How to increase the traffic on my web site?

by Davmo
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Hi Warriors,

I will be quick. I have designed and developped a software about online backgammon. I have also been working for a long time on the web site. But so far, my sales have been quite disappointing because the traffic is low.

So, Warriors I think I need you now. Could you give me some hints/tips to increase my traffic?

Thanks in advance for your help!

davmo

PS: Of course... if you like playing backgammon, you could try yourself the Demo Version of the software available in the website - see. below on my sign!
#increase #site #traffic #web
  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Well it takes a lot of consistent work to get a consistent flow of traffic to your site. Start a social media presence. Be on facebook and have a fan page. Be on twitter, google+ and linkedin as well. Start engaging and develop some relationships. Another you can do forum marketing just make sure your site is on your signature file. SEO is also a good way to generate free traffic. You can either learn this or hire someone who specializes in this. Another is you can do PPC, a paid method but definitely shows quick results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      Are there backgammon blogs? I have no idea if there are, but if there are can you get some popular backgammon bloggers to promote you? If the software will be helpful to backgammon players (or whoever it targets, maybe sites, I have no idea as I still play on a real-world board) some will gladly review it, while others may be persuaded to be affiliates for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davmo
    Thanks guy for your responses. I am going to work on those. In fact, what I am learning at the moment is something like this: to succeed with a product or service, this one must be good, the web site must be very good, and the traffic must be excellent!

    Maybe the most important today is the traffic and not the product itself!

    Sorry for my english, since it is not my native language.

    So, be careful to the ghosts tonight!

    Davmo
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    For how much time you are promoting your website. You have to do the promotion continuously to get the maximum traffic to your site. But it will take time as well. But once your traffic starts receiving traffic there is no looking back.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Davmo
    Thanks seobuzz!

    What is a good traffic? What does it mean for a site as mine? 20 visits per day, 50 visits, 100, or more?

    Thanks a lot Warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author blac6789
    A typical conversion ratio is probably about 1% or less so to get 1 sale a day you would need at least 100 unique visitors per day. I wouldn't target a specific number really like the other members have said its a continual process that you need to work on every single day. The more visitors you get the more sales you can make.
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    • Profile picture of the author Davmo
      Originally Posted by blac6789 View Post

      A typical conversion ratio is probably about 1% or less so to get 1 sale a day you would need at least 100 unique visitors per day. I wouldn't target a specific number really like the other members have said its a continual process that you need to work on every single day. The more visitors you get the more sales you can make.
      Thanks a lot for this interesting ratio: 1 sale per 100 unique visitors per day. Does it mean that we can also get 1 sale per 100 unique visitors per week? I don't think so. There is also probably a dynamic/speed to take into account.

      Do you know web sites, forums, wikis that talk about it?

      Thanks in advance

      Davmo
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Tyr searching for some wikis related to backgammon and leave your site as a resource. Some won't give you a do-follow backlink or anything but it will increase your traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author daisylovefish
    good quality of the content in the web and enough backlinks, pay attention to the experience of the visitors
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Freeman
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    Have you tried social marketing? Youtube is always a good source of quality traffic..
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  • Profile picture of the author mindtricks18
    for organic traffic optimize some good keywords in Google search engine at top 10 position and
    submit your site in Referring sites to get visits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manny Derek
    Do social media, blog commenting, guest blogging, join forum... these are free way to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wayne OS
    Create a facebook page for your website and then market that page via facebook advertising if you have some cash available there are over 140K in the USA alone that have an interest in backgammon and mention it on their profile... You can also buy some traffic that is targeted to get you going...
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You can run with Google Adwords
    Use social bookmarking
    Article marketing
    Social networks
    Guest blogging on backgammon blogs
    Posting in forums related to backgammon

    Just a few ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davmo
    Thanks to all!

    Since I have come from the technology world, your marketing advices are really valuable for me! So far, you have given me some interesting ideas, such as GoogleAdwords, Facebook advertising, Posting in forums related to backgammon online.

    I feel that a lot of work is coming...

    Thanks again Ladies & Gentlemen!

    Davmo
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  • Profile picture of the author SUPER IM
    Well, PPC is you know what to do, you can burn a massive whole in your bank account if you;re not careful. submit your software to download websites, related forums and SEO the crap out of various keywords!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnjensen
    The best ways to increase traffic are :
    1.Forum posting
    2.Blog commenting
    3.Social bookmarking
    4.Social media is also helpful
    5.Article submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author CapitalB
    Get a facebook fanpage and offer free trials or run a contest.

    go to Fiverr and get some backlinks and facebook likes. Search on fiverr and then sort by ratings. You'll find a lot of people who can deliver good off page seo.
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    • Profile picture of the author Watchman220
      As usual the Warriors on this forum are full of good advice.

