What's the best traffic generation methods to use?

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Hey all,

I've just started a blog on email marketing as that's my speciality and I would like to know what you think the best free traffic methods are that I should use.

I have a goal of generating a list of 1500 customers by the end of April and although I'm not sure if that's achivable or not it is still my goal, however to get there I need traffic.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter and also what you think I could do to improve my blog.

If you want to view my blog and give me some pointers this link is in my signature line otherwise I'd love to get your feedback on free traffic generation methods.

Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you.
Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Social networks.

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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If you want ACTUAL BUYERS, create an ebook or get one written and distribute it to free download sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan208
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      If you want ACTUAL BUYERS, create an ebook or get one written and distribute it to free download sites.
      Thanks for that, it's not a bad idea

      I know to give away free products for list building however never really thought of it that way for traffic generation.

      I'll give it a try.
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        Originally Posted by Alan208 View Post

        Thanks for that, it's not a bad idea

        I know to give away free products for list building however never really thought of it that way for traffic generation.

        I'll give it a try.
        Pro tip: Make sure the link inside the book goes to an email collection page. You probably need to walk the reader through the know-like-trust process before converting that visitor into a buyer. Autoresponders work great for that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan H
    I would definitely recommend getting into the habit of creating YouTube videos that correlate with your blog articles...

    This is great for SEO purposes and people gravitate towards videos more than ever these days...

    Make sure you are consistent in your content creation so your blog stays relevant in the eyes of the search engines...That and use all the social media platforms for maximum exposure!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Hey, there are lots of traffic methods. Since you made a blog make some viral posts. For example make a thorough how-to post teaching people something extremely valuable. Once you write it share it on every social network you know.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Henson
      I would use YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and forum signatures, in that order.

      With YouTube, I would create a channel, place an awesome featured video and I would create a new video with a call to action in the beginning and end of each video, just about every day. You won't see any drastic progress unless you're constantly creating useful videos.

      Same goes for Facebook, Twitter, and forums.

      Also, try Facebook notes to get some traffic to your sites; I think you'll be surprised at how effective that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Blog + social media combined together generates a good amount of traffic.
    Social bookmarking sites too like stumbleupon and reddit are still beneficial.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
    For marketing, Pinterest is the best social network presently and the other one is twitter to boost some more traffic. You will gain traffic instantly from these networks.
    Facebook needs active followers and it takes time in getting. Hope this helps for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author hbeladiya
    I would suggest Facebook, Youtube, Blog Signature, Twitter, Pinterest.

    I've found some huge groups on Facebook with 100K - 400K members, post there definitely you will get traffic from there.
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    • Profile picture of the author conor340
      What are the names of the Facebook groups with 100-400k members?

      I've never come across any that large.
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  • Profile picture of the author conor340
    I'd also recommend Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Forums. It really just takes consistency and results will eventually follow.
    If you're looking for paid traffic however, that's a different ball game.
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    • Profile picture of the author daftdog
      Originally Posted by conor340 View Post

      I'd also recommend Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Forums. It really just takes consistency and results will eventually follow.
      If you're looking for paid traffic however, that's a different ball game.
      I have to say that the power of YouTube is crazy these days. A little tip I picked up is to use the live news feature when posting or recording your video, this gives it more power over videos uploaded other ways!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Valuable Solos
    Targeted email marketing. For example, solo ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    From Social networks like twitter/fb try to get traffic to your squeeze page with an ebook as give away. This is the best and proven way to build your list.

    Depending on your niche you can participate in related FB groups and drive traffic .
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  • Profile picture of the author Nirali
    Social networks , YouTube videos, Webinars - definitely can give you free traffic..
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmedezzezz
    You Have Many Methods you can use to Generate Traffic :

    1. Blog Commenting
    2. Forum Commenting
    3. Q&A on Yahoo
    4. Social Media
    5. Youtube
    6. Email-Marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author Ged Clayson
      All of the above are good tips. It's usually best to pick just one or two and focus on maximizing your efforts with just those. Pick one and write schedule for yourself that you can follow on a daily basis.

      Don't dismiss article directories. Although they no longer rank with Google, there are plenty of people looking for free content and if they pick your articles up and publish them they will spread your link.

      LinkedIn can be a great source of traffic too.
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  • Profile picture of the author DennisFMaloney
    Viral marketing by getting a e book made or use open office and import it to a e book, Get a list of what ever your niche is. If weight loss get a list of top 10 or 20 ways to lose weight. If marketing best way to market online and off line. You could also put affiliate links inside the ebook. Don't over do it.
    Other ways are to use video that your blog or website is about and offer tips or free tools . Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author skmyna
    Nobody talks about Reddit. You can get thousands of visitors per day from Reddit itself. Go to You tube and search how to do it. There are some good videos which you can learn from.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I think the best free traffic methods that will actually bring you a ton of PAYING free traffic are niche forum marketing and niche blog commenting (ex: commenting on Aweber's blog).
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Why don't you spend some money on optimizing your funnel and getting customers faster instead of the slow drawn out process of generating free traffic?

