FREE Traffic Techniques for Everyone to Use!

40 replies
I know most of you struggle with traffic, I wanted to post this here.

I just want to make it perfectly clear - IF you do not have a follow up system in place, half decent sales copy, and a half decent offer to promote, you are just spinning your wheels using any of these tips. So please - horse before cart.

Now, I'm not going to delve too deep into any of these tips, simply because if I gave you all of the tools I use the competition would get too fierce and none of us would make any money at all. BUT - I am going to give you enough to get started using the tactics I am using right now, so you can get half-decent traffic coming in with a little bit of elbow grease and some research.

So here we go.

Step One, you need to get yourself a landing page. To heck with those templated squeeze pages and all of that junk, go find yourself a Wordpress template that is super simple, open it up in an HTML editor, and strip everything - and I mean EVERYTHING but the main post page away. Gone. No header, no menus, no links, no commenting, nothing. Not even the titles for your posts - JUST the post text, and a half decent looking background.

If you want to skip this step, there are commercial Wordpress templates available that already do this, but you absolutely have to make sure that A) you're using Wordpress as a platform and B) you've stripped away every possible distraction from your message.

You MUST use an SEO plugin for wordpress, otherwise you'll be losing out on valuable traffic here. Do your homework, find one you like, and install it now before moving on.

Step Two, write a free report detailing something related to your product, and make it sell. It takes a bit of talent, some time, and dedication to do this - BUT with some work, your free report will be fantastic. Don't outsource this to a content writer, under any circumstances. And if you do choose to outsource this step, use a content writer first, and then hire a copywriter to make the content sell. Most copywriters won't write a free report for you, but they will edit it so that it presells your product. Or you can do it yourself. Either way, you want a content rich free report that presells your product.

Step Three - get your free report online, and setup your autoresponder to capture names on your new wordpress landing page and send them your new free report. You can also setup the rest of your autoresponder sequence now, so that when people start subscribing you're not scrambling to get follow up messages to them that lead back to your paid offer. This even works for CPA offers, just skip the free report - but collect their email for access to a free whatever the CPA person is offering, then have the autoresponder direct them back again and again.

Don't skimp out on content for your autoresponder. It is not your automated salesman, it is a content delivery service and should be treated as such. Just make sure that your content leads back to your primary offer as a helpful suggestion.

Step Four - okay, now you should have a landing page done up using wordpress, a free report that presells your offer, an autoresponder that delivers the free report and sends people back to your offer. What's next? Research. You want to take your primary niche and dig down, down, down... Take, for example, dog slippers. I love that example. So we have slippers for dogs, that is pretty niche. But is it far enough? No way!

If you go to Google's keyword suggestion tool, you see that "dog slippers" gets 6600 searches per month - but a lot of competition. But we also have "snoop dog slippers" - 36 searches per month, "slippers with dog" 58 searches, "dog paw slippers" 91 - and every single one of these has less than low advertiser competition, 2 out of 3 have NONE.

Step Five - Now you have some search phrases that people are using. In this case, "snoop dog slippers", "slippers with dog", and "dog paw slippers". Now you want to plug each of those search phrases into Google, and see how many competing pages there are, and how relevant the advertisers are (if there are any). So for the keywords above, we have 77,000 pages and one relevant advertiser, 6 million + pages and dozens of advertisers, and 32,900 pages with 3 relevant advertisers, respectively. Because "snoop dog slippers" showed us that Snoop D-O-double G is bringing out his own line, and that isn't what we're targeting, the best keyword to work on right now is "dog paw slippers" - 91 searches per month, not a lot of organic search competition, and not a lot of relevant advertising.

Step Six - Use SEO firefox or whatever program you use to find out how many high PR backlinks the site that is number one for "dog paw slippers" has. You can see it is a PR3 page, no social bookmarking, and less than 4000 links. We can beat this - trust me.

