Learn all the ways to get traffic to your website. We are going to target every one that we can think of plus as many ideas as possible for all of them. Let's think outside of the box for maximum results!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

6 Article Marketing Tips that will cause your Website Traffic to Explode

If you put the following article marketing tips into place, you will see a steady flow of website viewers. 1. Target long tail keywords for your articles by utilizing a good keyword research tool such as the one atinventory.overture.com By targeting long tail keywords you have an increased change of conquering that keyword whereas more competitive keywords would be very hard to conquer. 2. Use the articles main keyword in the article title and use very few stop words such as in, the, and, your etc. 3. Provide useful information in the article body. Many people just stuff the article body full of useless info just to reach a word count. Remember, the article body is where you give and the signature is where you take. 4. Take the time to create a catchy signature. Never place your link in the signature without telling a little about yourself and your service/product. This is your chance to take and you should capitalize on the opportunity. Think of the signature as a free advertisement. Would you just place your link in a paid advertisement, or would you utilize every opportunity provided? 5. Once your articles are accepted, bookmark them with all of the popular social bookmarking sites like dig.com and del.icio.us. These sites are extremely popular and they are growing in popularity every single day. 6. Submit as many articles as possible. A few articles a month will not bring in many site visitors. In order to effectively market with articles you absolutely must maintain a high frequency of articles submissions. If you can submit an article a day you will see huge results. Just write and submit as often as you can and do not let procrastination get the best of you. If you were not doing any of these suggestions in the past, I highly recommend doing so from now on. These are a few of the more important aspects to article marketing and they can really make a difference in your article marketing campaign. Joshua Spaulding is an Article Marketing vet, providing the #1 Ebook on Effective Article Marketing athttp://www.articlemarketingdomination.com/ Joshua uses strictly article marketing to bring in thousands of visitors to his Websites on a daily basis and he invites you to learn his secrets.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Secret Marketing Strategies Exposed

The following article includes five secret marketing strategies. The most important thing is to study each marketing strategy with an open mind. The more you understand about any strategy, the more useful and beneficial it will be. A careful reading of these strategies could really make a big difference in your profits.

Secret Marketing Strategies Exposed! by Larry Dotson

1. The "Sell And Raise" Strategy
The "make at least (no.) affiliate sales and I'll add another $(no.) commission to each sale..." strategy tells your prospects that they can make a higher commission rate if they reach your sales goal. It will really motivate them to promote your affiliate program and give them something to strive for.

2. The "Reader Warning" Strategy
The "warning: just reading this letter could give you (a physical reaction)..." strategy tells your prospects that reading your sales letter could give them chills down their spine, goose bumps, the shakes, etc. People will want to read it to see what type of information could possibly do this to them.

3. The "Negotiation" Strategy
The "after hours of negotiating I finally talked (business person's name) into giving you a special deal..." strategy tells your prospects you gave up a lot of your personal time to get them a discount. They will appreciate that and likely respond to the time you gave up to save them some money.

4. The "Beta Version" Strategy
The "if you order the beta version now, you will get a (no.)% discount..." strategy tells your prospects they will get a copy of your product that might contain a few bugs but will be cheaper. You could always tell them they will get the final version of your product when it's complete.

5. The "Do The Math" Strategy
The "quality product + affordable price = great value..." strategy tells your prospects a single math equation that will help them understand just how good of a deal you are offering. Sometimes presenting your offer as something other than a normal sales pitch will persuade them to buy.

I hope that reading all five of these strategies was both educational and inspiring for you. The day will come when one or more of these strategies will have a beneficial impact on your business.
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Thursday, March 08, 2007

4 Free Website Traffic Myths & Scams

Jim Edwards always gives us his very vocal point of view when it comes to the truth about marketing. We do not necessarily have to agree but the points are often good to know.
I have been a reader of his for about a year now which is why I have posted his latest traffic article on my blog. It's a great read especially if you are a newbie online.