    If you're going to say it's because you don't have money, then why should you expect anyone to want to pay for your services since you claim to be an expert at email marketing - but don't have any money to invest in lead and customer acquisition?
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesVang86
    I think there are various methods which you can use but what i suggest you to that on which you really have command, or which platforms you use regularly for your daily work
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  • Profile picture of the author simeon13
    yes it is more than possible to get 1500 lead or subscribers in that time if you are using good and right traffic method...i suggesting you to use solo ads or banner media targeted and fast traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author Motivated Father
      Wow. I learned a ton from this thread.

      I also think that paid advertising is the way to go, at first, because it causes you to focus on ROI (rather than spinning your wheels on free traffic strategies). First, create a profitable campaign for your demographic via Facebook advertising then build a web presence around that campaign (blogging, niche forums and groups, social media, videos, etc).
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  • Profile picture of the author omprakash9
    blogging is one of the best method for increasing ranking you can do forum posting, article submission, bookmarking for more traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author TB Ann
    video advertising on youtube works good too.
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  • Best Free Methods:

    Social Media
    Blog Commenting
    Forum Participation
    SEO
    Video Marketing

    Best Paid Methods:

    Solo Ads
    Facebook Ads
    Twitter Ads
    Video Ads
    Adwords
    BingAds
    7Search

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  • Profile picture of the author FXdarling
    Video marketing is a great way to start. Create good and helpful videos in your niche. Optimize your video channel and the videos with your keywords. Place the link to your sign up page in the description of the video.
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  • Profile picture of the author Esteban Gomez
    There is no best traffic source to make money online.

    The best one is the one you like and resonate the most.

    You can get rich online using only 1 traffic source so make sure you master the one you like the most.

    Of course that every traffic source is different but all of them have enough traffic to make millions.

    I personally recommend Pay Per Click, Blogging and YouTube Marketing but I believe it's a personal choice.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author raxiq
    All are good as long as you know how to load then into your funnel ;p

    But I would recommend to stay away from T1 PPC for sure if you want to target money making online or other competitive niches like that. You will never win with big fishes ;p Waste of money in my opinion.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Originally Posted by Alan208 View Post

    I have a goal of generating a list of 1500 customers by the end of April and although I'm not sure if that's achivable or not it is still my goal, however to get there I need traffic.
    Hi Alan, I don't know you, your experience or your capabilities regarding IM.

    All I can say is that for a new person, getting 1500 'sales' is not realistic in that given time frame [1.5 months].

    Especially with FREE Marketing.

    You did say 'customers' so I am assuming that you are referring to sales.

    Some products can require 10 Leads to make a 'front' end sale.

    Other products can require 30 (or more) leads to make a 'front' end sale.

    Now how much traffic would someone need to get (1) lead even if the traffic is very targeted?

    -Maybe 10 or so visitors?

    So let's say [hypothetically] that you may need 10 clicks [visitors] to get one lead X [10 Leads] = 10 X 30 = 300 Clicks. **This is if your 'opt in' page can convert at 10% and that your sales page is very highly 'converting'.

    So based on those figures, you would need 300 visitors to get 30 Leads (which may result in a knock over sale if your sales page has enough juice).

    So if it did [hypothetically] take 300 clicks of traffic to get 30 leads and one sale, then you may need 300 'targeted' visitors to make one sale.

    Now you want to make 1500 sales right?

    So 300 [visitors/traffic/clicks] X 1500 = 450,000 visitors for 1500 sales.

    Please keep in mind that these figures are not carved in stone.

    There are many different determining factors that can change the figures around like:

    1- Your Experience

    2- Landing page

    3- Lead Capture Page

    4- Traffic Source

    5- Your level of 'Authority' or 'Influence' in each traffic source

    6- Sales Page

    7- Your Product

    and more!

    So I don't know where to tell you how to get 450,000 to 500,000 visitors (in that time frame) or so to make that 1500 goal of customers.

    IM is skill that we all have to learn how to cultivate over time.

    And yes there are some marketers who have the ability to get that type of traffic (and more) in that time frame but keep in mind...

    They have probably been online and have years of experience.

    But as I said above, I don't know you personally and these hypothetical figures are just general figures.

