Great Add-In to a blog or website: Recommend-It

@VotreAmie (3037)
United States
May 29, 2007 2:38am CST
I have seen a lot of websites that display a "Recommend This Site to a Friend" link. I always wondered how they did that. Today I was reading my book "Building a website for dummies" and I found out how they did it. So here is what I read my friends: You have good reason to include a link like this one in your site because a personal recommendation is a powerful sales tool. If people hear from someone they trust about a website that they ought to look at, they are much more inclined to check it out. Even if you are not involved in e-commerce, you still want to attract quality visitors. And you still get more of the right people visiting your site if you help your current visitors tell their friends how much they like it. One of the easiest way to do so is to use the free Tell-A-Friend service. Just go to this link: www.bravenet.com/webtools/announce/index.php One of the benefits of Recommend-It service is that it offers prizes, which is an extra incentive for people to make a recommendation. One of the drawbacks is that the service is trying to get people to sign up for its newsletter, but even that has a silver lining. If people do signup, Recommend-it pays you as an affiliate. Has anyone here on mylot used this service? Do you like it?
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
29 May 07
thanks for your sharing this,i think it is useful,especially for me,i am new to blog and still need more information about how to build it better.you gave me good advice.lol,i think i need a book more than you,but i prefer other people to tell me how to do it,not find out by myself.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
29 May 07
I haven't but I am, going to check it out and see what it is about
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• United States
29 May 07
I have not used it yet but from one of the free giveaways I downloaded a website script that allows a person to earn points toward earning something. In other words it can be set so that if they refer five people who sign up they get an ebook or something else that might interest them. I have not tried the service that you are referring to but I am familiar with Bravenet.