In addition to the promotion advice I give to GPT site members in this recent article who wish to maximize their referral promotion efficiency below are techniques Get Paid To (GPT) site administrators and staff can use to expand upon and rise above the ordinary site promotion advice you may get elsewhere.
Most all of these techniques can be used for the promotion of pretty much any type of web site though I’ve taken time to tailor my advice with GPT sites specifically in mind.
- This Article is a More ‘GPT Admin Specific’ Continuance of the article entitled ‘Expert Professional Tips for Promoting Referral Links On the Internet!’ herein and both that article and this are intended to be taken as a whole.
- Create ‘Snowballing’ Promotion by Giving Positive Mentions of Your Site a Needed Boost One extremely effective technique I use often as it tends to create a nice link snowballing effect! It also tends to act as positive reinforcement for your members who promote your site! (This is more of what I’d recommend to a GPT site admin though members may take some lessons and learn from this technique as well)
Periodically do a search (I suggest Google) for your site URL in quotes (I.e.; “PaidToSite.com”) start at the top and visit each link in the search results and keep a running log (notepad.exe and/or simply bookmark in your browser) of the URLs that you encounter that mention your site in positive way.
When you have spare time then make a point of submitting the URLs you’ve gathered to search engines just the same as if you were promoting your own site (which essentially actually is what you’re doing – only indirectly)
Make yourself a ‘Links’ page slightly off the beaten path on your site and start posting links back to the more prominent mentions you’ve encountered. This will serve to draw the attention of search engine bots thereby expanding the perceived popularity and wide reach of your site.
If the mention that you encounter is on an online discussion forum or on a Facebook group then make it a point to reply to the post (you may need to register but it’s worth it) with some useful tidbit of information. That way you accomplish giving the mention of your site a likely needed and healthy ‘bump’ up to the top of the forum category or top of the group posts. You’ll also likely also come away appearing as an extremely cool and friendly GPT site admin to your member and onlookers if you hint in your reply that you are site staff.
- Submit Your Site to On Topic Top Site Lists for Free This is one of the most effective free means of promotion for GPT sites that I know of because they are typically specialized for specific topics and prospective members tend to flock to them seeing a top site list as a more honest form of member generated GPT site rankings.
The process involves a relatively short and painless top site list registration, a site listing formulation phase, and then the addition of rating / voting code that you’ll need to add to your site in order for your site to accrue rank, move up the list, and provide a convenient linked banner for your members to use to vote and optionally add a review of your site.
Top Site List Traffic Considerations and Implications: It’s usually a win-win type of situation. If your site ROCKs are at the very least is on the better side of average then you can surely expect to get a healthy boost from your appearance on top site lists. But, if your site isn’t that great of a GPT site (yet) comparably to other sites on such lists then your benefits may not be as great as you may expect mostly due to members that are not so amazed at what your site has to offer in the first place finding the small top site list banner link in your site’s footer a handy exit in search of sites that suit them better. Your site has to be pretty bad to be losing members to the list and if that’s an issue then consider that it’s not because of the list, it’s your site that has the problem and needs the help (wink)
You are expected to faithfully add the top site list’s voting/rating code to your site and most top site lists out there will give you a selection of banner sizes and types to choose from. Don’t be afraid of adding the banner to your site as it commonly considered a badge of honor that many people consider valid credentials attesting to the fact that your site ranks well on the lists and that you are not afraid of having your site held up for a comparison to other sites.
The banners themselves will average pretty small and unobtrusive in the range of 88 x 31 pixels to 120 x 90 pixels. Many of the more modern top site lists out there have a neat feature that will actually show your site’s list rank on the banner itself.
If you don’t place the banner code on your site then there’s no way (ever) for your site’s listing to rise towards the top of the list (and you don’t want your site to be the site with it’s listing always towards the bottom of these lists – do you?) Also, some lists require you to place the code on your site in order to remain on the list. Don’t be so concerned with the possibility of losing members to the list as I guarantee that your site will see many fold more members coming IN to your site from the list than those leaving.
There are a number of top site list ranking schemes common out there. Most lists use the number (or the average number) of unique (based upon ip address) views or ‘hits’ the banner code receives from your site. This is why it’s always the best idea to place the top site list banner code on your most viewed (main) page of your site (though it may be placed in your site’s footer) It’s not the brightest idea to place the banner code on a separate ‘links’ page as there it wouldn’t get enough exposure to give your site it’s due ranking position on the the list.
The second most common ranking method is purely based upon member votes. A much less common ranking methods are the number of clicks (not mere ‘hits’) the banner gets. Most lists use a combination of these factors.
When composing your site’s listing title and description then I suggest being outgoing and ‘loud’ Your goal is to have your listing stand out from the crowd. Know that the listing title usually allows many more characters than most initially think. The listing title lends itself to a good opportunity for adding special characters and a creative use of words. The listing site description is the best place to showcase your site’s best attributes. Don’t waste valuable word space on dull sentences. If your site has a INSTANT payments and/or an ultra-low minimum cash out then let everyone know in the description – scream it! Tell us all why we’d want to check your site out rather than the rest.
Don’t forget to add your site’s referral banner to your listing! That would be a major mistake thereby missing out on your best way to creatively and colorfully stand out from the rest of the sites that are on the list! Enough said.
Yes, be aware, but don’t be afraid of the fact that each top site list proprietor is counting on the traffic they’ll receive by the banner link code placed on all those sites on their list. That’s what they get in return for providing the better sites that rise to the top a huge return in the form of a major traffic boost to those GPT sites. It’s all just part of the top site list reality that the list manager benefits from the traffic moving through the list taking notice of the advertising they display on the list pages.
A very good way for GPT sites to make sure that your site is getting the best list rank upward mobility then I think it’s a good idea to make yourself a paid-to-click (PTC) offer paying members (minimally – usually a small fraction of a penny) to either simply visit the list through your voting code link and/or actually performing what the voting action is depending upon the list site’s ranking scheme (if it’s not obvious what the voting scheme is then it’s quite ok to ask the list manager via email) Another factor to know about the list site’s ranking scheme is how often a member may vote (or visit via the link) and have it count – most lists are a one vote every 24 hours though some allow once per 12 hours (2 times a day)
For a good list of the better top site lists out there for you to start at then take a look here.
ARTICLE TO BE CONTINUED AND FINISHED SHORTLY (TODAY)