Why List Building Is So Important To Your Success

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Internet marketing is оbvіоuѕlу dіffеrеnt thаn оfflіnе mаrkеtіng. In order fоr уоur wеbѕіtе to stand a chance аgаіnѕt аll thе million websites that аrе оut there you need tо know hоw to generate trаffіс. This mау ѕоund lіkе an impossible mіѕѕіоn but the answer сlеаrlу lies іn opt-in list buіldіng.
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  • Profile picture of the author AntonioSeegars1
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    • Profile picture of the author henryw1981
      I agree with you 100%. Organic traffic is extremely effective. If you can capture that organic traffic its even better because you can market to them over and over again.
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    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      Originally Posted by AntonioSeegars1 View Post

      Lists are good, but organic traffic is a much more powerful tool. Also, you don't have to compete with millions of websites if you know anything about SEO, because most other people don't.
      That is the #1 reason why most new internet marketers FAIL. They are taught that they should do what ever it takes to get their website on the first few pages of the organic search engines. They work their butt off for a few week and sometimes months and get nowhere.

      Other alternatives:

      PAID traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
        Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

        That is the #1 reason why most new internet marketers FAIL. They are taught that they should do what ever it takes to get their website on the first few pages of the organic search engines. They work their butt off for a few week and sometimes months and get nowhere.

        Other alternatives:

        PAID traffic.


        AMEN!

        The 2 Biggest Aha moments for my business was when I realised i had to build a list and When I realised that not using paid traffic was a mistake.

        Very little f feels better than sending an email and seeing your paypal account start to fill up almost instantly, or sending $100 worth of traffic overnight and waking up to $300 more in your bank account.
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    • Profile picture of the author yakim1
      Originally Posted by AntonioSeegars1 View Post

      Lists are good, but organic traffic is a much more powerful tool. Also, you don't have to compete with millions of websites if you know anything about SEO, because most other people don't.
      Let me ask you about the last product you purchased. Was it an product you found in the search engines? Or was it a product that you received a number of emails in your inbox telling you about the product?

      Affiliate and partner traffic is the most targeted and ready to buy traffic than any other form of traffic. I'm not saying you don't make sales from organic traffic but you get many more sales from Affiliate and partner traffic. It is the #1 best traffic source.

      And it takes list building to get this kind of traffic.

      Best regards,
      Steve Yakim
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    • Profile picture of the author l1one
      Originally Posted by AntonioSeegars1 View Post

      Lists are good, but organic traffic is a much more powerful tool. Also, you don't have to compete with millions of websites if you know anything about SEO, because most other people don't.

      I disagree with this statement. I think a well maintained list is the ultimate asset. Nobody can ever take that away from you.

      Yes, organic SERP traffic can be powerful but there is much more risk with it.. Google does change their algo's periodically.

      Did you read this resent article? Something they are interested in doing.

      https://www.seroundtable.com/google-...ank-19947.html

      If your looking to make IM your business for the long term you need to build that list for security.
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      • Profile picture of the author AntonioSeegars1
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        • Profile picture of the author l1one
          Originally Posted by AntonioSeegars1 View Post

          As I said in my post that you quoted, lists are good. I myself use a list, and will continue to use one in the future. As far as SERP traffic goes, I've never had a problem with it. I rely on longtail keywords for my organic traffic, and I don't generally have a lot of strong competition for keywords that I target.

          Look, I run a MASSIVE PBN myself. I understand the power organic traffic. But what that has shown me over the years is that even with the best PBN's TF+30, OBLs of 1, all niched down and the money sites having perfect anchor text ratios is that rank can be volatile! Even when you rank the longest of longtails where there is zero competition.

          The last Penguin update went on for weeks. Some keywords were up and down 50+ positions. Traffic was all over the place.

          But guess what, my list during that period was as steady as ever. That's all I am saying.
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            Originally Posted by l1one View Post

            Look, I run a MASSIVE PBN myself. I understand the power organic traffic. But what that has shown me over the years is that even with the best PBN's TF+30, OBLs of 1, all niched down and the money sites having perfect anchor text ratios is that rank can be volatile! Even when you rank the longest of longtails where there is zero competition.

            The last Penguin update went on for weeks. Some keywords were up and down 50+ positions. Traffic was all over the place.

            But guess what, my list during that period was as steady as ever. That's all I am saying.
            Yes, good point. It is quite beneficial to have a Combo of the two. Doesn't hurt to build a List from Organic traffic.

            But like you say if you solely concentrate of getting Rankings you are missing out as you should put a large amount of focus in Email marketing and list building


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    • Profile picture of the author mikfoxx
      I don't think if list building and brand earning is somehow the same. Yet one thing I know for sure is that; list building is very relevant in this cyberworld, specially when you want to be a part of the famous and utmost competition in this cyberspace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Tyme
    The beauty of list building is the being able to contact your website visitors over and over again.

    Especially if you are using PPC or paying for your traffic. It's the only real way to maximize your ad spend and being able to score a good ROI.

    But more important than building a list is building a buyers list. A small buyers list is going to out perform freebie seekers 100 to 1.
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    • Profile picture of the author henryw1981
      Very well said Justin, what suggestions would you have for building a targeted buyers list?
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Tyme
        Originally Posted by henryw1981 View Post

        Very well said Justin, what suggestions would you have for building a targeted buyers list?
        If your just starting out then PLR can be a good way to go. Then sell it at a low price point, right after they opt in to your free report. Same way you should be building all of your funnels.

