IMs Master Key to Traffic

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In order to succeed in Internet Marketing you need to Master the Art of Traffic, Traffic is the Life Blood that will make or break your Internet Marketing business. What sources, books, gurus, blogs, videos, forums and valuable information/tactics/tips can you provide in order to succeed in the Quest of Traffic Generation and make your IM business a success?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Traffic is a problem as you are immature in your IM journey. As you become more experienced, you discover the traffic problem is a phantom tiger. The real issue to people's lack of success is elsewhere.

    Great thread title...I thought I was in the WSO section for a moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    What sources, books, gurus, blogs, videos, forums and valuable information/tactics/tips can you provide in order to succeed in the Quest of Traffic Generation and make your IM business a success?
    Traffic is the easy part; if you're new to IM, you want to concentrate on learning how to convert traffic. You might throw 10,000 uniques at a page and earn an EPC of $0.01, whereas I might earn an EPC of $2 on the same traffic.

    - Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author ydsimple
    $0.01 per targeted visitor !?!?!? If that would be a true everyone would be rich in short time. I suggest forum traffic, as it converts really well or PPC for fast traffic, but you will want to track not to lose your money completely. Cheers :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by ydsimple View Post

      $0.01 per targeted visitor !?!?!? If that would be a true everyone would be rich in short time. I suggest forum traffic, as it converts really well or PPC for fast traffic, but you will want to track not to lose your money completely. Cheers :-)
      You're really not following.
      • Traffic > page you own > page that earns you money.
      • Traffic > page that earns you money.
      The instant you earn money from your traffic you can work out your EPC, earnings per click. This is the amount of money you've earned, divided by the amount of traffic that you've sent to the location intended to earn that money (your own sales page, an affiliate lander, whatever you like).

      Example.
      • You promote IMHookups.com that pays $5 per free registration.
      • You generate traffic to your blog posts that promote it, say.
      • You send 10,000 uniques to the IMHookups.com lander.
      • A: If you get 500 registrations you earn $2,500.
      • B: If you get 100 registrations you earn $500.
      • A: 2,500 / 10,000 = an EPC of 25 cents.
      • B: 500 / 10,000 = an EPC of 5 cents per click.
      If you're getting $0.01 EPC - well - let's just say, you're doing something wrong.

      - Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    The problem is not getting traffic. The problem is getting traffic that converts at lower cost then you have to invest to get it. AKA...ROI.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    What sources, books, gurus, blogs, videos, forums and valuable information/tactics/tips can you provide in order to succeed in the Quest of Traffic Generation and make your IM business a success?
    Generate traffic with SlideShare:

    Slideshare Traffic Case Study

    How to Get Insane Amounts of Traffic and Subscribers from SlideShare

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Driving Qualified Traffic From SlideShare Presentations


    Generate traffic with Pinterest:

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Driving 10,000 Visitors a Month Through Pinterest

    The Beginner’s Guide to Seeing Massive Pinterest Traffic


    Generate traffic with YouTube:

    The Complete Guide to Building a Successful YouTube Channel

    21 Ways to Dominate YouTube: The Ultimate Guide


    Generate traffic with guest blogging:

    The Ultimate Guide to Guest Blogging

    The Definitive Guide to Guest Blogging


    Regards,
    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author 800MobileApps
    The problem with traffic is you have to pay for it.. I can drive a million "real people" to your site, but if you're selling cars and someone is looking for a fish tank; do you think you well sell a car? No. Bing has the lowest cost of buy targeted traffic. Do buy into all the B.S of the traffic game, you will do nothing but waste your money and time. Bing, Google, Yahoo etc, you will have to pay but your ROI will be real. They all have several platforms that you can choose from and different marketing platforms i.e FaceBook, Mobile Ads, Youtube etc.. I can tell you from one test I ran for one of my sites; I made a simple "real" video of my product, paid Google .02 per view and made over $300 on a $20 investment advertising it on YouTube. Think about that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by 800MobileApps View Post

      The problem with traffic is you have to pay for it.
      Zuckerberg, what have I told you about posting on WF? If you're going to post, don't misinform the newbies.

      - Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Understanding that it takes time to master a traffic source. To have the disciplined to stick with just one thing. Once I learned that things started to take off for me...
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    OP, you are hitting it out of the ball park with these Threads lately
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  • Profile picture of the author bunuhkafirharbi
    how much is ok for a decent traffic ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Did you know that there are ways to structure your business so that massive traffic is not needed to make a lot of money?

    Some businesses are totally dependent on get new visitors, fresh prospects if you will, in order to keep the wheels of their selling system turning.

    But what if there were business models that only needed a few new visitors on a regular basis in order to be hugely successful?

    What if you could command "captive audiences" or people that would flock to your site . . . not because you paid someone else to send that traffic to you . . . but because they genuinely were interested in what you were offering?

    My friend Ross has fewer than 100 people that subscribe to his email list - yet he make a nice six figures a year. He doesn't rely on a constant stream of new prospects (traffic) in his business.

    Yes, most site owners that don't think outside the box have business models that require constant traffic.

    But constant traffic is not necessary for some businesses to thrive.

    Just sayin . . .

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    What good is traffic if you don't have a good backend funnel to make more money from them? Traffic is the least of your worries. Just pay for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      What good is traffic if you don't have a good backend funnel to make more money from them? Traffic is the least of your worries. Just pay for it.
      Now we're getting somewhere.

      Newbies believe "If only I could just get enough traffic, I'd make money."

      But No.

      Would you get some conversions? Maybe. And it might take hundreds or even thousands to get one. That's not dependable or repeatable.

      Get something converting at a consistent and reasonable level FIRST. It's really not hard to find a source of pre-qualified traffic for free or low investment.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      What good is traffic if you don't have a good backend funnel to make more money from them? Traffic is the least of your worries. Just pay for it.
      the latest craze, if you are on any of the IM gurus list are FUNNELS, FUNNELS, FUNNELS

      yet, smart warriors been using them for years!

      I know there are benefits and negatives to using funnels, and they take longer to set up, but you are right, when you find out how powerful email marketing is, and how good funnels work, paying for traffic is great.

      Without some sort of funnel or plan, you are pissing in the river and washing your clothes downstream. LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author grandstar
    Getting traffic is not the problem in the long run. It is getting the traffic to convert

    That is why it is good to build a list as that is automatic trafficwhenever you need it and it is basically cost free aside the cost of paying for auto-responders which is nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
    I think the best way to get consistent and highly-converting traffic is through relationship building.

    The best way to build a relationship is to provide value. This is why landing pages and freebie offers work so well. You solve a person's problem for free and through the law of reciprocity they want to pay you back. Now if you can continue to provide value and solve people's problems, everything will come together.

    This is the building blocks to business.

    OP, I am beginning to doubt your business experience.

    I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you are an off-liner simply trying to transition.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post


      This is the building blocks to business.

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      That is the key to any business. I remember I was not building A LIST and bringing in $30-40 USD a day.

      But that was not correct, and that is why I like your post and bolded it.

      You must seriously sit down, and do not create a business hobby, you must take it seriously.

      Like I said, I was not building business and business blocks to my business, something that you can have an exponetionally grow from month to month {X} to the power of infinity.

      But when I sat down and asked myself, back in 2007 or so, I realised why I was only doing $30 or so a day..... so I basically worked out a plan on how I can add things, and what activities i could do during the day to make things better.

      This was simple.

      - BUILD A LIST [this is the single most important thing you can do as a business owner]
      - Create content
      - share content
      - use video
      - TEST traffic [NO FREE TRAFFIC, SOCIAL and PAID traffic only]


      When I stop the free traffic, and start to PAY for traffic, things just improved over night.

      Basically after I did this, and added these building blocks like you talk about. I went from $30 - $40USD a day, to doing about $500 USD a day, and then just kept going from there. upscaled and outsourced my work.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
    Man your immature in your IM journey you write silly thread after thread bash people and never visit any of your 1000 still threads add some value and don't keep expecting that all the successful people will just tell you things, get with it!
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    - forum posting
    - blogging
    - giving away free content (PDF reports, videos, audios, powerpoint slides)
    - ....

