How To Get More Website Traffic

08

Jul
2014
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 20Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

Making money online is almost impossible if you have little or no traffic coming to your website. So, how do you get more traffic? That's the question that everybody wants to know.

With my years of experience giving away, something free is the first thing every Internet marketing guru tells you to do. However, the only way this will work is if people see your offer and the only way people are going to see your offer is if you have traffic.

There are many different ways to get more website traffic. One way to get more website traffic is Facebook. but before you go posting there are something’s you should keep in mind. You have to stay focus on your goal and your goal is to get people to opt-in to your list. The way I am going to show you how to get people to opt-in, will at the same time get you free traffic to your website. The first thing you are going to have to get is hosting and a domain.

For your domain, I would recommend GoDaddy.com. For hosting, I recommend Hostgator.com. Once you have your domain and hosting. Go to your cPanel and under “Software/Service”, click on QuickInstall.

Click OuickInstallThen look to your left and under blog software, click on WordPress.  Click Blog Software

Some information about WordPress will come up, just click continue. Click Continue Select your domain from the drop down menu and fill in the rest of the information. Install WordPressThe reason why I am telling you, you need to install WordPress on your domain is because of your squeeze page and tracking program. They are both WordPress plug-ins.

The first plug-in is called Hybrid-connect. With Hybrid-connect, you can create squeeze pages (also known as a landing page), light boxes, slide-ins. Hybrid-connect allows you to create the kind of squeeze pages with picture backgrounds, and if you really want to make your squeeze page look impressive, you should use a gif

Light boxes and slide-ins are similar to a squeeze page but a light box, pops ups and will not go away until you exit out or do the requested action. A slide–in does just that, it slides in. You can have it slide in from the top, bottom, right, or left. Depending on how you set your settings, you can also dictate the position of where you want it to stop.

There are other features, like automatically displaying an opt-in form at the bottom each blog post and page. They also give you the WordPress short code. You can display your opt-in form anywhere on your website!

The most user-friendly feature is how you get your squeeze page to display. All you have to do is enable the squeeze page to show on a page you created and when you or somebody, goes to that page the squeeze page will automatically show up.

Another great feature is hint, the word hybrid. Hybrid-connect will automatically detect if a person is logged into Facebook and display a sign up Facebook button.

If the person is logged into WordPress, it will automatically show a one click WordPress sign up button

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If the person is not logged into Facebook or WordPress, it will show the standard name and email fields.

The only way to get more website traffic is to spread the word. But once they get there, then what? How do you keep them coming back for more?

Many people just create daily content and hope somebody searches for it. This is just not enough. You have to promote it. Building a list is the best way to do this. Your list is traffic that you own. What I mean by owning it is, you do not have to rent, pay, or follow the policies and posting rules of some other company. In addition, the people that opt-in, opt-in because they like you, they like what you are saying and they want to know more to the point that they are willing to give you their email address!

After you built a list and for now on, every time you create a post all you have to do is send your list an email and you will have instant traffic! However, just because you send an email to your list, does not guarantee that everybody on list will open and click on your link. If they do not know who you are or if your content is garbage, they will never open your emails and they might even unsubscribe.

Go to hybrid-connect.com. You can choose from a single site, multi-site, or a professional license.

Now that you have your squeeze page set up, you are finally ready to start driving traffic to it. According to alexa.com Facebook is the second most popular website on the internet. The number one most popular website is Google. You can understand that since the first thing people do online is search for something. They also own YouTube, which is number three.

The reason why I am telling you this is that every time I mention the word Facebook, most people frown up their faces. I can somewhat relate because when Facebook first came out, it took me years to create an account. The only reason is at that time Facebook and MySpace were perceived to be for young kids playing games and trying to get a date. When Facebook started to grow and more marketers started doing training on it, I saw the opportunity and joined.

If you are anything like me you need to realize that just because you are not on Facebook, does not mean your customers or prospects are not. It will be a lot easier to convince a prospect or customer, to join your team or buy something from you if you have a present on the number two most visited website on the internet!

I am not saying spend eight hours a day on there but at the very least, you should create a profile. Now of days, almost everybody goes online first before deciding to buy something. If you or your company does not have a presence, then most likely those people are going to think you are a fraud.