        Then you can segment them out to buyers, and freebie seekers. Then your goal should be to move them from the freebie list to the buyer list. Then you can sell to your buyers list over and over, and continue moving them up your funnel towards your high price point products.
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  • Profile picture of the author ninosem
    If you’re not building an email list, you’re making a HUGE mistake...
    It is nothing more powerful as building a email list!
    Most blogers don’t have an email list. And yet, this is the biggest factor separating the big money-making bloggers from all the little guys ... And if you truly want to protect your income from big daddy Google, and make the big bucks in this business, you absolutely need a mailing list.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjishan
    I always believe money is in the list
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Why does your sig go to a dating site and not the ebook you are advertising?

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    Building list is just not enough. Its very important to build relationship with the subscribers.

    Rule of email marketing: Give 3 times and take 1 time so that you do not lose your subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author NilimaSarasvati
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    Simple business principles dictate that the more people you can get to see your offer and opt-into your list, the more business (sales) plus further traffic your business has access to. Once you have a targeted audience of potential prospects on your list you can continue to market to them, add value to their business and build your relationships with them whenever you wish.

    You're able to build relationships and generate money by sending ads, motivational messages, surveys and even incentives to future products and services, all the time keeping them informed with what's happening around your business. This literately leads to more sales and better customer relationships.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xochitl Shat
    Once you've any focused target audience of prospective customers on your listing you possibly can keep industry in their mind, add worth on their organization as well as assemble your associations with them once you wish. The money was in the particular listing. This kind of is probably the strict transactions in the entire Website marketing specialized niche. Think it over exactly what different there's in existence that truly gives that you produce it. Although you’re creating these kinds of lasting associations using your listing, you could be working from home concurrently! This is why every successful online marketer put a lot of hard work on getting quality traffic that are targeted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    I think it's difficult to build a list without organic traffic. It's also not ok to say one is more important than the other, there are too many factors to take into consideration. You need traffic to build your list, but you can also have a lot of traffic but no subscribers. So, all in all, both are important!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Originally Posted by henryw1981 View Post

    Internet marketing is оbvіоuѕlу dіffеrеnt thаn оfflіnе mаrkеtіng. In order fоr уоur wеbѕіtе to stand a chance аgаіnѕt аll thе million websites that аrе оut there you need tо know hоw to generate trаffіс. This mау ѕоund lіkе an impossible mіѕѕіоn but the answer сlеаrlу lies іn opt-in list buіldіng.
    The Only difference in Online marketing and off line marketing is learning how to get 'targeted' traffic and leads. Otherwise making money still comes down to building relationships with people.

    In any industry, people will buy from people who they know, like and trust. It will always be that way.

    Some marketers make millions just from Facebook. Just. Not everyone will. Some people won't make a dime there.

    What is more important than list building is getting yourself out there and being you (the real you). This is the only way that people will get to know, like and trust you.

    Some people may try and fake it and model someone else. But most people will see when you are not being yourself. They can feel you online even if they have never met you or heard your voice.

    So yes list building is important but but building a 'relationship' based out of value and trust is more important.

    PAID Traffic?

    It is something that still has to be learned and it costs money (not just time) to learn.

    It took me thousands of dollars to learn paid traffic. And each form of paid traffic is different. You can learn paid and then that 'specific' thing can change too.
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  • Profile picture of the author web lover
    a the brothers said the list make you money again and again I mean long term profit

    but I will add something , I know a Restaurant owner think clever

    He create a beautiful card ( contain 2 boxes one for the email address and second for customers name) and provide it to the customer after he finish his Food , He asked customer politely to fill the boxes

    after that my friend build a huge list and they attract now more visitors and more earnings
    his competitors surprised about his success , Simply the secret is '' Mail List ''

    This is Why Mail List Very Important

    Good Luck Bro ,
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil Essex
    Well I didn't read the whole thread cause it's late here,but bottom line is when I send out to my 150,000 list I get a sale so whats not to like? Build them and they will come :0
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  • Profile picture of the author JenniferGiacoppo
    Without a doubt your list is the key to your success. This is your audience and also you are building a relationship with your people....remember this is not just a LIST....these are real people like you and me.....and they are looking for something.....it is best to keep flowing something to them to keep the door open. They will get a real feel for you depending on how you present yourself. You must be passionate about what you do and get in touch with life so that you can connect with your audience....also you pay alot of money sometimes to get that audience...you need to keep them and keep them coming back.
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  • Profile picture of the author copywriterco
    List building is so important to one's success simply because if done well, it's the key in making more money online. It's a proven tool that most if not all online entrepreneurs are using way back before and even until now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
      If you don't own a list you don't own a business.

      But there are several ways to build lists successfully.

      1.) Offer substantial value to your prospects at no charge. Then if they would like more information on something make a suggestion that will be helpful to them at additional cost. The key is to genuinely help people.

      2.) Create a product and sell it at a low price and build a list of buyers. There are many ways you can go about this . If what you offered was valuable they are more likely to buy from you again and again.

      The key is to always lead with value and and only recommend products and services that will be helpful. When you own a list you are in control of your own destiny. You won't have to rely on others to provide traffic all the time.

      The other benefit of owning a list is that you can email them at any time.

      If you treat the people on your list right they will trust you and in turn buy from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pkjobs
    Apart from the main traffic of website .list building of subscribers is the most powerful tool to reach audience
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    eh...

    I hear everyone say that and my experience has just not been that. I run several websites that are complemented with rather smallish Facebook fan pages and email lists.

    The traffic that those Fan pages generates is off-the-charts ridiculous when compared to my lists.

    Ultimately, the money is in the "relationship", NOT the "list". The "list" is just a vehicle to maintain the relationship. In my experience, social media is far more efficient for building relationships and driving traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    when it comes to list building, people tend to say to build relationship with our list, well that's true.. most people just don't get it how to do it.
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  • Agreed!

    List building is crucial!!!
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