How to generate traffic?

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There are lots of info about generate traffic, and they provide simiar ways to do that. Can anyone share experiences with me, which is the effective way for newbie to generate traffic? Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    I just apply all the link building strategies I've learned to generate traffic. And I found it very effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author infear_takao87
    You can use social marketing technique... It will bring you a lot of traffic. Otherwise, you can use backlink to gain your website ranking. This will bring you a lot of traffic too if your website being index by Google...
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  • Profile picture of the author pianochris
    Good PR article directories bring in loads of traffic - in most cases immediate. In addition, comment and involve yourself in at least 5 forums with signature links and post in them daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author justen_mllr
    Well the fastest way to drive traffic is through paid traffic like PPC, PPV, and things like that. But it does cost money.

    Then you can do link building as some of the others were saying. Spend time building relationships with people and you'll get somewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Traffic
    - articles
    - video marketing
    - social bookmarking
    - social media
    -facebook
    - twitter
    - document sites
    - question and answer sites
    - forum marketing (like I am doing here - I got a 10 free traffic report in my sig)
    - niche market sites
    - press release
    - blog commenting

    Cheers,
    Mukul
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    • Profile picture of the author wayne60618
      Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

      Traffic
      - articles
      - video marketing
      - social bookmarking
      - social media
      -facebook
      - twitter
      - document sites
      - question and answer sites
      - forum marketing (like I am doing here - I got a 10 free traffic report in my sig)
      - niche market sites
      - press release
      - blog commenting

      Cheers,
      Mukul
      Mukul has given you some pretty good suggestions. Pick 2. No more than that. Do those two until you are seeing success. Then add on a couple of other traffic sources and build. Too many people try to do too much and end up not accomplishing anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

      Traffic
      - articles
      - video marketing
      - social bookmarking
      - social media
      -facebook
      - twitter
      - document sites
      - question and answer sites
      - forum marketing (like I am doing here - I got a 10 free traffic report in my sig)
      - niche market sites
      - press release
      - blog commenting

      Cheers,
      Mukul

      My top two sources of traffic are Article Marketing and Forum Marketing...

      Between my top 3 websites, I have so far received 400,000 unique visitors and 5 million page views in 2010...

      If you can create information that people want to read and are happy to have read, you can always get traffic, even with a simple forum answer like this one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    I find using EZA to bring in traffic gives me the quickest results.

    If you can figure out SEO you can make a killing though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tyzao
      I know this must be a newbie question.
      But what is EZA?
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      • Profile picture of the author karenloye
        Originally Posted by Tyzao View Post

        I know this must be a newbie question.
        But what is EZA?
        EZA is short for EzineArticle.com, the largest article directory online. Of all the article directories, EZA is often considered the "most important." Sign up and get that first article submitted!
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    • Profile picture of the author imamrktr
      Originally Posted by Slin View Post

      I find using EZA to bring in traffic gives me the quickest results.

      If you can figure out SEO you can make a killing though.
      What is EZA?
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      • Profile picture of the author haley_smith
        Originally Posted by imamrktr View Post

        What is EZA?
        i think it stands for Ezaine Articles. Correct me if I am wrong.
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        • Profile picture of the author Havenhood
          Originally Posted by haley_smith View Post

          i think it stands for Ezaine Articles. Correct me if I am wrong.
          EZineArticles. You asked!
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  • Profile picture of the author adminxy
    You can get good traffic From the above methods mentioned by members, just make a good plan on how to go about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author rhoda.pearl
    The things mentioned above are good methods to generate traffic. Personally, I have been generating traffic by backlinking. Usually posting to some article directories. And now, the social networking sites are helpful in generating traffic to websites. You can also do blog commenting and forum posting to generate more traffic.

    Hope this personal experience would help you!
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  • Profile picture of the author thinkahead
    For most newbies, the cost of simply buying traffic is a little daunting, especially if their salespage doesn't convert well. I would always recommend producing good articles and submitting them to various directories. Ezine Articles is always a good place to start.

    I also convert my articles to video articles and submit those to video sharing sites too.

    I would, however, highly recommend doing some research into effective SEO techniques as getting an organic high ranking in the search sites is always going to bring high levels of traffic. Also, the correctly targetted keywords will find you the buyers, rather than the lookers.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianbiv
    here are some techniques that will help you in generating traffic to your sites.

