My 5 Favorite Ways to Drive Traffic

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I've been building my subscriber list for about one year now
and I'd like to share what I've learned during that time. I
currently have close to 12,000 subscribers and I have 5
favorite ways for driving traffic to my squeeze page and
building my list. Here they are...


1. Ad Swaps - Ad swaps are hands-down one of my favorite
list building techniques. Ad swaps allow you to add 200-500
subscribers in a single day. In fact, I just did an ad swap a
couple days ago that brought in just over 500 new subscribers.

This is definitely one of the most powerful strategies I use in
my business. Plus, they're super simple to set up as well.

Before you begin doing ad swaps, you'll first need to build up
an initial "seed list" of 500-1,000 subscribers. Once you've
done that, you can then start building your list exponentially
using the power of ad swaps.

Essentially, an ad swap occurs when two list owners each
agree to mail their list about the OTHER person's free offer.
This is usually a free offer placed on a squeeze page in exchange
for someone's name and email address. As a result, they are both
adding hundreds of subscribers to their lists.

Here are some places online where you can find other list
owners who are actively looking to do ad swaps:

ImAdSwaps.com
http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-joint-ventures/
AdSwapFinder.com
ListSwapper.com

Quick Note: Keep in mind that whenever you're doing ad swaps, you should not base the ad swap on the number of subscribers someone has but rather on the average number of click-throughs they get in each email. Lots of marketers have big lists but that does not necessarily mean that they are responsive lists. So base your swaps on click-throughs rather than just the number of subscribers itself.


Also keep in mind that there are MANY different types of ad swaps.
Email ad swaps are the most common, but you can also exchange
banner ad space on your blog, ads on your thank-you page, log-in
page, log-out page, etc... Think outside the box. After you've done
an ad swap with someone look for additional ways that you both
can integrate your ads into the other person's marketing and sales
funnel. This type of integration marketing can create a perpetual
list builder that lasts well beyond an initial ad swap.


2. Free WSO's - As many of you probably already know, the Warrior
Forum is definitely one of the best places to rapidly grow your list
(if you're in the IM market).

You can add hundreds of subscribers to your list simply by posting
a free WSO in the Warrior Forum. Of cource, a lot of people list paid
products in the Warrior Special Offer forum, but I like to focus on list
building and so what I do is I actually create free WSO's that point
people to a squeeze page where they can get my free report, free
video, etc...

This allows me to quickly and easily add at least 100 subscribers to
my list every time I post a free WSO. Very powerful! And something
that people aren't doing nearly enough.

Of course, I would also advise that you put some sort of one time
offer after your squeeze page so that you can monetize your signups.
There will always be people who want to go to a higher level with you,
so if you don't offer them something directly after they sign up, you're
simply leaving money on the table.

Most people have a blank thank-you page after the squeeze
page (which simply reminds people to confirm their subscription).
HUGE MISTAKE! Your thank-you page is one of the most valuable
pages of your entire website. If you don't put some sort of offer
on the thank-you page (even if it's an affiliate offer), you're
leaving lots of money on the table.

3. High-Profile Content Syndication - Many of you may already
know that I'm a huge fan of content syndication, guest blogging, etc...
From my own testing I've found that high-profile content syndication
is MUCH more effective than traditional article marketing. Submitting
your articles to article directories use to be very effective a couple
years back. But in recent years, article directories have dramatically
lost their effectiveness.

That's why I've switched over to high-profile content syndication and
creating exclusive articles for the top websites online. I've been published
on sites like ProBlogger.net, Rosalind Gardner's NetProfitsToday.com,
LifeHack.org, ZenHabits.net, Site-Reference.com, and many others.

Getting your articles published on high-authority sites like this is
much more effective than traditional article marketing and submitting
your articles to article directories.

Plus, you're also getting very high-quality backlinks and building
relationships with influential bloggers. Very Powerful.

So, for example, if you have a blog about sports, you could submit your
articles to http://bleacherreport.com , one of the most popular sports
websites online.

If you have a website about parenting, you could submit articles to
http://www.momsnetwork.com/submit-articles.shtml

If you have a website about finance, you could submit articles to
http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/submitarticle.html

If you have a blog about Internet Marketing, then you can submit your
articles to sites like Site-Reference.com, BetterNetworker.com, Startup.biz,
and Mashable.com.

No matter what market you're in, there are very popular websites
that you could be submitting articles to for massive traffic.

I also like to submit content to Ning Communities, tutorial sites like
Tutorialized.com, ebook directories, and document sharing sites like Scribd
and DocStoc.com.


4. Interviews / Webinars / & Teleseminars - Webinars & Teleseminars are one of
the very best ways to generate traffic and build your list of subscribers.

Unfortunately, there are very few people doing them because
of fear. Public speaking is the #1 fear in the world. But, if you
want to take your business to an entirely new level, then this
is one fear that you need to overcome.

The growth of your business lies OUTSIDE your comfort zone.

Webinars & Teleseminars are one of the best ways to get ahead
of your competition. Simply because almost everyone else is
chicken and won't do it.

Here's how you can turn webinars and teleseminars into a lis building
machine...

First, you'll need to find someone in your market to interview. You'll
also want to make sure that this person has a list of subscribers.
Once you've found someone that you would like to interview who
also has a large list of subscribers, you're next step is to start
building a relationship with them.

