How to have a steady traffic?

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Hello Internet Marketers,

Im jimmy and i have landing page who went live a week ago. I've been posting to forums and blogs but I am not having any steady traffic. How can I maintain a good or increasing traffic without always posting on blog and forums?
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  • What would happen if you opened a store on the busiest street in your City?

    Answer: Nothing

    Why? Because you don't have a plan. You have done what people who are new "think" they should do.

    Throw up some kind of page then try to find people for their page.

    Result: FAILURE

    You MUST have a plan.

    Marketing is about finding Markets... doing your research, who are the customers, what do they want, what can I do that makes my offer better than the competition. BEFORE you create your offer you MUST know there is a market, and when you figure out who that market is you'll already know where they ARE and what they WANT and how YOU can get yourself in front of them.

    When you have done that then you will already know what you need to earn an income.

    So back up, and figure out the "marketing" part of the plan you need to create.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimpaxx2011
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      What would happen if you opened a store on the busiest street in your City?

      Answer: Nothing

      Why? Because you don't have a plan. You have done what people who are new "think" they should do.

      Throw up some kind of page then try to find people for their page.

      Result: FAILURE

      You MUST have a plan.

      Marketing is about finding Markets... doing your research, who are the customers, what do they want, what can I do that makes my offer better than the competition. BEFORE you create your offer you MUST know there is a market, and when you figure out who that market is you'll already know where they ARE and what they WANT and how YOU can get yourself in front of them.

      When you have done that then you will already know what you need to earn an income.

      So back up, and figure out the "marketing" part of the plan you need to create.
      This advice is really an eye opener for me. Although i've done my market research and I identified where this market are found. But still i struggle to get more traffic. Do you think small business owners are too broad as a market? Im actually building a list by offering a social media guide for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author tmccar
      What would happen if you opened a store on the busiest street in your City?

      Answer: Nothing
      ???


      You would get a lot of customers, that's what would happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimpaxx2011
    anybody can suggest where and how can i get more traffic from small business owners who can use social media in their business?
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      You are offering a social media guide. One would want to assume that you have knowledge of social media. Use your social media skills to drive traffic.

      My singer daughter has used the free power of social media to drive hundreds of thousands of song plays, get gigs, get featured etc.

      It is out there, it is powerful, you have an ebook on it - why aren't you using your social media skills?
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    easy videos, articles, blogs, and forum and maybe even PPC

    articles would be best because people would post your article on there websites and it would pop up all over the place

    other than that start making some videos and explain why they should visit your site
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    • Profile picture of the author jackwebson
      Don't just rely on social media. You should also do some SEO on your site. That's the best and ideal way to maintain a good traffic.

      With that..you will no longer need to post on forums and blogs just to gain traffic.
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        • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
          Also...

          Start building a list of people who are interested in your products and services. You're wasting a lot of time and money driving traffic if you're not capturing their names and e-mail addresses.

          There's a LOT of information here about list-building. Simply do a search. There have been several threads recently about how to build a list.

          To start you out, here are 11 list-building/traffic strategies for you. Pick 2 or 3 of the easiest for you to do now and work on those. Don't try to do everything at once. Once you get some success, then build on that.

          1. Create free, live teleseminar on your topic.

          I don't know about you, but for me, it's a lot easier to yap about a topic for an hour than it is to sit down and write a 10 or 20 page report.

          Advertise your free teleseminar on your own website (it can be your bait for the opt in), in your own e-zine, in other e-zines and Web sites of targeted associations and organizations (join these orgs if necessary), and anywhere you'd usually advertise your business.

          2. Turn that same content into an audio class.

          Don't create more work than is necessary here. Simplicity is key.

          You can record several different live teleseminars and pick the best one or simply do a recording of you talking into your computer. Again, don't SOUND like that's what you're doing! Pretend you're sitting down with a friend for coffee and explaining your topic.

          Post the recording on your Web site and require that people opt-in to get access. (This will also free up a lot of your time when you're ready to move away from live calls.)