4 Free Website Traffic Myths & Scams
- by Jim Edwards
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The question rates almost as old as the Internet itself: "How do I get free traffic to my website?"
In fact, entire online industries spawn and die trying to fulfill this wish by website owners desperate to get eyeballs to their sites without any time, money, energy or effort whatsoever.
Much like the "medicine wagons" of the old Wild West sold potions and snake oil to "cure what ails you," any unsuspecting website owner can spend thousands of dollars on software, schemes, services and scams that promise to deliver tens-of-thousands of visitors for "free."
In fact, one of the biggest scams online that I know of personally involved the promise of riches through "free ads."
Unfortunately, most people don't learn the truth about these myths and scams until after they get separated from their hard-earned cash.
Myth #1 -Traffic Exchanges
Traffic exchanges promise piles of cash by delivering thousands of visitors who get shuffled around between members' sites through ads.
Originally set up mostly as "exit traffic exchanges," this scheme lost popularity once pop-up blockers started coming as standard issue with most browser toolbars and Internet Explorer 6.0+.
The main problem with this scheme centers on the fact that they shuffle NON-targeted traffic to your site.
If someone is looking for bicycle information, the chances of them clicking on a link or loitering on your "home beer kit" site are slim to none.
Myth #2 - FFA Pages
FFA (Free For All) Links Pages surfaced when people realized that search engines included "back links" in their calculations of a site's relevance to various keyword phrases.
If you got 100 links to your site with "purple gargoyle" in the text, various search engines would list you prominently for most purple gargoyle searches.
Once the search engines got wise to these "link farms" as worthless link lists, they quickly started penalizing anyone who listed their site on them.
Moral of the story: unless you want your search engine rankings to plunge, avoid FFA pages or "link farms" like the plague.
Myth #3 - Safe Lists
How's this for an idiotic traffic idea. Let's all join a list and mail each other our offers, regardless of our actual tastes, preferences, businesses, or any other coherent factor.
Then, let's promise that we can all get rich as a result of mailing each other.
Safe lists must rate as the most pathetic scam when it comes to website traffic, yet people still sell them and people still join them.
In fact, I know someone (several people actually) who got sued because emails sent to a safe list.
What makes the situation even more horrendous is that they didn't send the emails, their affiliates did!
The only people who make money with safe lists are the people who set them up and persuade others to join.
Myth #4 - Surf-for-Traffic
If you visit my website, I'll visit yours, then we'll each get a visitor to our sites.
"Surf-for-traffic" schemes basically promise to deliver visitors in proportion to the number of sites you visit while displaying their browser toolbar.
Two main problems arise from this type of scheme. First, a real human being can only visit so many sites before they all look alike (rendering any marketing power of the sites useless due to viewer fatigue).
Second, some idiot will always figure out how to get hits using a software robot that simulates surfing (you can get them free online) to rack up credits.
Bottom line: there are only three legitimate ways to deliver targeted traffic to your website.
You "buy" traffic through pay-per-click ads, banner ads, niche site ads and similar methods.
You "borrow" traffic through your affiliate program or other pay-per-action method by paying people who promote your site only when a sale is made.
You "create" traffic by publishing and posting content to your website, blog, article announcement sites, and other proven places, along with other legitimate methods that drive organic search engine traffic.
–Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and theco-author of an amazing new ebook that will teach you howto use fr^e articles to quickly drive thousands of targetedvisitors to your website, affiliate links, or blogs…
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Interviews to Generate Traffic