Start leaving comments on their blog. Not short little comments,
but in-depth, insightful comments that truly add value to the
conversation.

Next, send them a personalized email to tell them how much
you enjoy their blog, citing specific posts and what you have
learned from them. Be as specific as possible here. You don't
just want to send them an email telling them how great they
are. Be specific and find common interests that you can talk
about.

One of the best places to find out about someone's hobbies and
common interests is on Twitter. So be sure to read through all of
their Twitter posts before you send them an email.

This email must be highly personalized and sincere. You're building
relationships here - just like your offline relationships.

If you want to go above and beyond, you can do a personalized video
instead of an email. In this case you would send them a personalized
video message to tell them how much you enjoy their blog, product, etc...

Personalized videos are really great because you simply can't ignore them.
If someone sends you a personalized video, you have to open it. Not doing
so would just be rude.

So definitely a great way to get on someone's attention radar.

After that you could offer to do a guest post for their blog. This will
deepen the relationship even further. Churning out content every day
is no easy task and almost any blogger online would welcome a guest article.

But make sure that you give them your very best work. Write them
an article full of tremendous value that their readers will read and
appreciate.

And finally, you're now ready to ask for an interview. But best of all,
you're almost guaranteed a yes because you've already developed a
relationship with them and written exclusive content for them.

At this point, they'll probably be more than happy to do an interview
with you.

But the best way to get an interview with someone is if you highlight
the benefits for them. This works best if you have some leverage to
work with and you have your own subscriber list of at least 1,000
people that you can promote the call to. You would then allow your
guest to promote their product in the last 5-minutes. And now you've
created a win-win situation.

Once you've set up the interview, you'll need to send them a list of
questions that you'll be asking on the call. Each person should have
a list of the questions AND the answers so that the call goes as
smoothly as possible.

But, here's where the list building part comes in.

If you're doing the interview through a webinar, you'll want to use
GoToWebinar. If you're doing this in teleseminar format, then I would highly
recommend InstantTeleseminar.com.

You're going to be promoting the webinar to your list as well as
your guest speakers list. Whenever you send out the invitation
page, you'll need to use a program called WebinarOptin.com so
that you can transfer all of your webinar attendees directly into
your Aweber autoresponder.

This way, whenever your guest promotes the call to their own
subscribers, all of the people from their list who sign up will also
be added to your subscriber list.

Very... Very Powerful.

But the tool that makes this all work is WebinarOptin.com

So not only are you adding hundreds of people to your subscriber
list but you also now have the video or recording that you can
re-purpose into multiple formats, turn into products, etc...


5. Integration Marketing - Integration Marketing is the fastest
way to create an automated lead generation system that funnels
hundreds of subscribers into your sales funnel each and every day.

Essentially, integration Marketing is the process of integrating your
offer into someone else's marketing funnel.

This is hands-down one of the most powerful, yet untapped traffic
strategies online today.

One of the best ways to use integration marketing is to look for people
who have products related to your market. You would then approach
them about including your content as a bonus for their product.

For example, if you have a product that you are currently selling, I
would allow them to include your product as a free bonus. The only
catch is that they have to sign up for your list before they are able
to download your product.

This is really a no-brainer (especially if you have a high-quality product)
because they are able to provide tremendous value to their customers,
offering them an extra bonus that they would normally have to pay for.
In return, you get a very powerful list of buyers!

By pairing your products with other products within your market
you are going to create an instant, perpetual flow of leads to
your website, allowing you to grow your list very quickly.

Another way you can use this strategy is to look for membership
sites within your market. People who own membership sites are
constantly looking for quality content that they can add to their
site. That's really one of the biggest jobs for someone who owns
a membership site, adding new quality content every month.

So you can provide them with tremendous value by allowing them
to put your premium content in their membership site. And in return,
you will build a very powerful list of buyers. And as you know, a list
of buyers is 10x more powerful than a traditional subscriber.

Another powerful integration strategy you can use is to write a
killer report of about 30-40 pages of truly great content. This has
to be some truly juicy content. Not the same stuff you see rehashed
100's of times over. For this strategy to work, you must create
content that stands above the crowd.

You would then offer this ebook to other marketers for them to
give away to their list (no opt-in required.) The key here is that
you MUST include links throughout the report that point back to
your squeeze page.

To add even more power to this strategy, I would recommend that
you personalize the report for each marketer. At the top I would
say something like, "An Exclusive Gift for MARKETERS NAME's Friends
and Subscribers".

I would send out 50-100 personalized emails offering your report
to them for free. You can email bloggers, product owners, and
related websites. You can find these people through Clickbank,
PayDotCom, and traditional Google Searches.

You can also some extra juice to this strategy by including a revenue
component by branding the report with their affiliate link peppered
throughout the report.

Some other extremely powerful integration points include thank-you
pages, log-out pages, autoresponder follow-ups, exit pops, and banner space.

There is a TON of virtual real estate online that goes untapped. It's
your job to look for these priceless integration points and find ways
to integrate your content into other people's marketing funnels.

The key to making integration marketing work really well is to make
sure that you have a high-converting sales process. If you want
people to integrate your offer into their marketing/sales funnel, you
must know your visitor value. How much (on average) will someone
make for each visitor they send to your website?

