I thought I would put together a little piece on BHW on Ways I Have Used Contact Form Submitting Software To Promote My Business, Services, Products, And Customers. Obviously direct marketing is always an effective method. Everyone knows the value of email marketing and gathering lists. But I decided to do direct marketing by contact form submission using well know contact form submitting software. I found that this method had a higher click thru ratio for the campaigns that I have managed. With the specific software I used I was able to easily identify the websites and acquire huge markiting lists. The Ad-Network Campaign mentioned below, I messaged more than 100k unique websites over a two month period. This website went from zero traffic to almost 100 a day just within the first few days and moved up from there. Anyways, the guys that see the angles here I am sure will come up with much better marketing angles than me but I thought Id share a few from the endless campaigns I have ran and managed. My Guidelineline For Putting together a good message: 1) No One Line Messages 2) Be general in details but specific as to the intent of the message. 3) Never Criticize them or their competitors in any way. 4)Always make sure Subject line reflects purpose of the message. 5)Wait a day after writing message (Just My Way To Think More On Best Angle Of the Message) 6) Finalize My Message. 7) Pick The Best Keywords That Match The Niches Of My Targetted audience 8)Start Campaign. I have also taken the liberty to provide you guys with an example of a good message and a bad message. See if you can guess which message had the worst campaign results. First Example: Web Dev. & SEO Campaign Message: I was just looking at your website doing a bit of Wed evening surfing and noticed that your website had some HTML and CSS validation errors. I have been doing web Development for more than a decade now and thought I could help you fix these errors or lend a hand on any other website updates or general web help you may need. I provide services for virtually all types of website programming; -Updating current sites -Building a new website design -Building websites or ecommerce projects -Optimizing site for Google, Bing and Yahoo I have more than 10 Years? experience building customized websites. Give me a call at xxx-xxx-xxxx . Looking forward..... Second Example: Hi, My name is Mr. and I was just looking at your website and thought perhaps I would message you on your contact form to see if you need help with any web work. Just for reference you can see our work here (Company Name): http://www.domainname.com. My web development firm specializes in virtually all aspects of the Internet including: Custom Web Development and Software Programming Building New Websites with Custom Features Building & Maintaining E-commerce Websites Fixing bad code and security issues. Optimizing sites for Google, Bing and Yahoo Web Design, Server Management and more. I personally have more than 10 years of web development and marketing experience under my belt and look forward to helping you with any updates or website issues that may need our expert assistance with. We are happy to provide references and online tours for our software.. If you want some help or know of someone that could use a great Company, feel free to call or pass on our number. Best Regards, Did You Guess It? The first example is a horrible message. Yes it is well written and personal, and has more umph than a one liner, but immidiately people are feeling alarmed by this message since the average person doesnt know that the majority of websites have validation issues. So the prospect is alarmed and passes this on to their web developer whom show them that this is not a whole big deal in the scheme of things. Opportunity blown from the very push of start on that one. I wanted to show an example of how even a clever enough idea, that is not honest even on the face value will not work, especially if you use scare tactics for such methods. Just like the second message is delivered right on que with decent results, it is personable, upfront and to the point. I have also taken the liberty to share some some other message campaigns I have done to give you guys the idea of type of ways I am using contact form submitting for marketing. These are only a few, but all of these had decent results. WARNING!! DONT USE MY MESSAGES WORD FOR WORD!!!! Remember, there is a good chance someone has already seen these. Heres a handful Other Examples Of Campaigns With Good Results: Promoting A Web Hosting Company Message: Hi, I work with "Web Hosting Co." and I have been given the task of reaching out to you regarding your website. We would like to offer you 6 months of free web hosting. This coupon code 18ECEG8EW8 will give you free web hosting for six months at www.domainname..com . If you need help migrating your site we will also do this for you for free. The coupon is good for anyone that want to use it for the next 30 days. You will notice our hosting rate are the most competitive in our industry and hope to save you money by providing you the most affordable webhosting along with 6 months for free. if you have any questions feel free to email. Thanks for your time and I hope this will help you. Best Regards, Guest Posting requests For One Of My Client Seeking Writers For Blog (Wanted High Quality & Unique Content For Free!): I am looking for talented writers that would like to Guest Post on my Blog at www.domainname.com. As you can see this blog has very little content since we have redesigned the site and I am looking for people or businesses that would like to contribute to our sites blog. As you can see our site is a PR 3 and has a decent amount of traffic and if you are willing to post on our site, we would allow an author link and one promotional link in the body of the article. If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Another Web Dev & SEO message: Hi! I saw your website and was wondering if you need help with any new website updates, SEO or general web help. I have been designing and programming websites since 1996! Here is one I just completed for (Referenced Website): http://domainname.edu I know I can help you as well if you are in need of assistance. Call me or even text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx. My website is http://domainname.com Thank you! A direct marketing campaign for a new ad network startup: Hi, My name is Mr. and I am the owner of Co Name. I am launching a (Niche Specific) Ad network site in the coming weeks and I saw your site and thought you may be interested in selling advertising space and generating revenue? We've already had a huge response from the (Niche Specific)Community both locally and abroad and would love if you could become a part of (Niche Specific) Community. If you are interested please email me at email@example.com or you can pre-register now at http://www.domainname.com. I would encourage you to pre-register as we have something very special planned for any member that pre-registers. Anyways, hope to have you join our community, which is rapidly growing day by day. Thanks For Your Time, Wish You Guys The Best With Your Endevours. Please be creative and unique. I am sure you guys will find better methods than I, and with that, please share those here as well.