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What is FFA? FFA stands for  Free For All. Free-for-all links list, where there are no qualifications for adding a link.

FFA pages are nothing more than raw link pages. They often have no categorization, no review... and no traffic. On the plus side, many do offer marketers the facility of instant submission.

The link pages are often powered by an FFA script. The script automates the addition of new links and the deletion of old links once a limit has been reached. Generally this limit is for maximum 50 links on most FFA pages or FFA networks. I mean when 51th link is added,it displayed in the place of the previous 1st number link and previously on 1s number link will move down to 2nd place and so on.. and finally number 50th link will be disappears all together from the page. In short the links are turned on as per submission. Automated submission scripts also exist. The submission scripts and the processing scripts keep each other busy with minimal human inter action of any kind.

Most of the products claim to submit your site to thousands of search engines and directories contains these FFA networks. It sounds good to submit to so many sites but in reality the FFAs do not get much worthwhile traffic. Som still think they get lots of backlinks at least but as I said life of any url on an FFA page is very short(generally 15 to 30 minutes for a busy FFA page)and so you are not going to get even the benefit of back links.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A free for all (FFA) link page is a web page set up ostensibly to improve the search engine placement of a particular web site. Webmasters typically will use software to place a link to their site on hundreds of FFA sites, hoping that the resulting incoming links will increase the ranking of their site in search engines. Experts in SEO techniques do not place much value on FFAs. First, most FFAs only maintain a small number of links for a short time, too short for most search engines to pick up. Second, the high "human" traffic to FFA sites is almost completely other webmasters visiting the site to place their own links manually. Finally, search engine algorithms count more than link numbers, they also check relevancy which the unrelated links on FFA sites do not have. Another drawback to FFAs is the amount of spam e-mail webmasters will receive from members of the FFA. Using an FFA can be considered a form of spamdexing.(Read Below)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spamdexing (also known as search spam, search engine spam or web spam) involves a number of methods, such as repeating unrelated phrases, to manipulate the relevancy or prominence of resources indexed by a search engine, in a manner inconsistent with the purpose of the indexing system Some consider it to be a part of search engine optimization, though there are many search engine optimization methods that improve the quality and appearance of the content of web sites and serve content useful to many users. Search engines use a variety of algorithms to determine relevancy ranking. Some of these include determining whether the search term appears in the META keywords tag, others whether the search term appears in the body text or URL of a web page. Many search engines check for instances of spamdexing and will remove suspect pages from their indexes. Also, people working for a search-engine organization can quickly block the results-listing from entire websites that use spamdexing, perhaps alerted by user complaints of false matches. The rise of spamdexing in the mid-1990s made the leading search engines of the time less useful.

The success of Google at both producing better search results and combating keyword spamming, through its reputation-based Page Rank link analysis system, helped it become the dominant search site late in the 1990s. Although it has not been rendered useless by spamdexing, Google has not been immune to more sophisticated methods. Google bombing is another form of search engine result manipulation, which involves placing hyperlinks that directly affect the rank of other sites. Google first algorithmically combated Google bombing on January 25, 2007.

The earliest known reference to the term spamdexing is by Eric Convey in his article "Porn sneaks way back on Web," The Boston Herald, May 22, 1996, where he said:

    The problem arises when site operators load their Web pages with hundreds of extraneous terms so search engines will list them among legitimate addresses. The process is called "spamdexing," a combination of spamming — the Internet term for sending users unsolicited information — and "indexing."

Common spamdexing techniques can be classified into two broad classes: content spam(or term spam) and link spam.
Content spam

These techniques involve altering the logical view that a search engine has over the page's contents. They all aim at variants of the vector space model for information retrieval on text collections.

Keyword stuffing
    This involves the calculated placement of keywords within a page to raise the keyword count, variety, and density of the page. This is useful to make a page appear to be relevant for a web crawler in a way that makes it more likely to be found. Example: A promoter of a Ponzi scheme wants to attract web surfers to a site where he advertises his scam. He places hidden text appropriate for a fan page of a popular music group on his page, hoping that the page will be listed as a fan site and receive many visits from music lovers. Older versions of indexing programs simply counted how often a keyword appeared, and used that to determine relevance levels. Most modern search engines have the ability to analyze a page for keyword stuffing and determine whether the frequency is consistent with other sites created specifically to attract search engine traffic. Also, large webpages are truncated, so that massive dictionary lists cannot be indexed on a single webpage.

Hidden or invisible unrelated text
    Disguising keywords and phrases by making them the same color as the background, using a tiny font size, or hiding them within HTML code such as "no frame" sections, ALT attributes, zero-width/height DIVs, and "no script" sections. However, hidden text is not always spamdexing: it can also be used to enhance accessibility. People screening websites for a search-engine company might temporarily or permanently block an entire website for having invisible text on some webpages.

Meta tag stuffing
    Repeating keywords in the Meta tags, and using meta keywords that are unrelated to the site's content. This tactic has been ineffective since 2005.

"Gateway" or doorway pages
    Creating low-quality web pages that contain very little content but are instead stuffed with very similar keywords and phrases. They are designed to rank highly within the search results, but serve no purpose to visitors looking for information. A doorway page will generally have "click here to enter" on the page.

