Take Advantage of Testimonial Pages and Advertise Your Site Free

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With more and more web sites appearing on the internet on a daily basis,
competition in your field of expertise is most likely getting stronger. You
cannot afford to be complacent with regard to spreading the word about your
web site. It is critical that your site features prominently with the
search engines and one criteria that many search engines look at, is the
amount of sites linking back to you.

Many sites will link back to you if you offer a reciprocal link, but I know
I don't want my site filled with all sorts of banners and buttons, with
content that may not even be of interest to my visitors.

What if I told you there was a free way to get hundreds of web sites to link
to you absolutely free without a reciprocal link? Interested?

Think about it. You're a webmaster. Don't you love it when somebody writes
to you telling you how great your site is, how useful they found the
content, how original the design is etc etc. I know I do! Many webmasters,
in order to give their sites credibility and their visitors confidence, have
testimonial pages. These testimonial pages usually include not only the
testimonial received, but the source with a link back.

To benefit all you need to do is scour the internet for sites with
testimonial pages and send your comments to the webmaster concerned. If you
have good things to say, the webmaster will naturally want to share those
comments with his or her visitors and will more than likely include your
testimonial on the testimonial page.

The best thing about this is that it is absolutely free and well worth the
effort as most testimonials are permanent, thus giving your site a permanent
free link back.

Be creative in your testimonial and honest. Word your comments in such a
way, without being too obvious, as to motivate any readers to visit your
site. Don't say wonderful things about a site if you don't really feel that
way about it, rather move on to a site that appeals to you. Remember your
own credibility is at stake here - associate your self with sites you want
to be associated with!

For example, here's a testimonial I might write to a company offering
internet marketing services:

"I'm the webmaster for Wade's World and understand the realities and
difficulties involved in web site marketing. As we obviously want to
provide our clients with a top rate, yet cost effective service, I found the
content on your site, especially the Promotion section, to be extremely
beneficial. It is apparent that a lot of work in design and development has
gone into your site. Your content is original, the overall design looks
great and your site is easy to navigate. I have bookmarked your site and
will be back often. Thanks for a truly great service!"

In time you should have hundreds of sites linking back to you. Your site
name will be seen by visitors all over the internet and more importantly,
your ranking with the search engine's should be very much improved!

About the Author

Holly Janion is webmaster for Wade's World Ltd, a UK web design and internet
business solutions provider. For an example of Holly's work, the WWW
Treasure Hunt, at http://www.wwwtreasurehunt.com is her latest creation. To
contact Holly, e-mail webmaster@wadesworld.co.uk


vladiie boyy 23.06.2011. 20:51

What type of protein powder to use and is it safe? Well, im pretty skinny and although I am working out, im not really seeing any results. I was wondering if i should use protein powder so it can help me gain weight and put on muscle and if it is safe for a 15 year old. Im pretty much done growing, im 6'1. If I should, what type is safe and how do i use it or consume it?

vladiie boyy

Admin 23.06.2011. 20:51

Unless you have a terrible diet, protein supplements won't help you gain muscle. And, if you do have a terrible diet, you should fix it, not buy supplements. Whatever you do, DON'T BELIEVE the bodybuilding websites or anything you see on the internet about mass gainers. They're all scams designed to take advantage of people just like you and capitalize on your naivete, credulity, and ignorance of physiology.

Protein is the most misunderstood nutrient in bodybuilding. I don't have the space to tell you all you need to know so I'll just hit the high spots and if you need more info, you can message my Yahoo account.

Don't listen to muscleheads, gym rats, bodybuilders, personal trainers, and even coaches about protein. Most of them believe what decades and $$$$millions in supplement advertising have been telling them...that they need a lot of protein to build muscle. Not true. Here's how much you need according to the best minds in the world at the US NIH, the people our doctors listen to. --> http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html#How%20much%20protein You can easily get that amount of protein with a glass of milk and a chicken breast or piece of meat per day.

Bodybuilders don't work as hard as they would like to believe. Construction workers, migrant field hands, movers, UPS drivers, etc. all work much harder every week. And none of those people worry about protein or take supplements for their jobs. They just eat a good diet and their bodies adapt with no problem. A bodybuilder can only work out 10 hours a week tops because of the recovery time required by the muscles. Marathon runners, boxers, Olympic athletes, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, etc. all train much harder and they do it without supplements.

