Updated July 2019
Review: Traffic Generation Sources
Traffic Generation – Generating traffic/visitors to your website(s) is the most important aspect to making money online. Therefore I will not distract you the reader with any graphics in this article. I have put in a couple of videos which I think you will find interesting. Apart from that just read through the article. I’m sure will be a great help to anyone who embarks on a career as an Affiliate/Internet Marketer.
Traffic Generation – Helpful Tips And Advice For The Internet Marketer
1. Image/photo sharing traffic.
There are many image sharing sites. flickr.com being one where you can share your images and include a link back to your own website or blog.
But you know what works even better? If your website URL is written on your picture! This can be extremely powerful if your image goes viral.
Here’s a link to a complete list of photo sharing sites with lots of great statistical information. It will perhaps help you make up your mind which ones to use if you want to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_photo_sharing_websites
2. Document sharing sites
Did you know, that you can share a document or pdf files with your link inside the document? These doc sharing sites get a decent amount of traffic. They can bring you quite a nice amount of visitors to your site/blog in a short period of time. Here’s a few for you to have a browse:
eBay is one of the biggest internet sites on the internet. And as with other big sites out there, there’s always a way to get a slice of that traffic. You can do this by selling reports and e-books you write in your niche. Write some useful how-to’s and sell them for a very low price. The point in this case is the traffic, not the money. Also you can create an about page, where you can put a link to your blog/site.
Craiglist is the most trafficked classified ad site on the internet. I’ve heard some incredible success stories from people who have cracked the code of Craiglist. One thing to keep in mind. Most of the CPA networks don’t accept Craiglist traffic. Your best option is to send them to a squeeze page, build a list and then promote stuff through email marketing.
Craiglist traffic can work for any niche: business opportunity, dating, free stuff, local lead generation etc.
Here’s a great video on Craiglist
According to Mashable.com, Pinterest.com Drives More Traffic to Blogs Than Twitter! Also Pinterest is generating more referral traffic to websites than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined.
If you are not using Pinterest traffic yet, you are missing out a lot. With Pinterest you can promote almost anything, from Amazon, CPA, Adsense sites to your own products and clickbank offers.
Often I hear from people that it takes a lot of manual work to see decent traffic coming in from Pinterest.com. Well, not if you are using automation and tools. In internet marketing you should try to automate as much as you can. This is the beauty of online business. For Pinterest marketing you can use Auto Pinterest Marketer Software.
Check out the video below to see it in action
This goes more into the grey hat area. I’m not doing this, and I don’t recommend it either, however – if you want to take the risk.
Miss-spelled traffic is essentially a traffic that comes from misspelled web addresses. For example, there are millions of people everyday typing google.com into the address bar. A small percentage of these people sometimes make a mistake and put gppgle.com by mistake. Clicking “pp” instead of “oo”. So, if you owned gppgle.com I bet you’d receive a great amount of traffic every single day.
7. Coupon traffic
If your business offers coupon codes for your product or services, don’t forget coupon directories. People love discounts and coupons. Groupon.com is a living example.
8. Podcasting traffic
People love video, but they also love audio too. Podcasting is a great way if you are shy in front of the camera and feeling more comfortable talking in to the microphone. Podcasting can be used for any niche. What I like about podcasting is that it highly improves your credibility and authority. Especially if you’re interviewed by another person.
This site could give you some ideas:
9. Tutorial traffic
Tutorials are a HUGE untapped traffic source online. If you have a website related to graphic design, wordpress, web development, SEO, marketing, or programming. You can use tutorials to send thousands of visitors to your website. Wealthy Affiliate members can leverage the video tutorials and get great results (traffic) from this.
Some of the popular tutorial sites:
(there are lots more)
10. eBook traffic
There are plenty of free and paid ebook sharing websites where you can upload your own eBooks.
Here are some of them:
11. Q&A traffic
12. Press release traffic
Paid PR sites – PRWeb.com for $89 will distribute your press release to thousands of news sites. This includes giants like cnn.com, bbc.com and others. You can get thousands of visitors and hundreds of high quality links from news authority sites. Just don’t forget to include your website link in your press release!
13. Guest blogging traffic
I realize that most of you have probably already heard about the power of blogging. But how many of you are actually doing it?
In order to find guest blogging opportunities, you can conduct a keyword search on Google. Some search suggestions follow to help narrow your results:
Use quotes and popular phrases such as “write for us” or “call for guest bloggers” or “guest blog submission”.
Add a keyword to target your results based on the topic you want to write about such as “guest blogger” internet marketing.
14. Blog commenting traffic
Blog commenting is an extremely powerful strategy for building traffic and developing relationships with other people in your niche.
15. CPA Network traffic
This one is incredibly underground and powerful traffic source. If you have a product (any niche) you can put your product in front of thousands of active affiliates and start receiving sales almost immediately. You will only pay if you made a sale. So it’s a win-win situation.
Keep in mind, CPA networks will only talk with you if you have a huge budget and high converting offer.
Infographics are getting more and more popular these days. The only downside is can be expensive to create one. However if it’s done right – the results can be enormous. Successful infographics can go viral at the speed of light.
Bloggers simply love infographics! They are also very popular on Pinterest.com and Digg.com. Having an URL on the infographics or giving the permission to repost the infograhics including a link back to the site can bring a nice amount of traffic.
17. High-Profile Content Syndication Of Articles
As you probably know, simply submitting you articles to sites like EzineArticles.com is becoming less and less effective. You can get exponentially more results by zoning on in high-profile content syndication. Submitting your articles to the top blogs and websites in your niche. For example, here are just a few top-tier websites that accept article contributions:
No matter what market you’re in. There are very popular websites that you can submit your articles to for massive traffic.
18. Video Responses
This is one of the easiest ways to get hundreds of extra views on your YouTube videos.
19. Tag Your Videos
Use the same tags as another related video on YouTube. You will then have a very good chance of appearing in the related videos in the sidebar of that video. This can send you tons of extra traffic, especially if it’s a popular video.
20. Get More Views
Get more views on Your Ezine Articles by getting in the “Most Viewed” or the “Most Published” section at the end of each article. You can do this by submitting your article to all of the different social bookmarking sites. Then wait until you are the “most viewed” in your category.
Once your article is placed in the “Most Viewed” section or the “Most Published” section. It will be placed on every single article within that particular category.
That means extra exposure for your article and more LINK JUICE. The internal linking structure within EzineArticles.com is EXTREMELY powerful for ranking in Google. This gives you a much better chance of ranking for your chosen keyword phrase.
If you want to guarantee your spot in the “Most Viewed” section you can use StumbleUpon advertising. At only 5 cents per view, a real bargain. This is one of the simplest ways to get your article in the “Most Viewed” section.
Plus, by using StumbleUpon, you’re also driving lots of targeted traffic to your article and increasing your exposure.
21. Cool Site of The Day
Do you have a cool website? If so, you can submit it to Cool Site of the Day. If chosen, you will receive thousands of visitors to your website.
22. Free WSO’s
For building your list
23. Joint Venture Giveways
24. Host your Own Joint Venture Giveaways
25. Ad Swaps
26. Use a Contest to Double Your List Size
I’m always surprised at how few people use this technique. This technique allows you to leverage your existing list in order to add thousands of additional subscribers.
27. Buy Existing Websites
I’m equally surprised how few people are buying existing websites online. You can easily buy an untapped website and quickly turn it into an automatic lead machine for pennies on the dollar.
I hope the above will give you some ideas. Do try out some of them and see which ones bring you the most traffic. When you find the best then just rinse and repeat!
I’m sure all the above will be of use to you if you are promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
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