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Posting to WebMasterWorld Increases Traffic

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5:44 am on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Posting to webmasterworld brings the poster more traffic. It's crazy yes I know but is it damn true!

I have been researching this for a few months now here is my findings.

The more I posted a day to WebmasterWorld, the more hits I got! Sure I get traffic from other parts of the world, but the kicker is people clicking on your profile trying then going to your web site.

I have made many contacts within webmasterworld and made many trades between sites boosting my linkage and their linkage. The more I post a day the more people click on my profile then goto my webpage.

Its amazing yet stunning facts from months of research.

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Subliminal suggestion like putting "clicking" and "profile" and "going to web site" at the same line should do wonders too...

:)

7:12 am on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Whoa - first time I read this thread, I thought it was an invitation to spam EW ;-)
Upon further review, I can see it's a compliment.

Ya, forum posting and profile referrals are powerful - probably the most powerful referral ever. People click on that profile link are prequalified and 'sold' in some way on _you_. It's quality - not quantity.

Those that don't have profile urls, are completely missing out on it. If you don't have a site that is 'clean' enough to put something on, then get one. I'd take one profile referral over more se referrals that you'd believe. Prequalified traffic is hard to come by.

By the same token, if you don't build your forum rep with quality postings, I think a profile referral can actually harm you in the long run.

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I have checked my share of profiles at WW in the short time I've been here and I would say that at least 75% of the posters I've checked don't leave their website address.

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Hey! I know! I should make a welcoming page for those that come from here!

Personalization based upon the referer... Then, the ones looking for specific pages will get the content they want right at the top...

Gotta get out these PHP references...

(edited by: Duckula at 8:31 am (utc) on Mar. 27, 2002)

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>I'd take one profile referral over more se referrals that you'd believe.

I completely agree. I'm sure many of us have gained business and (of course) new co-operative relationships as a result of people clicking through on the profile links. Not having one included is a missed opportunity for many.

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Everytime you post, you are leaving a tiny bit of your resume.

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Hmmm, Well I am very private. I don't like people checking me out unless I invite them. So I don't have a URL people can look at.

But if this is a resume. I would like to ask for a salary of 150K. :) If you can give me that, sticky me! Then I can quit my current job and hang at WW all the time!

9:55 am on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Now, if there's some way I can get everyone who hits my site from WMW to come to Georgia and get caught breaking the law . . . ;)

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actually am going cruisn' throu the southern states later this or next year,

but as i don't drink, don't suppose you'd get any business from me :)

1:10 pm on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Clickwatcher:

What about Rx meds (most people don't consider those). Anyway, if you are near my home base (Valdosta), give me a call. The toll free number on my website will do.

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i will, thanks.

rx meds ???? you got me here

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>rx meds ????

That'll get you a DUI, I suppose.

>resume

Luckily, I don't need one.

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I think a number of us leave our sites off to remain objective - I really don't want to know if I am giving or getting advice from a competitor!:)
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>>That'll get you a DUI, I suppose

In Georgia, and many other states, if an officer stops you and determines that you are incapable of driving safely due to consumption of Rx or over-the-counter meds, you will be charged with DUI. SO BE CAREFUL.

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hey i'm really lost

does

Rx = under the counter medicine ??

if not what does it mean

I really don't want to know if I am giving or getting advice from a competitor!

... thinks ... :) ... i've done some serious research and ... i've discovered some great keywords for my industry with HIGH conversion rates, just bid $$$$ on all the ppc's whisper, whisper - keyword keyword

< much later > oh sorry for the MAJOR typo, i meant keyword keyword not keyword keyword

IF keyword.keyword = "wild goose"

AND bid.strategy = "even wilder goose"

THEN ask boss for bonus

don't try this at home, its just the ramblings of someone whos been staring at a rectangular screen for too long without a break

4:33 pm on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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mmm! i thought well lets get the posts, up.

i'm sure anybody seriously wanting to abuse WMW in this way, would be licked off the boards.

