How to get traffic without relying on search engines?

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-Creating a niche site = trying to come on page 1 on google

How can we get traffic without relying on google some how?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    I do get quite a bit of Google traffic these days, I admit - but in all of my niches it's the worst, least-opting-in, least-converting traffic I've ever had.

    This is how I get most of my traffic, without anyone involved using a search engine at all (as explained in the post!): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5035794
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Cole
    Traffic without relying on Google:

    Facebook
    Twitter
    Guest posting
    Article marketing
    Blog commenting
    List building
    Videos
    Forums

    Just to name a few.

    You just have to pick some of the ones that best suit your niche, as well that - knowing where your niche is likely to hang out online...
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      If you use all of the tools aside from Google to get traffic like social media, then chances are Google will eventually take notice and rank you because you're leaving tons of footprints to your domain aka backlinks. Google uses backlinks as popularity unlike Yahoo and Bing. So take your link and put it where people will see it, forget Google for the time being!
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Guru
    Social Media and PPC 's are the best alternative of google for traffic source
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
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  • Profile picture of the author CIA AGENT
    Social Media and PPC and Twitter and Pinterest. You just have to know how to do it right.
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  • Profile picture of the author bless
    Forum marketing is extremely underrated in my opinion.

    Driving forum traffic to a squeeze and following up with recurring income products is not stupid.

    Yes, it's "manual labor" and you do have to provide value, but when you grow your list and at the same time build recurring income it is well worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenneth L
    A great way to get fast targeted traffic to your site is to do a search for Blogs in your niche that offer advertising and go and buy some impressions.

    It's fast and doesn't have the same restrictions that Google imposes. You'll need a little budget to play with, but, if you're looking for fast results then it can be the best way to go.

    Hope that helps.

    Kenneth
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    • Profile picture of the author Lakshmi SEO
      Originally Posted by Kenneth L View Post

      A great way to get fast targeted traffic to your site is to do a search for Blogs in your niche that offer advertising and go and buy some impressions.

      It's fast and doesn't have the same restrictions that Google imposes. You'll need a little budget to play with, but, if you're looking for fast results then it can be the best way to go.

      Hope that helps.

      Kenneth
      Yes, this idea will work well. If you cant invest in such method try video marketing and social media marketing that are also effective ways to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlpicot
    I guess that the posts above have said it all but I would just use article marketing, Web 2 services, blog commenting in your niche and also forum posts with a sig that points to your site. Oh yea and face book.

    Old fashioned but it works

    xxxxcarlxxxx
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    We depend heavily on paid advertising.
    I can say that we are mostly Involved with:

    - Affiliates.
    -Low cost Front Ends
    -Media Buys such as Banners & email drops.
    -unknown ppc sources.
    -Give Aways
    -Solo Ads


    Here is an All free! Traffic Through Content Distribution,

    - Guest Posting
    -Article Syndication
    -Youtube
    -Podocasts
    -Slide Shares
    - Forum Marketing

    Hope you pick up something helpful...


    KaL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Article marketing. Blog marketing. Twitter and Facebook. Youtube. Starting your own affiliate program. Podcastings. Forums... so many different ways to get traffic online -- you dont have to rely on Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    Social media and backlinking
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Squidoo lenses, YouTube videos, Free Classified Ads on Craigslist, Backpage, USFreeAds, OLX, etc. Forum Marketing, Banner Ads on BuySellAds and others, blog commenting, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace even still gets me traffic !

