What Is Your #1 Traffic Source?

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Curious to see where others get the majority of their website traffic. I've talked to several other internet marketers and the response always varies.

Also, how old is your site? It tends to add some insight to responses.

Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jammy
    Facebook. I've worked hard to build a rapport with my fans and give them useful and valuable information.

    The site I promote is 3 years old but I've only been using facebook for about 4 months.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarketingMinded
      Originally Posted by Jammy View Post

      Facebook. I've worked hard to build a rapport with my fans and give them useful and valuable information.

      The site I promote is 3 years old but I've only been using facebook for about 4 months.
      Wow, that's pretty interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author AustinDigital
    I don't think I can pinpont one exact "top" traffic source as my newest site is purely based of referral and direct traffic. I rely on guest blogging, comments, and good content to create the visitors, so my daily traffic sources are consistently changing.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarketingMinded
      Originally Posted by miscbrah View Post

      I don't think I can pinpont one exact "top" traffic source as my newest site is purely based of referral and direct traffic. I rely on guest blogging, comments, and good content to create the visitors, so my daily traffic sources are consistently changing.
      Gotcha!

      Quick Tip: When you guest blog on other sites, you can really boost conversion rates of those visitors by creating a custom landing page strictly for those readers. it works like a charm!
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  • Profile picture of the author rprieto60
    I like 7search for instant traffic. It's inexpensive and can be easily targeted.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Kryzak
      I've been using PURL postcards with extraordinary success. They bring in traffic of extremely high quality and can be scaled to any height. By far the best method I've found so far and I've tested a lot of different things.

      Andrew
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      • Profile picture of the author MarketingMinded
        Originally Posted by Andrew Kryzak View Post

        I've been using PURL postcards with extraordinary success. They bring in traffic of extremely high quality and can be scaled to any height. By far the best method I've found so far and I've tested a lot of different things.

        Andrew
        What exactly are PURL postcards? Never heard of such a thing.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Over 90% of all my traffic and sales comes directly from article syndication in targeted online/offline publications. Whether from my legacy websites of more than 15 years or the most recent of just a few months, this marketing model consistently drives hordes of highly convertible traffic.
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            About 80% of my traffic, and about 90% of my sales, come from article syndication to places where there's plenty of already-highly-targeted traffic.

            I get some search engine traffic too, from my high rankings, but those people buy a lot less, overall, than people derived from article syndication traffic tend to buy, so they're not worth nearly as much to me.

            Those figures are more or less constant across my range of 8 unrelated niches. My oldest site is about 3.5 years old, and my newest one about 1 year old.
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    • Profile picture of the author ezeeforall
      Originally Posted by rprieto60 View Post

      I like 7search for instant traffic. It's inexpensive and can be easily targeted.
      Not familiar with this traffic source. Will take a look at it. Thanks for sharing this source with me.
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      • Profile picture of the author robp12
        Organic Google traffic is the massive bulk of my traffic. Google seems to like my content and I certainly love the free, targeted traffic on BROcrastinator.
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        • Profile picture of the author MarkThompson86
          Originally Posted by robp12 View Post

          Organic Google traffic is the massive bulk of my traffic. Google seems to like my content and I certainly love the free, targeted traffic on BROcrastinator.
          Dude, that's your site?? I have been consistently visiting BROcrastinator for a few months now. You have some very interesting stuff on there. Love the idea! Keep up the good work man.
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          • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
            Originally Posted by MarkThompson86 View Post

            Dude, that's your site?? I have been consistently visiting BROcrastinator for a few months now. You have some very interesting stuff on there. Love the idea! Keep up the good work man.
            That brocrastinator site is cool....I pinned the autistic child post to a few of my pinterest accounts
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    i use solo ads to drive traffic to my squeeze page

    solo ads rock

    i get insane conversions and a massive roi most of the time and you dont have to jump through ppc hoops either which is a massive relief :-)

    and theres more than enough traffic to go around, but i want it all ;-)

