Archive for December 2006

Christmas Winners Announced

December 24, 2006

The two winners of the Christmas Draw for a free life membership
of the IwantMegaTraffic program are announced today.

I will be contacting both prize winners by email, but before I do
announce the winners, I would like to wish you all a
Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I would also like to give all my subscribers and anyone else who
visits this blog a Christmas Gift (actually two of them).

One is a package of Christmas recipe ebooks and the other
a package of several PLR ebooks.  All come with a licence
so you can sell them yourself or give them away too if you wish.
There is no requirement to give an email address, just go download
them here:


Alvin Yudistira  and  Andrea Grungo  both win Free Traffic
VIP Membership to IwantMegaTraffic.

Mark McGimpsey 


Christmas Wishes (Video)

December 24, 2006

Mike Stewart (The Audio Guy) has made a Christmas Video
Message in which he plays the guitar and ‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing’.

I’d like to share the message with you.

See it here:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mark McGimpsey

Eh? No List Needed?

December 22, 2006

Statement: You DON’T Need a List to Profit Online!..

Wow, this caught my eye immediately.
What the heck next?

“I thought you needed a list to make money online?”
Yes, that’s one way, but there’s an alternative.

“Eh? What, where?”
What about a site that is #7, behind yahoo, aol, microsoft,
google, ebay, and news corp.

What if that site got more than 5 BILLION page views per month
and reached more than 15 million people monthly?

What if one post to this site made you a few thousand dollars?

Want to read the report – then go here:

Mark McGimpsey

Maximize Your Free Traffic

December 20, 2006

A traffic exchange normally works by you clicking on a button
or image, which then displays a web site in a browser window.

You are credited with the ‘hit’ and you then have to wait an
average of 15 seconds or 30 seconds before you can view
again, earning another hit.

Earning two or even four hits a minute is a slow way to build up
the necessary ‘hits’ to get the exchange to send you traffic in
return, because not all of them give you a 1:1 return. Most give
you a 1:2, meaning for every two times you view a site, you get one
return view back.

Here is the most intelligent method of maximizing those unproductive
seconds between views.

Use a Traffic Exchange launcher, which at the click of a button, launches
a number of separate browser windows instaneously. You then R/Click
on the taskbar and click on ‘Cascade Windows’ to have all the open
windows listed across the screen.

This allows you to immediately click on one exchange to score a hit,
then ‘minimise’ that window, and then move on and click on the
next traffic exchange afterwards.

By doing this you earn 10 hits in a thirty second period overall, and all
your open pages will finish minimised in the taskbar. All you do is
R/Click the taskbar icon and again select ‘Cascade Windows’ and do
it all over again.

It won’t take long to generate 1000 traffic hits using this method, but you
will have to spend about an hour joining at least 10 exchange sites and
entering your site URL into each exchange. Each exchange will do its
best to persuade you to upgrade to more traffic for around $100 a year,
you just have to be ready to resist that temptation. You are there for
free traffic, not to spend several hundred dollars, so try not to become
distracted and read too many of the sites.

If you would like the Traffic Exchange Launcher program it is $10. It’s
not necessary to actually use it, you could for example list all the login or
start pages in the browsers ‘Favourites’ and open each window separately
in a new tabbed browser window, and then cascade the open windows
from there.

Personally I like the one click does all method of the launcher, and it does
save a couple of minutes waiting for all the pages to load.

If you like the idea of free traffic and would like recommendations, here
are the links to ten of the top exchanges and the Traffic Exchange Launcher.

For those people interested in driving traffic to a new
web site, or to a squeeze page to build a list, this is a
good way to make a start.


Article by Mark McGimpsey

Six Terrific Tips for Free Traffic

December 12, 2006

Everyone wants to know the answer to the big question.

How do I get traffic to my site or to my squeeze page to build my list or to sell my product or service?

Here is how to do it.

You either pay for it, or you generate it for free, period.  Getting free traffic still costs you believe it or not.  It costs you time, but if you are prepared to spend some time, you can get a good number of visitors heading to your site within hours.  However to get good quality targeted traffic takes a little bit more of an effort.

To get free traffic, the first tip and the quickest way to start driving traffic is by joining traffic exchanges.  These are sites where you browse other people’s sites and in turn, your web site, or squeeze page, is browsed by them.  These visitors to your site are not targeted, (not specifically looking for your product or service),  but you stand a chance of immediate sales and of immediate signups to your list.

The second tip is, if you are cute, you can leverage your efforts by having an exit traffic pop under appear after each visitor leaves.  As these often work to credit you with one visitor per two exits, if you have 2000 free visitors coming to your site, then with the exit pop up in place, you have turned that into 3000 visitors in total for no extra effort.  Just search Google for ‘traffic exchange’ and for ‘exit traffic’ for more information.

The third tip is blogging.  A blog if you don’t know what it is, is a web page that reads like a diary.  Content is posted to the page just as often as you wish, and that content is usually themed to your interest, hobby, business, or product.  Once you make your post, you then visit another site, such as and ‘ping’ your blog.  Pinging is simply clicking on a site such as this in which you enter the location of your blog, and this site then informs a number of search engines to go and crawl your blog content.

People with similar interests or looking for answers you might be supplying, visit your site.  If they like what they see, they may link to your blog, or refer it to someone else.  If you are smart and have placed links in the posts to your website, squeeze page or even the blog itself (usually in your signature), then you can have back links fairly quickly appearing across the internet, exposing your content to more people, and sending you traffic.

The fourth tip is boosting the process by writing articles, (just like this one), and then submitting them to article directories.  Again as each article contains your chosen links, when these articles appear on other web sites or in ezines, you have more back links sending traffic back to you.  While this type of free traffic takes longer to generate, it has longevity.  This traffic can continue to come back to you for years afterwards and is a very worthwhile traffic generation method to use.  I use ( a paid service), which in turn submits my article to hundreds of article directories saving me the hours of work necessary if I wanted to do this at no cost.  There are also other such services such as Article Marketer which use a similar system.

Continuing with blogging to generate traffic, the next tip is visiting other blogs and forums and leaving a genuine comment, question, or compliment.  As you get to leave your link in your signature, spending an hour each day will generate quite a bit of traffic as over time people see your post and may click on your link.  If the blog is a popular blog, then you may be exposing your link to thousands of people.  Consider, where people post questions looking for answers.

Another tip is social bookmarking.  It takes a couple of minutes to submit your article to who in turn distribute it to around fifteen other social bookmarking sites.  Consider Squidoo and etc.  More traffic.

All it takes is a little effort, and the rewards can be handsome indeed.

Article by Mark McGimpsey


December 2, 2006

Just a short note to readers following up on my Channel Crossing story about Captain Matthew Webb.

Captain Webb married in 1880, and had two children.  Sadly 3 years and 3 months later he was dead attempting another extreme stunt. Tempted by earning a fortune of £12,000 pounds, he undertook to swim across the Niagara River in the rapids below the falls, even though many considered it suicidal. 

Tempting providence, he jumped into the turbulent waters from a small boat and within 10 minutes was ensnared by a vicious whirlpool and dragged under.  It was four days before his body was recovered.  His grave can be found in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls.

Mark McGimpsey