    Master one traffic source at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    I agree with the fact that your traffic is an investment that your subscriber list pays dividends on for a long time if you see the bigger picture.

    Honestly, as Tom, celente, SteveB, and others mentioned above... even if you break even on a paid ad and see no immediate profit (just break even), each (pre)qualified (or targeted) subscriber you gained is an asset that will produce raw profit from any given email sequence you send out for the life of that subscriber, provided you have the mental capacity to understand their interests.

    Granted, I am no expert... and yet, I am not blind either to the fact, once I settle on making something happen, it's go big or go home. Sadly, having the knowledge and actually executing the knowledge are 2 totally different animals. However, I do not regret the time I spent cramming my brain full of all this wisdom shared here over the years.

    The scary part is... I am almost convinced, once get a little traction under my feet, this information is certifiably powerful, and I don't need a degree or certificate from any guru marketing lab to know this is real, and anyone who either uses or plans to use this to their advantage is without question dangerous, and likely to be in the high percentile of earners - when measured against the average salary.

    However... it's a deep rabbit hole to explore, and has no foreseeable end, as the possibilities are indeed infinite, as someone mentioned above. That can be scary to normal people.

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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by art72 View Post


      However... it's a deep rabbit hole to explore, and has no foreseeable end, as the possibilities are indeed infinite, as someone mentioned above. That can be scary to normal people.

      Art
      I agree with this! No matter what you read, and no matter which millionare is going to give you advice, you are still going to make MISTAKES, as you go down the rabbit hole.

      I know people who have made huge profits from nothing, and then there are millionaires who get into IM< and start losing money from day one, and end up broke. Yes! I have seen both these stories.

      This is a hard game, I hate when marketers say.... oh EASY MONEY, or take it was just sipping cocktails and counting money.

      Basically its a whole bunch of hard work, but well worth the reward. If you are willing to get your hands dirty. learn, make mistakes, pick yourself up and carry on you will make it in this game. Infact, done properly, and if you start to listen to the really smart guys, you can create any income you want.
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      Whatever you mind can conceive you can achieve. Say if you want to create a 2k a month business. Then go and find someone who is doing 10k a month, and get help from them.

      if you want to do 20k a month online, then go and find someone doing $80k a month online and get help from them. Say even if you fail to make 20k and you end up doing 4k, then that is a great start.

      Getting traffic is the least of newbies problem. Half the battle for people is starting. or starting something!, or TAKING ACTION.
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  • Profile picture of the author silveroaks
    I see a positive attitude there you do actually want to read/learn about it. such an approach can help ypu get way ahead in the field.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    conversion rate is everything!

    Your problem comes when you first try to get offers to convert

    your second problem is the fear you feel when you convert on the regular but your afraid it's going to stop, will the traffic stop coming in (free traffic), will my copy stop working, will there be a trend shift that will change my industry... etc....

    best of luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author pankja
    Traffic is not a problem. Traffic is everywhere. I mean traffic is on Facebook, Google, Youtube, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram. If you don't have a strong funnel that converts cold traffic into customer then traffic is worthless. So what we need to learn the right strategy with a funnel to convert cold traffic into customer. So this is a process to learn.
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    • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
      Originally Posted by pankja View Post

      Traffic is not a problem. Traffic is everywhere. I mean traffic is on Facebook, Google, Youtube, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram. If you don't have a strong funnel that converts cold traffic into customer then traffic is worthless. So what we need to learn the right strategy with a funnel to convert cold traffic into customer. So this is a process to learn.

      Are there any Professional Funnel Creator services?
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Traffic isn't the problem. Most people struggle to make money because they don't have a followup system in place that can convert their leads into customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I'm not a fan of buying traffic.

    I buy data (email), because I'm building assets that I then own and can market to, over and over at low cost. However, it's a bit more complex than it sounds, in order to do it right and profitably. But in the end, I essentially own the traffic and can generate it at much lower costs.
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