Scraper sites
    Scraper sites, also known as Made for AdSense sites, are created using various programs designed to "scrape" search-engine results pages or other sources of content and create "content" for a website. The specific presentation of content on these sites is unique, but is merely an amalgamation of content taken from other sources, often without permission. These types of websites are generally full of advertising (such as pay-per-click ads), or redirect the user to other sites. It is even feasible for scraper sites to outrank original websites for their own information and organization names.

Article spinning
    This involves rewriting existing articles, as opposed to merely scraping content from other sites, in order to avoid penalties imposed by search engines for duplicate content. This process is undertaken by hired writers or automated using a thesaurus database or a neural network.

 Link spam

Brian D. Davison, associate professor at Lehigh University, defines link spam (which he calls "nepotistic links") as "... links between pages that are present for reasons other than merit."Link spam takes advantage of link-based ranking algorithms, which give a higher ranking to a website the more other highly ranked websites link to it. These techniques also aim at influencing other link-based ranking techniques such as the HITS algorithm.

Link farms
    Involves creating tightly-knit communities of pages referencing each other, also known humorously as mutual admiration societies
Hidden links
    Putting links where visitors will not see them in order to increase link popularity. Highlighted link text can help rank a webpage higher for matching that phrase.
"Sybil attack"
    This is the forging of multiple identities for malicious intent, named after the famous multiple personality disorder patient "Sybil" (Shirley Ardell Mason). A spammer may create multiple web sites at different domain names that all link to each other, such as fake blogs (known as spam blogs).
Spam blogs
    Spam blogs, also known as splogs, are fake blogs created solely for spamming. They are similar in nature to link farms.
Page hijacking
    This is achieved by creating a rogue copy of a popular website which shows contents similar to the original to a web crawler but redirects web surfers to unrelated or malicious websites.
Buying expired domains
    Some link spammers monitor DNS records for domains that will expire soon, then buy them when they expire and replace the pages with links to their pages. See Domaining. However Google resets the link data on expired domains.

Some of these techniques may be applied for creating a Google bomb, this is, to cooperate with other users to boost the ranking of a particular page for a particular query.

Cookie stuffing
    This involves placing an affiliate tracking cookie on a website visitor's computer without their knowledge, which will then generate revenue for the person doing the cookie stuffing. This not only generates fraudulent affiliate sales, but also has the potential to overwrite other affiliates' cookies, essentially stealing their legitimately earned commissions.

 Using world-writable pages

Web sites that can be edited by users can be used by spamdexers to insert links to spam sites if the appropriate anti-spam measures are not taken.

Spam in blogs
    This is the placing or solicitation of links randomly on other sites, placing a desired keyword into the hyperlinked text of the inbound link. Guest books, forums, blogs, and any site that accepts visitors' comments are particular targets and are often victims of drive-by spamming where automated software creates nonsense posts with links that are usually irrelevant and unwanted.

Comment spam
    Comment spam is a form of link spam that has arisen in web pages that allow dynamic user editing such as wikis, blogs, and guest books. It can be problematic because agents can be written that automatically randomly select a user edited web page, such as a Wikipedia article, and add spamming links.

Wiki spam
    Using the open editability of wiki systems to place links from the wiki site to the spam site. The subject of the spam site is often unrelated to the wiki page where the link is added. In early 2005, Wikipedia implemented a default "nofollow" value for the "rel" HTML attribute. Links with this attribute are ignored by Google's PageRank algorithm. Forum and Wiki admins can use these to discourage Wiki spam.

Referrer log spamming
    When someone accesses a web page, i.e., the referee, by following a link from another web page, i.e., the referrer, the referee is given the address of the referrer by the person's Internet browser. Some websites have a referrer log which shows which pages link to that site. By having a robot randomly access many sites enough times, with a message or specific address given as the referrer, that message or Internet address then appears in the referrer log of those sites that have referrer logs. Since some search engines base the importance of sites by the number of different sites linking to them, referrer-log spam may be used to increase the search engine rankings of the spammer's sites, by getting the referrer logs of many sites to link to them.

 Other types of spamdexing

Mirror websites
    Hosting of multiple websites all with conceptually similar content but using different URLs. Some search engines give a higher rank to results where the keyword searched for appears in the URL.
URL redirection
    Taking the user to another page without his or her intervention, e.g., using META refresh tags, Flash, JavaScript, Java or Server side redirects
    Cloaking refers to any of several means to serve a page to the search-engine spider that is different from that seen by human users. It can be an attempt to mislead search engines regarding the content on a particular web site. Cloaking, however, can also be used to ethically increase accessibility of a site to users with disabilities or provide human users with content that search engines aren't able to process or parse. It is also used to deliver content based on a user's location; Google itself uses IP delivery, a form of cloaking, to deliver results. Another form of cloaking is code swapping, i.e., optimizing a page for top ranking and then swapping another page in its place once a top ranking is achieved.

 See also

    * Adversarial information retrieval
    * Parasite hosting
    * TrustRank
    * Index (search engine)
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 Reality Of FFA

 Have you ever come across a site that claims to submit your site to 9,567,291.1 sites for FREE?Then you did come across the FFA wheter you know or do not know.

FFA stands for Free For All site. They have  existed since around 1995.On a FFA page any one can submit his link. The sole purpose of a FFA page is to list links. You can submit your link and 2 to 3 line description only.No picture or image and no long description. More ever a list on a FFA page is usually limited to 50 links.What I am trying to explin is that at a time only 50 links will be remain in appereance. When 51th link is submitted,it goes in the number one or 1st position and previously The ad usually takes the form of a descriptive link and a one to two line description. These listings are usually limited to around number one move to 2nd number and so on and the 50th link will disappear at all. Any link's staying on FFA page is very very low,about 15 minutes.

