The best ways to get traffic these days ?

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Hi all,
I think that we all noticed that the IM has changed especially after the penguin update, so I was wondering what are good ways to get targeted traffic, I know there are a ton of them , but what I do mean is what is working best these days, SEO, social media, PPC.....?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    I'll consider almost anything but SEO methods.

    But overall, for me, no other method I've ever tried has ever compared with the floods of highly targeted traffic that can be produced by article syndication.

    Pre/post Panda/Penguin, Google traffic is only ever Google traffic anyway: it's always been the kind of traffic that opts in least and buys least, in all 8 of my niches. Besides which, it's the most precarious traffic-source you can find: a business that depends on Google for its primary traffic can only ever be one algorithm-change away from a potential accident.
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    • Profile picture of the author mostafa999
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      For me, no other method I've ever tried has compared with the floods of highly targeted traffic that can be produced by article syndication.

      Pre/post Panda/Penguin, Google traffic is only ever Google traffic anyway: it's always been the kind of traffic that opts in least and buys least, in all 8 of my niches. Besides which, it's the most precarious traffic-source you can find: a business that depends on Google for its primary traffic can only ever be one algorithm-change away from a potential accident.
      Do you recommend me any related posts to read about article syndication because I don't know what it is, sorry if it's a newbie question :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Keen F
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I'll consider almost anything but SEO methods.

      But overall, for me, no other method I've ever tried has ever compared with the floods of highly targeted traffic that can be produced by article syndication.

      Pre/post Panda/Penguin, Google traffic is only ever Google traffic anyway: it's always been the kind of traffic that opts in least and buys least, in all 8 of my niches. Besides which, it's the most precarious traffic-source you can find: a business that depends on Google for its primary traffic can only ever be one algorithm-change away from a potential accident.
      So true, good thing that google is starting to lose their market share.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel75
      Traffic means people coming to your site in droves. But people come to the internet mainly to get information. So build all your traffic driving stragies around providing the type of information people are searching for most in your niche.

      I personally recommend forum marketing and article marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    Depends what you're goal is. I'd say SEO is the best if you do it correctly. It's free and somewhat predictable.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    It is very risky to rely on Google for traffic, we need to Google proof our business and get traffic from other sources.The best way to do this in my opinion is to do guest posting on other related blogs.You will get links, more traffic and better rankings.Using the traffic of already successful sites is no bad idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author fedor50
      Originally Posted by tommen View Post

      It is very risky to rely on Google for traffic, we need to Google proof our business and get traffic from other sources.The best way to do this in my opinion is to do guest posting on other related blogs.You will get links, more traffic and better rankings.Using the traffic of already successful sites is no bad idea.
      You just contradicted what you previously said. First you said that relying on Google for traffic is bad and too risky, then in the same sentence you say to Guest Blog because it will get you links and better rankings.:rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author jhassan50
      Originally Posted by tommen View Post

      It is very risky to rely on Google for traffic, we need to Google proof our business and get traffic from other sources.The best way to do this in my opinion is to do guest posting on other related blogs.You will get links, more traffic and better rankings.Using the traffic of already successful sites is no bad idea.
      Excellent suggestion, i'll try to implement it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You could start a blog. Create some youtube videos. Find a forum in your niche and participate. And still do seo and article marketing. If you want to do social media, fine... just dont expect a ba-gillion dollars to be made from it next week.
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  • Profile picture of the author vladf22
    Telling friends/family members about it is probably the easiest way to build traffic. Then there's always blogs/websites, forums, youtube, yahoo answers, classifieds, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author j642642
      You need to focus on your top 3 key words and then just build all of your content around those 3 words. Google awards you for legitimately trying to educate your audience on something specific. When you write content that specifically addresses the questions your audience has when they go to search you will find that within 3 months your traffic will begin to spike.

      I have realized after doing this for several years that if you spend an hour a day writing content that relates to your site and posting on your site and on other 3rd party legit sites you will dominate your competition within 1 year. You have to be consistent though.

