What are the best free traffic sources

by gdom
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I was wondering what are the best ways to get free traffic. I do not have a budget to buy traffic right now. Later on when I can afford it I will start to go for the payed traffic methods.

I do have my own domain
I have a website
I have my own blog
I have a Facebook Fan-Page

I am looking for ways to drive traffic to offers I am promoting, ad to gain more exposure
in network marketing,

I have did some blogging but have not seen any significant traffic

I was wondering if there are ways to get traffic with free-traffic, if so what are the best ways that actually work. Or would payed traffic be a better choice.

Any suggestions does help, thank you..
#affilaite marketing #blogging #free #free traffic #internet traffic #sources #traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    Actually lots of free and potential ways are before you always -
    1. Keyword research
    2. Arranging meta tag properly for search engine
    3. Forum marketing
    4. Linking back from ranked sites
    5. Social bookmarking
    6. Social Network marketing

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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      The best free traffic sources? This is an easy answer. Google, Yahoo, Bing. Put out great content, build a few backlinks back to your pages, and as long as the content is quality and original with proper use of on site SEO, and you'll get tons of free traffic from the search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    For me the best resource is Forum signature. And post in relevant threads. 2nd is media buying on relevant sites.. 3rd would be solo ad if you are in making list.
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  • Profile picture of the author zaccks
    The best traffic source is the one that have the best conversion rate for your products @ cheap price or even for free.

    you can make any traffic source to be best traffic, it depends on how you apply the methods.

    if you're a newbie you would like to start with paid traffic. no much work or experience needed and very targeted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    Joey seems to have a handle on massive traffic

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...mail-list.html
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    • Profile picture of the author spruchni
      All great ideas. You could promote to someone else list. Could be considered a quick way to start building a list , however you will most likely have to pay something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Check out the social media marketing forum. My favorite ¨free¨ sources are Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, YouTube, search engines and so on and so forth.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    There are several ways to get free traffic but to get the most bang for your buck (in your case...the best results for your time), you need to get your links in front of crowds of people in one swoop.

    The best way to do this is with...
    Facebook groups
    Linkedin groups
    Google+ groups
    Tribber groups - Groups members share your blog posts via twitter, facebook, and linkedin.
    Ad swaps ( if you have an email list)
    Giveaway events (if you have a freebie to give away)
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    • Profile picture of the author anwar001
      Originally Posted by webmarke View Post

      There are several ways to get free traffic but to get the most bang for your buck (in your case...the best results for your time), you need to get your links in front of crowds of people in one swoop.

      The best way to do this is with...
      Facebook groups
      Linkedin groups
      Google+ groups
      Tribber groups - Groups members share your blog posts via twitter, facebook, and linkedin.
      Ad swaps ( if you have an email list)
      Giveaway events (if you have a freebie to give away)
      Targeting groups is a good way of generating traffic. Thanks for sharing this with us all. Tribber is a new resource for me and I am going to have a look at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    For me, social media without a doubt. I prefer spending money because it's faster, but you can get the ball rolling with social media by being creative.

    Focus on one source when getting started and master it. That doesn't mean you can't expand later, but it does help to be very good at one source of traffic because it makes traffic generation much easier.

    It comes down to your preferences. If you're a killer a writer, you can ask other websites to publish your work with a link back.

    If you love making videos and have a good on-screen presence, videos can do wonders.

    If you like mucking around with photos and being social, social media is fun (I'm an introvert, but do have fun on Facebook ... but I focus on providing info instead of entertainment).

    Give each a try and go with the one that works in a short order and that you like doing. Then get really good at it. Building up traffic sources is like building up a business.

    For example, if you choose social media, you benefit more and more as you build up your social media properties.

    If you choose article syndication, you benefit more and more as you develop new relationships and syndication opportunities.

    If you choose YouTube, as you gain subscribers and build out your channel, you'll attract more viewers.

    It all builds up, so focus on building up one source and traffic will get easier and easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author veroniquef
    good way is to find other sites related to your site and exchange links with them
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  • Profile picture of the author biggerk9
    For me, the best free traffic sources is social media like Twitter, Facebook
    Also you can try forum marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author brenda221
    Try social bookmarking sites like digg, reddit or slashdot, I think they're the next best thing compared to Facebook and other social media traffic sources. It's free and you can get more targeted traffic with them. There are also lists of do-follow and no-follow social bookmarking sites you can check out depending on what you want to target.
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  • Profile picture of the author palstreet
    I like this forum with discussions on StretchGO. They give high converting traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author joekoffi
    I think th best source of free traffic is SEO. Creating content that pulls traffic from search engines will always keep you going.