Step Seven - Start writing 5 articles. Or outsource 5 articles. Or get 5 articles however it is you get 5 articles. But make them QUALITY (please, do not spread more crap content around the internet. it will bite you in the caboose.)

Step Eight - Start a free blogger blog, and put one of your articles up linking to a SECOND free blogger blog. Now put up a new article linking to your landing page.

Step Nine - Repeat the process above until you have 5 blogger blogs all pointing towards your landing page with quality content, and a link from an article on each blog pointing to the next blog your created. On the last blog, link to your landing page AND another web 2.0 property like squidoo, hub pages, etc.

Step Ten - Create some more content on web 2.0 properties and link them all together. Ping your blogs, hub pages, squidoo lenses, etc. using ping services like pingoat - as well as pinging your landing page.

Step Eleven - Do some social bookmarking for your blogs, your landing page, your lenses, etc.

Step Twelve - PING your social bookmarks.

Step Thirteen - use a series of high PR web 2.0 sites to link to your landing page and one of your blogs each time.

You'll now have a network of high ranking, relevant blogs and web 2.0 properties pointing towards your landing page, with a number of high PR links pointing to your landing page and your blogs. If the content is valuable, and the comments and things that you used to get your high PR backlinks are contributing something instead of just spamming, you WILL get traffic, and you WILL rank high in the search engines for these phrases. I guarantee it.

There are other more powerful strategies here, some of them maybe a little grey-hat that will amplify the effect of these strategies even more, but this is enough to get you started getting some real traffic to your site.

The key to making this work - do NOT use crap content, and do NOT spam web 2.0 properties. You'll get banned, your backlinks will disappear, no one will read your content, and you'll get exactly SQUAT for all of your hard work.

For the record, since I know I'll probably get a backlash of some sort from this post, here is some clarification on a few things...

ONE - Yes, I have actually used this, and yes, it actually works. Want proof? My bcwebmedia blog was a PR 0 on Tuesday. I implemented just two of these strategies, it is now a PR 1 and rising. It took two days for Google to up my page rank, and an hour to do the work to make it happen. This stuff WORKS.

TWO - No, this is not everything I use. Nor is it content from any product, mine or anyone elses, that I'm publishing here. This is a mixture of strategies I have learned over the years from different sources that I am publishing here for your use - nothing more, and nothing less.

THREE - No, I am not doing a WSO for this information to include the "top secret" other stuff I'm doing. This is not a promotional post. Almost everyone here struggles with traffic, and this will help.

I'm trying (possibly in vain) to turn this back into a sharing community where people HELP eachother, not just a community of people asking questions and getting flack from 200 post forum trolls "putting them in their place" while posting their own promotional crap in another thread.

I'm starting to think this place is going to hell in a handbasket real fast, and instead of just ranting about it like most people do, I'm attempting to DO something about it. Action breeds action.

and FOUR - DO NOT post an argument in this thread, not out of any kind of courtesy to me, but courtesy to those that might glean something from this info. This is here for the help of everyone, not intended to condescend, patronize, offend, or otherwise harm any other person, company, group, or thing in any way.

It is sad that I have to post that disclaimer here now, but for the good of the people who might actually learn something from this thread, if you disagree with me please take it up with me privately - not in this thread, so we don't lose the valuable information among the muck of arguments starting everywhere else on this board.

If you can give feedback without cursing me out, berating me, or attempting to argue with me, feel free to post it here - and of course, anyone who has tried this I'd love to hear your results!

Good luck!

- Cherilyn
#boy #finally #thing #traffic #working
  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    Can you explain more about step #13?
    Signature
    It is okay to contact me! I have been developing software since 1999, creating many popular products like phpLD.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849645].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author capone2009
    wow big post. anyway, thanks for this detailed information!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849682].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author billromer
    What do you mean "not delve too deep"? Those are plenty of details to take action with.

    Thanks! Awesome post! Can't wait to put this into action.