Now, you can instantly increase your visitor value by creating a full
sales process. An example would be a front-end product of a $1 trial
that led into a $39 per month membership site, followed by 2 upsells,
and a backend follow-up sequence of higher-priced products.

If you have a high visitor value, it's going to be a 100 times easier
to get joint ventures and affiliates on board. It becomes a no-brainer
for your affilate because they make more money sending traffic to
your offer than they do anyone else's.

That's why it's soooo important to focus on creating ONE sales funnel
and then continue testing and tweaking it for maximum conversion.

Unfortunately, most product creators rarely do any testing. And then
after the product launch the product dies and they move onto the
next product launch.

But if you want to create a real business online with affiliates who
are ready and eager to promote for you and integrate your offer on
their thank-you page, then you need to focus on ONE sales process
and maximizing the visitor value for that ONE sales process.

Hope you enjoyed my 5 favorite traffic strategies! If you have
any comments or questions, please post them below.

Cheers,

Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author ecovergeeks
    excellent article, bookmarked this post

    thanks
    andy
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
      Thanks Andy!

      I did a complete brain-dump of what's been working best for me.

      Glad you got a lot of value out of it

      Cheers,

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      • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
        Originally Posted by Kim Roach View Post

        Thanks Andy!

        I did a complete brain-dump of what's been working best for me.

        Glad you got a lot of value out of it

        Cheers,

        Kim
        Hey Traffic Lady!

        thank you for the new 5 tips..I can see that you've really
        spent effort in sharing us something valuable..

        By the way I also enjoyed your free ebook on traffic..

        Hope you won't get tired of providing valuable stuff..

        All the best,
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    • Profile picture of the author karlhadwen
      Originally Posted by ecovergeeks View Post

      excellent article, bookmarked this post

      thanks
      andy
      Same! Great Post Kim, much appreciated - It's made me consider buying access to the war room.
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  • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
    Wow Kim,

    That is one heck of a post

    I really need to do adswaps. Thank you for sharing those sources, I was only aware of the one here at Warrior.

    I also love your concept of high profile article marketing. Neat stuff!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
    Hey David!

    Thank you so much for the kind words.

    You sure know how to make my day

    I went a little crazy with this post. But it actually only took me an hour and a half to write the whole thing. I just got into the flow.

    Wish everyday was like that

    - Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Gee S
    Kim,

    Amazing post!

    I now crown you the Queen of Traffic Generation!

    Thanks

    Gee
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    • Profile picture of the author hisham88
      Great tips for me. Thanks a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author vicone
    Thanks, Kim, for some excellent ideas about ways to draw traffic. They are especially useful for those who have developed the skills to get their sales funnel in place and are able to see the broader view and not just the tasks which lie in font of them.

    Those still in the early stages of building a list might also find some helpful thoughts in this article:

    5 Ways to Get High Quality Free Targeted Traffic in 3 Days Or Less

    Ivan
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
    Hah Kim you are a traffic fiend!

    At least you picked something so profitable to fiend over.
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    • Profile picture of the author biz2bee
      Hello Kim

      Really nice and interesting articles. Picked up some nice tips that I am going to implement, especially found no. 3 interesting. Good job, thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Formby
    This was an awsome post, i didnt know anyhting about ad swops, and i think the free wso is a good idea, it would prbably help to build up your rep if your new here

    Mikey
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  • Profile picture of the author bobjack
    Thanks,

    One of the better posts I have read, wish I knew this information when I was starting to build my list. I have read some people complain about the free WSO's, nice to see someone sticking up for them.

    Bob
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    • Profile picture of the author Cardsearch
      Thanks so very much for posting this Kim! I agree about the article directories and thought there must be a more effective way. It was very thoughtful of you to post this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Now that's what I call adding value to the forum! Great post, Kim.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
    Thank you all so much for the kind comments.

    You guys rock!!

    - Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    Darn Kim....my head is spinning after reading your post. I need to take a few deep breaths and have a beer.

    Great points, been doing Webinars for a while but none of the other points listed...
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    • Profile picture of the author Sipboy3000
      That Webinar Optin information is worth GOLD!

      That one strategy struck a chord with me because I have been doing webinars for training, interviews, etc. already and never even knew that existed.

      This is a super valuable post to the forum!

      Kim, you never cease to amaze me with your knowledge.

      Thanks!

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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
        Originally Posted by Sipboy3000 View Post

        That Webinar Optin information is worth GOLD!

        That one strategy struck a chord with me because I have been doing webinars for training, interviews, etc. already and never even knew that existed.

        This is a super valuable post to the forum!

        Kim, you never cease to amaze me with your knowledge.

        Thanks!

        Tommie
        Thanks Tommie!

        Webinars and teleseminars are definitely one of my favorites as well. I'm going to be putting a major focus on webinars in 2010.

        If you'd ever like to do a webinar together, I'd definitely be up for it.

        Cheers,

        Kim
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        • Profile picture of the author Sipboy3000
          Originally Posted by Kim Roach View Post

          Thanks Tommie!

          Webinars and teleseminars are definitely one of my favorites as well. I'm going to be putting a major focus on webinars in 2010.