If you have not already created an account, create one and after that create a page. If you do not have a company, just use your name. I have several Facebook pages but my main page is Rodney Brooks Jr. Depending on when you are reading this, currently, I don’t have too much on there but starting today, this is the one that I am going to be working on the most.

Two months ago, I created a new website for a page that I did just for fun.  On my fanpage, I got over 6,000 likes and on my website; I got close to 20,000 visitors in the month of June! All I did was post pictures and videos at the peak times most of my fans were online. The only other thing I did besides posting at peak times was, posting a link to my website in the description.

Below is proof! Look at the date I took this screen shot. As you can see this site has only been up for three months. Along with the 25,787 views, I got 419 WordPress users and 161 subscribers to my list!

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The only way I would have known this data, was through tracking. WordPress comes with its own built-in tracking. The first three-pictures are an example the jetpack plug-in, which is free. All you have to do is activate it.

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The last picture is of my getresponse autoresponder. If you want to read a little more about autoresponders, go to my post titled, ‘What is an email autoresponder”. I explain more about autoresponders and mention several others too but for this post, I recommend getresponse. In the future, I will tell you why.

The only drawback with WordPress's jetpack tracking plug-in is, you cannot track actions or sales. For this, I recommend adtrackgold.

Adtrackgold is a ad-tracking software program. It allows you to track how many people clicked your link, how many people took action (signed up), how many people brought (sales) your product, split test, and more! The picture below is how the stats look. These two campaigns were for clicks and actions only.

The first campaign was for the page I mention earlier. The second campaign was for a page that I am currently one of the content managers. My goal was to see if anybody was clicking on my link and opting-in afterward. As you can see my first campaign got 1,489 raw clicks, 942 unique clicks and 156 actions (sign ups). My click thru rate was not that great but I got 156 free subscribers! The second campaign I got 20 free subscribers from the page that I am a content manager!

Conclusion

Go to Adtrackgold.com and hybrid-connect.com. download, and install the two plug-ins. After you have installed and activated them, write a blog post and if you have a list, send them an email letting them know you just created a new post. The next step is choosing a picture to post on Facebook. Once you have chosen one, make sure you post a link to the blog post you just created in the description..

After that, choose another picture or video that you think is funny, cute or inspirational. post this one about two hours after your blog post. Place a link in the description to the squeeze page that you created in this one.

What is affiliate marketing

06

Nov
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 0 Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing
What is affiliate marketing

What is affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. (wikipedia.org, 2013) When people ask me what I do, I tell them, affiliate marketing and the first thing (most of time) comes out their mouth is, “you don’t be ripping people off, do you?”  That comment gets me so frustrated but I try not to let it show because whether they know it or not, that comment gives me all the information I need. It saves me so much time and energy when trying to recruit new people. With that comment alone I know they have no idea what affiliate marketing is or what affiliate marketing is about.

The only thing I can do at this point is try to explain with an example. The example usually goes something like this. Suppose you know somebody that is selling a used car (2006 Nissan Maxima SE for this example) for $10,000. You both have made an agreement where he is willing to pay you 50% of the asking price if you helped him sell it! With that in mind, one day you are over a friend’s house and your friend tells you they are looking for a new car. Your friend begins to tell you he really wants a Nissan Maxima but he doesn't know if he can afford it. You asked him how much is he trying to spend and he said, $10,000! Bingo, you just became an affiliate marketer and you just made $5,000!

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Do you get the picture?

But wait… it gets even better. Suppose the same person you made the agreement with tells you he has 9 more. Six weeks go pass and you sell all 9! That’s a total of 10 cars, totaling $100,000. You do the math, P of $100,000… That’s $50,000! It takes some people 12 months to make $50,000, some 24.

This example was more of an offline referral marketing deal, but you get the picture, right? I use cars for this example because most people can relate to buying a car. If it was online it would go something like this.