    Bill
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849703].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author billromer
    I'd second the request for just a tiny bit more detail on #13 - maybe an example site you're talking about? Maybe Yahoo bookmarks or something like that?

    Bill
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849715].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author wunschshrek
    I would also like a little clarification with regards to step 13.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849718].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Thanks for sharing Cherilyn,

    I used to make diagrams showing this exact sort of thing - I'm sure I've shared them in this forum a few times over the years - but it's simple and works so it's weird that people still need to be told and I thank you for taking the time to do it. So many new people join here all the time that someone is bound to 'get it' from reading your post.

    Andy
    Signature

    nothing to see here.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849736].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author billromer
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Thanks for sharing Cherilyn,

      I used to make diagrams showing this exact sort of thing - I'm sure I've shared them in this forum a few times over the years - but it's simple and works so it's weird that people still need to be told and I thank you for taking the time to do it. So many new people join here all the time that someone is bound to 'get it' from reading your post.

      Andy
      Sometimes just finding it at the right time helps, too.

      I'm truly sorry I missed your earlier posts about these techniques, Andy. It's one of the things that kind of bugs me about forums and blogs and Twitter in general - unless you catch the "flow" at a certain period in time, you're bound to miss some really good stuff, unless you're specifically looking for it, you know? Don't know how to fix that yet :-)

      Eh, that's another discussion...
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849762].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MizzCindy
    Cherilyn,

    I applaud the spirit and generosity of this post! Tons of excellent information here!

    Thank you,
    Cindy
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849738].message }}
  • dvduval - I can't give away too much here, because there are some fellow warriors who sell that kind of information and I wouldn't want to take any business away from them. But basically, you want to find forums, blogs, news sites, etc. with a high page rank that you can post a comment or a profile on, that allows DOFOLLOW links, then post something that actually contributes to the site. Don't post just your link, that's spammy and it is contributing to the downfall of man... Contribute something valuable, comment on the actual article (other than just "nice post!") and keep the conversation going. Ask a question, reply to someone elses question in the comments, or talk about your experience with the topic in question.

    If you do want a short cut, I know some people who have used Angela's backlinks membership to do this - not too expensive, but a great resource from what I hear. I think she still has a WSO up but I'm not sure... (not affiliated with her in any way, for the record...)

    A good article is something that contains real information, is written in readable English (try to make it American English... UK & Canadian buyers don't make up a majority of the internet buyers yet, and - no offense to my American friends here - some Americans will think you can't spell if you type "Centre" or "Favourite" or "colour". ), and it is written in a simple way that anyone could glean information from.

    I tried to look for some bad articles but for some reason I could find any... Yet when I'm actually looking for info that is all I can find LOL

    If you want examples of good articles, pick up a copy of a magazine. Write like that. Offer info, be helpful, and speak in clear, conversational English.

    Despite the overwhelming number of people who can't seem to do that, it isn't that hard.

    - Cherilyn
    Signature
    Take your product from idea to profit in less than 90 days! Work with me to develop and implement a step-by-step plan for success!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849773].message }}
  • Andy yes I know you used to post this kind of stuff all the time It's pretty basic, and there are a lot of ways to make it work even harder - but anyone with a couple of hours to kill and a desire to succeed can start getting traffic this way. It isn't hard.

    The bottom line of the whole thing really is, contribute something to the web as a whole and the money will follow. Quality contributions, spread in the right places, will get you boatloads of targeted traffic without having to baby sit it, like you do an adwords campaign.

    Give first, thats all it really is.
    Signature
    Take your product from idea to profit in less than 90 days! Work with me to develop and implement a step-by-step plan for success!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849775].message }}
  • I just realized how poorly that original post was written - there are some parts of that I would be ashamed to call my writing LOL

    For the record, I was on a roll and just trying to get it all out on the page. It is not a reflection of my personal work, the whole thing took 5 minutes to type out.

