What is the best Traffic technique working for you?

by mark healy 74 replies
hey warriors

I would be greatly interested to know what is the best traffic technique you are using today that works the best for you? Any ideas?

thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I make around $7,500 / month from PPV & POF paid advertising.

    $3,000 / month from subscription and service blogs with free advertising. All from industry blogs and some forums.

    $2,000 / month from consulting service for non-IM related companies. All word of mouth.

    Definitely varies month to month a lot, but that is what's working for me.

    Nearly anything can work if you put the time in, but just make sure you focus on sources with volume.
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    • Profile picture of the author TanyaRebrov
      I can give you some tips about off page SEO, this works like magic for new site that barely have any network asset. You can try building back link TO you site, and the longer your web is on the internet, people will create back link FROM your site.
      1. use SEOquake to quickly find the page rank of a RELEVANT site, I strongly recommend to make back link to a site that related with your web, for example when you are in weight loss niche then you should make back link in running site, yoga, health food, muscle exercise site, etc
      2. make a unique comment, don't use lame copy ad or people will get away from your link, also put your link in above, not in the low part

      good luck creating back link!
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    I like SEO and doing blog hopping and leaving comments on related blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Twitter and Youtube working really well for me at the mo... All free passive traffic too.

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Tumblr.com is working like a dream for me.

    So much untapped, free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author neilrock
    Well, to be honest, I doubt that anyone would give up their own best method as, the aim with the internet is for people to see what you have to offer, not what anyone else has to offer but, as we all seem to be in the mood for sharing, I reckon that a combination of all of the above works and, it works really well... Some will for some people, some won't.... I live by the 80/20 rule, 80% of your traffic will come from 20% of your activity and 20% of your traffic will come from 80% of your activity... You just need to weed out what really works for you....
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    • Profile picture of the author jrimshot
      Originally Posted by neilrock View Post

      I live by the 80/20 rule, 80% of your traffic will come from 20% of your activity and 20% of your traffic will come from 80% of your activity... You just need to weed out what really works for you....
      I'm with you Neil. People who PAY for traffic know this. Test, Analyze, perfect. You wouldn't just fund an Adwords account, give it $100 a day, plug in a bunch of keywords and let-er-go... You track the results and stop paying for keywords that don't have good ROI. You test new keywords and new ads to see if you can do better.

      Same goes for free traffic. If I'm using Facebook, Tumblr and Youtube and they are all giving me free traffic, I still want to track to see which is giving me the MOST free traffic for the LEAST effort and concentrate my efforts there-- Or maybe I can identify WHY one isn't producing and what I might do to improve the return on my time investmenet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
    Originally Posted by mark healy View Post

    I would be greatly interested to know what is the best traffic technique you are using today that works the best for you?
    If I told you then it would no longer be my best traffic technique.
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  • Profile picture of the author higherluv
    Originally Posted by mark healy View Post

    hey warriors

    I would be greatly interested to know what is the best traffic technique you are using today that works the best for you? Any ideas?

    thanks
    A stalled car - I dunno...
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  • Profile picture of the author dylan4f
    Piad traffic definitelly works the best and the fastest:

    PPC and high quality solo ads
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    Honestly, for me - nothing works better than youtube and fanpage traffic.

    It's easy to build up HUGE trust on both with users, get them into your list - then hit them 3 times without seeming spammy.

    The same people see my offers in their inbox, on FB and on Youtube - works out quite well
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    Facebook, and forums are my two favorite methods. Many people underestimate the power of traffic coming from forums - but if you leave valued post - you will get highly targeted visitors to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author John_3771
    Paid traffic is definitely the quickest way to start seeing results, for the most part. I think it depends what niche market you're in and what you're promoting...an affiliate offer, a sales page, a blog, a squeeze page etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lehi
      Originally Posted by John_3771 View Post

      Paid traffic is definitely the quickest way to start seeing results, for the most part. I think it depends what niche market you're in and what you're promoting...an affiliate offer, a sales page, a blog, a squeeze page etc.

      I agreed for niche. I just a PPC programs and almost immediately have more success immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Blog marketing definitely. I get alot of results with it - despite being in a tough niche. All depends on your marketing strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    I would say my best traffic method is my IM blog

    Not only does my blog generate lots of traffic but i also build other traffic sources
    and send that traffic to my blog too

    It's not something that you can build up overnight it's more of a long term strategy but it's certainly worth it in the end :-)

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author prettysavvy
    Onpage SEO and guest blogging (Tumblr seems to bring lots of traffic too). I also network with my blogging buddies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    SEO and Social Media Marketing is my best 2 traffic sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Olu Joseph
    email marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    both email marketing and ppc work for me
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  • Profile picture of the author johntan17
    Youtube works the best for me. It is not that hard to have a first page Google ranking for youtube videos. Next is social media traffic, especially Pinterest. I also do a bit of SEO for low competition keywords for Amazon products.
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  • Profile picture of the author bacardi
    Best traffic technique for me personally is just writing content on my site, however doing special things to the ones where traffic is flowing the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author zimzalabim
    Building opt-in lists through occasional ad swaps/reciprocal mailings with other list owners.
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  • Profile picture of the author techie86
    Forums is the my favorite method. You can generate good number of quality traffic through forum sites by posting valued post.
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  • Profile picture of the author gonzotrucker
    For me it's posting a new article every day.
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  • Hey man,


    Marketing techniques vary, and none are one-size fits all.

