.

    Next, take each of your MP3s and use them to make videos. Just add a ready made video background (there are plenty available for cheap), add your MP3 audio and some text highlights and you have a bunch of videos ready to submit to the major video sites using a service like TubeMogul.com.

    You can even take the text versions and have them converted to RSS and add tthis RSS pheed to an RSS friendly email service. If you gather 52 articles, you can send one a week as your newsletter and it's all on auto-pilot.

    Do you have some ORIGINAL photos you can use with your ebook? If so, submit them to all the photo directories like Flickr for more exposure. (And use them in your videos.)

    Next, take your pics and create a screen saver or two and you can submit them to all the screen saver directories. You can even offer your screen saver(s) as bait to collect email addresses.

    Each of these steps does have a little learning curve and I haven't included all the details. But each uses the same content and greatly extends your reach.

    Finally, if I can't use original content, I would use PLR instead of articles from the directories, as then you don't have to worry about including author's info box.


    Originally Posted by LMC View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    This is a tip-of-the-trade for my fellow warriors here. Grabbing traffic to your website is seriously one of the most pain in the a$$ experiences that we all have. However, sometimes by leveraging resources we can produce a lot of traffic with little to no work.

    Materials Needed For Traffic Strategy

    - Original Articles or Spun PLR Articles (doesn't matter)
    - At least 50-100 articles
    - Ebook Compiler

    The Strategy

    Basically you are going to take your articles and compile them into an .EXE format by using an Ebook Compiler, old school marketers will remember the old .exe books prior to PDF.

    Now that you have a piece of software, because that is what an EXE file is, you can submit your software to 100's of software directories and grab two things.

    One) A really nice backlink
    Two) Traffic and a Mailing List

    The nice backlink comes from the authority sites such as download.com, tucows.com, regnow.com, shareit.com, etc...

    The mailing list is built because you require the visitors to registar before receiving your free EXE (compiled ebook)


    Here is an example of what I'm talking about:

    SEO Tutorial - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Web Design, SEO and Internet Marketing Secrets 2005 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    You can see that the first link received 1,000 or so downloads, and the second one got 6,500 or so.

    The second one being from 2005, but the first from 2009.

    Yes, I know this is not 10,000 but there are 100's of software directories out there, and they don't have as harsh submission policies as EZA, on top of that, you can directly have them register to view your ebook from the link.

    Bottom line, over the past three years we have used this technique, it works, and works well.

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Other Notes:
    • Since we are compiling the software you don't have to worry about duplicate content, so PLR will be sufficient, however, the better the content, the better the rating, the better traffic you receive
    • If you have the income, have someone create you some basic software in your niche, and publish it through these links, you may be looking at a six figure list by the end of the year
    Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author xiaophil
      Sorry LMC, you know I have argued the case for some of your more risque methods in the past, but I see this one as just another way for marketers to effectively spam a service via loopholes and technicalities.

      Do you honestly think that software directories were created to host rehashed crap PLR articles?

      It's only 'software' because it's wrapped up in an exe - which is not actually required to view the content but is merely a thin disguise to technically fulfill the requirement that it be software.

      As others have noted above, the directories (and users) are onto this game, so you had better be providing something useful.

      Heres an idea:

      Why not build (or commission) a simple but useful software application that actually provides value to your market.

      They will love you for it and the software directories will remain free from crud that really has no purpose being there.


      Unfortunately, being the excellent marketer that you are, I am sure your sensationalist title will attract many newly self-discovered "software engineers" who will surely find a few sad articles and a spare hour or two to squeeze out a few more specimens of unwanted crap.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post


      Many of the software directories, particularly the largest like Download.com, will host your software on their servers and give users a direct download link, so there isn't any opportunity to collect an email address in exchange for their download. You'll have to get their email in other ways.
      I create software that has them sign up for my autoresponder. It is built into the software. The password to run the software is sent to them via email. A easy way around it.

      You can pretty much do what the op is talking about using my Tiger Software Builder Express version.

      Make Money With Your Own Products Is Easy

      Yes, the sign up functionality is included in this version. It will create the exe file and everything for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post


      Next, take each of your MP3s and use them to make videos. Just add a ready made video background (there are plenty available for cheap), add your MP3 audio and some text highlights and you have a bunch of videos ready to submit to the major video sites using a service like TubeMogul.com.

      Do you have some ORIGINAL photos you can use with your ebook? If so, submit them to all the photo directories like Flickr for more exposure. (And use them in your videos.)

      Next, take your pics and create a screen saver or two and you can submit them to all the screen saver directories. You can even offer your screen saver(s) as bait to collect email addresses.

      Each of these steps does have a little learning curve and I haven't included all the details. But each uses the same content and greatly extends your reach.
      I've posted and written about all this stuff in the past too Kurt.

