My Favorite Traffic Strategies :-)

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I see a lot of people on this forum ask "How can I drive traffic?" These questions pop up almost every single day.

So I'm going to try to help out as many people as I can right now. I wrote a post on my blog that I feel is valuable to a lot you. Instead of linking you guys to it, I felt it was better to copy/paste it over here.

Below I cover some of my favorite traffic strategies for building a bigger list. You can also use these same traffic strategies to send traffic to a website, or offer aswell.

Let me know what you think:

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I hate to start this blog post with a cliché, but I feel it must be done.

I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase a million times before in the past, “The MONEY is in the list!”

And it really is no surprise why people keep stuffing that down your throat.

Making money with email marketing (aka sending emails that sell something) is one of the easiest, and most foolproof ways to make money online. It is the keystone to every single successful business out there.

Every single guru you’ve heard in this space has an email list, and I know without a doubt, that is what sends the bulk of their sales online.

In this post I’ll outline some of my favorite ways to increase the size of your email list.

Strategy #1: Be Aggressive

I want you to take a look around my website. Do you notice a reoccurring theme in it?

No, it’s not the many pictures of my handsome face (haha).

I’m talking about optin forms. I have many different ways for people to get on to my email list.

Theres a form on the sidebar, below posts, a popup that appears when you visit the site, and some other hidden goodies.

Why so many? Because it works!

I’m aggressive with list building. Since people see the forms everywhere they’re more likely to join my list. I’m giving them as MANY options as I can to get them to put their info.

Strategy #2: Forum Marketing

Forum marketing is one of my absolute favorite ways to drive traffic online.

It’s great because:

#1: You’re able to establish yourself as an authority figure
#2: I get high quality traffic coming over to my squeeze page

So how does it work?

All you have to do is find a forum related to your niche. A quick Google search with the keyword “NICHE + forum” (without quotes, and replace niche with the name of your niche) will bring up hundreds of forums in seconds.

The most important step is to make sure you add a signature link at the bottom of each of your forum posts. You are able to do this on the majority of forums. Look in your profile page for a link to it.

Next, go to as many threads as you can find and reply to them.

Important: Do not spam! Always try to give value.

If someone has a question, try your best to give them a proper answer to it.
This does two things. One, you’re able to let people see that you’re knowledgeable on the topic. And two, you get eyes on your signature link which will bring in lots of traffic.

Try it out today for an hour on as many forums as you can find, and I guaranteed you will get lots of traffic back to your website.

Strategy #3: Google Alerts

Google Alerts is a hidden gem! Not many people know about it.

It’s amazing because of how effective it works.

Here is the low down…

Google Alerts notifies you every time there’s some type of content out on the web related to the keyword you put in. If I put the keyword ‘dogs’ into Google Alert, I’ll receive emails every day giving me a digest of ALL of the links Google found related to dogs.

What I do is visit as many of the links that Google Alerts brings back and see if I can leave a comment or some type of post that links back to my website.

I have been able to drive hundreds of views back to my site just using this.
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Hope you enjoyed it! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
    Both of those traffic methods suck.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyFanta
    How long does it take to become an authority figure on a forum??

    In theory yes but it's a lot of work
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  • Profile picture of the author mminhajuddin
    Yes, Google Alerts is really great!
    I have tried this method and getting awesome results day by day!
    Definitely it is very helpful.

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  • Explain Google alerts. Is it a part of adwords or something?
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    • Profile picture of the author JC Web
      Originally Posted by totalprocessing.net View Post

      Explain Google alerts. Is it a part of adwords or something?
      No it has nothing to do with adwords. It's pretty much what it sounds like. You can get notifications sent to you for whatever topic you choose. https://www.google.com/alerts
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    i think warriors do it all wrong these, days.

    Ask not what traffic can you get,

    but go straight to the source.

    Before you even get online, write down of the most likely places offline, online, magazines your most likely buyers or intended customer is hanging out.

    Dont wait for the traffic to go to you, go there first. and advertise.

    Are you customers hanging out on blogs, forums, videos sites, news colums, chats? Each niche is different, but the more targeted the more likely you will get sales.

    You will be surprised how fast sales come, when you are advertising in the right place.

    picture this, an ad for a baby stroller on a cat site, will not make sales.

    But how about a MAKE MONEY ad on a forum that talks about how people can make extra income. Well, then you have a winner.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by celente View Post


      Ask not what traffic can you get,

      but
      Translated : Ask not what Traffic can do for you,
      but what you can do for Traffic !