Internet Talk Radio shows and podcasts are popping up all over the web. And, guess what? Every show needs guests on a regular basis. Some of the shows are weekly, which means the hosts are scrambling for interesting people to interview each week. Why not pitch an idea to an Internet Talk Radio show and share your expertise with a new group of potential customers?
Not only do Talk Radio or podcast interviews get you exposure in front of a lot of people via the actual interview, but, many hosts will link to your website from the front page of their site, blog about the show, and send out a newsletter talking about you. Your interview may also be archived for months to come. It’s a pretty sweet deal.
How do you manage to get asked onto a show?
Most Talk Radio shows have a link on their front page that says “Be a Guest”. If you click on that link, you can contact the host or producer with your idea. Some radio shows charge their guests, but most do not if you bring something valuable to their audience. There are plenty of great shows on the web, so you can afford to be picky.
To increase your odds:
1. Actually listen to the show a few times before even thinking of contacting the host as a potential guest – and make sure your concept fits into the target market that the show reaches. If the show is about Health, then don’t pitch your Candy-making cookbook on there.
2. Do something newsworthy or interesting. Are you having a special event for charity? Have you recently won an award? If your idea is timely, you’ll stand out and the host may contact you sooner rather than later.
3. Have something interesting to say. If you plan to talk about your products, then don’t ask to be a guest. Just buy an ad instead.
4. If you have sample interviews or media exposure, tell the host about it in your inquiry letter. Point them to your media page where you link to examples of past interviews, if you have them.
One Good Turn Deserves Another
With the Host or Hostess giving so much to you, what are you expected to do in return?
• Provide a list of questions. • Send a sample. If you are going on the show to talk about your book, then mail a copy of the book to the host before you appear on the show.• Tell your newsletter list about the interview and where to find it. Your host will be more likely to have you back if you are willing to publicize your interviews.• Be a gracious guest and be sure to say “Thank you” when the interview is over.
I’m sure your mama taught you manners, so remember to use them if you’d like to be asked back for another interview. You may also consider sending a “Thank you” letter or even a small gift to the hostess as a token of thanks.
Believe me – she’ll remember you later when she needs another guest if you follow our advice.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Using A Tell A Friend Script To Drive Traffc

More and more webmasters have the recurring dilemma of how to increase the flow of traffic to their websites. During the past few years many methods have been developed to solve this predicament. While many do work there are those that have no impact whatsoever.

One of the methods that have spawned many success stories in driving traffic into websites is viral marketing. Viral marketing makes use of the tendency of a person to share something they find informative, entertaining or amazing.

Many companies bank on this behavior to spread their products and increase the popularity of their company or their website. Viral marketing makes use of many mediums in enticing this behavior. It might be in the form of an interesting story, an addicting flash game, an amusing video or any other idea that may catch a person’s fancy.

This ingenious form of marketing is typically low cost and is a wonderful tool for any company to utilize. The benefit greatly overshadows the cost or effort to initialize this marketing scheme. Any website would benefit greatly from this type of viral marketing.

Tell A Friend Script

One of the easiest methods in viral marketing is using a tell a friend script. This is a simple programming script that you can attach to your website. Generally, tell a friends scripts are installed in pages where a media is placed so that a person can easily send the media to any of his friends or his family members.

The basic concept of a tell a friend script is a form wherein a person puts his name, e-mail address, the recipient’s name and e-mail address and sends the media much like an e-mail with an attachment. As the recipient receives the e-mail he doesn't think of it as spam mail because he sees the sender’s name as someone he or she knows and trusts.

In this way the tell a friend script eliminates the chances of the email being blocked because they use the information provided by the sender allowing even wider spreading of this marketing method. It can be quite sneaky but very effective.

With the e-mail sent and opened the sent media will either be read, viewed or played. Also along with the mail would be a brief description of the company or site that sponsors the media sent. This allows for the introduction of either the site, company name or its products. Along with it is another tell a friend script.

Then the process begins again. As more people use the tell a friend script, more and more people learn of the sponsoring company or site. People who read the ads inside the mail who like what they see will go and click on the link and visit the site. This drives traffic into the site resulting in a greater number of potential customers.

Tell A Friend Script Availability

A tell a friend script is very simple and does not require a complicated method of programming. In fact, you can simply copy and paste a script and put it on an intended page. Finding one is even simpler. All you have to do is go to a search engine and type in the search box “tell a friend script” then press enter or click go.

In the search results page you will see many links that will direct you to a site where you can get a tell a friend script. It would just be a simple matter of looking and searching for the script and copying it to your intended web page.

With a tell a friend script viral marketing strategy you can drive traffic into your site which could potentially spell profits. This is a simple harmless script that offers great benefits for low cost paired with great creativity and foresight.

