Relying on ONE traffic source is not sexy...

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Anything 1 in business is a bad idea.

Same thing with traffic.

If you rely on 1 traffic source for your business, you are 1 algorithm or rule change from total disaster.

I've seen people do well on Facebook and then lose their main income overnight due to the fact that they broke a small rule that Facebook changed overnight or "last night."

Always have multiple places that you are getting your traffic from and of course are getting results.
#relying #sexy #source #traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    I am with you on that

    And live in the light.

    Blackhat has repercussions.

    Here is a little bed time story about Cookie Stuffing back in the day...

    https://www.businessinsider.com/bria...g-fraud-2014-8
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    • Profile picture of the author dsimms
      I am not sure why eBay called in the FBI to investigate cookie-stuffing that eBay and other companies were quietly engaged in, maybe to shift the blame to affiliates on a scheme that they secretly endorsed?

      I am not defending bad affiliates since they knew what they were doing were wrong, however, these companies were also benefiting from affiliate fraud.

      It just goes to show, once schemes start falling apart, the affiliate was always going to be the fall person, even though the company knew all about it.

      I am with you on that

      And live in the light.

      Blackhat has repercussions.

      Here is a little bed time story about Cookie Stuffing back in the day...

      https://www.businessinsider.com/bria...g-fraud-2014-8
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

    Anything 1 in business is a bad idea.

    Same thing with traffic.

    If you rely on 1 traffic source for your business, you are 1 algorithm or rule change from total disaster.

    I've seen people do well on Facebook and then lose their main income overnight due to the fact that they broke a small rule that Facebook changed overnight or "last night."

    Always have multiple places that you are getting your traffic from and of course are getting results.
    It is getting mackier every day as competition stiffens. So having more than 1 source of traffic isa goodidea. Alternatively, you need to keep yourself updated on the latest rules to stay on the safer side.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    This its a very nice idea and strategy .If you put all your eggs in one single basket you can loose everithing
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  • Profile picture of the author inforapenny
    Agree with all this totally and utterly.....

    I"m scrabbling away like mad at this moment in time trying to work my way out of this situation. Loosing a client due to this c0vid business has really brought the pressure on me from working with one traffic source to now having to get my head around things very very fast.....

    Scary times!
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    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      Originally Posted by inforapenny View Post

      Agree with all this totally and utterly.....

      I"m scrabbling away like mad at this moment in time trying to work my way out of this situation. Loosing a client due to this c0vid business has really brought the pressure on me from working with one traffic source to now having to get my head around things very very fast.....

      Scary times!
      And never rely on one client either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Agreed. It's important to have multiple traffic sources. I don't see where being "sexy" has to do with it though. This has been common practice for many years.

    2C
    P.S. The more traffic options you have, the more secure your Business will be.
    : )
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    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

      I don't see where being "sexy" has to do with it though.
      : )
      Attention grabber. That's why it says that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Medon
        Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

        Attention grabber. That's why it says that.
        It is an innovative way to get people like him reading thethread. It worked!
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
          Originally Posted by Medon View Post

          It is an innovative way to get people like him reading thethread. It worked!
          Are you referring to me or talfighel?? Following your logic, you are a Person like them as well because you're reading/responding. (Lol).

          Although it doesn't necessarily apply to OP's thread ... Sometimes you have to be Mindful of using "attention grabbers" ... Especially if they don't make much sense in the following content.

          Personally -- on a Forum of People who see these messages all the time -- I would go with something more "simple"/straight forward like: "How To Make Your Traffic Sources More Secure." (Then provide valuable content ... )

          Again, just my 2C.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    This is nothing new. In fact it's a very, very, very old concept.

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jignesh86
    That's Why It's always recommended to build your email list for any business you do. Email list gives you control over your business as well as peace of mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    I agree with you.Darren Rowse spoke about how he lost all of his traffic to his blog over night due to a Google update. Diversifying traffic is a must
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  • Profile picture of the author Naheed
    its a great idea. I also prefer to use multiple platforms to reach out to the right audience for my website. It is the only way to take advantage of the huge volume of customers browsing the internet every time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Scott Jr
    Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

    Anything 1 in business is a bad idea.

    Same thing with traffic.

    If you rely on 1 traffic source for your business, you are 1 algorithm or rule change from total disaster.

    I've seen people do well on Facebook and then lose their main income overnight due to the fact that they broke a small rule that Facebook changed overnight or "last night."

    Always have multiple places that you are getting your traffic from and of course are getting results.
    I agree. And there are a lot of good traffic sources out there. I always advise to master one source and set a budget on that source but don't scale with your entire budget. Take some of the profit and go master another traffic source and keep expanding using that process.

    Regarding Facebook, I personally had my account disabled once. I appealed and got it back. But I was ready to move on anyway since I don't solely depend on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    If you wanna get rich you have to have 7 different ways of generating capital. Same thing goes with traffic sources spread your wings out and cover as much territory as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author N1coleW
    I know from experience that this is a must when working with traffic, you never know what might happen. You always need to have multiple backup plans
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    Diversification is key, I am a big proponent of multiple streams of income.

    Set it and forget it.
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