    Just so you all know

    - Cherilyn
    Signature
    Take your product from idea to profit in less than 90 days! Work with me to develop and implement a step-by-step plan for success!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849779].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Cherilyn,

    Very good. What you laid out has an underlying point, that needs to be pointed out. It can be summed up in 1 word. Work!

    Ken
    The Old Geezer
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849782].message }}
    • Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      Cherilyn,

      Very good. What you laid out has an underlying point, that needs to be pointed out. It can be summed up in 1 word. Work!

      Ken
      The Old Geezer
      Amen, Ken. So many people forget that part If you were to keep doing this for different keywords and target an affiliate program, you could easily replace your income from an average job - and sure, it is a lot less work than that job, and once you've set it up it doesn't take much to keep it going (a few regular posts on those blogs linking to eachother and some customer service, that's it) - but it still does take some work!

      - Cherilyn
      Signature
      Take your product from idea to profit in less than 90 days! Work with me to develop and implement a step-by-step plan for success!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849789].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Forexwarrior
    Banned
    [DELETED]
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849790].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Harry Behrens
    There's two ways to motivate people, I believe - the Tony Robbins style, where you talk with a lot of energy and flail your arms around and shout truisms and get people all riled up to take action - and the Brian Tracy style, where you simply give people a good, simple, actionable plan with clear steps that they can follow immediately and really see themselves succeeding.

    Both are good and both work - and the first one is always the one that gathers the most feedback and thank you's - but personally for my money and my time I much prefer the second style, and this is exactly it. Thank you sir, this post should be stuck above all IMers' monitors.
    Signature

    - Harry Behrens

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849824].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author wangui
      I agree with you totally. We are in the same boat.
      Signature

      Motivational Public Speaker and Writer.
      www.wamaitha.com

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6736916].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
    Good to see a useful idea with some emphasis on quality.
    Consider adding awesome content to the back of
    your blog with links (or banners) back to your squeeze
    page as well
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[849847].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ShellySamuel
    thank you for sharing that.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[851279].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Markets
    Cherilyn,

    Thanks for that - a lot of useful information, put together in a nice way. And yes, I can see why you needed to put the disclaimer in; no doubt, if you hadn't done so, some would've come in making the cynical comments you refer to.

    -WM
    Signature

    I have nothing of value to add here. But we can't let a signature go to waste now, can we?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[851306].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author astevn816
    Originally Posted by Cherilyn Lester View Post

    I know most of you struggle with traffic, I wanted to post this here.

    I just want to make it perfectly clear - IF you do not have a follow up system in place, half decent sales copy, and a half decent offer to promote, you are just spinning your wheels using any of these tips. So please - horse before cart.

    Now, I'm not going to delve too deep into any of these tips, simply because if I gave you all of the tools I use the competition would get too fierce and none of us would make any money at all. BUT - I am going to give you enough to get started using the tactics I am using right now, so you can get half-decent traffic coming in with a little bit of elbow grease and some research.

    So here we go.

    Step One, you need to get yourself a landing page. To heck with those templated squeeze pages and all of that junk, go find yourself a Wordpress template that is super simple, open it up in an HTML editor, and strip everything - and I mean EVERYTHING but the main post page away. Gone. No header, no menus, no links, no commenting, nothing. Not even the titles for your posts - JUST the post text, and a half decent looking background.

    If you want to skip this step, there are commercial Wordpress templates available that already do this, but you absolutely have to make sure that A) you're using Wordpress as a platform and B) you've stripped away every possible distraction from your message.

    You MUST use an SEO plugin for wordpress, otherwise you'll be losing out on valuable traffic here. Do your homework, find one you like, and install it now before moving on.

    Step Two, write a free report detailing something related to your product, and make it sell. It takes a bit of talent, some time, and dedication to do this - BUT with some work, your free report will be fantastic. Don't outsource this to a content writer, under any circumstances. And if you do choose to outsource this step, use a content writer first, and then hire a copywriter to make the content sell. Most copywriters won't write a free report for you, but they will edit it so that it presells your product. Or you can do it yourself. Either way, you want a content rich free report that presells your product.

