New Year’s 2008 Preview: Coming to Your Org Soon!

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This event will have you riveted, from the spectacular opening to closing statements!

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The Scientology New Year’s 2008 Event!

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map12007 will go down in the history books as the year the world of Scientology changed FOREVER! 

This is the year that heralded a Golden Age of Knowledge for Eternity; then taking it into the Public Phase by making this pure LRH Tech available to the millions with the release of the new Beginning Books in paperback and audiobook format

And yes, while we always have reason for celebration at New Years — 2007 has been a year like no other, with our success reverberating across every sector and strata of society. 

videoplay-15_200pSo as we ring in 2008, we want all Scientologists to attend and get fully briefed — not only on our greatest year of expansion, but to celebrate in true Scientology style the launch of even greater expansion plans for the upcoming year.

The LIVE event is being held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, this coming Thursday, December 27th, at 6:30 pm and will then be rushed to every Scientology org planet-wide in time for their New Year’s celebration on December 31st. 

Be prepared as this event will have you riveted, from the spectacular opening to closing statements.

So we look forward to seeing you and all your friends and family at this New Year’s Event 2008!

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Do I Have to Have a Website to Disseminate?

This question has come up a few times as people are getting up and running with the Scientology affiliate system, and the answer these days is a resounding no!  You definitely don’t have to have your own website to be able to disseminate on-line! 

Back in the days when Scientologists On-Line was introduced, there were not any of the current point-and-click tools that you have today to easily post and involve yourself in two-way communication on the Internet. Either you were a geek and were able to put up a website, or you weren’t and you didn’t. 

Nowadays, here are some examples of things you can do and resources you can use:

Message Boards:

image Probably one of the most classic ways to drive traffic to a site is with active message board posts. If you have a number of people who are active on message boards, you can drive a REDICULOUS amount of traffic to a site. Whether or not they stick or do what you want is another question, but the traffic is undeniable.

If you’ve got your Basics already, there is a never-ending source of conversational material, all of which can link in to interesting pieces like Scientologists’ success videos as a punchline. 

 

Social News Sites:

image These are sites like digg.com, reddit.com, etc which allow people to vote on ‘news’ that they think is best. These drive great sums of traffic — when your message is right.

Unfortunately, a great deal of the stories that people think are interesting are very ‘corn and games’ type news — where the newest photo of an exploding laptop or a washing machine catapult video ends up as the most popular thing on there.

Fine, it’s the bank agreement that’s being catered to, and that’s the planet we’re on. But it still drives traffic. Best ones I’ve found are:

All of them have had varying degrees of effectiveness. I’ve seen a handful of Propeller.com stories on Scientology make the first page, and those got some serious traffic. Digg.com and Reddit.com have been the best, though – routinely sending quite a few visitors for a well-written post. 

Flickr / Photobucket:

image  One very easy way to get exposure for your addresses is to post all of your photos on a site like Flickr.com.  Then, take pictures of things that relate to Scientology and the application of Scientology tech, and add in your address.  I.e., go out and take pictures at your local org’s Book-a-thon, and post them up for everyone to check out!  If you take good pictures, this can generate a significant amount of traffic.

So, if you haven’t yet signed up as a Bridge or New Era affiliate, do it now, and then create your affiliate links so that you can start disseminating!

Questions of the Day – Link Exchanges

There were a few questions that came in today that would be best answered on the blog, for everyone. 

Would it be ok to put my “affiliate” link on traffic exchanges? They are websites that advertise links for their members.

image  Absolutely.  There’s no problem at all with broadcasting your link to anyplace and every place you can get it.  Those that are most successful in the game of disseminating Scientology on-line advertise smartly, and put their links up everywhere.  In addition to link exchanges, you can look at doing paid links (if you’re in the mood to spend) or look at utilizing a number of new social networking services that have cropped up. 

Without having to build your own website or pay money to advertise, there are literally thousands of places where you can insert links to your site that will drive traffic there.  Even posting photos on a service like Flickr.com can be an effective way to move people to your site.

 

I am not good at disseminating personally, so would the link that leads back to the Scientology site be doing the disseminating?

First off, nothing is going to replace the standard use of the policy letter DISSEMINATION DRILL, which goes over how to disseminate Scientology to others.  You definitely need to know how to do this drill. 

However, your key reference by L. Ron Hubbard is the policy letter, BOOKS ARE DISSEMINATION which states,

“I will make you a wager.  I think you are wasting most of your time answering questions which are answered in books.  I think you are talking yourself hoarse to friends, and other people and groups, explaining over and over and over things that are already taken up in books.  I think your time is being devoured by attempts to reach through the natural conversational barriers of people.

“You are not giving, I am sure, the newly interested person an opportunity to go and sit down quietly with himself, without any social strain, and study a book on the subject.  Only in this way will he come to a decision about the subject which is his own independent decision, having inspected the materials.  This has to be done quietly and is best done through the pages of a book.”  — LRH

So, if via your links, blog posts, advertisements, and so forth you can get someone to go to the Basics website and order a book, it will be in the best interests of the newly-interested person, as well as to you.  Just post anywhere you can that the best way anyone can find out about Scientology and make a decision about it for themselves is by getting and reading some books on the subject. 

