What traffic methods work for you?

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What traffic methods free or paid work for you?
There are so many traffic methods out there its confusing as to what to use does it depend on the niche? what works best for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    For me it is making sure the people who come to my site have great reasons to come back and tell their friends. Then I send an occasional email to make sure they know about new reasons to come back. I do not spend a dime on other marketing until I have this part working VERY well.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenWatanabe
    YouTube traffic has been working pretty well for me for my niche sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author footbag_man
    Originally Posted by tommo25 View Post

    What traffic methods free or paid work for you?
    There are so many traffic methods out there its confusing as to what to use does it depend on the niche? what works best for you?

    I only do video marketing at the moment.. It works the best for me by far.

    Fergal
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  • Profile picture of the author Samaseth
    SEO (writing good content for related keywords)
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    i get great results using solo ads and often make my money back right off the bat and often make money too

    also i use my personal blog to generate lots of free traffic

    a blog does take time to brand but worth every minute of your time as it certainly pays off further down the line

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author carlpicot
    Price stretched front end offer (very high value) with brilliant affiliate rates so they want to promote for you.

    Saves you doing all the graft!!

    cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author hostwindsEvanM
    Build something.. you have to start somewhere. Paying for ads always works of course, just have to target the customer and figure out what works best for you.
    What have you tried so far?
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    • Profile picture of the author tommo25
      Hi thanks all for this great information i,ve tried alot of different traffic methods mainly free. Would most agree that i need to work on one of the less popular niches not say make money online or weight loss?

      thanks again for your time
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    SEO for me over the last 10 years has done me proud :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author BenjaminB
    You said it yourself, it really does depend on the niche because many advertising sources are just that, their very own niche in which you will only do well if you are showing offers that particular crowd likes to see. You wouldn't go to a doughnut shop and try to sell salad now would you I market advertising sources thus I advertise places where people are always looking for more advertising which is on advertising sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    1) Article marketing
    2) Forum marketing
    3) Social marketing

    (I really dont do video marketing, twitter, or facebook. So i have other ways to get lots of social traffic)

    4) Email marketing
    5) Blogging within your niche
    6) Blog commenting
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  • Profile picture of the author imgeek2727
    I think SEO is the great traffic method..Link building,forum post,social bookmarking,directory submission are very helpful to increase traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Lazenby
    For me it's PPC every time. Sure, it's scary when you start out but once your campaigns are working, it's as close to autopilot as it gets, in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek_Thomas
    It's always interesting to such diverse answers from such diverse people. At the end of the day though, the answers are all pretty much the same. It's quite rare someone will post in a thread like this an answer that hasn't been shared countless times before. With that said though, here's my advice: take these high-level ideas, do a little bit of research, and from there choose your favorites. Don't try and dilute yourself by doing a little of this and a little of that, scattered all over the place. Pick a method. Learn it (free resources for whatever your chosen method may be are all over the Forum as well as through a Google search). And most importantly, implement it wholeheartedly long enough to actually get a feel for whether or not it "works" for you. Ultimately though, each of these methods work, and work well. Like with anything, you're just going to have to work it.

    Best,
    Derek
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      Originally Posted by Derek_Thomas View Post

      It's always interesting to such diverse answers from such diverse people. At the end of the day though, the answers are all pretty much the same. It's quite rare someone will post in a thread like this an answer that hasn't been shared countless times before. With that said though, here's my advice: take these high-level ideas, do a little bit of research, and from there choose your favorites. Don't try and dilute yourself by doing a little of this and a little of that, scattered all over the place. Pick a method. Learn it (free resources for whatever your chosen method may be are all over the Forum as well as through a Google search). And most importantly, implement it wholeheartedly long enough to actually get a feel for whether or not it "works" for you. Ultimately though, each of these methods work, and work well. Like with anything, you're just going to have to work it.

      Best,
      Derek

      Derek's is the best reply to date. Why exactly would someone want to post an answer that works, is unique, and hasn't been shared countless times before?

      So I give away my targetted traffic method for 10m+ free views a month, and suddenly thousands of IM's are using it and it's no longer unique. The traffic then becomes diluted and I've shot myself in the foot.

      That's not to say if someone had an appropriate niche for this method and made me an offer I couldn't refuse, that I wouldn't share it with one or two
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    • Originally Posted by Gary Pettit View Post

      Solo Ads work great
      oh yuck. Not solo ads again. I am so sick about hearing about them.

      Affiliate traffic is #1
      Building a list of buyers is super hot
      And you can't complain about free traffic from search.