It is imperative that you have patience in using a tell a friend script. If your chosen media doesn’t get the mileage that is expected of it, it may take some time before it gets spread or shared. But as more and more people see your ads there is a greater probability that they will visit your site increasing your traffic flow.
And we all know what that means - as traffic increases so do the number of potential

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Value of Time

Russell Brunson is one of my favorite people to learn from when
it comes to online marketing. He has advanced very quickly in a
very short period of time starting out with affiliate marketing
as his base.

His story shows that we all can do this with the right mindset
and determination. You can discover more about Russell on his
blog where this excellent post originated. Just follow the link
directly below.

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The Value Of Time
Posted by Russell Brunson on November 27, 2006
Author Message
Russell Brunson

The value of time.
I'm not sure when you are reading this, but I'm writing it
the day after Thanksgiving. I saw a lot of stuff happen this
weekend that made me think about the value of time.

If you are living in the US, the day after Thanksgiving is
called "black Friday" because all the stores have huge sales
to get them back into the black.

Now, Friday afternoon I was playing w/ my twin boys, but when
my family got back from shopping, I heard stories about saving
$20-$30 on some stuff... but having to wait in line for 2-3
hours to buy the product.

That doesn't even count the time it takes to drive to the store,
find parking and then fight your way through all the people.

This made me think...

If someone spent 4 hours saving $20.... how much did they
actually save?

I'm not sure about you, but I value my time very highly.
It's the only thing in the world that I don't get more of.

So, what do you value your time at? If you are working for
a job, getting paid $8 an hour... then your time is valued
at $8 an hour.

So, if you were shopping this weekend, and you spent 4 hours
- it cost you $32 (if you are charging $8 an hour). If you
value your time at higher - then it could have cost you a

Well, I personally value my time around $1k an hour. The
reason...? If I spend a focused hour on a project, it will
always turn into at least $1k (usually more).

So, when people call and want me to consult them on a project,
I charge between $600 - $1,000 an hour depending on the client
and the situation.

That is why I believe so strongly in outsourcing - because
it's usually a lot cheaper to hire someone to do a task - then
to personally do it myself.

Last weekend we paid 2 people $650 to clean up my yard for the
winter. It took them 7 hours each to get the job done.

So, If I would have done the work myself, it would have cost me
$14,000 to do it (7 hours X 2 people X $1k an hour).

In that case - $650 is a no brainier.

Now, with that said... I want to show you some ways to free up
some more personal time for yourself to get done the stuff that
YOU have to get done.

1st - learn to cluster your time. One of the things that
kills the productivity of online business owners is instant

People want to answer their emails or phone calls the second
they come in. I can tell you from experience that this will
kill your productivity.

Every time you start into a project, you are interrupted by
email, phone calls, instant messages....

Learn to cluster your time - take 60 minutes at the end of
your work day when you are less productive... and then (and
only then) answer your emails - and make phone calls back.

You need large clusters of time that you can focus 100% on a
project so you can get more done faster.

2nd - Kill your email addresses. Have you ever tried to email
me? If so you've probably got a response saying that you have
to submit a ticket to my help desk.

The reason?

First - so I can cluster my time
Second - because I've outsourced my customer support

I think email is the biggest killer of productivity in the
world. I've turned off all but one of my email addresses -
and if more then 10 people find that one out - then I kill
it and start over. Beware of email.

So, what help desk software do I recommend? There are a lot
out there - currently we are using www.kayako.com and it's
been great.

3rd - Charge for your time. You should not be giving away
your most valuable asset for free. Every second that I am
spending with a client, I am not able to spend with my wife
or the twins.

We talked earlier about the value of your time... how much
is your time worth? As you grow in your niche, people will
start trying to get your time for free.

Beware of this - because it will quickly kill your
productivity and your business.

Have you ever tried to call me? I've set it up where it's
impossible for anyone besides my wife to call me and get
through. My assistant tells anyone calling requesting my
time to visit www.JVWithRussell.com.