 There are 2 reasons no one is getting any traffic or hardly some hits is :

1.No body is actually visit the FFA pages. Most webmasters post their link through software programs or auto boat services.

2. You staying time of your link is usually very short.

  So what is the reality?Posting to FFA pages is waste of time?FFAs or FFA pages are garbage floating around the net?Not actually. It is partial truth and there are still ways to take advantage of FFA Networks.

  Here is my personal experience......

 While surfing I came into contact with a site which claims to submit your links to 9,567,291.1 sites for FREE.I have some time and offer was free so I had nothing to loose so I tried.

After navigating through a series of pop-ups, I was presented with a form to fill. I filled up form with my details,site url and short description of my site and submitted.I had supposedly submitted my url to 8000 + other sites. The whole process from searching a form for submission and lastly submitting took me just 10 minutes

 Did I receive traffic?yes but very little and nothing to get excited about. As I wrote above,there are only 50 links usually visible and link lists are turning over and a new link will push down the older one. My link lasted approximately 17 minutes before it was pushed down then off the list by new submissions. On some pages that I had located, the link had been visible for 4 days.

.....A word of warning.......

Be ready to receive lot of confirmation e-mail.I had got about 700 mail within 4 days.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  Other way for using FFA networks

  Many  FFA Networks offer paid membership option and host your own FFA page.As an FFA page owner you are in different situation than merely just submitting to FFA pages.There are different rules set up by different FFA Networks but most allow you send a confirmation e-mail to all the link submitter and you can insert your own ad inside the confirmation e-mail.A good FFA network receives 5000 to 10000 submission and so naturally your own page is at least going to receive 500 to 1000 submission.And so you can send your ad to 500 to 1000 persons everyday in the confirmation e-mail.

  Some FFA networks even provide you with all the leads through out the network as a pro member.I mean allow you to download the e-mail address of all the link submitter or send them by an e-mail so then you can send them e-mails about your offers but there is difference between FFA leads and your regular subscribers.Most leads provider FFA Networks have a rule and you can only send the leads 2 or 3 intial messages and invite them to subscribe to your news letter or at your sqeeze page and if they subscribe then they are yours untill they unsubscribe or after initial invitation you have to stop sending your offers.

  Some FFA Networks only allow one time contact and you have to send the e-mail message with giving them option to unsubscribe.

   In short as a pro member or FFA page owner you are in better position and in my opinion this is the only way remain to get benefited from FFA Networks.

 Traffic from FFA's

Befor 3-4 years to submit to FFA pages was not consider bad idea as if you use auto submission then for a very little work you will get moderate amount of traffics.

 The idea was simple : If you submit to 100 FFA page you get 3-4 clicks and if you submit to thousnds of them you will receive considerable traffic.It was working before 3-4 years well when people were submitting manually.

After that Software programs and services for auto submitting  to FFA pages came int own piece of pie.And from there slowly slowly the effectiveness of FFAs has disappeared.

As you know  mere submission to thousnds of FFA pages is not working now.As I said before the life span of your link on a FFA page is very short and that 15 to 30 minutes because of this auto submission as thousands of people submitting.2nd reason again as I said no body is really visiting the FFA pages as they can auto submit without actually visit the pages.

  What is a Free for All Page?

An FFA page is a free for all page. Its operation is very simple. You submit one line of text to the page and when other people see it, they pick up the link and go through to your page. The concept sounds very simple, and it would be if it actually did what you wanted it to do. Which is generate traffic consisting of interested buyers instead of generating a huge load of emails from people just like you who are trying to promote a product. The truth is that for most people, FFA pages have not produced the returns on income necessary for me to be able to recommend FFA's as something you should put your money into with high expectations of return.

There are a number of reasons why this form of advertising has not promoted much for its users. First, your ad is one line among hundreds or thousands of one line ads. On top of this the few people who might see this page are the other advertisers who have submitted ads to this page, not shoppers looking for your product.

Another problem with FFA pages are they are usually designed to scroll. As new information is added the older information is advanced off of the page and out of sight. Before FFA pages were as popular as they are now, your line of advertising may have been visible for a day. That is why the FFA hosts had instructed you to submit your information to the FFA page daily. Today, now that FFA pages are a dime a dozen, your submission may be scrolled out in as little time as half an hour. This in turn means that you have to go and submit your information again and again throughout the day. However, you still have the first problem to deal with. People who look at FFA pages are there to sell, not buy.

A third problem with FFA pages are that sites known to advertise on them are in a number of instances either banned or ignored by the search engines. The search engines look at FFA pages as a page filled with irrelevant links, and whenever a search engine is aware of an FFA page it avoids that page whenever it can. The goal of search engines is to look for information/links that is highly regarded as helpful by other users, to pass on to their current users, and FFA pages produce links without producing the high quality information that the search engines are looking for. As a result, instead of giving you credit for your link, the search engines penalize URL's that come from known FFA sites.

You see the people who run FFA pages are just a little bit ahead of the game than the FFA page submitter. The first thing you are asked to do on an FFA page is to register your email address. This way the user has your information and is able to promote his products to you at will. So the ones to benefit most from FFA pages are the ones who actually host the page.

