What's the best (cost effective) way to drive TARGETED traffic to my website?

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I'm fried out on wasting money on Google PPC. And during my research I've discovered one scam after another.

Got any help for a newbie?
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  • Profile picture of the author orvn
    Originally Posted by headedhigher View Post

    I'm fried out on wasting money on Google PPC. And during my research I've discovered one scam after another.

    Got any help for a newbie?
    Switch from SEM to SEO.
    Build links, rise in SERPs- tried that yet? (it's a slow process).

    I can tell you how to get tons of POORLY TARGETED traffic fast & free. But that isn't what you're asking.
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  • Don't spend your money in PPC until you don't have time for SEO.
    When you can receive tons of free traffic from SEO then why spend money in PPC?
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  • Profile picture of the author davidbarter
    I agree with ORVN. SEO can really show a magic. Even though its a slow process but i works perfectly fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris G
    Another thumbs up to SEO. Once you are making some decent money and not as much time to SEO, I would turn to PPC.
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  • Profile picture of the author nava28
    Hi there. I used adword for 3 days and set there 10$ , 20$ and 50$ daily budget Now in 1 day i have to pay 120$ to google . LOL but google analitics tells me that google ads click all are 140 clicks and adword panel displays 670 :| in total i dont want to see how much should i pay to google and there is no result. No sales, absolutely nothing
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  • Profile picture of the author Jilted
    You need unique, quality content and basic SEO. Also build backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaan
    Hey there
    I thought i'd help you out. PPC I would personally avoid if your like me and a relative newbie to this game. I thought I would tell you how I make money and what seems a more sustainable method of making money online. First it's important to understand that in order to make money there are a few things you need. One is to understand that you need to build a list. Why??? Because building a list is a way establishing rapport with your customers. Briefly, you need what is called a squeeze page. A squeeze page is a page that serves one purpose only, that is to get as much people to sign up as possible. On the squeeze page is a sign up form, and you should provide something of value, not just a lame e-book, something that is of quality and you should over deliver here. Once you have this all done you are ready to promote or drive traffic to your site. This part also requires patience and attention. Don't forget there are many ways to drive traffic, and alot of it can be free. With the introduction of Facebook and Twitter, particularly twitter these are great places to promote. One important rule above all else, DONT SELL STRAIGHT AWAY!!!. People don't like being sold to straight away, and alot of marketers do this and find themselves not achieving sustainable incomes. There are many other factors, but i don't want to bore you. Be happy to chat and give more advice. Thank you an tell me what you think!!

    Thank you

    Shaan
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  • Profile picture of the author FindOut
    I would recommend that you frequent useful sites like the warrior forum and start learning different seo techniques. There is a lot of great information and people on communities like this one.

    It is free to learn basic SEO and the only thing that you are out is time. Slow and steady wins this race IMHO!

    PPC is better left to the veterans. Good luck.
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  • I would suggest using traditional SEO, PPC is great for companies who can afford them. I currently do marketing work for my company and have dedicated about half of my week to traditional SEO. I do this even though we get generated traffic from PPC. Regardless of the PPC traffic, some people "including myself" never click on sponsored links, they look like Spam to some people. In under a month I've managed to get my companies website ranked on the first page when searching for "Leather Supplier". I did this simply through joining this wonderful forum, writing relevant articles (INCLUDE LINKS WITH ANCHOR TEXT), submitting to legitimate directories and joining social media groups. In just a month the website is getting ranked for the competitive keywords I use. Results will vary though, I believe that I am in a great niche (leather wholesale). Good luck and start doing some traditional SEO if the budget is not there.
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    • Profile picture of the author orvn
      Originally Posted by theleathercollection View Post

      I would suggest using traditional SEO, PPC is great for companies who can afford them.
      PPC is great for those who have a poor understanding of the internet.


      Originally Posted by nava28 View Post

      Hi there. I used adword for 3 days and set there 10$ , 20$ and 50$ daily budget Now in 1 day i have to pay 120$ to google . LOL but google analitics tells me that google ads click all are 140 clicks and adword panel displays 670 :| in total i dont want to see how much should i pay to google and there is no result. No sales, absolutely nothing
      If you are going to use PPC, don't use adwords. It's expensive.
      For starters, give this a go: 7Search | Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Advertising Network
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Rey
    agreed, 7search has been good

    I'll have to test other networks though. Might be better ones out there.

    seo will always be my love. Nothing beats free traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author jitterbug978
      Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Thats all you need. Period!
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRazor55
      7search is the worst crap out there right now. Since a month ago it doest convert. period.

      I recommend to stay away right now.

      P.S. well I really cant say its the worst but its terrible right now and it used to be pretty nice
      Originally Posted by Billy Rey View Post

      agreed, 7search has been good

      I'll have to test other networks though. Might be better ones out there.

      seo will always be my love. Nothing beats free traffic
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      • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
        Originally Posted by TheRazor55 View Post

        7search is the worst crap out there right now. Since a month ago it doest convert. period.

        I recommend to stay away right now.

        P.S. well I really cant say its the worst but its terrible right now and it used to be pretty nice
        Hi TheRazor55, We continually monitor and validate all of our sources of traffic to ensure that we are able to deliver high quality converting traffic from the small yet significant % of traffic that is out there beyond the big engines.

        If you have questions about monitoring the traffic you receive please let me know. bstanley at 7search dot com.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jessica21
    PPC really fired you up, Thats why lots of online marketing experts suggest you to do SEO. Its a time taking but you will get quality results! Do proper research on SEO and them move on to it!

    Have a good day and best of luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    PPC advertising is one of the best ways for getting backlinks for a new website as SEO takes some months. But if you were unsuccessful, it depends on some factors:
    The quality of your website: For example maybe users who have clicked on your ads and entered your website, didn't like it and left your website for ever.
    Your max BID: Maybe you set high BIDs for your ads and it didn't worth to pay such high for those keyword
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  • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
    As many have mentioned on here, SEO is a great way to market your site. At the same time SEM/PPC is also a great way. The one thing I saw mentioned in here that kind of surprised me was where I read "When you can receive tons of free traffic from SEO then why spend money in PPC?". This to me seems misleading as I know it can cost lots of money if you want to optimize your site well enough to get listed in the top organic pages. Also, with Google's algorithms continually changing you need to continually optimize your site and unless you yourself are an expert at SEO you will need to have someone do this for you again costing you a decent amount of money in the process.

    To be sure, I am only saying that there are many methods in which you could promote your business online and you should caution yourself to not put all your eggs in one basket. SEM/PPC can be very rewarding and can also cost you very little to begin seeing results.

    In my experiences here at 7Search.com if you are an expert in SEM/PPC or a new beginner you can be equally successful. I would personally like to offer my help to you in order to better understand PPC advertising and specifically 7Search.com and our Client Interface. Also, for the next few weeks we are offering a $50 promo to all new advertiser accounts that are set up. If you would be interested in learning more about this please email me bstanley at 7search dot com. I would be delighted to take the opportunity to serve your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author mascomasco
    PPC!!! never would not try it again.To many ruler and routines even with your money at hand,this sucks.Some few hundred bucks wasting away with adwords.Not for everyone especially me.
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  • Profile picture of the author thomarv29
    Get an offshore team on ODesk or Backlinkteam to build thousands of high quality backlinks mostly on blog and forum commenting and that will drive tons of traffic to your site.
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