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How to get more traffic from MSN?

     
1:49 pm on Feb 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have a site that gets quite a lot of traffic from google, but very little from MSN. Referrers so far this month:

14800+ for google us pages.
846 for the main msn engine, 190 for auto.msn.com.

I have a much larger percentage of "eggs" in my google basket than I would like. What can I do to increase my msn.com hits? I have over 50k pages in google right now from the Jan crawl, I am sure FAST has nowhere near that many yet.

There are plenty of "pay for inclusion" services out there, but I don't have a good idea about which ones are scams and which really work.

I get most of my traffic from google on keywords which match content on the 50k pages, so I don't really have a handful of keywords I can specifically target, like with an msn small business listing.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

-Pete

2:01 pm on Feb 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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There are plenty of "pay for inclusion" services out there, but I don't have a good idea about which ones are scams and which really work.

We use PositionTech and have not had any problems...yet.

We have only used their service for a couple of months now, but so far, so good.

- Chad

2:52 pm on Feb 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>There are plenty of "pay for inclusion" services out there, but I don't have a good idea about which ones are scams and which really work<<

I have been using Ineedhits.com for 8 months and have had no problems. I have emailed support a few times with questions and have always gotten a response within 12 hours or less.

3:39 pm on Feb 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Inktomi's pricing -
Number of URLs included: Price per URL (USD):
1st URL $39.00
URLs 2 - 1000 $25.00 each

I have 50k pages in google. Am I right that means it would cost $25,000 just to include 1000 of them? That's nuts.

-Pete

4:03 pm on Feb 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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peterdaly,

I would contact them concerning bulk pricing if you are going to include all of your url's. I would suggest submitting only a few of your top urls (25-50) and that should give you enough exposure.

[edited by: gsmitchell at 4:25 pm (utc) on Feb. 7, 2003]

4:17 pm on Feb 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Am I right that means it would cost $25,000 just to include 1000 of them? That's nuts.

Yes.

However, I don't think 1000 or 10,000 pages would be very cost effective. We submitted 25 of our 2000 pages, focused keywords that mattered and had proven results.

Take your top 25-50 pages and submit them, once folks visit your site through these entry points, it's up to them to search deeper.

- Chad

4:18 pm on Feb 7, 2003 (gmt 0)



PositionTechs Trusted feed program may be applicable in this situation.

Shak

7:49 pm on Feb 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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yep, you can setup Trusted Feed in Ask, Ink, FAST and AV. Instead of paying for inclusion, you'll pay around .25/click. If you put all 50k pages in or even 10% of that the CPC might come down some.

You'll need to generate a file that has titles, descriptions, keywords, and a section for content to give to PT put it in a special format for them and then watch the traffic roll in.

 

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