Posts Tagged ‘Direct Marketing’

How I Got 70,000 Useless Visitors To My Site In One Day

September 25th, 2022

Recently,Guest Posting a page on one of my websites was bookmarked or listed on Digg, a popular social bookmark site. It gave me the perfect opportunity to study and analyze the traffic coming from these social media sites. Read to discover the advantages and disadvantages of social bookmark traffic and how it can be applied to your own online marketing or site.

Is Social BookMark Traffic Useless?

First, we must make the distinction that no traffic is useless. Any visitor to your site is a good thing and should be welcomed. However, all traffic is not created equally, there are great differences in the sources of your traffic. This article takes a close analytical look at social bookmark traffic from an internet marketing perspective.

In case you haven’t noticed, right now social bookmark and media sites are all the rage on the web. Social bookmark traffic comes from such popular sites as Slashdot, Digg, Stumbleupon… basically these sites are driven by their users – that is, users or members pick and bookmark the content they want to view and discuss.

These social bookmark sites are extremely popular; they command the high traffic numbers most ordinary sites can only dream about obtaining.

But is this social bookmark traffic useful?

Is it worth your time? Should you be actively promoting to these social media sites? Should you concentrate your online marketing efforts on these types of sites? More importantly, what are the benefits and disadvantages of getting a front page listing on a sites like Digg or Stumbleupon?

As a full-time online marketer I wanted to know the answers to those questions. Moreover, I wanted to discover how or if I could use these sites from an online marketer’s advantage; i.e. how can they help me create more online income.

Recently, the Digg listing gave me a first-hand opportunity to really study these sites.

Of course, nothing happens without a reason… I did actually court these social bookmark sites by placing the free Addthis.com bookmark on all my pages. You can do the same. Just use this simple bookmark to attract these sites.

But be careful; getting your site featured on the front page of these sites can drive 100,000′s of visitors to your site immediately, so much traffic that it may overtax your server and crash it.

So be warned; if you’re actively promoting to these social bookmark sites just make sure your servers or web hosting is up to the demanding task of handling all these sudden visitors.

In my case, it didn’t crash my servers but unfortunately, the page/link in question featured an old poorly written article I did on the history of the Internet. Why it was even featured on Digg is a puzzle and beyond me.

But still I am not one to waste an opportunity, so I put my Google Analytics into overdrive and starting analyzing these visitors and social bookmark traffic.

Profitable Traffic Generation Tips – 3 Ways to Get More Than Ever Before From Your Traffic Building

March 22nd, 2022

Profitable Traffic Generation is the life blood of your online business. Just imagine for a moment the best converting site ever with no traffic coming to it – you get the point, right?

One of the dangers I see with many of my students it the false notion that once you do some things to build some traffic you never have to build traffic again.

Wrong!

Traffic building is a life long process if you really want to be successful online. And really wanting to be successful online is why you’re here, right?

So to that end, here are 3 powerful tips for profitable traffic building:

Profitable Traffic Generation Tip #1 – Get Your Seeing Right Before You Do Your Doing – In other words, look at this the right way before you do anything. As mentioned above, traffic building is not a one time event. It’s a life long process. I couldn’t stop the traffic coming into my sites if I wanted to, and yet my team and i focus on building traffic every day.

You’ll get a chance to learn more about the proper and powerful traffic mindset at the end of this article. But first…

Small step to take – Take a look at past traffic building efforts and see if you’ve had the right mindset or not. If not, commit to at least one traffic building action each day.

Profitable Traffic Generation Tip #2 – Go for Free Traffic First – No don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with getting paid traffic from Facebook Ads and other places. A word of warning however: don’t pay for traffic until you have a proven and profitable system set up.

Small step to take – Two great sources of free traffic are EzineArticles.com and YouTube.com – get your free accounts on each if you haven’t already. And if you have accounts and haven’t been using them, begin before your head hits the pillow tonight.

Profitable Traffic Generation Tip #3 – Commit to One Traffic Building Action a Day – I really believe that taking at least one traffic creating action a day is one of the reasons I could not stop the highly qualified traffic coming into my world even if I wanted to, and I assure you I don’t want to, at all.

Small step to take – This is obvious, right? Commit to one traffic building action a day. It could be a Facebook post or a Tweet, a YouTube video or even an article like I’m creating right now…

And here’s just one more thing you can do to increase your traffic generation:

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