Most protein supplements are scams. According to the NIH, you should use supplements only when recommended by a doctor. ---> http://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/ODS_Frequently_Asked_Questions.aspx#Need That's good advice because the government does not require testing and the information on the label does not even have to be in the bottle. Supplements have minimal FDA controls so you don't know what you're getting when you buy a supplement.

Check out this list of over 60 dangerous supplements products sold with bogus advertising claims which scam-site bodybuilding.com was forced to recall and take off the market --> http://www.usrecallnews.com/2009/11/bodybuilding-com-supplements-recalled-may-contain-steroids.html .

Go here --> http://www.usrecallnews.com/page/2?s=protein and page through the products to see how many protein suppelemtns have been recalled for Samonella poisoning and other reasons.

All you need to make the gains you can is food. There is an abundance of information to prove this point. So, I will give you examples and cite references in the space I have left. Just be sure to ask yourself if you ever saw any good scientific evidence suggesting you need 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight or more. The answer will be no. That's a huge myth. And, all the naysayers who disagree with me will not have any good science for you. All they'll have are ads, phony reviews, bogus testimonials, false scientific sounding white papers, etc. all paid for by scammers like this one. ---> http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5196740n&tag=related;photovideo

Here?s a white paper which debunks the myth of the protein supplement. Note the following excerpt...?At present there is no evidence to suggest that supplements are required for optimal muscle growth or strength gain.?
Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15212752

Here's one more study to read. Note the excerpt..."Consumption of a recovery drink (whey protein, amino acids, creatine, and carbohydrate) after strength training workouts did not promote greater gains in FFM (Fat free muscle) compared with consumption of a carbohydrate-only drink.?
Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15105028

Here?s another from Live Science. Note the excerpt??Medical researchers have advised against protein supplements for years for the average person. But many sports trainers continue to push them on amateur athletes simply because they don't know any better.?
Ref: http://www.livescience.com/health/protein-supplements-100202.html#

Now, watch this video --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_UY_kIPFU

Go here to learn the truth about supplements --> http://www.cspinet.org/nah/09_07/mfj_supplement.pdf

Good luck and good health!!



Kaydoni 22.08.2011. 16:11

How do I find new customers for my Cleaning company? I have a small cleaning company that I started back in 2009, the problem is that it's hard to find good customers who are willing to pay for my services. My service is very quality and professional and I would love to gain some government contracts or private companies who are willing to pay for the work we do. Any thoughts or comments Help me.. as am lost!!


Admin 22.08.2011. 16:11

There are several ways to market a cleaning company. One good one is brochures which has been already mentioned, but what you need to include are a few testimonials. You can leave these on bulletin boards, in businesses that allow them, on car windshields, on doorknobs, and in mailboxes.

You can also set up a small website that shows examples of your work with some testimonials.

You can post prices or you can say that you will do free estimates. If your prices are competitive, or are 20% less than the going rates make sure that this is mentioned.

Also come up with some kind of a promotion to get new customers. Maybe a giveaway, or one month at half price, and then after 6 months one week free, or something like this.

Maybe you have another service that you can offer as a freebie or reduced price.

The main thing is to get new customers and then keep them with quality work at affordable prices for them and you.

For your website you can find very inexpensive places to get it set up quickly. It would not hurt to learn a few SEO tactics too. I will add links for a couple of good resources below.

Marketing techniques can really get fun if you have a website. You can use social media and post by region or specifically by the city that your business is in, and you can use Google Maps to help establish a physical address for your place of business, even it you are operating out of your own home.

There are so many social media sites now days that cater to locals and you should take advantage of them.

Cold calling also works for this kind of business. And keeping a list of who you called. Get their names and the names of the decision makers, because you will be calling them again and it always helps to remember the details and be personal even when it is a business or a company that you are calling.

Shoooot for the stars when calling and keep doing follow up calls, and even visit prospective businesses and leave a card and a brochure with the purchasing agent, or whoever is in charge.

Sometimes it can take months and 20 calls before you get a good sound response. Many businesses change cleaning services when the services change their employees, or their services take a turn for the worse.

Churches, and community organizations are other places to leave your calling card (brochure).

And your brochure does not have to be a 4 page leaflet. It can be a one or two sided slip of paper 2"x4" or 2"x6". Any size that is easy to distribute but big enough to notice.

You can also make your brochure functional as a book-marker or you can make it unusual, in the shape of an animal, or a circle that can serve as a glass-holder. There are all kinds of unique ways that you can advertise.