So are FFA pages a waste of your time? Maybe they are, maybe they are not. If you go there as an advertiser, it may be a huge waste of time. But if you go there as the FFA site host, you may have just hit the jackpot. When FFA users sign up to post their information on your FFA site, you will advise them that when they post to the site they also have to agree to get emails from you as well. Herein lies your opportunity to promote, and herein lies the way you can probably take best advantage of using FFA pages and sites.

The Ins And Outs Of FFA Pages

A FFA, or free for all page is a very simple thing in both concept and reality. You can submit one line of text to the page and visitors can click on this text to visit your site if you are interested. This would be a great thing if they worked the way that most business owners would prefer that they did. What business owners, yourself included would like is to receive massive amounts of email from interested customers - but instead, what they see a lot of in their in boxes is email form other business owners trying t make a sales pitch. Not so productive, is it? For most, these FFA pages do not give the necessary return on your investment to make it worthwhile.

So why do FFA pages usually fail to get results? Think about it like this - your ad is just one of possibly thousands on this page. What's more, these sites are often visited by other business owners who have placed ads, but rarely by those looking to buy a product or service.

These pages have another defect as well - they are generally designed to scroll. As new links are added, old ones just keep moving farther and farther down the page. At one time when FFA pages enjoyed less popularity than they do today, your ad may have been near the top for a day. Now, your ad may be out of sight within minutes! This means you would need to re post your ad again and again over the course of a day. And there is still the problem that you are not reaching customers on these pages, just other merchants.

Also counting against FFA pages is the fact that most search engines ignore them entirely. A search engine sees a FFA page as a page of unrelated links and passes it by. Remember, relevance is key with search engines
- and FFA pages have nothing of the sort.

FFA webmasters are a bit smarter than those who use them to advertise. The FFA page will require an email address to submit your link; meaning the FFA site owner is building their email list every time someone posts an ad. It is the site owners of FFA pages who are truly the beneficiaries of these pages.

So is posting an ad on a FFA page a complete waste of time? That depends. If you are posting an ad there, the answer is likely yes. However, if you are the host of a FFA page, you can reap a lot of benefits - by doing so you can quickly build a list of prospective customers and that is really the only way to make good on the promise of FFA sites.

FFA Link Pages Scams Can Hurt

At one point in time, ffa pages and link farms used to be considered one of the most important advertising methods around. It was considered a "must have" for any website to exist and thrive on the Net.

A big part of this stemmed from the fact that the search engines ranked sites based on the number of back links that it had. Obviously, the more links the site had, the better. The number of link farms grew fast. But, after a while, the search engines got wise to the fact that many of these links were useless and began to ignore them. Even more to the point, they began to penalize those websites that were even being listed.

This particular scam still exists today because many people still believe the hype these sites put out. The victims in these scams believe that the more links they have the more likely someone will click on their link and the more traffic they will get from it. They further reason that the more traffic they get, the more likely they will make sales.

In truth, the only people that really benefit from ffa pages and link farms are the people running them. How? you may wonder. It actually comes from two sources: the first is that by submitting to a link page, you are giving the owner the right to e-mail you with their offer in the form of a "confirmation e-mail."

If you submit to a link page service, you will get more of these "confirmations" one from each link page owner that is a member of that particular service. Why? Because you submitted to their link page.
Although they may say they don't do it, another way for these individual owners to profit is by selling your e-mail address to bulk e-mail companies.

But, there is another point to be made regrading this type of advertising. Most link pages only have room for 60 - 120 links in each category they list. The question comes to mind, just how long is your link actually displayed on the link pages you submit to? The answer is even more disturbing: not very long. In some cases, your submitted link is gone before the confirmation e-mail arrives in your box.

The chances of anyone actually seeing it? Slim to none. Think of it in these terms, if a link submission site has hundreds or thousands of members each submitting daily, then none of the links submitted spend more than a few seconds on the link page. Anyone actually gaining traffic from this form of advertising is getting it by the luck of the draw or by paying for their link to be placed on the link page (or network) for a monthly fee.

The moral to this is simple, link pages and link farms don't really help you, the Internet Marketer, at all. You are likely to be penalized by the search engines for even promoting to them. Take time to investigate any service that claims you will get thousands of daily visits. You will save yourself and your online business from needless trouble if you do.

The webmaster's nightmare. "Oh my god, my listing is gone from Google!!!" or yahoo, or msn or any of the big search engines.

We all know that traffic is the life blood of any online endeavor. Without traffic you can't make sales. Search engine traffic is the most reliable source of high quality traffic. High quality being visitors who are looking specifically for the products or services you sell.

FFAs or Free For All  links pages are considered low quality traffic sources. IE people randomly surfing, clicking on whatever looks interesting. Not really searching for anything and very unlikely to buy anything.

There is however another role that FFAs play. Bulk submission to FFAs or blasting FFAs creates hundreds of links to your web site. The number of links to your site is part of how Google and other search engines rank your site. The more links the higher your ranking.

Now here is the problem. Traditional wisdom among webmasters, internet marketers and internet gurus is that too many FFA links. Considered low quality links, will get you banned from search engines.

In other words, the belief is that if google thinks you are trying to boost your rankings by adding a lot of low quality links they will ban you.

