5 Free Traffic Methods That Work For Me To Generate Over 50,000 visitors a Month

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5 Free Ways to Generate Traffic To Your Website

Hey Fellow Warriors, I posted this on my blog and thought it would be useful to other Warriors as well. This is a Thank You for the Online Success over the last 6 years and what Warrior Forum has assisted me with, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

The 5 methods I discuss are used to bring long term consistent traffic that you can grow into more traffic. Lets dive right into them;


1. Search Engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing)
When optimizing for this traffic, there is 2 parts to it; on-site (20%), off-site (80%)


Offsite - When using the other 4 methods here, you are building an online presence and back linking to your website.

Onsite - Make sure to have your keywords in the following places;
o Title
o Description
o Metatag
o Header or H1 Tag
o Image Tag (if applicable)
o Last paragraph on your page
This can be more detailed, but that is the basics. I am personally a fan of using the big keywords in the industry for my home page, you can use long tailed keywords for other pages or blogs on your website.

2. Video Marketing
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a strong writer, but am big on video marketing and it makes me money every day.
A few brief tips on Video Marketing.
- Make sure you are adding valuable content, dont just be spamming,
- Constantly be adding videos (I add videos that I made over a year ago, just spinning them differently)
- You want to market your videos with all the guidelines discuss on SEO.
Video Marketing is a #s that can be deceptive compared to other marketing means. For example (I will show proof on my blog, not in Warrior Forum as it may not be the place and seem like bragging, I believe that someone should walk the talk and want you to know these methods work). For 76,000 visitors to my website, I have to have over a million views on You Tube. That may seem like a low conversation rate, however consider that it is easier to get more views on You Tube then on EzineArticles. The end of the day, it is a consistent stream of traffic leading to consistent income. Look at if Video Marketing adding to your bottom line.

3. Affiliates Partners
This is huge in bringing you a lot of traffic. It is also a #s game and relationship game. You need to consistently work on attracting new affiliates. Personally I am not as much on the chase after partners to promote for this example I am showing you, so I use to other methods. Now if I was, I am sure to have more sales and people working for me.
The best 2 ways to consistently attract new affiliates is;
#1. Your website; each visitor who comes to your website is a new potential affiliate marketing partner, you do not know their relationships and who they know.
#2 Customers; turn them into sales people, some may love your service and be advocates to market and spread your service. Some may be in the business or the goto person in their community for that kinda of service.
Treating your affiliates well as being a cornerstone to your business is critical, most dont do that. Some affiliates like the hand holding or phrasing, others (like me), just want give you sales, you give me a payment, I dont want to be buttered up, I just want to consistantly be paid on my results. Anyways, so know your affiliate and treat them well. One of my mentors, Paul Tobey says I LOVE writing affiliate checks, that is business I most I did not have to go out and chase and made money from.

4. Specialized Websites in Your Industry

These are niche sites in your industry. They can come in different forums from Question/Answer websites, Forums, Blogs, Social website. On an on going basis, you want to continue looking for people who have a problem and your product/service in the solution to that problem on these websites.

How To Find These Websites?
You can go to Google or any other search engine and typing in keywords in your industry, I mean big keywords like 'real estate', 'cell phone', 'health' and look at the websites that you can post on and build part of the community. This is not a invite for a spam fest, however to add value to the communitu by answering peoples questions directly which happen to be your product/service.
BAD EXAMPLE - putting a post saying
Hey, look at me, I sell this service and goto www.baddomain.com
GOOD EXAMPLE - responding to a post saying

Yes, that issues can be easily resolves, it would take you less then 5 minutes to do it and you would also get this benefit A, benefit B which give to blah blah blah, check out www.gooddomain.com