          3. Turn it into a special report.

          Take your call, have it transcribed and cleaned up and post it as a free report. MUCH easier than staring at a blank MS Word screen, trust me! 10-30 pages is fine. End your report with a promotion for your product or service. Add tracking links throughout the report so that you know where those clicks came from. I know 1 Shopping Cart offers link tracking.

          (See? Same piece of content, 3 different promotions. Ok, marching on...)

          4. Turn that same content into a live talk.

          When you're ready, you can start giving talks to your target market. But use the same info and format that you already have and just tweak it for your audience and venue.

          Locate groups of your target market. Speak for FREE or $$$$. Sell your products and services at the event. (I believe the host usually takes a commission)

          For those times when you're not allowed to "pitch" or promote in any way, use the GIVEAWAY DRAWING strategy to build your list. (This works best if you have a physical product with you.)

          When you're done with your talk, smile and ask who would like a FREE [insert your product here]. Hosts and promoters usually don't have a problem with this (it makes them look good to their audience too since everyone loves to get something for free).

          Describe your product (to let them know what they're going to get), let the audience know that everyone who enters your drawing will be added to your list and receive a complimentary subscription to your e-zine .

          Pass a fishbowl or hat around and have everyone drop their card in. Pick a card and give away your product. Someone gets a free product and YOU get everyone in the room onto your list.

          5. Be a frequent teleseminar guest.

          You've already located groups of your target market. Offer to be a guest on their teleseminars. If they're not holding teleseminars, then offer to host a free call for them and give their audience great free information and give the partnering organization a commission on all referred sales. If possible, negotiate to get a copy of the registration list as part of the deal. Better yet, direct their registrants to YOUR site and have the registration be an opt-in to YOUR list.

          6. Advertise in other e-zines, websites and publications.

          Too many people (and IMers in particular) simply don't spend enough time or $$$$ building their list. They're cheap and want everything for free. Big mistake. Your list is your biggest asset, the one that will feed you for life so be willing to invest in it. If you're tracking like you should be, you'll know exactly how many sales came from whatever activity and so you'll know exactly how much you can afford to spend. Direct Marketing 101.

          Choose publications your target market reads and advertise your free (whatever your opt-in bait is), NOT your product or service. Your primary goal is to get them on your list. THEN you can sell them.

          7. Plaster your articles all over the Web.

          Ask the article marketers here who know: article marketing pays. Recycle every article you write for your e-zine and submit them to appropriate e-zines and article directories.

          8. Attend live events.

          Look around for conferences and seminars with leaders in your industry and that your target market attends. Pay more to sponsor an exhibit and look for unique ways to get noticed. (One Internet marketer I know of planned a party at an event she attended and invited everyone from the conference hosts and leaders to the attendees. Simply by virtue of the fact that she's planned and hosted it, she was seen as very gracious and people were very open to her after that.)

          9. Give great testimonials.

          Give generous and honest testimonials for other people's products and services. Ask them if you can be featured on their websites, along with your URL. They may very well agree to this and even though that URL probably won't be a hyperlink, people can still find you.

          Remember that results-based testimonials are most likely to be featured since they sell the most.

          10. Go viral for a rush of subscribers.

          You might follow Scott Stratten's example and create a short Flash movie with an opt-in box at the end. He did The Time Movie (which I believe is still up) and got an insane number of people on his list in a very short time. The catch to that is that his movie (and thus his list) was very general and not very targeted. But you can get creative and see what you can do to make it more targeted.

          11. Use a book to build your list.

          I think that most people have dreamed of writing a book and becoming a famous author at some point (myself included). But the truth is, you're not very likely to get rich writing a book. In fact, you're not likely to make any money writing a book at all (unless you're direct-response oriented and self-publish).

          But a book is a GREAT LIST-BUILDER! It gives you tremendous credibility and people don't typically throw away books. They'll throw away your business card and your brochure. They'll click away from your site. But they're not likely to throw away your book.

          There are a lot of options for self-publishing. Don't believe anyone who tells you that a traditional publishing house offers an author more credibility than self-publishing. People want to know about the book, if it's any good and who the author is and what makes him qualified to write the book. Nobody ever asks who the publisher is.

