Where Do you get Most of Your Traffic From?

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I get most of my traffic from SEO and Building My List. How about you? Where does most of your traffic come from?
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  • Profile picture of the author VmaNx
    I get all of mine from PPV.
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  • Most of my traffic came from communities relevant to my niche. I also did some organic seo and some social media campaign and it works fine for me. I got some quality traffic to my site.
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  • Profile picture of the author DennisLee
    I get most of mine through social media. Specifically facebook and youtube.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dechardia1991
      Originally Posted by DennisLee View Post

      I get most of mine through social media. Specifically facebook and youtube.
      Youtube is a strong platform if used correctly. Thanks for you share. Have you tried Pinterest?
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      • Profile picture of the author ewritezone
        Originally Posted by Dechardia1991 View Post

        Youtube is a strong platform if used correctly. Thanks for you share. Have you tried Pinterest?
        Pinterest works wonders for the right niche. It drives a lot of traffic with bare minimum work, but from what I've seen, conversion is very very poor. I haven't gotten any sales from a pinterest campaign yet. But then again, I might be doing something wrong.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dechardia1991
          Originally Posted by ewritezone View Post

          Pinterest works wonders for the right niche. It drives a lot of traffic with bare minimum work, but from what I've seen, conversion is very very poor. I haven't gotten any sales from a pinterest campaign yet. But then again, I might be doing something wrong.
          Pinterest has to be powerful as I have heard SO MUCH people make alot of money. Some lady sold some knitted rags and made $89,000 in sales on Pinterest. So it can happen. But maybe your not going full force with it. With pinterest, you need to build a name and a reason for people to pin your pins. For instance you want to make a lot of boards covering small sub niches in your overall niche. Follow people in your niche. It takes time tho.
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      • Profile picture of the author DennisLee
        Originally Posted by Dechardia1991 View Post

        Youtube is a strong platform if used correctly. Thanks for you share. Have you tried Pinterest?
        Nope, haven't jumped into Pinterest yet. Trying to get good at the two I mentioned before branching out to far so as not to water my efforts down too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Viral referrals. The thing I learned is that there is a BIG difference between viral marketing and viral referrals. VR is real. Viral marketing is a myth. Seriously.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    Most of it, through Facebook ads
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  • Profile picture of the author LimitlessTraffic
    I never have one traffic source I would purely rely on.

    In saying that, Facebook ads, search and solo ads are my main traffic sources. It really depends what is my purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author littledan
    I get the majority of my traffic from solo ads and social media. These days I completely ignore SEO because it can change so much in such a short period of time and I don't like being bound by Google's rules and being dictated to about how I market my own business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dechardia1991
      Originally Posted by littledan View Post

      I get the majority of my traffic from solo ads and social media. These days I completely ignore SEO because it can change so much in such a short period of time and I don't like being bound by Google's rules and being dictated to about how I market my own business.
      That is true. SEO can change so much and its a pain to try and adapt to the changes. Especially when its such a major huge change and not something minor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    Inside the IM niche, most of my traffic comes from affiliates.

    Outside the IM niche, I get traffic from forum marketing, which in turn creates backlinks, thus I get some traffic from Google if I rank for keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeena rosy
    Through social media like Facebook,pinterest, G+, youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author nidhish
    I get most of my traffic from social networking sites like facebook . blogs & forums are big help as well .
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Swift
    Most of my traffic comes from niche-related communities and from social media!

    We don't generally rely on SEO for views, because we didn't want to build our business on a source that could change it's algorithm!

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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    My traffic come from Search Engines, Social Media, Emails, and Forums.
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  • Most of my traffic comes from paid advertisements:

    solo ads
    media buys
    PPC
    PPV

    In that order as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Dechardia1991 View Post

    Where does most of your traffic come from?
    My two biggest traffic-sources are (in this order) ...

