Complete List of Traffic Sources

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Hello Warriors,

I would like to compile a list of all the traffic source methods that can bring conversions. Once I have this list I will then compile a list of places to go for each method

I will start the list and as people suggest missing sources I will update this post.

So here goes the start:

PPC (pay Per Click) - This is where you pay a set fee for each person who clicks your advert. This can be from search engines or website networks.

PPV/CPV (Pay/Cost Per View) - This is typically when you advert is displayed as a pop under/over.

Article Marketing - Submitting articles to article directories

Article distribution - Submitting article to a service that automatically distributes your article.

Press Releases - Releasing a news story with a link back to your site across a news network.

P2P - Releasing files on P2P networks for free with a link back to your site.

Offline Classifieds - Making classified ad offline with a link to your site

Offline Noticeboards - Putting up postcards on public noticeboards linking back to your site

Online Classifieds - Posting an ad to online classified sites like craigslist

Forums - Participating in forums and adding a signature link

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) - Getting site listing in natural search engine listings

CPM (cost per thousand) - This is usually banner advertising or display advertising on websites.

Newsletters/ Ezine - Many popular online newsletter allow for sponsorship and will put a link back to your site.

Directory Listings - There are several online directories that actually can bring traffic to your site by paying for a listing.

Mass E-Mail - Sending out an advertising email to either a rented, generated or compiled list.

Social Networking - Creating profiles and submitting content that links back to you site on popular social networking sites

Blog Commenting - Finding popular relevant blog posts and linking back to your site in the post.

Viral Reports - Creating a report to giveaway, that the people you give it to, in turn, give it away to others.

Host Beneficiary - Contacting others who already have a customer base and arranging a way to put your product infront of them. Can be in the form of a joint venture, or giving something away free to someone elses list in return for caputing their details.

Video Marketing - Creating videos and submitting them to popular video websites

Image Marketing - Submitting pictures to popular image sharing websites that link back to your main site

Q&A Websites - Finding questions on Q&A sites that are relevant to your site and linking back in the answer.

Web 2.0 User Submitted Content Sites - Submitting content to web 2.0 sites that links back to your main site.

Affiliates - Offering a comission on sales for affiliate marketers to refer sales

Which ones have I missed? I am looking for sources as in the type. So for instance I have listed PPC as a type, so all other PPC style advertising sites will be covered by that. Once I get a full list of types, I will continue research and try to create a list of specific sites for each to share with everyone.

TV Commercials - Creating commercials for internet or offline TV stations

Radio Adverts - Online or offline radio stations

Competitions - Sponsoring competitons on websites or radio usually to get website mentioned.

Direct Mail - Sending out letters or postcards with link back to your website

Free Software - Create useful software for free like a small application or a toolbar. You could load part of you site inside a frame within the software, display ads or even re-direct users.

Referral System - Such as a tell a friend script on site so people can spread the word about your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonio Smith
    Nice online list but what about the off line list??

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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Blog commenting (when done right)
      Viral reports that include links to your sites and get passed around
      Networking - like JVs, ad swaps, etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I think you can add social networking to the list.
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    Something new soon.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Good list, here are some more

    - Social Bookmarking
    - Classifieds (beyond Craigslist list and Kijiji)
    - Video Marketing
    - Image Websites
    - Document Websites
    - Question/Answer Website
    - Blog commenting
    - Niche Market websites

    It is more important on how you market, then where you market (check my sig to see live how to do it).

    Cheers,
    Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    Thanks for submitting the extra sources!

    This is getting to be a nice list. It should keep me occupied for a while

    Keep them coming
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Gorbachev
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    • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
      Originally Posted by gobeno View Post

      Auction Traffic - You Can Get Targeted Traffic to Your Website!

      To Your Success,

      Alexander
      Is this like creating an auction on ebay or similar site and linking back to main site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Mizel
    You left off two of the biggest...