          If you'd ever like to do a webinar together, I'd definitely be up for it.

          Cheers,

          Kim
          Hey Kim, I'd love to do a webinar together.

          I sent you a PM.

          Thanks!

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          • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
            Originally Posted by Sipboy3000 View Post

            Hey Kim, I'd love to do a webinar together.

            I sent you a PM.

            Thanks!

            Tommie

            Hey Tommie,

            I just sent you a PM!

            Cheers,

            Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author AZ
    Hi Kim,
    This was definitely one of the best new tips i have read in the New Year. Thanks for being kind enough to evolve those ideas with us. Good luck in 2010
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    1. Forums
    2. Twitter
    3. Classified ads
    4. Article marketing
    5. Blog marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Boo
      Thanks for the informative post, Kim.

      I particularly liked #3, High-Profile Content Syndication and think it's going to become a big thing in future.
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  • Profile picture of the author donrock
    Kim,

    Thanks for the great post. I'm just getting starting building a list so will have to wait a while to implement these ideas. I'm going to save this post for sure.

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  • Profile picture of the author Woody C
    I just scanned the post since it is late and I probably shouldn't be on here anyways, but I just wanted to say that 558 thanks with only 166 posts is the most impressive thing I've seen on the Warrior Forum in quite a while.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arfan
    I must say this is probably one of the best post I bumped into ages I rarely come to warior forums as I am usually on DP but I really have to come here more often so many great posts and helpful people here. Warrior FORUM ROCKS!
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  • Profile picture of the author meldave
    I have to agree with Woody. That is an impressive amount indeed. I was on another forum and they had a post about another post you done a while back here at the warrior forum. 21 untapped traffic sources. Just shows that your post are most impressive Kim.

    Thanks Meldave
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  • Profile picture of the author samlb
    thanks for the wisdom KIM... you truly are the Queen of Traffic - even beat Shawn Casey - way kewl.

    I'm now a fan... avid Fan. thanks for the inspiration.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe118
    I love free WSOs. Give away a product that all IMers need, and you're good to go. Like backlinks... heh See my sig.
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  • Profile picture of the author miset
    Thanks Kim, that puts a lot of things in perspective for me
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyMi
    Thanks Kim, excellent post!

    What are your - and others - experiences on article marketing nowadays?

    Best Wishes,
    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    Hey Kim, great great post.

    I'll definitely be taking action on the point that you've mentioned.

    Cheers,
    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author Avdo
    Hey Kim you ROCK..really..a great usefull post for everyone..beginners and advanced marketers
    I'm in a middle of implementing integration marketing so I liked this part the most
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author vasko_prasko
    Thanks for the information. I think it'll be 100% usefull.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyndiHester
    Wow Kim, you always surprise me with all the great content you
    give out for free!

    I have been on your list for a long time now and read every single
    email and post in Warrior.

    It is always pure Gold!

    What great information to help anyone start their 2010
    out the right way!

    You Rock!
    Cyndi
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzukiE
    Kim,

    Thanks for your post! It's great to hear what's working best for you so that those who don't have much experience can have quicker success. Also, I've just PM'd you.

    Emi
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzukiE
    Hi Kim!

    I just wanted to say hi and let you know how much I appreciate your posts.

    Thank you and I look forward to reading about your latest favorite IM methods in the future! I'd definitely be interested in creating a webinar together down the road

    Cheers,

    Emi
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
      Originally Posted by SuzukiE View Post

      Hi Kim!

      I just wanted to say hi and let you know how much I appreciate your posts.

      Thank you and I look forward to reading about your latest favorite IM methods in the future! I'd definitely be interested in creating a webinar together down the road

      Cheers,

      Emi

      Hi Emi,

      Great to hear from you!

      Thank you so much for the kind words.

      However, I did not receive a PM from you so you might want to resend it.

      Speak Soon,

      Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author magic
      Hey Kim!

      Really great and informal post.

      These days free traffic sources that work are quite scarce.

      The post is bookmarked.

      Always at your service,
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  • Profile picture of the author mmcintosh
    Thank you for this great post, I know I need to be doing several of the things I haven't thought of before.
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    Wow what a great post. Thanks for the valuable information. I love this forum and will never have to buy another marketing course again
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
      Thanks guys!

      Glad to bring some new ideas to the table.

      - Kim
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      • Profile picture of the author winnerman
        Thx Kim ... Wow u made hell lot of effort to write that post!
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        • Profile picture of the author Lance K
          Kim,

          I'd wager good money that this is exactly the type of post Allen had in mind when he launched the War Room. There is imense value in there for marketers at every level.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
            Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

            Kim,

            I'd wager good money that this is exactly the type of post Allen had in mind when he launched the War Room. There is imense value in there for marketers at every level.
            Hey Lance,

            You sure know how to make my day

            Thank you so much for the incredibly kind compliment.

            Cheers,

            Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author TimAtkinson
    Outsource your article marketing but don't cut it out all together. If you do that and implement all of Kim's strategies not only will you be looked at as an authority in many niches but your business will blow up! This is what I call a sexy post-
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    Awesome post!

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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    Kim,

    I don't think that I can think of a better post I have read on this forum. Big pat on the back for you I think.

    Great post

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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
      Thanks Steve!

