How do you get traffic these days? (non-seo, non-paid)

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So what you guys doing these days?

I've been out of the loop.
#days #nonpaid #nonseo #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author jaggyjay
    Hi Barber,

    The only things I can think of at the moment that are non-SEO, and non-paid traffic sources are Video marketing (ie: Youtube); Twitter; and Facebook. But...

    Since social media is now becoming an integral part of online marketing -- I guess it all goes back to SEO (or "non non-SEO") anyways!
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by BarberShop View Post

    So what you guys doing these days?

    I've been out of the loop.
    Yes, Social Media is one of the best source of traffics nowadays. It is only effective if your niche/topics are interesting that the members of social networks will tweet, like, share, reddit, and pin it!

    Regards,

    Ronnie
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Forums, articles, seo, youtube, blogging, podcasting, twitter, facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author jsonjylee
    I agree with randall but I would add google plus to it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    since you have been in the loop there have been big changes, but at the same time, things remain sort of the same.

    Try web 2.0

    press releases

    forums

    articles

    blogging

    There are lots of ways, just make sure you are going to where your clients are hanging out and put messages or soft sells infront of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    For me I get a good amount of traffic buy palcing free ads at www.trafficswarm.com and on craigslist and backpage.

    I also get traffic by using my signature on forums.

    All the best,

    Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Forums and CERTAIN social bookmarks site drive targeted traffic. The key is to use RESPONSIVE CONTENT - ie., stuff that is relevant to the specific discussions on the forum and interest coverage of the social bookmark site.

    Another great way to boost traffic is through Twitter interchanges using @ to popular people that get them excited. Use hashtags correctly and you can explode your message's coverage.

    Click my sig for a TUTORIAL on 50 different ways to generate traffic online (many are free) and it outlines HOW THEY WORK, what their advantages are, and what their disadvantages are.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dlemon
    Craigslist is a good free traffic source
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    • Profile picture of the author PCH
      Hi Barber,

      Forum posting, blog hopping, pinterest, FB and G+ all work to a point for me, although it's not exactly targetted in the same way paid traffic is. I'm not the best at some of them, but for me paid traffic is still way more effective. Is there a reason for not wanting paid traffic?

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author bsbear
    Forums/youtube/video sharing/the usual.

    What's the point of free traffic, unless you can get mass amounts of it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Broderick Boyd
    YouTube, Facebook, SEO, Forums, Twitter etc.

    -Brody
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  • Profile picture of the author cloudstrife
    Relevant forum postings have become a brilliant way to drive traffic. Just have to allow sigs with links
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Another effective way to get traffic is to EXCHANGE email list blasts. If you don't have an email list yet, build one quickly by offering a free ebook.
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    • Profile picture of the author Romeo Caporaso
      I have heard of people buying expired domains. Basically a domain which used to get traffic, it expires you move in and land traffic still coming there.
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      • Profile picture of the author icoachu
        Originally Posted by Romeo Caporaso View Post

        I have heard of people buying expired domains. Basically a domain which used to get traffic, it expires you move in and land traffic still coming there.
        That makes great sense if there's a direct fit between the domain's old traffic and the site you're directing the traffic to. Also, the drop off in traffic volume must be considered in relations to the amount of cash paid for the expired domain....
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        • Profile picture of the author hossainsrj
          I believe its time to Depend on Social Media- The only alive method to get tons of Free traffic to your website for free. Interesting this is that your Google ranking will also increase. Google gives a BIG priority on Social Media Now. Its Proven.
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  • Profile picture of the author MA Robinson
    Social media like Facebook and Twitter offers free traffic if you know what to do so as Yahoo Answers and other similar websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author whland
    Mainly from forums. I haven't really done much else. Though am looking to use youtube in the near future.

    Chad
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Parker
    You know a lot of people here hate Traffic Exchanges and that is fine with me because it just leaves more sales for me.