    -sign up for major social bookmarking sites or networking sites
    -blog commenting
    -update blog regularly
    -guest blogging on high traffic sites
    -submit articles to major articlesubmission sites
    -post to popular forums
    -write and give free e-book

    Goodluck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Custom Things
    Just ACT, you will learn from trial and error.

    When I first started generating traffic I didn't have the slightest clue what I was doing. I just followed some backlinking advice and by doing I slowly started to understand how it works. Look up or purchase a traffic strategy and stick with it, in the beginning you won't understand a thing but if you keep practicing and experimenting you'll be a traffic PRO before you know!

    Just remember to get in the game you have to start now!
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  • Profile picture of the author wello
    youtube
    twitter
    facebook
    traffic exchanges (view for view)
    depending on your market and product you can always go offline a bit and advertise in local magazines, newspapers using your URL
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    • Profile picture of the author matt5409
      Originally Posted by wello View Post

      youtube
      twitter
      facebook
      traffic exchanges (view for view)
      depending on your market and product you can always go offline a bit and advertise in local magazines, newspapers using your URL
      i don't think anybody has done this since 1999!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam James
    Pick 2-3 of the methods that have been suggested and stick to them and find out what works for you I would not pay for traffic at the start to you learn what you doing as you can lose a lot of money fast if your not sure how to do it right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Powers
    Backlinks can help you to bring more traffic, I think it's an effective method to gain traffic, maybe you could have a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author StanCan
      Backlinks do work as well as SEO-oriented articles. It depends ultimately on your website and what it stands for. If you have incorporated a blog into your sales page (granted your main page is an online shopping portal), keyword-laden articles in the blog can help you generate traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoawc2011
    Do SEO Process and SMO Process. I hope its help to bring effective traffic to your site
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Top ones for me...

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    Article Marketing
    Forum Posting
    Social Bookmarking
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    • Profile picture of the author RhysLucas
      Increasing the traffic on our site for that lot more seo technique avilable like that. If you want to promote your site on Google, yahoo and Bing for that we have to improve you link building. For the link building in SEO lot technique available like
      • Book marking
      • Article submission
      • Blog comment
      • forum submission
      • directory submission
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  • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
    Do you guys find that social bookmarking works? It has never really given me any good results.
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    • Profile picture of the author DaveML
      Originally Posted by oliverjones View Post

      Do you guys find that social bookmarking works? It has never really given me any good results.


      Yes it really did....But you must find the sites that having high PR...I think that's the best way about bookmarking....
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  • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
    The best results for me have been from finding a good keyword and building lots of links to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author dumitrumidon
    interesting thing..what techniques use aliens to generate traffic in their networks?
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  • Profile picture of the author Raul991
    In my opinion one of the most effective ways to get traffic is to rank #1 with your desired keyword(of course this must be high-traffic keyword). There are countless of ways to generate traffic but ranking #1 with a keyword that brings free traffic from Google + other search engines is the best in my opinion. At least I started my IM journey with backlinking and this technique has done wonders for me and for other IM-ers.

    Quick Checklist

    1. Extensive keyword research - if you cant afford Market Samurai or Keyword Elite then you can use free Google Keyword Tool
    2. When you used the Google tool then you didnt get the top 10 competition overview of your chosen keyword - I use SEO Spyglass(even the free version is very useful)
    3. If you have chosen your keyword and confirmed that the SEO fight is winnable then start backlinking with 100% keyword anchor text(always use the same keyword in your anchor text)
    4. There are lot of backlinking techniques - blog commenting, profile linking, buying textlinks etc. - to start with you can use SEO Spyglass to find out the backlinks your competitors have and use the same ones if possible

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author surinderbhatia22
    if you want to generate traffic then you have to do
    directory submission
    article submission
    social bookmarking
    blog commenting
    blog creation
    forum posting
    etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author imkevintan
    Try picking out a niche and do some basic SEO to get some good, old fashioned organic traffic courtesy of Google. Keeps trickling in every month, and it's free!
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  • Profile picture of the author camouflage
    I was in the same shoes as you. Wondering what was the best way to generate traffics. As some of the members mentioned, trial and error. As the saying goes, practice makes a person better. You might want to start with article submission, posting in blogs and backlinking.
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  • Profile picture of the author cassie_camay
    you can generate and gain traffic from directory sites if you have good and very convincing articles submitted. The key to lure visitors is by attracting them so that they will visit your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author ylhsiao
      Thank you all for valuable information.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
        Originally Posted by wayne60618 View Post

        Mukul has given you some pretty good suggestions. Pick 2. No more than that. Do those two until you are seeing success. Then add on a couple of other traffic sources and build. Too many people try to do too much and end up not accomplishing anything.
        Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed my list.

