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Need some help getting traffic and building a list
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    Plenty of help on the forum, if you search for it... This question obviously gets asked a lot...

    You need to be more specific with the problems that you're having, then you'll get lots of useful help.
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    • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
      Originally Posted by timrobinson1 View Post

      Need some help getting traffic and building a list
      Originally Posted by MartinPlatt View Post

      Plenty of help on the forum, if you search for it... This question obviously gets asked a lot...

      You need to be more specific with the problems that you're having, then you'll get lots of useful help.
      Wow this thread was started and now Martin just finished it!

      There is going to be no better advice and no more complete answer than what Martin just gave you. Pay CLOSE attention to his words "BE MORE SPECIFIC"! The more specific you are the more traffic you will get - PERIOD.

      Now if you'd rather have general traffic - walk into the middle of a busy highway and make a list of all the vehicles that pass you by. Traffic & List Building! Free to boot!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Also learn to use Google search engine as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmart
    you can do something on forum,blog,web sit ,facebook.and search google.yahoo.

    you will get a satisfied answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author dkla27
    Free Traffic through SEO, Guest Blogging, Free classifieds, Forum sigs and more

    Paid traffic through PPC campaigns (Adwords, Bing ads, etc), PPV campaigns, Solo ads and many more
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexanderBeloev
      Hey there,

      I have written an article about forum traffic and I will post the most important elements of this traffic strategy here:

      TIP: Don't do what you don't want others to do to you!
      Same is valid for forums, I see so many people claiming, that they are super affiliates, super rich and know the secret method to financial freedom. And when I see their signatures linking to amateur pages, or their profiles registered 10 days ago, I understand that they are trying to be the person that they wish to be in the reality.

      TIP: Be yourself, be the person you are in the reality if you want to turn yourself in the person you want to be in the future!
      Forum marketing is not a "get tons of visitors quick" scheme. You have to be consistently delivering value to people every single day. But the quality plays much bigger role than the quantity. It is important to deliver value to people, not to count your posts. Don't focus on how much posts have you written today.

      TIP: Focus on how many people have you helped today! The more, the better.
      What I am doing to leverage my time? I have a bookmark folder called "Forum Threads". Inside I have sub folders like "twitter traffic" "guest blogging" and many, many more. This strategy will help you manage your time. When someone asks a question about twitter for example, I open my twitter sub folder and if I have a relevant thread bookmarked there, I simply redirect him to this thread. This way he gets all the answers he need without having to wait for people to comment on his thread. This technique will work for over 90% of all cases, simply because people in forums are always asking the same questions over and over.

      TIP: Leverage your time, you don't won't to spend your whole life on forums, will you?
      When people are familiar with your persona on forums they will want to see what you are doing, what is the business model you are using, or simply how they can benefit from you. But most of the people in forums won't click your signature because they are impressed by your image or your text link. Imagine that the posts you are writing are the copywriting part and your signature link is your "buy now" button. There are many different buy now buttons, different colors, different shapes, but having just by now button is not enough. Everything you are writing as posts or threads in forums are your "sales pages". If they are good quality, people will click your "buy now" button a.k.a. signature link.

      TIP: The people who follow you and trust your advice on the forum, will find their way to your website or blog.

      So, the more helpful you are:

      - The stronger your reputation will grow

      - The more of a following you will build
      - The more traffic you will receive
      - The more reciprocity you build among the forum's users


      That's it
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    • Profile picture of the author Apra Barua
      Originally Posted by dkla27 View Post

      Free Traffic through SEO, Guest Blogging, Free classifieds, Forum sigs and more

      Paid traffic through PPC campaigns (Adwords, Bing ads, etc), PPV campaigns, Solo ads and many more
      To add to the Free Traffic list:
      1) Viral Marketing - eBooks
      2) Article Marketing (Well, it works)
      3) Blog Commenting
      4) Facebook
      5) Twitter
      6) Yahoo Answers/Groups, Answerbag
      7) Sharing slides
      8) Safelists
      9) Traffic Exchange
      10) Video Marketing
      11) Press Releases
      12) Give Away Events
      13) JV List Swap
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      • Profile picture of the author eeeasyas12345
        Originally Posted by Apra Barua View Post