5. Question/Answer Websites (especially Yahoo Answers)

Q&A websites are great since you have people begging for what you want. Yahoo Answers I find produces the best in me more traffic, the others still do drive consistant traffic and is well worth it.
There is a eBook in the War Room on Warrior Forum for free on Yahoo Answers, check it out.
For the other Q&A websites, consistently test, test, test or I have your outsource person do it. she first found a bunch of question/answer websites. Then post about 2-3 posts a day for few weeks. You do not want to spam, even if the person asks the question and all you do is answer to one website, you may get kicked off. Test which bring you more traffic, which ones don't like what you are doing. I also contribute to the community of answering other questions.
This method can help you find golden nuggets


A few Question/Answer Websites
- answers.yahoo.com
- answer.com
- theanswnerbank.co.uk
- webanwsers.com
- maybehow.com
- blurit.com
- answerbag.com
You can goto a search engine and type in 'question answer'

6. Bonus Traffic Source

I am not even sure how to explain this, but here it goes.
I got one that is even bigger and that is because of all this work we have done in the 5 main sources of traffic and that is direct traffic. My site like many people reading this do not have a household site like Nike, Wal-Mart, eBay or Coke. I do get tonnes of visitors a month through direct visit. I cannot tell you how, since there is no proof (I have strong believe and stats show it increases when I go more video marketing), however you cannot track it and if you know how, please let me know. I dont do much email marketing. This I believe comes from building a brand awareness online through the above methods.

None of this is rocket science, it is just consistently working at to grow your business one traffic method at a time and keep on growing.

I am a strong believe that people who teach should walk the talk. I am not gonna include proof here, but you can see it on my Blog.

Cheers,
Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Hetherington
    Social bookmarking is a must as well and I love press releases. Not onyl for the traffic and backlinks but also the surprise opportunities they provide

    Follow any of the test links below and find 50 sources on video
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    • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
      Originally Posted by LaunchWorkshop View Post

      Social bookmarking is a must as well and I love press releases. Not onyl for the traffic and backlinks but also the surprise opportunities they provide

      Follow any of the test links below and find 50 sources on video
      I agree Social bookmarking is huge, I get thousands, this was my top 5 sources of free traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author butters
        Ok just to ask the questions, what are you conversions on these sources of traffic. Eg... social book marking, youtube, have you tracked that?
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        • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
          Originally Posted by rapidscc View Post

          Hey Mukul,

          You've got a nice one here..

          By the way, you are right on the video thing.
          In fact video seems to be the next biggest traffic generator
          if not yet the biggest to date.

          I'm reading a book The Long Tail by Chris Anderson and
          there's a portion there where he tells the story of how
          some artists used online videos to land themselves a TV
          contract.

          I think video, specially the "viral" types have a huge potential
          when it comes to traffic generation. After all Youtube posted
          a billion hits per day sometime last November or December.

          All the best,
          Video is amazing for results. I am working on a project that will explode the insane traffic that I have already had.

          Originally Posted by butters View Post

          Ok just to ask the questions, what are you conversions on these sources of traffic. Eg... social book marking, youtube, have you tracked that?
          Conversion varies from website to website. The site I show the graphic of on my blog, it is around 1% conversion right now. Conversion really depends on method compared to what you are selling. If you are selling an iphone, you will do better from a video then another method like articles.

          I am not a conversion expert by any means, maybe I should be

          Cheers,
          Mukul
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          • Profile picture of the author butters
            In your picture on your blog you should show your bounce rate . 1% conversions sound good though.
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            • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
              Originally Posted by butters View Post

              In your picture on your blog you should show your bounce rate . 1% conversions sound good though.
              I am happy with it.

              My bounce rate is 35% to 40% which I think is pretty good, it use to be above 50%. The purpose of this post was to let others know that these methods are possible to get good traffic. One thing I did not was that take action, that is the most important. Action Now, Analyze Later
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              • Profile picture of the author spiderweb
                I'd also include ad swapping as a tremendous way to generate free traffic, plus build your list quickly.
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              • Profile picture of the author ArticleDirectory
                Bounce rate is important, however if you have adsense or affiliate links, then its not a bad thing to have a high bounce rate. I do recommend that you analyze where your users are going to after exiting your page.

                Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

                I am happy with it.

                My bounce rate is 35% to 40% which I think is pretty good, it use to be above 50%. The purpose of this post was to let others know that these methods are possible to get good traffic. One thing I did not was that take action, that is the most important. Action Now, Analyze Later
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Hey Mukul,

    You've got a nice one here..

    By the way, you are right on the video thing.
    In fact video seems to be the next biggest traffic generator
    if not yet the biggest to date.

    I'm reading a book The Long Tail by Chris Anderson and
    there's a portion there where he tells the story of how
    some artists used online videos to land themselves a TV
    contract.

    I think video, specially the "viral" types have a huge potential
    when it comes to traffic generation. After all Youtube posted
    a billion hits per day sometime last November or December.

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author enco22
    videos is already the new way to get traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticleDirectory
    I agree with Social Bookmarking. I would also like to add that twitter has been huge in terms of driving in traffic and as always Article Marketing (Targeted traffic)
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Turning visitors into affiliates.

    Boy, the lightbulb sure went on big time on this tip.
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    This is a awesome tactics to get more than 50000 visitors to our website and thanks for this wonderful list.

    But you didn't told us that how long and how fast we can do it..

    Thanks for sharing it
    Alam
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    • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
      Originally Posted by ArticleDirectory View Post

      Bounce rate is important, however if you have adsense or affiliate links, then its not a bad thing to have a high bounce rate. I do recommend that you analyze where your users are going to after exiting your page.
      Yes, well what I like to do is making as few clicks as possible and target visitors. So the marketing is always based around the page they are visiting, so they get exactly what they are looking for.

      Analyzing from a home page is critical, I found many goto the search function, hhmmmmm....


      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Turning visitors into affiliates.

      Boy, the lightbulb sure went on big time on this tip.
      Excellent to hear that.

      Originally Posted by alamest View Post

      This is a awesome tactics to get more than 50000 visitors to our website and thanks for this wonderful list.

      But you didn't told us that how long and how fast we can do it..

      Thanks for sharing it
      Alam
      It took me 3 months to get from 9,000 to 50,000, I now past that of course. The key in my opinion is to keep on working at it everyday. Try thing in different industries and put it in yours, be original your market in driving traffic.

      Cheers,
      Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Razor
    Great tips, I acutally wanted to start thinking about Yahoo answers. Thanks for reminding me.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hello Mukul,

    Thanks for sharing these 5-tips for creation of traffic.

    I have just installed my first 2-videos and am excited to use to find some buyers

    All the Best
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      The key to what Mukul is sharing with us is that you shouldn't rely on one
      source of traffic. I get traffic from so many different sources, I can't even
      count them all. What's listed in this thread is just the tip of the iceberg.

      The more sources you utilize, the better the chance of increasing your
      traffic. Some sources won't pan out. If they don't, and they require either
      a time commitment or monetary commitment, dump them. Concentrate
      your efforts on the sources that do work and upscale if you can.
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      • Profile picture of the author wolverine1971
        Thanks for this post - shows how a well balanced attack can create nice results.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        The key to what Mukul is sharing with us is that you shouldn't rely on one
        source of traffic. I get traffic from so many different sources, I can't even
        count them all. What's listed in this thread is just the tip of the iceberg.

        The more sources you utilize, the better the chance of increasing your
        traffic. Some sources won't pan out. If they don't, and they require either
        a time commitment or monetary commitment, dump them. Concentrate
        your efforts on the sources that do work and upscale if you can.
        This is exactly one of the points I made in the interview I did with Brad Gosse. Always keep a traffic source less then 20% since you never know who will stop giving you traffic tomorrow, control your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author dkj125
    Wow! A tons of great tips there. A lot I wasn't aware of! Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Great resource for me. Bookmarked it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
    Hi,

    awesome resources here. I especially love video marketing. Doing it for a while but not going pretty smooth.

