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  1. Default I've learned a thing or two about myspace... 
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    I will tell you I have figured out ONE thing...

    All those people saying, oh yeah I've already got 5,000 hits, or 20,000 hits or whatever here is your wake up call...LOL.

    YOU ARE NOT getting that many hits ...

    Here is what is happening. When you put up graphics on myspace you're hosting them on your site, everytime your myspace site is viewed, reloaded, anything its sending tons of PING HITS to your website giving you a the false idea that you got traffic to your website.

    If you HOST images on your website/hosting for your myspace page you will totally screw up your traffic info on your website. You need to host those graphics on another site or a loser site that you do not care to KNOW accurate traffic info.

    How many REAL hits do you get from MYSPACE...well when you see traffic coming from MYSPACE discard that totally.

    The only hits you should be getting are 15 here, 22 there, 30 over there, blah, blah...from peoples myspace pages or your own myspace page.

    I see hits coming from other peoples profiles like 10 here and 15 there ...

    it will say something like www.myspace.com/jimmydevo22 or something like that...i know someone saw my comments on his page and clicked on it and came to my site.

    If you get a direct hit from say www.myspace.com/scarefest then ya you got a hit but if you see www.myspace.com YOU DID not get a hit you got a pull from your server for those graphis you're hosting for your myspace page. Be carefull not to host graphics on any site you want accurate traffic info from...

    For those who want to be friends with our haunt we're on line now at

    www.myspace.com/scarefest

    I'm learning slow but surely.

    Take care.
    Larry
     

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    Nice info Larry. Thanks for the find.

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    As many of your know I'm knee deep into the web and I do NOT know everything, heck I learn more everyday than I know thats for sure.

    I do think I know a thing or two but as said still learning.

    But one thing I did know is all these people claiming they're gettings zillions of hits from MySpace I knew that wasn't true...they show their site stats and say here is the proof. I STILL DID NOT believe it...I know how the trends go on these sites for traffic and there is JUST NO WAY!

    I didn't know the answer to why they show all these hits but I knew there was a catch...

    Bottom line is YOU ARE NOT getting all the hits you think you are, heck you're not even getting 1% of the traffic you think you're getting.

    If you host graphics on your server for your myspace pages your site stats will be so thrown off you won't know what is going on...

    If you want accurate site stats you must NOT host graphics for myspace on your server, or atleast on a site you want accurate site stats for.

    Larry
     

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    Good point to reiterate as we get into the season Larry. I posted about this back when they Myspace thing was starting to take off earlier this year:

    Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:48 am

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    I don't doubt that myspace will drive some traffic your way but it is not as much as you think. If you hotlink an image from your site, everytime that image is loaded it counts as a hit. Dig down a little deeper in your stats and see what page views are.


    It is always good to look into your stats more deeply. It is amazing how many times I find people hotlinking pictures/graphics from my sites. Sometimes they are for legitimate uses, other times they are "borrowing" them. :shock:
     

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    Ive learned those hot chics who message you and want you to visit their website and show you naked pics isnt really a real chic who digs you. *sigh*.. im learning too.

    haha

    seriously, good info Larry. That is true.
     

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    MySPace is a cool way to gorilla market for sure, but its NOTHING compared to the marketing you do in your own market. All those people that stated its your #1 refer this and #1 refer that were wrong for sure.

    I'm getting a few LEGIT hits from it but nothing to roll over and scream about. I have someone doing my myspace page for me and he's doing a fantastic job...its something you want to do especially over the you can make a lot of contacts.

    But put things into perspective when thinking this is going to save your business or pave a new road for you.

    I worry about those who thought this was the NEW way for them to market their haunt, and or the only way.

    Larry
     

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    Yeah, I have know that about sites for some time and it needs to be pointed out to people that do not know about web stuff.

    Myspace can help your business and marketing. It can help bring traffic to your site and suchm but you need other ways to market. Not just one. And that goes for more than just myspace. Any kind of marketing.

    Good point everyone. And yeah, those bloody girls get you everytime. hahahaha.

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    In some instances, Larry, you are correct. However, that is only the case if you include images, videos or other objects in your profile that are hosted on your primary web site. If, as I do, you upload the images you want to include on your profile to Myspace and include only items hosted on Myspace, then you can rely on your webstats as actual hits from Myspace users.
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    No body even goes on myspace anymore. Everyone uses facebook these days.
     

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    I didn't know they were still around. ;-)

    Facebook is definitely the most popular these days, but that doesn't mean one should drop MySpace and go to FB. In fact, good Gorilla marketing incorporates all social media. MySpace, FB, Twitter, and more!
    Travis "Big T" Russell
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