Company ABC is an online store that sells electronics. They have an affiliate program that pays you 50% of the purchase price every time somebody buys something after clicking your affiliate link. An affiliate link is it's a special URL that contains the ID or username of the affiliate. This URL is used by the advertiser to track all traffic the affiliate sends to the advertiser's site as a part of the affiliate program. (webopedia.com)

This time you are on Facebook chatting with one of your buddies and he tells you his TV just broke but he doesn't have time to go to the store because he is leaving town on a business trip for a week. In addition, he said, he wished he knew of an electronics store that could deliver the same time he plans to arrive back home.  Bingo, all you have to do is send him your affiliate link and wait for your commission check or deposit in your PayPal account.

This is just an example, now of days you can get just about anything you want from Walmart.com but what other job can you get paid for setting behind your computer, chatting to people, sending and posting links. Even the company in this example has to work harder than you do. They have to take the order, physically package and ship the product. Most affiliate products online are downloadable (eBook, video, etc…) so you don’t have to worry about inventory but you still need some tools that will help you make more money.

You are going to need an email autoresponder and website at the bare minimum. An email autoresponder is a computer program that automatically answers e-mail sent to it. (wikipedia.org, 2013) An email autoresponder also saves you tons of time by sending follow-up emails automatically. I’m not going to get into why this is important but if you want to know why, you can read my blog post titled What is an auto responder.

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In addition, to an email autoresponder you are going to need a website of your very own. The reason is, so you can post all your affiliate links on it and promote them all with your website link. For example, go to paidfiveways. This site is what you get when you sign up for Stone Evans's FREE 30 Days to Success affiliate program. All you have to do is sign up; follow his directions get not 1, not 2 but 5 checks in the mail!

When starting out, there is one thing you must remember. Your friends are not all just going to beating down your door to buy whatever it is your selling and not all of them are going to be interested in what you have to say. You are going to have to search for them.

One of the quickest ways I found to do this is placing ads using targeted keywords. Ads can be free or paid but placing ads is the quickest way. Facebook PPC is a great place to start. You can set your budget as low as $2 per day and you can get clicks as low as $.01! You have to know a little something to get your clicks down to $.01 but it not so hard that you can't figure it out. There are several Facebook PPC course floating around.

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If you have about $50 to $100 and you can buy solo ads form safe-swaps.com and build an email list overnight! This strategy is explained in my blog post called How to build a email list.

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To sum it all up, affiliate marketing is the best way to start out making money online.  If you are thinking about getting started in affiliate marketing I would highly recommend GVO. GVO gives you just about everything you need to get up and running TODAY and GVO has one of the best affiliate programs online! As an affiliate, if you sign up 5 people within a week, you get a bonus of $100! Once you have more than 100 direct sign ups, they will be pay you $500 each month and once you have more than 200, they will pay you $1000 each month and so on. All you have to do is click the link.

How to drive traffic to your website

22

Oct
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 4Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

How to drive traffic to your website is easier then you might think! If you don’t know what I am talking about when I say drive traffic, it is the number of people that visits your site in a day, week, or year. Some websites get 3,000 visitors in a day. Some get that in a year.

523653908_0192ad68d4_oEIt is crucial to get traffic to your website if you plan on ranking number one in the search engines. The ending result of traffic equals CASH! This is the formula.

Traffic Converging = CASH

If you can remember this one formula, you will be one step ahead of today’s average Internet Marketer. You could have the best product in the world but if nobody sees it, nobody buys it. This is the best case scenario. The worst case scenario is having tons of traffic but nobody is buys anything. Which one is worst, No traffic or no converging. Take a minute and think about. What did you say? The ending result of both equals the same, NO cash.

You need traffic and you need traffic flowing constantly. Studies shows, when searching online most people usually stop looking thru the search results at page five if they can’t find what they are looking for. With that in mind, you need to be on page one. Showing up on page one of the search results will increase traffic to your website because you will be the first thing they see.

There are many different strategies on how to drive traffic to you website. One way to get website traffic is using social media. Create a Facebook fanpage and ever time you have a sale, event, or just want to say something, post it to it. I have talked to several people about this strategy and when Facebook is mentioned; the first thing come out is “facebook, that’s for the kids.”  I myself have been guilty of this and alot of young people are on fancebook but so are your customers.

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Example of a post I promoted on my fanpage. Click on picture to see.