    I think I need to keep working on it.

    Pratice makes perfect,right.

    Jeffrey
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    • Profile picture of the author craigc1980
      Thanks for the tips

      I use google alerts to help me find the targeted traffic i need from blogs,forums and places like yahoo answers.

      The cool part about google alerts is it notifies you the minute someone has posted what your looking for and your post will be at the top once you respond.
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  • I'm guessing its not your blog that gets that amount of traffic right?
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  • Profile picture of the author iVentureBiz
    Great list of stuff - for something to add I'd say look into link/ad sharing... Trading a link on someone elses site for a link on your site can get you a few extra visits
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Pal Singh
    That is a nice post. I am yet to use video marketing. Need to squeeze time. But it is on list from March onwards.
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  • Profile picture of the author vidwealth
    Thanks Mukul,
    Can you share the strategy you use to get visitors to become affiliates? Are you using a link on your site, special opt in email, etc...?
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  • Profile picture of the author JesseVinceCruz
    Great resource. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author StackThatMoney
    Pretty basic tips. Video marketing stuff was useful. Overall video marketing is one of the top ways to market for free, especially if you want to get a following!
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  • Profile picture of the author AZ
    Always appreciate a good thread- However taking action is really important and applying what is learned - thanks for the refresher!
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  • Profile picture of the author wemakeiteasy
    Good stuff. I've definitely used these methods to drive traffic, and it works extremely well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Another method I did not mention above that does very well is classified ads (backpage, craigslist, Kijiji)
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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    you're rocks. what kind of video you make by the way?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    I just added on my website 10 traffic methods expanding on this info (all are free, so it included 7 additional methods to these ones)

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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Originally Posted by paytonlowe View Post

    Very good information for the newcommer.

    Especially video, huge traffic source!
    Yeah you can do a lot to bring traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Moneyland
      Hi Mukal,

      Thanks for really great info,

      1. you mention social bookmarking, how do you do this, would it be using something like social marker or what is the best way? What exactly do you bookmark? I was thinking my ezines, I dont think I could do all the other articles submission on other sites as that would be alot to do? Do you bookmark other things like videos or your blog posts?

      2. I have heard about tube mogul and traffic geezer for marketing videos, would you say this is the way to go here?

      Sorry for so many questions, any further info you can give on how you do bookmarking and marketing of your vid;s would really be appeciated.
      Thanks alot in advance.
      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
        Originally Posted by Moneyland View Post

        Hi Mukal,

        Thanks for really great info,

        1. you mention social bookmarking, how do you do this, would it be using something like social marker or what is the best way? What exactly do you bookmark? I was thinking my ezines, I dont think I could do all the other articles submission on other sites as that would be alot to do? Do you bookmark other things like videos or your blog posts?

        2. I have heard about tube mogul and traffic geezer for marketing videos, would you say this is the way to go here?

        Sorry for so many questions, any further info you can give on how you do bookmarking and marketing of your vid;s would really be appeciated.
        Thanks alot in advance.
        Cheers
        Social bookmarking I do manually (outsource it). NO automated tool these days for me except for video distribution, I am testing that out. There is a thread on here that had good details on what to do on each site, it is a art and I could write a whole ebook on that.

        Yes I bookmark everything. Remember that the 5 ways are my top top method, others bring lots of traffic, but are not my top 5.

        On Tube Mogul and Traffic Geyser (I show how to use both in my Video marketing training course). If you new, just used Tube Mogul, it allows up to 150 videos in a month and does over 20 sites.

        I hope that helps. I am leaving shortly for Vancouver, so apoligize in advance for delay in further responses to anyone.

        Cheers,
        Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author Terri LC
    thanks for that.....I just wanted to say that I absolutely love Yahoo Answers. You are genuinely helping others in your niche and getting traffic at the same time.

    Cheers,
    Terri
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