      Search Engine Optimization if a marathon.
      You must work at it for a long time.

      1. Work at learning what it is...do not expect it to happen overnight.
      2. Implement what you learn and take the best for your site.
      3. Outsource what you can not do yourself (if you have a budget great!)

      Personally I have learned over the last 3 to 4 months how to do SEO myself and it's time consuming.

      Once you learn how to properly do "On Page" Search Engine Optimization. You are going to have to start promoting your site as these warriors have told you.

      Primarily you need to have as many backlinks as possible to your site from other sites...especially high ranking sites.

      Check out the resources in my signature to learn more about the SEO tools that are available for free to beginners. There are some good paid tools as well.

      If your budget is small...focus on learning about SEO and Backlinking. Good luck to you in your venture.

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  • Sounds like a niche that would do very well with Facebook PPC.
    Give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    ANY warrior that wants to try my new PTC site, I will give 3000 free credits....typical traffic is 30 seconds time on site with about 1.5 pages viewed

    Just sign up (link on siggy), PM me or email me your username and I will add 3000 credits to your account. Can't hurt to try it
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  • Profile picture of the author pengpengy
    Facebook,forum,twitter,blog
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  • Profile picture of the author hgy
    bookmarking can help
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  • Profile picture of the author Davmo
    Thanks Ladies & Gentlemen for your reponds,

    It seems you are very active on Warriors Forum! Your advices are very instructive. I am going to work on two or three ideas you gave me! Thanks again!

    I would like to ask you a question (maybe taboo here). Can we increase our traffic only using Warrior Forum? I know it is not taboo... it is just a dream! Maybe the dream for each warrior ;-)

    Davmo
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    • Profile picture of the author spearce000
      Originally Posted by Davmo View Post

      I would like to ask you a question (maybe taboo here). Can we increase our traffic only using Warrior Forum? I know it is not taboo... it is just a dream! Maybe the dream for each warrior ;-)

      Davmo
      It's not taboo. You could look in the JV foum to see if anyone in the gaming niche would be interested in doing a joint venture to promote your product. Alternatively, if you have an affiliate program (always a good source of traffic) you can post it in the Affiliate Program Database.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marian
        ...or you can go to Fiverr and pay $5 to get quite a good amount of traffic!

        Marian
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        • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
          You can but beware the quality. Many of the offers on there look great and even have good feedback but watch what the people say in the feedback.

          Most will say "delivered on time" "delivered as ordered" and other very non committal comments like that. You will see very few saying that the traffic converted.

          I'm not trying to be a party pooper. Just saying be wary. If it looks too cheap there is prob a reason.

          Originally Posted by Marian View Post

          ...or you can go to Fiverr and pay $5 to get quite a good amount of traffic!

          Marian
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          • Profile picture of the author Ilse
            Originally Posted by braincandy7 View Post

            You can but beware the quality. Many of the offers on there look great and even have good feedback but watch what the people say in the feedback.

            Most will say "delivered on time" "delivered as ordered" and other very non committal comments like that. You will see very few saying that the traffic converted.

            I'm not trying to be a party pooper. Just saying be wary. If it looks too cheap there is prob a reason.
            I second that.
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  • Profile picture of the author poland
    Its really a informative post which is helpful for me to boost my online business, thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abby Gibbs
    You can increase the traffic of your website by joining forums, blog commenting, and social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    You could try adding an affiliate program to your site and getting affiliates to promote your product. This will help with your traffic and sales.
    I also recommend doing some SEO work and getting your site ranked in the search engines for a few different keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    You could try adding an affiliate program to your site and getting affiliates to promote your product. This will help with your traffic and sales.
    I also recommend doing some SEO work and getting your site ranked in the search engines for a few different keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Kelly
    Hi,

    You could try in this order from most expensive to least for quick traffic:

    adwords >> MS adcenter >> 7search.

    if you use good keywords, 7search does work quite well.

    good luck

    cheers, Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author jerry25
    Along with all the other great advice you have gotten in this thread, have you considered looking for affiliates through the warrior forum? It is a good idea to also do this on your website. I'm not sure if you are even intertaining the idea of having affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author Davmo
      Originally Posted by jerry25 View Post

      Along with all the other great advice you have gotten in this thread, have you considered looking for affiliates through the warrior forum? It is a good idea to also do this on your website. I'm not sure if you are even intertaining the idea of having affiliates.
      Since I am newbie in internet marketing, could you explain how to set up an affiliate program to sell my product? (see. below in my sign for my website)

      Thanks for your response.

