Which traffic method will be responsible for most of your traffic?

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I've been doing this blogging + backlinking for a month now.

I've done

2 article submission
10 video submission
10 pdf submission
50+ forum profile
1 facebook account (added friends)
1 twitter account (followed peeps)
thousands of comment posting (scrapebox)

And what do I get?

Nothing.

10 clicks on my site daily - some of it is me.

$3 adsense so far
$0 clickbank so far

Its frustrating.

So I'm asking which traffic method will produce the most results? I'm trying to focus on one or two traffic source so I'm not frustrated and tired like this.
#method #responsible #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author PaulMark
    Our traffic depends on the market.

    market 1 = 85% affiliates

    market 2 = 98% ppc

    market 3 = 50% social media, 50% referrals

    etc.

    The key to winning traffic is not simply "How can I get traffic to my site." The better question is "What the BEST traffic to get to my site?"

    In other words, what are the traffic patterns of your market? Where to they hang our? Where is their attention? Then you step in front of them. That might be video, PPC, articles, social media, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author mypctechs
      Originally Posted by PaulMark View Post

      Our traffic depends on the market.

      market 1 = 85% affiliates

      market 2 = 98% ppc

      market 3 = 50% social media, 50% referrals

      etc.

      The key to winning traffic is not simply "How can I get traffic to my site." The better question is "What the BEST traffic to get to my site?"

      In other words, what are the traffic patterns of your market? Where to they hang our? Where is their attention? Then you step in front of them. That might be video, PPC, articles, social media, etc.
      Hi Paul, I liked your response. Could you go into a little more detail and give some examples of business types that have benefited more from one type vs. the other?
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  • Profile picture of the author james588
    Social bookmarking is one of the best method for drive traffic and update your site daily basis with original interesting contents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Affiliates and email marketing, hands down.
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  • Profile picture of the author beachhappy
    Don't worry. Your SEO efforts will start to pay off in about 2 or 3 years. Maybe.
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    • Profile picture of the author BarberShop
      Originally Posted by beachhappy View Post

      Don't worry. Your SEO efforts will start to pay off in about 2 or 3 years. Maybe.
      Sad but true.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
        Originally Posted by BarberShop View Post

        Sad but true.
        Not at all true.

        Most niches should only take you 2-3 months to get to #1, if not less time. Even a keyword like, "money" would be attainable within a year if you know what you are doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
      Originally Posted by beachhappy View Post

      Don't worry. Your SEO efforts will start to pay off in about 2 or 3 years. Maybe.
      It depends. If he sticks with what he is doing, then he will see a return on SEO sooner.

      The majority of my traffic comes from Google and all I really do is post to my blog and syndicate about every other article as a means to build links.

      Every once in a while an article goes viral or receives an unnaturally high SERP for a term that has about 100,000,000+ competing pages.

      If you have solid researching and copywriting skills, then SEO can be very powerful.
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  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    Have you got a facebook account? You need to be interacting with people relationships. There are over 60 million people on facebook. What a lot of traffic. A great way to get sign ups to your squeeze page, if you no what I am saying.

    Keeping plugging at it..Be patient and learn from then Gurus in this Forum...
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    It depends on your niche. For instance Facebook and social bookmarking will only work for certain niches. People go to Facebook and Twitter to socialise, not really two buy. It will take at least two years for your domain to age well and for Google to like it. Keep providing content and value to the reader of your site. In time the visitors will come, but there are no quick way to riches in this game.
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  • Profile picture of the author russells
    For me, I'm using Forum Marketing, Blog Commenting, SEO and Email Marketing to drive traffic to my sites.

    Have you considered guest blogging and Yahoo! answers?
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  • Profile picture of the author brandony
    You can definitely get more traffic than that simply by oil-rig hopping. Find high ranking blogs <100,000 on Alexa and place informative comments to people's posts. Also, use discussion forums. Those should all get you more than 10 visitors per day.
    However, one of the best things to do is partner with people and offer interviews.

    Later,
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  • Profile picture of the author BudgetSEO
    I'd have spent more on article marketing (getting guaranteed links)
    Scrapebox is good for backlinks but it isn't a traffic churner (keeping aside that its blackhat)
    Also doing social bookmarks would have helped in longer term traffic generation
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Lowe
    Hi

    The best traffic method we have used is SEO.

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author jbode
    I use a bunch of different stuff depending on the niche

    I.M. I use joint ventures/affiliates mainly

    Other niches I use SEO and content syndication mainly
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  • Profile picture of the author tishwash
    It sounds to me like you are not connecting with your market.
    You may need a more targeted keyword like I'm currently working on
    "gluten free weight loss shake" because "weight loss shake" has way too much competition. I have a video and an article, but I also respond to comments made, and interact with my target market.

    Some times more isn't a good thing, sometimes more is just more.
    Also, are you posting all these items manually or with software?
    Try manual submissions.

    Craigslist works well too. 50 % of my sales come from Craigslist.
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  • Profile picture of the author adribabe
    This is my first post so take it with a grain of salt and two dashes of pepper:

    For the first year, organic search engines represented around 60% of my traffic. 30% Referral. 10% Direct. That's changed now to 48% referral, and I have a very high bounce rate from search engines (but that's a whole other thread, which I'll post soon).


    I cater to a niche group: motorcycle enthusiasts in the greater Toronto area, my site provides how-tos, info for new riders, local roads, motorcycle trips, etc.

    It took a while to catch on, but I now seem to be getting more visitors from my involvement in the local riding community then any form of blogging or SEO. I would say my site's changed a little: in the past SEO was its strong point, now there've been so many improvements all around (more content, better look/feel, smarter features) that SEO might just be the weakest link and time for a major overview. Long story short: you were asking on what to focus, I think focusing on only one area will only get you so far and only be good for so long.

    How many pages are actually on your site? My weekly average about 20-25 unique visitors / day and my site consists of max. 50 pages. Granted my niche is seasonal and this is definitely the off-season, hoping these numbers will double in the spring, but a few months ago I had the same numbers as you, and I've doubled my content since then, and in turn seen my visitors double.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wiggy0618
    There really are so many options (even with just what you listed), it's almost hard to get into them all. Various things to consider...

    -Is your content (on your site) optimized for a decent KW? By that, I mean a KW that you have a realistic chance of ranking for in google?

    -Along those same lines, how about the content you're putting out to other sites (articles, videos, etc). If google ranking is your goal, it many times will be easier to get content ranked on a big site than on your own site. For example, the exact same article will rank higher and quicker when posted on EZA, than it would on your own, new blog. Same for a video.

    -What is the purpose/quality of the content you're posting on other sites? Is it just garbage content that you're putting out there for the sake of a backlink? (Not saying that's good or bad, but just be honest with yourself what you're doing.) Or are you putting out good content? Do you know how to structure an article to get the reader motivated to find an answer to their problem?

    -Do you know how to write a resource box that gets a good CTR? (You can have the best content in the world, but if your resource box sucks, nobody will ever click over to your site.)

    -How syndicated is your content? You say you posted 2 articles - to how many sites? Same with the videos. If each was only to one site, you're looking at 12 total pieces of content. Counting just one backlink from each, that's a total of 12 backlinks. If nothing else but for SEO purposes, why not post the article to 20 different articles directories and 10 different video sites and 140 ((2 x 20) + (10 x 10)) backlinks?

    -If SEO is your goal and you wanna make forum profile backlinks a part of it, you might as well outsource it - 50 profile links ain't gonna do much for you (again, unless you've done good KW research and are going for a KW that just isn't competitive).
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