      Sorry just couldn't resist
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiasThomsen
    Your traffic sources are very good for FREE traffic.
    However, i never want to rely on those.
    If you want to build a successful business you will need to use paid traffic, there is not way around that, period.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
    I can see that google alerts can have a place in finding relevant blogs.
    Blog commenting is still a valid way of getting traffic but a lot of people go about it the wrong way - mostly just spamming the blog with worthless comments. People may visit your site from the comment only if its added value to the discussion.
    However, traffic is not the only key. You can get all the traffic in the world but if you don't have a funnel that converts you're wasting your time and money.
    All best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Boris Qs
      Originally Posted by Paul Guilfoyle View Post

      I can see that google alerts can have a place in finding relevant blogs.
      Blog commenting is still a valid way of getting traffic but a lot of people go about it the wrong way - mostly just spamming the blog with worthless comments. People may visit your site from the comment only if its added value to the discussion.
      However, traffic is not the only key. You can get all the traffic in the world but if you don't have a funnel that converts you're wasting your time and money.
      All best.
      That is it Paul. It is not only about the traffic, traffic alone is worthless if you do not have converting system. I think the formula is Traffic + Conversion = $$
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
        Originally Posted by Boris Qs View Post

        That is it Paul. It is not only about the traffic, traffic alone is worthless if you do not have converting system. I think the formula is Traffic + Conversion = $$
        Thanks Boris.
        I've changed my sig. Traffic + Conversion = $$$ is much better than Traffic + Conversion = Money
        All best,
        Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author sourcelinux
    Great tips .. very helpful but i've also some tips for organic traffic which i am always used.

    Quickie Tips and Tricks To Massively Increase Your website Traffic
    1) Let Alexa bring you traffic
    2) Write evergreen posts
    3) Do guest blogging
    4) Target long tail keywords
    5) Cover trending topics
    6) Use Quora, not for asking questions but for answering them
    7) Hack social media benefits
    8) Steal your competitor’s audience
    9) Do social bookmarking
    10) Start an email list ASAP
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    • Profile picture of the author RahimaMal
      Originally Posted by sourcelinux View Post

      Great tips .. very helpful but i've also some tips for organic traffic which i am always used.

      Quickie Tips and Tricks To Massively Increase Your website Traffic
      1) Let Alexa bring you traffic
      2) Write evergreen posts
      3) Do guest blogging
      4) Target long tail keywords
      5) Cover trending topics
      6) Use Quora, not for asking questions but for answering them
      7) Hack social media benefits
      8) Steal your competitor's audience
      9) Do social bookmarking
      10) Start an email list ASAP
      Lol, Quora is like a hidden gem....becoming popular fast.

      How do you let Alexa bring you traffic though? I haven't heard of that one.
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    • Profile picture of the author DGabeNJ
      Originally Posted by sourcelinux View Post

      Great tips .. very helpful but i've also some tips for organic traffic which i am always used.

      Quickie Tips and Tricks To Massively Increase Your website Traffic
      1) Let Alexa bring you traffic
      2) Write evergreen posts
      3) Do guest blogging
      4) Target long tail keywords
      5) Cover trending topics
      6) Use Quora, not for asking questions but for answering them
      7) Hack social media benefits
      8) Steal your competitors audience
      9) Do social bookmarking
      10) Start an email list ASAP
      Quora can be amazing. My favorite part is that it forces people to provide quality info and value if they expect the reciprocal traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author ab1962
        Originally Posted by DGabeNJ View Post

        Quora can be amazing. My favorite part is that it forces people to provide quality info and value if they expect the reciprocal traffic.
        How will Quora bring you traffic if your answer is not the top answer every time? Also what do you mean by Let Alexa bring you traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Google Alerts has changed drastically over the years so it’s no longer as powerful as a keyword sniping tool as it was before.

    Still, Google Alerts can be quite helpful if you’re just simply looking for website resources that you can then drill down further.

    When you drill down you will see where these websites connect to and lead to niche gems.

    I agree with you that forum marketing is a lucrative marketing platform.

    However, it’s really important to understand that this is a long-term game.

    Don’t go into form marketing and expect that in a span of a week, generate a lot of sales.

    It normally doesn’t work that way.

    If you are trying to generate sales through your signature, you have to gain credibility first.

    This is a marathon, not a sprint.

    You have to helpful.

    You have to not insult people.

    You have to send the right signals.

    In other words, it takes a lot of work.

    You really have to roll up your sleeves and put in the time.

    Otherwise, you’re just simply wasting your time and you would be better off pursuing other traffic channels.
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  • Profile picture of the author neteater
    google news is really working, and its mostly untapped, note from me it will be hottest traffic technique for 2016(although its still hot)

    but you need to use it very carefully. i.e if you setup alert for hotdogs newyork, your alerts will be like

    news related to hotdog

    new realted to new york
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  • Profile picture of the author Delboy Trotter
    A Post about getting traffc with a sig on "how to get traffic", hmmm !!
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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    em.. i personally feel strategy one is annoying. I will leave those site immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gavin Stephenson
    Traffic is the least of people worries.

    Traffic is in a abundance.. There are many strategies to get traffic...

    Strategies COME AND GO.. and that's ever marketer a sales these days: Strategies!

    That's why nobody ever gets results.

    THE BIG PROBLEM IS

    People don't know how to convert that traffic into MONEY!

    We are here to make money.. more traffic doesn't necessarily mean more sales.

    If you want to make 6 figures:

    Master influence and persuasion. That's all I ever teach people to get fast results.
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    • Profile picture of the author nofh
      Originally Posted by Gavin Stephenson View Post

      If you want to make 6 figures:
      Master influence and persuasion.
      I agree with above.

      I normally use google alerts for topic ideas. Never thought about commenting on the sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gavin Stephenson
        Originally Posted by nofh View Post

        I agree with above.