      These are the 5 main traffic strategies that I'm focusing on in 2010.

      So many people make the mistake of trying to do too many strategies
      at once with leaves them with much less results than if they zoned in
      on the critical few.

      - Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemcmillan
    One of the greatest things about this forum is the number of extremely capable people who ask themselves, "How much can I give?" rather than, "How much can I take?" Kim, you are definitely a giver in the best sense of the word! --Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin CK
      Awesome post! Thanks a lot for the tips, Kim

      Thanks,
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      WOW! Great post!! lots of value! Printing right NOW!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Dailly
      Kim,

      I just joined the Warriors Forum yesterday. I have to say I have been impressed by the community spirit and the vast number of topics, services and opportunities offered.

      I agree that you have given so much value and inspiration to action with that one post

      I have a feeling I will find it hard to find a better post this year; and its only January!

      Thanks again
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    • Profile picture of the author Hups
      Really informative post Kim..

      Im soon to build a squeeze page to collect emails and you have given me some great methods for building up the list.

      Many thanks

      Hups
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  • Profile picture of the author mandela10
    Well, The first tip is worth a big kudo itself.

    I wish you had written this 6 months earlier, it would have saved me a lot of headaches.
    This one is going straight to me swipe file.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
      Originally Posted by mandela10 View Post

      Well, The first tip is worth a big kudo itself.

      I wish you had written this 6 months earlier, it would have saved me a lot of headaches.
      This one is going straight to me swipe file.

      Thanks
      Thank you so much for the incredible feedback.

      The first one (ad swaps) is definitely one of my favorites as well.

      I know people who are actually building their entire business around this one traffic source alone.

      It's not so much about implementing every traffic source under the sun, but instead mastering the few critical ones that are really going to move your business forward.

      - Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
      Hi Kim - these are great tactics.

      Here are a couple of others I've found very powerful...

      1. SEO - specifically -- systematically testing keywords/landing page combinations to discover our top 20 and eventually top 10 ROI keyword/landing page combinations. Not all keywords are created equal. We then work on optimizing around those keywords - backlinks, tailored content, domain targeting, etc...

      2. Affiliates - if you have your own products. Operating your own affiliate program is extremely powerful - you can have 1000's of unique visitors to your website in a day by targeting affiliates and giving them a good product to promote.

      Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Gee S
    Kim,

    Would you consider posting this in the War Room. It would be useful to refer back to. It will only get lost in the the Main Discussion board.

    (Btw you rock!)

    Gee
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    Everytime I see Kim's post I have a big smile on my face. I love her information.

    Kim you are a gold.
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  • Also went through and checked your report, I thought I was a traffic generation freak, I'd heard of most but there were a few I'd never thought of I set aside hours a day just to learn this stuff.

    It's just finding which methods work the best then setting out a schedule to fill your day, personally I set my days 9-5 pm at the moment or even 9-9 or 9-12 or more lol, with breaks obviously but I spend so much time on it all

    Thanks, very valuable stuff. If only more people posted stuff like this rather than worthless crap that is copied or leads you on to having to buy more to get the smallest of information
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  • Profile picture of the author James12C
    Kim - thanks so much for this - have bookmarked it.

    >>>The growth of your business lies OUTSIDE your comfort zone.<<<

    Real food for thought there - Best - James
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Alexander
    Thanks Kim, although I hate to admit even those five seem daunting! (My personal favorite is a teleseminar. I just love 'em...)

    You're definitely like gold here. You inspire me to want to make a bigger contribution!

    Nathan
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  • Profile picture of the author mbrig
    Hi Kim, I am pretty new on the forum and I have a problem.

    I keep having to crank up the superlatives for awesome people like yourself! I am sat at the laptop pretty agog, I can tell you. Thank you so much for the clarity and open minded attitude that you will gladly share this most valuable information with everyone. I'm gobsmacked.

    In the UK we have recently had the New Years Honours list published, not sure if you have heard of this, but as from this point onwards for all your noble works and your good grace from this moment on, on behalf of our most gracious sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I dub thee Dame Kim, arise Dame Kim and may you and your forebears be blessed with good health, good luck and prosperity!

    God save Dame Kim

    Seriously, you deserve that!

    best wishes

    Your loyal subject

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  • Profile picture of the author Texans
    THANKS KIM
    Super article and a big help for a nebie, I hate that word, you have set me on the right path! NICE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    Wow - what can I say? This isn't a post, it's a complete report or small e-book on traffic generation strategies. Really a stellar submission to the forum Kim!

    I had the pleasure of sitting in on a Webinar you hosted yesterday afternoon and can truly say that you really know your stuff when it comes to traffic generation. I'm planning a huge product launch early this year and I now know who to look to for traffic generation techniques and advice.

    Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author krharper
    Thank you so much for this information. I especially appreciate the information about Ad Swaps, which I was unaware of. Thanks again!
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    awesome post. i have bookmarked several of your threads. they are awesome. thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    I wish there were more Warriors like Kim. Every time she creates a new thread, it's pure value. Thank you Kim!
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      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      I wish there were more Warriors like Kim. Every time she creates a new thread, it's pure value. Thank you Kim!
      Thank you so much. Your kind words mean a LOT to me.

      At the end of the day, it really is all about value.