If your customers see you on facebook, they will most likely connect with you and share your post with their friends, which means, more traffic! That goes the same for all the rest of the social media sites as well.

This example is one way to get web traffic for free but if you have five or ten dollars to spend, you can buy website traffic using Facebook pay per click. What I suggest is every time you post a new blog post, create a post on your fanpage but don’t do this by sharing the link. Post a picture and write a description with to the link on it.

The reason why I say don’t share the link is because sometimes the picture comes out smaller or the picture is not centered so you can see all of it.

Facebook recommends a minimum width of 600 pixels for news feed pictures. Blow is a snapshot of the guidelines here is the link to Facebook’s Ads Product Guide Overview.

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Building a email list is another way how to drive traffic to your website. Every time you create a blog post sent a email to your list. if you don’t have a list, you are going to have to build one. The fastest way to build a email list is with solo ads. If you don’t know what solo ads are, they are agreements made between you and somebody else, to mail your offer to there list of subscribers for a fee. You can literally book a solo ad mailing, go to sleep and walk up and have 20 to 100 new subscribers!

The key to solo ads is giving away something free on the front in. Once they’re on your list send follow up messages about your blog post. This will get traffic to your website instantly! You can send them anything you want but for this example we want to increase traffic to your website.

If you buy a solo ad everyday for a one mouth you could get over 2,000 subscribers!. Depending on how active your they are you could have over 2,000 subscribers checking out your blog every time you send a email! That’s how to drive traffic to your website.

Below is screenshot of my GVO account and proof that you can get over 2,000 subscribers in 30 days. Don’t let people fool you. I did it and here is proof. Notice I have a 20,500-subscriber list limit. If you want a 20,500-subscriber list limit, click on the link.

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Proof: 2,000 plus in 30 days!

Remember solo ads are agreements made between you and somebody else, to email your offer to there list of subscribers for a fee. Be carefully, there are a lot of people agreeing to sell them. Some charge as little as $25, some charge as much as $50.

Luckily I got pointed in the right direction when I signed up for this course that a multi-millionaire Internet marketer was selling. He had a whole list of solo ad sellers but I only got in contact with one person on that list and he did not want to send my offer out.

Fortunately for me the same course had more resources. One of the other sources was a site call Safe-Swaps. Safe Swaps is a network of solo-ads seller. In addiction, you can do ad-swaps. Ad-swaps are when you and somebody else agree to send each other offer to their list of subscribers for free. I will give more details in another post but for now let’s just concentrate on solo ads and how to drive traffic to your website.

Safe Swaps has hundreds of different solo ads to choose from and you don’t have to worry about getting scammed and ripped off. Safe Swaps has 15 levels of protection. The screenshot below is on there website. If you want more details click the link.

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Now you have two ways to increase traffic to your website. One is Facebook and the second is solo ads. The only thing you have to remember is blog every day or no less then once every 5 day and after you make a post get traffic to your website so people can see it. If you increase traffic to your website, Google will start placing your site at the top of the search results.

How to drive traffic to your website

How to build a email list

08

Oct
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 2Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

How to build a email list? You might have heard some Internet marketers saying, “The money is in the list” but they might not have told you how to build a list. Well, today is your lucky day because I am about to tell you how to build a email list but first, I want to just put this out there. Building a list is going to require you to do some work. This is not a get rich overnight scheme and when I say work, I mean, you are going to have to sit at your computer and actually type on your keyboard and click your mouse. Just remember, an email list is the backbone for all Internet marketers and brick and mortar business.How to build a email list

Keep in mind, whenever you do any kind of job there are going to be some tools required! Building a email list is no exception. Luckily you have me to help you get the tools you need! The tools you need to build a email list are a squeeze page, website, and autoresponder.

One of the best squeeze page generators I found is called 90-second squeeze page. 90-second squeeze page is a free online squeeze page generator that includes five different templates that are all proven to convert! All you have to do is create an account and start building!