So will they? My only answer has to be, "not in my experience."

Here is a little history of my internet marketing journey. For the longest time I was wasting money on this traffic generating e-book and that traffic generating system. I was getting a pittance of search engine traffic and no Google traffic. So I decided "So what if I get banned.". I wasn't getting Google traffic anyway, how would being banned hurt me?

I started FFA blasting 3 or more times a week and guess what. Google traffic. Not huge amounts by any means, but Google traffic none the less. Not only Google either. Ask.com, yahoo and many others. Even a fair amount of FFA page traffic.

So what am I saying here? It's simple. No one knows how Google or yahoo or ask.com ranks web site except Google, yahoo or ask.com. The search engines, like any good business, are constantly tweaking and changing their ranking rules. These rules are secret. Any internet marketing guru who claims to have "broken the Google code" is either lieing out right or working off old information. Don't believe them.

In my experience making your internet foot print as large as possible is the best traffic generating strategy. Submitting to FFAs is the quickest easiest way to do this.

If you are already making a good living with free Google traffic, great don't change a thing. In fact write an article so I can learn your secrets. If you are yet to get your first Google hit, start submitting to FFAs. In my experience only good things will come of it.

Do not post to FFA's (Free For All Sites) & Link Farms

With learning about online promotion, there is so much information out there about "what you should be doing" to promote you business. This tutorial will be to inform you about what you SHOULDN'T DO!

What are (FFA's) Free For All Sites & Link Farms?

These types of sites can be recognized by their one purpose. To list 100's, maybe 1000's of "One Line Ads" on all on one page.

What was the initial purpose?

A few years back when this form of promotion was very popular, everyone was posting their one line ads on these types of sites for more traffic to their site and a better "link popularity". It was soon realized that "FFA" sites don't do either.

How can adding a small, one line ad accompanied by 100's of others that isn't related to each other benefit you???


The only people they benefit are spammers...

Here's why!

Once you submit your one line classified ad, you automatically give the owners of the FFA sites to send you messages. At the same time, there are 1000's of marketers who are gathering your e-mail to do the very same thing.

FFA's are like being in heaven to spammers...

Honestly though, have you ever spent the time to visit a site from these lists?

Do you honestly want to ruin your e-mail just from posting one time??? I guarantee you that your inbox will be full within a matter of weeks.

On another note, Google is actively searching these FFA sites and penalizing them. They offer no use to visitors. Please do your business a favor, never list and FFA sites on your site, you might be subject to being penalized as well from Google.

Once that happens, you'll be spending most of your time trying to recover from the loss.

How to Build Traffic using FFA Sites

FFA stands for Free For All. Basically, an FFA site is nothing but a constantly rotating list of web sites. People list (advertise) their web site on the FFA page in hopes of generating traffic to their site. The owner of the FFA site sends a "confirmation" (advertising) e-mail to the contact address every time a web site is submitted for listing. Every FFA page owner does this every time.

There are a zillion FFA sites out there. There is even software available (FFA Blaster) that will submit your web site link to thousands of FFA pages at once. There are also "Link Advertising" sites that offer to submit your web site to "a thousand search engines" so that you can start getting more traffic to your site. What they mean is that they will submit your site to Yahoo, Alta Vista, and 998 FFA pages.

The novice takes them up on their offer and gets 998 "confirmation" messages from the FFA owners. The experienced user knows about the "confirmation" e-mails so he uses a bogus address, so he won't get overwhelmed by the traffic. The real purpose of having

an FFA site is so the owner can collect addresses to send his advertising mail to.

Here are some great tips I picked up from Terry Telford, a marketing guru.

Instead of trying to get leads by posting to FFA sites, why not own an FFA site? Owning an FFA site gives you the ability to contact every person that posts to your site? Is this realistic? Yes. Try it and you will be pleasantly surprised by the results.

If you had multiple FFA sites, how many sales would you make? Sure it will take a bit of time and money to set up all these sites, but once you have the initial set up complete, your future costs are covered by your sales.

There is a trade off between quantity and quality. FFA leads are quantity leads. Most of the addresses that prospects use at FFA sites are collection addresses. Most mail is only trashed and not read. To grab the attention of the prospects that skim their mail before trashing it, your headline has to scream out your loudest benefit and grab the attention of the mailbox owner.

Owning an FFA site costs a bit of money. Some sites cost around $20 per month. The best FFA site I've found is MPCM, Massive Passive Cash Machine. You get your own FFA site that feeds you over 1000 leads a day, a Safe list site for posting your ads daily and a box load of other goodies. The Massive Passive Cash Machine gives you a multitude of other services for your marketing efforts. Each day you get a list of email addresses from your FFA site that you can send your ads to. It's a very efficient system

A word of warning to those who are new to FFA sites. You get a massive amount of mail when you post to an FFA site, or send your offer to prospects who have posted to your site. Make sure you use a free mailbox or several free mail boxes to collect the mail that comes back to you. You will be overwhelmed by mail if you use your regular address.

Don't just trash all of your 'junk mail.' There are some legitimate offers that will come your way. By taking the time to scan your 'junk mail' for possible gems, you may find marketing techniques that you can use in the promotion of your sites.

FFA sites can help you make sales. I wouldn't recommend using only FFA sites to promote your online business, but it should be a tool in your marketing toolbox. As long as you are getting fresh leads every month and you are making sales without investing too much time, then continue to use your FFA site.