    Step Three - get your free report online, and setup your autoresponder to capture names on your new wordpress landing page and send them your new free report. You can also setup the rest of your autoresponder sequence now, so that when people start subscribing you're not scrambling to get follow up messages to them that lead back to your paid offer. This even works for CPA offers, just skip the free report - but collect their email for access to a free whatever the CPA person is offering, then have the autoresponder direct them back again and again.

    Don't skimp out on content for your autoresponder. It is not your automated salesman, it is a content delivery service and should be treated as such. Just make sure that your content leads back to your primary offer as a helpful suggestion.

    Step Four - okay, now you should have a landing page done up using wordpress, a free report that presells your offer, an autoresponder that delivers the free report and sends people back to your offer. What's next? Research. You want to take your primary niche and dig down, down, down... Take, for example, dog slippers. I love that example. So we have slippers for dogs, that is pretty niche. But is it far enough? No way!

    If you go to Google's keyword suggestion tool, you see that "dog slippers" gets 6600 searches per month - but a lot of competition. But we also have "snoop dog slippers" - 36 searches per month, "slippers with dog" 58 searches, "dog paw slippers" 91 - and every single one of these has less than low advertiser competition, 2 out of 3 have NONE.

    Step Five - Now you have some search phrases that people are using. In this case, "snoop dog slippers", "slippers with dog", and "dog paw slippers". Now you want to plug each of those search phrases into Google, and see how many competing pages there are, and how relevant the advertisers are (if there are any). So for the keywords above, we have 77,000 pages and one relevant advertiser, 6 million + pages and dozens of advertisers, and 32,900 pages with 3 relevant advertisers, respectively. Because "snoop dog slippers" showed us that Snoop D-O-double G is bringing out his own line, and that isn't what we're targeting, the best keyword to work on right now is "dog paw slippers" - 91 searches per month, not a lot of organic search competition, and not a lot of relevant advertising.

    Step Six - Use SEO firefox or whatever program you use to find out how many high PR backlinks the site that is number one for "dog paw slippers" has. You can see it is a PR3 page, no social bookmarking, and less than 4000 links. We can beat this - trust me.

    Step Seven - Start writing 5 articles. Or outsource 5 articles. Or get 5 articles however it is you get 5 articles. But make them QUALITY (please, do not spread more crap content around the internet. it will bite you in the caboose.)

    Step Eight - Start a free blogger blog, and put one of your articles up linking to a SECOND free blogger blog. Now put up a new article linking to your landing page.

    Step Nine - Repeat the process above until you have 5 blogger blogs all pointing towards your landing page with quality content, and a link from an article on each blog pointing to the next blog your created. On the last blog, link to your landing page AND another web 2.0 property like squidoo, hub pages, etc.

    Step Ten - Create some more content on web 2.0 properties and link them all together. Ping your blogs, hub pages, squidoo lenses, etc. using ping services like pingoat - as well as pinging your landing page.

    Step Eleven - Do some social bookmarking for your blogs, your landing page, your lenses, etc.

    Step Twelve - PING your social bookmarks.

    Step Thirteen - use a series of high PR web 2.0 sites to link to your landing page and one of your blogs each time.

    You'll now have a network of high ranking, relevant blogs and web 2.0 properties pointing towards your landing page, with a number of high PR links pointing to your landing page and your blogs. If the content is valuable, and the comments and things that you used to get your high PR backlinks are contributing something instead of just spamming, you WILL get traffic, and you WILL rank high in the search engines for these phrases. I guarantee it.

    There are other more powerful strategies here, some of them maybe a little grey-hat that will amplify the effect of these strategies even more, but this is enough to get you started getting some real traffic to your site.

    The key to making this work - do NOT use crap content, and do NOT spam web 2.0 properties. You'll get banned, your backlinks will disappear, no one will read your content, and you'll get exactly SQUAT for all of your hard work.

