Effective free traffic generation for sales pages?

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I have a mini site promoting an information product I created.

- Do not have a list
- Forums in this niche do not allow any promotion what-so-ever. No signatures, nothing. I have found about 20 forums, from dead to moderately active to the power houses, and only 1 allowed them (obviously a less active one).
- Have no other personal traffic sources, this is my first site.

Without a blog type content site I think I'll be stuck on page 13 of google.

Thinking article marketing is all I have available. How many articles would I need before I could start seeing some consistent traffic from the directories?

Any other ideas available?

Thanks as always warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Courage
    Article marketing is dying, it's a far better idea to turn those articles into videos, You can do this with powerpoint and camtasia.

    You can also turn those articles into podcasts and load them onto itunes.

    The best thing would be to take out real world ads (classified ads are super cheap and you'd be surprised at how many people read them)

    You can do online press releases as well

    You can go to yahoo answers, answer questions related to your niche and leave your link in the answer
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by Courage View Post

      Article marketing is dying, it's a far better idea to turn those articles into videos, You can do this with powerpoint and camtasia.

      You can also turn those articles into podcasts and load them onto itunes.

      The best thing would be to take out real world ads (classified ads are super cheap and you'd be surprised at how many people read them)

      You can do online press releases as well

      You can go to yahoo answers, answer questions related to your niche and leave your link in the answer
      Article marketing IS NOT dying. The article market game has changed that's all. Content will always be king. That being said, I like your podcast idea. You could even change the content into a video if you wanted. Online press releases and the classifieds work well to, but article marketing is still very alive and well.
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      • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
        High quality, informative articles are thriving NOT dying. The February Google algorithm update announced a swift death for spammy, badly written web content, but that was especially good news for genuine article marketers who work hard to produce good, worthwhile content.

        Your website seems like an excellent candidate for a campaign of top quality articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Peltonen
    I wouldn't suggest giving up completely on articles marketing. Better yet, do both. Article marketing and turning them into videos. There's really no definite time frame when you can start seeing consistent traffic from the directories. It could take weeks or months or even longer. There's just no definite time. You can try joining forum and blogs so you can leave the URL of your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author steven90210
      Facebook ads is a good and cheap way to drive traffic these days. Also, you can get some good traffic from fiverr gig providers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Byrde
    Find someone who has the traffic and approach them with a JV offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hooda M Kismet
    Try ad swaps and JV offers. You can also search for blogs in your niche and approach the blog owner for guest blogging opportunities.
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  • Profile picture of the author ricoramiro
    I read somewhere that it takes at least a thousand articles on the web before you see any significant traffic. I have a few articles out there and they are all ranking well for my search term. I'm on Google's first page. They're all the same article with minor tweaks.

    Classifieds ads are a great idea. I drove more than 250 visits to a web site with AdSense in one night with classifieds ads. That was two days ago and the traffic has dwindled down to about 14 visits today. I received a few clicks and generated about $5.80.
    It was a good test! Now I know it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author spectrefax
    It's funny how 90% of the suggestions are paid traffic sources when the title specifically says 'free' lol.

    Thanks anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by spectrefax View Post

      It's funny how 90% of the suggestions are paid traffic sources when the title specifically says 'free' lol.

      Thanks anyway.
      LOL I hear ya! I think the blog thing would be your best bet along with submitting articles to the article networks AFTER posting them on your blog. Then you could have your offer on your blog and also link to the offer in your blog posts. Write articles specific to your product and have some links peppered throughout the article on your blog.

      Later on you might be able to do some PPC and adswaps etc when you've made a little money. Just a couple of ideas! Hope that helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author ebizplatinum
      Originally Posted by spectrefax View Post

      It's funny how 90% of the suggestions are paid traffic sources when the title specifically says 'free' lol.