    It really depends upon what type of product/service you are offering.

    I have closed 7 major players including giants from the automobile industry, to direct competitors of vodafone, and those clients I got by walking straight into their doors with a hell of a pitch and enthusiasm.

    Have had hundreds of video clients for doodle videos which I got simply from networking.

    Have sold hundreds of web design, FB marketing packages by JVing with other big players via their websites and offering them affiliate comissions.

    And well... as you see it all depends on who your target audience is, how expensive the product is, and many other factors.

    If you would like a free of charge 30 - min consultation. PM me for my skype info.
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  • Profile picture of the author martimoney
    Solo ads and media buys.
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Well, despite the many moaners you find everywhere about this particular traffic source, I have always found Ezinearticles to be quite good. I also rely on blog and forum commenting quite a lot. It's quite worth the effort of getting out there and branding yourself this way.

    I never EVER pay attention to backlinks or what they're worth! I trust my instinct, and it works fine! If I see no results after a while -- it was the case with Yahoo answers-- then, I choose something else.

    Hope this helps

    Yoan
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  • Profile picture of the author wakey7
    Facebook apps work for me. I make viral Facebook apps like quizzes/games/iframes. For example, when someone votes between two winners of a sports match, they are redirected to a page of my choice (usually a relevant offer or squeeze) and a message is posted to their wall so all their friends see. Very viral and relative. Also very compliant with Facebooks T&Cs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyber Star
    It depend on your niche, but social network works best for me, especially tumblr. Tumblr can boost a targeted traffic because of its tag system from each post. Tumblr user is a people who appreciate good image and they love to share it with their follower, that is the point of using tumblr, discover a good image, then share it to your follower. Imagine yourself working on a specific niche that depend on an image, such as design and art niche, then tumblr will work the best for you.
    Here is some tips to gets quality traffic from tumblr.
    1. Tags your post properly, the more detailed the better
    2. Follow the big guys, so you can post a good picture to your fan
    3. Only post good image, and don't post your product excessively
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  • Profile picture of the author ayu2013
    if you mean BEST, i will say Solo ads, but usually BEST=MOST EXPENSIVE. think about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author KrisN
    Content marketing all the way. Guest posting and blogging brings in a ton of traffic and really warm traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Affiliate Traffic. Affiliates will send you all the traffic you want (and some you may not want) as long as they are making money.

    The marketing strategy is "Why pay for traffic yourself when affiliates will pay for it - for you."

    Jeffery 100% :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Solo ads and or ad swaps ... easily
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  • I use a mix of the following:

    Social media - VERY powerful and targeted
    Social Bookmarking
    Forums - Also very targeted and effective if done correctly and easily outsourced.
    SEO
    Blog Comments

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Austin Schmidt
    I like YouTube marketing and creating a massive network of places to direct traffic(all of them search engine optimized).
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  • I truly feel that the best traffic building technique nowadays is Social Bookmarking & Networking. If it is done in a proper way you can get instant traffic from it.

    Forums are a great way to draw the traffic to your site. Putting signature links in the posts can boost your keywords, but, the forums you are participating should be dofollow forums or it is of no use.
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  • Profile picture of the author fcebri24
    I would have to say almighty Youtube! Give it a shot and you will see interesting results.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I thought that in the internet everyone is in a different country and that the word of mouth factor was only a myth, but to my surprise I saw it working into practice. Everyone has a relative or friend who will learn about the benefits the first user found with your products/services. And everyone has many online friends. It doesn’t matter from which part of the globe they are. Messages from online friends indicating something they found and they liked are wonderful ways to get traffic. If you can find a way to be indicated, this is a good method.


    Another free traffic generating method that is working for me is the promotion of my Squidoo lenses. I stopped creating lenses and now I’m caring about driving more traffic to each lens and finding various ways to do so. I’m improving my lenses, and this is helping them become more attractive. I added more pictures, more links, I changed a few colors, etc. You have to keep updating your lenses if you want to get traffic from them and you need a pinging tool. I’m driving this traffic to my websites. It works, but the updates are time consuming. Nothing is perfect.