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    My traffic comes back to me through my syndicated articles. I have two websites in two niches, one is in it's fourth month, and the other is a few weeks behind that.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarketingMinded
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      My traffic comes back to me through my syndicated articles. I have two websites in two niches, one is in it's fourth month, and the other is a few weeks behind that.
      Nice! Where are you submitting your articles?
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by MarketingMinded View Post

        Nice! Where are you submitting your articles?
        Relevant sites within my two niches. A simple Google search and some stumbleupon-like site hopping has given me a couple of pages full of potential partners. The Directory of Ezines gave me a few more leads as well, and new ones are always popping up. I drop of a copy at EzineArticles as well; but that is more of an afterthought than anything else. I'm just hoping to pick up some stray publishers with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author zelgly2
    Mine comes from Facebook and twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author popmarco
    Hi MarketingMinded!

    Quality Traffic for me are WF, Google and FB. Haven't promoted through FB yet. They were just links given to selected friends. But I'm pretty sure it'll send in more traffic if given some focus (like a fan page). My site's 3 months old.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffLee
    Various websites in my niche (through syndication).

    Some, of course, are better than the others. One website regularly sends me a couple thousands hits a day ... another will only send a couple dozen.

    But, in the end, numbers don't really matter as both groups are highly targeted.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    80% of my traffic comes from the search engines thou today am thinking of starting a brand that i hope will be self made and generate majority of its traffic on its own.
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  • Profile picture of the author knish
    Mostly manual backlinks from social network sites and forum sites-when permitted of course. (I don't to appear as if all I care about is dropping a link. I like to actually engage in conversations with people.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brass
    Originally Posted by MarketingMinded View Post

    Curious to see where others get the majority of their website traffic. I've talked to several other internet marketers and the response always varies.

    Also, how old is your site? It tends to add some insight to responses.

    Thanks in advance!
    My affiliate sites get most of their traffic from Google. Sites range in age from 3-4 years old to just a couple of months old.
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  • Profile picture of the author ejunkie
    1. Search engines

    2. Solos for squeeze pages to build list
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  • Profile picture of the author ThelemaqueTip
    When I first starting out in my business I really did not have a lot of money So I Research for free good traffic and drive them to my squeeze page..When I starting to have some success I used Paid solo to drive traffic my squeeze page..From there I do list broker..

    so Start where you feel comfortable if you have some money to spend def try to some paid solo. If not try free traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author cartman
    1. Search Engine Traffic - primarily google
    2. Social Media - primarily twitter

    Ive tried many other ways but nothing seems to beat search engines and social media
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    Pinterest. Getting nearly 20,000 uv daily with solid click throughs and sales
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  • Profile picture of the author EdBryant
    I use Facebook for 99% of my stuff.

    I am trying to figure out media display/ banner traffic.

    I made almost $25.00 last month with SEO too!
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  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    Organic traffic through Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrumpiaTim
    Organic Google Search
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Search engines are my #1 source of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Batty
    Solo Ads, Free WSOs, my signature right here.

    Also, some high ranking pages on my site
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  • Profile picture of the author momtraders
    I'm interested in solo ads, but not sure if my niche qualifies for most of them?
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  • Profile picture of the author stormwebent
    Facebook, Google and Twitter - in that order.

    Facebook CTR has increased since the Timeline switch and FB ads do much better for me than Google Adwords ever did.

    Google always seems to like my content or should I say I work smart to get my content liked by Google.

    Twitter used to be #1, but then I became a Facebook addict, after resisting for years. Twitter still does well for me, I just don't use it as often.

    Last week, I started using Pinterest. So far, I am impressed and I'm going to keep at it. I got a few leads the first day I pinned.

    Oh and I forgot Youtube - I always work the traffic for specific campaigns, launches etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jim Nariel
      Yep I agree Youtube and Video Marketing is my favourite sources of traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaneBreen
    For ours (stupidDOPE.com) it is Google, Twitter then Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author serafina
    Top 3
    youtube,Google,facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    I wouldn't focus on one method, there are several I like which works for me
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  • Profile picture of the author THEDUKEFLEED
    I will focus in both Facebook & PPC
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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    Forums are my number one traffic source right now. I am active in the communities related to my niche and I see a gradual growth of traffic from posting. I have other traffic sources but so far forum communities are on the top of my list.

