Top Five Ways to Drive Targeted Traffic

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I know there are several ways to drive traffic to a blog or website and I also know there are many postings on here that cover this. I have found myself getting scattered with my approach and wanted to see if I could narrow my methods down to about five of the BEST. I love forum posting and I write blog entries. Can anyone give me a top five that are unquestionably the best so I can get focused?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    Here's 5 top ways
    1. Social Media Marketing (facebook, twitter, etc..)
    2. Video Marketing (youtube, metacafe, etc..)
    3. Guest Blogging
    4. Forum Posting
    5. Niche Blog Commenting on low OBL posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
    You first of all, need great content. You then need to optimize those articles with backlinks to them. Backlinking is simple - take your link and put it where people will see it - preferably on dofollow websites. After a while, it will all start to come together, snowball effect. You get out of it what you put into it. Keep up the hard work. Are you targeting any keywords to rank for in Google?
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  • Profile picture of the author johntan17
    This is my best 5:

    1. Youtube Videos
    2. Social Media Marketing (Pinterest is the best)
    3. Guest Blogging
    4. Article Marketing and submit article to article directories
    5. Convert article into pdf and powerpoint, upload to Scribd, Docstoc, Slideshare, Authorstream, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinks Weekend
    Top 5 ways to drive targeted traffic:

    1) Web 2.0 articles.
    2) Search engines
    3) Videos
    4) PPC
    5) Email marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    if we are talking about free traffic in particular order

    forums
    link bait
    social media
    seo
    blog commenting
    guest posting
    articles
    videos

    top paid traffic methods

    solo ads

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Muhsin Aziz
    Hello everyone,

    I don't have 5 strategies.
    But I can share 3 free strategies that I have used
    to drive traffic.

    1) Forum Marketing
    2) Blog Commenting
    3) Classified Ads.

    Although some classified ads arent really free.
    You gotta pay like $9.95 per month to post
    unlimited ads.

    Hope that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author nileearls
      what are those sites you have used best to yur advantage as far as ads goes?
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  • Profile picture of the author roadywreck
    Great Content will do! I also prefer Video Marketing and MEME images. It insanely drives more traffic to a website! Well, still depends on a topic you wanted to write. Keep in touch to those people in your industry and share your ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author bowo84
    1. Article Directories
    2. Web 2.0
    3. Private Blog Network
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    • Profile picture of the author hilarious89
      According to me the 5 strategies are:

      1. Forum posting
      2. Blog commenting
      3. Social Media Marketing (Facebook, twitter, google plus)
      4. Social Bookmarking
      5. Email Marketing
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      • 1. PPC, offline/online private ads and solo email ads.
        2. Contributing informative, entertaining and helpful content in contextually relevant social communities/groups/networks, such as Web forums, blog networks and online social groups.

        3. Content syndication and guest authoring.
        4. Get affiliates. Develop a product, post it as an affiliate product with a 90% or more commissions per sale in various affiliate networks, then promote it.

        5. Video marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author anes amrani
    1- SEO
    2- Email marketing
    3- Social Marketing
    4- Video marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author sicocos
    I think social media is the most powerful tool to bring traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author hazyl lee
    i do articles (for branding and long term traffic purpose) Forum posting. I tried usfreeads, but it didn't work out (i suggest not to do classified ads because there are a lot of ads out there). I do soloads as well. This one works well
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  • Profile picture of the author retsced
    These ARE the top 5..
    1) Youtube
    2) Guest posting
    3) Social (fb, twitter, pinterest)
    4) Article Dir
    5) Forums (high traffic)
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    does email marketing work well?
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Dunstan
      Originally Posted by sarah23 View Post

      does email marketing work well?
      Email marketing is the best to bring targeted traffic if it is done correctly. You can switch the traffic on and off like a tap if you have your own list, and you will never be hit by Google algorithm changes!

      Naturally, you need a list. All Internet Marketers should focus on building a list. You will want to do this eventually, so why not start with it. A sale is one thing - but with a list member, you can have multiple sales over a long period of time.

      There is loads of good advice on here about building lists for email marketing so I won't bore you with it now. However, I agree with some others. If you have some money behind you - go for solo ads. Very powerful.

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  • Profile picture of the author loi77
    Buying solo ads for sure is the best way to drive targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author sscot
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    1. ad buys
    2. ad buys
    3. ad buys
    4. ad buys
    5. ad buys
    Yes, top ways for targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    1. SEO
    2. Video Marketing
    3. PPV
    4. PPC
    5. Media Buys
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  • Profile picture of the author Srele
    FREE:
    1. Social Media
    2. Article Marketing
    3. Forums
    4. Blogs

    PAID:
    1. PPC
    2. Banner Ads
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  • Profile picture of the author kc33
    Write a high quality blog post. Then ask 7 other bloggers in your niche who have a big social media presence to share it
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Tango
    Pretty much what the others have said. One thing I will add though, is it's important to be diversified with your traffic sources. There's no point relying on just one, as you never know when it's going to get taken away.

