The Testimonial Trick

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The Testimonial Trick

By: Terence Tan

One of the most popular methods of traffic generation is the link exchange. Not only can they generate fairly targeted traffic from other related web sites, the number of quality links to your site is also a major factor determining your web site's ranking in major search engines like Google.

The problem with link exchanges is that they require you to give a reciprocal link in exchange for linking to your site. This inevitably means that there will be a limit to the number of links you can tastefully place on your site without compromising your layout, content, and credibility. Links to other sites also provide extra temptations for surfers to leave your site. Also, search engines place more importance on the quality than the number of sites linking to your web site. It is of course difficult for small web sites to convince large, successful web sites to exchange links with them.

An incredibly simple, but little used so is to use testimonials to gain a link on large successful web sites, WITHOUT having to place a reciprocal link on our own site! No webmaster, no matter how successful, can resist an honest, glowing compliment to their creation. The trick is to write short, flattering testimonials for the content, design, functions, products, services etc. of many web sites and send it to them as a sincere "feedback".

Many webmasters will feel so flattered and want to publish these "unsolicited" compliments to reinforce the credibility of their web site and products. To make the testimonial credible, they must naturally mention who it came from.

This would be your opportunity to request a link to your web site. At a minimum, you should be able to get a link in the form of "yourname, webmaster, ". This is really a beautifully simple, no cost way of getting links in many high quality web sites.

About The Author

Terence Tan is the founder of, a website dedicated towards the development of Multi Level Affiliate Programs as an alternative system of business. Visit to learn how MLAPs can multiply your affiliate referral commissions.

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Ginkgo 25.06.2006. 22:51

What medication got a written testimonial by the Pope? What medication got written testimonials by the Pope, the U.S. President (Grant), thousands of medical doctors, the President of France and Thomas Edison?
Also used by Sigmund Freud and used to be the key ingredient in Coca-Cola. Great for weight loss but now it is illegal.


Admin 25.06.2006. 22:51

Is this a trick question? Don't tell me that its ginkgo biloba! if it is I think I may have known that at one time but I forgot!OK, is it cocaine? I still think my original answer is funnier!


IJUSTWANAKNOW 02.02.2007. 19:14

What is the catch, Companies advertise saying they reduce your tax liability if you have an outstanding debt? I have seen many commercials on TV from companies with testimonials from people who have had there outstanding tax debt reduced? How is this possible and can you achieve this on your own? What is the catch?


Admin 02.02.2007. 19:14

The trick is in the language. The IRS will negotiate on some of the penalties and/or the interest on the originally tax owed but will never decrease the original (ie before the penalties and interest) underlying tax amount owed. The IRS will negotiate on these items if you will agree to pay on time or on a schedule in the future. The people on tv are lawyers or consultants who will help in your negotiations. You may able to try to negotiate yourself simply by asking if they will negotiate when they contact you.


Riley 06.05.2013. 04:08

How can I hide the scars on my arms? I have several embarrassing scars on my arms. During the colder month's I've worn long sleeve shirts and jackets, but as summer's coming up I'm going to need to show some skin. Is there any trick to successfully cover up the scars on my arms?


Admin 06.05.2013. 04:08

Quickly get rid of them with this natural treatment that really works. It has helped many on Answers (see some happy testimonials below ### )
I had pronounced scars from childhood accidents, acne scars, dark marks and treatment got completely rid of them.
Scar removal on arms. Use a softer type hand held loofah, or a softer type rectangular green pan scrubber - works just as good. Dip in oil and rub repeatedly on the scars. Be careful not to overdo. It is OK if skin becomes reddened, but avoid rupturing skin. Olive oil is a natural anti septic if you do overdo it.
The massaging friction rubs them away and forces a clear new skin to appear. Use extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. They are noncomedogenic - so do not clog or cause breakouts or make skin oily. .
For best/quickest results GRADUALLY increase the massaging day by day. See results in as little as one or two weeks (depends on how frequently/how long you are able to massage) and better results each day.

From: Shaboo
Message: " Hello Mukunda, i just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you. Your massage method works brilliantly "

Jasmin contacted me about removal of scars/dark marks.
"My advice? LISTEN TO MUKUNDA M!!! He knows what he?s talking about. I directly emailed him because he?s gotten so many Best Answers for skincare topics. I?ve been doing the oil/massage treatment for a little more than 3 weeks and I can?t tell you how absolutely fantastic the results are. Seriously. You will not be disappointed"
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lilcaligirl 30.09.2008. 05:01

What kind of propaganda was the First Sarah Palin Saturday Night Live sketch? like the 7 forms of propaganda: Name calling, Glittering generalities, transfer, testimonial, plain folks, band wagon, card stacking?? ITs for my home work and I cant really figure it out thanks!


Admin 30.09.2008. 05:01

Its one of those trick assignments. answer is all. Most obvious testimonial. They actually lifted about 30 seconds worth of answers/responses that Palin used in that TV interview and used it to show that she a "dits" of sorts. Also transfer (see the lifeline joke). Those are the ones that were obvious, but like i said, if i were doing the assignment, id make an argument for all.


