Hide and Seek?by Laurie ... is ... nothing worse than trying to find outWHO the person is that owns a web site. I'm sure you allknow what I'm talking about. Doesn't that just drive youN
Hide and Seek? by Laurie Rogers
There is absolutely nothing worse than trying to find out WHO the person is that owns a web site. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. Doesn't that just drive you NUTS? It drives me especially crazy when these "people" have the nerve to call themselves a "professional". Yeah ok, I thought putting all your contact information on your web site is what classes you as a "professional". Hmmm, maybe I slept through that part in school.
And just what are they a Professional of? Hide and seek? Heck didn't we stop playing that game when we were like 5 or 6? I guess some people love that game so much they thought it'd be fun to do it online too. "Hey, let's see how long it takes our visitors to find out WHO we are, bet they can't find us"!
Well guess what Mr. Hide and Seek? You're the one that's going lose out on SALES! Yeah ... you know the stuff that brings you in CASH so you can pay your bills? (And there goes Mr. Hide and Seek crying his eyes out again cause he is not making any money online). Gee, I wonder why? Like, HELLO let's get with the program here buddy! You gotta tell us WHO you are and WHERE we can reach you, BEFORE we start shelling out the bucks.
Now here's a kicker ...
The other day while I was sifting through ezines that I am subscriber of, I was looking for publishers names to add to my article list. I must've went through 5 ezines before I had actually even found a persons name AND their email address together. So I thought ok, well I'll just click on their links to find out WHO they are. Guess what I found when I got there? NOT a darn thing!
Now here comes the real kicker! In one persons ezine, no name, no email address - so I head on over to their site. And what do I find? A whack of testimonials addressed to .... drum roll please ..... Webmaster! Can YOU all believe that? I think this person really took the use of the name "webmaster" just too literally. But the question is .. WHO are all these crazy people buying stuff from this person?
It really makes you wonder ..... cause they gotta be fake! Like that'd be the day, I sent in a testimonial to someone who can't even tell me WHO they are, let alone BUY from them in the first place. Give me a break here, as if people are going to address you as "webmaster" in a testimonial. I may be a little slow some days, but I am not that stupid to fall for that old routine.
The moral of this story is, put YOUR contact information on your web site and you might just get some business! We are all way too old to be playing hide and seek with YOU.
By Laurie Rogers Copyright 2002 All Rights Reserved
Laurie Rogers is co-author of the Ezine Resource Guide, you can check it out at: http://www.zineadz.com/erg.html She is the owner of Optin Frenzy a list building program for ezine publishers http://www.optinfrenzy.com You can also obtain Laurie's articles at: mailto:email@example.com