      I just finished reading an incredible book called "The Go-Giver" and
      it has an incredible quote that says, "Your true worth is determined
      by how much more you give in value than you take in payment."

      And it's so true...

      As a business owner, we've got to STOP thinking about how to make
      more money and start focusing completely on HOW to provide more
      value to your customers and subscribers.

      The sole purpose of a business is to provide overwhelming value.

      Do that, and the money will take care of itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobcath
    Kim

    You have given way more value in this one post than the previous 6 wso's on traffic generation I have purchased.

    I hope this inspires people to give more back into the forum. Its a great lesson thanks Kim

    Regards
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      Originally Posted by Shawnkonig View Post

      Awesome info. Do you know of any sites for Ad Swaps not in the IM niche?
      Listswapper.com has a variety of categories outside the IM space.

      I would also encourage you to simply go to a place like Clickbank Or Paydotcom, select your particular category and start building relationships with the top 20 product owners in your category.

      Not only can this lead to some excellent ad swaps, but you'll also be building some great friendships. You should always be looking for people you can work with long-term, not just one-off deals.

      And the key is to give, give, give.

      Find out what you can do for the other person first.

      Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Ostler
    What a great post Kim, thanks for the detail. Some tips here I never really thought of!
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  • Profile picture of the author Widmaer Telisma
    Hi Kim! Thanks for an awesome post! I also grabbed your report in the WAR room and this will definitely help me build my list. One question though about adswap? when would you consider to start "adswapping" as my list is currently close to zero 150? 300 leads?

    And how often would you adswap for a given month?

    Thanks again Kim for this post!
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      Originally Posted by Widmaer Telisma View Post

      Hi Kim! Thanks for an awesome post! I also grabbed your report in the WAR room and this will definitely help me build my list. One question though about adswap? when would you consider to start "adswapping" as my list is currently close to zero 150? 300 leads?

      And how often would you adswap for a given month?

      Thanks again Kim for this post!
      Excellent Question!

      I would start doing ad swaps once you have at least 500 subscribers. Also, another big key here is that you have responsive subscribers. You must make sure that you're providing your subscribers with outrageous value and continuing to build a relationship with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sundown16
    ....Kim, that was a fantastic post and it is what this forum is all about! People helping people trying to figure this whole "marketing online thing" out. I thought I had a handle on Free Traffic Generation till I read your words of wisdom.
    I agree when you say to take your business to another level, you really have to build your online personna to celebrity status through webinars and teleseminars.

    Most people stop right there and won't make that jump. Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author caseyzeman
    Hey Kim,

    Of course an amazing post. Relationship building is such an important key in having success. It's funny when people want to be anonymous online. They want to fade into the background. I think that's a major hang up for a lot of people online, a fear of people actually knowing who they are. They don't want to put it all out there. Just as another person commented about, you are a giver. You are concentrating more on the content then the dollar signs. Or rather you have it figured out. Great post and a great system. Thanks Kim for everything!
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  • Profile picture of the author samlb
    Hi kim... after reading the stuff and started to do some more research... I'm amazed at the value that you deliver. Thanks... I'm a RAving FAn!!
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  • Profile picture of the author WMusic
    Obviously I'm quite new here, but I hope that takes away little value from my thanks!

    I very much appreciate this! This is my first significant article that I've read here, and it is definitely bookmarked.

    Thanks again,

    Wade
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  • Profile picture of the author mello
    Wow, Kim. What a dump of really useful ideas. SO glad you spent the 1.5hrs on it. Thank you for being so generous in sharing. That's what this forum is about. Looking forward to getting my biz off the ground and being able to help others down the track. My list is about 650 at the moment (and I'm not marketing to it yet -doh) and hope to grow it further using your info. Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Guy G.
    Wow.

    Thank you for the in depth report on Traffic.

    I knew adswaps were a great way to drive traffic, but more importantly to get subscribers, but didn't really know how to do it well. I'm definitely going to have a look at the resources and get started on some adswaps right away.

    In fact, pm me or email at guy [at] howtomanagemoneytips [dot] com if you're open to swapping with a smaller list of around 500.

    Thanks,
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  • We should have a post for affiliate marketers too. Top 5 ways to get traffic As an Affiliate or something.

    For me (as an affiliate) it would be

    1. PPC - you got to do it right but it's very lucrative.

    2. SEO - its simple but not easy (tedious) but it's very rewarding as well (both financially and emotionally)

    3. Social Media (I'm lumping this together with Squidoo, Yahoo Answers and even Forums

    That's the top 3 ways to generate traffic for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
    Thanks Kim. This is really useful. Much appreciated.

    Best Wishes

    denise
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  • Profile picture of the author spiderweb
    This is probably one of the best content based posts I've read. Thank you for sharing your brain with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    What a truly informative post, Kim. No wonder I'm on your list.

    I've bookmarked this information, as I think it's worth gold. Thank you so much for posting it.
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    • Profile picture of the author PMB
      Kim,

      Thank you for yet another phenomenal post. Your information is so rich. You truly provide value and insight to this forum. After reading your post I tried to sign up for your list totally forgetting I'm already on it. Thanks again.