Melinda O 12.04.2011. 14:21

What kind of stroller is best for jogging? I am going to start the couch to 5k challenge next week but I need a good stroller. We live around a lot of dirt roads and a lot of strollers with plastic wheels just don't do the trick.

Melinda O

Admin 12.04.2011. 14:21

Wow, you're AWESOME for going this 5k challenge - both you and your child should have a great time.

I'm going to recommend a stroller you very likely have not heard of before called the Joovy Zoom. You can buy either a fixed wheel model (ATS) or swivel wheel (360) with option to lock for jogging. This stroller has gotten 4 and 4.5-star ratings respectfully.

The source page below gives you EVERYTHING you need to know about this incredible jogging stroller - measurements, features, testimonials, photos and video demonstrations. It is a mid-range priced stroller; not as much as a BOB Ironman or Revolution (both top of the line joggers) nor on the cheap end.

The next source I'm pointing you toward is a page on jogger strollers that gives you an overview of the best brands at a variety of price points as well as a guide for what to look at in a jogger.

If a fixed wheel isn't for you, check out the All Terrain Stroller page, listed 3rd on your source list. Most do pretty well as a jogger once you lock the front wheel. Parents like the versatility to use them as everyday strollers as well as joggers.

I hope this helps and GOOD LUCK on your 5k! :)


Jomari 26.01.2013. 17:19

Which is better for hyperpigentation between kojic cream and fair and lovely? I have been using kojic cream for 2 months that my dermatologist prescribed to treat hyperpigmentation and there's no change. I heard of a product named fair and lovely cream. It has many good testimonials. Should I replace my cream?


Admin 26.01.2013. 17:19

I'm an Esthetician and i reviewed the ingredients in the Fair & Lovely cream. So far it seems like it would do the trick. I saw a lot of natural ingredients as well as some that will definitively give the lightening you want. Before you switch talk to your dermatologist first and get his opinion because you are using a prescription that may have ingredients that may not mix well with some of the ingredients in the Fair & Lovely cream. Check with your doctor first to make sure that it would be safe to try. From what ive heard Kojic cream is amazing, and i dont know how severe your hyperpigmentation is but if you feel it isnt working then talk to your doctor. =)


Mad Girl 21.02.2013. 16:32

How can I get rid of dark circles under my eyes for tomorrow? I have a big event tomorrow morning. I don't have horribly dark circles under my eyes, but I could definitely use some brightening. I always drink lots of water, my diet is pretty good, and I plan on getting a very good night's sleep. I have to wake up at 7am and leave at 9am. I've heard cold tea bags are best...does this really help? And if I use those, how long will it last? Will washing my face/showering after using tea bags reverse the effects? Any other tips or tricks that work better? No time to go to a store...its gotta be something I have around the house.
Please be detailed! Also I'm not a fan of makeup...I don't have/want any foundation or concealer.

Mad Girl

Admin 21.02.2013. 16:32

**Check out this site- "Skin Deep Database". The Database reveals that the many chemicals and toxins in skin care (cleansers moisturizers, exfoliating ones included) and skin medicating and cosmetic products are responsible for much skin sickening and premature skin aging and results in premature wrinkles, lines and also dark circles.. It is rarely found to be genetic. Quality of sleep is very important (See ** below).
The Database identifies other products that were found to contain no harmful ingredients. They clearly are the ones you should use, Specialized massage will tighten skin on cheeks and under and around eye area and will greatly diminish them. Often it will completely get rid of circles. SEE TESTIMONIALS FROM 3 HAPPY USERS BELOW ##. It's best to quite vigorously massage using a forward and back massage ? not circular.

Use both hands with front of palms and fingers held together and do vigorous (that?s important) massaging:
(1) Long up and down sweeps close to nose from chin area up to NEAR eyes but not all the way up to eyes.
(2) Do another up and back at an angle from near chin point to cheek bone.
(3) Do fast up and down massage CLOSE to eye but not right up to eye from cheek bones at an angle of 45 degrees (on your crow?s feet).

Best if do for several minutes daily (not necessarily in one session) ? skin will visibly tighten in eye area and the circles will diminish in one, two or three days.
IMPORTANT: To avoid skin pulling first make skin taught by partially opening mouth and pulling lips firmly back against teeth (tightens most of face)
USE ANY NATURAL OIL. Extra virgin olive and E.V. coconut oils work well for many. They are noncomedogenic - so do not clog or enlarge pores or cause breakouts

**YOGA MEDITATION is a great help also and is easy to do. It enables you to completely relax and gives you deep, restful sleep and relieves you of `all anxiety problems. 6 hours of deep restful sleep is considerably more beneficial than 8 or 9 more less restful sleep. Siddha Yoga has very effective meditation instructions You can find them online.

For more detailed massaging technique and more testimonials research my other answers. My other answers give more detailed treatment info.and other testimonials. Enter "Mukunda M dark circles bags vigorous massage firmer tighter skin and testimonials" in search box of "What are you looking for" Search Y! Answers.

