Internet Traffic Can And Will SHUT You Down

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Famous Adwords GURU's Google account disabled and deleted after years of using them to generate a very nice income online. It happens to people all the time.

Work at home forum that I used for years and was one of the top members there.....Just went offline and got deleted. I used them in the past and had slow but consistent traffic from my signature there. Gone overnight.

Solo ad vendor that I used multiple times 3 years ago to get leads and SALES.........went out of business.

Youtube video that I had and got 5-10-20 people clicking on my link DAILY, got deleted by YouTube for some unknown reason ( This was also about 2-3 years ago).

You get the picture, right?

That's why as a marketer, you always want to have multiple streams of internet traffic coming to your website or affiliate link.

When you have a few places getting you traffic, if one goes out of business you still have others working for you and getting you business.

So never rely one one traffic source. Have a few of them running for you.
#internet #shut #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author baronetta
    Good reminders! Thanks! Always good to diversify traffic methods and monetization models. And, good to own as many of the internet properties you use as possible to help stabilize your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author ED1190
    This is why I think e-mail marketing is the safest business model. You can lose a lot of other sources unexpectedly, but you can never lose your e-mail list.
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    • Profile picture of the author aborsuk2
      The only thing you have to do is backup your list, if you don't keep a backup on your storage one of the autoresponders might shut your account down too.
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      • Profile picture of the author avscomm
        I hadn't thought of that. Thanks a lot!
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      • Profile picture of the author ED1190
        Originally Posted by aborsuk2 View Post

        The only thing you have to do is backup your list, if you don't keep a backup on your storage one of the autoresponders might shut your account down too.
        While that might be true, like you said, at least you have the option of backing up your list.
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        • Profile picture of the author aborsuk2
          That way you can just create a new account and import your backup and never miss a beat
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    • Profile picture of the author aizaku
      Originally Posted by ED1190 View Post

      This is why I think e-mail marketing is the safest business model. You can lose a lot of other sources unexpectedly, but you can never lose your e-mail list.
      true but,

      you still need fresh leads to build relationships with..

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  • Profile picture of the author vour1995
    Really good information. But if you offer enough value, you'll stay long in business.
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  • Profile picture of the author seomental
    best thought,i am usually get traffic through short time ranking(ranking landing page in 30minutes ,my own method) solo ads and bings ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    Investing too much in one traffic source is never the best thing for your online business.

    This is why it's always a good idea to build an email list. Having an email list is a valuable asset to have for your online business. If you take the time to build a list and treat them right you can have traffic on demand to any of your offers.

    As the OP said always be thinking about multiple ways to get traffic to your website so when one goes down your business will not be destroyed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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    This is why I cringe every time I see someone with everything invested in a single business or product they don't control. I see it a lot with MLMs.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

    Famous Adwords GURU's Google account disabled and deleted after years of using them to generate a very nice income online. It happens to people all the time.

    Work at home forum that I used for years and was one of the top members there.....Just went offline and got deleted. I used them in the past and had slow but consistent traffic from my signature there. Gone overnight.

    Solo ad vendor that I used multiple times 3 years ago to get leads and SALES.........went out of business.

    Youtube video that I had and got 5-10-20 people clicking on my link DAILY, got deleted by YouTube for some unknown reason ( This was also about 2-3 years ago).

    You get the picture, right?

    That's why as a marketer, you always want to have multiple streams of internet traffic coming to your website or affiliate link.

    When you have a few places getting you traffic, if one goes out of business you still have others working for you and getting you business.

    So never rely one one traffic source. Have a few of them running for you.
    Another good reason to diversify. I've been there and been burned bad in the past, learned my lesson!