      My Construction loan sites and other mortgage sites are among some of the highest ranked sites in the world...and all because I consistently spend an hour a day....
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert H Cwik
    PPC for most targeted traffic. And all the methods mentioned above. Solo ads, ad-swaps, if they are available in your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michal Kocis
    I think the best source of quality traffic is still Google, Email, and PPC. But it depends what is your goal, what kind of business you have. There are tons of methods to get traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    if your trying to generate traffic to a squeeze page then

    forums
    social media
    personal blog
    solo ads
    ppc
    articles
    guest posts
    blog comments
    and maybe some SEO, if you dare :-)

    if its to a website then any traffic methods which are not paid

    paul
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    • Profile picture of the author therichb
      Originally Posted by paul nicholls View Post

      if your trying to generate traffic to a squeeze page then

      forums
      social media
      personal blog
      solo ads
      ppc
      articles
      guest posts
      blog comments
      and maybe some SEO, if you dare :-)

      if its to a website then any traffic methods which are not paid

      paul
      Yes, the above said activities will help a lot in getting real traffic for any niche website...

      These activities do involve a way to keep traffic flowing towards one's website & its done for long term purposes. No one actually do article marketing for a month but for years as it doesnt gets OLD anyway !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
    the same methods that worked 10 years ago, work today just as well. even with the latest google updates.

    Just focus on delivering high quality content and it will work
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

      the same methods that worked 280 years ago, work today just as well. even with the latest google updates.

      Just focus on delivering high quality content and it will work
      Fixed that for ya.

      "Content makes poor men rich ..."
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Ray
    Originally Posted by mostafa999 View Post

    Hi all,
    I think that we all noticed that the IM has changed especially after the penguin update, so I was wondering what are good ways to get targeted traffic, I know there are a ton of them , but what I do mean is what is working best these days, SEO, social media, PPC.....?
    You mention several. I'm willing to bet that you already know the answers we are going to give.

    There is not 'best'. There's only what works for you.

    Easiest traffic to get is paid traffic. But if you're asking about free traffic, there are only so many types, and there are no new secrets in that area...

    If I were forced to say best, I would say paid.
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  • The question is really dependent on the niche you're trying to dominate. You really have to be at where your audience or target market is at.
    In my case, a lot of my target audience is on Social Media but I do get some search engine love once in a while.

    I've built a sizable syndication network just on social media (e.g Facebook groups) in which I launch a blog post and then others syndicate it and vice versa. Mass traffic to your post and all for free. From my experience as well, this seem to have indirectly helped SEO as well.

    I'm also getting some traffic off Youtube as well. Needless to say, I'm a diversified traffic kinda guy. I don't wanna put all my eggs in one basket - I tend to drop it a lot these days.
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    • Profile picture of the author underworld90
      I agree with Michaelangelo, it really depends on the audience you are wooing. For some niches social media works and for others it's like trying to find a drop of water in a desert.

      Look around at your competitors and see where they are targeting. Then do some research on your own and see if what your competitors are doing lines up with what you found. If it does, bingo, you know where to fish.
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  • Profile picture of the author NinjaIncome
    Go to Alexa.com and go through each category. Each one of the top sites there is only there because they get a tonne of traffic. Rather than always depend on people to tell u where to go, look at the trends. Then visit the sites and see where you can write content. ... Job done, great thing too is Is Alexa has categorized everything, I think of it as "categorized audiences" ... And here's the link Alexa - Top Sites by Category: Top
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  • Profile picture of the author mdan287
    Guest Blogging
    Social Media
    Niche Forums
    Blog Commenting
    PPC
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  • Profile picture of the author alicefinch
    Buying ad positions is the best way, the second is SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author ashcornejo
    Craigslist lol!! Its so awesome. I get about 300 leads a day from craigslist
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    • Profile picture of the author mostafa999
      Originally Posted by ashcornejo View Post

