All Free Traffic - By the Thousands - Tips

by SandraLarkin Banned
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Here are two ways to drive a ton of free traffic to an site:

1: Youtube

2: Forum Marketing.


The first one is obvious, but people just do not use it enough. Those that do recognize how damn powerful it is.

You can take any niche site, make 50 videos in the niche, can be a minute or so long, tag the videos with proper keywords, and you will drive an insane amount of free traffic to your site. Some marketers use this exclusively, and make THOUSANDS using nothing but affiliate links in their videos.


It may seem obvious but get workin on this NOW, because you aare passing up insane free traffic. If you have a video that hits it big, you will have hundreds of thousands of hits from ONE video.


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Forum Marketing:


This is another overlooked tactic nowadays.


I put up a site, a mini-site that sold a clickbank type "How to" product and signed up to some related forums with thousands of members each, and then started posting. I had my link in my signature obviously, and then started posting, ACTUAL posts hat were relevant to the conversation.


What happens? You get thousands of targeted hits of the course of a month, and you will make hundreds to thousands of dollars a site you do this with a month. This is also just ONE site. You can do this in many niches, at the same time.



I know these may seem old, or not as sexy as the newest thing, but these WORK, they are FREE, and drive targeted traffic


Feel free to throw in more like the above to the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author DonnyBoy
    Some of the best techniques are those that have been tried and tested. Thanks for the reminder. Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author infinityplr
    I agree! These simple tricks on how to gain free traffic have been used by many marketers already in any kind of niches.

    Very good post/ thread to make a reminder for us IMers and those new ones. Maximized your use of Youtube and forum sites. Maximized your use of all the resource present and available for you.

    Thumbs up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Boorer
    Hi Sandra,
    Just wondering if you could clarify something for me about forum marketing. I have a website selling plr articles, so to get traffic to that, would I look for plr forums or forums in some of the niches that I have written plr articles about. For instance, health forums or pet forums?
    thanks

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    • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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      Originally Posted by Beverley Boorer View Post

      Hi Sandra,
      Just wondering if you could clarify something for me about forum marketing. I have a website selling plr articles, so to get traffic to that, would I look for plr forums or forums in some of the niches that I have written plr articles about. For instance, health forums or pet forums?
      thanks

      bev.
      Bev,


      Yea, well you may want to look at internet marketing forums, like this one, and place it in your signature for the articles, as well as going to their individual niches as well.


      However, going to the individual niche forums, you will most likely have to center your articles into selling an affiliate product of some sort.

      For example give away some of those plr articles in a health forum, and have an affiliate link to product inside the plr article.


      Do yo see what I mean?
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    • Profile picture of the author aldog25
      Great info Thanks a lot!
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    • Profile picture of the author cobwab
      Originally Posted by Beverley Boorer View Post

      Hi Sandra,
      Just wondering if you could clarify something for me about forum marketing. I have a website selling plr articles, so to get traffic to that, would I look for plr forums or forums in some of the niches that I have written plr articles about. For instance, health forums or pet forums?
      thanks

      bev.
      Do you change these plr articles in any way?

      Otherwise they are just spam.

      Do you run them through a spinner to make them unique?

      Do you recommend changing them before releasing to Internet?
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Totally agree.

    Youtube seems to becoming very popular these days due to it's incredible authority/ranking power.

    ...And Forum marketing, old school but in my opinion, still one of the best out there.

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  • Profile picture of the author svk_hereiam
    Yes, these are old tactics but as is oftem said, OLD IS GOLD these are evergreen techniques and chances are they will continue to work in the foreseeable future....
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  • Profile picture of the author jpsween88
    Great advice, the only thing I can add is to remember to actually give it a shot. Yes there may be millions of videos on youtube but the avg person has no idea how to get it ranked. Don't be afraid to feel "smarter" than some of the competition. You cant win if you dont play
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Yes, Another tactic that still works is yahoo answers. There are literally millions of questions in every niche you can imagine.
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  • Profile picture of the author vladf22
    Couldn't agree more. You can also drive more traffic on Youtube if you comment on other people's videos that are in your niche. Make a relevant comment and people might check out your account and videos. You could even mention your account and how it has more info about this subject/related subject and people will visit your account to see.
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  • Profile picture of the author waynemoney
    No joke I have gotten $1000 worth of sales in the past three months from forum post alone. Just be relevant and helpful.
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    • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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      Originally Posted by waynemoney View Post

      No joke I have gotten $1000 worth of sales in the past three months from forum post alone. Just be relevant and helpful.
      I know. Free quality traffic works every day of the week. Forum marketing will always work.