    Lots of ways ! Good luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Without relying on Google the one thing that you can do is promotions in social media sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author redeyegirl
    I must admit Search engine can give you massive results but sometime not results that many people want/looking for. You can try social media, Facebook, Twitter for your Followers and Youtube etc
    It can give you good results in return
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  • Profile picture of the author fedor50
    Originally Posted by letsgetstarted View Post

    -Creating a niche site = trying to come on page 1 on google

    How can we get traffic without relying on google some how?
    Forum marketing, blog commenting, classified ads, Paid Traffic, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    To get more traffic work on the Social Media sites, do a video, blog content and article syndication. Reach out to your target market this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
    I like where your mind is at OP. I'm actually building my current blog and pretending that search engines don't exist; so I'm also researching and implementing traffic techniques that don't involve Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mekanism
    Originally Posted by letsgetstarted View Post

    -Creating a niche site = trying to come on page 1 on google

    How can we get traffic without relying on google some how?
    the biggest source of traffic outside of google is actually pintrest.com

    surprising i know
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  • Profile picture of the author DylanC
    These are a few ways off the top of my head:
    1) Social Media
    2) Social Bookmarking
    3) Email Marketing
    4) Article Marketing
    5) Media Buys
    6) PPC/PPV

    and there are more.
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    This is something I've been doing recently and my biggest push on driving traffic without Google is with my blog.

    Ironically my SEO blog about SEO does not use SEO to drive traffic ^^ Instead I'm focusing on creating and publish high quality content and getting involved on forums/social media helping people out as much as possible.

    It mirrors the Google Webmaster Guidelines to the letter so let's see what happens if we do what Google wants us to do
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    • Profile picture of the author latestnewsheadline
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      An other idea for traffic:
      Try to find a live TV site with a comment section and write some comments with your link, if it is possible.
      I did it and I've received more than 250 visitors in about 20 min.
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  • I use many methods to get traffic not including Google. I find its becoming more and more difficult to maintain a rank on Google with all the algorythem changes.

    I have got my own easy traffic source that relies of several factors
    Social media
    Social bookmarks
    Backlinks
    Forums
    Blogs
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  • Profile picture of the author linksbull
    If u looking for free traffic...U can opt for social media, forum posting, blog commenting, Youtube Videos, guest blogging if u r an expert in your niche..Else try paid traffic..through PPC or media buys...

    Cheers!
    Promod C
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Chakma
    What I think YouTube is the best way to get targeted traffic without relying on Google. Because YouTube still allow you to post a url in the video description. That's the best way I bring traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
    There's many great suggestions in the posts above, but what's worked for me is:
    1. Natural SEO by creating good content and letting Google do the rest.
    2. PPC - This requires a lot of testing to get right.
    3. Solo ads are a good way of getting targeted traffic but you need to be very careful about performing due diligence before buying a solo.
    4. Email marketing.

    Joel
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Social networking and social book marking could be great option, but why not with Google??
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  • Profile picture of the author peterb1234
    I think forum marketing is massively under-rated. When looking for a niche to go after, I always check for a big forum following first.

    Its great for traffic, building a list, and making related sales.

    There is a bit of work to be done on the forum, to make your self seen as an expert in the field. But once this is achieved, you have a huge customer base to make your sales with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan J
    I tend to stay within arms-reach of Google nowadays, I prefer to go down more paid ways of advertising. The reason for this is that it gives you fast and targeted traffic IMHO. My favorite methods are:

    - PPC
    - Facebook Ads
    - Banner Ads
    - Solo Ads

    This may seem a short list, but the amount of traffic you can get from each source is mind blowing... if done correctly.

    Rule of thumb ---> Always TEST!
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  • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
    Personally Google algorithms are all other the place and there is no way of determining what site is going to get on top of Google. The best suggestion is to do the normal SEO thing and not be reduced to using spamming methods. Plus i would suggest try to draw more of your audience in with social networking sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author maywebdesigns
    Offer a free download like an eBook and setup pay for tweet so that they will have to either tweet it or post it on Facebook to download it.

    It's working great for me. Check out my page
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  • Profile picture of the author tomm
    about 10% of my traffic comes from widgets! second best after google
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    i dont rely on any google traffic these days to build my lists

    i use mainly solo ads to build my list fast

    social media, forums, blogs and viral traffic

    paul
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