wow, what a great source of traffic Ezine is!

by satrap
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Wow, i had no idea Ezine was that powerful. After learning from warriors that ezine is a great place to submit articles to get traffic whether its for affiliate or your own blog, and after putting it off for a couple of weeks, i finally decided to make myself write and submit 2-3 articles a day to directories with priority being ezine.

Since i am good at rewriting, i just rewrite articles from my blog and posted on ezine. about 15 or so in total of 3 days. Although i don't get that much traffic to my young 3 month old blog,(about 100 unique a day), it has amazed me how much traffic has come from Ezine.

For the past 3 days, Ezine has been my number one traffic source. I mean hours after my article got submitted and published, i had traffic coming from the. Now i know the first day your article shows up on the first page of each category and then it gets replaced by newer ones, but i guess you could write 1 or 2 article a day and submit there.

For anybody that has any doubt like i had, thinking one site is not going to make much difference, it may be true but when it comes to ezine, it really does make a difference.

Just wanted to share my experience, so that it my give others a motivation to start their article marketing campaign, specially with Ezine.
Thank you.
#ezine #great #source #traffic #wow
  • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
    It's all in how you write your articles and how you set up your resource box. Make sure your resource box is like an extension of your article that basically makes people go to your site. Don't forget to use anchor text for the keywords you want to be ranked for in your links, so you get some SEO help. It never ceases to amaze me how many people simply put their site name as the link and really have nothing compelling in the resource box to make people want to click to their site. Many people do this who you'd think would know better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    The only traffic source I've ever found that was any better than EZA has been my list subscribers. EZA visitors sign up or buy or click ads at a higher rate than any other source I've used. I don't use PPC, so I can't say how it stacks up. But EZA traffic is excellent.
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    • Profile picture of the author Darth Executor
      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      The only traffic source I've ever found that was any better than EZA has been my list subscribers. EZA visitors sign up or buy or click ads at a higher rate than any other source I've used. I don't use PPC, so I can't say how it stacks up. But EZA traffic is excellent.
      Does this apply to non-im niches?
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    • Profile picture of the author kareen
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      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      The only traffic source I've ever found that was any better than EZA has been my list subscribers. EZA visitors sign up or buy or click ads at a higher rate than any other source I've used. I don't use PPC, so I can't say how it stacks up. But EZA traffic is excellent.
      Totally, especially when it comes to sign ups, EZA traffic converts the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    Quit sharing secrets!

    Seriously though I gotta say Ezine is great, I use other methods but just like you said.

    Nothing really beats ezine.

    (unless you can get a youtube video to go viral, but I still haven't done that yet)
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    • Profile picture of the author redrossero
      Really? Well, than nothing, maybe EZA is still acceptable. However, I have found that the views are less than one year ago and in consequence the traffic to my offers as well. Not that other directories are better( well maybe just AB if they would have removed that text links from my articles, but this will not gonna happend as this is their main bread)...hmmm zimbio is doing good lately...
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  • Profile picture of the author satrap
    yeah, like zeus said, its a highly targeted traffic. I noticed most people coming from ezine spend more time on my blog, reading different related articles, than any other source.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    I prefer articlesbase because after having submitted a couple of articles, they get approved almost instantly. This is good for going after Google Trends
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    • Profile picture of the author holla22
      Yes EZINE is a great traffic source and I also like Articlesbase. Those are my 2 best sources for targeted traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
        I realize Vinnie here is "old school"....and lost in the dark ages on most things....but just curious?

        I read a lot of posts around this joint about great sources for generating traffic etc.

        And don't get me wrong...traffic is good.

        But for some reason....I never read too many posts that EVER discuss the entire reason for having traffic in the first place.....SALES.

        Maybe I'm lost here...but I always figured the only way to make money was to actually SELL SOMETHING....but most of these posts never mention anything about conversions....just "traffic."

        Creating traffic is wonderful.....unless it leads to a road called nowhere.

        I prefer making sales.

        Sales?

        That's when people show up....check out the offer....and bang their credit card to buy what ever it is you'se people are selling? And then you'se get paid.....and you can spend the money on cool stuff.

        Come to think of it...I don't ever hear much in regards to specific products or services being sold either.

        In today's IM world.....the offer and product is never really paramount.

        For some reason.....the offer is not as important to people anymore as the amount of traffic the offer generates....which really seems to me to be the quintessential ass backwards approach to marketing?