      You must actualyl interact though. Give value, or else your offer will be worthless.
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    • Profile picture of the author devonm
      Originally Posted by waynemoney View Post

      No joke I have gotten $1000 worth of sales in the past three months from forum post alone. Just be relevant and helpful.
      I am unable to know if you were lucky at this or if it was a buyer niche as I dont know what your niche is.
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      • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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        Originally Posted by devonm View Post

        I am unable to know if you were lucky at this or if it was a buyer niche as I dont know what your niche is.
        It is more to do with how you interact with the forum.


        You need to provide value in the conversations you are involved with. You will need to establish a presence as well. Most niches are "buyer" niches. There are always "how to" guides to promote if you can no think of anything else.
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        • Profile picture of the author redeem54
          Hi Sandra,

          Could you give more details on this post? (There are always "how to" guides to promote if you can no think of anything else.)

          Thanks,

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  • Profile picture of the author Keen F
    im curious, what do you put in the videos? I remember trying the video thing a while back and I didn't really get that many views but I was probably doing it wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Well Keen, it all really depends on what you are attempting to market.

    What did you have in mind?
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    I don't use YouTube regularly. but I am a forum gig
    I get a lot of responses form forum and these are really quality traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    I put up a site, a mini-site that sold a clickbank type "How to" product and signed up to some related forums with thousands of members each, and then started posting. I had my link in my signature obviously, and then started posting, ACTUAL posts hat were relevant to the conversation.
    If you do this in your niche and get good results you really need to take it to the next level by linking to a squeeze page and then make the product your OTO.

    Then you need to develop a back end with additional offers and upsells etc.
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    i agree ! thanks you
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I also agree. I plan to use YouTube very shortly to help drive even more traffic to my sites. I keep reading how helpful it is and I am about to put it to the test.
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    • Profile picture of the author icoachu
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Good tips for newbies.
      Okay, since the list is for newbies, why don't you share tips for INTERMEDIATE IMers? Hmmm?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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        Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

        Okay, since the list is for newbies, why don't you share tips for INTERMEDIATE IMers? Hmmm?
        Great idea, Why don't you start!
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        Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

        Okay, since the list is for newbies, why don't you share tips for INTERMEDIATE IMers? Hmmm?
        Newbies?

        I've been getting consistent laser targeted traffic from same niche forums for the last 6 years, it's hardly a newbie source of traffic.

        The key is getting your same niche links to stick for years by actually participating in the forum & having a legit same niche site, not just some lame CB squeeze page that will get shut down by a forum Mod. for spamming links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Good tips for newbies.

      Heck,
      I hear you - but this is good for the most Advanced marketer as well.

      Usually while we are looking for the newest push button Billionaire traffic technique - we forget about the simple methods that have proven to work for years
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    YouTube is my personal number one free traffic method. Combined with free press releases and form marketing you can be unstoppable!! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Totally agree.

    Only problem is, lots of sites don't allow any sigs at all.

    Grrrr
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  • Profile picture of the author MrJackBauer
    I have a huge problem in that, I simply dont no what to upload for my niche. Whether to make the content fresh or not? I want to make my sports forum boom with traffic - but for some reason, that leaves me puzzled as to what kind of videos to upload and so on.
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      Originally Posted by MrJackBauer View Post

      I have a huge problem in that, I simply dont no what to upload for my niche. Whether to make the content fresh or not? I want to make my sports forum boom with traffic - but for some reason, that leaves me puzzled as to what kind of videos to upload and so on.
      Since you own a sports forum and target sports fans, you should upload... sports videos! Ah, but of course. The most unusual and fan captivating instances of whatever sport you promote.
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    Simple yet powerful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ed Micah
    Youtube is sure to be one of the best and best free traffic you'll ever need -- as long as you do the proper keywords.