Links to International Holiday Catalog Items

Quite often, you’ll need to send someone to get more information about an item — but that person speaks a different language from you!  The following are links to the Holiday Catalog as well as the Basics in various languages, which you can cut & paste into an e-mail.

NOTE:  make sure to replace out the “tadreeves.fsm.org” in the addresses below with your own FSM site.  And if you don’t already have an FSM site, create one here first!

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The Holiday Catalog:

English:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/holiday/
Danish:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=da
German:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=de
Greek:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=el
Castillian Spanish:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=es
Latam Spanish:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=es_LA
French:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=fr
Hungarian:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=hu
Italian:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=it
Japanese:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=ja
Dutch:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=nl
Norwegian:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=no
Portuguese:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=pt
Russian:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=ru
Swedish:  http://tadreeves.fsm.org/flash/holiday/index.html?locale=sv

List of Scientology & Dianetics Basics Product Codes

In order to add links to various products on the Basics website, you will need to know (a) what page to access them on, if you are sending someone to a description of the materials, and (b) the exact product code if you are using this documentation to put an “add to cart” link on your site.

PRODUCT CODES:

Here is a list of the product codes you will use in making add-to-cart links. The product codes listed below are for English items, so if you are adding items from other languages, see the language codes on this page for a description of how to do other languages.

Packages:

Item Product Code
Beginning Audiobooks Package beginningaudio-2007.en.pkg
Beginning Books Package beginningbook-2007.en.pkg
Beginning Books & Audiobooks Package beginningbookaudio-2007.en.pkg
The Ultimate Collection UltimatePackage-2007.en.pkg
The Ultimate Collection (without PDC) UltimatePackage-2007_nopdc.en.pkg
Basics Books & Lectures Package basicsbooklectpkg-2007.en.pkg
Basics Books & Lectures Package (without PDC) basicsbooklectpkg_nopdc-2007.en.pkg
Basics Books Package (all 18 Books) basicsbookpkg-2007.en.pkg
Basics Lectures Package basicslectpkg-2007.en.pkg
Basics Lectures Package (without PDC) basicslectpkg_nopdc-2007.en.pkg

Hardback Books:

Item Product Code
Dianetics: The Original Thesis dot-2007.en.hc
Dianetics: Evolution of a Science eos-2007.en.hc
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health dmsmh-2007.en.hc
Science of Survival sos-2007.en.hc
Advanced Procedure & Axioms apa-2007.en.hc
Handbook for Preclears hbfpc-2007.en.hc
History of Man hom-2007.en.hc
Scientology 8-80 scn880-2007.en.hc
Scientology 8-8008 scn88008-2007.en.hc
Creation of Human Ability coha-2007.en.hc
Dianetics 55! dn55-2007.en.hc
Scientology: Fundamentals of Thought fot-2007.en.hc
The Problems of Work pow-2007.en.hc
Scientology 0-8: The Book of Basics scn08-2007.en.hc
Introduction to Scientology Ethics ise-2007.en.hc
The Way to Happiness twth-2007.en.hc

Paperback Books:

Item Product Code
Dianetics: The Original Thesis dot-2007.en.sc
Dianetics: Evolution of a Science eos-2007.en.sc
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health dmsmh-2007.en.sc
Self Analysis sa-2007.en.sc
Handbook for Preclears hbfpc-2007.en.sc
Scientology: Fundamentals of Thought fot-2007.en.sc
The Problems of Work pow-2007.en.sc
The Way to Happiness twth-2007.en.hc

How to Create an Add-to-cart link

image One of the main things you may want to do, if you are making your own shopping page, bookstore, or if you have a blog which advertises books, is to make a page that adds a specific product to the user’s shopping cart.

For example, let’s say, in a blog post or forum post, you made mention of Dianetics, and wanted to say, “…Dianetics saved my life. You should get your copy here.” In this case “here” immediately adds the English Dianetics book to the user’s shopping cart, complete with referral information to tell the Basics website that the order was referred by you.

Here’s how to create such a link. The above address used to add a Dianetics Book to your shopping cart is:

http://turbotad.fsm.org/store/cart/addtocart.html?id=dmsmh-2007.en.hc

  • You’ll notice that the first part of the address is an FSM address. In this case you would replace “turbotad.fsm.org” with your own FSM id, such as “JimJones.fsm.org” or whatever your Affiliate ID is.
  • The next portion of the address is /store/cart/addtocart.html which is the page on the site that adds an item or items to the shopping cart.
  • The next portion of the address, dmsmh-2007.en.hc is the product code for the DMSMH hardback book in English.

Adding items from other languages:

If you want to add an item offered in a different language, i.e. a Danish hardcover Dianetics book, you would replace the “en” in the product code above with the standard language code for the language in question. The language codes in use by the Basics website are:

  • en — English
  • da — Danish
  • de — German
  • el — Greek
  • es — Latin American Spanish
  • es_ES — Castillian Spanish
  • fr — French
  • he — Hebrew
  • hu — Hungarian
  • it — Italian
  • ja — Japanese
  • nl — Dutch
  • no — Norwegian
  • pt — Portuguese
  • ru — Russian
  • sv — Swedish

So, to add a Castillian Spanish hardcover Dianetics book, you would use the following link:
http://turbotad.fsm.org/store/cart/addtocart.html?id=dmsmh-2007.es.hc

For a list of product codes, see this post on the list of Scientology & Dianetics Book Product Codes.