      Craigslist lol!! Its so awesome. I get about 300 leads a day from craigslist
      sorry if it's a newbie question but what is Craiglist
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  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    First of all your content should be great. Remember whatever updates Google comes up with, great content is still very important and don't forget to do SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Litherland
    This is a very useful post as im pretty new to the world of the internet and currently just using

    PPC google adwords
    twitter
    facebook
    linkedin

    I will be making a note of all of the above and going through them. Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    IM hasn't changed because of some animals update.

    and every traffic source still works.

    you can use blog commenting, yahoo answers, solo ads, banner exchanges, banner advertising, ad space, adswaps, run your own affiliate program, build a list and own the traffic you generate.

    anything but buying "targeted traffic" online...these are bots and you will be dissapointed on sight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lakezilla
    One of your first plans of action should be to build a Powerful e-mail list. In case you’re not sure on how to do this, here’s a Free E-book explaining the step-by-step process so you can Build a Powerful E-Mail List.

    Use Google Adwords, pay per click ad system is the fastest way to improve traffic. It works and that is the benefit, the downfall is it costs money and can get expensive.


    Other steps to take that would cost money is to do 2 or 3 guest posts per week. This is a wonderful way to get consistent visitors to your site as well as improve your search engine rankings. Find some high traffic sites and see if you can advertise there.


    The good news for affiliates is there are other methods to bring traffic in but it will take determination, smarts and a lot of hard work. So if you’re up to the task here we go.
    • Write at least 7 comments every day on different high ranking blogs (210 monthly).
    • Give 4 forum posts on 4 different forums every day (16 forum post daily, 480 monthly).
    • Create one video every three days and upload it to YouTube and one other video site (10 monthly).
    • Write one article every day consistently (30 monthly). After these articles get indexed on your site submit them to article directories such as EzineArticles.com.
    • Post to Social Media Websites. Google will look more favorable upon your site if you have a social media following.
    True internet marketers stick to these fundamentals. There is no push button method or easy way to make money quickly. It all comes down to making money the old fashioned way…you have to Earn It!


    Google updates it’s rankings every four to six weeks on average. Soon, you will soon see results.The main thing here is to be consistent and do the above steps every single day for an extended period of time. You will see your search engine rankings improve along with your traffic and affiliate sales.
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    • Hi Lakezilla

      With regard to the forum posts, are you referring to forums like this one where you can leave backlinks? Or just forums in general (with no backlinks)?

      Many Thanks,
      Dean
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    • Profile picture of the author mostafa999
      Originally Posted by Lakezilla View Post

      One of your first plans of action should be to build a Powerful e-mail list. In case you're not sure on how to do this, here's a Free E-book explaining the step-by-step process so you can Build a Powerful E-Mail List.

      Use Google Adwords, pay per click ad system is the fastest way to improve traffic. It works and that is the benefit, the downfall is it costs money and can get expensive.


      Other steps to take that would cost money is to do 2 or 3 guest posts per week. This is a wonderful way to get consistent visitors to your site as well as improve your search engine rankings. Find some high traffic sites and see if you can advertise there.


      The good news for affiliates is there are other methods to bring traffic in but it will take determination, smarts and a lot of hard work. So if you're up to the task here we go.
      • Write at least 7 comments every day on different high ranking blogs (210 monthly).
      • Give 4 forum posts on 4 different forums every day (16 forum post daily, 480 monthly).
      • Create one video every three days and upload it to YouTube and one other video site (10 monthly).
      • Write one article every day consistently (30 monthly). After these articles get indexed on your site submit them to article directories such as EzineArticles.com.
      • Post to Social Media Websites. Google will look more favorable upon your site if you have a social media following.
      True internet marketers stick to these fundamentals. There is no push button method or easy way to make money quickly. It all comes down to making money the old fashioned way...you have to Earn It!