Why FFA Is Not A Good Idea

I did a lot of reading about FFA (Free For All Marketing). In spite of all of the negative information I read, I decided to give it a try. I signed up for a site that claimed to give me 12 millions ads for free by using FFA. I don't want to knock any one site so I won't mention the name of the site. But I will say, in my opinion, that this sort of traffic is worthless. The site claimed that if I submitted my link, I would get 12 million free ads, I would get millions of links to my website, and I would increase my SEO.

After signing up for this free service, I started seeing what was really going on. In order to submit my ad, I had to agree to receive emails from the sites that my ad was submitted to. After several days, I realized that I was averaging around 300 emails a day. I won't call them spam because I did sign up for this. But they are nothing but advertisements. Now don't get me wrong. I'm always looking for new opportunities and I don't mind checking out new sites to see if I can improve my own business. But let's be serious. If you are receiving 250-300 emails per day, are you actually going to ready them. I know I don't have time to read all of them and pick and choose what is actually a wise business opportunity. And if you are serious about building a home based business like I am, then you certainly don't have the time to waste on this either.

I did some research and I found out the following details. If you join a FFA system
like this, your website is actually only submitted to around 700 seldom visited websites. Not the millions that are advertised. These websites are primarily visited by other marketers who are also trying to earn free traffic to there website so. And the amount of space available means that your ad will only be posted for a few hours at most. As far as the email ads goes, consider this. If your email is sent to all of the other FFA subscribers, they are not likely to be even read. Not if your email ad is 1 of 300 emails that this person gets every day. I know that I didn't read the 300 emails per day that I was getting and I'm betting that the other FFA subscribers won't either.

Do not post to FFA's (Free For All Sites) & Link Farms

With learning about online promotion, there is so much information out there about "what you should be doing" to promote you business. This tutorial will be to inform you about what you SHOULDN'T DO!

What are (FFA's) Free For All Sites & Link Farms?

These types of sites can be recognized by their one purpose. To list 100's, maybe 1000's of "One Line Ads" on all on one page.

What was the initial purpose?

A few years back when this form of promotion was very popular, everyone was posting their one line ads on these types of sites for more traffic to their site and a better "link popularity". It was soon realized that "FFA" sites don't do either.

How can adding a small, one line ad accompanied by 100's of others that isn't related to each other benefit you???


The only people they benefit are spammers...

Here's why!

Once you submit your one line classified ad, you automatically give the owners of the FFA sites to send you messages. At the same time, there are 1000's of marketers who are gathering your e-mail to do the very same thing.

FFA's are like being in heaven to spammers...

Honestly though, have you ever spent the time to visit a site from these lists?

Do you honestly want to ruin your e-mail just from posting one time??? I guarantee you that your inbox will be full within a matter of weeks.

On another note, Google is actively searching these FFA sites and penalizing them. They offer no use to visitors. Please do your business a favor, never list and FFA sites on your site, you might be subject to being penalized as well from Google.

Once that happens, you'll be spending most of your time trying to recover from the loss.

How I Generate More Than 200 Leads Every Month

Leads are the life blood of any business. It doesn't matter if you conduct business online or offline, high-tech or low-tech. If you want to stay in business, you have to make sales. And if you want to make sales, you need to be generating a steady flow of leads.

This article is going to show you EXACTLY how I generate an average of more than 200 leads each and every month.

The first step, of course, is to set up your AutoResponder. Your AutoResponder is the backbone to any lead generation and email marketing campaign.

Your AutoResponder can be as simple as setting up a single message that introduces your prospects to your company, lets them know what you have to offer, and invites them to your web site for more details (and to place an order).

Or you can set up a series of follow up messages that are scheduled to go out daily, weekly, monthly, etc... depending on your preferences and what your market is expecting.

Your letters don't have to be perfect. They just need to be clear and ready to be sent out. You can (and should) make adjustments along the way.

Once your AutoResponder is set up with at least one message, then it's time to start the work of promoting to attract visitors to your offer.

So here are the exact steps I take to generate a constant steady flow of leads for my offers:

1. I set up my AutoResponder with my follow up letters.

2. I set up my blog (Free).

3. Since my AutoResponder service offers free hosted capture pages, I also set up my hosted capture pages.

4. I set up my AutoResponder subscription forms and added them to:

My capture pages
My own web site
My blog

5. I set up Banner Ads and point them to a site with a subscription form such as my blog, my web site, or my capture page.

6. I set up my FFA Page Ad to send out an ad about my free report. When they click the link in that ad, they are taken to one of my capture pages.

7. I set up social networking accounts on sites like twitter.com, myspace.com, and facebook.com (Free).

8. I set up an author account at my two favorite article directories: (Free).

9. I make sure my Email Signature file has a link to either my web site, my hosted capture page, or my blog. (Free).

10. I join relevant discussion forums. A quick search on Google for forums related to your market or niche should give you a considerable list to start with. (Free).

11. I set up an AdWords account at Google.

So Why Do I Set Up All These Things and How Do I Generate Leads With Them?

My AutoResponder

This is the control center for all of your lead generation and contact management. This is where you will manage your leads. This is also where you will create, manage, and edit your follow up messages, broadcasts, etc...

