Most of those "Get Massive Website Traffic" products out there are geared towards the easier traffic strategies. Not so much because those techniques are so fantastic, but "quick and easy" just sells so much better.
However, when you look a bit closer you quickly realize that those "easy" traffic strategies actually can become quite time consuming without actually providing much traffic. So, you often end up spending hours of boring work while getting only a few visitors to your site.
I tested pretty much all traffic strategies out there and I was always particularly excited about those "quick and easy" traffic secrets... but, to be honest, I never came across any strategy that would fall under the label of "quick and easy" and that produced good results.
Sure, various of those traffic generation techniques worked at some point in the past. But, they usually stop working after a relatively short period of time as more and more people start using them.
The quicker and easier a certain strategy is, the more people will use it and when a "critical mass" of people using it is reached, the strategy usually stops working. On the other hand, most of the slightly tougher traffic strategies worked well 10 years ago and they are still working great today.
It all comes down to providing outstanding VALUE! Yes, every now and then you may get lucky and get big spikes of traffic without really providing much value, but this kind of traffic usually is not repeatable and it sizzles out quickly.
So, the magic traffic formula is: Provide value, value, value... and market your value to get your traffic avalanche started.
And yes, of course, you can also buy traffic. But, if you don't provide value, you won't sell a lot and spending money on traffic without getting any return on your investment doesn't really make that much sense.
Why is the not so easy traffic so much better than the quick and easy traffic strategies?
Here are a few things about quick and easy traffic strategies:
* Most of the time it is not as quick and easy as promised.
* Oftentimes you end up spending a lot of time and energy for only a handful of site visitors.
* The quality of this kind of traffic is often very poor - it just doesn't convert very well.
* Thousands of people use those strategies and everything that's used and abused by thousands of people usually stops working fairly quickly.
* The search engines (especially Google) don't like those traffic strategies - simply because they clutter up the web without providing any value.
Examples for "quick and easy" traffic strategies:
* Mass forum posting without any real value - typically one or two sentences.
* Mass blog posting. Something like: "Great blog post. I'm really looking forward to learn more from you..."
* Building thousands of low quality links for SEO purpose - just doesn't work any more.
* Submitting cheap, spun articles to hundreds of article directories.
And here is what I think about not so easy traffic:
* Yes, of course, those strategies are a bit tougher, but they are NOT that difficult neither.
* You will spend more time upfront, but you will get a huge return on your time investment.
* Many of those traffic techniques not only provide a big initial spike of site visitors, but also an ongoing steady flow of traffic.
* Google and other search engines loves everything that provides value and rewards the "value packages" you place all over the web with high rankings and great free traffic.
Examples for higher quality and not quite so easy traffic strategies:
* Guest posting on quality authority sites with high traffic - to get your article posted on those sites, you will need to provide some really good value.
* Network with the top guys in your niche and provide something of outstanding value for their audiences - a pdf report, a video, a software tool...
* Provide a bonus product for a big product launch that perfectly complements the main product -for example, a software tool that automates one of the strategies provided in the main product. This strategy alone could add hundreds of high quality buyer leads to your list that are worth thousands of dollars.
* And of course, there are many other strategies, but this gives you a basic idea on how to distinguish between "good" and "bad" traffic strategies.
The big problem (especially for newbies) is that high quality strategies with a huge impact aren't really heavily marketed. At least 9 out of 10 product launches is about quick and easy and no effort... - unfortunately those are all empty promises.
When I got started, I've fallen for almost any scam out there and the problem wasn't even so much about the money I spent on those products, but about the time lost on those useless strategies.
Really, there are no big Internet marketing SECRETS out there, it is all about the fundamentals and the basic stuff.
Here is the most important tip I can give you: Provide huge VALUE in whatever you do and then go out there and tell everyone wha tyou have to offer... until your "snowball" becomes a huge avalanche and generates massive traffic and sales for you.
It's all about Value, Value, Value... - you get back from life what you put out there!
What are your preferred high quality traffic strategies?
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