        To add to the Free Traffic list:
        1) Viral Marketing - eBooks
        2) Article Marketing (Well, it works)
        3) Blog Commenting
        4) Facebook
        5) Twitter
        6) Yahoo Answers/Groups, Answerbag
        7) Sharing slides
        8) Safelists
        9) Traffic Exchange
        10) Video Marketing
        11) Press Releases
        12) Give Away Events
        13) JV List Swap
        I have to disagree with some of your suggestions like:
        ARTICLE MARKETING: That will not work for the average Joe, the internet is saturated with billions of articles which people never read, an article that gets visitors has to be written by an expert on a topic that people run searches for.
        Secondly, YAHOO ANSWERS; Try that one and see how fast your account will be closed if you leave any links in your answer and if you don't what's the point?
        Lastly. BLOG COMMENTING: I have tried that for the longest, I always left nice comments, took the time to read articles and left comments related specifically to the articles with nothing to show for. I guess if your blog is related to the topic of the blog you are leaving a comment on, the blog master will never approve your comment (that is your competition, why should he or she help you out), and if the blog's topic is not even remotely close to your blog's topic, again what is the point of leaving a comment?
        Plus , nowadays most if not all the blogs and sites accepting comments don't even provide space for your URL, all they allow you to post is your name and e-mail address.
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        • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
          You think you can or you can't, you both are right.

          So, first, that's why you need to create a high quality article and you need to understand who is your target.

          Second, Yahoo Answer. It works seriously. You should not post your URL inside your answer, just put it on the refference. And if you provide a useful answer to the question, I have no idea Yahoo will close your account.

          Third, I never try to do that before. But hey, think positive.



          Originally Posted by eeeasyas12345 View Post

          I have to disagree with some of your suggestions like:
          ARTICLE MARKETING: That will not work for the average Joe, the internet is saturated with billions of articles which people never read, an article that gets visitors has to be written by an expert on a topic that people run searches for.
          Secondly, YAHOO ANSWERS; Try that one and see how fast your account will be closed if you leave any links in your answer and if you don't what's the point?
          Lastly. BLOG COMMENTING: I have tried that for the longest, I always left nice comments, took the time to read articles and left comments related specifically to the articles with nothing to show for. I guess if your blog is related to the topic of the blog you are leaving a comment on, the blog master will never approve your comment (that is your competition, why should he or she help you out), and if the blog's topic is not even remotely close to your blog's topic, again what is the point of leaving a comment?
          Plus , nowadays most if not all the blogs and sites accepting comments don't even provide space for your URL, all they allow you to post is your name and e-mail address.
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        • Profile picture of the author Apra Barua
          Originally Posted by eeeasyas12345 View Post

          I have to disagree with some of your suggestions like:
          ARTICLE MARKETING: That will not work for the average Joe, the internet is saturated with billions of articles which people never read, an article that gets visitors has to be written by an expert on a topic that people run searches for.
          Secondly, YAHOO ANSWERS; Try that one and see how fast your account will be closed if you leave any links in your answer and if you don't what's the point?
          Lastly. BLOG COMMENTING: I have tried that for the longest, I always left nice comments, took the time to read articles and left comments related specifically to the articles with nothing to show for. I guess if your blog is related to the topic of the blog you are leaving a comment on, the blog master will never approve your comment (that is your competition, why should he or she help you out), and if the blog's topic is not even remotely close to your blog's topic, again what is the point of leaving a comment?
          Plus , nowadays most if not all the blogs and sites accepting comments don't even provide space for your URL, all they allow you to post is your name and e-mail address.
          I am sorry, it didn't work out for you. But it doesn't mean they will not work for everyone. Just need to try and see which one works for whom. Best...
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          • Profile picture of the author livitweb
            Depends on what type of site you have. You need to figure out first which kind of traffic you wish to get for your site, the more targeted your traffic is, the better you'll be able to configure your site to suit your target audience. Promote your website then through social media and video marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Harris
    If you have money to spend, you can run ads on ad networks and also get banner ads on websites in your niche.
    If you don't have money, create helpful content and then you can put it out either for free on article and video directories or get affiliates to sell for a commission while you make money from the back end.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnV88
    Use YouTube for list building or hire someone to build a list for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khemba
    There are so many different ways to generate huge amounts of traffic - You'll find loads of ideas right here on the forum.

