Newbie Question About Traffic

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I am a member of the MarketingWithAlex.com 3.0 coaching program and I am involved in a Traffic Generating competition with the other students.

The winner of the competition wins a total revamp of their blog and a unique Profit Pulling Platform.

Honestly, I am looking to win and I would love to hear what you all do to drive traffic to your websites and blogs.

I greatly appreciate your feedback for helping with the competition.

- Rick
#newbie #question #traffic #traffic building
  • Profile picture of the author ozduc
    One of the first and easiest things you can do to drive traffic is to make sure when you post a link somewhere (such as in a sig file) that it actually works and directs the visitor to your site.
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    Do some ad swaps.
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    Try Safelist sites and Text ad sites
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    Well to tell you the truth, there is no such thing as traffic generation or traffic building. Not even Google can generate traffic, it is merely a inherit feature of the internet.

    So with that being said, all you have to do is find ways to redirect traffic to your sites. That is the job of a marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian York
    Videos, articles, forums are the best places to start.

    Are you familiar with all of that?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gravc
    Articles are brilliant but you have to do LOADS of them. If you are just starting out adswaps are great but be choosy about what you promote to your list.

    If you have money to spend Pay per click is fastest but if you don't know what you are doing google will strip the shirt off your back!
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  • Profile picture of the author simonedrich11
    To get more traffic to the site you must maintain good and quality web content. Then use some methods like Publishing Articles, Press Release, Forum posting, Blog posting and blog commenting, Affiliate Marketing, Social Networks.
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    • Profile picture of the author xohaibx
      Hello Rbyrd1157

      Generating traffic is indeed a very difficult, particularly for people who are totally new in the industry. Anyway, here are couple of ways you can consider using to drive traffic to your website:

      1. Guest Blogging - This might take some time, but it is worth giving time. If you become a guest blogger on popular websites, then you & your website would get amazing exposure in the marketplace.

      2. Article Marketing - When I say, article marketing, I am not talking about any yada yada techniques like writing articles after articles; you can automate your stuff. And, more advanced strategies would be like converting your articles into PDFs, Videos, Exe, Podcast and then submitting them to relevant directories.

      3. Social Media Marketing - Create a Facebook Fanpage or an interesting Twitter account then direct your traffic on these sites. There is a huge pool of people waiting to follow and get followed.

      4. Facebook Ads - Facebook ads seem to be pretty hot these days. It is right after Google AdWords in PPC marketing. So, you can consider using if you have some money.

      You can interlink your different streams of generating traffic and make it bigger. It grows over a period of time.

      Hope this would be of help.

      Regards,
      MK
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      • Profile picture of the author rbyrd1157
        Originally Posted by Mustafa Khundmiri View Post

        Hello Rbyrd1157

        Generating traffic is indeed a very difficult, particularly for people who are totally new in the industry. Anyway, here are couple of ways you can consider using to drive traffic to your website:

        1. Guest Blogging - This might take some time, but it is worth giving time. If you become a guest blogger on popular websites, then you & your website would get amazing exposure in the marketplace.

        2. Article Marketing - When I say, article marketing, I am not talking about any yada yada techniques like writing articles after articles; you can automate your stuff. And, more advanced strategies would be like converting your articles into PDFs, Videos, Exe, Podcast and then submitting them to relevant directories.

        3. Social Media Marketing - Create a Facebook Fanpage or an interesting Twitter account then direct your traffic on these sites. There is a huge pool of people waiting to follow and get followed.

        4. Facebook Ads - Facebook ads seem to be pretty hot these days. It is right after Google AdWords in PPC marketing. So, you can consider using if you have some money.

        You can interlink your different streams of generating traffic and make it bigger. It grows over a period of time.

        Hope this would be of help.

        Regards,
        MK
        MK:

        Thanks for the info. I never thought about the advanced strategies you mentioned under article marketing. Once I get some of my articles approved I will definitely give these a try.

        Thanks again!

        - Rick
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      Frequent posting on blogs, SEO optimized articles/posts....

