Month: April 2010

6 shockingly evil things about facebook traffic

You love facebook don’t you? I have been on facebook for 3 years now and have done things to get traffic from facebook. I used groups, links, discussions an now facebook fan page to drive traffic. But what you know, these are the 6 shockingly evil things about facebook traffic

1 It sends awesomely NOOB visitors

Hey, I’m not talking about you! But as a website publisher you should see that the amount of visitors coming to your site are noob comparing to your blog readers. The users know only to update status but cannot type their name and email to comment.

2 High BOUNCE rate!

Ever imagined how long they stay on your site? Less than 10 seconds and even low, yeah this is true and can hurt your SEO rankings.

3 They have ZERO interest on your content

Unless you write about the boyfriend of Miley Cyrus, they won’t get interested in your tech or blogging topic. Even big tech blogs have less users on their facebook fan page.

4 Facebook users get lost into your site

It doesn’t matters how smart your website navigation is, users will get lost into your site and they will soon close your site.

5 Traffic doesn’t converts that easily

If you are paying for the facebook traffic, then you must know this! To bring the traffic and sign them off for your ebook is just like a war to win. That’s why people are more likely to invest in google adwords than facebook ads.

6 They are not INFLUENTIAL

You think facebook traffic will promote your site? No way! Majority of the facebook users spend their time chatting and browsing pics. So even better to spend some time helping new bloggers who are starting out blogging.

Have your say!

  • Are you on facebook?
  • Are you trying to bring visitors from facebook?
  • How are they converting into your site?

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Should I try out freelancing at Elance? Elance review

Working online as a freelance provider is way cool than working at a day job and I love it. In freelancing, you get to choose what things you want to do, how much you want to get paid and when do you take a break. This is a cool way to make money online. So few days ago elance emailed me to try out their affiliate program.

Now I heard about Elance and I guess it’s another outsourcing marketplace like odesk.. Now I don’t want to try out another one because it’s extremely hard to get started anywhere. But still I went to Elance and created a new account to give it a try.

There are so many opportunities to have comparing to my favorite odesk and there are more money can be made. The main limitation of Elance is that they allow a number of points/ credits each week that allows you to apply on jobs. For each job you have to spend credits to apply. The free account offers low credits but you can have premium memberships. But what if you get rejected for a job? you won’t get your credit refund.

Another thing that I don’t like, that the more detailed subscription you will get, the more categories you can select as a provider. Which means the people looking for another category won’t find you because you are not subscribed to that.

Payoneer MasterCard is still my favorite payment method and elance has that too! But to obtain a card you have to get a monthly membership worth $10/month. That means only to being able to have a card, you have to pay $10/mo charge.

There are so many opportunities out there at elance and just because most people are paying for the service, buyers are more serious about the job. An average job at elance goes from $500-$1000 -and that’s sweet!

Many of my clients also asked me if I’m at elance? So that means I’m missing out plenty of green grass! What I personally prefer is if you provide a better quality service, you will get work, doesn’t matters you are at odesk, elance or any other place. So pack your bags if you are serious, go and get on elance if you are willing to start a freelancing career, can also try my favorite site odesk too!

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