How to get TRAFFIC to a NEW site?

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Hi I created a webpage: Chess Training School | Real Chess Training. Real Results.

its a chesswebsite offering lessons.. I have done ok with SEO, PR4 page.

I get almost no traffic through. I get about 1 visitor per article/blog post. this is all i can do other than google adwords for traffic...

I havent done anything else, can you guys suggest me some resources, or good ideas/tricks to implement to get traffic?


THANK YOU!! <3
#site #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    I replied to your other thread about Tweet Attacks already.

    As for other methods to drive traffic, make sure you do the basics:

    Submit your site to Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

    Share it on Facebook/Twitter/Stumble Upon.

    Do some social bookmarking.

    Ping it when you update it.

    Answer questions on Yahoo! Answers and leave a link back to your page.

    Comment on blogs that are RELEVANT to your niche, that way you can build backlinks AND targeted traffic at the same time.

    You can experiment with PPC if you have the budget for that (and the patience to watch your $ drain for awhile, lol)

    There are millions of things you can do to increase your traffic. Literally millions, if not billions of ways to drive traffic.. lol just gotta stick to one and make it work.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChessTrainer
      dude your watch your cash drain comment so funny i couldnt stop laughing... maybe not that funny but i broke a grin
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      get your ass out of this funking forum and pick up some chess lessons! :)

      The hobby and the game, lessons and advice here:
      Chess Training

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    • Profile picture of the author ChessTrainer
      Whos that guru i sent you a PM wanna talk to me on skype? whats your skype account?
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      get your ass out of this funking forum and pick up some chess lessons! :)

      The hobby and the game, lessons and advice here:
      Chess Training

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  • Profile picture of the author PatchesDM
    Have you optimized your site for search engines? (SEO)
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    Affiliate links are not allowed.

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  • Profile picture of the author paulosully
    I agree with above. Keep on backlinking and bookmarking.
    But you may also want to rethink your keyword research. "chess training" may not be the way to go. How about "online chess"? I think it would still attract the visitors you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChessTrainer
      Originally Posted by paulosully View Post

      I agree with above. Keep on backlinking and bookmarking.
      But you may also want to rethink your keyword research. "chess training" may not be the way to go. How about "online chess"? I think it would still attract the visitors you want.
      Hey, thats an awesome suggestion, i just looked it up 90,000! a month... how did you find that keyword so quickly? did you use a specific tool, i would like to know how to target the highest paid keyword in a niche.. ofcourse in my niche to wrtie aricle posts for them
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      get your ass out of this funking forum and pick up some chess lessons! :)

      The hobby and the game, lessons and advice here:
      Chess Training

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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    I already replied to your PM.

    No, I will not share my license with you....

    If you want to actually BUY the program, you know where to find the best deal.. til then, nothing to talk about..

    Download the free version until you have the money to buy it.

    Trust me, 2 years from now when there are even more features and the price is even higher, you are going to kick yourself in the ass for not just doing it now and getting free updates for life.

    I've personally had it happen with other software, and eventually as the price keeps climbing and they keep adding new features, it will be out of your reach completely.

    And when that happens, you can't do anything but sit back and watch all the other people who DID purchase it instead of trying to find a "crack" or a "share" talk about how great it is.

    So yea.. good luck my friend, hope we will do business one day. But until then, no.. I am not going to share my license with you. I don't even share it with my wife. 1 license is only good for 1 computer.. duh
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  • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
    there are alot of things you can do.
    for right now, the most important thing is to get your site keyword optimized.
    i'll PM you a keyword phrase that has very little competition and you can build your site around it.

    Also, your youtube videos should be keyword optimized in the title and description.
    All of your youtube videos should have a link pointing back to your site in the video description as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackiPhone
    First make your website popular through Articles
    Get quality back link from Articles, write effective and unfriendly article about your services. In article never promote your self just provide information.
    Submit your article in popular article websites.
    Second thing - forum posting
    Get participate in your related services forum

    Make it promote like this and see the result after couple of months
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  • Profile picture of the author prcys
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    Originally Posted by ChessTrainer View Post

    Hi I created a webpage: Chess Training School | Real Chess Training. Real Results.

    its a chesswebsite offering lessons.. I have done ok with SEO, PR4 page.

    I get almost no traffic through. I get about 1 visitor per article/blog post. this is all i can do other than google adwords for traffic...

    I havent done anything else, can you guys suggest me some resources, or good ideas/tricks to implement to get traffic?