      PMB
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  • Profile picture of the author ksburgess
    Wow Kim, what a great, detailed post! I've printed it out so I can go through and form an action plan on your ideas. I have a list that I'd love to boost opt-ins for and I can see where these techniques will be very effective. Especially the "high profile content" idea - thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author loisl
    Wow! Thanks Kim! I'm off to try some of these techniques now...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    Thanks loads Kim!! You never cease to amaze me..
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    nice one kim, great info ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author WebSolutionKey
    Kim,

    This is a great work done by now. Truly amazing & appreciable! Very few in this forum makes such informative posts and you are one among them.
    Hats off!!
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
    Thanks for all that Kim!! Great post!

    One thing -- I question the term "drive" traffic (in general). As someone who believes in paying careful attention to the "flow" of marketing messages (who finds whom), I think a more accurate term would be "snag" traffic -- or "capture" traffic. Getting online traffic is more like what a spider does, not like what a bat does. Just a philosophical point.
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  • Profile picture of the author swood01
    Thank you Kim! This gets the post of the year award so far. I think it will be in first place for a while. I am sooo glad I found this post today.

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  • Profile picture of the author pincpassion
    This is really a warrior advice. It got me really excited! I will take note of this.
    I have an opinion but please correct me if I am wrong. I feel you need to have a good foundation for these strategies. Although, I think High-Profile Content Syndication and Integration Marketing is more appropriate for beginners. Maybe I could start on these 2 first.
    Thanks Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    nice post... but Kim what you would do for a teleseminar etc?
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    Inspirational, aspirational..... Thanks a bunch, Kim!
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  • Profile picture of the author TomD2010
    Kim,
    For someone who is still getting their feet wet in the IM business, this post is a treasure chest! Ad swaps, esp. was totally new to me. Also the many links are a great resource. I will be checking out your other posts for goodies
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    I would like to try adswap, but I have problem with my autoresponder. Soon after I fix the problem I will do your steps.
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  • Profile picture of the author halmo
    Originally Posted by Kim Roach View Post

    That's why I've switched over to high-profile content syndication and
    creating exclusive articles for the top websites online. I've been published
    on sites like ProBlogger, Rosalind Gardner's NetProfitsToday,
    LifeHack, ZenHabitst, Site-Reference, and many others.

    Getting your articles published on high-authority sites like this is
    much more effective than traditional article marketing and submitting
    your articles to article directories.

    Plus, you're also getting very high-quality backlinks and building
    relationships with influential bloggers. Very Powerful.

    So, for example, if you have a blog about sports, you could submit your
    articles to Bleacher Report | Entertaining sports news, photos and slideshows Bleacher Report | Entertaining sports news, photos and slideshows, one of the most popular sports websites online.

    If you have a website about parenting, you could submit articles to
    momsnetwork

    If you have a website about finance, you could submit articles to
    stockanalyst

    If you have a blog about Internet Marketing, then you can submit your
    articles to sites like Site-Reference, BetterNetworker, Startup,
    and Mashable.

    No matter what market you're in, there are very popular websites
    that you could be submitting articles to for massive traffic.

    Great, Great post, Kim! Thanks.

    Is there a place where you can find those high authority niche sites, or is there any particular way you search for them in Google?

    (P.S. Sorry for removing the hyperlinks from your quote. I had to do that to be able to post this because I am yet to have sufficient number of posts on the forum to be able to include links.)
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  • Profile picture of the author carlo_sim
    Hi Kim,

    Nice tip! =) will bookmark your thread now =)

    Gian Sim
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  • Profile picture of the author stanislavlem
    Hey, guys! Kim produces great content for free!

    Thanks, Kim!

    Great work!!!! And also I must mention that all techniques are highly effective!
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  • Profile picture of the author TZ
    Good on ya and way to go.

    Personally I hate being on lists, hate making lists, and hate emailing lists.

    I'd much rather not talk or communicate with anyone. Networking to me is like a prison stay. It's work to me...

    Rather just have the SEs bring the traffic and let the cash roll in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fitzwise
    Thanks Kim. I am just getting my feet wet and will use your advice to really get going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hogan Chua
    Great post, thanks for the info. Free WSO to build your list then ad swaps after that seems to be the way to go Thanks Again
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  • Profile picture of the author pettmac
    Driving traffic is not an easy task. You have to invest your time and resources. But these five tips are very helpful. I hope internet marketers can also read this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I love the High Profile Content Syndication idea. I have been doing article marketing for months now but I haven't achieved awesome results like others so I think I will try that one. Im glad you shared your fave traffic generation list.

    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author Shazia Mirza
    Really nice post! I will have to come back here time and time again to refresh the memory of the tips you've given
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    High-Profile Content Syndication? I've been submitting my unique content to ezinearticles etc.. And I'm not getting a lot of view, can you explain more on High Profile Content Syndication, otherwise do you have any recommendation on where I can learn more about High Profile Content Syndication??

    thanks a million,
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    amazing, though I still need to invest to start solo ads
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
      Guys, while I think Kim is still somewhat active, this thread is over a year old.
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    Very interesting reading - Thanks a lot for the great pointers ! - Will use some in the future
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  • Profile picture of the author im1217
    You forgot #6:

    Making a content filled post on a high traffic forum of your niche and leaving your link in your signature (using two POWERFUL words DISCOVER and FREE). Who wouldn't like to hear about your 24 other sources after hearing about these 5! Wonder how many subscribers this post has gotten you so far?