    For the record, since I know I'll probably get a backlash of some sort from this post, here is some clarification on a few things...

    ONE - Yes, I have actually used this, and yes, it actually works. Want proof? My bcwebmedia blog was a PR 0 on Tuesday. I implemented just two of these strategies, it is now a PR 1 and rising. It took two days for Google to up my page rank, and an hour to do the work to make it happen. This stuff WORKS.

    TWO - No, this is not everything I use. Nor is it content from any product, mine or anyone elses, that I'm publishing here. This is a mixture of strategies I have learned over the years from different sources that I am publishing here for your use - nothing more, and nothing less.

    THREE - No, I am not doing a WSO for this information to include the "top secret" other stuff I'm doing. This is not a promotional post. Almost everyone here struggles with traffic, and this will help.

    I'm trying (possibly in vain) to turn this back into a sharing community where people HELP eachother, not just a community of people asking questions and getting flack from 200 post forum trolls "putting them in their place" while posting their own promotional crap in another thread.

    I'm starting to think this place is going to hell in a handbasket real fast, and instead of just ranting about it like most people do, I'm attempting to DO something about it. Action breeds action.

    and FOUR - DO NOT post an argument in this thread, not out of any kind of courtesy to me, but courtesy to those that might glean something from this info. This is here for the help of everyone, not intended to condescend, patronize, offend, or otherwise harm any other person, company, group, or thing in any way.

    It is sad that I have to post that disclaimer here now, but for the good of the people who might actually learn something from this thread, if you disagree with me please take it up with me privately - not in this thread, so we don't lose the valuable information among the muck of arguments starting everywhere else on this board.

    If you can give feedback without cursing me out, berating me, or attempting to argue with me, feel free to post it here - and of course, anyone who has tried this I'd love to hear your results!

    Good luck!

    - Cherilyn
    Great info for free
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[861434].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author LenaSB
      Thank you for the info.

      I have tried a blog, articles, contributing to forums and discussions, twitter, facebook, and still not seeing the increase in traffic I was expecting? Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

      Colorful Childhood Store - fun, colorful, made in USA products for children


      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[876778].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
        Hi Cherilyn,

        Thank you for sharing this fantastic post.

        Simple plan that works if we apply it

        Zack
        Signature

        FREE Affiliate Marketing Mini Course Reveals The Fastest And Honest Way To Make Your First $1000 Online

        Click Here To Get FREE Instant Access

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[877065].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author hardwaresyndrome
          This is a great post. I will try this technique. Thanks for sharing the tips!
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[877078].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author eCovers4uGfx
            I agree this is a fantastic post, very informative...........Thanks Cherilyn
            Signature
            "Design is intelligence made visible"
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[877197].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Rob Anderson
        Originally Posted by Marc Rodill View Post

        ...lol... maybe you are... spamming.

        LOL.
        oh you guys.!
        i am gonna sell my tv. the comedy here on the warrior f, is way better.
        thanks.
        Signature
        Just good marketing advice - Business ideas
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[907455].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author diamondseeker
    Great post
    This is the type of stuff I was hoping to find when I joined this forum many months ago. The first day in all I found was a bunch of people yelling at each other and did not come back for a long time. Thanks for doing it right.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[877238].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Steven W Johnson
    WF Noob tip:

    Pay attention to the TG you are reading (Thread Gravity)

    What is thread gravity? This is totally ARBITRARY (sorry, no ANSI standards here, folks) but:

    1. WHO started the thread?
    2. WHO came by the thread and contributed?
    3. HOW active is the thread (also, to a lesser extent, how fresh?)