        I normally use google alerts for topic ideas. Never thought about commenting on the sites.
        Blog commenting is so 2009

        Very old school...

        Not good for traffic... possible "OK" for backlinks
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        • Profile picture of the author celente
          Originally Posted by Gavin Stephenson View Post

          Blog commenting is so 2009

          Very old school...

          Not good for traffic... possible "OK" for backlinks
          If you blog comment on a high traffic site and spam, you will lose.

          But adding value and giving away great stuff on blog, has always worked.

          Blog commenting is not old school either.

          Have literally got a $12,000 business deal from blog commenting, so its still works, if you do it properly. The reason is the most targeted traffic hang out on blogs. So you have to remember that.

          To win in IM these days you have to GIVE the right MESSAGE to the RIGHT target AUDIENCE, at the RIGHT TIME!

          If you can nail all this with blogs, you can do very well. Yes it takes a bit of time, but it can be beneficial if you are just starting out.

          Personally I pay for traffic these, days, must faster, and you can turn the tap on or off as you please.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Gavin Stephenson View Post

      Traffic is the least of people worries.

      Traffic is in a abundance.. There are many strategies to get traffic...

      Strategies COME AND GO.. and that's ever marketer a sales these days: Strategies!

      That's why nobody ever gets results.

      THE BIG PROBLEM IS

      People don't know how to convert that traffic into MONEY!

      We are here to make money.. more traffic doesn't necessarily mean more sales.

      If you want to make 6 figures:

      Master influence and persuasion. That's all I ever teach people to get fast results.
      You nearly gave away the secret, but i will do it for you.

      PAID TRAFFIC To SQUEEZE PAGE,

      I just had one of my students do this, here in OZ, he does not even have a website and driving every bit of traffic to his squeeze page, which was crap I might add here, he has made his first $850 in just a few weeks.

      Lots of people keep searching for those products that you need to push one button and magically you will have $1 Billion dollars show up in your account.

      Really!? yeah! RIGHT!!! LOL

      We have all seen those sales pages, do not fall for it.

      Building a business means building your list, and helping clients. The money flows after that.
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  • Profile picture of the author TexasSteve
    Great post. Put in the work and be consistent
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  • Profile picture of the author Mediatraffics
    Good methods thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author alias2002
    Superb writing! I like the way your wrote. Nice idea and tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author Happerz
    Question: how is this going to make you stand out from virtually every other successful marketer on the Internet?

    I don't see anything here that virtually every successful marketer isn't already doing.

    Your giving advice and newbies going to try that's going to make them just blend into the crowd and feel frustrated because they can't get the same results as the big guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    As regards #1: How do you know you'd not have more people sign up with fewer (less aggressive)?

    As regards forums, I'm going to disagree with you as to what's number #1. Participating in an intelligent way will get you some sales without a link in your signature. Participating in a stoopid way will not get you one sale, no matter what you have in your signature.

    Overall, you oversimplify and barely scratch the surface...

    Originally Posted by Edwin Torres View Post



    Strategy #1: Be Aggressive

    Why so many? Because it works!

    Im aggressive with list building. Since people see the forms everywhere theyre more likely to join my list. Im giving them as MANY options as I can to get them to put their info.

    Strategy #2: Forum Marketing

    Forum marketing is one of my absolute favorite ways to drive traffic online.

    Its great because:

    #1: Youre able to establish yourself as an authority figure
    #2: I get high quality traffic coming over to my squeeze page

    So how does it work?

    All you have to do is find a forum related to your niche. A quick Google search with the keyword NICHE + forum (without quotes, and replace niche with the name of your niche) will bring up hundreds of forums in seconds.

    The most important step is to make sure you add a signature link at the bottom of each of your forum posts. You are able to do this on the majority of forums. Look in your profile page for a link to it.

    Next, go to as many threads as you can find and reply to them.

    Important: Do not spam! Always try to give value.

    If someone has a question, try your best to give them a proper answer to it.
    This does two things. One, youre able to let people see that youre knowledgeable on the topic. And two, you get eyes on your signature link which will bring in lots of traffic.

    Try it out today for an hour on as many forums as you can find, and I guaranteed you will get lots of traffic back to your website.

    Strategy #3: Google Alerts

    Google Alerts is a hidden gem! Not many people know about it.

    Its amazing because of how effective it works.

    Here is the low down

    Google Alerts notifies you every time theres some type of content out on the web related to the keyword you put in. If I put the keyword dogs into Google Alert, Ill receive emails every day giving me a digest of ALL of the links Google found related to dogs.

    What I do is visit as many of the links that Google Alerts brings back and see if I can leave a comment or some type of post that links back to my website.

    I have been able to drive hundreds of views back to my site just using this.
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    Hope you enjoyed it! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author misterkailo
    FB ads is my favorite. I spend around $10 to $15 a day and get few hundred to thousands of dollars in commissions
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    I use both methods and they work great.

    You can include guest posting on the big blogs in your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Im guessing you are just being sarcastic.
    IDK I made $68,000 off $1.27 ad spend today.

    My case study will be an upcoming WSO!!
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