With just the 90-second squeeze page app., you almost have everything you need except for one thing, an autoresponder. When creating your account, 90-second squeeze page automatically makes you an affiliate. That means you have a product to promote instantly. The key principle behind building an email list is giving away something in exchange for a person’s email address. There, I just said it. The secret behind How to build a email list is giving away something in exchange for a person’s email address. 90-second squeeze page is free but don't get too happy because some of the people might just be looking for freebies.

There is another plug-in that you're going to need and it is called Affiliate Website Generator. This plug-in gives you a fully functional, professionally designed review website. All you have the do is download, upload, install and you will be up and running in no time! The best thing about the Affiliate Website Generator is not that it is a fully functional professionally designed review website or that it has a built in squeeze page builder, no, the best thing about Affiliate Website Generator is, it’s FREE and it runs on a FREE platform, WordPress!

You are basically set up to start building your first email list but you are going to need one more thing, can you guess? An auto responder and the best autoresponder I have found is GVOGVO stands for Global Virtual Opportunities and the reason why I am saying it is the best is because of their price and what all is included. With GVO you can have up to 20,000-subscribers on your list for as little as $11.24 per week! In, addition, you can host your review site with them and any other website you want to create! You get unlimited domain hosting!

How to build a email list

Ok, now you know what tools you are going to need, lets put it all together. How to build a email list is the question you asked. First you have to remember you need an incentive to make people give you their email address and you have to understand that just because someone give you their email address doesn’t mean they are going to buy something from you automatically.

After you figure that out, go and create an account at 90-second squeeze page and Affiliate Website Generator. Then go to GVO and sign up. Once you have signed up go pick out a domain and upload the Affiliate Website Generator plug-in to your site. The only thing left to do is get traffic to your squeeze page and watch you list grow!

How to build a email list tools:

How to build a email list

Solo ads are the best way to build your list fast!

16

Sep
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 0 Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

What are solo ads?

Many Internet marketers ask the question, how can I build an email list from scratch and how can I build it fast. Well, today must be your lucky day because I am about to tell you how! The answer is Solo ads! Solo ads are the fastest and best way to build an email list from scratch, fast! If you do not know what solo ads are, they are arrangements made with other marketers or list brokers that have already spent the time and money it takes to build a list and charges you a fee to send out your affiliate link or product link. Now how cool is that? You do not have to waste your time or your money trying to figure out which ad is making money and which ad is costing money!

Benefits

Laser-targeted subscribers The benefits of buying solo ads are:solo ads

  • Build a list overnight
  • Get traffic to your website immediately
  • Solo ads guaranteed clicks

The reason why they are laser targeted is the person or company you brought the solo ads from have already done the legwork building the list. All you have to do is make sure you write a good email copy!

You could order a solo today and by the time you wake up tomorrow, have over one hundred new subscribers! If you played your cards right and you wrote a good email, in addition to opt-ins you might just see some sales in your PayPal account!

Where do you get them?

You can get solo ads from a lot of different people and places on the net but the best place to get solo ads from is a site called Safe-Swaps.com. Safe-Swaps Solo Ads sellers all have responsive list that are just the right price! You can also get them for safelists but these safelist solo ads are not as responsive. Most of the time the only reason they are clicking on your link is to get credits to mail their offer but every once in awhile somebody finds your offer interesting and opts-in. You might send up 10,000 emails and only 10 opt-in's but it did not cost you a dime!

How much do they cost?

Solo ads vary in cost, they are usually priced by the click and on Safe-Swaps.com; they are $0.24 to $0.70. I sell them for $.35 a click at the time of this writing. You can get four hundred clicks for $140. Prices may increase or decrease in the future but you can pick from hundreds of solo ads sellers. A good tip for buying solo ads is start out buying small. Buy one or two hundred clicks first and if you like the result, buy from that person again but bigger.

My results

I have been have been a prime member of Safe Swaps for about eight months now and in my first month; I got close to two thousand new subscribers and that was  in just one mouth! Since then I have brought over 50 solos ads with no plans to stop. In addition, I have one active referral!  Safe Swaps is an amazing ways to drive traffic to you website! Check out my other post explaining how .

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Safe-Swap.com  is the largest, safest, place on the internet to buy, sell solo ads! In addition, they have a FREE affiliate program! Check out my Review!