    The challenge for most people though is being able to be disciplined enough to focus on just one method until you master it.

    My one piece of advise to you is to find one single method, learn it, master it and take ACTION to implement the strategy.

    You will see your list grow fast - Guaranteed!

    Big list = big bucks :-)

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author freeadstime
    Well, we haven't heard back from the OP yet as being more specific. Say if you have a product or service meant for local people, you may use local free classifieds. Otherwise, you will need to learn about SEO. Do some research for in-page and off-page SEO first and then make sure to implement them as much as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
    Originally Posted by timrobinson1 View Post

    Need some help getting traffic and building a list
    This topic is being discussed thousands of time. Just make a search using the search function above or Google. You will get all the answers you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
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  • Profile picture of the author Jgowen77
    Ok. I started my site about three weeks ago...well more than that but that's when I really started working it. I started completely from scratch, with no knowledge of IM at all. I just needed to find a way to make a living working from home. For me, in my situation, that is practically a necessity now. In these three weeks I have:

    Worked several hours a day, either researching, building a site, tweaking the site, reading through this forum....on and on and on. The point is I dove into it and haven't let up.

    I started a blog, first on blogger, then on Go Daddy (first mistake, ever associating with Go Daddy at all), now on word press and I might move that because I need affiliate ads on my blog eventually. But, I chose my niche after, again, misfiring at first, I chose something I know a lot about and I'm passionate about. I've made six decent entries so far, plus I got on Hub Pages, where I have two entries but they are combinations of what I've blogged, as HP likes decent sized articles, well written....not blogs. I also joined a forum yesterday related to my niche, on the advice of a post I read here. I've sought out advice here and have got no response from one person, another response from someone else I rejected because it wasn't time for me to do that, and someone now who seems to genuinely want to give good, sound advice. In other words, I'm no expert, I'm a student. That's my attitude. I'm a student in a course that is going to last the rest of the year. I have goals, but realistic ones. People don't get rich quick overninght doing this, and I am not about to let what appears to be a slow start derail me. I'm realistic about making mistakes along the way and learning from them. I know I'm going to have to be a fairly liberal spender. As they say, it takes some money to make money. But I have an end vision engrained in my head and I nourish that vision regularly and I'm working....doing something every day.

    I got off topic somewhat but just a general statement of I need traffic...I know, I need it too, but there's a LOT I need to be doing. I'm committed to working, persevering, learning and seeking advice of people who have been successful. I will not into buy every offer that comes along, but rather be discerning. I have the goal in mind and I'll get there eventually.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
      Originally Posted by Jgowen77 View Post

      Ok. I started my site about three weeks ago...well more than that but that's when I really started working it. I started completely from scratch, with no knowledge of IM at all. I just needed to find a way to make a living working from home. For me, in my situation, that is practically a necessity now. In these three weeks I have:

      Worked several hours a day, either researching, building a site, tweaking the site, reading through this forum....on and on and on. The point is I dove into it and haven't let up.

      I started a blog, first on blogger, then on Go Daddy (first mistake, ever associating with Go Daddy at all), now on word press and I might move that because I need affiliate ads on my blog eventually. But, I chose my niche after, again, misfiring at first, I chose something I know a lot about and I'm passionate about. I've made six decent entries so far, plus I got on Hub Pages, where I have two entries but they are combinations of what I've blogged, as HP likes decent sized articles, well written....not blogs. I also joined a forum yesterday related to my niche, on the advice of a post I read here. I've sought out advice here and have got no response from one person, another response from someone else I rejected because it wasn't time for me to do that, and someone now who seems to genuinely want to give good, sound advice. In other words, I'm no expert, I'm a student. That's my attitude. I'm a student in a course that is going to last the rest of the year. I have goals, but realistic ones. People don't get rich quick overninght doing this, and I am not about to let what appears to be a slow start derail me. I'm realistic about making mistakes along the way and learning from them. I know I'm going to have to be a fairly liberal spender. As they say, it takes some money to make money. But I have an end vision engrained in my head and I nourish that vision regularly and I'm working....doing something every day.