          Obviously, this isn't a first step for a newbie, but it's definitely something to keep in the back of your mind. There are lots of options for self-publishing: everything from going it alone (check out Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual -- a FABULOUS book (I own a couple of copies) to people offering coaching programs and done-for you services designed to help get your book out of your head and into print.

          I have personal experience with this one as my first book was published last year. I had the VERY BEST help and guidance: I was mentored by Sheri McConnell, founder and CEO of the National Association of Women Writers.

          I went with a hybrid publishing solution: I published as an imprint of an established publishing house with over 120 titles. The book is GORGEOUS and I'm THRILLED with the results!

          There you are: 11 list-building strategies to keep you busy and get your list growing. Just keep your target market in mind: WHO are they and what problem does your product or service solve for them?

          Hope that helps!

          Michelle
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    very good info above.. it takes lots of time and research.. if you dont have patience then dont bother
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  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    Originally Posted by jimpaxx2011 View Post

    Hello Internet Marketers,

    Im jimmy and i have landing page who went live a week ago. I've been posting to forums and blogs but I am not having any steady traffic. How can I maintain a good or increasing traffic without always posting on blog and forums?

    Posting on forums and blogs will bring you traffic but the
    traffic will be very slow. It will take some time to build that
    momentum. So you will have patience.

    Thats why i like paid traffic because it comes fast and its
    alot easier to scale. Most people don't have the money to
    put into buying traffic every week.

    Below are some free methods to getting traffic

    article marketing
    video marketing
    social media facebook/twitter
    blogging the right way

    Paid methods of getting traffic

    banner ads
    text ads
    solo ads
    facebook ppc
    youtube ppc

    A good traffic course you can check out is
    from George Brown Traffic Ultimatium.
    Its a very good course that contains videos, pdf
    and audios
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    • Profile picture of the author indexassistant
      To answer your original question, the only thing apart from paid methods (which would be getting a steady stream of traffic for a steady stream of money - not a bad thing) is SEO.

      Pick out some keywords, look at the competition (using SEO Quake etc), pick the ones you're going to rank for and build links... in essence it's that simple!

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author leegs
    Originally Posted by jimpaxx2011 View Post

    Hello Internet Marketers,

    Im jimmy and i have landing page who went live a week ago. I've been posting to forums and blogs but I am not having any steady traffic. How can I maintain a good or increasing traffic without always posting on blog and forums?
    Hi Jimmy,

    For free traffic, one of the method is forum and you have been using it. That's good. You may even try out youtube and adswaps.

    If you have some money to invest and want to build a list fast, I'll share two awesome ways to build your list fast with paid traffic which is solo ads and facebook marketing.

    For consistent traffic, I would suggest a mixture of free and paid traffic. I would suggest to use free traffic first if you do not have a budget for paid traffic. However, based on my testing, paid traffic works better than free traffic. You may or may not agree. To me, statistics says all.

    Remember, your list won't be built overnight. You have to stop wanting to get rich overnight. Creating a real business takes time. But imagine what you would have in one year from now if you were to start RIGHT NOW!

    Hope it helps...

    Raymond
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  • Profile picture of the author slamp
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    jim.. if you just want traffic but not sales

    just find more info about auto generate content (AGC) blog.

    the traffic will not steady but will increase day by day if you know how to use it.

    but if you don't , then say hello to panda and sand box
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  • Profile picture of the author Praveen Kumar
    The new trend in the IM Industries are

    1. Guest Blogging

    2. Solo Ads and AdsWap

    3.Banner ads for cheap rate like BSA(BuySellAds.com)
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  • Profile picture of the author maryland168
    1# Article marketing
    2# Press Release
    3# Build backlinks

    Make a plan, and stick to your plan..stay focus, learn from failure.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    In my opinion, every traffic source has its own expiration "date" ,, in some condition it'll die. The traffic sources are:
    -free
    -paid

    For example if you want to have steady traffic in paid traffic source then you have to keep on spending money. If you want to have steady traffic in free sources, then you have to steadily whether to spend your time to backlinking or spend your time to social network (if you're using facebook or twitter to online marketing)...