      Marian
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    This question gets asked so many times I can't be bothered to go into all the details again, but here's my basic list of things to consider:

    Traffic Sources:
    USFreeads
    affiliates
    Slide sharing (Slideshare.com)
    Link Directories
    traffic exchanges
    List Brokers
    Popups/Unders/Overs etc..
    Software apps (facebook, toolbars, etc.)
    Software/scripts included in CPanel/Fantastico
    Pinging your pages and the pages on other sites which link to yours.
    Blogs
    XML sharing (PADs, Feeds, Sitemaps, RSS etc.)
    Wikis
    Article directories, and reprinted articles
    CPA
    PPV
    Tell-A-Friend scripts
    Twitter , myspace, youtube, facebook etc…
    PRs
    Sofware links (PAD)
    Datafeeds
    PPC
    Videos, audios
    RSS
    JVs - ezine, links, ty page, A/Rs
    offline (physical books, testimonials/forwards in other peoples books - word of mouth, seminars, networking, business cards, radio advertising, tradeshows, workshops, roadshows, mail, local sponserhips etc)
    Recommendations
    Viral Marketing (ezines, software, ebooks etc.)
    Ezine ads
    Testimonials
    REviews
    comments
    Knols
    webinar / teleseminar
    Online TV stations and radio stations
    Ebay
    Craigslist
    buying other websites with existing traffic and links
    buying expired domains with existing traffic
    Outsourcing sites - Elance etc.
    Traffic swaps
    Giveaways
    co-regs
    giving away templates
    Images (Flickr etc)
    service offline businesses
    Merhandise
    Banner Ads
    Craigslist and similar
    previous customers returning (emails, links in books, promotions etc.)
    forums
    message boards
    yahooanswers
    community sites
    google news - alerts
    Kunaki
    cafepress


    Have fun,

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
      If the competition is only about generating traffic, then you can use Twitter, Faceboook and traffic exchanges for fast results.
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    • Profile picture of the author rbyrd1157
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      This question gets asked so many times I can't be bothered to go into all the details again, but here's my basic list of things to consider:

      Traffic Sources:
      USFreeads
      affiliates
      Slide sharing (Slideshare.com)
      Link Directories
      traffic exchanges
      List Brokers
      Popups/Unders/Overs etc..
      Software apps (facebook, toolbars, etc.)
      Software/scripts included in CPanel/Fantastico
      Pinging your pages and the pages on other sites which link to yours.
      Blogs
      XML sharing (PADs, Feeds, Sitemaps, RSS etc.)
      Wikis
      Article directories, and reprinted articles
      CPA
      PPV
      Tell-A-Friend scripts
      Twitter , myspace, youtube, facebook etc...
      PRs
      Sofware links (PAD)
      Datafeeds
      PPC
      Videos, audios
      RSS
      JVs - ezine, links, ty page, A/Rs
      offline (physical books, testimonials/forwards in other peoples books - word of mouth, seminars, networking, business cards, radio advertising, tradeshows, workshops, roadshows, mail, local sponserhips etc)
      Recommendations
      Viral Marketing (ezines, software, ebooks etc.)
      Ezine ads
      Testimonials
      REviews
      comments
      Knols
      webinar / teleseminar
      Online TV stations and radio stations
      Ebay
      Craigslist
      buying other websites with existing traffic and links
      buying expired domains with existing traffic
      Outsourcing sites - Elance etc.
      Traffic swaps
      Giveaways
      co-regs
      giving away templates
      Images (Flickr etc)
      service offline businesses
      Merhandise
      Banner Ads
      Craigslist and similar
      previous customers returning (emails, links in books, promotions etc.)
      forums
      message boards
      yahooanswers
      community sites
      google news - alerts
      Kunaki
      cafepress


      Have fun,

      Andy

      Andy:

      Fun? You call that huge list fun? I saw it and thought oh crap, I have a lot of work to do. I think I will start with a few and then slowly introduce other techniques as I go along. I don't wan to get burned out.

      Anyway, thanks for the list. Some of them I have never heard of so I wil have to research them some.

      My question to you is, do you use all these techniques?

      Thanks,

      Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMaker Guy
    Try getting a link onto a Youtube video that is generating high traffic views everyday. The CTR to your website could be very high
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  • Profile picture of the author rbyrd1157
    Wow! Thank you all for the great information.

    I have a couple of other questions.

    First, how would you recommend I do ad swaps when my current list is only 7 subscribers?

    Second, for those that recommended the tell-a-friend script- where would I use the script?

