No Traffic Whatsoever From Press Release

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Have any Warrior experienced this? I did the following to get traffic to the site:
- ebook submission
- press release
- doc sharing
- podcast
- rss
- video, etc.

But none of these sources bring me any traffic. So, what works for you?
#press #release #traffic #whatsoever
  • Profile picture of the author JimMichael
    Well, traffic or no traffic - it needs to be targeted.

    In terms of your press release (because that's the only area of your list I specialize in), your story probably wasn't strong enough to warrant excitement in readers.

    A lot of people use a press release as an opportunity to advertise - and this isn't the best approach. There's a specific formula you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by kjblitz View Post

    Have any Warrior experienced this? I did the following to get traffic to the site:
    - ebook submission
    - press release
    - doc sharing
    - podcast
    - rss
    - video, etc.

    But none of these sources bring me any traffic. So, what works for you?
    Maybe you are in a niche that just does not get much traffic. Maybe you need to wait longer before you decide they are not bringing you traffic. Maybe your accounts were hacked or canceled due to not following the terms and conditions. There are many reasons why you may not be getting traffic.

    I can tell you from personal experience I have received traffic from all of the methods you mention except podcast. The only reason I have not received traffic from a podcast is because I have not done one.

    I would look at what you are doing and really figure out if people are seeing your message and have a chance to click on your link to your site. These are all very viable sources of traffic and my guess is it is not the method, but the way you are trying to use the method.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    The methods which you have shared can not be your major traffic source in any case excepting video.

    So don't worry much about it. But all the methods will improve your website ranking long term. So you can see increase gradual increase in your website traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by seobuzz View Post

      The methods which you have shared can not be your major traffic source in any case excepting video.

      So don't worry much about it. But all the methods will improve your website ranking long term. So you can see increase gradual increase in your website traffic.
      This is simply not true. Now, I don't recommend only using the methods you stated, but I know people that have made quite a bit of money just using press releases. I also know people that have done quite well just with podcasts.

      Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    How much did you use each of these methods?

    Did submit your documents, articles, PRs to a lot of sites? Or just one?

    Did you do a lot of good keyword research?

    Is everything written by a quality writer?

    Is your niche in a "hungry" market like finance, relationships or health?

    As Ben pointed out, all of those methods can drive traffic if you use them right...
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  • Profile picture of the author azmanar
    Originally Posted by kjblitz View Post

    Have any Warrior experienced this? I did the following to get traffic to the site:
    - ebook submission
    - press release
    - doc sharing
    - podcast
    - rss
    - video, etc.

    But none of these sources bring me any traffic. So, what works for you?
    Bro,

    TRAFFIC NEED CAMPAIGNS.

    For each of the methods you mentioned, QUANTITY is very much required. This refers to the frequency as well as the number of channels. For instance, if you use VIDEOS, you need many videos uploaded in many different channels, REGULARLY.

    So you cannot just blast once and wait. Do it again and again with different materials for the same site. The traffic will come, if your promo is compelling AND IF the channels have your targeted audience.

    It is very strange that you did not mention some of the most effective methods such as PPC/V (CPC, CPM & CPV) campaigns, blog network postings, SEO, Social Book Marking, Social Media ( Twitter & Facebook), Yahoo Groups and Forum Marketing.

    The first step to kick-off a viral traffic to your site is spend time on SEO first. And then spend some money on PPC campaigns. If you have $300 to $500 to spare, try CPM in Plenty of Fish for a week.

    If money is a concern and you have a lot of time to spare, go for Social Media, Yahoo Groups and Forum Marketing. These require you to engage your audience by being active and responsive.

    If your niche is a red hot one, you will face lots of competitors. You'll not be visible to your audience. Get a micro-niche to work on.

    As the norm, free campaigns means traffic will come gradually. Paid campaigns bring targeted traffic quicker to your site.

    Whatever way you choose, welcome your visitors with compelling content and downloadable viral materials plus a BIG SQUARE SUBSCRIBE NOW BOX.
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  • Profile picture of the author pacelattin
    I never thought press releases were good for traffic unless niche based. Ie, if you have a great new yoga product and need stores to carry it, maybe...

    Originally Posted by kjblitz View Post

    Have any Warrior experienced this? I did the following to get traffic to the site:
    - ebook submission
    - press release
    - doc sharing
    - podcast
    - rss
    - video, etc.

    But none of these sources bring me any traffic. So, what works for you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by pacelattin View Post

      I never thought press releases were good for traffic unless niche based. Ie, if you have a great new yoga product and need stores to carry it, maybe...
      Obviously you have no idea what a Press Release is then. These are not used just to get a store to carry your product, in fact they are rarely used for that anymore.

      Press Releases can be any newsworthy item like a new website, an expansion of a business, a merger of businesses, a new blog, a change in management, or a number of other things. Most of the time they are used online to announce a new blog or website or for a product launch and they can be very highly effective if done properly.

      Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author ajrocks
    I've never had any real traffic from press releases, I think they are only good for back linking. Better to do them then not.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    did you search the keywords and used them well on the Press Release, the target of PR today is not traffic but getting ranked well on some keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author profitmaster7
    You didn't say how long you've been using these methods. Can you give us a better idea? What is your target market and what is your sales pitch? Are you writing these yourself and are you a capable writer?
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    It all depends on how many times did you do all those things, and how well did you perform them... if you did them poorly without much research, lack of traffic is not surprising...
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