I just managed to triple my daily visitors to one of my web sites by winning a web site award. How did I win the award? I simply took 5 minutes out of my day, submitted the necessary information and watched my traffic explode two days later.
Award sites are web sites that recognize other web sites that add value to the Internet community. When your site wins an award, the award giving web site will display your link and web site information on their web site which drives boat loads of traffic to your web site.
Now, you are probably wondering how these award sites get so much traffic? When a web site wins an award, they display the award sites banner with a link back to the award site. If the award site has given out over 1,000 awards, they have over 1,000 links to their site all over the Internet! Pretty smart.
If you are considering applying for an award, you should have a web site that has valuable content and is worthy of receiving an award or award web sites reviewing your site will not stay very long at your site. The chances of you receiving an award will be very slim.
If you are interested in exploding your traffic stats, I suggest going to awardsites.com which lists over 1,900+ sites that offer awards. Write up a good description for your site to increase your chances of being selected.
But the idea should not stop here. The idea of these award sites should get the little marketing man running in your head all over the place. Another good way to generate traffic to your site is to also give out an award. If you give out an award, you could possibly have your site linked to hundreds of other web sites in a short matter of time.
All you need to do is design a small graphic that displays your award. Tell the web sites that you award to display your image with a link right back to your own web site.
It does not take long to do the math. Let us say that you give out over the course of one year about 500 awards. If each sites generate 100 hits back to your website:
500 x 100 = 50,000
You have just generated an extra 50,000 visitors to your web site! You can download an awards CGI script for your web site by going to amusive.com/scripts/
The award that you offer should be related to your web site in order to develop more traffic. Both methods will benefit you in the end.
Gauher Chaudhry is editor of Cool Cash Ezine. You can subscribe by sending an email to email@example.com with “sub-art” in the