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The Quick and Free Way to Get a SWARM of Visitors to Your Website… Not!

Recently I finished working for a not for profit organisation in Bangkok. During my spare time I developed a suite of electronic dictionaries for mobile devices… here’s the link, www.bede.me, but let’s be honest this isn’t why you are reading this article.

I returned to the UK to put my kids through secondary school or high school for those across the ocean, and started to market my mass market utility application on the net.

I have made a few mistakes and upset Google Adsense… their loss not mine, trying to generate traffic to my site, don’t experiment with buying traffic, visitors don’t buy from you!

Reading many articles about swarming traffic to your site drew me to Traffic Swarm, Google Snipe, what is snipping anyway and others promising to boost my traffic to levels I can’t cope with… believe me I can cope with all the traffic this sent my way and have largely come to the conclusion that by promising US$ 500 a day in revenue actually only profits them, by marketing their site and not really doing very much for yours.

A nubile company aiming to boost sales via the net is drawn into reading these web marketing success stories, but can writing a repetitive article, duplicating their model with a short video and the promise of an eBook describing revelations in internet marketing really be the secret to drawing millions to your site for free.

Well let’s go… watch this video… I’ll be honest here, it’s not a video about making you money it’s a short cartoon of a true story that happened to me when I was touring Europe in 1983… Anglo-Franco relations at their best… buy my product to make sure it doesn’t happen to you… sorry for the little plug!.

If you want a eBook I’ll not sell you one, because I don’t have a secret model for internet success to describe to you… not that it would work anyway and secondly as I give them away on my site to compliment my dictionary software.

My website is configured using WordPress, the back end behind many blogs and uses an eCommerce plugin called Yak, which allows me to automate instant downloads after a sale is completed through PayPal. It works well.

I have installed a number of plugins to improve indexing in search engines including autotagging, permalink rewriting and promotion of old posts, but at the end of the day there is no is quick and easy solution to get this swarm of traffic that brings in more money is advertising revenue than you aim to make selling your own product. I have spent hours writing titles for tags and product posts and believe this is a much better use of my time than trying to follow a dubious model to achieve internet marketing success.

If you sell a low cost product Google Adwords can cost you more than you bring in. In my experience it isn’t that difficult to attract traffic to your site by using great keywords which relate directly to your products, but if one in five hundred generate a sale it costs a minimum of five quid to reach your goal and I sell for 2.99… um a loss of two quid a sale… kewl!

I found using Google products has elevated my dictionary software in Google rankings and the abyss of eBay has generated very little… again at a cost and other shopping sites really don’t match my product – price mix.

I don’t have a solution or an eBook to generate millions of new visitors for free… did you watch my video. Nothing is free, especially if you value your labour, spend your time wisely and good luck in getting your internet business going and growing.

Bede Key PhD.

Top 10 Tips for World Cup 2010

Going to South Africa for the World Cup 2010 you are likely to need a dictionary on your mobile, at the very least to gloat after your country has won or to communicate with your new life partner who shares your passion for football.

At Bede Products we have dictionaries which will help you communicate with supporters from all the countrys that will be competing for the World Cup 2010.

Australia, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Honduras, Mexico, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, New Zealand, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.

Already sorted out your communication tools here’s our Top 10 Tips to help you enjoy the World Cup 2010.

1.  That Book You Really Wanted To Read – save paper and put it on your mobile device

Bede Products has a resourse of eBooks available for free download. These vary from Classics to Mythology and includes Dream Psychology Psychoanalysis for Beginners – how can you interpret your dream of England, Australia, The USA or your nation of winning the world cup… perhaps Freud would interpret this is some bizzare way!!

2.  Reading Glasses – yeap those mobile device screens are very small

Although it is winter in South Africa during the World Cup 2010 don’t forget your sunnies too! Not using glasses don’t forget your contact lens solution.

3.  Nail Scissors – but remember to check them in.

For all those nailbitting matches don’t forget your nail scissors to keep your manicure still looking good.

4.  Umbrella – it always rains on holiday

Remember it’s winter in South Africa for the World Cup 2010, but much of the country is hot dry and sunny… a brolley doubles as an effecting sun block, but don’t dismis the chance of rain.

5.  That Thing That Charges Up Your your devices and camera.

You don’t want it to run out when you need it the most. The electric plug type for South Africa is similar to that of Europe and much of Asia, but three pin earthed, pretty much like your rasor with an extra pin.

6.  A Torch

In South Africa don’t be caught out if there is a power failure. If you are visiting rural areas during your stay in South Africa there may not even be power!

7.  Telephone Number Of The Credit Card Fraud People

Security it South Africa has improved unrecongisably during the last 20 years, but be careful when you give out your credit card details and be cautious of where you walk at night after you have had a drink.

8. Ointments for your athletes foot / eczema / piles

Incest repelant is a must, but often the best way to protect yourself is to keep yourself covered in the evenings and use a mozi net at night. Aim not to get bitten and avoid watching your country in the final from a hospital bed.

9.  Hangover Remedies or just risk another drink!

Hangovers are caused by dehydration and vitimin C deficiency. After a day in the sun take a long cool fruit drink just before you go to bed. An English Breakfast with coffee and orange juice is a well known cure.

10.  The Address For Logging Onto Your Work Email – not!!!

Having said that bear in mind the travel issues caused by the volcanic ash from Iceland for the Northern hemisphere, you may need your log on information for internet banking or just to let your boss you’ll be on holiday for another week!!!