Now that we have talked about so called Free Traffic and at least I know it works lets talk about how to use it. On this blog post, we are going to be talking about the tools you need for advertising.
First and you have to have a way to keep track of your user id, referral URLs, when to mail hits to use, how many credits you have left and much more.
The easiest way I have found to do that is to use an excel spreadsheet. If you don’t have Microsoft office you can do the same thing with a spreadsheet from OpenOffice, Libre office, or any other similar free program.
Here is the same spreadsheet that I use. You can go here to get a free copy of the safelist sheet to get you started. You can also use it with text ads, banner ads, traffic exchanges and any other place you advertise.
Here is a short video that shows you how I use the spreadsheet. No emails to enter just click on it and watch. Go Here
Now you have a way to keep track of where your ads are and when you need to take some type of action again. If you do not keep track, you will get lost in the shuffle and not be consistent with your advertising.
The next thing you have to have is a tracking link. Most of the sites will have tracking for your links, but then you have to log into each one of them to see how your advertising is doing. You need one central place where you can go and get tracking links.
One thing that is important. Decide which one you are going to use because if not you decide to change tracking links then you have to go back and change all the links every where and when you are running over 100 Safelist and 100 traffic exchanges then it is very time consuming to go back and change links everywhere you placed them.
I have tried a lot of different trackers, and the one I decided work the best for me is Trck.me You can join for free and actually upgrade using credits which is great for people needing to save money. For my blogs, I use http://statcounter.com/. I am telling you about them because they work and at both of them you can start for free.
So two tools you have to have if you are going to grow your business. You do not do it when your business grows, but when you start out. I learned that the hard way.
Tomorrow we will talk about writing effective ads for Safelist.
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