    Ryuchi
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    7search to test offers, Facebook to leverage, and video to get instant traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author TamilYoung
    Google is obviously the #1 traffic source, followed by may be YouTube and other Search Engines.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by TamilYoung View Post

      Google is obviously the #1 traffic source
      What's "obvious" about that, Tamil?

      These days, people are increasingly trying to avoid letting Google be their primary source of traffic. Throughout 2011, many Warriors discovered (some of them to their very great cost indeed!) that a business which has Google as its primary source of traffic is never going to be more than one algorithm-change away from a major accident, or even a disaster. No surprise there, I think?

      If you want to be securely in control of your own business, for the long term, then it seems pretty "obvious" that Google shouldn't be your primary traffic source.

      The value of discussions like this is surely that they give people an opportunity to discuss other traffic sources to avoid SEO-dependence and, as a result, build businesses that are rather more secure and less precarious.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    Facebook and Twitter brings me the most traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Ogbin
    I don't like to put all my golden eggs in one basket; I mean I am not focusing in one method.

    My #1 traffic source is SEO, especially Google but is just less than 15% of all the traffic that I get. I will not getting a dramatic hurt in traffic if Google change their algorithm and decide not giving value to my website anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author daustin099
    My #1 source of traffic is Social media i am getting huge traffic from Facebook and twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author brunom
    Youtube is a great source if I'm not selling anything. Otherwise, still rely on Google, Twitter, Facebook and many other sources which I'd rather not reveal.
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  • Profile picture of the author nick3593
    facebook has been my # 1 source
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    The number of marketers still dependent on Google is disturbingly high...
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      The number of marketers still dependent on Google is disturbingly high...
      You really shouldn't let this bother you so much. Having Google do all the bitch-slapping to our competition is a good thing for us all.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        You really shouldn't let this bother you so much. Having Google do all the bitch-slapping to our competition is a good thing for us all.
        Brutal..but true . My two sites have both gone up in ranking across multiple keywords since the update was rolled out. It's just amazing to think about though. People legitimately thought that a long term business could survive solely on a constantly changing search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    My number one traffic source in SEO. Been in the game for years, but there is always something new to learn. You'd have to be the Googlebot itself to know the SEO game comprehensively. Also, everybody has a different view of SEO and very often everyone's opinions are widely different. The key there is to find your own profitable way and stick with it. Use other people's advice only in need.

    I also do PPC and PPV, but it's not my number 1 traffic source.
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  • Profile picture of the author akazzz
    So far, 99% of my traffic comes is from SEO. But I'm looking into social media as a bonus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dinospider
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    About 95% of my traffic is from search engines, mainly Google, but also Bing.

    The other 5% is from social media, twitter and facebook. We are currently trying to diverse our traffic sources. You never know when one can come crashing down.
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    • Profile picture of the author MichaelSpencer
      Originally Posted by Seadragon View Post

      About 95% of my traffic is from search engines, mainly Google, but also Bing.

      The other 5% is from social media, twitter and facebook. We are currently trying to diverse our traffic sources. You never know when one can come crashing down.
      how does google give such high traffic? dont you have to have it searched a lot to get it to the top of the search list?
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by MarketingMinded View Post

    Curious to see where others get the majority of their website traffic. I've talked to several other internet marketers and the response always varies.

    Also, how old is your site? It tends to add some insight to responses.

    Thanks in advance!
    I have a handful of successful sites that make me money and they vary for traffic. My oldest site still gets the majority of it's traffic from Ezine Articles and so do a couple of my new sites.

    Others I have get traffic from a ton of different sources due to blog commenting, guest blog posts, and article syndication.

    I also have a couple sites that get a large amount of traffic from the search engines.

    Benjamin
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  • Profile picture of the author Lulu Chil
    For me it depends on what niche. At the moment in one of my niches, am getting traffic from Pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author equanto
    Like granny said
    Let Google do Your Job
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  • Profile picture of the author Nur Yaqin Amin
    google organic search is totally #1 source
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