    But I get incredible results with Traffic Exchanges, thousands of hits weekly at about 77% unique rate beats anything I have found that cheap or if you are willing to work at it even Free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Wells
    I think YouTube is one of the best free way to get traffic right now.

    Why?

    * 3rd largest website in the world
    * 50%+ of internet traffic after 5PM is video. Cisco is predicting that by 2013, 90% of internet traffic will be video
    * Google owns them so you can be more aggressive with SEO, and they're way easier to rank
    * videos are generally more engaging than text

    IMO, if you're not using video, you're missing out on a huge chunk of traffic you could be getting
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    • Profile picture of the author Legit SEO
      Originally Posted by Tony Wells View Post

      I think YouTube is one of the best free way to get traffic right now.

      Why?

      * 3rd largest website in the world
      * 50%+ of internet traffic after 5PM is video. Cisco is predicting that by 2013, 90% of internet traffic will be video
      * Google owns them so you can be more aggressive with SEO, and they're way easier to rank
      * videos are generally more engaging than text

      IMO, if you're not using video, you're missing out on a huge chunk of traffic you could be getting
      I second this, YouTube is gonna be the IM gold mine of 2013
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  • Profile picture of the author dean fergusson
    hi ,
    i totally agree with Mr."jaggyjay" .
    social media
    video marketing
    forum posting are the best marketing tactics now a days.

    dean
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    Multiple traffic funnels pointed to a dedicated squeeze. Now you control the traffic you send to the offer. You control the actual mindset of the traffic going to your offer if you learn to market to the traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author joeyguru
    SEO and some cool tricks I show team members.

    Have a great one fellas.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I'm using ezinearticles and Squidoo lenses to drive traffic to my websites. It is working because I have already written too many articles and I have already created 82 lenses. You have to keep updating your lenses to get traffic, what is time consuming. You also have to ping them. I use a pinging tool.

    I’m not an internet marketer. I work with mental health, self-help, brain power, etc. Many of the methods that work for internet marketing are useless for me.









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    • Profile picture of the author Zend
      I am using solo ads because my niche is very dependent on targeted traffic. So I don't want to use cheap traffic or free traffic which can't get me what my niche need. If you decide to try solo ads, I suggest you to try and adjust every solo ads you meet. You can't really depend on one type of solo ads in a long term basis, there is too much risk of losing money without any result if you pushing your luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Susan A
    Right now I rely on google SEO because my niche is very specific. There is not much competitor in my niche and it is an easy business with low profit. I am using quantity method to increase my page rank, using a lot of unique short article with SEO. I've been doing well with this method so I suggest you to do the same, in case your niche type is similar with me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyber Star
    If :
    you want free traffic,
    you are familiar with tumblr,
    you have time to spend,

    I can help your to get good amount of targeted traffic everyday. To put it simply, you will set a tumblr acount, post a good image with a proper tag, add back-link to your website / squeeze page / product review blog, etc. If you really doing it, don't follow anyone because it will appear in your follower newsfeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMStrategus
    Social Media and Video Marketing is great for non-paid targeted traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      I definitely get the best targeted traffic by getting my content syndicated on quality sites in my niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author tac88
    Just thought that I would add that there is no free traffic online!

    You will pay with your time or your pocket one or the other and then it's a matter of how fast do you want your traffic and data!

    Direct to site media buy's .

    Best traffic around and if done right cheap and converts like crazy..
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    • Profile picture of the author philrich21
      Originally Posted by tac88 View Post

      Just thought that I would add that there is no free traffic online!

      You will pay with your time or your pocket one or the other and then it's a matter of how fast do you want your traffic and data!

      Direct to site media buy's .

      Best traffic around and if done right cheap and converts like crazy..
      I'm with tac on this one, time is money.