    In no particular order, try using:

    Paid traffic (If you can afford it),
    Guest Blogging,
    Forum Marketing,
    Twitter (Automate this, manual is long and you don't get a good ROI).

    As well as gaining traffic, you need to learn how to retain that traffic. If people turn up on your site and bounce straight off, all your efforts will be for nothing. So make sure you offer something of value, and ensure you're getting traffic that matches your offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremTheMarketer
    This is my best 5:

    1. Youtube Videos
    2. Social Media Marketing (Pinterest is the best)
    3. Email marketing
    4. Article Marketing and submit article to article directories
    5. Convert article into pdf and powerpoint, upload to Scribd, Docstoc, Slideshare, Authorstream, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author fenixpro
    Yes, I agree with a lot of these responses.

    But it completely depends on what you are driving them to and why. Both untargeted and targeted traffic can mean nothing if you don't have a funnel in place to turn them into what you want (customers, subscribers, readers, etc).

    Another way to look at some of these methods too is to think of which might be the best residual traffic source or sources. The ^^^ post mentions turning articles into pdf and powerpoint and the then uploading them to sharing sites for those mediums.

    Yes, I agree, this is a good idea. But really, you can usually transform most content into other types of content. Repurposing content this way and sharing it can take one original piece and turn it into 5 or more. That's 5x the exposure and most of it will stay up online indefinitely so it's potentially residual.

    Article becomes slideshow becomes video becomes powerpoint becomes podcast becomes ebook (pdf) becomes kindle book = lots o' traffic

    Or bulk buy traffic via ad buys, newsletter buys, solo ads and more.

    Just don't go spending too much money until after you have your funnel converting the way you want it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    A lot of good posts here....I like seeing the social media platforms and YouTube at the top....good stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author CoryVanGeest
    Solo ads are defiantly the best way......
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
    SEO
    Forum posting
    Blog commenting
    PPC
    Solo ads
    Video marketing (on Youtube, Vimeo, etc. - I would also suggest you check out services like Viddy for social media integration...)
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    We can give plenty of traffic method but you need to understand which traffic method is converting most..

    Some traffic method FREE traffic does not convert but if you paid method, they convert very well so it depends which one doing good..

    What I do is..

    1) Blogging
    2) Social Media
    3) Forum
    4) Blog Commenting

    All this traffic method you can do if you have good time, but you can't give 24 hours on this traffic so you need to be consistently with one traffic for a week time or a month and than jump to other traffic method.

    FREE traffic is all the time slowly but long term, paid traffic is fast and quick to see the results.... I hope this helps you..
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  • Profile picture of the author davidsu
    Banned
    6. For me... it's only one Media Buying/ PPC
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  • Profile picture of the author mocniyoda
    If you have money, than AdWords PPC would be the best.

    If you don't have money, then this is the best solution;

    1. YouTube - video marketing
    2. Related forum commenting
    3. Social Networks (twitter, Facebook)
    4. Related blog commenting
    5. Email marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author SergeMonrois
    Google Adwords.
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  • Profile picture of the author myadcorner
    I think Articles are the best way to drive targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dragonfire Wealth
    I'm going to get flamed for this (probably) but PPC is still the best damn targeted traffic generator there is IMHO. 1-2 weeks of a huge broad keyword list, canning the crap and putting the money into the higher converting ones, then really beefing those up (i never do more than 1000% in a week, the population of the internet is large, not infinite, there IS a cieling)

    This is from an Affiliate perspective of course...or a landing page, any page that will make a sale, not for adsense sites or anything like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author footbag_man
    Originally Posted by jrpventures View Post

    I know there are several ways to drive traffic to a blog or website and I also know there are many postings on here that cover this. I have found myself getting scattered with my approach and wanted to see if I could narrow my methods down to about five of the BEST. I love forum posting and I write blog entries. Can anyone give me a top five that are unquestionably the best so I can get focused?
    Video marketing
    Google content network
    SEO
    email marketing (JV's)
    PPV
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  • Profile picture of the author mrfinnj
    cool good read, thanbks!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnyhart
    good stuff guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author leroybutler
    one of the best way to drive targeted traffic is Social Media Marketing using the top social networking sites - facebook, twitter, google+, linkedin, tumblr and pinterest...
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    • Profile picture of the author hilarious89
      Originally Posted by sirtiman View Post

      Solo ads
      RSS
      Google
      Forum
      fiverr
      Can you describe a little more in details how can we drive targeted traffic to our site by using solo ads and RSS?
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  • Profile picture of the author KickAss Marketing
    1. Social Media Marketing
    2. Article MArketing
    3. Guest Blogging
    4. Forums and onlline groups
    5. Make a list of subscriber
    But if you really want results right away you may try to optimize your website use SEO some of the SEO's offers different kinds of package depending on your budget.
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  • Profile picture of the author pizaruu
    youtube and bolg see my signature
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  • Profile picture of the author LTurnerJVManager
    Some really fantastic methods in this thread guys!

    Perfect resource for anyone just starting out or needing more traffic....

    Lewis
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