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  • Profile picture of the author alishapinto
    I think is and will always be the largest driver of traffic. Even if one uses paid ads, search may still trump it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kukelka
    Paid traffic is best.For example solo ads.But there are one problem with solos,you must know from what person to buy,if you know you can get subscribers for free plus $. Also there are free traffic - forums, It takes more time but its FREE.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
      Press releases work if you have something new and interesting.. Just be sure your release is sent directly to targeted journalists/people, not websites. This can bring you tens of thousands of dollars of free promotion. Used PR before and will do again this week for my site below. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    Paid traffic - multiple sources
    Social and SEO

    No "top secret" methods or anything just hard work and a lot of tracking
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  • Profile picture of the author mrsray
    there are so many dang choices and I know it's different for eveyone in every niche

    and I think that is why I never get one to really work well for me. I do some of this and some of that, get some traffic here and there ... but I think it's time to stop being the ‘jack of all trades’ and master of none… find the one free traffic method that you will enjoy learning and master that one method... as so many warriors have said in here

    now it's just a matter of finding that ONE traffic method and to master by applying the suggested "Goal-Gift" method. I'm going to set 30 day goals with my choice method and after 30 days, if I have been consistent, give myself a pat on the back and a gift and review the results

    once I have mastered ONE method, and or discover it is not the right one for my niche, I will move on to the next one.

    There are so many people saying youtube, I think that is going to be my one method to start with, then syndicated articles which alexa has me convinced I need to do and do well. Thanks for all the great posts alexa!!

    I really do think syndicated articles are the way to go, they seem to work for those that do it "right" and then you are not relying on Google or any third party for traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author sales4u
    A combination of PPC and Social Media will be the most practical at this time. Of course you must add everything else afterwards.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesboulay
    I work on building my brand out, I find that related visitors obviously convert. I buy advertising on similar niche sites. I'm also huge on guest posting, the posts stay up and keep driving traffic for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Blogging is my favorite method of traffic generation because it's easy to start from nothing. My 2nd favorite would be affiliate traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rocket web
    There's no magic trick here; lots and lots of quality backlinks, a little PPC, social media marketing ... There's so much to do it never ends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Batty
    I find a combination of Video Marketing (I use youtube, vimeo, and some self hosted videos) and signature links are a very good combination for me. I find that a lot more effective than article marketing, for instance.
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  • Profile picture of the author ccole
    The best traffic technique that is working for me and it is a very effective strategy is Social Media Marketing. You can use forum sites, social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin), and Social Bookmarking sites (Reddit, Stumbleupon, Digg). All you need to do is to build relationship with other users according to your niche and natural link and natural traffic will comes next.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    Copywriting and conversion optimization. I do them, and I study them. There are few other services or methods that can bring you reliable, consistent traffic and sales as these two things together.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael08
    Originally Posted by BJJ1890 View Post

    Is everyone using landing or squeeze pages for solo ads?
    I would think most people use squeeze pages - I do
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    I truly feel that the best traffic building technique nowadays is Social Bookmarking & Networking. If it is done in a proper way you can get instant traffic from it.

    Forums are a great way to draw the traffic to your site. Putting signature links in the posts can boost your keywords, but, the forums you are participating should be dofollow forums or it is of no use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    So far I have been getting a majority of my traffic through IM forums, like Warrior Forum

    I just try to post good content, everyday, and include a signature to my website.

    I also have success with SEO, article marketing, and YouTube.

    Tip: I love using YouTube because it is somewhat easy to rank well for your keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author PvPGuy
      Originally Posted by ExpertSEOServices View Post

      ....Internet is quickly becoming more and more video based and its almost a must have now to see videos on a daily basis both on desktop and mobile screens.

      If you are not utilizing video traffic you are missing out!
      I agree with the latter statement, but once again, context is key. Video is absolutely going to dominate many niches, but not all. Long-form sales letters still outperform video for many niches. The select few "guru's" I follow, and I really consider these guys the best in the business, are still using long form or have gone back to long form (or a combination).

      So while it seems intuitively logical that video is mandatory, it still depends on testing all the typical elements and using what works best for your product/market

      The best traffic technique:
      1. Provide killer, targeted content
      2. distribute your content
      3. empower social media
      4. keep passing "Go" and collect your $200
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Id have to say It would be SEO It seems to be the most targeted. Well it is because my numbers are the highest with SEO. I am in the process of learning to invest $10 and bring back $100 with ppv. Over the last year Iv lost over $300 but thats not to bad I suppose. reallly the last 150 wasnt not to bad because I felt I was moving forward. Iv learn or learning to optimize. Nothing works on the first try... The the best anyways
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  • Profile picture of the author tonyb23
    Solo ads have worked really well for me in the last few months. I've built more people on my list through that medium over the last 3 months than I have for the past 18 months trying to make SEO work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    My top one are:

    Youtube
    Forum
    Facebook pages
    Press Release
    PDF sharing sites/Powerpoint sharing sites
    Web 2.0
    Tutorial Sites
    Free eBook Sharing Sites

    Simon
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  • Profile picture of the author ckdaro
    Blog commenting I'd say is a pretty big one.

    Also, experiment with a combination of different social media to get as much traffic as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertCorby
    Warrior Forum works well
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  • Profile picture of the author mark healy
    sounds like a lot of traffic techniques that everyone uses. Do you outsource your traffic or do you generate this yourself. Be interesting to hear your comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Susan A
    I've been using social media for the past few years, but today I am only using tumblr page. It is free, and I am a tumblr user myself. This little hobby of mine save me the trouble of finding the right traffic generator. I spend one hour each day to post good picture and then tag it properly. I have many follower and also following some awesome tumblr user.
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