      Funny thing - I just got onto page one of google for a product I haven't even launched yet. Wasn't trying to show up in search; it just happened. Granted, the keyword "video sales funnels" gets f-all as far as searches. Ranking for "video squeeze pages" would be slightly more impressive, but barely.
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  • Profile picture of the author laracoates28
    Twitter, Facebook, Google and blog commenting
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  • Profile picture of the author jthomason
    I think I have had the best luck with videos so far, as a few others here.
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  • Profile picture of the author FabCuty87
    I mostly rely on seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    I have been using facebook and youtube traffic and they are doing pretty well for me too.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmoby
    I've taken a small break from regular website ranking and moved to video ranking. Youtube traffic is my favourite by far. So much easier, i hope it never changes
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    Here's an alternative to search marketing, which I really love. I'm stealing traffic from popular blogs, marketplaces, social hubs etc.

    What exact sites? It depends on my niche and target audience. For example, if I'm catering to women, Pinterest can be my best weapon. But I just don't rely on it as it's owned by someone else and I can never control what would happen to it. Same with all other web properties I'm stealing traffic from.

    As usual, content marketing is my favorite. Based on my experience, I can say article syndication is rising again. It's viable for almost all of my niches.

    I'm also getting great results from ebook and press release distributions.

    I also use social media for most of my niches. Facebook advertising works great for me, but I guess it's not everyone's cup of tea.

    I'm testing Kindle, and guest blogging on highly popular news sites nowadays.

    You see, there are thousand ways of generating traffic. You have to work. You have to test.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Working traffic methods: Facebook, SEO in Google, Twitter
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  • Profile picture of the author lovercase
    Google and email!
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  • Profile picture of the author juliamedlton
    I do video and email marketing to increase my traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author martimoney
    1. Video Marketing, you tube
    2. Paid traffic solo ads to build my list and market to in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author VHSEOMike
    Article marketing, forum marketing and social sites have been very good for me
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  • Profile picture of the author rob9482
    Now I know it sounds boring but the best consistent traffic source for me has got to be forum marketing.

    Long as you provide free information and really help people then you'll be surprised at the amount of traffic that you can generate this way.

    Like I said it's boring and old but still works really well.
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  • Profile picture of the author facetheboss
    Hey everyone,

    I agree with @VHSEOMike with what he has suggested it is good organic listing in search engines and unique content. Thanks for sharing this.

    Another good one is. It depends what your marketing plan is. If it contains promoting a product/service then video marketing is a good one that is starting to come in place now. With Video SEO pages then submitting to Google etc

    Viral Planet based in Central London, Covent Garden is a leading online viral video campaigns distributor maybe this could help people to distribute campaigns online.

    Anyway I have subscribed to their publisher network, which is giving opportunities to sites to convert their traffic to revenue. This works out to be more than Google Adsense.

    Viral Planet invite high traffic sites to become a strategic & high-value publisher.

    They operate a number of high-volume Viral Video Campaigns and Online Video Advertisements and if your site is getting high traffic then this would be excellent for the genres and consumer brands that we are currently working with.

    Check them out guys if you want to make money from your high traffic sites. Viral Planet | Viral Marketing Campaigns | Online Video Advertising | Viral Videos | Social Video | Viral Campaigns

    Steve Perkins
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  • Profile picture of the author dinoseo
    Hi,

    SEO is the most reliable source of unlimited niche traffic, so concentrate on SEO to attain good ranking for relevant keywords. A successful SEO depends on optimization for the right keywords and targeting 1 keyword per page using good Quality of contents.

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  • Profile picture of the author Media spider
    Getting traffic through social networking sites like facebook, twitter and youtube. Facebook is one of the largest traffic generating website in the world. Google they them self launched Google plus. Now, Google gives more importance to social networking sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jtraits
    Ads (google ads, facebook) , social media (linkedin, twitter, fb) , posts with backlinks , email marketing, youtube ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Wright
    Solo ads for paid traffic. YouTube and video marketing for free traffic. I've had some results from Facebook and other social media, but not as much as I thought I would.
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  • Profile picture of the author schttrj
    Follow the Pareto's Principle. You need to find out which 20% of the input bring 80% of the results!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ttone7
    I have been doing amazing with pop under traffic

    Kicks ass
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Originally Posted by tommo25 View Post

    What traffic methods free or paid work for you?
    I earn a very nice monthly income as an Amazon affiliate by easily ranking low competition products and capturing lots of "buying traffic" via organic search.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigjonnyg
    I use stricktly google adwords
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  • Profile picture of the author monsterfish29
    Customer email and subscribe lists have worked very well for me in the past. I dont tend to spend much on ad words..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    MediaBuys & PPC are the best quality traffic you can find.
    Always make sure you have a solid funnel behind closed doors!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Gray
    For me its the following:

    you-tube
    Facebook Pages and Apps
    Forum Posting
    Blog Articles
    Social Network Posting using Hootsuite
    Social Bookmarking
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
      Right now for me its facebook, twitter and organic searches. If you spend a little time fine tuning your site and making sure the right places know where you are, you can save yourself a lot of time spinning your wheels.
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