    THANK YOU!! <3
    As you have the site that related to some course or for the training. So i would like to advised you to get more quality backlinks from .edu sites more as it will be more helpful. But it will not be easy for you to create the link of edu sites as it is so tough and more strict rules. So you need to provide the useful information only.
    And more result join the social network , find the people that are of relevant field to you and with whom you can make the effective discussion.
    And these days blogs , articles ,videos and social bookmarking and directory submission be more helpful to you. So you can use these techniques also for the results.
    And you can find the edu sites instantly with this method : site:.edu "your keyword"
    And find the education related blog using this method and make effective comment on the blogs as it will provide the more better result. Method for finding the blog :
    site: .edu inurl:blog "post a comment" -"comments closed" -"you must be logged in" "ADD YOUR KEYWORD"
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  • Profile picture of the author bastion
    Make some backlinks from bookmarking site. Also, submit your website on blog directories and every other place. Create a twitter page and facebook.

    Also, you can leave useful comments on sites similar to yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author annarayan
    social bookmarking sites or submit article in lots of article directories is very helpful to gain visitors
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  • Profile picture of the author kedipmata
    Use google keyword tools to check how many visitor for month. Also, is your page in rank 1 ?
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinghard
    social networking sites like twitter is a good source of traffic for most of my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkmetro
    hey,

    Why don't you offer free trial???
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    • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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      Originally Posted by linkmetro View Post

      hey,

      Why don't you offer free trial???
      There's an idea!
      A 7 day free trial...actually the subscription with the first 7 days free...so that they actually have to subscribe first...with the option to opt out within 7 days.
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      • Profile picture of the author ChessTrainer
        Originally Posted by lovboa View Post

        There's an idea!
        A 7 day free trial...actually the subscription with the first 7 days free...so that they actually have to subscribe first...with the option to opt out within 7 days.
        Ive put thought into this.. i have my web guy setting up a optin box where they get 1 free class voucher coupon for their email.

        my idea is to record the lessons and then post them on youtube as advertising
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        get your ass out of this funking forum and pick up some chess lessons! :)

        The hobby and the game, lessons and advice here:
        Chess Training

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  • Profile picture of the author sprice
    I used to write articles and post them on high traffic article directories (specifically EzineArticles) to drive traffic. Works very well actually.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChessTrainer
      Originally Posted by sprice View Post

      I used to write articles and post them on high traffic article directories (specifically EzineArticles) to drive traffic. Works very well actually.
      ive never tried this i just dont know how much traffic chess articles could bring... i mean... hmm heh, ill give it a try.
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      get your ass out of this funking forum and pick up some chess lessons! :)

      The hobby and the game, lessons and advice here:
      Chess Training

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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    The youtube thing isnt a bad idea, but just make sure you ask their permission to record & post it.

    Maybe tell them that you record the session so you can give them a copy to review. Then once its finished, ask if they would also allow you to post it on your YT channel for a little self-promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
    hey chess trainer,
    it's not how much traffic articles can bring, it's how many people are searching for some keywords.

    i couldn't send you a pm
    but there are many people typing in the keyword
    chess how

    you could use this with your youtube videos. instead of calling the title :
    tarragon strategy explained
    you would call it
    chess how to do the tarragon strategy

    you could re-do your entire website titles and descriptions to be "chess how to learn from a professional trainer" or something like that.

    your articles could be something like

    chess how to use your pawns effectively
    chess how to learn the basics
    chess how to hire a personal tutor (yourself of course)
    chess how to use your bishops
    chess how to use your bishops and pawns together (and all the other combinations)

    there are so many videos and articles you could do.

    look in the google keywords for "chess how" and you'll see there are many searches for it and very little competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author carlenesky
      You can try create a blog site and then bookmark it. Social media marketing boost traffic to your site too so why not create a page and add those targeted persons on your page.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChessTrainer
      Originally Posted by realc4ever View Post

      hey chess trainer,
      it's not how much traffic articles can bring, it's how many people are searching for some keywords.

      i couldn't send you a pm
      but there are many people typing in the keyword
      chess how

      you could use this with your youtube videos. instead of calling the title :
      tarragon strategy explained
      you would call it
      chess how to do the tarragon strategy

      you could re-do your entire website titles and descriptions to be "chess how to learn from a professional trainer" or something like that.

      your articles could be something like

      chess how to use your pawns effectively
      chess how to learn the basics
      chess how to hire a personal tutor (yourself of course)
      chess how to use your bishops
      chess how to use your bishops and pawns together (and all the other combinations)

      there are so many videos and articles you could do.

      look in the google keywords for "chess how" and you'll see there are many searches for it and very little competition.

      something is wrong with this right? i mean chess how gets 9 million hits in broadmatch, but 0 in exact match... so thats a problem correct? optimizing for something like that.

      lets say i want to hit online chess, or better, chess training, I should tag/title all my videos Chess Training: Blitz chess#4 blah blah?
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      get your ass out of this funking forum and pick up some chess lessons! :)

      The hobby and the game, lessons and advice here:
      Chess Training

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      • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
        Originally Posted by ChessTrainer View Post

        something is wrong with this right? i mean chess how gets 9 million hits in broadmatch, but 0 in exact match... so thats a problem correct? optimizing for something like that.

        lets say i want to hit online chess, or better, chess training, I should tag/title all my videos Chess Training: Blitz chess#4 blah blah?
        this isn't hard advice, but what follows is my opinion.