    Social media traffic will die when you stop posting to social media sites
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    • Profile picture of the author QWE
      Originally Posted by joekoffi View Post

      I think th best source of free traffic is SEO. Creating content that pulls traffic from search engines will always keep you going.

      Social media traffic will die when you stop posting to social media sites
      SEO traffic is not free. You need links and lots of content if you want to generate enough traffic for a decent niche.

      As for social media, you need to convert that traffic into your list. Go to Youtube Dan Kennedy. I have learned so much from this guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author slopez
    There is a bunch of free traffic out there for you.
    e. g. social media, forum signature, keywords, articles directory, etc.
    I think the question would be which one best suits you?
    To find out the right one for you will take some of your time trying out the different methods each one has until you find the one you feel comfortable with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Logan
    Go for Social network marketing. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways to generate a massive traffic (Pinterest, Facebook,...).
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  • Profile picture of the author cheehien
    Yes, forum, social networking and e-mail marketing are working for free. But it will take longer time.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Blog commenting and forum posting are my best free traffic sources
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      want fast have to pay....

      free need to take time and hard work

      still struggling .every day....still can't reach 2k constant visits...

      daily constant visitors can get 100 or 100++

      but still stuck ..despite every day struggle to push....guess need time to grow..
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    After reviewing my stats...

    I honestly think that the *best* method of free traffic is word of mouth.

    I know, people will send me hatemail for saying that.

    But after reviewing my blog posts... I've found that my average blog is shared by OVER 30 people.

    Do you think that brings me a ton of traffic?

    Having THIRTY people share my blog posts on Twitter?

    I couldn't AFFORD to buy this type of advertising.

    So, what's the secret?

    Create content that kicks ass.



    Just my $.02
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  • Profile picture of the author ttjr21
    Thanks for sharing. But do you feel to share the best secret of them all?
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  • Profile picture of the author Malteaser
    Well you have everything set up so great! I hope you invested in aweber or auto responder though which is about $20/month if I remember correctly - you really want to be building your list Your money is in the list (you probably heard this already)

    Using free traffic is possible BUT you have to spend a lot of time with free traffic. I personally would suggest the following provided you are not being spammy:

    1) Blog commenting
    2) Forum marketing
    3) Video Marketing

    For backlinks and anything that is going to help your stuff rank, I suggest you use fiverr.com to start. Investment always help and as much as free traffic builds your list slowly, it is one of the best ways to build an authority and online presence online
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWillisWay
      Youtube and Craigslist are my two favorite FREE sources of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    The single best free traffic method is great valuable content!!!!

    It doesn't matter if it's a blog post, a video, a great presentation on slideshare or an helpful post on a forum. As long as you have those great content (which you can create for free yourself) you can get traffic from all places out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryan2008
    Great content, youtube, facebook, twitter, reddit,forum marketing, article marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author sean1231
    Forums and blogs are good to get started by living a signature.

    Pinterest can also be very good!!
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  • Profile picture of the author FrasserBeecroft
    I've just been doing Dean Hollands Quick start challenge. He recommends two main methods.

    The first is what he calls the 'SigniTraffic' method which quite a few people have mentioned here (ie adding your own signature at the end of each post) and the other is The Blog Hop method which in essence seems to relate to commenting on relevant blog sites that are in the same 'Niche' or related 'Niche' as you.

    I don't know much about Facebook and Pinterest but believe that they can also be good sources.

    Hope this helps,

    Frasser
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    • Profile picture of the author KIRSTEN1977
      Lot's of free sources as listed:

      Forum Signature and Blog commenting
      Facebook
      Google Plus
      Twitter
      Pinterest
      Linked In
      Stumble Upon
      Delicious
      Reddit
      Scoop it
      Viral Content Buzz
      Triberr
      Just Retweet

      That is just some of the top of my head but will get your started
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  • Profile picture of the author jobair121
    all social media and some high pr social bookmarking site are hug traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    1. YouTube video marketing
    2. Forum marketing
    3. Social Media marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
      Turn your phone sideways press the front facing camera and hit record...


      Then upload to yt and fb and other video sources pointing to your hubs.
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  • Profile picture of the author batoulemohd
    Originally Posted by gdom View Post

    I was wondering what are the best ways to get free traffic. I do not have a budget to buy traffic right now. Later on when I can afford it I will start to go for the payed traffic methods.