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i should hope so too!!
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>>would be licked off the boards<<

Sounds kinky, caine. What kind of a place do you think this is? ;)

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>> Posting to webmasterworld brings the poster more traffic. It's crazy yes I know but is it damn true!

Us humans are amazing, whatever we focus are minds on we are able to make progress on. Karma, human will, whatever it is it is powerful.

>> Those that don't have profile urls, are completely missing out on it. If you don't have a site that is 'clean' enough to put something on, then get one. I'd take one profile referral over more se referrals that you'd believe. Prequalified traffic is hard to come by.

I agree but i don't have my url in my profile because i am not here to get traffic from webmasterworld. I have many clean urls i could provide. But, I want to be free to discuss borderline matters and if i am on the wrong side of the line. Also, I don't want to spam webmasterworld, by deciding to not have any forum traffic I feel more free to be objective even if i have a related page on the internet, I can answer the question without getting traffic (karma will bring the traffic in the long run) and maybe i can learn something and improve my site :):):)

I think visiting webmaster world alone may increase traffic, alittle (waiting to here from newbies). But checking the facts to make a correct post here will do wonders for your traffic. Even without that profile traffic.

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Pretty much the only promo I've done for my site is a listing in my profile (it needs a fairly major rewrite/upgrade at the moment, and I still see a few hits from my profile every day. Some of them stay too :)), and its got the major spiders wandering through the site, which is about all I want at the moment.

I think it is useful to list your site though. There are a lot of people with wildly varying skill sets on this board. If you need some sort of help, in just about any technical field you can find it here. The profile sites can help you identify those members who have the skills you need. You never know, you could even get some business from it. Having said that, I didn't put my URL in the profile to attract WmW traffic, but its nice that SOMEONE is paying attention

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>>would be licked off the boards<< ;) ROTFLMAO

Let me tell you about the time...........

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There are many reasons why one would refrain from posting their URL.

Posting on a website with a bunch of HTML gurus can lead to harsh criticism. Many feel that their site isn't worth looking at in comparison to your average WebmasterWorld webmaster's.

The page is personal rather than corporate. Such as a weblog, journal, showcasing one's music/talent, or a fan site.

Generally I don't think about these things when asked for a URL because, hey... it's the internet, if you put something on it, expect it to be seen somehow.

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>Posting on a website with a bunch of HTML gurus can lead to harsh criticism.

On most boards, yes, I'd agree. That said, it'd better not happen here -it simply will not stand. The FIRST rule of WebmasterWorld is courtesy and respect towards ANY other member, regardless of their skill level.

Besides, who's to say what works and what doesn't? I have one site that is widely known to be the ugliest on the internet, and I'm crying all the way to the bank.

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I'm crying all the way to the bank.

Too funny :)

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I had a psycho track me down at SEF years ago and after that, I said forget it. I post here because I like it here... never tried to benefit from posting anything. If you hear anything out of me, it's because I believe it, not because I want you to buy my widgets or get some pr. I think people who have read my posts over the years at least know that much about me.... even if they don't like me:) But one thing is for sure, I have met some great friends here that have helped me emotionally, as well as in SEO... and if that is all I take away from here, I will still consider myself a wealthy man:)

...so if you want to see the tuna I caught last month, click on my profile... but just so you know.... I ate it and didn't sell it:)

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> Posting on a website with a bunch of HTML gurus can lead to harsh criticism.

Wow, Josh, that is one depressing entry on your blog!

(grin)

Your site looks very nice.

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There are many reasons why one would refrain from posting their URL.

I'm pretty careful to make sure I don't say anything that is proprietary on WW; however, if I were to let some little competive advantage slip out, the last thing I want is a link from THAT info to my site.

I want my competitors to remain in the dark about what we're doing and how we're doing it, as much as possible.

:)

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I don't add my url because I'm worried that a spy from one of the search engines may catch me ragging on them and ban my site into the stone age, or something.

Nevertheless, I'm intending to put up a vanity page, just to give folks something nice to look at, etc.

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