    Look at post counts of the participants to help determine the TG {it's really tough to post a thousand (or 2k or 6k) posts on the WF without having at least some sort of clue what you are talking about}

    Also (again, less important) JOIN DATES of thread participants - the "old timers" are pretty darn savvy here :-)

    Example - Cherilyn (thread starter) is 2k+ , then at least TWO contributors are 5k+ and there are WF members participating dating back to 2003 join dates (as well as all years in between) a VERY HIGH TG, indeed!
    Signature
    The Ya THINK? channel of a true UnderDog Guardian - Healing the world, One Underdog at a time
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[877329].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
      Originally Posted by Steven W Johnson View Post

      WF Noob tip:

      Pay attention to the TG you are reading (Thread Gravity)

      What is thread gravity? This is totally ARBITRARY (sorry, no ANSI standards here, folks) but:

      1. WHO started the thread?
      2. WHO came by the thread and contributed?
      3. HOW active is the thread (also, to a lesser extent, how fresh?)

      Look at post counts of the participants to help determine the TG {it's really tough to post a thousand (or 2k or 6k) posts on the WF without having at least some sort of clue what you are talking about}

      Also (again, less important) JOIN DATES of thread participants - the "old timers" are pretty darn savvy here :-)

      Example - Cherilyn (thread starter) is 2k+ , then at least TWO contributors are 5k+ and there are WF members participating dating back to 2003 join dates (as well as all years in between) a VERY HIGH TG, indeed!
      What great idea Thread-Gravity is!

      It would be great if the WF could use a similar formula and display the result next to the thread title. I am sure it would be of tremendous benefit to Warriors.

      I understand that it probably won't happen, but still, I love the thinking - great idea
      Signature
      Money-Making Rebrandable Books - Free for a Limited Period!

      Click Here to Get Yours
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[906573].message }}
  • {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[877479].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author zulfnore
      Cherilyn all I can say is this is a great piece of work, awesome info and well put. Much appreciated - have used most of these stratergies but for the blogger blog so thats something new for me. And yes they work wonders.

      May I add "here, here" for the disclaimer .

      Oh by the way, am British so please pardon my spelling - erm am also India, born in Africa - can you tell from my spelling? :p

      Last words: Bravo and thanks for sharing

      Zulfikar
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[877564].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Tina M. Rideout
        I was/am in the process for revamping one of my blogs. So this post gave me some good ideas.

        I added a more minimal wp theme after reading this post this am, as I was too scared to clean one up. "Smile"

        I would like a couple of folks to review it for me if you would.

        Just pm and I will send out the link for an evaluation.

        Thanks

        Tina

        BTW: Great post!
        Signature
        Text Styles Design

        Website Design - Business Logos - Posters - Ads
        and More!


        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[878164].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author valley12
    Thanks for the FREE information.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[881681].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JNFerree
    For the Record -- Dam Fine Post!!!

    For Support
    -- Danke for the mention about Pingoat

    For Future Reference -- I subscribed to this Thread

    PS: If more people (like you) contributed this kinda content, I betcha we could remove that "to hell in a hand basket" syndrome - eh?
    Signature
    Social Shares is the Future of SEO • Social Content Marketing is the Fastest Technique to Generate Significant Social Shares and My DIY Content Marketing System works like a Charm so long as you properly Manage Your Social Media Presence
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[905526].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author nizhama2
    Nice article. I'm a newbie and only understand 2/3 of the tactics. But I will try to read it more carefully to understand the whole tactics. Thanks.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[905758].message }}
  • Wow! Thanks for giving me something to do this morning.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[906530].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ragstworiches
    Great Post. There should be more info like this to help people. Nothing new, but definately what newbies need to be reading.

    Phil
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[906951].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Philipc
      Thank you. It's good to get this info in one place. My spinning head has stopped and now there is some focus!
      Signature
      Does Niche Blogging Work? Of Course! Find out here!

      THE solution to your traffic problems. Don't believe me? See the video here!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[907012].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Flavours
    Very detailed information. I really need some good traffic to my site and these tips come in handy at the right time. Thanks a lot!!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[907143].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Rayeoh
    Excellent write up. Thanks for the info sharing.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6736930].message }}

Trending Topics