    I do have my own domain
    I have a website
    I have my own blog
    I have a Facebook Fan-Page

    I am looking for ways to drive traffic to offers I am promoting, ad to gain more exposure
    in network marketing,

    I have did some blogging but have not seen any significant traffic

    I was wondering if there are ways to get traffic with free-traffic, if so what are the best ways that actually work. Or would payed traffic be a better choice.

    Any suggestions does help, thank you..
    There are many free traffic source, you can use which you choose. You can use multiple way of traffic. You should choose the Forum posting, article submission, blog commenting, book marking, rss & so on. You should use the do-follow link more & more than the no-follow link. Because the do-follow link works more than the no-follow link. The do-follow link increase the site traffic & page rank at a time, while the no-follow link will increase the manual site traffic only. Carry on.
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    For give traffic at a website there are 2 ways:

    Free traffic - hight time (comment in forum, social media page, youtube video)
    VS
    pay traffic - more fast (goggle pay per click, bing ads, facebook ads, etc).


    If you want speed and free cost I Suggest you to open an google Adwords account using a free bonus
    (search online 70 dollar adword bonus or similar this is a trick I want give you!
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Hi Mate,

    You can try with Slideshare.net.

    Present your ideas with Powerpoint presentation with text and relevant images and upload it in the slideshare. YOu will get good relevant traffic from this site.
    We got good success with slideshare for free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author wahmonline
    I am big on SEO but my biggest ways to get immediate traffic are social media, forums and commenting on blogs in my niche. Great for backlinks as well!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I have to go with:

    1) Articles

    2) Youtube (and other video sites)

    3) Email list

    4) Blogging

    5) Forum marketing

    With that being said..... i still think you should just go for the gusto and start investing into heavy paid advertising right now.
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    4. Reddit
    5. Reddit

    Use Reddit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khondoker
    Hey, not all free traffic sources would work for you. You have to determine why you need that traffic in the first place! What is your product? What is your offer? What service you are providing? There are plenty of traffic source! But traffic of each source has special characteristics. What goes well with Pinterest traffic may not go well with LinkedIn traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author JRyckman
    Lots of great replies thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author danimorte
    Forum marketing is effective way to get visitor
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  • Profile picture of the author navyn
    God quality content on your blog may help you to get more free traffic via sharing your content on various media like FB, twitter, linkedin .
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  • Profile picture of the author webcomincorp
    Blog Commenting, Forum posting and social media is the key for traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author martinmarketing
    the social is the best thing to try to expand your earning as facebook and twitter ... I am also very good and digg reddit..but must constantly keep them updated ... to make sure that people are drawn to ..
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    • Profile picture of the author John Thornhill
      Originally Posted by pawansingh View Post

      I think Search Engine Optimization is the best way to getting free traffic to your own website....
      I'm not so sure, what if you spending months trying to get ranked and Google change the algorithm and you end up slipping down the rankings? I'd much rather focus on driving traffic from more reliable sources such as affiliate traffic.

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
        Originally Posted by John Thornhill View Post

        I'm not so sure, what if you spending months trying to get ranked and Google change the algorithm and you end up slipping down the rankings? I'd much rather focus on driving traffic from more reliable sources such as affiliate traffic.

        John
        what you mean affiliate traffic here bro.
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  • Profile picture of the author Judy Turner
    I agree about having a signature line in forums and also commenting on blogs that are related to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRyckman
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincentbre
    The last time I went down the free traffic route, I used social media, handled several blogs and wrote a ton of high quality content, all by myself. It was a nightmare. These days, I just use services like webtrafficgeeks or visitorboost. It's just easier that way.
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    • Profile picture of the author seeqer
      Originally Posted by Vincentbre View Post

      The last time I went down the free traffic route, I used social media, handled several blogs and wrote a ton of high quality content, all by myself. It was a nightmare. These days, I just use services like webtrafficgeeks or visitorboost. It's just easier that way.
      Does it work with Amazon affiliate program?
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  • Profile picture of the author Fingertips
    Hi

    What a great question. Free traffic - one of my favourite subjects

    The way that has worked best for me has always been to pick one or two simple strategies, and become totally focussed on them until I am a bit of an expert. That sounds a bit grand, but most people seem to spread themselves far too thinly when it comes to marketing, and try to do everything. So they never really do anything for long enough to become good at it.

    If things are not working then I always just go back to the basics and simplify things.