        I will disagree since all traffic not equal. Video works on some, Articles on others. You can keep trying 2 sources, but could be hitting a bring wall OR spending 10 times more effort then another source. You need to try many sources and find what works for your site. If you have seem my Traffic Marketing Intensive, you would know that not each site has the same customers and same traffic sources, find yours.

        Cheers,
        Mukul
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        • Profile picture of the author wayne60618
          Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

          Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed my list.

          I will disagree since all traffic not equal. Video works on some, Articles on others. You can keep trying 2 sources, but could be hitting a bring wall OR spending 10 times more effort then another source. You need to try many sources and find what works for your site. If you have seem my Traffic Marketing Intensive, you would know that not each site has the same customers and same traffic sources, find yours.

          Cheers,
          Mukul
          I have not see your Traffic Marketing Intensive and while I am certain it is brilliant, I still would emphasize that people not add too much to their plate when they are new. It's nice to suggest that someone can concentrate on 10 sources of traffic at once and test them all to see which ones work the best, but for most people new to the game they have neither the time nor the skills required to master 10 different sources of traffic all at once. They will fail to adequately test which will work best in their market and for them personally. That's why I suggested starting with two. Get good with two and then start adding to that. The list you have is an adequate starting point...it's nothing novel, but provides a good list of tested methods from which to chose and start the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeLiving
    Before I can get ranked in the search engines well I rely on niche related message boards to drive targeted traffic. When I first started this was how I discovered that affiliate marketing could be so powerful. To this day I still argue that niche specific forums can be your bread and butter during slow times.
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  • Profile picture of the author susiem
    this is taken from Craig Caron: It has helped me tremendously, I favor social media, but if you use 3 or more consistently you will see progress:


    Take a look at the following list of ways that can benefit you.

    1.You can use newspaper ad to direct visitors to our site.
    2.Buying targeted traffic campaigns from some great traffic service providers.
    3.Try to make a card with your website,and give it to your friends,leave it in car or train

    4.Post articles frequently on popular article sites such as ezine ,go articles etc.
    5.post free inexpensive classified ads.
    6.Join popular seo forums like this one and make frequent contribution with your website link as signature.
    7.Try to find a blog that suites your website content,and make feedback to that blog also remember that feedback should be genuine,so that it cannot be recognized as a spam,include your website link there.
    8.Submit your link to directories.
    9.Write an ebook about your subject of website.

    Now following another marketer, he added this also:


    Write a press release and submit it to PRWeb Press Release Distribution Increases Online Visibility and Web Traffic.

    Promote your site using cheap or free classified ads in targeted ezines or
    newsletters.

    Leave comments on other people’s blogs with a backlink to your site.

    Advertise your website in the appropriate category on CraigsList.com.

    Create a viral software program and give it away for free.

    Send a free copy of your product to other site owners in exchange for a
    product review.

    Submit your blog articles to Digg and other blog related sites

    Participate in LinkedIn.com.

    Write a book.

    Sell a cheap but extremely useful PDF formatted ebook on Amazon.com full
    of links to your site.

    Exchange reciprocal links with other related websites.

    Find someone on eBay who is willing to tattoo your URL on a visible body
    part. For maximum impact, the forehead is the most highly desired location.

    Purchase advertising in popular newsletters or ezines.

    Submit articles to trade magazines with a link to your site in your bio.

    Buy text links or banner ads on eBay.

    Place a classified ad on Yahoo Classifieds

    Find joint venture partners that will send you traffic.

    Start your own newsletter or ezine.

    Target your website to low competition niches using long tail keywords.

    Use OnlyWire.com to automate your social book marking and
    automatically generate backlinks.

    Offer a free email mini course or e-course.

    Have a website with content that’s worth coming back to.

    Add social bookmarking icons to your website or blog (use the sociable plugin
    for blogs).

    Try using cheap or free newspaper classified ads. This is also a great way to
    test the response of different headlines.

    Pass out business cards with your domain on them everywhere you go.

    Start and affiliate program and let your affiliates send you visitors.

    Submit a viral video to YouTube - Broadcast Yourself..

    Advertise on TV. This is not as beyond your reach as you might think:
    Something as simply as having your website sponsor the news on a local
    station can put you in front of 10’s of thousands of viewers for as little as
    $100.