    Originally Posted by SandraLarkin View Post

    Here are two ways to drive a ton of free traffic to an site:

    1: Youtube

    2: Forum Marketing.


    The first one is obvious, but people just do not use it enough. Those that do recognize how damn powerful it is.

    You can take any niche site, make 50 videos in the niche, can be a minute or so long, tag the videos with proper keywords, and you will drive an insane amount of free traffic to your site. Some marketers use this exclusively, and make THOUSANDS using nothing but affiliate links in their videos.


    It may seem obvious but get workin on this NOW, because you aare passing up insane free traffic. If you have a video that hits it big, you will have hundreds of thousands of hits from ONE video.


    -----



    Forum Marketing:


    This is another overlooked tactic nowadays.


    I put up a site, a mini-site that sold a clickbank type "How to" product and signed up to some related forums with thousands of members each, and then started posting. I had my link in my signature obviously, and then started posting, ACTUAL posts hat were relevant to the conversation.


    What happens? You get thousands of targeted hits of the course of a month, and you will make hundreds to thousands of dollars a site you do this with a month. This is also just ONE site. You can do this in many niches, at the same time.



    I know these may seem old, or not as sexy as the newest thing, but these WORK, they are FREE, and drive targeted traffic


    Feel free to throw in more like the above to the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author jendg
    Just wondering how to get more and continued views of uploaded youtube videos?
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    • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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      Originally Posted by jendg View Post

      Just wondering how to get more and continued views of uploaded youtube videos?
      It all really depends on the content of your videos, and he strategy you are using. For example, are you using a trategy of a lot of downloads with shorter videos, or are you producing the videos, and creatin longer user generated content?
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    • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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      Originally Posted by jendg View Post

      Just wondering how to get more and continued views of uploaded youtube videos?
      One way is to form your channel around a specific topic, and gain subscribers by constantly updating your channel, and keep putting out new content.


      Another is to upload a ton of videos with correct tagging around as specific niche. You will still gain subscribers, but nowhere near as many.
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    • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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      Originally Posted by jendg View Post

      Just wondering how to get more and continued views of uploaded youtube videos?
      As stated, it really all depends on what yo are uploading.


      For example what are you uploading?


      It is a combination of tagging, content, and the frequency of which you upload. Let me know what type of videos you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    you got a freebie seekers list and can creat good videos, do this,

    I have found it works well sending your list there and having links in videos and descriptions. Works very well.
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    • Profile picture of the author apkkadam
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      you got a freebie seekers list and can creat good videos, do this,

      I have found it works well sending your list there and having links in videos and descriptions. Works very well.
      Cool set of tips for free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author rfuture2009
    Hey thank you for the simple tactics to get things moving. I will have to give it a try
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  • Profile picture of the author Blade Runner 77
    Can you explain something a bit for me? I put up a bunch of videos, for a very small specific niche, just 300 searches per month globally, and for the size of it I'm ok with the amount of traffic it generates. The question is tho, how does one make traffic come to ones new videos on something common like 'train fido to speak english?' Is it a totally passive system of keywords and organic searches, or what is the secret? There's a million videos that don't get traffic at all, just like websites and articles, but for those there are methods. Any tips? Thanks BR88
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    • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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      Originally Posted by Blade Runner 88 View Post

      Can you explain something a bit for me? I put up a bunch of videos, for a very small specific niche, just 300 searches per month globally, and for the size of it I'm ok with the amount of traffic it generates. The question is tho, how does one make traffic come to ones new videos on something common like 'train fido to speak english?' Is it a totally passive system of keywords and organic searches, or what is the secret? There's a million videos that don't get traffic at all, just like websites and articles, but for those there are methods. Any tips? Thanks BR88
      There is an algorithm within youtube, much like google for their searches so you must tag the videos correctly for the search you are going for.

      However, for bigger more competitive searches a video can go viral quickly, and gain a ton of views very fast, or it can sit there for a few weeks doing hardly anything.