      Davmo
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  • Profile picture of the author Davmo
    Thanks a lot guys for your advices!

    I am going to work hard on ways you mentioned above. I am interested in AdWords. And BabyMama's offer seems to be really attractive!

    I think Backgamii.com (see. my sign) is probably a gaming niche, since there are over 140K in the USA alone that have an interest in Backgammon. Poker bots are used a lot for the game online, while Backgamii is the first official bot to play on backgammon sites. And the tool plays backgammon excellently. So, to be quick... I believe in backgamii.com, because the tool I propose is something really new and efficient for making money!

    Warriors, Backgamii is a software obeying the rule "Try before you buy". So, why don't you try the Demo Version?

    Have a good WE!
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    • Profile picture of the author RobertDArcy
      Go where your audience traffic is already. Run a search in YouTube for 'Playing backgammon', 'learning backgammon'. Find videos that have high view rates. See if the creator of the video(s) has a channel with lots of videos? Is the owner of the channel currently monetizing their channel? If they aren't currently monetizing their channel then PM them through YouTube and ask if they would be willing to feature a banner linking to your site on their channel for $15/month (or whatever makes sense commercially for your product price point). Rinse and repeat until you find some takers. Pay them via paypal, send them the banner and watch some targeted traffic come in.
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  • Profile picture of the author dame016
    If you want instant, free traffic for the next several days, sign up on StumbleUpon, hit the like button, and watch your followers grow. Sharing your blog url can earn you daily visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davmo
    How could I continue in Warriors Forum with backgamii.com? I mean what can I actually do, what kind of posts, in what subforums?

    Another thing... if you like playing backgammon, why don't you try yourself the Demo Version?

    Thanks to all for your advices!

    Davmo
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  • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
    Originally Posted by Davmo View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I will be quick. I have designed and developped a software about online backgammon. I have also been working for a long time on the web site. But so far, my sales have been quite disappointing because the traffic is low.

    So, Warriors I think I need you now. Could you give me some hints/tips to increase my traffic?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    davmo

    PS: Of course... if you like playing backgammon, you could try yourself the Demo Version of the software available in the website - see. below on my sign!
    PPC advertising is one of if not the fastest way to get traffic to your site which can lead to conversions. Being that we are a PPC search engine I am making myself available to you should you have any specific questions. Shoot me an email and we can discuss further if you choose. bstanley at 7search.com.
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    • Profile picture of the author Davmo
      Originally Posted by 7SearchBrad View Post

      PPC advertising is one of if not the fastest way to get traffic to your site which can lead to conversions. Being that we are a PPC search engine I am making myself available to you should you have any specific questions. Shoot me an email and we can discuss further if you choose. bstanley at 7search.com.
      Hi Brad,

      Thanks for you response. I am very interested in your offer. I am going to have a look at 7search.com during this week. I will probably ask you some questions by PM to clarify how to process.

      Davmo

      PS: I am quite suprised by quality of the answers on Warrior Forum ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author lifeworthliving
    As many of the people suggested, PPC is definitely the fastest way to increase traffic to your site. Try setting up a Facebook PPC campaign and measure the results. You should be able to generate some high-quality leads from that alone. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustLight
    Paid traffic should be the best option.
    I will advise you set up two ads, one on Facebook and another on Bidvertiser. Compare and contrast, then go with the one that gives you the best result.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davmo
    Thanks a lot Warriors!

    You are really good guys and you are giving me a lot of ideas.

    So far, PPC advertising seems to be the best for increasing the traffic on my site

    Davmo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davmo
    Originally Posted by Mike Artime View Post

    well there's two types of traffic... free and paid.... If you want to pay for traffic you can by ad space, maybe run a media buy campaign but careful because you can loose money fast. You can also rent someone's email list on that subject. Now paid campaigns you really have to do your research to make it profitable, find out WHO your perfect customer is, and WHERE they are then place the ads there. For free traffic, look to youtube, twitter, and google. This forum I'm sure covers all these topics so you maybe want to look around there.

    Paid traffic is quicker, free traffic takes longer but once it gets started you can't even stop it if you tried. You can always do both though

    Hope this helps, best of luck.

    Mike
    Thanks Mike for your intelligent comment. It is really a good synthesis in 2 words on how to improve traffic!

    Davmo
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  • Profile picture of the author nerdy22
    i think the best way to drive renewable traffic is Facebook fan-page
    customized to ask your visitor to share your link in his wall
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