    Blog – blogging is a great way to get free traffic from search engines, RSS
    feeds, other blogs, blog directories and more. The following 35 tips will focus
    on how you can grow traffic through the phenomenon that is blogging.

    Submit your blog to all the major blog directories, including
    Technorati.com.

    Ping the blog directories and search engines.

    Tag your blog posts.

    Encourage your visitors to subscribe to your RSS feeds.

    Rewrite some of your blog content and post it to article directories to develop
    backlinks and traffic.

    Find a hot topic on Technorati, post about it and then ping Technorati with
    your new post.

    Link to your blog in your email or forum signatures.

    Submit your RSS feed to other sites.

    Use plugins to search engine optimize your side.

    Optimize each blog post for a particular keyword or search phrase.

    Submit your blog to any free and related niche directories.

    Submit your blog to free review sites.

    Place a code on your site making it easy for other people to link to you.

    Connect with other bloggers at MyBlogLog.

    Manually submit your website to the major search engines.

    Add your personal profile including pictures and website links everywhere
    you can… this is especially useful for social networking sites. This is also
    good for branding.

    Join a safelist and promote your website, product or service to others.

    Join a Yahoo or Google group and use it to drive traffic to your site.

    Plaster your URL all over your car, truck, van, SUV or bicycle if you drive
    one.

    Add a robots.txt file to your site to ensure it’s crawled properly by search
    engines.

    Go to baggage claim at a busy airport and put an empty piece of luggage on
    that has your URL on it. With luck, it will circle around and around as it won’t
    be claimed.

    Host a teleseminar. Plug your site.

    Host a webinar. Plug your site.

    Get your website listed in ODP - Open Directory Project, beg if you need to.

    Review other websites on Alexa the Web Information Company and include a link to your site.

    Get readers to Digg your blog posts or website pages.

    Highlight some of your best articles or blog posts on your Squidoo lens.

    Get PR 4+ backlinks to improve your search engine ranking.

    Post your photos to Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing, with a link to your site.

    Print your blog web address on your business cards, letterhead, brochures and
    all other printed material.

    Install a translation script or plug-in and translate your website into other
    languages.

    Purchase the misspellings or variations of your domain name, or those of your
    competitors to forward to your main URL.

    Buy a domain name related to your niche that is already receiving traffic and
    forward it to your site.

    Barter for traffic with others in your field.

    Try direct mail including postcards (they’re cheap and effective).

    Start a Podcast or Videocast and submit it to iTunes.

    Find an expired domain that’s receiving traffic, register it and redirect it to
    your website.

    Write an article for a local or community newspaper that’s related to your
    field of expertise and include a website link in your bio.

    Answer people’s questions on Yahoo! Answers - Home.

    Post in forums and have a link to your site in your signature.

    Rent space on a roadside billboard or sign and give people a damn good
    reason to visit your site.

    Make a custom 404 error page for your website redirecting people to your
    home page.

    Use PPC search engine advertising.

    Give away a freebie (e-book, report, e-course) to keep people coming back to
    your site with a strong auto responder campaign.

    Optimize each page of your website for a particular keyword or search phrase.

    Have a tell-a-friend form on your site.

    Use StumbleUpon.com and trade Stumble’s with other users.

    Advertise on internet only radio stations.

    Start a lens on Squidoo.com.

    Use a favicon for your site.

    Go to a restaurant Tip well and leave behind a business card.

    Enter a business card into restaurants and stores that have free monthly prize
    draws.

    Advertise in the classified section of a large newspaper, or take out a featured
    ad.

    Swap newsletter/ ezine ads with other publishers.

    Use unique Meta tags on each page of your website.

    Write and submit articles to the article directories.

    Sell or place classified ads on eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices with a link to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimAckley
    short version....always works
    critical: keyword research and targeting
    your own domain and hosting
    on page seo (not that hard, very beneficial)
    highly relevant fresh content
    quality backlinks (relevant to site of course)
    then....articles, press releases, social bookmarking,
    forums.

    sounds like a lot, but not if you work it gradual and steady,
    then can ramp things up with out sourcing.

    secret tip... the more effort put into keyword research and targeting, the bigger
    and faster the results.

    p.s.
    don't worry about not targeting the hot, high traffic keywords....start with the attainable ones first, and in time you will own many of the sought after ones as well.

    patience..
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Daugherty
    I used the link below to generate traffic and its amazing that I got what I wanted in short span of time...I suggest you try it...
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Link building for SEO and direct traffic purposes is the most successful. The more varied and constant your links the better your result.

