The subject of getting traffic is the main thing that holds so many people back from having a successful online presence and having one that is a failure. Getting Traffic to your Blog, website or offer is probably the hardest part of internet marketing even though there are so many ways to go about it.
What I have found is a good mix of getting Free and Paid traffic is what works best for me. The best place to start is with a form of traffic that is FREE and I would suggest that you try to master one type of traffic generation before moving onto the next.
I personally use 5 – 6 different forms of traffic. 3 of them are FREE and 2 – 3 of them are the paid type.
When paying for traffic you need to start small and then scale up when you find a successful traffic campaign that works for you.
I will list all the different type’s of FREE traffic and Paid Traffic below that I can think of.
There are many types of free traffic and many different to get Free traffic and below are the ones that I use and some more that I know are effective when done consistently and well.
- Social Media (Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest – LinkedIn – Google+ etc)
- Search Engine Traffic – Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. This can be the biggest form of traffic generation but does take some skill and knowledge on SEO ( Search Engine Optimization)
- Article Marketing – Very effective but a lot of work because your article need to flow, give value and be unique.
- Video Traffic – Youtube, Metacafe, Vimeo etc. ( Very lucrative and easy to do)
- Press Releases – Helps with rankings in Google because of the Authority backlink you get but also brings in lots of long lasting traffic.
- Blog Commenting – Very easy and fast to do, creates a backlink and traffic.
- Forum commenting and conversation – Another great form of traffic but does take some time to build trust in the relationships.
- Guest Blogging – Where you write a post on someone else’s blog to give them more content but in turn you gain more traffic.
- Joint Ventures and Affiliates – getting affiliates to promote your product or JV partners is one of the biggest ways to get tons of traffic but it is only beneficial when it’s your own product.
- Ad Swapping – Can be done when you have your own blog that you can offer ad space on in return for space on there blog or site. Also Ad swaps can be done when you have a good subscriber base.
Okay now I will move onto Paid traffic and remember to start small and try to master one at a time.
There are once again tons of paid traffic methods out there but I will just be listing those that I know works and I have used or still use to this day.
- PPC Advertising – Pay Per Click on Websites, Google, Bing, Yahoo and Various other places
- Facebook Ads – Much the same as PPC but only this is done on Facebook.
- Banner advertising – This is great and can be affordable and a great source of traffic. Paying for your banner to be displayed on other peoples websites.
- Solo Ads – This is when you have a marketer do a single email to there list of subscribers sending them to a squeeze page where you offer something for Free and in turn gain your own list of subscribers that you can promote to via email later on.
- Buying Visitors – This is very unlikely to bring you any good traffic but sometimes you can find some good ones.
- Youtube Ads – Placing ads or video’s on the Youtube search space.
My Final Suggestion on Getting Free and Paid Traffic
Well as you can see from all the above type of traffic generation it can really get overwhelming if you get right into it. Like I said earlier it’s best to pick a few and try to master those before you move on.
So my suggestions is to start with some of the free traffic methods and try to get some traffic coming to your site this way you can access the different conversions or data fro your site. You would do this before undertaking any type of paid traffic.
One of the best ways to learn all about Traffic generation is to use a course that I feel is the very best available. The course that I’m referring to is called Simply traffic Solutions. Click on the link below to get access
Cheers Mark Wightley