    Does it help?
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  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    Pick one or two traffic sources and just master them.
    Thats the biggest hurdle for most people from living
    home business lifestyle is TRAFFIC!!!

    Once you master that everything else is EASY.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Kage
    If you want something hands off in the long run, SEO would be a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    I use Tweet Attacks for traffic. Its a little expensive though, so if you cant afford it then you should submit your site to search engines, submit to StumbleUpon, post answers on Yahoo answers, submit your site to DMOZ, do some social bookmarking, share it on Twitter/Facebook the old fashioned way (by hand), maybe try out some paid advertising with Adwords or 7search.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankur sharma
    nightengle nailed it. Trust me, at the end of day, traffic is lot of hardwork, if you dont have money. If you can spend some money, go and buy some media.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenKJunya
    Write as many articles as possible and offer them to all the possible major article directories. Remember if it happens to be Ezine articles you will have to wait for your article to get accepted before you can suggest them elsewhere. Your articles if comparatively are well written they will for sure get picked up by different webmasters for reprinting on their respective websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author harrietfredge
    hello jim?

    Being by having a good website. Focus on good and unique content. Build links with other sites.

    (?)
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenRichards
    Write some articles at eza and the other article sites.

    Submit some videos to youtube.

    Write articles for blog owners.

    Traffic is the easy part. You just need to put in the work to get it.
    Originally Posted by jimpaxx2011 View Post

    Hello Internet Marketers,

    Im jimmy and i have landing page who went live a week ago. I've been posting to forums and blogs but I am not having any steady traffic. How can I maintain a good or increasing traffic without always posting on blog and forums?
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  • Profile picture of the author thereikid
    Honestly if you want to create traffic to your sites without having to work. I would concretrate on my plan then create an automated system that is simple and easy to execute them give it to a VA so your traffic will be constant. Even if you can't afford a VA ($2hr, if you can't how are you still alive! Right) A system is simply a step by step guide on how to get a certain thing. Whoever you plug in should be able to run it. The your job is to improve the system and implement new idea. The best way to get good at writing systems is to experience the "grunt work" then write down everything you do then organize it. You can use everything videos, mind maps, etc the possibilities are endless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayson Masters
    Originally Posted by jimpaxx2011 View Post

    Hello Internet Marketers,

    Im jimmy and i have landing page who went live a week ago. I've been posting to forums and blogs but I am not having any steady traffic. How can I maintain a good or increasing traffic without always posting on blog and forums?
    If you do not have a budget, use the various free tools to drive traffic

    It takes time but you need to get your numbers right first and understand the conversion rate of your landing page (if you are making sales)

    If you are doing commissions, you need to know how much money you will make every 100 hits

    AFTER knowing this number then you can pump money for paid traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    I've had some success with solo ads. Choose carefully. I've paid for duds.

    Since you're giving away a how-to product and you want people to believe you know what you're talking about, keep writing blog posts on the topic. You have a few posts, but write dozens or hundreds of top-notch posts. Target keywords for every post.

    In time your traffic will increase and if you write great stuff, people will want your free guide. Subscribers who like your blog posts so much they get your guide will be great subscribers.

    Build authority in your niche (social media for business). There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of blogs on which you could guest post.

    One nice deal that worked for me lately is after referring plenty of customers to a merchant I work with, I asked if they would mention my free guide in their e-newsletter. They agreed immediately and it resulted in a nice flood of traffic. The best part is their endorsement resulted in a high sign up conversion rate.

    It takes time to build trust and authority. Study your niche, become expert, get some testimonials, be a prolific writer/content generator and in time you'll build a list and traffic to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    the concept is still basic...
    have plenty of useful high quality relevant content spread out over numerous pages.
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    go for best SEO jim......
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    aside from blog and forum posting, there's SEO, Google ADs, FB ADs, Social Media, article writing, and posting on many of the free directories Craigslist, Angies List, Kijiji, etc...
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