        You can use "chess how".... as your overall titles, tags, and descriptions. This is a keyword with many searches. You'd also use it on your page text as well.

        In addition to that, you'd also include the other keywords in the article, on the page, and /or in the video title or description.

        Chess How to learn from a chess trainer
        OR
        chess how to learn from a chess tutor

        so the above two titles have a broad keyword and a smaller used keyword. both will bring traffic.

        "online chess". It's okay, but most people typing this in are looking to play chess online. They aren't necessarily looking for someone to show them how to play chess. Bigfishgames has an affiliate program and I just checked and they have three chess games. One of the looks like alot of fun called war chess. I might play that one.
        anyways, on your pages with the phrase online chess, you can have links to these games. I like bigfishgames because they do the follow-up for you and any customer you get is your customer for one year.
        Here's some links:
        https affiliates dot bigfishgames dot com
        http www dot bigfishgames dot com/download-games/search.html?search=chess

        You could probably even download and put on your site Kung Fu Chess and Laser Chess. Making video tutorials of these games can also point back to your site and will help.

        Ok, i got going too long for the keyword "online chess".

        I see people are typing in how to learn chess online. That would be a good keyword for a few pages or articles. the search volume is low but it is still enough to bring traffic.

        As far as the broad, exact, phrase options, i think the majority of people just type in what they are looking for. a few who are specific may use the quotes. but these are for if you are buying ads through adwords. An advertiser may not want to pay for the variations of chess how (broad). They may only want to pay for one specific phrase (exact, phrase).

        in the adwords tool, if you tick the box saying only show ideas close to my search terms (chess how) you'll also see how to learn chess
        how to play chess, etc,etc
        it may seem redundant to put Chess: How to Learn Chess.
        But that is what works.

        I see "personal chess trainer" is something as well. not to build your site on but to use on a few pages or vids.

        To sum up:
        Find a keyword with lots of searches and build your site on that.
        Keywords with smaller search amounts will be right along with the main site keyword.
        As a result, you're getting the best of both worlds.

        Chess How to find a chess trainer
        chess how to hire a personal chess trainer
        chess how to play online chess

        Those three above could be article/ video titles.

        A site I recently started is on the keyword ps3-walkthroughs. I saw there was little competition.
        You'll notice PS3 Walkthroughs appears in the titles as well as on the page.
        w3 ps3-walkthroughs for the site

        It's currently on 3rd page in google. I recently had a hit from some keywords to it. It wasn't from ps3 walkthroughs, it was from skyrim ps3 walkthrough and skyrim is a game i have on site.

        That's why you want to use both the broad based keywords (chess how) side by side with the smaller ones (chess trainer).

        And remember to give people exactly what they are looking for. Are those people typing in online chess looking to learn how to play chess or are they looking to play an online chess game for free ?
        I don't know if shockwave.com has chess games, but many gaming sites, let you embed their games into your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author jameswebberid
    seo doesnt means to just increase the page rank..when you apply almost all seo method then you get pr and ranking but with this you also get traffic from that..so do social bookmarking, article submission to attract and get traffic...
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    • Profile picture of the author addyj672
      Originally Posted by jameswebberid View Post

      seo doesnt means to just increase the page rank..when you apply almost all seo method then you get pr and ranking but with this you also get traffic from that..so do social bookmarking, article submission to attract and get traffic...
      Very right about how increasing the traffic, SEO and social media are the right internet marketing techniques of increasing the traffic to new website. As website is very new, then it need to get index first and slow do the backlinking, which will help in increasing the traffic and Page rank...

      This slow process of backlinking will help avoiding any type of search engine plenty.
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  • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
    lets say i want to hit online chess, or better, chess training, I should tag/title all my videos Chess Training: Blitz chess#4 blah blah?

    Yes, you're correct... Chess Training: blah blah. I would say though, that if you build your site on the phrase chess training,
    you should still use the chess how somewhere on some or all of your pages,titles, descriptions.

    Chess Training (overall website title)

    Chess How to do the blitz, blah blah (page)

    like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
    for my site free-christian-movies-4me dot com

    I don't get picked up when people type in free christian movies online without quotes.
    when they use quotes, i'm on the first page. i get about 25 visits a day and at least 1 adsense click if not more.
    i currently get around 25-50 visits a day.

    in google analytics, i see people are hitting my pages alot from the smaller searched keywords.

    I did have a wide website with alot of ads, but i recently changed the template to keep peoples eyes more focused on the content and a thinner website (like it is now) which has resulted in more adsense clicks as well as a higher value received on some of those clicks.

