$500 for traffic, what would you spend it on?

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Hey guys, trying to get some more traffic moved to my raffle site . I have about $500 to play with. Looking for suggestions for the best way to spend it to get traffic to my site. So if you had $500 to spend on generating traffic, where would you spend it? ppc, seo package?? Thanks guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendanm
    Buy a ton of ads from Adwords, Facebook, PPC sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Studio13
      Originally Posted by Brendanm View Post

      Buy a ton of ads from Adwords, Facebook, PPC sites.
      That's one idea -- but it's short term.

      If you want "steady" traffic you might have to build it slower. In which case you would target organic seo. For this, buying unique content and backlinking services to get your site ranked for it's keywords is a great "long term" payoff.
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    • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
      Originally Posted by Brendanm View Post

      Buy a ton of ads from Adwords, Facebook, PPC sites.
      That's a great way to get instant traffic, but it's also not a long-term strategy. Once those clicks are paid for, they're gone forever. And, unfortunately, $500 is going to run out real fast in an AdWords campaign.

      If I were you, I'd spend the money on high-quality articles that you can get syndicated. That way, those articles will be out there forever - all showcasing your name, your link, and your expertise. Just yesterday, I saw one of my own articles pop up on a new website - nearly 2 years after I first published it! Publish the right stuff, and you'll wind up getting traffic from it months or years from now.
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  • Profile picture of the author obin94
    I agree with Studio13, If you could get your site to be top 5 for a couple of great keywords that would be much better than ads!
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  • Profile picture of the author linkvana
    Investing in SEO will get you monthly returns on your investment if you choose the right keywords.

    I'd do some keyword research, make sure your site is up to par and then invest in some high quality links to rank for the keywords you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
      It all depends on what you are looking for. Do you want fast results to test and tweak or whatever?

      Is so, ppc would be the best method for that. I personally would recommend fb.

      On the other hand if you want slow and steady traffic that continues to grow then you can do seo. It takes a while but the results are long lasting when compared to ppc.

      Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hardi Wijaya
    Study the nature of your business first

    Some businesses work better when you use offline traffic generation. While some businesses have nature of a speed demon. Offline could them.
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  • Profile picture of the author joekoffi
    If you want fast and short term results, try PPC
    If you want slow, steady results, hire some bookmakers and SEO gurus here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shon Chris
    Originally Posted by redline99k View Post

    Hey guys, trying to get some more traffic moved to my raffle site . I have about $500 to play with. Looking for suggestions for the best way to spend it to get traffic to my site. So if you had $500 to spend on generating traffic, where would you spend it? ppc, seo package?? Thanks guys!

    By "RAFFLE" site do you mean the kind that are powered by scripts like...Sweepscripts
    or do you mean raffle site in the traditional sense.

    I only ask so that I can give a proper answer.....if you're running a Sweepscripts style raffle site, then that falls roughly in the category of GPT .

    If thats the case...you can start by going to the various GPT sites that sell advertising and you can buy banner placements on those sites relatively cheaply .

    No matter what type of raffle site it is....I also strongly agree with starting slowly and buying some backlink packages or even SEO services that can easily be found here in the WSO, or Warrior For Hire sections.

    Wishing You Awesome Success!
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  • Profile picture of the author redline99k
    Thanks guys for your input! This will be for my raffle/content locker site in my signature. Not sure how well articles submissions would work for a site like this. Its not a niche that you can write info people would want to read. Its pretty much an incentive program, which is why I was confused on the best way to pull more traffic. Right now I started marketing on twitter, facebook, and youtube, but they still have a ways to go. Thanks for all the advice, I will look into some of the suggestions mentioned. Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinksboy
    Adwords is the best for instant traffic the next best is facebook for PPC
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  • Profile picture of the author redline99k
    It seems hard for me to get cheap clicks with Adwords, I'm trying alot of different keywords. What seems a bit odd to me is that the keyword tool says a certain keyword will average .12 a click, but after I add it I get the orange warning message next to the keyword saying "below first page bid", and it says to bid .80. Whats considered a good price for a click? .20 or lower?
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