Besides search engines, word of mouth is surely the best marketing tool you can have to promote your site.

But how can you easily make people recommend your site or even a page ?

Simply add a Tell  A Friend service on your website. By doing this you offer the possibility to your website visitors to send a recommendation email to their friends. I have been using Tell A Friend promotion for Years now and have found it to be an excellent form of promotion.

Even if you only get a few people using this script each day, always bear in mind the snowball effect : one visitor tells their friends about your site, which in turn tell their friends, … A single visitor has the potential to create literally thousands of referrals to your website.

Place this code in to your index.php or other php page.  ;) And you’ll see snowball effect ;)

Tell a friend about your site ;)

<?php
if ($d==1){

// Your site url
$site_name=”www.blog.branding-studio.com”;
// Your message for the email
$text=”Hi there, take a look at this great site that I found $site_name”;
// Title of email
$title=”A message from your friend $sendername”;
// Thank you page for users

// START CODE, DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE

// check email addresses

$x1 = ereg(“^[0-9a-z]([-_.]?[0-9a-z])*@[0-9a-z]([-.]?[0-9a-z])*\\.[a-z]{2,3}$”,$senderemail);
if($x1==0)

{
echo “<div align=center>You <b>must</b> specify a valid email address for yourself.<a href=javascript:history.back(-1)>Return to the form</a>.</div>”;
exit;
}

if ($email<>”") {
$x2 = ereg(“^[0-9a-z]([-_.]?[0-9a-z])*@[0-9a-z]([-.]?[0-9a-z])*\\.[a-z]{2,3}$”,$email);
if($x2==0)

{
echo “<div align=center>!!ERROR!!<br>The first email address you entered is invalid. <a href=javascript:history.back(-1)>Return to the form</a>.</div>”;
exit;
}
}

if ($x2!=0)
{
$send = mail(“$email”, “$title”, “$text”, “From: \”$sendername\” $senderemail\n”);

// return thank you page
echo” Thx from your buddy “;
}else{ echo “Sorry Error”;}}
else {
?>

<p><form method=”get” action=”<?php  echo $PHP_SELF; ?>”>
Your name:<br>
<input type=”text” name=”sendername”><br>
Your email address:<br>
<input type=”text” name=”senderemail”><br>
Your friend email address:<br>
<INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME=”d” VALUE=”1″>
<input type=”text” name=”email”><br>
<input type=”submit” value=”Send”>
<input type=”reset” value=”Reset”>
</form></p><? } ?>