What's the first step?

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What do you think matter most when it comes to building traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexanderBeloev
    Originally Posted by CherryAffairs View Post

    What do you think matter most when it comes to building traffic?
    Focus on just one or two methods until you master them and then another two. Keep focused and consistent
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    The need to understand that if you want to succeed in the internet traffic game, you need to work with multiple sources on a consistent basis to do well.

    Plus, you can never rely on one technique or strategy to bring in new and fresh daily traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author createyouwealth
    Stay focus and make a plan then stick to it. Get organized as to what day you will do what technique and how long you plan on implementing that technique.
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  • Profile picture of the author CherryAffairs
    Great advice. From your experience, do you guys depends more on returning readers or new ones?
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    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      Originally Posted by CherryAffairs View Post

      Great advice. From your experience, do you guys depends more on returning readers or new ones?
      You need to have both.

      You always want new people coming to your site just like you want new subscribers getting on your list.

      For someone who is new, I would recommend on just getting new and fresh prospects or visitors to your site/blog/newsletter on a daily basis.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Gates
      Originally Posted by CherryAffairs View Post

      Great advice. From your experience, do you guys depends more on returning readers or new ones?
      Help your new customers but help your loyal customers MORE! It give your customers more incentives to want more from you as they will know that the more they listen to you, the more they will benefit
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      • Profile picture of the author CherryAffairs
        Originally Posted by Daniel Gates View Post

        Help your new customers but help your loyal customers MORE! It give your customers more incentives to want more from you as they will know that the more they listen to you, the more they will benefit
        What kind of benefits do you recommend me giving? Remind me of the book Influence where Robert B. Cialdini emphasized on reciprocity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Make a plan.
    A plan is what you will do on a daily schedule.

    The plan may be a list of tasks that you execute and check-off as you go. Keep a record or log of the tasks you accomplished and those you did not accomplish, so you know where to pickup from where you left off.

    There are applications that I used when I was new to traffic and this is one of the better ones (not an affiliate link):

    The Traffic Dashboard

    Jeffery 100% :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author eplanellas
    Having a plan is absolutely the first step, although that plan may evolve over time, which is natural. The focus needs to be on providing quality and value. This is the most powerful traffic generatiion strategy of all, because people share with others the things they find to be of real worth (i.e. you go viral on social media and it gets you a lot of traffic).

    Once you have created real value in your website or blog, then you can switch the focus to getting traffic from other sources.

    Due to the care spent in crafting your online presence, you will win loyal fans and more of the traffic you work so hard to get will stick with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackli0n
    Theoretically - figuring out who your target demographic is probably your first step. The easiest model for a target demographic is yourself. Imagine if all customers were like you. What would YOU like to buy? What would YOU like to read?

    Technically - the first step is choosing a keyword or even 3 keywords, and start putting up on content on your website all geared around that keyword. SEO is the best method IMO for building quality traffic and knowing that your site is good enough to build organic traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author CherryAffairs
      Originally Posted by blackli0n View Post

      Theoretically - figuring out who your target demographic is probably your first step. The easiest model for a target demographic is yourself. Imagine if all customers were like you. What would YOU like to buy? What would YOU like to read?

      Technically - the first step is choosing a keyword or even 3 keywords, and start putting up on content on your website all geared around that keyword. SEO is the best method IMO for building quality traffic and knowing that your site is good enough to build organic traffic.
      A new idea to me. I will look into it. Thanks. Thanks a lot How you got to discover the method of choosing 3 keywords?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    Establish your budget for time and money. What you lack in one you can make up for by investing more of the other.

    I remember when I started I had money so I decided to try Google Adwords. I didn't know what I was doing, but like everything in my life I jumped in with both feet and set up my campaign and went to bed. The next morning I got up and had spent $500 with no sales.

    That was the day I decided to invest some time and learn how to do SEO and get my websites ranked in the organic searches. This time spent helped me get to a full time income online I still have today.

    True Story.
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    • Profile picture of the author CherryAffairs
      Originally Posted by Jeff Schuman View Post

      Establish your budget for time and money. What you lack in one you can make up for by investing more of the other.

      I remember when I started I had money so I decided to try Google Adwords. I didn't know what I was doing, but like everything in my life I jumped in with both feet and set up my campaign and went to bed. The next morning I got up and had spent $500 with no sales.

      That was the day I decided to invest some time and learn how to do SEO and get my websites ranked in the organic searches. This time spent helped me get to a full time income online I still have today.

      True Story.
      $500 in Adwords within a day. That's hell of a bomb. How's the traffic you manage to get with that money? Any recommendation of what to read up on for SEO?
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  • Don't forget the most important step that most people screw up.... Not getting off the couch. or getting off the couch but getting distract and going nowhere. Or giving up...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    What do you think matter most when it comes to building traffic?
    That you put in the time and effort to get that traffic, no matter what route you decide to take to get it, be it seo or paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    Find 1 or 2 methods you believe you would enjoy doing - this focus all your energy into doing them.

    Once you start to see results, keep trying different methods tout - this way not all your eggs are in 1 basket.
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  • Profile picture of the author CherryAffairs
    Thanks! Great points to note. Comes handy with experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusJohnson
    Building traffic would depend on what your target market is into. If for example your target market is more of the Social Media side then you've got to focus on this. I guess what you really need is to research first so that you will know what strategies you will need to produce traffic to your site.
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