    Some highly effective link building methods I use are:

    Article Marketing
    WEB 2.0 Links
    High PR Blog Commenting
    Profile Links
    Forum Thread Links
    High PR Gov/Edu Links

    Keep a steady schedule of building as many of these types of links to your money pages will generate loads of traffic over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author ilovejdmtoy
    I think social bookmarking and social networking are the most efficient and important.
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    • Profile picture of the author achong
      Originally Posted by ilovejdmtoy View Post

      I think social bookmarking and social networking are the most efficient and important.
      I have heard that facebook.com can generate traffics to blog easily, but still do not know how?
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    Link building strategies that have been proven through time. Posting high quality articles on article directories, social bookmarking, microblogging, blog commenting, forums, and other social media means. With all your links showing up online, you'll get the amount of traffic that you're looking for.

    However, remember not to spam especially in posting comments since you will lose credibility and may only cause people not to visit your site. Also remember to be patient as you do all of these.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Denney
    There are a lot of ways to attract traffic to your website, but the best proven way is to tap into already built networks relevant to your niche.

    For example, if you're in the IM niche, and you create a product that a lot of people would find useful, you can approach a list owner in the IM niche and offer to do a joint venture.

    This way, you get a massive amount of traffic at once, like a really big chunk.

    This is why most the online marketing guru's focus on doing product launches, and just outsource S.E.O.
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    • Profile picture of the author jim39
      One way to start to drive traffic is with blog commenting


      Tip #1: Get alerted!

      If you know who the top bloggers are in your niche, you can get traffic from commenting on their posts or pages. You've probably also found out that if you are too late in finding their post, your comment will be buried at the bottom of the page...

      And, unless readers are really interested in what 50 other people have to say, it is usually unlikely that they will scroll down far enough to see your comment, let alone click through to your site.

      So you need to get yourself alerted the moment they post. Do this by finding their RSS feed, and adding it to some form of desktop feed reader. AlertBear is a good (and free) choice.

      I know, you could just as easily subscribe via email or other format, but these tend to have a fair amount of delay between the bloggers new post, and you being notified. With a feed reader that is always running, you can drop everything the moment the alert comes (assuming you're online), rush over there and leave your comment.

      Depending on the post, and what you say in your comment - this has the potential to bring you a mountain of traffic overnight.


      Tip #2: No spamming.

      Yep, there is software out there that seemingly makes blog commenting a piece of cake. I mean, it can post to thousands of blogs within minutes - what more could you want? Do you want google to see that unnatural activity.

      Well, unfortunately this tactic rarely works. Unless the blogs posted to are on auto-approve, your comment is very unlikely to pass the spam filters, or get published.

      Not only that, but even if your comment makes it through - lame, generic comments rarely interest people.


      Tip #3: Be helpful.

      Sounds like an obvious piece of advice, maybe. But - sometimes impatience takes control, and when you come to post a comment, all you want to do is post any old sentence with a link to your site so you can move onto the next blog.

      The tip here is to actually take the time to read the post you're commenting on. Then post great, helpful and relevant advice.

      And something else -- use your real name as the commenter. Don't listen to those who advise using a keyword as your name to get backlinks. First of all, Google is on to this tactic, and devalues this kind of link, and second, the comment will probably be marked as spam by the blog owner. They'll be thinking that the only reason you commented was for that backlink.

      You want your comment to get published. It's awful to go through all that effort each day to find that 50% of your comments were deleted.

      If you're looking for a compelling link to your site, find blogs with the 'Comment Luv' plugin enabled. This can get you a lot of traffic by itself, as every time you post new content to your site (assuming your blog has a feed), the comment you left will update with the title to your new post.


      So in summary, use your real name, post helpful advice, and don't be tempted to spam.

      Comment on high traffic blogs. Aim for quality rather than quantity. Build a brand for yourself and get your name recognized as an expert.

