Why Paying For Traffic Is A Great Idea


Method #20: Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC) by wicked-baron

Why Paying For Traffic Is A Great Idea

If you’re looking for a way to increase sales and traffic on your web site, you should consider paying for more traffic. You can find great success stories wherever you look, about e-stores making their millions on the net. Unfortunately there are hundreds of failures for every success.

Some think this is because of sheer luck. But this is not it at all. It takes a good sense of the business, and plenty of financial security and group work. More important is the desire to succeed and put in plenty of work.

The main keyword to focus your business on is “movement”. Without patrons, you will not have anyone to sell your products to. The internet consists of walk-in patrons. The more movement you have, the more intervals will stumble across your site and make a purchase.

Search engines are the biggest revolution to discovering the needs of others on the internet. They have always been welcomed by the public because of the valuable service they supply. With this worldwide acceptance, many visitors come to them than ordinary sites. This is why companies pay to publicize on search engines.

Search engines furnish millions of users with information daily. They supply links to sites that the consumer might have been looking for desperately. If your link comes up, you have a huge opportunity to cash in on the desperation of a consumer who just wants something right now.

Paying for advertisements is much like paying for movement. At first it might sound like a bad idea, but the potential payoffs are too great to ignore. If you are getting hits from search engines, you won’t go a single day without making a sale.

Generally you will be charged for every time your link gets clicked. This is called “pay per click”. Sometimes you will be charged per number of times your ad is shown when a keyword is searched for. You should always have good keyword content in your ad, otherwise you will never receive any hits.

The money you spend in your quest for traffic will have a positive outcome. You will get a huge influx of traffic to your site, which will result in much more sales. Paying for this traffic is a good concept.

By paying for your traffic, you are ensuring that you receive lots of traffic that is looking specifically for what your website is offering. By having a product to sell, you can enable a higher conversion and a higher rate of income.

Using Online Forums To Drive Traffic


Method #16: Creating a Presence In Forums by wicked-baron

Using Online Forums To Drive Traffic 

Many web users frequently involve themselves in at least one online forum. Online forums are a great way to connect with others on a more personal level. Some forums are very informal and involve discussion on everyday issues, while others are more informational. If you are trying to find free ways to advertise your own website, using online forums to promote website traffic is a great idea. There are several ways you can use online forums to promote website traffic. You should carefully consider the various different approaches and how you want your company to be viewed before using a forum as a means of advertising.

The easiest way you can use an online forum to promote your website, is by simply adding a link to your website in your forum “signature”. Many forums allow each member to create a “signature” that is added to the bottom of each of their posts. If you include your website address, it is likely that others you chat with in the forums will become more familiar with the website name and probably even check it out. This is one of the most reserved ways to promote website traffic in online forums. This is a great option for someone who does not want to be as pushy about the advertising aspect. You can be more natural with the ad delivery by using forums in this manner. You can even begin visiting forums that you usually don’t, just to get your “signature” out there more frequently across the web. Many blogs also allow comment sections where you can leave your website in your “signature”, so take advantage of these avenues as well.

You can also simply post advertisements into online forums. This is a more direct way of reaching those that read the forum. It is free indeed, however you need to be aware of a few things before using this approach. First, some online forum moderators do not allow direct advertisements on their boards. They usually don’t do this to be mean or unreasonable; they do it to avoid the entire forum being filled with advertisements. It is possible that you may be able to sneak an advertisement in without being scolded, but it is better to follow the rules.

Another thing to consider when using direct advertisements in online forums is that the entire approach may seem a little pushy. Many people consider online forums as a place that is personal and free from annoying ads. Therefore, they may not respond well to a direct advertisement as they may see it as being made by an intruder that is not part of the normal forum “family”. Being bold enough to go this route however will most definitely give your site more traffic, because some of the readers will be prompted to check out more information from your post.

When deciding to use online forums to promote website traffic you need to consider what types of forums would be most appropriate for your posts. You can certainly use forums that you regularly comment within, even if they have nothing to do with your website. People who are use to seeing your comments will likely respond warmly to your website just because they consider you familiar. In addition to your regular forums, consider searching for forums that have some sort of a link to the content on your website.

For example, if you have a website about exercise, consider looking for a fitness forum to post within. After posting at the sites that are directly related to the content of your website, consider going to those that are somewhat related. Using the same example for the exercise website, consider also posting on sites that are about overall health or dieting. This will attract a broader audience. Overall, the more people you reach with your use of online forums to promote website traffic, the more positive results you will see. Using forums are perfect for those on a tight budget who still want to promote their site. Just be sure to consider forum rules and choose an appropriate approach before posting. You don’t want to ruin your website’s reputation or even the reputation of your business.

How to Boost Your Traffic and Profits with Content


Method #13: Content Remains King by wicked-baron

The importance of article marketing to create targeted inbound links and hits to your website.