      The other 2 things I usually add to what's been said already are:

      1 - If you use Powerpoint to make your picture and music/audio video - you can also upload the .ppt file to slide sharing sites.

      2 - You can also do similar traffic generation by offering a toolbar at software sites. There are plenty of toolbar creation utilities.

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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Xiaophil,

    and I always love the criticism...

    I was not suggesting only PLR articles and rehashed crap, just saying if you can't think of anything creative on your own...it's an option.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    I disagree with a couple of things about your post:

    "The nice backlink comes from the authority sites such as download.com, tucows.com, regnow.com, shareit.com, etc..."

    - Only one of these will give you a link.


    "The mailing list is built because you require the visitors to registar before receiving your free EXE (compiled ebook)"

    - Usually there must be NO registration at all for free software, so most directories prohibit this.


    In my experience preparing and submitting software properly takes a lot more than "barely any work", even with the best automated tools.


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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by rondo View Post


      Usually there must be NO registration at all for free software, so most directories prohibit this.



      Andrew
      I am not sure why I am getting away with it then. Also, just because you use these directories doesn't mean the software has to be free.

      With the right auto submit software I can submit to tons of directories in about a hour or two. It takes awhile for it to submit which has nothing to do with me.
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      • Profile picture of the author rondo
        Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

        I am not sure why I am getting away with it then. Also, just because you use these directories doesn't mean the software has to be free.

        With the right auto submit software I can submit to tons of directories in about a hour or two. It takes awhile for it to submit which has nothing to do with me.
        You can get around it sometimes but the best sites usually won't approve it. 90% of the downloads come from the top 10 or 20 sites. The 1000 other automated sites may allow it but get they get hardly any traffic.

        Submiting properly takes me more than 2 hours when submitting to the sites that require manual submission (the best sites) and when you figure in captchas, email confirmations etc from the auto-submitter sites.


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        • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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          Originally Posted by rondo View Post

          You can get around it sometimes but the best sites usually won't approve it. 90% of the downloads come from the top 10 or 20 sites. The 1000 other automated sites may allow it but get they get hardly any traffic.

          Submiting properly takes me more than 2 hours when submitting to the sites that require manual submission (the best sites) and when you figure in captchas, email confirmations etc from the auto-submitter sites.


          Andrew
          Quite possible Andrew. I always have a trial version because it is software that I am selling. You could have a limited version set up with directions on how to get the rest of the report, having them sign up for it.

          I do have to say again that you can offer a free download by getting them to sign up. Even on the big networks. I am doing this. I do offer a trial version which may be the reason I am able to do this. It is common practice to have people register their copies by sending them a activation serial.

          There are ways around it. You just need to get somewhat creative.
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  • Profile picture of the author entry
    Originally Posted by LMC View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    This is a tip-of-the-trade for my fellow warriors here. Grabbing traffic to your website is seriously one of the most pain in the a$$ experiences that we all have. However, sometimes by leveraging resources we can produce a lot of traffic with little to no work.

    Materials Needed For Traffic Strategy

    - Original Articles or Spun PLR Articles (doesn't matter)
    - At least 50-100 articles
    - Ebook Compiler

    The Strategy

    Basically you are going to take your articles and compile them into an .EXE format by using an Ebook Compiler, old school marketers will remember the old .exe books prior to PDF.

    Now that you have a piece of software, because that is what an EXE file is, you can submit your software to 100's of software directories and grab two things.

    One) A really nice backlink
    Two) Traffic and a Mailing List

    The nice backlink comes from the authority sites such as download.com, tucows.com, regnow.com, shareit.com, etc...

    The mailing list is built because you require the visitors to registar before receiving your free EXE (compiled ebook)


    Here is an example of what I'm talking about:

    SEO Tutorial - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Web Design, SEO and Internet Marketing Secrets 2005 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    You can see that the first link received 1,000 or so downloads, and the second one got 6,500 or so.

    The second one being from 2005, but the first from 2009.

    Yes, I know this is not 10,000 but there are 100's of software directories out there, and they don't have as harsh submission policies as EZA, on top of that, you can directly have them register to view your ebook from the link.

    Bottom line, over the past three years we have used this technique, it works, and works well.

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Other Notes:
    • Since we are compiling the software you don't have to worry about duplicate content, so PLR will be sufficient, however, the better the content, the better the rating, the better traffic you receive
    • If you have the income, have someone create you some basic software in your niche, and publish it through these links, you may be looking at a six figure list by the end of the year
    Hope this helps
    Can we submit the same duplicate Ebook 5 times, but just Name the name of the ebook file different 5 times.

    So submit 5 different named files, although the files will be duplicate ?
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  • Profile picture of the author davesh
    LMC,

    Great tips for traffic generations
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Raul,

    If you do it right, be creative, and give value, and don't try to half ass it for a quick buck, then it won't be SPAM.