      Basically just tag your video correctly as specific as possible. The video will also come up in other related searches, and depending on your niche those searches can be very high volume.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
      Originally Posted by Blade Runner 88 View Post

      Can you explain something a bit for me? I put up a bunch of videos, for a very small specific niche, just 300 searches per month globally, and for the size of it I'm ok with the amount of traffic it generates. The question is tho, how does one make traffic come to ones new videos on something common like 'train fido to speak english?' Is it a totally passive system of keywords and organic searches, or what is the secret? There's a million videos that don't get traffic at all, just like websites and articles, but for those there are methods. Any tips? Thanks BR88
      I would say:

      1. Make A List and promote the new video to them
      2. Make sure the video is good and and encourage them to share
      3. Or if you are a blogger - embed the video on your blog and have Facebook comments installed, so it can go viral
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  • Profile picture of the author lisha shi
    yeah ,sometimes the best working technology is the simplest.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    Yep...YouTube and other old school tactics still work well.
    Article submission and blogging works for me also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    Offline traffic works very well with a good sales funnel in place.
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    • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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      Originally Posted by Osman_M View Post

      Offline traffic works very well with a good sales funnel in place.
      That is true. However, even offline traffic still takes a bit of cash to get started. I.E. printing flyers, etc.


      These methods are completely free and anyone can implement them in their niche immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSL Publishing
    Thanks for the tip.. I'll focus on these two this week.



    Originally Posted by SandraLarkin View Post

    Here are two ways to drive a ton of free traffic to an site:

    1: Youtube

    2: Forum Marketing.


    The first one is obvious, but people just do not use it enough. Those that do recognize how damn powerful it is.

    You can take any niche site, make 50 videos in the niche, can be a minute or so long, tag the videos with proper keywords, and you will drive an insane amount of free traffic to your site. Some marketers use this exclusively, and make THOUSANDS using nothing but affiliate links in their videos.


    It may seem obvious but get workin on this NOW, because you aare passing up insane free traffic. If you have a video that hits it big, you will have hundreds of thousands of hits from ONE video.


    -----



    Forum Marketing:


    This is another overlooked tactic nowadays.


    I put up a site, a mini-site that sold a clickbank type "How to" product and signed up to some related forums with thousands of members each, and then started posting. I had my link in my signature obviously, and then started posting, ACTUAL posts hat were relevant to the conversation.


    What happens? You get thousands of targeted hits of the course of a month, and you will make hundreds to thousands of dollars a site you do this with a month. This is also just ONE site. You can do this in many niches, at the same time.



    I know these may seem old, or not as sexy as the newest thing, but these WORK, they are FREE, and drive targeted traffic


    Feel free to throw in more like the above to the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author jocke1099
    There is no such thing as free traffic! Only paid with time or paid with money
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Anytime you can get free traffic is always good. I like both YouTube and forum marketing. Youtube is a little hard to predict because they have been known to ban members who are in the work at home niche and have deleted a lot of videos that seem as SPAM to them.

    I had one deleted last year. Too bad because that video got like 40,000+ views in less then 1 year and brought me 10-20 visitors to my site each day. So you can just rely on YouTube because you never know with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author luane
      I would add to Youtube and Forum Marketing (both excellent!), Slideshare...I was so surprised when 2 of my Powerpoints hit Hottest slideshare Trending on LinkedIn for a few hours each time...just by adding creative titles. Kristie from Georgia
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    • Profile picture of the author janicej
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      I can understand how youtube can bring a lot of traffic, but wouldn't social media or social bookmarking sites be a better option to get traffic from than forums?
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Keywords on YouTube are very important, but you have to do them right.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    I think forum marketing is way better... Unless you're really good at optimizing your YouTube videos for search results.
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  • Profile picture of the author redeem54
    I have only tried Youtube once or twice but not seriously but my question would be what is the best webcam device to use with marketing on Youtube?:confused:


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  • Profile picture of the author jedsonack2
    I Agree about YouTube, It is a great source to drag traffic to any website.
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisSWN
    You're going to get hits, but if you don't post any GOOD free content on videos, forums, and the like, it won't do you much good.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    Totally agree with you too. Don't use forum marketing as much as I should but the one time I did I grew my list by about 30 in a quiet niche with a quiet forum, but not a method Im a huge fan of generally, think its better if you try and make a presence for yourself before you actually start promoting.
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  • Profile picture of the author SurrealPSD
    Appreciate the headsup, Ive been working with Youtube a lot more this year. Any pointers regarding keyword tagging on Youtube?