    I just recently started adding music videos.

    as your site grows people may not have the exact address but they'll look for your site via search engines. I had that happen to a domain I once had called the fun zone and people were typing in fun zone ps3 move games (i had a ps3 move mini-site)

    I use xsitepro as it lets you make changes quickly and easily.
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    • Profile picture of the author AlphaWarrior
      Originally Posted by realc4ever View Post

      for my site free-christian-movies-4me dot com

      I don't get picked up when people type in free christian movies online without quotes.
      when they use quotes, i'm on the first page. i get about 25 visits a day and at least 1 adsense click if not more.
      i currently get around 25-50 visits a day.

      in google analytics, i see people are hitting my pages alot from the smaller searched keywords.

      I did have a wide website with alot of ads, but i recently changed the template to keep peoples eyes more focused on the content and a thinner website (like it is now) which has resulted in more adsense clicks as well as a higher value received on some of those clicks.

      I just recently started adding music videos.

      as your site grows people may not have the exact address but they'll look for your site via search engines. I had that happen to a domain I once had called the fun zone and people were typing in fun zone ps3 move games (i had a ps3 move mini-site)

      I use xsitepro as it lets you make changes quickly and easily.
      I looked at your site and you need to add a privacy policy that satisfies G. Right now you are violating the AdSense TOS.
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      • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
        hey thanks !

        i have the privacy policy on my new sites... this is an older site... forget to double check it.

        thanks alot for the help.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvanHinrichsen
    I agree with some of the above comments. Although highly recommend Stumble Upon. Not only will you get more traffic to your site but people who are actually expressed interest in Chess.
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    • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
      find a forum about chess at topix dot com and participate to be able to post backlinks, helps out alot.

      i've done that with topix and it helps out.....
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    You could try article submissions, if you can get regular articles (or create them) on chess, and submit to the likes of Ezinearticles and Goarticles
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  • Profile picture of the author kbd
    I do almost everything, almost regular updates, currently my blog is PR2, Do blog commenting & also share my blog on social platforms. Still I get only 30 visitors on average daily. I guess my niche is also okay. Not making any money from adsense either. Please advise.
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    • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
      if you are talking about the easy english learning site,
      it needs alot of keyword work done to it.

      other than that, its a good looking site.

      you'll do better with adsense if it is optimized with keywords.

      PS3 is a keyword that is recognized for playstation 3. for some reason though, i wasn't getting any clicks on my site, so i changed the title from ps3 to playstation 3 and i started getting good clicks.
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      • Profile picture of the author alvinaff1
        Another way is buy solo ads, to promote your site.

        solos ads means buying email from others that already have a list, then email to them.

        Before that, you must have a auto responder in order to faciliate your emailing.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinaff1
    create simple you tube to promote your site inorder to get traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinaff1
    when come to forum marketing to get traffic, you should set up your signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author Niel Rose
    Social media is the secret nowadays. Make sure you communicate with other Chess lovers on Facebook, Twitter and forums.

    If they find your info valuable, they will automatically want to follow whatever you post and visit your site.

    Google also loves links from social media sites nowadays. They are focusing on the market leaders and if I am looking at your site, it seems that you could easily be a market leader.
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  • Profile picture of the author simmiyng
    Social bookmark, directory submission, article submission, blog commenting are the best option for getting traffice on your sites and alos share you link in facebook google etc you will get traffic on your site
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  • Profile picture of the author smithclarke
    Frequently updating your blog with useful content is the first step to building your blog's audience. The content you write is what will keep readers coming back for more. Make sure you have something meaningful to say to them and say it often to maintain their interest and keep them loyal.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Is there much demand for chess teaching? It doesn't seem like a hot market to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinaff1
    remember , everything you do in the internet must get a back link to your site.

    E.g I have signature in forum. When I tweet or facebook, do with a link.

    provide more information rather than asking people just by clicking to go to your site
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    Join Yahoo Group related to chess and invite people to your site, introduce theme to your concept. It's simple but it works for me
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  • Profile picture of the author ninar
    I support the idea about video placement on rhe Youtube. Video tutorials enjoy wide popularity now! So make a note
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    Hi
    there are so many ways to create traffic
    social marketing
    forum marketing
    article marketing
    outsource your marketing
    Build backlinks
    ppc is great for testing a website or product
    press releases
    and many more,if you are not sure of how to do any of these theirs always free training on the warrior blogs that can help with all methods of traffic creation.
    Regards
    vivi62
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  • Profile picture of the author bryanrego
    From my i feel that writing quality content is important , and as for you my friend do drive traffic to your site using social networking sites like Facebook, twitter, stumble upon and numerous social bookmarking site .... do article submissions, blog commenting, networking with ppl of same interests, optimize keywords, and dont forget to use youtube and show some of your imp and famous videos. learn more at techspins.com . hope i have helped you.
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