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 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
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.