What's working for traffic today? (getting back into IM)

by him77
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I've been away from internet marketing for a while and just had a few questions:

How are people getting traffic to their websites today?

Does email list building still work? I ask because I have so many list I use to sub to and never check them or send them to spam no a days. Maybe I'm bias since I know they what those emails are trying to do aka make money off me?

How would you recommend a website generate traffic without social media or paid in 2019?

Thanks!
#back #today #traffic #working
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    It's a broad brush but here's the rundown. Create "beefy" articles around winning keyword phrases (1200 words or more), make it look stunning, pepper it with copy ... rinse and repeat with other blogs that link back to your blog (watch your steps here).
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Everything that worked a decade or two ago works today. If you aren't willing to pay for traffic or use social networks, that pretty much leaves email, SEO and relevant forum posting (although if you're not doing social networking, forum posting is probably out, too).
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  • From what I see it's mainly writing highly detailed articles for high volume keywords if you have some website authority or writing for long tail keywords if you don't have much authority. Free e-book offers work great, facebook ads. Everything it still pretty much the same. Only difference that has been over the last few years would be decreased organic reach on Social media websites and maybe the increased importance of high quality content on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Blogging/SEO
    Google Ads
    Facebook Ads
    Forum Marketing at scale
    Banner Ads
    YouTube Video Marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author Sumit Bhagat
      Everything is same just new restrictions and opportunities.
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    Sponsored ads on social media, with your website as landing page.

    Originally Posted by him77 View Post

    I've been away from internet marketing for a while and just had a few questions:

    How are people getting traffic to their websites today?

    Does email list building still work? I ask because I have so many list I use to sub to and never check them or send them to spam no a days. Maybe I'm bias since I know they what those emails are trying to do aka make money off me?

    How would you recommend a website generate traffic without social media or paid in 2019?

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    It depends on how long you have been away. If it is months, nothing has changed if it is decades, you need to update yourself. But the social media is getting more attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Lucas
    for me, after going through many blogs on traffic growth, Content marketing, blogging is the best tactic. I have seen a rapid increase in the traffic of my website after introducing quality content on my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
    What are you selling?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by him77 View Post

    I've been away from internet marketing for a while and just had a few questions:

    How are people getting traffic to their websites today?

    Does email list building still work? I ask because I have so many list I use to sub to and never check them or send them to spam no a days. Maybe I'm bias since I know they what those emails are trying to do aka make money off me?

    How would you recommend a website generate traffic without social media or paid in 2019?

    Thanks!
    Content marketing or blogging. Nothing has really changed, provide valuable content and the traffic will come. It takes some time to get picked up in Google but you can get a headstart by participating in forums, sub-reddits, facebook groups, twitter, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    List building / email marketing still works!

    I've been doing it for 19 years now and have no plan to ever stop.

    Email is a distribution channel that no one can take away from you because you own the list (which is a real asset). Where most other channels you have no real control of because you're just a user of it.

    It's hard to beat being able to drive your own traffic and follow up / promote additional offers at very little cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author smaddoxjr
    I agree with some other marketers , Email is definitely the way to go. Keep your copy sweet to the point and general. There are some different obstacles today then yesterday but take it with a grain of salt because it will pass.
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