Your 'Top 3' Traffic Recommendations?

by Jeff W
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Hi Everybody!

If you had to start all over today in your Internet business... or a newcomer was to ask you what do you recommend as '3' very good traffic strategies to go with? What would you tell them?

As someone still learning this business but eager to get something online soon, my understanding - but I could be very well wrong here - is that these '3' are decent choices:

1) Facebook
2) Blog
3) Youtube

Am I close to right? lol :confused:

What do you think? I'd love to hear from others as I'm too new at all this to even begin to guess what are the best ways to start getting some decent traffic.

What would you recommend as 3 great choices?

Thanks folks as your input here would be wonderful and very much appreciated!

Thanks so much!
#recommendations #top #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Thomas
    If I were to recommend to a newcomer, I would actually go for top sources of CONTENT, for them to follow.
    FB, Youtube, Blog, all those depend on you being interesting, multi-fasceted, have multiple views or followers. Can't do that if you're locked into "being an online marketer". You can do it if you're "a funny guy", or "extreme sports lover" or anything else that people want to read about, watch, talk to, re-tweet.

    That's it. Learn to love your content, be interesting, then it doesn't matter if you start with a blog, or upload a video on youtube, that will be only the SECOND step.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg Ray
      Tom has made some good suggestions, Jeff - I would add that your "best" traffic source will vary from niche-to-niche and even from person-to-person implementing it.

      It's often about where your audience "hangs-out" online. Is that on Social Media, reading Blogs, in the Classifieds?

      How you best relate to them plays a factor, as well. If you love to write, Blogs or Articles can be great. Quick bursts of inspiration for your community? Try Twitter. Love the camera? YouTube.

      Whatever you produce, take action, get it done, don't focus on perfection and make the CONTENT of high quality.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
        Thanks Greg!

        Your advice is always great (I frequently read your great replies over at CFM! lol and this time once again your advice is much appreciated!

        Thanks bud!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks Tom!

      Some good advice for sure sir!

      Much appreciated and all the best to you!

      Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks aizaku for your response. Appreciated it!

      Thanks and all the best sir!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    I would go paid traffic.. PPC and solo ads.

    If you want free traffic.. Youtube is a killer

    Cheers,

    Gary
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks Gary!

      Good input! I was thinking more and more about Youtube and now I'll have to look into it even more!

      Cheers man and all the success to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    If I had someone new come to me and ask me this question, knowing what I know on what works, this is what I would say.

    Don't waste your time with articles.

    Forums is a great way to get some free traffic but never spam them.

    Pay per click in the way to go for FAST results but don't ever work with the smaller companies. Work with Google, Yahoo, Bing.

    YouTube is great too but you need to add new videos all the time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks talfighel!

      Excellent! Your input is great and I really appreciate it!

      Cheers sir and here's to your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author furqanarshad
    Youtube and social networks no doubt are perfect sources of getting good traffic towards your url. But everything takes time and hard work so its not the rocket science you have to work hard on social network and on youtube you need to be more careful for the niche market.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks furkibutt!

      Great advice indeed and some things I'll have to consider now!

      Thanks a ton and all the success to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author rodsav
    I would have to agree with everyone, YouTube, Facebook, and PPC. I say pay per click, if you are a website owner because I feel paid traffic is the fastest way to jump start your business. I would gradually try to move towards free advertising as time permits.
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    • Profile picture of the author angshuy2k
      I would agree to all the suggestion + Offline marketing in your locallity with flyers, leaflets and banners can actually get you a lot of traffic + do not forget about mobile apps as well as your own friends and family to visit your site as long as you keep updating stuff.

      If you keep subscription on your site then newsletter can be a good source as well.

      Kind regards,
      Swrajit
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
        Thanks Swrajit!

        Thanks for the great advice as it was very much appreciated sir!

        I wish you all the best in your Internet journey yourself!

        Cheers and thanks again!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks Rodsav!

      Thanks very much!

      Some good choices indeed and I really appreciate it!

      Cheers and all the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author january14n
    For me here's my top 3.

    Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks january14n!

      Thanks a bunch for your input as it was much appreciated!

      To your success!
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    Solo Ads, Ad Swaps, Solo Ads
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    • Profile picture of the author Jo Barnes
      Solo Ads, Facebook Page Post Ads, Blogging!
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      • Profile picture of the author China Newz
        This may apply only to a blog, so if you decide to start a blog then this may be more applicable but...

        1) Social Bookmarking Sites (Pinterest, Redditt, Chime In)
        2) Blog Commenting (focus on commenting on blogs in your niche)
        3) Social Media (Twitter, YouTube, FaceBook, Google Plus)
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
          Thanks China Newz!

          Great response and some great choices too!

          Really appreciated and wishing you all the success in your web biz pursuits!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
        Thanks Jo!

        I really appreciate your input here!

        How's Phuket? (My wife and I live in Japan and have been hearing lots about the benefits of foreigners - I'm Canadian, she Japanese) living in Phuket! Saw some pics of the place. Wow! (I'm a huge scuba enthusiast so...

        p.s. - This is unrelated but a little bit of constructive criticism here - bring back the 'monthly' subscription prices on SNA! lol I think a yearly membership fee is a little daunting all at once but a monthly fee... that's manageable for most and especially in our rough economic times. (Just my 2 cents by the way

        Thanks again for your reply to my post here as your knowledge of being out there in the trenches really is helpful!