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    Affiliates
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    • Profile picture of the author Emailrevealer
      Affiliates!

      If you can snag a super affiliate or an affiliate with a high traffic site you have all the traffic you could want.
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    Email already on there. I hesitated adding affiliates to list as all other traffic sources can be used by affiliates but I guess it does belong on the list so I added it now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Flipfilter
    There's about 24 items on the original list - enough for one each working day for a month!

    I wonder what the effect would be if you took a new product and site, and set about doing each action for just 1 day (and focus on nothing else for that day) in a month versus focusing on just two or so for the entire month?!?

    Good list all the same.

    Justin
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    • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
      Originally Posted by Flipfilter View Post

      There's about 24 items on the original list - enough for one each working day for a month!

      I wonder what the effect would be if you took a new product and site, and set about doing each action for just 1 day (and focus on nothing else for that day) in a month versus focusing on just two or so for the entire month?!?

      Good list all the same.

      Justin
      Personally I work on one at a time and try to setup a system where it is as automated as possible. PPC will be extremely time consuming for the first few months, but once you split tests have matured and you have some decent figures in your accounts it only requires a little monitoring as split tests usually have to run a month or two on a mature account to get any useable data.

      Once I get one system working so I am happy with it I move onto the next. I think trying to tackle a different one every day would leave you getting nowhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author jlmkt
    --Giveaways

    Nice List

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  • Profile picture of the author BizBoost
    Useful Toolbar - This wouldn't fall under giving away files on a P2P network, just like Instant Buzz isn't something you'd give away on a P2P network
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  • Profile picture of the author alfredjabu
    Just joined and this is my very first post in my very first thread I read. Thanks for sharing this great infos
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I just posted a post in my blog about PPV traffic. It's got a list of most networks, as well as a list of tools and CPA networks that allow PPV traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    i started off using craigslist, did good, then got shut down..
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  • Profile picture of the author abhayam
    One more important source of traffic is by offline, print media. By getting articles published in local magazines and news papers with URL, one can get traffic.

    Further, social media traffic is growing fast becoming one of top traffic sources to every webmaster.
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  • Profile picture of the author cronyoo
    hi,
    nice list men thanks for given it here the online list you can also give offline list then it will more comfortable for everyone

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author profitgenie
    one other worth a mention is give aways, they can attract large amounts of traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    Maybe, media swaps - ad swaps or would this come under PPV.
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  • Profile picture of the author callstar
    By the end of all the comments, everyone finally had a list that was COMPLETE. The original not so much!
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  • Profile picture of the author daviddson
    Hey,

    You gave very good information about how to increase traffic to your website this will really many people to promote there websites. by the way i also know some techniques to get traffic.

    Tell your audience :- what kind of support they'll get after they buy.It could be free consulting, tech support, free servicing, etc. This may also answer some of their buying questions ahead of time. People don't want to buy products without knowing you will be there to help if they have problems.
    Ask people at the end :- of your copy why they decided not to buy. This will give you new ideas on how to produce ad copy that's more profitable. Have a web form or e-mail link in place so they can answer you. You may find out they don't like your guarantee or graphics. It could be anything.
    Think of ways to get :- your site or business in the the news. You could sponsor a fundraiser, break a world record, hold a major event, etc. Simply write a press release about what you've accomplished, then send it to media outlets that cater to your target audience.

    Hold a contest on your Web site:- Give other web sites the option of offering it to their visitors. This'll multiply your advertising all over the Internet. It would become a viral contest. Of course the contest must either be ongoing or held regularly so you could allow other online publishers to offer it to their visitors or subscribers.

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  • Profile picture of the author jockpurtle
    try all the top sites in the search engines that are ranking for competivie keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    List updated. Any more?
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  • Profile picture of the author tribros
    - Black hat techniques like auto content generation and mass link generation with many tools that are available.
    - buy expired domains
    - Give away t-shirts, coffee cups, coupons and gift certificates etc...
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