    Regards

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  • Profile picture of the author jumpman233345
    thanks for this info everyone it was a very informative read..... So any noob should be using either or both of these methods in there masterplan so to speak lol??????

    thanks all
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    If something works why change it! Old school is good!
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  • Profile picture of the author fallison
    Thanks for the post. These two ideas are the foundation of my business plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya Ortiz
    How about doing what I do? I make a Youtube video and then I connect it to my blog and then I take the blog and promote it on Facebook!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sugar Cube
    Completely agree that YouTube Marketing and Forum Marketing can bring a huge traffic for your website.
    Video are an excellent way to increase traffic for your website. You don't need to think that much about the content for your YouTube marketing because it comes from your blog posts, articles etc. Keep one thing in your mind that you always convey your viewers back to your website. YouTube is the highly ranked in the search engine so it is the best place for generating traffic in your website. Forum also a good place. You can connect lots of people with help of this. The best part is that you can take only few minutes for participating in forum commenting.
    Most of the forums allow you to create a signature that can include a link back to your website. This is essentially free advertising. But one thing I need to include here and that is a good and relevant article can also increase the traffic for website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Burton Lancaster
    Youtube is excellent but it's not really going to lead to a lot of direct sells. Getting those leads in some type of a funnel is the way to go. Personally I use annotations from one video to the next to start my funnel then gradually refer my viewers to a watermarked URL or link in my description. From there grab there email in a timed modal box (15-20 seconds) by offering an irresistible free item.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxjpip
    Thanks Sandra, both traffic is old but it's GREAT.

    For newbies, these methods are good ways to get start, just remember don't spam either of them or you will not get any good result.
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  • Profile picture of the author An Al
    Meh, if you're just loading up a lot of videos and waiting for the magic to happen, it's more likely they will generate next to nothing. Sorry, but build it and they will come doesn't work on Youtube either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    One way that I have received hundreds of visitors per month is by creating a hub on hubpages.

    Squidoo lenses are similar but I have found that if I produce a hub I will receive masses of free traffic and it will last for months and in some cases even a year later I am receiving traffic from one simple hub I spent about an hour producing!

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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Great info...seo can also be a good free way to generate traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan H Kim
    Definitely. Youtube can definitely be a goldmine if you're able to use it to your advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlamae
    Good advice, I totally agree. Another couple of places are to suggest your article links to the top scoop.it pages, list.ly and other blog curating type sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    I'm hearing a lot of people carry on about using only paid traffic. IMHO If you have the time for free traffic it still works. Google traffic + Pdf and go for it
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  • Profile picture of the author Manuelcrc
    Thanks for this post; the second option applies to me but I am not actively looking at Facebook.
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  • Ok, Sandra.
    I was on the lookout for "internet marketing" male experts attentions and articles but I might just divert a little and try with females too.
    Good thing you made this thread because now I'm gonna add you as a friend (if that is possible in this forum). Otherwise, gonna have to add you as a friend on other networks like Face Book, etc.
    I really don't do Social Networking and so you won't find my Face Book or twitter or Youtube or MySpace etc. profile but which ones are you using and I might signup just to add you as a friend.
    Actually, I might aswell add a lot of likewise people like this and whenever I need advice then just drop a line to my "friends" and ask for their opinions.
    Right now, I am on the lookout for the following techniques so I can build softwares (automation tools) to do repetitive internet marketing tasks around these techniques (rinse and repeat a technique with bots that work) to find leads.

    1. Unique Link Building Techniques
    2. Unique Leads Finding Techniques in Social Networks
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    4. Other Unique Online Leads Finding Techniques
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    You are welcome to checkout my other posts I made so far in order to give your opinion on my techniques whether they are good lead finding techniques or not. Because, if they are then I'm gonna get involved using these techniques to find leads but it's obvious I'm not gonna do them task manually and so gonna program and build some tools to do them.