      Use these tips, and along with patience and consistency, you can build a lot of traffic and high quality, qualified visitors eager to hear more of what you have to say.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajrocks
    Some good ideas here
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  • Profile picture of the author ecdavis
    I think it is best to use and combine as many different sources--such as those mentioned so far--as is practical. I also think that scale is very important, and that whatever you do, do it on as great a scale as is practical for you. I have recently been experimenting with article submissions and have found that massive article submission alone can have a profound effect in generating a substantial, directed traffic flow. However, the traffic increase does not appear to last and drops off very soon after article submission decreases.
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    • Profile picture of the author adelainewatson
      The most effective way to generate traffic is by doing Link Building.
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    • Profile picture of the author grisbyenterprise
      Wow......I guess you know by now that it's not how you generate traffic, but which method should I choose. Honestly I don't want to get into saying which is better or choose this method over that method. My advice to you is sit down and focus on one technique. Become a master at it until you can do it with your eyes closed. Once you are pretty comfortable with it, go on to the next method. Trying to many different methods at once can actually cause you to loose focus, loose momentum, and eventually give up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      You can generate traffic in many ways:

      -Article Marketing
      -Social Media Bookmarking
      -the Online Directories (are an extremely powerful way to get back links pointed to your website and will help you generate high traffic!)
      -Email Campaigns
      -Google Adwords
      -SEO: optimize your webpages so search engines can index your pages properly! This is very important!
      -Twitter: another way to generate high traffic!
      -Viral Marketing Reports: this is one of my favorite: spread your product with the URl address inside to generate tons of traffic to your website!
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewsmth
    I guess the best and most simple idea of getting traffic is having a good ranking for a relevant kw for your site. SEO should be a priority in this case.
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  • Profile picture of the author invitetheweb
    Backlinks backlinks backlinks!

    There are several PR6 and higher free link directories on the net. Getting your link out there is very important and will go a long way. Just don't expect results over night =)

    Patients is a virtue. If you need any help with anything feel free to shoot me a message on my share center! I cant reply to PMs yet on here until I hit 50 posts.

    As always, good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    yes banklinks first.

    Then articles, wso's, free wso's, forums, blog posts, guest blog posts, more articles, JV's and PPC.

    That seems to be working for our several businesses online. Remember traffic is the lifeblood of the internet. Without it you FAIL!
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by jimbob88 View Post

      ppc click is the fastest
      I don't doubt that, but the OP sounds like a beginner who hasn't the slightest clue how to write effective PPC ads, discover the proper keywords to use, segment ad groups, and test and track a campaign. You really don't want to tell a rank newbie to start off with PPC when they don't have the slightest clue how to use it - it'd be easy for them to lose a lot of money when they're brand new to this and don't have any one to guide them.
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  • Profile picture of the author OpticalOut
    I think that article marketing is a really under appreciated and under-used method for traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    If you're a beginner and really new to internet marketing in general, I'd suggest starting with free traffic, since you're risking nothing except your time and you can afford to get things wrong initially without losing your shirt.

    If you are new to building websites and do not have hosting and domain(s) yet, then I'd suggest starting with article writing and also video creation as this will enable you to direct link to an offer (caveat - you'll need a top-level domain for this, but a 99 cent .info domain will do just fine for this application).

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  • Profile picture of the author kenny5
    It depends on what you are trying to drive traffic to. If it is a complete website or blog, SEO is a good option.

    There are hundreds of different ways to drive traffic and different ways work better for different types of pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author AllyChurch
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    The best long-term strategy for building traffic is article marketing, but it must be done right.

    Create lots of unique articles with various links back to your sites and your other articles (link wheeling) to rise in the SERPs and generate loads of direct traffic.

    Over time, a lot of your articles will naturally (relative to quality) be picked up by other webmasters, therefore giving you more links and more direct exposure to website.

    Essentially, you are building a foundation for other webmasters to promote your site
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  • Profile picture of the author n3on
    i am getting all my traffic from facebook !
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulbatra
    You can apply all the techniques of off page seo they all are helpful in some or other way but social media websites can help you a lot in generating traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author lefty359
    n3on, could you explain further about getting Traffic from Facebook?
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    One of the effective ways currently is to utilise traffic from the social networks like Twitter and Facebook, as well as social bookmarking from the likes of digg and redditt
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  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    Here is a list of some strategies that have been very successful. You to can do this.

    1.Search Engines
    2.Keywords
    3.Forums
    4.Newsletters
    5.Email signatures - Have a signature in your emails
    6.Articles
    7.List swaps
    8.Content distribution
    9.Classified ads
    10.Social Bookmarking
    11. H.A.R.O
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart S
    Yeah, in the long term you really want to be getting traffic from Search Engines so correct SEO is the key.

    This can be done both in the short term and long term by constantly performing small taks like the ones mentioned above

    i.e

    Social Bookmarking
    Web 2.0 Sites
    Manual Blog Commenting
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Use link building for long-term google traffic.
    PPC, Digg, Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon etc for quicker but short lived traffic.