Are you aware of how vitally important and valuable CONTENT is to your online business? In fact, content can do more to build your business and profits than just about any other resource or service available.

Following is a list of 5 key ways that content can help build your traffic, subscribers, and customers starting today!…

1. Boost your search engine ranking and daily visitor count by posting keyword rich articles and content on your web-site. For example, if your business involves offering products and services related to fitness, posting fitness related articles and content will attract unlimited prospective customers on a regular basis!

2. Generate double or even triple the number of newsletter subscribers you do currently, simply by offering content in the form of “special reports” or manuals as bonuses for subscribing to your publication. People love freebies, so give them what they want and watch as your results increase!

3. Create an automated cashflow by using content to formulate multi-part email training courses with related web-site or affiliate links “sprinkled” throughout each course. Use an autoresponder service to automate the delivery of your training course (such as a 5 part training course delivered over a 5 day period).

Training courses can also serve as excellent bonus offers for your prospective newsletter subscribers.

4. One of the most important keys to a successful online business is not JUST having a mailing list or newsletter subscribers… It’s about building a trusting relationship with your subscribers (ie, “cultivating” your list)…

By sending informative articles (content) to your list on a regular basis you will establish yourself as an expert on your topic of business, as well as gain the trust of your subscribers over time. As a result, your subscribers will be EAGER to take advantage of your “paid” product and service offers. (Just make sure that you NEVER take advantage of the relationship you develop with your list by offering products or services of poor quality just to make a quick buck!)

If there is one “constant” in Internet marketing, it’s this: A cultivated list of subscribers is as good as money in the bank. Write that down and never forget it!

5. Another excellent way to generate no cost traffic is by submitting ready-made articles to “content hungry” web-site and newsletter publishers with your “resource box” attached. A resource box is nothing more than a little 3-6 line “bio” about you and/or your web-site – including a link to your site (or even instructions on how to subscribe to your newsletter)…

When submitting or offering your article(s) for reprint purposes, just make sure to specify that each article is to be reprinted “as is” with your resource box attached.

…Even one article can go a LONG way towards generating no cost traffic and visitors for you. Just imagine your article being sent out to a newsletter subscriber base of 100,000 individuals – many of whom will be reading YOUR included resource box and clicking on your URL to learn more about what you have to offer!

Well there you have it, 5 sure ways to build your online business exponentially with the help of articles and content…

With the declining effectiveness of many of the online advertising methods that we’ve relied on in past years, content is only strengthening its position as the ultimate KEY to generating unlimited traffic, subscribers, and customers!

Why Advertise on Craigslist?


Method #12: The Power of Craigslist by wicked-baron

Advertise on Craigslist

Advertising on Craigslist is worthwhile for just about any business offering products or services. Whether these products are offered through e-commerce websites or physical stores, the business owners can see financial gains through advertising on Craigslist. Firstly unlike other advertising opportunities, there is very little risk involved in posting on Craigslist. With the exception of job postings and housing postings in specific markets, advertising is free on Craigslist. Users are asked to agree to the terms of service of the community and are expected to follow specific guidelines when posting advertisements but there are no financial obligations to those placing advertisements on Craigslist. This means those who post advertisements do not have to be concerned with whether or not the advertisement they place will meet their expectations in terms of sales generated.

Reaching Potential Customers on Craigslist
Another reason why posting advertisements for products or services on Craigslist are so worthwhile is the likelihood of reaching a large audience of potential customers. A review of the Craigslist fact sheet reveals pertinent information regarding the amount of traffic the website receives. According to this information, Craigslist receives approximately four billion page views each month with ten million people using Craigslist each month. From these statistics, it is clear that advertisements placed on Craiglist are likely to receive at least some attention from potential clients.

With so many visitors using Craigslist each month the advertising possibilities are limitless, however, there is no guarantee any of these visitors will be interested in your products or services. Like any marketing campaign, your advertisements on Craigslist must be intriguing, informative and in a location where you will reach your target audience.

Finding Your Target Audience on Craigslist
We’ve already discussed the number of visitors using Craigslist each month but the key to taking advantage of these numbers is to target your advertising in a way aimed at reaching your target audience as opposed to a wide audience of individuals who have no specific interest in your products or services. It is much more worthwhile to reach a small audience of those with a keen interest in your products or services than to reach a much larger audience of those who are not interested. Those who have an interest in your products or services are your target audience.

The key to reaching your target audience on Craigslist is placing your advertisement in the most appropriate locations. Craigslist has a specific section for businesses to advertise their services. This section is broken down into a number of categories. Those who are in the business of computer repair would be wise to place their advertisement in the computer section as opposed to the automotive section because individuals looking for computer help will naturally migrate to the computer section. It may sometimes be appropriate to place an advertisement in more than one section. This is acceptable as long as it does not cross the line to spamming the section.