      Best method is to use the lowest cost traffic that converts for your niche
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  • Profile picture of the author IMStrategus
    True that media buy on targeted sites can be very profitable.
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    • Profile picture of the author TerranceCharles
      The best traffic, leveraging other people's traffic. Blogging, Social Media, and joining networks that are looking to share your content, you just have to put it infront of them. But, traffic that produce sales, Solo Ads, Paid Traffic (Media Buys) and having affiliates promote your offers. PPC is not bad once you know what you're doing, 7search is pretty good for getting response. Find where the traffic is and put your website infront of it But, I will tell you, if you want to find the most productive traffic, most people won't tell you - venture out on your own and visit different websites and test.
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  • Profile picture of the author chasnsx
    Youtube and social media. Youtube is where it is at, though -- especially since they revised their homepage. The days when people like Chris Crocker and Shaycarl dominated Youtube are over. The homepage is cookie and subscriber driven now, which means you can literally build your own audience, and then sell to them.

    Make good videos, publicize them with social media, build a subscriber list, and then use the videos to drive laser focused traffic to your point of sale site.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucidbs
    I'd do youtube, facebook and twitter for non paid traffic source if time is not the variable here.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarvyDery
    I use facebook, pinterest, forums and video marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    The fastest and cheapest way in my opinion to get numbers of visitors to your site, or subscribers on a landing page is by using the kind of sites link-service site like Adfly or Linksbucks.
    But you might not get targeted visitors with these options.
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  • Profile picture of the author aceshigh888
    you create a harlum shake, and a hokka gangname style parady videos
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    YouTube has worked well for years for me.
    I created videos on there around 10 years ago and they still bring the most traffic for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author banx63
    Just recently I have joined a very active FaceBook group that is bringing me in good amounts of traffic. Other than that - the usual suapects, Triberr, Twitter, Blogging, RSS, My List - etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author venethia
    1) SEO
    2) Social Bookmarking
    3) Social Networks (facebook, twitter, pinterest, twitter)
    4) Blog comments
    5) Forum posting
    6) Video (youtube, vimeo)
    7) Email Marketing
    8) Offline marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author meenuweb
    Social Media become good source of traffic nowdays. Social media become need of today for every small website, or web portal.
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  • Profile picture of the author jachu2
    I've been seeing some results with youtube marketing. Posting on classifieds and forums can also generate huge amounts of traffic. If you want quality traffic, start networking! Build your social circle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Divian
    Some fantastic information here, I have always been looking for a fast track way of doing things and it looks like the best traffic it the type that is built up. I don't however want to do this myself as I am tied up invsting in property and creating products as we have a niche in property investment in the UK.

    What is the different between social book marking and social media?

    Is anyone on here open to doing a joint venture on a reciporcal or commission basis?

    We use infusionsoft and can provide a unique tracking link, so any sales made through you will easily be trackable.

    I apologise if I have put this opportunity in the wrong part of the website, although I have been a member for a while I haven't really posted or used the forum for posting often
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  • Profile picture of the author sonnt
    I use announcement channel to generate free traffic after publishing each article and do SEO to get traffic from god father - Google.

    If you have a blog, just join some communities which are relevant to your niche then its easy to get free targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    This thread is older than the pyramids.
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  • Profile picture of the author coredesign
    How about RSS feed?
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  • Profile picture of the author skibbz
    youtube is definately king, especially if you can make your video go viral :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author mycongme
    Non SEO and Non Paid??? It means u dont want to work yourself neither you want to spend in getting your website up in rankings... Meaning you are day dreaming??
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Without Seo WIthout Paid Ppc, You can go with Social Media. This is really populay method to get the traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author pavster
    You can use a free classified ad submitter like becanada dot com
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    - Forums
    - Blog commenting
    - Guest posting
    - Writing articles
    - SEO
    - Creating newsletters
    - Social Bookmarking
    - Blogging
    - Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    Its gotta be social if its non seo and non paid.

    Youtube, twitter, facebook, flickr etc

    Depends on the niche for what would work - each platform has its own benefits - youtube is pretty much great for every niche
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