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  • Profile picture of the author floydjr32
    I found the way to generate traffic to my site. I earned $5,000 a month by writing reviews and building my subscriber fan base of affiliate products.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonamlama
    Originally Posted by ylhsiao View Post

    There are lots of info about generate traffic, and they provide simiar ways to do that. Can anyone share experiences with me, which is the effective way for newbie to generate traffic? Thanks!
    Hey ylhsiao,

    You've received some pretty good advice, but I know when I first started in Internet Marketing, reading great traffic generation techniques like the ones above is awesome and exciting. BUT when it comes down to actually taking action and generate some traffic I found myself overwhelmed and confused on where to begin and which one to use first.

    So...my honest advice to you, as a newbie (if you are one) is STAY AWAY from paid traffic for now and especially stay away from...Google Adwords!

    And instead focus your efforts and time with FREE SIMPLE traffic methods doing:

    1. Forum marketing - if your niche is "internet marketing" then here at the Warrior Forum is where you should be 24/7, 365 days a year! Just be active, positive, and provide value in all your responses and questions. Oddly enough this will get people clicking your signature link, singing up to your opt-in page, and eventually purchasing your product or an affiliate product you promote.

    2. Article marketing - I know, know...everyone is saying it's not working and not effective anymore but truth is it still WORKS and is free.

    Just focus on submitting ONE article a day to Ezinearticles.com FIRST, wait for it to be approved, and then submit that same article (with a little rephrasing to avoid having Google think it's duplicate content, which will bring your search engine rankings lower) to goarticles and articlesbase.

    3. Blog commenting - Go on the TOP blogs in your niche and be the FIRST to comment on a blog post, making sure your comment is valuable and contributes to the post.

    Just focus on these three for now and master them.

    DO NOT underestimate the simplicity of these methods, because from my experience and from many of the most successful marketers today, simple techniques like these when executed bring amazing results.

    So, be consistent and persistent in your actions. And DON'T GIVE UP!

    Within a couple weeks you should have a decent number of subscribers on your list to market to or sales if you choose to drive your traffic straight to a sales page.

    Now stop reading this long thread and go TAKE ACTION!

    Sonam
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    Joint Ventures have always provided me with excellent results. Just as long as your using the traffic to build your audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author floydjr32
    everybody try to figure out how to generate tons of web traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author danko6
    facebook
    traffic exchanges
    twitter
    youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPablate
    There are lots of free place on internet where you can make your activities and you can get targeted traffic as well.

    One of them is discussion places, it may be forum as well.

    If you have decided to receive traffic from forum then you have to maintain reputation in the forum to get quality traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarveyDanger
    Posting very interesting content on Twitter has gotten me a lot of traffic in the past. Quality content is key though. I've also heard people generating good traffic through Facebook also, I've never tried it myself though.

    Originally Posted by ylhsiao View Post

    There are lots of info about generate traffic, and they provide simiar ways to do that. Can anyone share experiences with me, which is the effective way for newbie to generate traffic? Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author floydjr32
    Anyone who tries to submit their website through web directories to generate traffic might work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hogan Chua
    step 1 : release a free wso with a squeeze page setup to build your list

    step 2 : ad swaps to double your list and so on or you could buy ads

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Fitzwise
    social bookmarking works well and keyword research to find what works. PPC if you have the money in your budget. Aticle submissions is a great way to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Syamsul Alam
    If you want immediate traffic and don't want to bother with SEO, compile articles in certain niche, add your link, turn it into pdf, turn it into exe, submit it in software directories.

    I don't know anything faster than this...
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  • Profile picture of the author karenhudson
    The best way of traffic generation is in maximizing your natural search engine rankings so that your web site comes up in the top ten rankings for your main keyword, and then the search engines send you free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author sitecrawler
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    the most common ways to build traffic that i know is article posting on ezone and forum posting, also you can try PPC campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymakerz
    Geneating traffic will depend upon what you have in abudance at this time.
    If you have a lot of money to spen you can consider using ppc such as google adwords. It costs you money but consumes less time.

    If you have some time on your hands and also some money you can try out SEO. You also require patience.

    If you have a lot of time and willing to put in hard work, I would say article and forum marketing are one of the best ways to get started. You can include blog commenting in that.

    Search the forum and u will find some golden threads
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshBoxer
    Here is the bottom line. I think a lot of folks get into this industry and get online because they hear about all types of ways to generate FREE traffic.