My Blog

Blogging isn't as scary as some people would like you to think it is. Think of your blog as your public journal where you can share your thoughts, experiences, updates, background, etc... Like social network sites, think of your blog as a place online where you are throwing a little 'get together' for your friends and associates. The attitude of your posts should be light, informative, entertaining, and relevant to what your business is about.

Personally, I use my blog to update associates and followers on what I'm doing to generate leads, how business is going, any new techniques or developments we've come up with, etc...

Notice that I've added a subscription form to my blog. As people read my posts, my hope is that they will want to know more and will fill out the form to request information.

Subscription Forms

Your AutoResponder isn't going to do you any good if people don't know how to request information. This is what your subscription forms are for and you want to make sure they are on every point of contact you have online.

Be sure you have added forms to your own web site, your blog, etc... Be sure you have created Hosted Capture Forms.

Banner Ads

I set up a few banners and point them back to my web site with the capture forms. The Banner Ads offer a free report or benefit and invite prospects to visit and request more information. I don't really have to do anything with the banner ads once they are set up and this little auto-pilot tool typically brings me anywhere from 5 to 12 new leads each month.

FFA Page

I've been pretty clear that FFA Page leads aren't for everyone. In my case, they work out well because most of these leads are people that want to sell something and I offer tools to help them market more effectively. The best part is that I just set the silly thing up and let it run. I get anywhere from 10 to 20 new leads a month from this option. I might check on it every couple of months to see if the responses are still consistent and make any changes that I think may be helpful.

Social Networking

This is, quite honestly, a new venture for me. I'm on twitter, MySpace, and Facebook. Like blogging, I think of these sites as little social gatherings (online parties). They can be fun and entertaining. I keep up with friends and associates and, in general, just make sure I make regular appearances to keep everyone updated.

NOTE: There is a little bit of an "art" to working blogs and social networking sites. Don't be one of those people that shows up at the party and says, "Hey! Wanna buy my stuff?". Take some time to build rapport. Get to know other participants in your networks. Participate in some of the conversations. Let people get to know you. As your network begins to learn about you, the time will come when someone is thinking, "Hey ... I need to find someone that can ...... " and that is when they think of you.

For example: Let's say you sell pink widget gizmos. As you're getting to know people in your networks, your profile states that you are the premier supplier for pink widget gizmos. You conduct yourself in a responsible and professional manner on the various networks you are a part of. People start to like and trust you. Someone asks, "Hey... do you know where I can get some really good pink widget gizmos?" and they or their other friends in their network will remember that YOU are the go-to person for pink widget gizmos.

Article Marketing

Going back to our pink widget gizmos story, because you know something about them, I bet it's a safe bet to say that you could probably write a few articles about them. Article marketing is a great way to:

* Establish your credibility as an expert in your field.

* Get free publicity.

* Get free back links to your web site.

If you are not comfortable writing just yet, do a quick search for "ghost writers" on any major search directory.

Make a point of creating and submitting articles regularly.

Not sure if article marketing works? You're reading some of my article marketing, right now.

Email Signature File

Just about every email program I'm aware of has an Email Signature option. This is where you can create a bit of text that will automatically appear at the bottom of any email you send. This should include your name, a one line pitch about your offer, and a link to your blog, web site, or capture page. Every time you send out email, reply to an email, etc... your little signature file is there helping to identify you as an expert in your field.

Discussion Forums

Every industry has its own discussion forums. They can be a great way to get information, tips, and updates on changes within your industry. I highly recommend joining a few of the more active forums for a few reasons:

* You can learn new things.
* You can share some of your own knowledge and experience.
* The Signature. Every discussion forum I participate in allows you to create a signature. Like your Email Signature, this is a few lines of text that will always appear at the bottom of any message you post in the forum.

A few tips on making the most of your discussion forum experience:

Back to the "online party" concept. Imagine being in a room of your peers and/or people interested in your industry. Don't be the doofus that walks in to the room and yells out, "Hey! Wanna buy my stuff?". Take time to build your credibility and let people get to know you. Participate in some relevant discussions. Offer insights and your own input.

Don't just reply with things like, "Good post" or "I agree". These are just blatant attempts to get your Signature seen and will cause people to quickly begin ignoring your posts or may even cause the Administrator to block you from accessing the forums.

Take your time. Get to know the forums. Let the other members get to know you. Be patient and establish yourself as a credible and professional expert. That's when the leads start coming to you!

Google AdWords

Google AdWords could easily become an entire lesson in and of itself. But let me just say this: A Google AdWords account is well worth taking the time to learn and use. I don't bid high dollars for very popular words. Instead, I look for words that are not as popular and can be head for much less than my competitors might spend on popular words. This is called "long tail keywords" and can be very profitable.

Google has some excellent tutorials on their systems and I encourage you to become a student of the Google AdWords system. Then start with a small budget to test your results. As you begin to see solid results, you can use the money from your new sales to increase your budget over time.


These resources combined with consistent management and running various ads here and there have consistently generate 200+ leads every single month for me. And these are highly targeted and responsive leads.

Don't be overwhelmed if you are new to any or all of these techniques. Take one at a time and learn it. When you are comfortable with that one, add the next technique. The key is to be consistent and to make sure you take some action each and every day.