        But then again...what do I know?

        Personally.....I'd rather have a list of 100 qualified buyers who bang the old lady's credit card....then 10,000 peeps who show up and make and "impression" and buy nothing.

        xxx Vegas Vince
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        • Profile picture of the author Jays80
          you are spot on, Directory traffic for that matter any directory is not that great,

          if we are able to push article to top 3 position in search engines. you can find lot of traffic which convert into sale.




          Originally Posted by VegasVince View Post

          I realize Vinnie here is "old school"....and lost in the dark ages on most things....but just curious?

          I read a lot of posts around this joint about great sources for generating traffic etc.

          And don't get me wrong...traffic is good.

          But for some reason....I never read too many posts that EVER discuss the entire reason for having traffic in the first place.....SALES.

          Maybe I'm lost here...but I always figured the only way to make money was to actually SELL SOMETHING....but most of these posts never mention anything about conversions....just "traffic."

          Creating traffic is wonderful.....unless it leads to a road called nowhere.

          I prefer making sales.

          Sales?

          That's when people show up....check out the offer....and bang their credit card to buy what ever it is you'se people are selling? And then you'se get paid.....and you can spend the money on cool stuff.

          Come to think of it...I don't ever hear much in regards to specific products or services being sold either.

          In today's IM world.....the offer and product is never really paramount.

          For some reason.....the offer is not as important to people anymore as the amount of traffic the offer generates....which really seems to me to be the quintessential ass backwards approach to marketing?

          But then again...what do I know?

          Personally.....I'd rather have a list of 100 qualified buyers who bang the old lady's credit card....then 10,000 peeps who show up and make and "impression" and buy nothing.

          xxx Vegas Vince
          Legend.
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          • Profile picture of the author badfun
            There has been a lot of ezinearticles bashing lately, so yours is a breath of fresh air. One of the great things about ezinearticles is that because they get indexed quickly by google it can be a great source of targeted traffic. It is also a terrific place to look and see what people are actually searching for, for niche research and more.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joanne Reid
          VegasVince -- I was relieved to read your post...I too had wondered about the point of tons of traffic if when you get to the site, there is nothing worth looking at. I have been increasingly disappointed by all the hype and huff and puff and exhortations to visit sites to encounter only an address capturing popup and then click through that and the verification emails and so on and on and on to find that what is underneath it all is pure puffery.

          After a while the cookie cutter words, wording, and badly patched swipe file reconstructions start to scream "lazy" at me.
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        • Profile picture of the author grandstar
          Originally Posted by VegasVince View Post

          I realize Vinnie here is "old school"....and lost in the dark ages on most things....but just curious?

          I read a lot of posts around this joint about great sources for generating traffic etc.

          And don't get me wrong...traffic is good.

          But for some reason....I never read too many posts that EVER discuss the entire reason for having traffic in the first place.....SALES.

          Maybe I'm lost here...but I always figured the only way to make money was to actually SELL SOMETHING....but most of these posts never mention anything about conversions....just "traffic."

          Creating traffic is wonderful.....unless it leads to a road called nowhere.

          I prefer making sales.

          Sales?

          That's when people show up....check out the offer....and bang their credit card to buy what ever it is you'se people are selling? And then you'se get paid.....and you can spend the money on cool stuff.

          Come to think of it...I don't ever hear much in regards to specific products or services being sold either.

          In today's IM world.....the offer and product is never really paramount.

          For some reason.....the offer is not as important to people anymore as the amount of traffic the offer generates....which really seems to me to be the quintessential ass backwards approach to marketing?

          But then again...what do I know?

          Personally.....I'd rather have a list of 100 qualified buyers who bang the old lady's credit card....then 10,000 peeps who show up and make and "impression" and buy nothing.

          xxx Vegas Vince
          Legend.
          Conversion is related to traffic. If your conversion rate is 2%, then you will have sales of 200 products!

          Traffic is necessary therefore to having sales. The fact that the visit your url is already an 8 out of 10.

          Even if they do not buy, you can get then join your mailing list.
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    • Profile picture of the author robvegas626
      I've been dedicated to submitting at least one article per day to Ezine. Great stuff. And learning how to create a PROPER resource box is the key. The trick is, don't treat it as an "author bio" where you discuss who you are and your credentials. Treat is as the final paragraph of your article and your links should compel people to read the rest...where you give away the big solution.
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      • Profile picture of the author satrap
        Originally Posted by robvegas626 View Post

        I've been dedicated to submitting at least one article per day to Ezine. Great stuff. And learning how to create a PROPER resource box is the key. The trick is, don't treat it as an "author bio" where you discuss who you are and your credentials. Treat is as the final paragraph of your article and your links should compel people to read the rest...where you give away the big solution.