    What I would do first would be to pick three traffic methods that I like doing. These for me would probably be blogging, podcasting, social media updates when I posted a new blog post (Twitter, FB etc) and the occasional solo ad to my squeeze page free offer. Nothing elae - keep it simple...

    Then I would devise a Plan of what I was going to do EVERY DAY - how often I would post and how often I would podcast. I might end up doing one podcast a week, three high value content blog posts and the occasional video post on my blog as well.

    For me, blogging is always a must, as it provides a hub for you to drive traffic to. Also this is where you build up trust with people, and engage with them. I always try to help where I can, and this attitude helps to build that trust.

    Free traffic will always be a longer process than paid as you know, because you are using your time resource rather than money. But the quality of the traffic is 100 times better if you do it properly.

    Imagine paying $450 for 1000 clicks with a solo ad. None of these people knows who you are and 60% of them won't even open your email. But if you engage with 5 people on a forum and talk to them, show them what you do and how you can help them, you will have 5 high-quality leads who know you, like you and trust you. Will they be more likely to buy your product than the 400 strangers who happened to read your email? I think so.

    So don't dismiss free traffic as inferior to paid, I think it is much better. But it takes more work.

    My tip would be to pick two methods and work at them daily,consistently and relentlessly for 6 months. By the end of that time you will be in a very different position. You will have a large list, you will be an expert in three areas of marketing and you will be known in the industry. You will also be earning a decent income beyond you imaginings.

    Good luck
    Best wishes
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    Reddit
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    Reddit
    Pinterest
    Forum Signatures
    Blog Commenting
    Scoop it
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  • Profile picture of the author aprilaraceli
    There are many free traffic source, you can use as you need. Such as Blog commenting, Article Submission, Forum posting, book marking & so on. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author LifeIsGood
    One of the best sources of free traffic, for me, has always been Affiliate programs,
    especially a one or two-tier Affiliate program (with other people spreading the news)
    where everyone receives mutual, measurable, gratifying rewards.

    Naturally, social media can put this on steroids.

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  • Profile picture of the author ninetymillion
    Now 3tags is a new way of getting traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert999
    Originally Posted by gdom View Post

    I was wondering what are the best ways to get free traffic. I do not have a budget to buy traffic right now. Later on when I can afford it I will start to go for the payed traffic methods.

    I do have my own domain
    I have a website
    I have my own blog
    I have a Facebook Fan-Page

    I am looking for ways to drive traffic to offers I am promoting, ad to gain more exposure
    in network marketing,

    I have did some blogging but have not seen any significant traffic

    I was wondering if there are ways to get traffic with free-traffic, if so what are the best ways that actually work. Or would payed traffic be a better choice.

    Any suggestions does help, thank you..
    Find some related forums where lots of people engage. Post valuable content. Post youtube videos. It is not difficult. You can use powerpoint slides to make youtube videos without your voice or face. They really work. I think these two methods are enough to generate instant traffic to your website.

    There are many other ways, but I think focus on these two in the start.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    I thin my best traffic source have been forum traffic and paid PPC, FB ads. I try to make a budget for the paid traffic, so it is worth the traffic. I think, with ongoing SEO work you can also rank high for profitable keywords and get quality search engine traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dilip Mane
    Yes paid traffic is always a better choice.

    But when you are on low budget or with no budget, then YouTube, Social Media, Article Marketing, and Web 2.0 sites are good sources of free traffic because volume of traffic is more on these sites compared to other sources.

    Remember, these are just sources. In order for the traffic from these sources to actually work, you need to know how well this traffic converts depending upon for what purpose you are using this traffic. Mere getting traffic is not sufficient. You must have a mechanism to convert that traffic well.

    Best way is to build your list by initially using free traffic and then reinvesting whatever money you can generate from that list into paid traffic to grow that list.

    Because, once you have your list, it is the best free traffic source you have at your fingertips that works best for you at your wish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mostafa82
    there are many ways for free traffic. I prefer youtube and forums. are the best and easy to start with.
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  • Profile picture of the author GelidMind
    SEO, Social Media, Blog Commenting, Forum Marketing, and Youtube Videos are some of the free methods I use to generate traffic. Some are instant and some take a little time to generate traffic, but if you have the time go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    Correct me if I am wrong, you are interested in getting free traffic sources to provide network marketing?

    If your network marketing is based solely online which I assumed so, then go with Facebook, create valuable and distribute them. But you being successful will be the best free traffic magnet.

    Cheers
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