    People throw that word around WAYYYY to much.
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    • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
      Originally Posted by LMC View Post

      Raul,

      If you do it right, be creative, and give value, and don't try to half ass it for a quick buck, then it won't be SPAM.

      People throw that word around WAYYYY to much.
      Yeah that's what I'm saying...

      Have you seen the previous post..change title 5 times and submit 5 times..if you call that creative then it probably is...or not....

      Like everything that's effective we should not abuse this, otherwise this thing's going to be saturated that anybody won't be able to squeeze a dime out of it..and most probably a lot of directories will see the trend then start implementing harsher rules for submission..

      I'm not raining on anyone's parade here..really this is a great idea..even I will try it...but look at what's going on...change title 5 times and submit 5 times? Is that alright?

      My .02

      Raul Omar Diaz
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  • Profile picture of the author rimam1
    nice... i'm gonna stash this in my swipe file. Michelle MacPhearson talks about creating free software and submitting it in software directories too.
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Raul.

    No matter what the idea, there will always be a few that abuse it for the fast cash... however, the bottom line is the method is effective if done right, and a handful of people from the WF are not going to instantly create a surge of spam to these sites based on this one post. Think the 80/20 rule... many will read, but never do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shon Chris
    Remember huge traffic numbers come from having a wide 'digital footprint' . Don't just stop at software directories to promote your free ebook. Distribute it to:

    Software Directories
    Ebook Directories (PDF version)
    Press Releases
    Forums (sig files & also look for areas that allow you to post free content)
    etc....................
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  • Profile picture of the author Gregg Montgomery
    I tried this a while back and got knocked back because I could not prove I was a softwarw developement company. Anyone else have this problem or were they just picking on ME as normal LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author steveniam
      There is no need to submit software. You can submit toolbar, ebook in exe format etc. But it is a bit tedious to submit to software directories.

      Originally Posted by Gregg Montgomery View Post

      I tried this a while back and got knocked back because I could not prove I was a softwarw developement company. Anyone else have this problem or were they just picking on ME as normal LOL
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    this is a great thread. glad i stumbled onto it
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  • Profile picture of the author etreet
    i knew this way 2 year ago, it works, the problem is: now many software directories have very strict policy now. they dont need ebook's software...
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  • Profile picture of the author theinfomaven
    Originally Posted by LMC View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    This is a tip-of-the-trade for my fellow warriors here. Grabbing traffic to your website is seriously one of the most pain in the a$$ experiences that we all have. However, sometimes by leveraging resources we can produce a lot of traffic with little to no work.

    Materials Needed For Traffic Strategy

    - Original Articles or Spun PLR Articles (doesn't matter)
    - At least 50-100 articles
    - Ebook Compiler

    The Strategy

    Basically you are going to take your articles and compile them into an .EXE format by using an Ebook Compiler, old school marketers will remember the old .exe books prior to PDF.

    Now that you have a piece of software, because that is what an EXE file is, you can submit your software to 100's of software directories and grab two things.

    One) A really nice backlink
    Two) Traffic and a Mailing List

    The nice backlink comes from the authority sites such as download.com, tucows.com, regnow.com, shareit.com, etc...

    The mailing list is built because you require the visitors to registar before receiving your free EXE (compiled ebook)


    Here is an example of what I'm talking about:

    SEO Tutorial - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Web Design, SEO and Internet Marketing Secrets 2005 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    You can see that the first link received 1,000 or so downloads, and the second one got 6,500 or so.

    The second one being from 2005, but the first from 2009.

    Yes, I know this is not 10,000 but there are 100's of software directories out there, and they don't have as harsh submission policies as EZA, on top of that, you can directly have them register to view your ebook from the link.

    Bottom line, over the past three years we have used this technique, it works, and works well.

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    Other Notes:
    • Since we are compiling the software you don't have to worry about duplicate content, so PLR will be sufficient, however, the better the content, the better the rating, the better traffic you receive
    • If you have the income, have someone create you some basic software in your niche, and publish it through these links, you may be looking at a six figure list by the end of the year
    Hope this helps



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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Wilter,

    I don't know the answer to that question, but I would say between 4-6 hours of work, and an average serice price of $30/hr.

    The goal is to take what I said here and be creative in your own way
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    Why not take this one step further and provide the first few chapters of your own, unique ebook and have a link to your website in the footer on each page?

    If you then are able to provide quality information, and make your readers want more, they will go to your website and sign up.

    OR, if you have a software, provide a free version for it in the directories, and have a paid upgrade on your website or directly from the software itself?

    Both of these to options provide value, while still making you able to generate some nice profits, as well as the backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author rawhide
    Well got to tell you i am finding more and more GoOoD stuff here everyday, will be here

    awhile. Thanks for everybody's GoOoD info all over the forum. Still trying to get it all

    right!
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