    Ronny
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  • Profile picture of the author Avish
    Hello, Thanks For Posting This Helpful Ways..

    I would consider all of them in my marketing..

    The Best thing is to build a list that build us recurring customers..

    But mainly focusing on social medias what should be more reliable and would that help in lead generation?

    I liked the last tip its really helpful for quick marketing.
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    Wow! Very informative.
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    Thanks for the detail write up. Appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Guru
    nice sharing. hope newbies get a lot of help from this thread as well as experts too
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  • Profile picture of the author Craiga24
    I know the article is quite old but just wanted to say thank you as I found it very informative. Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Connie Lim
    Thanks Kim, spending an hour and a half to write this fantastic tips for us. It is really useful for a newbie, especially for me who have zero knowledge about IM. I have bookmarked it as well.

    Please share your tips with us again

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author pbarbanes
    Yup, Kim posted this as you can see back in January 2010 (!) but it's still very valuable info. And if you click through her signature you can get to a very nice free pdf of hers with even more traffic sources. Excellent, really!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
    Thanks Patrick!!

    You totally just made my day

    Sometimes Old-School really is the best.

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  • Great post! Thanks for sharing.
    I also use adswaps and free WSOs to build my lists
    I have a very responsive list and have also got a buyers section of all my customers which is great for pitching my new WSO's to!

    I find adswaps great and use the safe-swaps network all the time to build up my list. I love their double blind rating option.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tasleem Khan
    WOW!!! , what a wealth of information, this is why I love this ite

    I book marked this page
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  • Profile picture of the author John Cho
    Excellent piece. my main strategy has been predominantly adswaps. This is probably one of the fastest ways to grow and the bigger your list the bigger you can adswap. Sort of like compound interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    very comprehensive list,,,

    I JUST WANTED TO ADD TO #3:

    a Great free way to get syndicated on high profile sites and blogs is by being a source for reporters and other niche related bloggers.

    3 of the best sites that connect you with content hungry reporters and bloggers are:

    - MY BLOG U

    - HELP a REPORTER OUT

    - SOURCE BOTTLE


    These 3 sites make TIP #3 much much easier.

    Best of Luck,
    Ike
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Kim,

    Super phenomenal resource here.

    Thanks for the tip on Mashable, re: submitting to high volume, authority sites. I knew not such submissions existed. I just sent one recent post of mine their way with hundreds of shares, a 2 week long position on Page 1 of Google for a strong keyphrase and it's a really smart read that hits on new blogger pain points in terms of marketing, plus, super beneficial solutions that meld nicely with Mashable's growing blogging audience.

    Either way I'm detached from the outcome. Awesome to know for future posts.

    As for guest posting I grew my list a 200% this past week by submitting guest posts to a few well known blogging sites. I have posting rights at Blogging Tips Dot Com and also reach out to new blogging blogs regularly. Spend much of your time guest posting and blog commenting (the right, thorough way) on niche-specific, well-read, authority blogs and that list will grow pronto.

    Writing 3 to 5 paragraph, in-depth, valuable comments - like mini guest posts - was the key that opened the door to getting guest posting rights on Blogging Tips Dot Com (Zac noted how my comments caught his eye), getting published on Pro Blogger (Ditto for Stacey), and I also landed a speaking gig at NYU thru blog commenting. I commented on an NYU professor's blog, he asked me to speak, and we also built a prospering business partnership. Ditto for my appearances on Richard Branson's blog and Forbes. Blog commenting opens doors.

    Guys, if you're having a helluva time building your list, add value to influential blogs through thorough, well thought out, helpful comments and guest posts. Works like a charm.

    Also, move readers to 1 clear call to action to join your list, at the end of some posts. No other call. Just join your list for free, valuable updates, or for your giveaway. Doing this reduces confusion and increases sign ups.

    Combining these awesome off site approaches with a clear, focused, onsite approach, geared toward building bonds with readers, will make your list skyrocket.

    Thanks again for your brain dump Kim

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    Thanks for such a nice comprehensive article on increasing traffic. Although I am doing well, but still follow it for my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
    wow, this post really has some legs. Just a quick note to people reading the thread, this post is about 6 years old. It's worth investigating to make sure that these lead generation methods still work. I have every respect for the OP and I don't doubt that they worked 6 years ago, but things change quickly in this business.
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  • Profile picture of the author apollo gabriel
    This information is a great help specially for people who's interest is making money online, generating quality traffic where you can convert is a tough job, but this steps helps to narrow the basics on how to generate, I must agree to all of these, it's a few steps to follow,to be successful in this business.
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  • Profile picture of the author sottile
    This post gave me some ideas ! Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author chippen2188
    Some really nice points there and also some nice sources that aren't mentioned so often! Thanks for sharing! I will use one or two of those
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  • Profile picture of the author bunuhkafirharbi
    does anybody here do adswap actively now ?

    can we do adswap but not via email but via facebook group or friends ?
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Superb list. If someone can concentrate on only these 5 methods of traffic generation and do them properly they may no longer have to depend on search engines for traffic. Most of the methods are ways of siphoning or getting a percentage of traffic that others have.
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