Saturday, October 3, 2009

Free For All: Why You Should Avoid Them

FFAs are basically wed pages where anyone can submit the URL for his website for free (hence the term Free For All).The web is home to thousands upon thousands of FFA pages.
FFAs may sound like a great way to gets lots of free traffic to your site or blog, but you should avoid these pages at all cost.
Why? Several reasons
1. They are almost useless as a source of traffic .Very few people search for a topic on the web will use an FFA page. Instead they will use a search engine or directory.
Think about it for a moment .Where do you go when you want to find something on the web? If you’re like most web surfers, you use Google, Yahoo, MSN search, AOL search, etc.
FFA pages are usually just a long list of unrelated and unorganized URL which makes finding what you’re looking for virtually impossible.
2. Most FFA pages require you to register with your email address before you are allowed to add your link .The owner of the pages then will use email address that you register with in order to send you loads of spam.
Even worse, they will often sell your email address to other spammers. If you choose to use FFA pages, prepare to receive a never-ending flood of SPAM in your email inbox.
3. Using FFAs can lead to your site being banned from Google’s search engine index. Many FFA pages require a reciprocal link from your site to theirs before allowing you to place your link.
Google considers most FFA pages to be link farms, and we have already learned what Google thinks of link farms!

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eToro Snags a World Finance Award for Most Innovative Trading Platform 2010

The eToro platform, already a trader favorite, has now received a nod of appreciation from the financial trading industry as a winner of one of World Finance's prestigious annual awards.

eToro's innovative approach to financial trading has been making waves for quite some time now among traders worldwide. The platform's user friendly graphic interfaces and wide range of ground breaking community tools have captured the attentions of novices and experts alike, who now take part in eToro's vibrant and active social trading network. With its open and daring approach, eToro has now managed to not only become one of the most popular trading platforms online, but to also receive a seal of approval from an already established financial institution.

“Our vision is to become the first global market place for everyone to trade and invest their funds in a simple and transparent way”, said eToro CEO, Johnathan Assia. “eToro already transformed the way people trade today, and we thank our community of over a million traders for helping us win this award that recognizes eToro's achievements in the financial trading arena”

World Finance magazine launched its annual World Finance Awards in 2007 with the goal of identifying industry leaders that represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in the financial and business world. To determine the winners, World Finance magazine used an independent panel of judges headed up by Editor Alexander Redcliffe. The Panel followed up on the countless nominations, suggestions and contributions of World Finance readers to explore and analyze new trends in order to unearth the best and the brightest pioneers in the FX marketplace.

“We couldn't be more thrilled and honored to win this particular award,” said Assia. “To know that our platform was nominated and then chosen out of the hundreds of nominations is a sign that we must be doing something right. It is especially rewarding to know that our push towards innovation, which has been one of eToro's core values from the start, hasn't gone unnoticed. The challenge now is to keep innovating so we can have a shot at next year's award as well!”

As for eToro's community, they will certainly be thrilled to know that their platform of choice is leading the way in cutting edge trading technologies, and intends to continue to do so for years to come.

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