        Thank you for that, that will help me a lot, since i am very new to this. That's a great point you made.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    Article writing in my opinion, is here to stay. And ezine articles are a great source for traffic.

    Someone else mentioned articles base. Whilst they are a good source of traffic, and they are even being ranked on top of google for some keywords, they are no follow (if I'm not mistaken) and therefore only serve to get human traffic directly from their site.

    Nonetheless, these two are really still a good source of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Kumar
    Recently, I have started writing articles and now, I can write articles very easily. I am motivated to write articles daily and submit to the ezine. Hope, I will get good traffic from the ezine to my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    There are a lot of people that will put EZA down but it has been a phenomenal source of traffic and revenue for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    Directory traffic converts into sales just fine for me.

    Of course I have them opt in first.
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  • Profile picture of the author satrap
    I understand the point about sales that you guys are making. although i am not using this traffic to sale much yet, since it is my first blog ever and i am just trying to learn the whole thing, but how would you have a sale if you don't have any traffic coming to your site?
    I mean you got to have somebody to sell to whatever it is your selling, so how you gonna do that if at the first place you don't have any body coming to your site.

    As i said as far as i am concerned, i am just trying to get some traffic for my ad sense and few cpa stuff i have on my blog.I am in the process of moving ahead, i already put up a opt-in box, its not that great though. I don't have any product yet to offer and i just had to put a lame "subscribe for updates" text up there. But i am sure with all the help i am getting from warriors on this forum, i will learn to do a better job on that very soon.


    For me there is no hype, it has been brining me traffic and since my last post it still is bringing me 30-40 visitors a day, and i don't have much article there either. So for the past week or so, it has been my number one source of traffic. now i understand 30-40 visitors a day is nothing to talk about, but for a blog with around 100 visitors a day, i don't think its a hype to say that ezine is bringing me almost half of my traffic.

    And i totally agree with those who say having a good resource box is very important. I don't know if mine is great or not, but i think for now is doing ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author thomashoi
    From my own experience, ezine gives quality traffic, but your article may drop
    anytime.

    So, it's best to put an opt-in box and build your list so you don't need to
    depend on ezine as time passes.
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    • Profile picture of the author satrap
      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      I prefer articlesbase because after having submitted a couple of articles, they get approved almost instantly. This is good for going after Google Trends
      I am using them as well. But i submit the article to ezine first, then when it gets published, i submit it to articlebase, go articles, article dashbord and a few others. Good point you make about speedy approval when needed, specially if doing some hot trends work.

      Originally Posted by thomashoi View Post

      From my own experience, ezine gives quality traffic, but your article may drop
      anytime.

      So, it's best to put an opt-in box and build your list so you don't need to
      depend on ezine as time passes.
      I did already set up an opt-in box, but its not that good, since i am jsut learning everything from scratch, from installing an opt-in box to getting the auto responder and everything else. Thanks for the reminder.
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  • Profile picture of the author turboplanner
    There is no doubt ezinearticles is great source of targeted traffic but recently they have made a lot of changes in their policy. If you are an affiliate marketer and you are submitting article which is less than 300 words, there is high possibility that your articles rejected and the reason would be either "Your article does not provide enough original information" or "your articles does not fulfill the promises made in your article title".

    So it is a sad news for articles rewriters and those who writes short articles.


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      Originally Posted by ccmusicman View Post

      Vinnie just nailed that on the head. How many was listening?

      I can make 3 or 4 sales from a single article that is posted at ezinearticles. That's about a 4 or 5% conversion rate.

      Why?

      Because I have really...I mean REALLY studied conversion tactics, selling...plus I have learned the triggers of the market long before I write a single article.

      I see people just bang out article after article, day after day...only to make pennies.

      But yet give me 5 articles on eza and I can have 20 buyers. And those 20 buyers are on a list.

      And then I hit those buyers again with a more expensive product.

      Suddenly I have made a couple grand. And I'm about to again tomorrow with a TINY product launch of about 40 people (roughly 6k).

      That's from just a few people folks.

      I didn't - bang out article after article.