I have my call times clustered, and charge $300 for every
30 minutes that someone wants to talk on the phone.

I use a company called "Ether" (see the pic above) that
charges the person and then lets them ring through to my
line. www.Ether.com

The service is free to use - they just take a % of what
your client is paying you to talk. You can bill people by
the minute, hour, per call. It's awesome way to make sure
you are charging for your time.

4th - Replace yourself. Your goal as an entrepreneur isn't
to work forever - it's to create a business that will
generate the money you need to live the life you want.

So, from day #1, you need to be thinking about HOW to replace
The first thing you need to replace is your customer support.
Do this as fast as you can. Then follow it with website design,
writing, link trading, research... anything and everything else
you can until your business can run without you.

That should be the end goal of your business. That is the dream
that you, me and everyone is looking for online.

Replace your self by either outsourcing the tasks you currently
do - or hire employees.

NOTE: When hiring employees - be sure to read "The E-Myth"
by Michael Gerber and save yourself a few of the headaches
I had before I read his book. You can get it on Amazon for
about $12.

I hope that this newsletter has been beneficial. As your
business grows, you are going to find yourself with less
time every day. If you're not careful, it will consume you.

What you started so you could have more time - will be taking
every last second you have. Remember the value of your time
because every second it precious.

I hope this helps.

Russell Brunson

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Using Ezine Ads for Traffic

There is no better way of reaching your target audience than by way
of email newsletters that are being sent out regularly. Subscribers
give out their email addresses in return for receiving the ezine on
a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. Essentially an ezine has an
opt-in list since that is how a person joins.

And what better way to get results then by advertising in that ezine.
People often look forward to their weekly ezine or newsletter because
they have acquired a relationship with the writer and value what is
written in it. That is why ezine ads produce results. People read the
ezine AND they read the ads.

That brings up a very important point. You MUST target your ad to
your audience. There are at least 80,000 ezines or newsletters being
published each and every month. So there are probably more than a
few that would be relevant to your particular product or service.

Subscribe to the ezines you would like to advertise in and pay close
attention to the ads they show. If there is a single ad that is
shown over and over you know that it is getting the desired results.
What does this mean to you? You have just found an excellent ezine
to advertise in.

Be sure to check the number of ads in the ezine. If there are quite
a few, the possibility of your ad being lost amongst the crowd does
exist. Also readers become so used to the plethora of ads that they
no longer pay any attention to them.

As well be sure that there is only one ad for one type of service
or product in each ezine. Your ad will lose power if there is a
competitor in the same or similar area also advertising that week.
You want your ad to be a 'one-of-its-kind' to attract the readers.
You want them to follow directions and click through to your site.

Follow the age old rule of thumb. Offer something free in your ad.
That fact alone is enough to encourage the readers to respond in
a positive way and click on your link.

Remember to keep your ad short. Short sentences get read. Short vs
wordy wins hands down. Every time! Don't forget that. Use the word
'you'. Tell them what your product does -- for them.

If you have the funds repeat your ad a minimum of 3 times. If it is
pulling well keep using it. Don't make any changes until it is no
longer working for you. At that point you can either try another ad
or just tweak the original one. Both are good options.

Small ezines often target your audience more AND with fewer ads.
Bigger ezines will get your message out to more people but they
also tend to have more ads.

Last but by no means least, it is important to track your ads if
you have more then one running at a time. How will you know which
ezine ad is working for you if you are not tracking it? There are
many programs out there that do a good job of tracking for you.
Some are free and some are not. If you look it up on the search
engines you will find there are many options.

By following the above guidelines your ads will soon have you in
profit. You will have your own list or downline. You will be on
your way to winning the internet marketing game.

Lynn's notes:
(I prefer track that ad as it gives me multiple choices for one
link plus shows me how many times each has been clicked on.)

Lynda Shelvey has been having fun with the marketing game for
about 8 months now. The mother of 6, she enjoys writing articles
and you can see more on her blog which can be accessed through
her site at http://www.teamtrafficbuilders.ws