    At the same time, for those just starting out, don't try to over-diversify too early, build yourself up first.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
    So I guess after not being here for a couple of weeks there has been changes! No more sig spam at least but what about people that actually have useful sigs? *SIGH*
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  • Profile picture of the author CityCowboy
    That's a reminder for people who build their houses on rented lands.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdallen
    Wise to diversify. I would suggest several places, Do all the social media (ramp up don't try to learn each in one day). I would suggest using multiple solo ad sellers so your traffic is diversified. And it makes sense to master different things like Webinars, Wso stuff, launching products, affiliate marketing, email marketing, video marketing, blogging etc etc etc. Never wise to put all your eggs inn one basket, especially if you don't control that basket
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    • Profile picture of the author dkk06
      Hi Can you recommend some good solo ad vendors. For the IM niche? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author allenjoseph
    I mean this is really something which is now a days on the tips of all target customers. Internet traffic makes one more involved as per the physcology of attractions towards more things that attack visulaisation and make marketing a great chore for all business forems in this internet system.
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  • Profile picture of the author albert samuel
    yeah, u cannot rely on just one thing and investing in one is always a bad option. an useful info for all the internet marketers out there
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  • Profile picture of the author DonAxon
    As a rule I think you should be looking for one or two new sources each month, with the right tracking in place you may find that the new ones decimate the traffic you are getting from the old stale ones, and decide to drop them in favour of the new ones anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    Yeah, I got the famous Adsense ban a few years ago, almost certainly through no fault of my own (was making decent-quality sites, not engaging in ANY sort of fraud), it was a big blow, but fortunately it was the only iron I had in the fire. Had various other products etc. which could not really be affected by Google's whims in any way.

    Still would be nice to have that $1000-$2000 a month again, that goes a LONG way in my part of the world, guess untold riches were not to be my path in life .
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

    Famous Adwords GURU's Google account disabled and deleted after years of using them to generate a very nice income online. It happens to people all the time.

    Work at home forum that I used for years and was one of the top members there.....Just went offline and got deleted. I used them in the past and had slow but consistent traffic from my signature there. Gone overnight.

    Solo ad vendor that I used multiple times 3 years ago to get leads and SALES.........went out of business.

    Youtube video that I had and got 5-10-20 people clicking on my link DAILY, got deleted by YouTube for some unknown reason ( This was also about 2-3 years ago).

    You get the picture, right?

    That's why as a marketer, you always want to have multiple streams of internet traffic coming to your website or affiliate link.

    When you have a few places getting you traffic, if one goes out of business you still have others working for you and getting you business.

    So never rely one one traffic source. Have a few of them running for you
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    Yep, so true and this general notion transcends Life itselfl.

    Going along in life beautiful Spouse, car, home. Then as you get older your beautiful spouse unexpectedly dies and your house and car go.

    That's one reason why for me I always said make sure you are Happy with yourself on the "inside" because all that other stuff is fleeting and can be taking away in a snap.

    I always thought it extremely concerning when a person says to another person " I can't live Life without him ".

    Weird mindset.

    But this goes back to the notion to not put all your eggs in one basket or in this case do not put your "happiness" in one basket. Diversify



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  • Profile picture of the author dancraig
    Hey talfighel

    You hit the nail on the head with that statement. I have worked hard on SEO strategies to rank sites on page 1 only for Google to make a change to their algorithm and I disappeared off the face of the internet.

    I've had Facebook and Youtube accounts shut down at the drop of a hat.

    Any other website you use as a traffic source has the potential to shut you down overnight without warning, so for me the best source of traffic will always be my email list.

    The biggest mistake I made online is not building an email list from day one and that would be my advice to anyone starting out.

    Build your mailing list from DAY ONE.

    Even if every other source closed their doors on you, your email list is a traffic source YOU control.

    Having said that I frequently export my email list and back up in at least 3 places. Just in case.

    I'm not taking any chances
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Yes good tips - for this reason I maintain two hosting accounts.

    Biggest black swan of my MMO career was getting permanently banned from PayPal. That sucked as it wasn't something I had ever anticipated!

    I have had many other problems - here are some and how I fixed them:

    AdSense warning - remonetised site with other ads.
    GoDaddy hosting never reliably sending emails - subscribed to transactional email sending service.
    AdSense hackers - had to take AdSense off a load of sites this year.
    Scammers - wrote algorithms to detect them.
    Hostgator account overloaded - more spammers on my phpBB
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