The question most
often asked on the Internet is, "How do I get more traffic to
You would think
that an answer for this question would be extremely simple, but
it really isn't. It isn't that it is so hard to get traffic to web
sites. The problem is that there are so many different avenues of
traffic generation you can choose from for any site.
In this short
report, we are going to cover 10 different low or no cost ways you
can get traffic to any web site. This isn't even an extensive list.
I could easily name off 5 - 10 more ways you could be getting traffic
to your site, but I don't want to overwhelm you with too many options.
The reason that
most people don't get traffic is that they "Try" something,
and then they give up. The key to any marketing is testing and then
improving. If a method doesn't work for you on your first try, second
try, or even your twelfth try, it doesn't matter. Keep going anyway.
you can about that subject and keep trying different things. If
you have chosen to use classified ads for your products and services,
try different ezines. Use AOL classifieds. Try Yahoo's classifieds.
Create new headlines for your ads. Create new sales letters to follow-up.
can work if you figure out how to work them for your product or
The same aspects
are true of many different types of Internet advertising. They work,
but only if you are willing to keep on going even if you fail a
dozen times trying. You keep learning and you keep testing.
further ado, here are your ten killer Internet Traffic Building
starts right here. They know that search engines bring 84% of the
traffic to most web sites, so they know they have to submit to them.
To achieve the
top rankings in the search engines will take some serious work.
You have millions of competitors, but you have an advantage. You
are willing to learn and do what it takes to get to the top.
To achieve the
top traffic building positions, you will need to study everything
you can on search engine positioning and meta tags. Then, you will
have to test. Use a tool such as Web Position to check your rankings,
examine your competitors who are beating you, and then edit your
If you are willing
to keep going through this process and learning each step along
the rise of your rankings, you too could soon be generating 100s
of hits daily from top search engine positions.
bang for your marketing buck will come from ezine advertising. For
$10 - $50 per classified ad, you can reach thousands of potential
customers in your targeted market.
of different ezines available, you can expand into hundreds of them
once you find a classified ad and follow-up system that works for
your product or service.
By testing your
little classified ads and expanding into more and more ezines every
week, you could quickly start reaching millions of people weekly
and earning an income to match.
3. AOL Classifieds
has over 15 million members. If I could only place one classified
ad for any web site or product, it would probably be here. For $12.50,
you can have your ad placed in view of people on a service where
the ads are actually read.
I know several
people earn a couple of hundred dollars weekly by placing little
classified ads just using AOL's system. The key on AOL is to create
a killer headline for your ad so it stands out above the hundreds
of other ads in every category.
There are very
few free classified ad sites that actually work. Yahoo is one of
the shining lights that stands out above the crowd of mediocre free
ad sites. Yahoo has more traffic than any other Internet site and
it definitely shows when you place your ads here.
On Yahoo, you
are allowed to place 10 ads at a time, so do so. A little key to
creating effective ads here is to delete your ads every few days
and replace them. Then, you will be able to keep your ads towards
the top of the list and receive more free readers.
If you develop
a strong content oriented site you can persuade thousands of other
webmasters to link to you or to trade links with you. There are
even a few consultants online who have developed linking campaigns
and have achieved a million hits a month or more for their customers
within 90 days by linking with the right sites.
You can do this
yourself. The key is to develop content people want to link to and
then get out there and make the contacts by visiting people's sites,
sending out personalized emails to webmasters you have visited,
and networking in discussion groups.
in Leveraged Banner Exchanges
exchanges don't work that well. Although they can produce a few
extra hits a month for your site, they never seem to give you the
kind of traffic building leverage you need to grow to hundreds of
thousands of hits a month.
A new wave of
banner exchanges is growing though at unprecedented rates. What
they do that separates them apart is that they will give you a 5%
to 20% credit of banner impressions of anyone's site that you refer.
If you refer a site which gets a million hits a month, you would
get 200,000 free impressions a month extra.
Your Own Mailing List
If you want
to make money online, start your own mailing list. It is the best
way to keep contact with your prospects and your customers. It is
also the best way to build the credibility you need to make sales
to your targeted market.
A little less
talked about advantage to having your own mailing list is that you
can use it to trade ads with other ezines out there. If you trade
ads with 10 other ezines out there, you could easily be saving yourself
$100 - $500 in advertising expense every week!
Ads on Individual Sites
think of banner ads they almost always think of the major search
engines or major sites online. Well, I have been advertising lately
with banners, and I can tell you something.
using banner ads on these high traffic high cost sites is extremely
difficult and risky.
will charge you $20 per 1,000 impressions to general audiences and
$50 per 1,000 impressions to targeted markets.
By seeking out
individual sites who get high traffic (50,000 hits to 1,000,000
hits a month), you can actually get rates of $1 - $10 per 1,000
impressions of your banner ads. By finding 10 - 20 of these sites,
you can quickly build yourself an overwhelming river of traffic
to your site for a much lower cost than the major search engines.
Goto has come
up with a great advertising plan for businesses. You can actually
go to http://www.goto.com
and bid on traffic for your site. You pick keywords for your site
and then place a bid of whatever price you are willing to pay for
traffic from that keyword...generally you would bid .01 to .10 per
Then, Goto will
only charge you for the actual hits you receive from them. If you
bid one penny for the keyword and you receive 10 hits from it today,
you only owe 10 cents for the day. This low cost traffic building
method cannot be beat anywhere.
The key to making
it work for you is to come up with hundreds of possible keywords
for your site and then bid low amounts such as a few cents on each.
Then, check your stats continually and find out what kind of traffic
you are getting.
The KING of
traffic is free stuff. If you want to get real traffic to your site,
provide the kind of free content and services that your market is
hunting desperately for.
articles to other web sites. Provide free downloads. Give away free
CGI programs. Provide hundreds of links to needed tools. Provide
links to downloadable software. Give your visitors what they want
and they will keep coming back and referring their friends.
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