    Thanks,

    Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author Mack W
    Oh! Let me count the ways. There are over fifty ways to drive traffic to your site that are totally free other than the cost of your time. I'm sure your coach has reviewed them with you. Just pick out the methods you are comfortable with and go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author contactscape
    Originally Posted by rbyrd1157 View Post

    I am a member of the MarketingWithAlex.com 3.0 coaching program and I am involved in a Traffic Generating competition with the other students.

    The winner of the competition wins a total revamp of their blog and a unique Profit Pulling Platform.

    Honestly, I am looking to win and I would love to hear what you all do to drive traffic to your websites and blogs.

    I greatly appreciate your feedback for helping with the competition.

    - Rick
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    The most effective means of getting large amounts of quality traffic is and always has been via email marketing. But the biggest hurdle before you when considering email marketing is having a large enough list of quality subscribers.

    To start out, you can build some Optin pages for your products, set them up on your site, post articles about your product on some of the reputed directories such as ezinearticles.com and goarticles.com to get some backlinks to your site as well as visitors.

    The common perception of article marketing is that it takes a while to get you the traffic you want. It all depends on the quality of your articles and not on the number you submit and to how many sites. If you write a very well thought out, captivating article and so much as submit it to just one directory, say ezinearticles.com, the impact you would have on a reader would be massive. Readers love a good read, plain and simple. And if the contents of your article are well worth it, catchy, offer free advice and maybe links to very very useful paid products online, buying which would genuinely help your readers, then yes, even one article of that nature can get you massive volumes of traffic.

    Paying your way to blasting emails to Safe Lists and Bulk Lists will almost always lead to disappointment for a number of reasons. 1) Such lists are rarely cleaned (hard bouncing invalid email addresses removed), meaning a very low CTR for you. and 2) Bulk lists are hardly targeted, so mass mailing your site or product to millions of people who probably don't have a clue to what you're talking about, nor need anything like you're offering, will not help your cause.

    I would suggest you start out by simply developing a presence on forums related to your niche market. For example, if you've written a Dog Training eBook and want to get traffic to your website so you can sell it, search online for forums of blogs that talk about dogs or dog training, comment on posts with a link to your site, and get some targeted visitors this way.

    I would personally recommend using the NowRelevant.com Search Engine or Blog-Search.com to look for blogs and forums, as well as articles in your niche.

    Also, if you have a small amount of money to invest in Pay-per-Click Advertising, setup a well-optimized PPC Campaign on NowRelevant or Yahoo!, choose a very small number of keywords that are relevant to your site or products, and launch some Text Ads (start with only 2 and compare performance over time).

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    There are many ways of driving traffic to your site. But contrary to popular opinion, quality traffic always needs hard work.

    Hope that helps~
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  • Profile picture of the author brieat
    SEO mostly. I use linkvana to build a huge list of backlinks for my keywords. Also ezinearticles and youtube for some traffic too

    Obviously there is no shortcut traffic but what I find is doing 30 minutes a day of "traffic generating activities" help, so the effort accumulates over time.

    (Pretty simple habit I know but it works. I learned it from Jimmy D Brown from his Six Figures Formula course)
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    • Profile picture of the author rbyrd1157
      Originally Posted by brieat View Post

      SEO mostly. I use linkvana to build a huge list of backlinks for my keywords. Also ezinearticles and youtube for some traffic too

      Obviously there is no shortcut traffic but what I find is doing 30 minutes a day of "traffic generating activities" help, so the effort accumulates over time.

      (Pretty simple habit I know but it works. I learned it from Jimmy D Brown from his Six Figures Formula course)

      Brieat:

      Thanks for the info. I probably need to set aside a specific amount of time each day, as you do, and focus on traffic generating activities. I am a little scattered now.

      - Rick
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      • Profile picture of the author va_mom
        Based on my experience, the easiest way to get traffic are through social network, blogging and videos.

        Try this and you will never go wrong!
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        • Profile picture of the author rbyrd1157
          Originally Posted by Ty Neal View Post

          For me I think one of the easiest ways to get traffic is to make a video about your offer and put it on youtube. Social Media is great as well but like John Reese says Mastering PPC is a must for any serious Marketer. combined all 3 and you will be dangerous
          Originally Posted by va_mom View Post

          Based on my experience, the easiest way to get traffic are through social network, blogging and videos.

          Try this and you will never go wrong!
          Thanks Ty and va_mom for offering me your advice.