      Thanks anyway.
      Hi There! These are the main FREE forms of adverstising I recommend:

      1. Forum Posting..obviously!

      2. JV Giveaways ( I know of a great free service where you can easily manage and sign up for dozens of traffic building JV giveaways with a few clicks, PM me for details)

      3. Writing and submitting articles to article directories (use PLR articles and use them to create your own articles)

      4. Go to Google Blog search to find Blogs specifically related to your niche and post away!

      5. Posting replies in Yahoo answers

      Of course for all these to help build your business, you need to have an effective squeeze page and an top notch autoresponder series.

      Hope that helps!
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      • Profile picture of the author Geeked Labs
        Originally Posted by ebizplatinum View Post

        Hi There! These are the main FREE forms of adverstising I recommend:

        1. Forum Posting..obviously!

        2. JV Giveaways ( I know of a great free service where you can easily manage and sign up for dozens of traffic building JV giveaways with a few clicks, PM me for details)

        3. Writing and submitting articles to article directories (use PLR articles and use them to create your own articles)

        4. Go to Google Blog search to find Blogs specifically related to your niche and post away!

        5. Posting replies in Yahoo answers

        Of course for all these to help build your business, you need to have an effective squeeze page and an top notch autoresponder series.

        Hope that helps!
        Could you please pm me? I don't have enough posts to send you the pm about JV.
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      • Profile picture of the author acurren
        Originally Posted by ebizplatinum View Post

        Hi There! These are the main FREE forms of adverstising I recommend:

        1. Forum Posting..obviously!

        2. JV Giveaways ( I know of a great free service where you can easily manage and sign up for dozens of traffic building JV giveaways with a few clicks, PM me for details)

        3. Writing and submitting articles to article directories (use PLR articles and use them to create your own articles)

        4. Go to Google Blog search to find Blogs specifically related to your niche and post away!

        5. Posting replies in Yahoo answers

        Of course for all these to help build your business, you need to have an effective squeeze page and an top notch autoresponder series.

        Hope that helps!
        What is the url of the jv giveaway site you're talking about?
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  • Profile picture of the author alexander13
    article marketing is still effective when done properly. Setup a profile on a few of the main ones and use them. Ezinearticles, buzzle, articledashboard.

    I recommend writing a unique article and spinning it to 3 - 5 directories. Don't do too many or it dilutes the value.

    Turning that content into videos and podcasts is a great idea.

    online and offline classified ads can work great. Buying solo mailings from list owners in your market can be cheap and highly effective.

    Free is never truly free. You either pay your time or your cash.

    Spending time distributing content is the only truly cashless way to get results.
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  • Profile picture of the author VOnline
    Ads, article marketing (not dead), viral videos, guest blogging?
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  • Profile picture of the author TimBock70
    It really depends. I've had articles at ezinearticles that generate a LOT of traffic for me & some that don't. The trick is to write as many as you can. I usually submit 3-5 a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Lazenby
    Adwords on the display network can be pretty cheap!
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Since you have no list you do not have much leverage in terms of a JV besides the fact of offering them a decent commission for promoting the product to their list. Your going to have to put out a decent amount of grunt work and go to other owners who have sites which are like yours but not in competition. Your product should complement theirs. This would be the best way to spend your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    Article marketing would be best.Write few articles and submit them in some major article directories.Then spin them for different times and distribute them as much article directories as you can.Post some classified ads,bookmark your sites in social bookmarking sites,do facebook marketing,build backlinks to get organic traffic etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hans Klein
    Why not build a separate content site that either:

    A. Builds a list, which drives traffic to your sales page
    B. Directly drives traffic to your salespage

    Also... you asked for free traffic techniques. But sometimes... the money is in paid traffic. That's where the customers are. You just need an offer that converts... and even expensive advertising becomes cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author sammytoga
    One of the best Free sources that I use is Youtube. I create a few simple videos, which is basically a power point slide with some voice over. I then use Twiends (free referral like: AdF.ly - shrink your URLs and get paid! )to get the views going. This has created over 250 views a day directly to my site, that's not including the youtube views.

    You can get a free trial of camtasia - and if you don't like the sound of your recorded voice you can make up the PP and outsource it to fiverr.
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