      I got off topic somewhat but just a general statement of I need traffic...I know, I need it too, but there's a LOT I need to be doing. I'm committed to working, persevering, learning and seeking advice of people who have been successful. I will not into buy every offer that comes along, but rather be discerning. I have the goal in mind and I'll get there eventually.
      Listen to this guy, he makes a lot of sense and I can tell he's going to make it because he's got the right attitude and he's making it happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    Ask yourself "who is my perfect customer?" After you determine who your perfect customer is, find out where they hang out on the internet, what sites so they visit, things like that. Then once you find where they hang out, advertise on the site.

    That's on of the quickest and easiest ways to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Merylo
    Getting a traffic with an easy but costly way can be done by using Facebook ads service, and other paid traffic such as Juicyads. If you want free traffic, do SEO, but also make sure to make a healthy back-link with natural way.
    Building a list? try to read the ebook created by Warrior Guna Deivendran
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  • Profile picture of the author Sara F
    I can only give you advice about driving traffic to blog.
    1. make sure your theme is fast to load
    2. turn on the share button
    3. Blog walking is still a good way to get good reputation and eventually traffic.
    4. Content is king, no matter what people say, you don't want to ruin your reputation by posting crappy content right? If you have quality content, people will follow and bookmark your blog. They will eventually visit your blog again someday.
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    Want traffic right away ?
    Solo ads !

    I see that there's a big demand for them. I'm creating some cool softwares right now. I'll keep you guys posted...
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  • Originally Posted by timrobinson1 View Post

    Need some help getting traffic and building a list
    Don't we all? :-)

    Anyway if you are on a tight budget you can start by using free traffic methods, like: Video Marketing, Social Marketing, Article Marketing etc...

    I wont explain them here, you can use the search function located above your thread. :-)

    Once you start getting some income though.. I highly recommend investing in some solo ads, preferably from a respected person with a targetted list. You can also find that on this forum, great isn't it?
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    • Profile picture of the author robestrong
      Generically, here's the gist.

      Paid Traffic:

      # PPC (Google, Bing, FaceBook)
      # Sponsored Blog Posts (work surprisingly well, and do wonders for SEO)
      # Sponsored Tweets
      # Banner ads by impression/times (also can be pretty awesome, once ran a business solely off of these)

      Greyish Hat:

      # Create a number of Google accounts and sign up to adwords with all of them
      # Wait. Sooner or later Google will send you $100 vouchers.
      # Use all of them on your site(s)
      # Not advocating, but I know people who've done this and saved like $500 to get some initial grease rolling

      Free Traffic:

      # Make good content
      # Make links to content on free blogs, squidoo pages, etc. for SEO
      # Make videos that are designed to rank to bring in traffic
      # Submit to Article directories for both Traffic and SEO (put out high quality content)
      # Solos (can be good if you have the infrastructure to make full use of them)
      # Forum posts with a sig (pretty good in any niche in my experience, and help SEO)

      Just a few ideas I thought I'd throw out there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
        Originally Posted by robestrong View Post

        Generically, here's the gist.

        Paid Traffic:

        # PPC (Google, Bing, FaceBook)
        # Sponsored Blog Posts (work surprisingly well, and do wonders for SEO)
        # Sponsored Tweets
        # Banner ads by impression/times (also can be pretty awesome, once ran a business solely off of these)

        Greyish Hat:

        # Create a number of Google accounts and sign up to adwords with all of them
        # Wait. Sooner or later Google will send you $100 vouchers.
        # Use all of them on your site(s)
        # Not advocating, but I know people who've done this and saved like $500 to get some initial grease rolling

        Free Traffic:

        # Make good content
        # Make links to content on free blogs, squidoo pages, etc. for SEO
        # Make videos that are designed to rank to bring in traffic
        # Submit to Article directories for both Traffic and SEO (put out high quality content)
        # Solos (can be good if you have the infrastructure to make full use of them)
        # Forum posts with a sig (pretty good in any niche in my experience, and help SEO)

        Just a few ideas I thought I'd throw out there.
        This is a good simplified list to follow if you are really struggling to generate traffic to your websites. Getting traffic is the easy part, it's what you do with that traffic that makes the difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Traffic is easy you just gotta get aot of it if you want to get sales. Start with paid advertising... PPC, blogs, high traffic sites, PPV, solo ads... and if the site proves to be profitable, do more advertising, and incorporate a free marketing campaign to even out your expenses.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      Before you waste time trying to get traffic..

      Do you know what you want to sell? Who is your target audience? Do you have a juicy free offer, a squeeze page and an autoresponder service (AWeber, etc.) to build a list?

      Once you know all of that, THEN you can start working on getting traffic -- and do it intelligently. No sense wasting your time going after the wrong traffic or going where you audience ISN'T hanging out.

      But when you're ready, you can check out these traffic resources:

      1. Ana Hoffman -- Traffic Generation Cafe: BIG Website Traffic for Small Budgets| Traffic Generation Cafe

      This is a free site for learning how to generate free traffic.


      2. Kim Roach -- My Traffic Mentor: MyTrafficMentor.com

      This is a paid membership site for learning how to generate free traffic.


      3. Nick's Traffic Tricks: Nick's Traffic Tricks

      This is a free site for learning how to generate free traffic.


      4. Sandi Krakowski -- PPC Training for Beginners: PPC Advertising For Beginners Who Don't Know What They're Doing But Wanna Play With The Big Guys!

      This is a paid course (low cost) for learning how to use pay-per-click advertising to generate traffic.


      6. Will Haimerl -- PPC Coach: PPC Coach :: #1 PPC Affiliate Marketing Training Site

      This is a paid membership site for learning how to use pay-per-click advertising to generate traffic.


      7. Michelle Pescosolido -- Social Media Mastery: http://www.getfansgetpaid.com/

      This is a paid course (low cost) for all things Facebook, including Facebook PPC.

      So... What are you waiting for??? Go get some traffic!

      Hope that helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    traffic is out there for you to get it! All you need to do is to decide which traffic you want: PAID OR FREE. If you want to invest money, you can try facebook ppc or stuff like that. If you dont want to invest money, then free traffic will be your way to go. Then for free traffic, you need to invest time, throw some content on regular basis, and you get traffic. don't complicate things.. pls. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrisonJ
    Make an squeeze page where you give away something free if they give you their email, and drive traffic to that page. Then, as your email list grows, promote affiliate products related to the niche your list is in. If you don't capture emails or some good way to contact people, the traffic your website gets will just run right through it then be gone forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    I am actually trying out a paid traffic website at the moment.

    I honestly didn't think it would be worth it, but I have so far been pleasantly surprised.
    The traffic is targeted to the UK at my request and I am getting around 200 visitors a day on a guaranteed 10,000 visitor package.

    my bounce rate is around 58% and my adsense earnings around £0.20p - £0.40p per day
    I have also had something like 10-12 subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author williams5678
    I think first you need to check out how to use the search functional above.
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by williams5678 View Post

      I think first you need to check out how to use the search functional above.
      That's ^^^ the best advice on this whole thread....
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  • Profile picture of the author john richards
    Originally Posted by timrobinson1 View Post

    Need some help getting traffic and building a list
    Hi Tim

    Theres a ton of traffic help in the warrior forum which are free and payed sometimes the payed methods are not always the best to start of slowly by doing adswaps and purchasing solos and setting up pages in Facebook and use your blog to drive traffic home.

    Hope this helps
    John Richards
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  • Profile picture of the author CPAMasterX
    I can suggest you my method, which helps you to make 5,000 friends on Facebook (can be repeated unlimited times, you will unique, new, real friends) within 3 days. Then, you can imagine what can you do with this high quantity of friends and traffic!
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