    (i) Article marketing traffic (this is the most responsive, best-targeted, best-quality traffic I've ever had, in any niche, at any time, and is fortunately my single biggest traffic-source. This is how I get it);

    (ii) Search engine traffic (of no real interest to me: this isn't traffic I've "worked for" at all - it just happens to be a side-"benefit" of article marketing that you end up ranking very highly for all kinds of keywords of medium-ish competitiveness, because the backlinks you get happen to be on relevant sites only, which Google loves ... so eventually it build up to a flood of SEO traffic, whether planned/intended or not. These visitors are uniformly the worst-converting traffic out of everything I've ever tried - search engine visitors to all my websites typically stay the least time, view the fewest pages, opt in the least often and actually buy anything by far the least often!).

    It's interesting, sometimes, comparing people's qualitative and quantitative approaches to traffic-generation: it very often seems to me, from reading the forum, that some of the people with the most traffic are also probably the marketers who have most difficulty monetizing their traffic. And I think there are reasons for that.

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    • Profile picture of the author The Happy Mom
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      My two biggest traffic-sources are (in this order) ...

      (i) Article marketing traffic (this is the most responsive, best-targeted, best-quality traffic I've ever had, in any niche, at any time, and is fortunately my single biggest traffic-source. This is how I get it);

      (ii) Search engine traffic (of no real interest to me: this isn't traffic I've "worked for" at all - it just happens to be a side-"benefit" of article marketing that you end up ranking very highly for all kinds of keywords of medium-ish competitiveness, because the backlinks you get happen to be on relevant sites only, which Google loves ... so eventually it build up to a flood of SEO traffic, whether planned/intended or not. These visitors are uniformly the worst-converting traffic out of everything I've ever tried - search engine visitors to all my websites typically stay the least time, view the fewest pages, opt in the least often and actually buy anything by far the least often!).

      It's interesting, sometimes, comparing people's qualitative and quantitative approaches to traffic-generation: it very often seems to me, from reading the forum, that some of the people with the most traffic are also probably the marketers who have most difficulty monetizing their traffic. And I think there are reasons for that.

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      Hi there, just wondering if you could answer a question about Ezine Articles..can I publish a blog post from my own blog or does every article have to be original?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by The Happy Mom View Post

        Hi there, just wondering if you could answer a question about Ezine Articles..can I publish a blog post from my own blog or does every article have to be original?
        Hi Tracey,

        Yes, you can submit previously published articles to Ezine Articles.

        "Original" and "unique" are two different things, by the way: "Unique" is the one that means "not previously published". All articles have to be "original" (i.e. contain something a little bit different from anything that's already in EZA's own database of articles), but not "unique" (i.e. they don't care where else it's already been published, including on your own site, as long as you didn't steal it!).

        It would make no sense to put into an article directory a unique article (i.e. one that you hadn't already published on your own website.) That would be giving away unnecessarily to the article directory something (the "initial indexation rights") which you should keep and accumulate for your own site. This little thread explains the point in more detail: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

        And posts #2 and #6 of this thread explain "how article directories work" (make sure you apreciate what benefits EZA can and can't realistically offer you!): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

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        • Profile picture of the author The Happy Mom
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Hi Tracey,

          Yes, you can submit previously published articles to Ezine Articles.

          "Original" and "unique" are two different things, by the way: "Unique" is the one that means "not previously published". All articles have to be "original" (i.e. contain something a little bit different from anything that's already in EZA's own database of articles), but not "unique" (i.e. they don't care where else it's already been published, including on your own site, as long as you didn't steal it!).

          It would make no sense to put into an article directory a unique article (i.e. one that you hadn't already published on your own website.) That would be giving away unnecessarily to the article directory something (the "initial indexation rights") which you should keep and accumulate for your own site. This little thread explains the point in more detail: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

          And posts #2 and #6 of this thread explain "how article directories work" (make sure you apreciate what benefits EZA can and can't realistically offer you!): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

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          Thanks so much Alexa! I so appreciate you sharing your expertise!
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        • Profile picture of the author The Happy Mom
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Hi Tracey,

          Yes, you can submit previously published articles to Ezine Articles.

