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What is the best way to drive traffic?

     

chris

10:04 pm on Jul 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I have just created (far from complete) my first website [techdesk.com] and have a few questions:

Is the submission to SE's the primary way to drive traffic?

Are banner exchange programs worth-while? (traffic drivers?)

What free (or mimimal cost) stats programs are available to anaylze stats? I have access to raw log files, so is there a program I can pipe them through to get some anaylsis?

TIA
chris

BTW nice looking BP

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Brett_Tabke

11:14 pm on Jul 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hi Chris, welcome to the board.

Se's are still the primary way people find sites -thus, it is a big part of your promotion activities.

Banners - out, way out unless you are getting payed to run them.

Raw logs: WebTrends is nice if you feel it is worth it. After that, Fast Stats and then finally, Analog if you have C compiler access.

chris

11:22 pm on Jul 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply :)

"Banners - out, way out unless you are getting paid to run them."

That brings up another question...What do people generally charge
for a banner ad on the front page. I know it depends on the
amount of hits the site receives, but what is the price difference between say..1000/10,000/100,000 hits a week?

Air

3:17 am on Jul 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hi Chris,

I just had a look at your site, you've done a nice job with it. I like your "newbies" section in particular.

I've just added [techdesk.com...] to the ODP under Computers: Education: Internet: Help and Tutorials: Internet Beginners Guides

The directory updates each evening so you should see it there tomorrow.

Welcome to the forums.

chris

7:09 am on Jul 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hey thanks Air. I appreciate it! Looks like I have a lot of competition...I better get busy.

ttyl

Brett_Tabke

11:21 pm on Aug 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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>What do people charge for banners.

All depends upon the business segment and your audience. Some high profile net sectors like Real estate and Auto's can still command $30-$50 per cpm (a thousand banners). Most others in the entertainment sectors are lucky to grab $2 to $5. It also depends on if you are using your own sales efforts or going through a middle man ad broker like Burst, Flycast, or DoubleClick. They usually take atleast 30%.

 

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