          I know I need to do video, but honestly I am worried about saying something stupid and about what people will think. I know it is a sorry excuse but it is my current fear.

          - Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author Heri Rosyadi
    Buying solo ad is the quickest way to get targeted traffic...
    Last time someone bought a solo to my 50K lists he got over 500 new subscribers and over 1200 visits in just 2 days

    So yeah.. if you have some money you can start buying solos...

    Heri
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    • Profile picture of the author rbyrd1157
      Originally Posted by Heri Rosyadi View Post

      Buying solo ad is the quickest way to get targeted traffic...
      Last time someone bought a solo to my 50K lists he got over 500 new subscribers and over 1200 visits in just 2 days

      So yeah.. if you have some money you can start buying solos...

      Heri
      Heri:

      How would I go about finding places to buy solo ads?

      - Rick
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      • Profile picture of the author Heri Rosyadi
        Go to the JV forum.
        Also a newbie once contacted me asking me if he can buy solo ad to
        my newsletter and then we had a deal.

        So you can also contact a newsletter owner that you can trust and
        ask if he/she offer a solo ad..

        Heri

        Originally Posted by rbyrd1157 View Post

        Heri:

        How would I go about finding places to buy solo ads?

        - Rick
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        • Profile picture of the author Bloggers Mind
          hai

          Use videos to get more traffic generation..
          Just create video and upload it on youtube and other video sharing sites you will get much traffic..
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        • Profile picture of the author rbyrd1157
          Heri:

          Thanks for the info on the solo ads.

          - Rick


          Originally Posted by Heri Rosyadi View Post

          Go to the JV forum.
          Also a newbie once contacted me asking me if he can buy solo ad to
          my newsletter and then we had a deal.

          So you can also contact a newsletter owner that you can trust and
          ask if he/she offer a solo ad..

          Heri
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          • Profile picture of the author contactscape
            Creating a social presence is very helpful in getting targeted traffic to your site.

            I suggest you start with creating a facebook page about your site or product, broadcast message it to your friends and post it on your wall. If you get replies to your posts, your friends' friends will begin to see this correspondence on their home profiles. The traffic may come slowly, but if you choose the right friends from Internet marketing groups on facebook, and other groups related to your products, you could soon see a very good increase in good traffic.

            Make sure you capture email addresses along the way to maintain communication. Setup an Optin List and have a Squeeze page on your site capture this information from interested prospects who visit your site. Regularly communicate with your Optin List afterwards to gain more interest and potential customers.

            Hope that helps~
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  • Profile picture of the author Ty Neal
    For me I think one of the easiest ways to get traffic is to make a video about your offer and put it on youtube. Social Media is great as well but like John Reese says Mastering PPC is a must for any serious Marketer. combined all 3 and you will be dangerous
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    MarketingWithAlex.com 3.0 is too expensive..but i think the contents are powerful..
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  • Profile picture of the author JayPeete
    The fastest free way would be a ton of video submissions.

    The fastest and cheapest paid way would probably be PPV.
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    • Profile picture of the author oldgamesware
      Originally Posted by JayPeete View Post

      The fastest free way would be a ton of video submissions.

      The fastest and cheapest paid way would probably be PPV.
      What's PPV?
      Forum signature really can bring traffic to the site. What about blog commenting? Does it have to be dofollow? or it is okay on nofollow? What do you think?
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      • Profile picture of the author JayPeete
        PPV stands for Pay-Per-View. It is referred to as pop-up or adware traffic. Alex will be teaching you about this in his course. I guess he hasn't gotten there yet. It is as cheap as $0.015 per view, not per click. It's installed on a lot of people's computer (they must agree to it) when they download a free program, usually a game. Then whenever they search for something on a search engine or go to a specific website that an advertiser has targeted by keyword or URL, your ad shows up in a new window. It's pretty good when you know what you are doing.

        The other methods that you mentioned do work well but they take a lot of time and I don't know if you can win a contest with those methods but it might be worth a try. They don't cost anything so why not...
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  • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
    Already seen it mentioned multiple times in this thread, but Ad-swaps and JV's are the best kind of traffic out there. Of course you need a list to leverage though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bloggers Mind
      hai,


      Spread your content from day one and use video format to deliver your content..
      and spread videos virally in youtube and other video sharing sites..
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