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Oncoru




msg:616483
 1:00 am on Jul 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have been working and developing my e-books and website for about 6 months I have several e-books and a pretty lame website. I thought of a promotional program to increase sales and traffic but I don't know how to go about doing it. I was wondering if someone could give me source code that allows my customers to e-mail 5 of their friends from my website securely so the original customer can get an extra section of my e-book free.

 

TallTroll




msg:616484
 10:13 am on Jul 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hmmm, that would be open to abuse, wouldn't it? Someone could set up 5 dummy free mail accounts, mail them from the site, and get the free section

Unless you have put some other tracking mechanism in place?

john316




msg:616485
 3:54 pm on Jul 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

<<I have several e-books and a pretty lame website.>>

Since you said it, I'll agree. I'm not sure it would be a good idea to send anyone to the site until you address the "lame" issue.

agerhart




msg:616486
 4:12 pm on Jul 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

Oncoru,

Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Please do not take this in a personal attack or anything like that, but instead as constructive critiscm.

This is off-topic, but related to John316's post.

I have seen statistic in Internet magazines lately that have shown that a majority of the internet users are skeptical about the internet and some of the sites that they visit.

This being said, when trying to sell a product on the internet, it is important that your site conveys that you are a legitimate business and not just another scam on the internet.

To get across to the user that you (the site) can be trusted with their credit card number and they are actually going to get what they bought, if anything at all, there are certain things you need to......in my own opinion.

First, I think if you are selling something over the internet you need to have fully-functional, professional or crisp looking site, that does not have any broken links or anything like this.

Second, I think that you need to get some sort of certification, like VeriSign [verisign.com].

I think that you should step into the common users shoes:

Would you buy something from a site like this if you came across it? Is there anything there that makes you want to buy it?....something draw your attention?

All things to think about.....in my opinion

msgraph




msg:616487
 4:45 pm on Jul 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

Have you checked through hotscripts.com Oncoru?

If you want to set something up where people can abuse it like Talltroll stated then it's fairly easy to find something like that. As long as all the fields are filled correctly then they receive the extra section.

To get it so that the 5 end-users have to confirm their e-mail addresses before the client gets his extra section, then that would take some more digging around. I've seen it on a few sites but I can't remember them.

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