My Favorite Traffic Method Is #8
We all know without website traffic your online business will not survive. Traffic brings you the audience that takes action on your site. Targeted website traffic is the best type of visitors you can get.
Traffic Method #1: SEO
I know the subject of SEO or (Search Engine Optimization) is either boring or scary. Boring because you have tried and tried in the past and think you can’t figure SEO out, or scary because of all the negative content on how the search engines will punish you if you don’t do it right.
Getting Traffic using SEO is a vital part of your content design. This is how you will be found buy others and like it or not you need to have SEO in mind when you are putting content online if you want to be found that is.
But SEO traffic in this time and space is really not as difficult as people make it out to be. Simply, all the search engines want to do is provide people with relevant content for what they are searching for. If you were to search for a way to make a Slide & Choke because you heard that it was delicious but didn’t know what it was, so you Google it and in an instant get this ( Top Definition. choke and slide. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. I had choke and slide for lunch. #peanut butter #sandwich spread #jelly #jam #preserves.)
So this is correct, now you know what a choke and slide is, but wonder if instead you got a result totally different? It would be disappointing right? You still would be clueless of the term. That is why SEO is so important. Remember Google bots are just that a robot and in order for them to find you, the need for some kind of order in your content is important for the bots to be able to see the relevance in your content for the key word searched for.
So Here Are A Few Tips
SEO begins with proper keyword research. Google Adwords Keyword Tool
https://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool SEO Book Keyword Tool
SEO includes making changes to your site to help search engines find and display your content to their users.
A growing factor in SEO is social signals. You also want to get quality backlinks and content distribution.
Start with your website, If you use Word Press all you need to do is get the yoast SEO plug in and get all green lights
this is an easy way to be SEO complaint you might say.
If you are not using word press then it does become a little more difficult. Hopefully you are using a hosting company that provides a CPanel, I will not go into detail in this post but you can get my Report called “Traffic Methods Here” Which is a free download. Also if you are using a free website you may not be able to make your site searchable because most free sites use flash technology which is not searchable for the bots. I suggest using your own website and hosting which is less than $20 bucks a month. I use hostgator and have been for years with no problems and great customer service.
Traffic Method #2: Facebook
I believe you will agree Facebook is one of the most popular social platform with over a billion users a day, Facebook is the most visited website online according to Alexa.
Some of the ways to use Facebook to get traffic to your site and offers are
•Facebook Like/Share Buttons On Your Site
•Facebook Sponsored Posts
I won’t go into detail about how to use all these services for traffic, but you can see in more detail in my free report “Traffic Methods Here” I will say one thing not covered, you must make your website and any social media platform you use congruent with each other. If you do not know what I mean by that look at the snap shots below of my website home page, my Facebook page and my Twitter page. Do you see the resemblance? That is what I mean by congruent.
When you visit any of my pages there is a consistency and will not confuse the visitor in wondering if they are on the right page.
First my home page
Second My Facebook Page
3rd My Twitter Page
Notice they all resemble each other so when you send your visitor to your social medias everything will look familiar and your visitors will feel comfortable.
Traffic Method #3: Pinterest
Traffic Method #4: Twitter
Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites online. It is a micro-blogging platform that allows for 140 characters.
You can get traffic by adding a Twitter button to your website. Add This.com Social Sharing Tools, Word press Plugin Like Digg Digg. Setup your own profile on Twitter for you or your company. Follow like minded people in your niche.
Find the go to experts in your market and start following those that follow them.
Hopefully they will follow you back. Link to your blog posts on Twitter. Give new information and share industry specific content. Interact with people that follow you.
Traffic Method #5: PPC Ads
PPC Ads or Pay Per Click Ads can be a reliable traffic source. You can get quality ads through Google, ot Bing
•Google Adwords – http://adwords.google.com
•Bing Ads & Yahoo Ads – http://bingads.microsoft.com
You pay for each click to your website. This can be the fastest way to get any kind of targeted web traffic that you control. You bid what you are willing to pay on certain keywords.
•Important to have a budget and plan in place.
•What are your business goals? (Leads, Sales, Affiliate Sales)
•What are your expected conversion rates?
•What is the average value of each sale or lead?
•Look at other ads as examples when creating your ads.
•Geo-target your ads to only places that are relevant.
•Consider using ‘Ad Extensions’ like Site Links
•Know your market and schedule ads when they are going to convert.
•You don’t have to be the top. Bid for best return on investment.
•Use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool for keywords.
•Consider targeting keywords by exact and phrase match.
Traffic Method #6: Paid Banner Ads
Place your banner ads on targeted websites. You can have a banner ad created on Fiverr.com
Search for “design banner ad” using Google
•Use other freelancing sites like www.freelancer.com
•Find sites in your niche to place your banner ad.
•Google search: Your niche “advertise here”
•Example: weight loss “advertise here”
•Google search: “your banner ad here”
•Look for banners on websites and blogs that you frequent.
•A lot of blogs offer banner ad space.
•Google Search: “powered by crankyads” weight loss (niche keyword here)
•Make sure you use a tracking link so you know your performance.
•Understand where the banner ad will be placed.
•Know what the cost per impression or click is for the banner.
Traffic Method #7: Amazon
There are several different ways to get traffic from Amazon.com. Fulfillment by Amazon (Sell CDs or DVDs Information Products) I have a full FREE course on the subject here
•Sell your site’s products on Amazon.com.
•Amazon Advantage self service consignment for media products.
•Amazon Product Ads for your ecommerce site.
•Amazon Display Ads – Like Banner Ads on Amazon.
•Publishing a book on Amazon Kindle (Include your website link.)
•Publishing a physical book through CreateSpace.
Traffic Method #8 Blogging
Blogging is one of the best ways to get consistent web traffic. Wordpress is the best blogging platform out there. I have been using it for years and I love it.
WordPress has social media plugins like Digg Digg or AddThis, you can use the Yoast SEO or All-In-One SEO Pack Plugin that will help you get found by the search engines.
Create a consistent content creation schedule. Quality posts are better, than a large quantity of posts.
Create lists, content curation, embed videos and images, create content your niche wants. Create a community and open up commenting. The possibilities are endless
Use a plugin like Spam Free WordPress or Akismet for spam. Share all your new posts on the social media channels with your followers.
Traffic Method #9 RSS Submissions
This applies if you have a blog already. RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. This is a fast way to distribute updates to your website. It also provides a great way to get quality backlinks by others sharing your content.
Submit to RSS feed directories and RSS search engines. They are sometimes referred to as Blog Directories, To find them run a Google search for ‘rss blog directories’ TopRankBlog.com has a good list of sites to submit to.
Traffic Method #10: Forum Marketing
Getting traffic from forums means getting involved. First you need to find active forums in your niche to be a part of.
Do a Google Search: weight loss forum or “your niche” forum for instance and use the quotations, this will tell Google you only want an exact match search.
They should be the highest traffic forums in your niche. Make sure they allow you to setup your link on a profile.
A big plus is them giving you a signature line to place a link. Get involved asking questions and responding.
Make sure you actually deliver real value to the discussions. a good technique to use is to get more views with quality content and occasionally controversial. But don’t spend all your time in the forums. Use time wisely.
Maybe set a goal of 4 or 5 posts per weekday. That is close to 100 post per month and 1,200 by year end!
Certain forums offer a “buy, sell, trade” section. Google Search: “buy, sell, trade” forums & your niche
Typically you find this with webmaster forums. Internet Marketing forums often have a special offer section.
Like www.warriorforum.com Post offers that the community wants in these areas, Post in the classified section.
This can be an excellent source of targeted traffic.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I know it was a little long but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to generating traffic.
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