Solo ads are the key to list building

16

Sep
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 14Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

If you are trying to build a list, solo ads are one of the easiest and fastest ways to accomplish it.  Depending on who you ask, a solo ad is an email message that you pay someone to send to their list that they have already built. When building a list this is extremely useful, because the list of the person whom you buy the solo ad from has already opted-in to receive information about some sort of moneymaking opportunity. When the solo ad provider sends your email, they are more likely to click and opt-in!

Solo ads give you targeted leads. The only other thing you have to do is, make sure you are promoting a product that converts. There are other variables that come into play but choosing a product that converts is one of the most important. Your email copy is important too but I would say slightly less. Your squeezepage is the more important. Only because some solo ad providers ask for just a link. Most of the times when a solo ad provider only asks for a link, it’s because they are going to add it to a URL rotator. This is my favorite kind of solo ad provider! Not only do you not have to worry about your email copy, you can also give them a link from your own rotator! With this technique, you can start your own co-op business!

Starting your own co-op is a great way to help your team! When you are promoting a network-marketing product, your downline should be treated like gold. The more you support your team the more likely, your team will support you. If you have some team members that are showing results, one of the best ways to say good job is to do some advertising for them. There comes a time in every internet marketer’s career where you come across a campaign that takes up so much time and so much energy that you start questioning yourself is it worth it. Getting an email from your sponsor congratulating you on your hard work and offering to include you in his or her next co-op, really confirms that your hard work is not going unnoticed.

Another reason why I like solo ad vendors that only ask for a link is all you have to do is find a reliable one. There are many to choose from so picking one could be somewhat hard. When picking a reliable solo ad provider, the number one factor you should look for is, if he or she is trustworthy. Another one to look for is testimonials but not all testimonials are the same so make sure you look, for the testimonials of well-known marketers.

There are a lot of people buying solo ads and leaving testimonials saying the traffic was great but only because the vendor over delivered. This is not how you determine if the solo ad traffic was good. You need to know how many people opted-in and how many sales were generated. If there are sales, this is good proof that the people on their list were interested enough to click on the link, take out there credit card and buy, which means they might do the same for you! Another thing you should look for is what country the clicks are coming from. The only way to see this is by using tracking software that has geo-location reporting or you could ask the solo ad provider to give you a copy.

I have seen people with a list size of 100,000 plus people but more than 50% are from countries like India or Pakistan. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these countries but it is going to be very difficult communicating if they don’t speak the same language and its going to be even harder to coordinate with them because of the time zone gap. You might have to stay up until 11 am, the next day trying to answer their questions.

Some other things you should consider are the length of time they have been online and if they have their own product. If they have just started selling solo ads, they might not have any testimonials but they should have an online presence. A good example is when I saw a well-known internet marketer pop up on a site where I buy most of my solo ads. He didn't have any testimonials at the time but I knew he was legit because I brought one of his products before.

A lot of solo ad providers have their very own website. You can usually find all of the prices for their click packages displayed on them. The only drawback is these sites don’t always rank on the first page of Google. Some advertising agencies also sell solo ads but you might find them listed under media buys. The best place to buy solo ads is a site called Udimi.com!

This is Safe-swaps.com newest website and the only difference between Safe-Swaps.com and Udimi.com is, Udimi.com is 100% FREE!  Safe-swaps.com is free to join but you have to pay a monthly fee to gain access to all there features and they allow you to do ad swaps! If you don’t know what ad swaps are, there are when you and a partner send the other persons email message to their own list until the agreed upon clicks are achieved.

Udimi.com and Safe-swaps.com are both made up of hundreds of individual people that buy and sell solo ads. You can choose from anybody you want. They both have built-in tracking and buyer fraud protection. If there is ever a problem and the seller does not want to make it right, you can escalate it and ask the site to look into it. If you are in the right, they will refund your money. In addition, you can leave a nasty testimonial and warn people about the seller. If there is really a big problem, the solo ad seller can be banned from the site.

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Benefits of Udimi.com and Safe-Swaps.com

  • Affordable Solo Ads
  • Targeted Solo Ads
  • Responsive Solo Ads
  • Top Notch Solo Ad Providers
  •  Solo Ads That Work