    After spending thousands of hours, producing over 500 videos on 2 different Youtube channels, writing hundreds of articles and blog posts, I have come to one conclusion. It all creates a TRICKLE of traffic compared to :

    1. PPC
    2. Banner Advertising
    3. Ezine advertising

    You want a flood of traffic to your website/'s learn to pay for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wiggy0618
    Lots of super-general information in this thread that will completely screw up any inexperienced marketer.

    Before you worry about traffic, IMO, you should:

    -know how to do keyword research (be able to target a niche, determine if there is adequate disposable income in said niche, then compare results vs searches vs commercial intent)

    -know what you're going to do with that traffic when you get it (If you're gonna drive them to a pitch, do you know how to write ads? If you wanna put them on a list, do you know how to setup a decent autoresponder follow-up sequence or put out timely, useful broadcasts? Do you have a good freebie to give them for opting in?. etc)

    -(if you're an inexperienced marketer) know your niche/market so as to be able to provide value on some level - be it free blog posts, forum posts, whatever - regardless of your marketing ablities

    -know your resources (do you have patience/diligence to track stuff? do you have the time to test things? do you have the $$ to just hire somebody to do it all for you?)

    When all else fails, I think many people focus on making $$$ in a niche too quickly. I know we all want to cash in, but before I started trying to make $$ in my niche, it was a big hobby/passion of mine, and I'd spent a long time on forums (this was before blogs really hit the scene) and had already established a name/credibility for myself. Then when I went to start selling stuff, even though I know nothing about marketing at the time, I was still able to sell and make $$, simply b/c I was trusted as a resource for info.

    Now, everybody wants to hit it big quick, and they don't have the chops - either in the marketing world or the specific niche - to be able to do (or deserve) it.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    The best way to generate traffic is through search engines. In order to do that, you have to be at the top. You can reach the top by optimizing your websites with your keywords.

    Also, build backlinks for your website as it helps in ranking too. Write articles & submit to article directories.
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    • Profile picture of the author TonyAG
      If you're currently desperate to increase the amount of traffic you receive, here are some give surefire ways in a nutshell to increase your traffic starting from yesterday.


      1) Invest in good advertising with Search Engines.

      Google's Adwords and Yahoo's Overture provide great advertising schemes that are very truly popular and assures great traffic. Although with this surefire way to increase your traffic would cost some money. While some would shy away from spending money to increase traffic, it is imperative in this case to do so because Adwords and Overture is the top surefire way to increase your traffic.

      You could see for yourself the success this Search Engine advertising methods have reaped rewards for so many companies. Lots of site feature these advertising system and many have signed on to reap the benefits. Do not be left behind. Every penny is worth it with using Google and Yahoo's advertising.


      2) Exchange or Trade Links with other sites.

      With exchanging links with other sites, both of you will benefit from the efforts both of you do to enhance your sites traffic. When one site features another sites link, they could provide one another with the traffic one site generates. The efforts are doubly beneficial because it would seem like both of you are working to generate more traffic. The more links traded with more sites the more traffic could be expected.

      Exchanging links with other websites can bring a substantial amount of traffic if you choose your link partners wisely. Remember, you're better to have 10 links from sites that are prominently displaying your URL and driving traffic to it ' than 100 who just put your link on a page with hundreds of other links. In fact having links on your site to pages that include hundreds of links can hurt your search engine rankings, so be sure you're only linking to sites that are relevant to yours and that you honestly endorse. If you don't have time to spend looking for link partners consider hiring someone. For around $1.50 a link you can outsource this task.


      3) Use Viral Marketing.

      Viral marketing allows you to spread the word about your company and product without any costs or if ever low costs only. This is a marketing method that can be quite sneaky; you can attach your company's name, product or link to a certain media such as a funny video, entertaining game, an interesting article or a gossip or buzz. With this method, people get infected with the creativity and entertainment of the medium that they will pass it on to many people.


      4) Search and use proper keywords or keyword phrases for your sites content.

      Search Engines look for certain keywords that they would show in their results page. In doing so, having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a high requirement in ranking in high in Search Engine results. You could write your own content or you could hire someone to do it for you.


      5) Write Articles that can lead traffic to your site.

      Submit articles to sites that would contain the same subject that your site deals in. If you sell car parts write press releases and articles about cars and car parts. Attach your sites description and services at the end of the article as well as the link.


      Hope I could help a little.
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  • No one talks about it on these boards but guest posting is the best thing you can do.
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