If there is not a specific section for the products or services offered by your business there are a couple of options. Business owners can place an advertisement in the section for small business advertisements where it might be found by those doing a search in this section. Alternately the business owner can contact Craigslist to suggest the addition of a new category. They might be willing to oblige if they believe this category warrants an addition.

The Difference between Advertising and Spamming
Advertising on Craigslist is one thing but spamming is quite another. Placing an advertisement in an appropriate section of Craigslist is acceptable; however, placing the same advertisement in nearly every section of Craigslist websites for a number of different geographical regions is considered spam. Spam is ineffective for a number of reasons. First of all potential customers who see a particular advertisement in a number of different locations are likely to recognize the spamming techniques and be less inclined to patronize this business. Also, if Craigslist detects the practice of spamming they may delete all of the postings and could potentially ban advertisements from the individual in the future.

Press Release Distribution


Method #10: Press Release Distribution by wicked-baron

PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION

Press releases are a fantastic way to get the word out about your website quickly. The best place to submit press releases through is PRWeb, located here:
http://prweb.com
PRWeb offers a variety of ways to distribute your press release, ranging from free to very expensive. If you are serious about your web business, you may want to consider spending some cash here, as it is well worth it. You will want to make sure that your press release is well written (PRWeb can help with that too).

 

Utilizing Keyword Research


Method #9: Utilizing Keyword Research by wicked-baron

Utilizing Keyword Research

If you aren’t doing proper keyword research before you build your website, you are taking a stab in the dark at your pages becoming popular. Just writing on your niche isn’t enough, you need to be spending time researching and discovering the best keywords to target.
The basic premise of keyword research involves finding keywords that have:
1. A reasonable amount of searches per day/month
2. A reasonably low amount of competition on the internet for that specific phrase.

Free alternatives for Google Keyword planner

Free Keyword Tools (with account)

SERPWoo Keyword Finder

One of my favorite keyword tools out there, Jason and CCarter understand search and data analysis and put a lot of time into building a truly powerful keyword suite with some robust scoring.

Keyword Discovery

Not only will you need to create a free account to get any of the keyword data with this tool, but to unlock the real power here you’ll have to also verify your account either by phone or SMS (both automated) – but it’s still free. From there it may take 1 business day for them to manually verify your account – but again, it’s not that bad for free data.

Once in you’re limited to 10 results per query and 50 queries per month.

SEOBook Keyword Tool

My favorite feature of this tool is that it only grabs very closely related permutations of the query you enter and it shows you daily volume as well as Google Trends data graphs.

 

The Power of Propeller


Method #8: The Power of Propeller by wicked-baron

The Power of Propeller

Propeller is a very popular website. It carries a page rank of 8!
Propeller can be found here:
http://propeller.com
Propeller is a place where members (it is free to become one) submit “news stories”. I would suggest picking a page from your website that you feel is worth telling others about (and if you don’t have one, create one). Submitting a story to Propeller is very easy, and should only take you a minute.
You do need to be careful though, if you submit something that is of poor quality, it will get shut down. You’ve been warned!

Using Hubpages For Traffic


Method #7: Using Hubpages For Traffic by wicked-baron

Using Hubpages For Traffic

Hubpages is another social website, where its users can sign up for free and create their own pages. It is located here:
http://hubpages.com
Hubpages is very similar to Squidoo, and I highly recommend that you take advantage of both of these websites. What a perfect way to create some strong backlinks that you have complete control over.
One final note however, you will want to make sure that your pages on Hubpages are of decent quality. If you just throw up content that is taken from somewhere else, or of low quality, your page will get shut down. Be careful!

The Power of Blogs


Method #5: The Power of Blogs by wicked-baron

The Power of Blogs
If you don’t have a blog, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. Simply put, blogs open up doors for you to certain aspects of web promotion, and make it a lot easier to rise up in the search engines.
If your main website isn’t a blog, you could consider adding one, such as:
http://mywebsite.com/blog
which could then push people towards your actual website.
Blogs are free. Popular blog software includes:
http://wordpress.com
http://blogger.com
http://livejournal.com

Blog Commenting


Method #4: Blog Commenting by wicked-baron

Commenting on other people’s blogs is a fantastic way to get some great backlinks. You have to remember that a large percentage of bloggers out there are doing it just as a hobby, and they will love it if you take the time to read their blog and make a thoughtful comment.
Do not spam your comments! If you try leaving a comment like “Nice Blog, Check Out My Website” it is going to get taken down. The key here is showing the blog owner that you actually are interested in their blog, and want to contribute towards it.
If you really want to make the most of your time, only focus on blogs that have google page rank. This is a nice way to gauge the quality of the blogs you come across.