      I didn't - obsess about SEO

      I didn't even bother with KEYWORD research - (I just did some basic stuff)

      It's all because I know how to sell.

      Vinnie is right. Most IM'ers have it backwards.

      Rob
      Rob, pls show us a sample of one of your letters! We beg you! Or write an e-book!
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        • Profile picture of the author bahnsurf
          ccmusicman hit the nail right in. Many people are doing backwards and forget about conversion, the hot buttons and the structure of an article.

          This happen to me when i was starting out as an article marketer a year back. After much trial and error and learning all about conversion, triggers, the market or niche and how offline articles are being write, well, I just wrote somewhat 10 articles and it gave me a much more higher conversion than was all the articles combine that i wrote when i was starting out.

          Guys, it's all about learning about a market and target squarely at them. This way, you will work less and earn more.
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        • Profile picture of the author satrap
          Originally Posted by ccmusicman View Post

          Already have in a WSO and several other products.

          It's not rocket science, just understand the market, understand buying psychology, and just try, with some minor experience you can easily do this.

          Finally, neither I nor Vinnie said traffic isn't important - it's just a lot of people obsess over getting those high traffic numbers. Even the OP is just "getting traffic to his blog". But yet, has no idea on how to convert or how to monetize.

          I understand he is learning, but still - he needs to be focusing on learning the selling part at the same time instead of "establishing traffic" to his site.

          Rob
          At what point did i say i am not learning the selling part at the same time that i am working on my traffic?

          Of course i have no idea how to convert those visitors, because i only been doing this for a couple of months which most of it was spent on learning things like html and making a webpage, setting up a blog, learning what hosting is, what domain is and on and on.
          a couple of months ago i had no idea what blog or affiliate marketing or any of these things were. But with the help of many good people like yourself and other on this forum and others i learned and steal learning. And i know its taking me a long time to get there this way, but 4-5 months of being out of job, doesn't allow me to pay someone to simple setup a wordpress blog or a opt-in forum in just a couple of minuets, instead of me trying to learn everything from scratch that sometime takes weeks for me to research and find out how this or that is supposed to be created.

          But non of this is even related to what i originally was trying to say, which was how surprised i was seeing all those traffic coming from ezine. I never said you just let them come and don't do anything to convert them to sale. I was just trying to share the experience, because i know and i have experienced on warrior forum, how sometimes somebody sharing a success story ( no matter how big or small) gives motivation to others to take action.

          The other don't i don't get is that you guys say "traffic traffic... oh big deal..." but if you don't have any traffic to your site at the first place, how can you even have one sale? So as far as i understand( i may be mistaking, since i really don't know much yet) you have to give priority to traffic first then convert them to sale. right?
          And i also understand you point about first getting everything ready and putting up all of your opt-in box and this and that before driving traffic to it, but don't forget, a newbie like me cant wait to get started, lol, so i start with whatever i have ready, and in the process i learn. Trial and error at least for me is the best way to go.

          Any way, i hope i don't sound offensive or i hope i am not being rude to anyone. Just saying what i feel. I thank you and every other warriro who have helped to come this far, and i am sure i will need all the help i can get from you guys. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    The reason people complain about ezinearticles is because it gives so much traffic.

    Of course people here are talking about conversion and selling being more important with is entirely true.

    But anyway, about the original topic, ezine's still the best place to submit your article for traffic, if that's what you're looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
    I was thinking about this yesterday while sitting in the car waiting for my wife -- which is more important:

    Product
    Conversions
    Traffic

    And while they're all essential parts of an internet business, if I could only have one I'd take the traffic, no question.

    To increase your conversions you need traffic to test with.

    But you don't need a product or any kind of conversions if you have a flow of traffic -- because you can *always* divert that traffic anywhere you want. To a product of your own, or to a product that belongs to someone else.

    Or to a squeeze page so you can build your list and have a second source of prospects.

    I'd never tell someone not to worry about making a sale, but if they have time for just one thing I'd say to focus on traffic.

    Jay Jennings

    PS - If you have money to throw at PPC and such, then traffic isn't an issue -- just pay for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author lisag
      [QUOTE=Jay Jennings;1490686]I was thinking about this yesterday while sitting in the car waiting for my wife -- which is more important:

      I'd never tell someone not to worry about making a sale, but if they have time for just one thing I'd say to focus on traffic.

      Jay Jennings
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      As an old employer of my husband used to say "Volume cures a multitude of sins."
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