## wannabeblue28: "Hi Mukunda M. I have just been rubbing my face and neck with the ridges of my fingers and hands. It has made a HUGE difference in my complexion after just one night. ...... my skin looks so much tighter everywhere and i no longer have bags or dark circles. Thank you so much for your post, I have been suffering with acne and under-eye circles since i was young."*

## Candi:) "I tried this a day or 2 ago, OMGosh it worked out amazingly, thx some much and thx to you who answered, they were all good answers. =D"

## Billinator: "Listen to Mukunda. I have the same issue and I'm following his footsteps to get rid of them. You will notice results in just a few days by using his method".

SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/consultant - safe natural treatments/cures for skin conditions skin enhancement and anti aging/rejuvenation treatments.


annastasiaa 04.07.2009. 02:34

What are ways people who are bulimic use to get sick? No, this is not for me, I'm not bulimic nor do I want to be Im wondering because I beleive my friend may be since she has eaten really strange things recently and then been running to the bathroom dring meals & right after. Im thinking she is eating things she doesnt like on purpose along with other tricks to be bulimic.


Admin 04.07.2009. 02:34

Sickness? Bulimia is a mental disorder where they yearn to be skinny and aviod calories at all cost. They puke to rid of the food they eat which then causes them to get addicted to the feeling of purging. So they eat to purge. They get sick cause they dont have enough nutrients in the body

People here talk about their success stories about bulimia which may give you a good idea what its like to be bulimic

it might help you find your answers


Brookiecookie 24.08.2011. 01:16

Does the "Frozen spoon under eye" thing actually work to get rid of dark under eye circles? I'm 13 years old, & i have these dark purpleish colored dark circles under my eyes (from heredity) & makeup doesn't completely cover them. I always get a good night sleep so i know thats not the problem. I heard if you put a frozen spoon under your eyes where the circles are will make them go away. Does this trick actually work? Or help? & are there any other easy tricks i could try?


Admin 24.08.2011. 01:16

This treatment can get rid of dark circles/under eye wrinkles in one or two nights. See 2 testimonials below ##
Many on Answers have tried all the creams and many of the home treatments and under eye rollers and report that they did not nothing to lessen bags and dark circles.
There is an epidemic of under eye bags and circles and many are reported by those in teens or early twenties. The main reason is skin sickening toxins in skin care, cosmetic and skin medicating products. An alarming number of products contain skin(and health) harming toxins. See this site "Skin Deep Cosmetic Database:A Feelgood Resource" The Database shows results of tests on many thousands of products and identifies which ones are the most harming and those which are non or only minimally harming. So the first thing to do is select the none or least harming products on the Database.

Then try these safe, natural treatments that will quickly and permanently get rid of them. They really work and have helped many on Answers

## This is a response I received from wannabeblue28:
?Hi Mukunda M. I have just been rubbing my face with oil using my fingers and hands and It has made a HUGE difference in my complexion after just one night. ?? My skin looks so much tighter everywhere and i no longer have bags under my eyes! Thank you so much for your post, I have been suffering with acne and under-eye circles since i was young.?

## Here's a response from Candy :)
Asker's Comment:"I tried this a day or 2 ago, OMGosh it workedd out amazingly, thx some much and thx to you who ansered, they were all good answers. =D"

Vigorous face massaging with natural extra virgin olive oil removed my bags/circles and also permanently rid my face of acne. It's noncomedogenic so does not clog, cause breakouts or make skin oily. Massage greatly tightens skin under and around the eye area and the bags go away. For quickest results massage quite fast while applying some pressure with front and tips of fingers and palms . Use both hands and do forward and back massage. Circular massage will not work
(1) Do long up and down sweeps close to nose from chin area up to near eyes.
(2) Do another up and back at an angle from chin point to cheek bone.
(3) And another close to eye from cheek bones at an angle of 45 degrees (on your crows feet).
IMPORTANT: To avoid skin pulling first make facial skin taught by partially opening mouth and pulling lips firmly back against teeth (tightens most of face)
Additionally facial yoga exercises help a great deal. Find on You Tube. Do the ?The lion face? and try to hold for 30 seconds. A variation of that is protruding the tongue as if trying to touch tip of nose with tip of tongue.

SOURCE(S): Consultant with many years research into safe, natural cures/treatments - skin conditions, skin enhancement, anti aging and rejuvenation treatments


Tiger 07.06.2007. 00:03

Does anyone have a trick for getting the smell of cat urine out of leather furniture? A few months ago my male cat urinated on a leather sofa. Fortunately the sofa is black so visible staining is NOT the issue but the smell is! If anyone has any suggestions/ tips/tricks for getting the SMELL out of the leather that would be wonderful - I am willing to try anything!

Also, does anyone have any experience with a "cleaning company" (the one's that will come to your house and clean your furniture)? Would you recommend calling? I have no experience with companies like this so if you have a personal experience/testimonial to share that would be WONDERFUL!!!



Admin 07.06.2007. 00:03

Very often the smell that is left is in the innards of the sofa rather than the leather itself.

You can buy leather aroma which will mask the smell but it is probably better to get a professional in. Make sure you use one that is a leather specialist and has trained to clean leather, not just an upholstery cleaner.

LTT hold a list in the UK of specialist leather cleaners.


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