    If you ever come across any good unique traffic building or unique leads finding techniques then you are welcome to drop me a line and you never know you might one day see me build a tool revolving around your unique technique. I don't promise to build it if it is way over my skills or I don't find any interest in it or I don't get enough feedback from other people that the tool would be handy and sell well.
    However, if I do decide and manage to build it then I'll give you a free copy just for coming-up with the unique technique and for putting me in a position to build a software based around your idea that made me money.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author melodeas
    i have now ramped up my youtube marketing the past week. I have made a different video everyday! takes about 5 minutes to do. I am already starting to see traffic. the youtube method is worth the time
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    • Profile picture of the author Logan Lee
      Don't forget the power of viral marketing.

      If you create something highly informative (like a blog post, infographic, or FB fan page) and it's shared by many people, you can easily generate thousands of free visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Great advice.

    Between YouTube and Forum marketing, I prefer Forum marketing. YouTube has taken down lots of videos, without good reason and without warning.

    I also like placing free ads online on Craigslist, Backpage, USfreeads, OLX dot com and others to get free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    YouTube is a great source of traffic if used correctly !

    Forum is great too but the trick is you must be consistent !

    There are tons of GREAT ways to get traffic though both free and paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author devonm
    I have a few videos dealing with some food related niche and got visitors to them. It does work with time.
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  • Profile picture of the author john12
    Thanks for your great tips. Another free traffic source would have to be writing niche articles and posting to Ezine Articles, with your link embedded into it. The more articles you post, the more traffic you pull over time to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author njoftime
    how i can increase rank of my page njoftime.co on google rank?
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  • Thank you for sharing. By the way it gonna be useful for beginners
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  • Profile picture of the author psubillie
    Did you know that social media sites get more traffic than even Google?
    That's a staggering thought, but it's true. Social media sites are a perfect
    way to build solid lists and, if you use them correctly, you won't ever
    have to rely on expensive advertising techniques like Google Adwords
    in order to promote your products.

    The important thing to remember when using social media for list
    building is that you have to be careful not to promote your products too
    heavily. That's because doing so is a good way to get blocked or defriended.
    Sites like Twitter, Facebook and Myspace can help you build a
    brand, build a dedicated following and they'll allow you to promote your
    products and services absolutely free of charge.

    When using social media, it's important not to sound too robotic.
    Remember, they are social sites, so use your personality and you'll see
    that people respond much better to you and your offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Forum Marketing brings good traffic to my sites, and Youtube videos is another good source of free traffic. I like Both of these social sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Forum marketing is the old fashion but it is still working. Don't forget to follow its rules, if you want to market at a forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Veo
    All true about forum marketing.

    Evergreen rules of thumb: Don't spam, be friendly, don't be afraid to defend your point of view, try to help others whenever you can and know, stick around/participate the forum for a while and then put your signature file, not immediately.
    And of course, try to be decent, stand up kind a guy or a gall.

    Cheers,

    Veo
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    Youtube can bring traffic, but for me the leads from forums are of higher quality most time. Slideshare also works great and can bring tons of traffic! It all depends on the quality of your posts/slides/videos. There is no easy money online...
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  • Profile picture of the author tjk1058
    Forum marketing does work if done correctly. Used to do it quite a bit a while back but got away from it as I was onto different projects.

    But even with doing it just a little bit I was able to generate a few hundred monthly.

    TedK
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  • Profile picture of the author Douglas Shaw
    I have been trying to increase local traffic to my new businesses website www.drivetrainingservices.com its certainly no easy task however the best techniques for me seem to be using anchor words on local (ish) forums by posting relevant answers to thread questions, also a blog has helped me out a bit but its so time consuming writing up quality posts that it becomes hard to do regularly.

    social media i have found works for me also as its easy to update regularly with small posts with the latest news however converting facebook page views to website views is difficult for me, i need to learn to entice people to my website better.

    would like to thank all the members for the great advice on this forum as a whole, certainly got me started
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