Cross Promoting With Recommendations
by Shelley Lowery
Cross promoting is a powerful technique used by many
Internet marketers to increase the exposure of their products,
services or publications. You simply decide what type of
promotional exchange you would be interested in and contact
fellow marketers to discuss an exchange.
The most effective technique used in cross promotions is
recommendations. By providing each other with a personal
recommendation you can increase your response rates
Here are some popular cross promoting techniques you can
use to boost your business:
Exchange links with web sites similar to yours, but not in
competition. Many Search Engines are now utilizing a new
system that tracks and ranks sites according to the number
of links pointing to a particular web site. By exchanging links
with similar web sites, you will not only increase your Search
Engine ranking, but you will also increase your web site traffic.
Ezine Ad Swaps
Exchange subscription ads with other ezine publishers.
Ezine advertising is one of the best forms of advertising on
the Internet. By swapping ads with fellow ezine publishers,
you can run your ad in other publications free of charge.
Exchange subscription information with fellow ezine
publishers. Provide recommendations within your ezine's
welcome message, thank you page and even on your
multiple subscription ezine form.
Ezine Column Swaps
Partner with a similar publication and provide content for
each other. This may be a weekly tips column, question
and answer column or whatever you'd like.
Write articles and allow them to be freely published.
Exchange byline information with fellow writers and provide
With each article you write you are entitled to include
your author bylines. Bylines are nothing more than an
advertisement for you, your web site, products or services.
Instead of including your standard bylines, use half of the
space for yourself and the other half to promote the writer
you've partnered with.
A signature or SIG file is a few lines of information about your
business at the bottom of any form of Internet communication.
Exchange SIG file information with other marketers and
Partner with fellow Internet marketers and create free ebooks
to freely distribute. The ebook should mutually benefit and
promote both of you while providing valuable information for
Private Web Rings
Set up a private web ring and partner with web sites that are
similar to yours, but not in competition. Provide
recommendations for each site within your ring.
A ride along is any extra information (advertisements) sent
along with a direct mailing. You can use this same technique
with any ezine solo mailings you may run by including an
exchange recommendation within your mailing. In addition,
you can include recommendations within your thank you
letters you send out when you deliver your products.
An upsell is used when your customer is in the process of
ordering your product. Another product is introduced for a
small additional cost just as you're closing the sale. This
technique is used with many infomercials when the
customer calls in their order. The operator will introduce
an additional product for a minimal extra charge. You
can use this same technique on your order page. Trade
product recommendations with fellow marketers.
Free bonuses are used as an incentive to increase sales.
Provide and exchange bonuses with other marketers. This
technique will not only increase your sales, but will also
promote your products and services.
Forum and List Moderation
Trade forum or list moderation duties. Partner with similar
web sites or lists and share in the moderation duties. Place
short BIOS with links at the top of the forum or within each
A quality recommendation will pull a much higher response
rate than just a link or banner. Cross promote with individuals
you truly respect and believe in, as your professional
reputation is on the line.
Cross promotions provide Internet marketers with a powerful
way to reach new potential customers. There is power in
number, so get out there and start cross promoting!
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