      Google updates it's rankings every four to six weeks on average. Soon, you will soon see results.The main thing here is to be consistent and do the above steps every single day for an extended period of time. You will see your search engine rankings improve along with your traffic and affiliate sales.
      Very informative info thank you so much
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Guru
    Now a days I found many IM trying on pinterest for their traffic and affiliate promotion
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  • Profile picture of the author Charley Brown
    Honestly,

    Using a variety of different techniques, while making a visit to your site worthwhile (quality content) is the best method you can use. Focusing on just one area to get traffic will only come back to bite you in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author freebuys
    I think there are so many ways to get traffic on those days .Its very important for doing online marketing job.
    Article writing
    Forum Posting
    blog commenting
    classified adds a
    PPC and
    Back page .com
    is also very good for getting traffic
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  • There are so many methods you can use nowadays to bring your website in front of the people who are looking for the service that you offer. You may use PPC or Forum Marketing this methods have been tried and worked the way you want it to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Boshears
    I get nearly all my traffic from Facebook Fan Pages. If you give good content to people on the pages you can grow them even quicker thru Viral tactics.

    Get the fans engaged, and they will go wherever you want to send them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Val Wilson
    It's seen as old hat by many, but Yahoo Answers still brings me thousands of targeted visitors every day. Very simple but very effective, and just about every niche is covered on YA.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew74
    Article marketing is effective if done right. If you abuse it with illiterate keyword stuffed garbage your traffic will not be targeted and you will lose out
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  • Profile picture of the author WiltonChu
    I'd always recommend SEO its cheaper. And the result is excellent. I have been doing SEO for two years now and its always giving me good results. And the change in google panda/penguin doesn't really affect my sites its because I follow only white hat strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author danaipan
    I would say that the best way is to do a bit of all. To be realistic it's difficult to get the results you wish simply by doing only SEO, adwords, commenting, or directory and article submissions. I would start with on site SEO. Build or optimize your website so as to be SERP friendly according to the niche you want to target. Then build your social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ of course) and start "socializing" in forums, blogs leaving intresting and valuable content and info along with your backlinks. Then you can examine the possibility of advertising with AdWords.
    You can get professionals to help you out, in small things like social media accounts creation or bigger things like your on site SEO. Peopleperhour.com is a great place to go to for these stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    Go with paid traffic, then once you are getting a decent return on your investment pay for some professional SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author OK
    You don't want traffic you want conversions (paid clicks, sales, leads and etc.).

    If you have the conversions you can scale and test different traffic sources. Track everything and follow the money not the traffic.

    Traffic doesn't equal money.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaMacko
    The best thing to do at the moment is create good content, and keep creating it 3X a week. The more consistent the better. Google tracks all of that. The people that got slapped by Penguin are posting 5000+ links a month! and most are crap blog networks which do not work at all! Focus on good content then social bookmark it up and get some natural link love
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  • Profile picture of the author keebeng90
    Blogging, SEO, articles marketing, audio marketing, video marketing, email marketing (you need to have your database for email marketing), facebook page etc are all slow methods of gaining traffic. But their momentum will grow stronger over time. However, if you need traffic fast, perhaps you need to invest some of your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Kelly
    Hi Mostafa999,

    From my experience PPC with properly set up keyword tracking appears to be the best source for me. This thereby allows you to know which keywords are generating the most traffic and of course highest ROI...thus you can upscale!

    'Free traffic' via SEO can be great if you spend the time ranking for highly targeted keywords. The problem with 'Free traffic' is that it's not actually free and places you at the mercy of Google!

    cheers, Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author leedj
    Originally Posted by mostafa999 View Post

    Hi all,
    I think that we all noticed that the IM has changed especially after the penguin update, so I was wondering what are good ways to get targeted traffic, I know there are a ton of them , but what I do mean is what is working best these days, SEO, social media, PPC.....?
    What is in my mind is attend seminar and get an updated way to get traffic. You can find a mentor if you attending their workshop as well and they will provide traffic software to gain niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author bless
    PPC or Solo Ads with a Self Liquidating Offer (SLO) right after people opt in to your squeeze page. This way you can build your list for free, since the SLO will offset your cost.
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