Free Ad Websites Some Genuine Some are Spam and Automated Submission is Mostly Junk

Well let me start off by saying everyone can do well with free targeted traffic. Free ad websites bring you targeted traffic if used correctly. They are numerous sites out there that claim to be real free ad websites, but lets analyze this claim. I have in my own past SEO link building and even link traffic campaigns, have tried vigorously to gain traffic and links to my sites from these so called free ad websites. I submitted my sites to 1000s of these free ad sites. On a logical sense of luck or probability you would assume that you will get visits to your site. Want to hear the results, nada,zilch zip. When checking my back links, some of the links were on porn or phishing sites. I caught a trojan from a malicious script once oooch. So much for my link building efforts, luckily I was not de-indexed from googy.


The automated software programs that submit your site to 100000s of free ad websites are in the most part junk. Do you want to know what I got for my efforts. I got about 1000+ emails in my spam folder of someones product and services. Someone was offering ad submission to 50,000 sites, for a fee of course. Another person even admits that the free ad submission software
was junk (only with the user expectations) and that submission to those sites was a waste of time. The guy even offered me a membership to join a network of these sites.(the dark side). I did my research and found the script that he was selling in his ad, a free version at least. I installed the script.and to my surprise the script is some how linked to the software. The classified site script asks me if I wanted inclusion in the automated submission database. You See those sites are simply dummy sites called email harvesters that collect your information and send you spam, when all you wanted to do was place a free ad to get some dorn traffic. These techniques are all part of lead generation scheme, in which emails are harvested and spam is sent out. The black hat webmaster could care less if you or even himself for that matter get any traffic. "It's all in the list", a reverse advertising tactic used to generate unethical leads. This is all in an effort to achieve a sale, via huge mass mailings on a daily basis. You see 99% of these sites don't really get a lot of visitors. A lot of people use the automated software on these so called free ad websites. Why would they want to visit the site if the software is doing the submission. Maybe Joe Bob will visit your site via one of the emails sent maybe not. Some of these site are either not indexed or simply banned from search engines. Who may be benefit from this you may ask yourself?, who else the dorn peice of poop webmaster. He collects all the emails and send out his own ads, quite clever. Back in the day FFA and classifieds sites use to be very beneficial for both parties. Now a days it's all one sided, fact is the automated software submission have caused the down fall of the FFA and ad networks as we knew them. That concept is pretty much dead due to automation and abuse.

In Conclusion, you submit to 1000s of sites which equates to being countered with 1000s of spam offers. Sometimes you can get a virus for your troubles too. So do yourself a favor don't buy, steal or otherwise use these software programs. Use Google or a trusted engine to find reputable sites to post your ads and trade links. There is a good reason why there in the 1st page of googy, they rock. The random ffa and classifieds sites just suck. Let me give you a few recommended sites.


These are authority sites that get thousands of quality visitors a day. This is really a short list. My site affnest is not up there yet. I hope to be there some day though. I invite all webmasters,individuals and affiliates to post there free ads to my site.

My final thoughts are
use semi automated software for link building. Those semi-automated directory submission programs are ok. You can also post relevant comments to blogs and forums but do not spam them. Thank you for reading and may god bless you with all your future endeavors.

Free For All Sites: How They Can Actually Help Your Business

Anyone whose been marketing online knows that generating leads can be a time consuming and expensive experience. It's something that must be done however if you expect to make it in any business. The money is in the list, as they say.

There are many different ways to generate leads. Some companies will even give you leads for free when you join their corporation. The problem with free leads like this is that they can be old and possibly untargeted. I joined one network marketing company that gave members free names and phone numbers of people they said had requested information on working from home. Of the hundreds of numbers I was given a large number were disconnected or a wrong number, and even more had no idea where I could have gotten their name from, and weren't the least bit interested in working at home. Others still remembered requesting information, a year ago! As you can imagine these leads were no where near as great as they had been made out to be.

If you want fresh leads, 1 to 2 days old max, you can pay for them, but they're going to cost you. Some places charge a dollar or more per lead, which can obviously add up very quickly. You'd better have an amazing sales pitch and be prepared to follow up with these leads if you expect to make your money back, and hopefully a profit.

What if you don't have the money to purchase quality leads, and don't want the hassle of trying to sell to people whose names, numbers and email addresses have been given away for free all over the place? At best they'll hang up on you, or delete your email. At worst they'll be rude to you on the phone or report your email as spam. There is an easier way to build you list, that won't cost you a thing. In fact it has the potential to make you money. Free for all sites. Now before you say these sites are useless, and that no one ever sees your ads, let me explain. Of course these sites are worthless if you're posting to them, but what about the people hosting them? Not only do you get the names and emails of people looking to make money on the internet, but you can advertise to them as well. When they post their ad on your FFA site, they're required to confirm their post via email. You can put your ad in the signature line of every email you send to people, and then follow up with them in a day or two. Plus a lot of these FFA sites pay you when someone gets their own site under you. Depending on your marketing, this alone could bring you in a nice monthly income, on the side of your primary business.

Every FFA site is a little different. Some cost more to own and run, and some are only good for generating leads, but they won't pay you. Usually you can sign up for free with an option to upgrade. Depending on what benefits they offer pro members, this can be a real advantage to have. You can upgrade at some sites for under $20 per month. That's pretty cheap when you think about everything you're getting in return. Finding these sites isn't hard either, just do a search on your favorite search engine for FFA's or Free For All, and start looking at what different ones offer. If you're not comfortable paying right away, sign up for free and get a feel for how the site works, and then upgrade if you're satisfied

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