    The tips and strategies that everyone said above are awesome but they take time to 'cultivate'.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Best thing to do is to keep creating content focusing on your targeted niche. Don't only focus on blog posts, but do videos as well. There are also tons of blogging strategies that you can do to increase your traffic. One very effective strategy that I personally use is referencing other blogger's content. This usually gets that other blogger to link back to your blog which brings their audience to your blog. It's really just about creating and delivering value on a consistent basis.

    You should also focus on building a list. One thing I think your blog should have is an opt-in form offering something of value. It could be to subscribe to your blog or to get a free ebook on email marketing, etc.

    Focus also on growing personally. Learn more and become more. That's the key to attracting more people.
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    1,500 buyers or subscribers?

    Content Marketing is huge. Use it and disseminate your content via Social Media & Forums.
    Do put in a little effort for SEO as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author martinmarketing
    pinatarst and twitter are really good way to increase traffic, as well as Reddit and YouTube are very good, but also Pay per click is very beneficial
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    Use BuzzBundle to get very targeted traffic, solve peoples problems with your answers in Social Media, Forums, Blogs and so on.

    Help people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashwaniseo
    Hi,
    SEO Off page activities likes
    Social Bookmarking,
    Blog commenting,
    Social Media submission,
    video submission
    this activities definitely help you for good traffic.
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    For social marketing, you can go for facebook, twitter, pintrest, google+ etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
    The BEST traffic source is going to be from your own internal Buyers List.

    They cant get enough of your products, and they will buy over and over.
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  • Profile picture of the author PrettyJenny
    Btw just FYI, there's a database error when I clicked on the link in your signature field.

    Regarding traffic generating tactics, the combination of content creation and social media just works every time. And when it comes to social media, do not limit your promotion to Facebook, Twitter, Google + but also to other communities such as Reddit and niche forums.
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  • Aside from the comments above, you may want to utilize the use of sharing buttons in your newsletter content. Your readers can easily share your content to social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.

    Mary
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    Youtube videos and forum sites....
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  • Profile picture of the author mg15
    Creating back links, having videos, like above having a sharing button makes it more accessible for users to actually share your stuff.
    Having keywords - keyphrases. (Google analytics)
    I would focus in getting my website to be on the first page of a search engine so it has more chances of people going into your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    we are getting cheap clicks from

    -- Google
    -- BING
    -- FB
    -- REDDIT

    we use a copywriter for our ad copy, and then have a good lander / squeeze page, with funnel set up and just wake up and check how much money is made over night, then re-invest 33% of our profits back into paid ads.

    Basically this is how I have set up $10,000 a month businesses that will never go broke, and that will keep earning money years from now.

    The re-investing is what most people do not do with paid ads, and its why they fail! They fart ass that money and buy crap they do not need!! The rule #1 of doing this, with traffic is always re-invest your profits, back into your business, and scale up, and you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams. We are on track to do $28,000 US a month this month, and I work about 3 hours a day. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    It really depends where you are at in your business. If you are ready to get things rolling and you have your systems in place you should focus on two traffic methods : Free and Paid. Free methods can include ( but not limited to ) Forum Marketing, Blogging, Video Marketing, Guest Blogging. Paid Marketing can be Solo Ads, Banner Ads, and other forms of media. Before you invest large amounts of money make sure your offer and ads are converting. Consistency is key if you want to see any success. Don't forget to always be building your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraDLaurean
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    There are several tasks used for marketing or drive more traffic Seo ,sem,SMm are good to generate sales for your products.
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    Thanks Daniel for pimping your worthless fiver gigs in this thread. You do realise the dude's not replied to anyone since about the 4th of march. After which time he obviously made his millions by everyone clicking on his link and so didn't need to build a list to 1500.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsams364
    There are many traffic generation ways are available. Such as Social Media Site, Forum Posting, Blog commenting, Bookmarking, Article submission & so on, you can use as you wish. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ProServices
    Youtube and facebook are working fine with me, as well as Myadvertisingpays.
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  • Profile picture of the author henryw1981
    Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest or very good places to generate traffic to your blog. Also don't forget Instagram and Tumblr. Use the hashtag email marketing and make at least 2 to 3 post a day preferably in the morning and evening to get the best results. Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author copyworld
    My favorite traffic and easy to get is from twitter,pinterest,tumblr especially when u have tools(software) to do it for you setup and forget!In the moment i use twitter bot! And with some proxies and right campaigns i am getting nice traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraDLaurean
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    Use seo for your blog some off page techniques can help you in driving traffic for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author WilsonHorne
    1.) Blogs
    2.) Own funnels
    3.) PPC
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  • Profile picture of the author jessdsouza123
    Blogging, Forum posting and social media are useful methods to generate website traffic. Also you can add unique and engaging contents, irresistible headings to content, use long tail keywords in your site to get more traffic.
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