Ebook Marketing: How
to Drive Traffic to Your Site With Ebooks
If you're looking
for a great way to drive traffic to your web site, creating and distributing
free ebooks may be your answer.
Although there are several different types of ebooks, this article will focus
on HTML compiled ebooks.
Ebooks or electronic books are compressed files of HTML that are distributed
and presented within one downloadable file. This file does not require any
installation and will open on your readers desktop simply by clicking on
Ebooks are completely interactive with the Internet and can contain just
about everything a standard web page contains, such s live links, graphics,
and password and can be prevented from being passed around by only displaying
on one computer.
What's more, you can even create a shareware version of your ebook that will
either expire at a specified time, or only allow your potential customers
to view certain pages and prompt them to purchase the full version.
Another great feature ebooks provide is the ability to create special fields
within your ebook that can be changed by your readers if you so choose. This
provides a great way to create promotional ebooks for your affiliates and
allow them to include their own affiliate ID.
The possibilities are endless!
Please note: If you would like to create an ebook with any of the above features,
not all ebook software programs offer these features. Please ensure you select
an ebook software that will meet your needs.
Creating an Ebook
to Use as a Viral Marketing Tool
make great products that you can sell online, they also make great marketing
Offering a quality free ebook on your web site is a great way to get your
visitors to come back to your web site and obtain repeat traffic.
This can be accomplished by including links to further information on your
web site within your ebook and providing your readers with special
The key to writing
an effective free ebook is to select a subject that will be of interest to
your target market. If your web site focuses on web site traffic, you may
want to write an ebook on generating traffic.
For example, you could write an ebook, such as, "A Complete 'How To' Guide
to Generating Massive Traffic to Your Site." Include several references to
your site throughout your ebook, such as 'For even more great traffic generating
tips, visit 'Traffic Tips' - Your complete source for generating massive
traffic to your web site.
Distribution of Your Ebook
your ebook to your visitors and obtaining repeat traffic is a good marketing
strategy, allowing your visitors to distribute your ebook is a great
If your ebook is good, here is an example of how powerful your ebook can
10 of your visitors download your ebook.
Your 10 visitors each give away 10 ebooks - 100
Those 100 each give away 10 ebooks - 1000
Those 1000 each give away 10 ebooks - 10,000
Those 10,000 each give away 10 ebooks - 100,000
Those 100,000 each give away 10 ebooks - 1,000,000
For massive distribution, make sure you include a short paragraph on your
main page in regard to your copyrights and distribution. For example, if
you're allowing your ebook to be freely distributed, let your readers know
by giving them permission. Your text might look something like this:
This ebook may be freely distributed, used as a free bonus with any products
you may be selling, included within membership sites and packages, and used
as an incentive to gain new subscribers to your publication.
The key to using this technique effectively is to create a quality ebook
that contains powerful information that will be of interest to your target
market - not just any information, but information that your target market
will be absolutely passionate about. Information that they would pay for
and are just dying to get their hands on!
Please keep in mind, you can't write a cheap little ebook of little or no
value, filled with ads, and expect it to be successful. Your ebook must be
good enough to actually sell to be good enough to use as a viral marketing
Ebooks can provide Internet marketers with one of the best viral marketing
tools online. By creating a small, quality ebook that contains in-demand
information, you can produce an on going promotional tool that will work
24 hours a day, seven days a week for years to come. Your ebook will have
the potential to be viewed by millions of Internet users simply by giving
If you would like to see an example of a powerful free ebook, visit
to download eBooks: A Complete Guide to Publishing. Note: You must have the
ability to view windows files.
Copyright © 2007 Shelley
About the Author:
Shelley Lowery is the creator of eBook Starter - Give your ebooks the look
and feel of a real book, notebook, manual or report with the first ebook
software that includes an editor and built in templates. Simply select your
template, type or paste in your text & compile.
You have permission to publish this article electronically, in print,
in your ebook or on your web site, free of charge, as long as the author
bylines are included.