For free marketing tips check one of the links, and for inexpensive help in setting up a website check the other link. You will be amazed at what you can get done for only 5 dollars.


hhbb 23.02.2010. 22:37

does any one here has ever work on line for google or other sites they advertise in the net or tv? real answrs? need to know if they are for real or not, hear many things about them and wanna make sure, need extra cash now, if you one of the users let me know, I need actual people that has worked for any of the websites pros and cons, thanks!


Admin 23.02.2010. 22:37

You are probably referring to the Work At Home For Google ads that have plagued the web for some 6 months.

There are no jobs "posting links" for google, and certainly nothing like that that pays a $100+ implied by testimonials in fake ads, like the 1st position Sponsored Result for a "work at home" search on these pages that turns up "Top Work From Home Programs 2010" which employs this popular exploitation form:
A fake newspaper header tailored to the visitors local, over a news article style page with money making testimonials, a photo of a google paycheck and links to a sale page asking for $2 shipping fee for the free package, one's card is later is billed an unauthorized $50 to $79 more for which they may receive some useless crap.
I have not signed up with this particular offer and can't directly testify as to the outcome, but it's a safe bet the outcome would be the same as the original ripoffs.

Google is suing 50 companies for this very scam, you can see the inaccuracies and lies that make up those advertisements. For example in the currently running "Top Work From Home Programs 2010" promotion, a $6000 a month for part time work income is mentioned, yet the sample pay check photo is for $32,000??

There are people operating popular web sites independently of Google who receive payment from Google for displaying Adsense ads on their site. Google's bread and butter source of income is Adwords advertisement that come up mixed in with actual organic search results.

There's a stunning number of scam artists taking advantage of the many unemployed people in desperate need of work. You may avoid the worst of the scams by doing freelance contractor work or building your own online business.


Diog 06.03.2010. 23:44

What other Websites are there like Craigslist, for Posting Free Classifieds?!? I am trying to Start-up a Home Electronics Installation & Repair business.

I Currently Post Ads on Craigslist, and have been getting some Responses, but not enough.

What Other Sites are there like Craigslist, that I could Post on?
And What can I do to Maximize the Potential of Responses from Craigslist?!?
Dude, are you Serious?!?
The New York Times is a News paper in New Your City!!
I don't see how they could have a Free Classifieds Ads on their Website. But then, I could be wrong... :^P
Here is my Website:

Check it Out!!!! :^D


Admin 06.03.2010. 23:44

I'll address the maximizing of responses question.

First determine your unique or competitive advantage or unique selling proposition (USP).

Your Unique Selling Proposition answers the question, ?Why should I buy from you now, instead of from someone else??. It defines who and what you are. It is the reason you are in business.

Why should prospects do business with you? How are they greater advantaged in doing business with you vs. any of your competitors?

Your unique advantages tell the marketplace what you offer that others don?t. It?s about being different from everyone else and clearly and succinctly communicating what you do for your customers. It?s what they get that makes you the decisive choice over and above all other options.

Some businesses think the USP is about who they are or what they do. The truth is your USP is about what you do for the customer. A good USP will have your prospect saying, ?Oh really? Tell me more!?

Once your craft your USP, you would then need to integrate it into every facet of your business; business cards, stationary, flyers, brochures, website, Yellow Pages ads, newspaper ads, signs, name tags, direct mail packages, company vehicles, advertising specialties, packaging, etc.

You can read an article I wrote specifically addressing this topic: http://www.allencrawley.com/what-is-your-usp/

Use your compelling and powerful USP in your ads along with your irresitable offer and your response rate will increase.

I checked out your website. You're off to a good start. Here are some observations.
1. Don't host your site with Jimdo. Your website visitors may click on the Jimdo links which will take them away from your site. Also, you can't place meta tags and meta descriptions inside the html which would help with your seach engine listings. With web hosting so affordable I suggest getting a dedicated website name and host.
2. I would add an autoresponder. Offer something like a free report "Top 5 things Homeowners should know about Home Entertainment Systems" in exchange for their name and email. That way you can continue marketing your services even if they leave your site without contacting you.
3. Create a video and or photo section showcasing your work.
4. Collect customer testimonials and put them on your site.
5. Get listed on Google Maps Local Business Listings
6. Create more keyword specific web pages to get listed higher in google search results. Determine the long tail keywords your prospects would use when searching online for the types of service your provide, then create articles or blog posts that targets each keyword. One keyword per post or article.

If you would like more help, you can contact me via my website. http://www.allencrawley.com
I can offer you a free one hour consultation. I am located in Indianapolis


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