          "Original" and "unique" are two different things, by the way: "Unique" is the one that means "not previously published". All articles have to be "original" (i.e. contain something a little bit different from anything that's already in EZA's own database of articles), but not "unique" (i.e. they don't care where else it's already been published, including on your own site, as long as you didn't steal it!).

          It would make no sense to put into an article directory a unique article (i.e. one that you hadn't already published on your own website.) That would be giving away unnecessarily to the article directory something (the "initial indexation rights") which you should keep and accumulate for your own site. This little thread explains the point in more detail: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

          And posts #2 and #6 of this thread explain "how article directories work" (make sure you apreciate what benefits EZA can and can't realistically offer you!): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

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          Hey Alexa....so I read the posts you suggested and just wanted to say thank you! You rock! So just so I am clear on it all (there was a lot of stuff to go through lol)...I can take an old blog post I wrote and submit it to EZA? And how will I know if my blog post is indexed or not?
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by The Happy Mom View Post

            I can take an old blog post I wrote and submit it to EZA?
            Yes. But as explained in this thread, don't do that if your intention is to attract potential customer traffic to your site. That isn't what article directories are for and it isn't a sensible way to try to use them.

            (Another thread you started a day or two ago concerned me and made me wonder whether you quite appreciate what article directories are actually for? No article marketer would want to put copies of articles/blog-posts there as a way of generating traffic from that copy to their own site - that would actually be counterproductive!).

            Originally Posted by The Happy Mom View Post

            And how will I know if my blog post is indexed or not?
            Copy-paste a ten-word excerpt from it (ideally that ones runs across the end of one sentence and the start of the next) into Google, between "inverted commas". If it comes up in the SERP's, then it's been indexed. (If it's an old post, there's about a 99.9% chance that it's been indexed.)

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            • Profile picture of the author The Happy Mom
              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              Yes. But as explained in this thread, don't do that if your intention is to attract potential customer traffic to your site. That isn't what article directories are for and it isn't a sensible way to try to use them.

              (Another thread you started a day or two ago concerned me and made me wonder whether you quite appreciate what article directories are actually for? No article marketer would want to put copies of articles/blog-posts there as a way of generating traffic from that copy to their own site - that would actually be counterproductive!).



              Copy-paste a ten-word excerpt from it (ideally that ones runs across the end of one sentence and the start of the next) into Google, between "inverted commas". If it comes up in the SERP's, then it's been indexed. (If it's an old post, there's about a 99.9% chance that it's been indexed.)

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              Ok...so I guess I am totally confused I was told that article marketing is a great way to get traffic to your site and get your self established...I do have a few articles that I submitted years ago and at the time this was a popular way to get traffic? I know everything has changed over the years and all I want to do is build my list and get some traffic to my blog...my head is spinning all over again and I guess why I gave up the last time
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    • Profile picture of the author Dechardia1991
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      My two biggest traffic-sources are (in this order) ...

      (i) Article marketing traffic (this is the most responsive, best-targeted, best-quality traffic I've ever had, in any niche, at any time, and is fortunately my single biggest traffic-source. This is how I get it);

      (ii) Search engine traffic (of no real interest to me: this isn't traffic I've "worked for" at all - it just happens to be a side-"benefit" of article marketing that you end up ranking very highly for all kinds of keywords of medium-ish competitiveness, because the backlinks you get happen to be on relevant sites only, which Google loves ... so eventually it build up to a flood of SEO traffic, whether planned/intended or not. These visitors are uniformly the worst-converting traffic out of everything I've ever tried - search engine visitors to all my websites typically stay the least time, view the fewest pages, opt in the least often and actually buy anything by far the least often!).

      It's interesting, sometimes, comparing people's qualitative and quantitative approaches to traffic-generation: it very often seems to me, from reading the forum, that some of the people with the most traffic are also probably the marketers who have most difficulty monetizing their traffic. And I think there are reasons for that.