        All the success to you Jo!
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        • Profile picture of the author Jo Barnes
          Hey Jeff!

          Phuket is gorgeous! Nipping back to the UK for 6 weeks in July, but back again in August for a few months. You just can't beat the climate, the people, the food! It's fab!

          I LOVE scuba diving! Get yourself over here and we'll head out to the Similans for a dive (one of the top 10 spots on the world apparently!)

          Regards The SNA, I have done exactly that! Thanks for your feedback. Yep we found many people struggled with the one time payment so we now offer the SNA on the back end of our small front end products and we have a trial period and a small monthly fee.

          Great minds think alike eh!

          Also Jeff regards traffic, we probably try out 3 - 5 new strategies every week. There are just so many awesome ways you can get people to your optin pages and offers. But without doubt the ones we have the most success with and drive big chunks of traffic with quickly are quality solo ads, facebook page post ads and adswaps.

          I'm loving blogging as a more long term traffic driver as it also helps build your profile and reputation at the same time, which is critical to success!

          Great to chat!
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          • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
            Hi Jo!

            Thanks for the great reply!

            That's great that you are able to get a chance to get back home while at the same time getting back to that lovely sunshine before the cooler weather starts to settle in the UK in the fall.

            I've been hearing a lot of wonderful things about Phuket - the great expats community there, the decent costs of living, the great food, kind Thai folks and of course the absolutely beautiful surroundings!

            I'd love to get myself set up there this winter and just get a feel for the costs and lifestyle there overall as I'm just hugely into the beach / scuba lifestyle (I wonder if that has anything to do with that fact that I'm Canadian? lol :p ) and Thailand offers a great opportunity as we're currently living in Japan - so it's quite a bit closer than of course coming all the way from Canada.

            I absolutely would love the chance to meet up and do a dive with you there on the Similans when I'm there Jo! (I've heard of those islands before but never saw photos of them but now I just Googled them. Wow! OMG! lol

            Thanks also for the great traffic advice Jo as your input really matters and within the next few weeks I'll also join SNA as I love your content! (Just need to get through some current videos I'm watching before I put too much on my plate)

            Thanks so much Jo and I hope that you have a lovely time with your family back home and when I'm in Phuket, absolutely I'll take you up on that dive offer!

            Cheers and all the best to you and your family!

            Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks Drew!

      I really appreciate your taking the time to answer my post.

      Wishing you the all the success sir!
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  • Profile picture of the author carrera57
    Social bookmarked websites
    Facebook ads
    and PPC
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks carrera57!

      That's great! Thank you sir and all the success to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulbutler
    My top 3 are:

    1: social media - Facebook, twitter, youtube, linkedin, pinterest
    2: blogging - article marketing
    3: PPC (pay per click) - Facebook, youtube, Google and Bing
    and of course solo ads...
    first 2 are freee so more time consuming and the 3rd and 4th is paid. quick but can run up budget quickly!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks Paul!

      Some great choices for sure and a big thanks for replying to my post here!

      Cheers bud!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks dhaniramkesari!

      Good reply! Thank you very much!

      All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author PalmTree1
    Does anybody "really" make money with Facebook Ads,
    I ignore them....
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  • Profile picture of the author sekharsub
    What you want to get out of that traffic ? That determines your traffic strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author dhaniramkesari
    I would definitely say that your blog, Solo ads and PPC are the best sources of traffic for any site.
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  • Profile picture of the author curly sue
    Top 3 Traffic methods point blank;;
    1- Affiliates
    2- Solo ads
    3- Ad Swaps
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks Curly Sue!

      Much appreciated and thanks for the reply!

      All the best to you!

      Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author MonitorScout
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks MonitorScout!

      Excellent! Thank you for your reply as I really appreciate it!

      Thank again!
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  • Profile picture of the author zenxseo
    Many things depends on your product / niche

    so you have to do marketing depends on that,
    + how efficiently you are targeting at any platform
    like youtube and fb have lot of people but with your video or Fb post and Fb adds
    how many people are watching your video and post,

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks zenxseo!

      Good reply and makes good sense!

      Appreciate your reply! Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Servis
    the best results I got for traffic were:

    Contributing to targeted discussion forums and link backs to blogs
    Creating targeted facebook sites and pointing back to my blogs from there
    Pinterest sharing on my blog

    And for all of those sharing valuable content on a regular basis increased that traffic. I think testing/tracking on a regular basis should become a habit we should all do as many times I have had good runs of traffic and all the while I hadn't actually done anything so it would be good to find out what caused that run of traffic and replicate it over and over.

    Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff W
      Thanks Andrew!

      Some excellent input there.Now, I've got to go back and think through all the great suggestions that everyone mentioned!

      Thanks very much for your input Andrew as it was much appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Fridrihs
    Paid traffic works well and the most important thing that you can get targeted traffic. Consider Adwords and paid Facebook ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author williams5678
    Top 3 >>

    Pinterest
    YouTube
    Media Buy
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  • Profile picture of the author RockNRolla
    3 good free traffic sources I'd recommend would be Yahoo Answers, YouTube and Quora. All good targeted, quality traffic available form these sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    I agree with what others have suggested, in that it depends on your niche. Some niches allow the purchase of traffic for pennies, which makes PPC and solo ads attractive. Others prefer free methods and a strong link building strategy. I love content. After all there's no point in bringing people to your site only for them to leave quickly because there is nothing of interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    Forum marketing and YouTube are my favorites and bring in the highest targeted traffic....
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