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      SEO works for me the least as well but it works. I do get some quality traffic. I prefer using PPC in my opinion and buy QUALITY website traffic. For SEO, I purchase backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
    Much of my traffic at the moment comes from Facebook, with a very small amount coming from search engines. I also get a fair amount of traffic from my list every time I send out a message with a link to my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author aekaplan
    I get a large amount of traffic through Facebook Ads. I highly recommend you learn how to use this platform, as it can be very lucrative.

    I actually just posted about a strategy of mine I have used to make a lot of money on Facebook Ads
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  • My niche site gets between 2-3K uniques a day during the week, 1500-2000 on weekends (no new content).

    I get about 45-50% via Google
    30-35% via social media
    15-20% direct
    Less than 10% from referral links

    All of it is organic and I have yet to delve into paid traffic, but I'm close.

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Mine comes from paid advertising - virtually anywhere relevant that i can find a place to advertise at. PPC, this forum, banner ads, high traffic website advertising, joint venture traffic, my email list and blog, and offline. I'm just getting started. If i dedicated half of my time into my advertising sources as i do messing around with women... i'd be a changed man.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dechardia1991
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Mine comes from paid advertising - virtually anywhere relevant that i can find a place to advertise at. PPC, this forum, banner ads, high traffic website advertising, joint venture traffic, my email list and blog, and offline. I'm just getting started. If i dedicated half of my time into my advertising sources as i do messing around with women... i'd be a changed man.
      Lol I like that post!
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    SEO and Social Networks ... especially Facebook!!

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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Right now most of the traffic I get to my blog comes from the search engines (Google and Bing). My two other traffic sources are from the Warrior Forum and Blog Commenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Most of my traffic these days (now that I stopped caring about SEO) comes from :

    1. The same way I got eyeballs looking at my offers (or ears listening) back in 1991 and 1992.

    2. From my list.

    3. PPC

    4. From interacting (or simply paid ads) on forums, blogs, online groups which are related to whatever it is that I am promoting.

    5. Other misc. traffic sources such as from YouTube, Scribd, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dechardia1991
      Originally Posted by greenowl123 View Post

      Most of my traffic these days (now that I stopped caring about SEO) comes from :

      1. The same way I got eyeballs looking at my offers (or ears listening) back in 1991 and 1992.

      2. From my list.

      3. PPC

      4. From interacting (or simply paid ads) on forums, blogs, online groups which are related to whatever it is that I am promoting.

      5. Other misc. traffic sources such as from YouTube, Scribd, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, etc.
      I am starting to think that everyone uses PPC.
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    I get mine mostly from social networking sites like facebook, twitter and google+
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  • Profile picture of the author clint2387
    Originally Posted by Dechardia1991 View Post

    I get most of my traffic from SEO and Building My List. How about you? Where does most of your traffic come from?
    here's my own traffic source:

    1) Solo Ads
    2) PPC
    3)Forum marketing
    4) One of my favorite list building method.."the SECRET" can't share it here
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  • Profile picture of the author Roaarr
    Quality content on FORUMS is the best thing you could ever do.
    When you do this you create credibility and people notice you.

    Information sells because Knowledge is power.
    You want people to cling to you for more, for this Email marketing does wonders.
    Generally a highly converting affiliate product provides you the right emails to market the product so you dont have to bother searching for the right content.

    Apart from this sending emails 3 or 4 times a day seems like too much but hey this seriously works!
    Email marketing is awesome because not everyone is into Twitter and Facebook. SEO is going to help you with the rankings, this takes a while but its quite worthwhile.

    The more you develop a relationship with your subscriber the ore likely they turn to you for a product.
    I think everyone should delve into their email accounts, export their contacts and get them verified to start off.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    YouTube, Forums and blog commenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author haitianhaiti
    Youtube is still one of the best site to built traffic from, but not sure for facebook after facebook filter the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheexy
    Facebook groups are working for me. You just have to join groups related to your niche and share every content you update on them...
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  • Profile picture of the author flesterking
    I have multiple traffic streams, Google is always my 1st and Facebook to be the 2nd. Its better to have multiple options.
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