Over the last few days, I have spent a lot of time at Affilorama portion out all my new friends there get started with the Affilojetpack system. One thing that is constantly approach up more and more is questions on how to increase web visitors, and get people into the traffic funnel.
This is the one thing that probable stops most people from ever getting going in IM. Website traffic is the only way you can get your site going. After all, if you don’t get visitors to your site, everything else has been a waste of time.
There are a vareity of techniques that I use to increase web visitors to my site. Although SEO is one of these, and I do recommend using it, that is not the end of the road. For one thing, you will find that although you will rank exceedingly and quickly for some low repugn keywords, I find that it usually does not stick. You can use some dim hat methods to game the system, but you will eventually get caught, and you will lose it all.
That being said, you want to focus more on getting traffic early on rather than SEO rankings. The fact is that Search is looking for sites that get traffic without them. Getting good traffic from other sources will help your rankings.
here are some alternatives to Google to increase web visitors to your site without waiting on Google.
All of these are social in nature, and the basics of using all of them will be the same
Find Web Visitors on Niche Blogs
Blogs are let off hugely popular, and if you can find a few niche blogs with a community, you can join that community and people will start visiting your site. It is all about engaging the people there, not just getting a backlink by posting one or two comments. I recommend using Comment Luv blog search to help you find blogs that will also help you with your SEO at the same time.
Niche Forums: The best source to Increase Web Visitors Fast
One of the fastest ways to get traffic to your site is by leveraging the forums within your niche. Join in the conversation, become a member of the community, and within a week to two weeks, you will start to build a reputation. This can help you or hurt you, depending on how you do it. Add value and show that you are there to help people, without selling anything, and you will be accepted. Start spamming product promotions, and you will get banned. Also, remember, these people are probably members of other social communities as well, and your reputation will spread like wild fire.
Do you want those people spreading good data, and linking to your site, or destroy your reputation, and being shunned as a spammer and pushy salesman? This is an easy way to increase web vistors when you use it properly, but it can lose them if you do it inapplicable.
Web2.o Sites for Website Visitors
When I started out online I listened to a lot of interviews about increasing web visitors. Some of the best strategies that I have found came from Jason Katzenbach. A few months ago he posted about the 10 most common mistakes in Website promotion, and he hit the nail on the head with every ane one. I highly recommend checking out any interviews on social traffic with Jason that you can find. They are all worth their weight in gold. He teaches a lot about using Web2.0 social sites like Hubpages and Squidoo for monumental direct traffic, as well as to increase your rankings in SEO.
My Results on Social Traffic
Before you fly off into a tizzy about how social traffic does not convert let me share a lilliputian about my own experience decently her in the last few weeks. When I was promoting Affilojetpack, my review page was on Page 12 in Google. However, in the end, I wound up being on the leader board(although near the end I dropped off). Now, I didn’t get massive sales, and some will say I didn’t do well enough to make it matter. I made more in the week of dip than in 2 months at my last Job that I had.
And I did it with no search rankings, only about 40 people on my email list ( I just started building my list in the niche during the Prelaunch 3 weeks ago), and very little pushy promotions. And, this was all done with very little time actually dedicated to the promotion. I put in about 28 hours ( 2 hours/ day over 2 weeks) on my promotion. I could have done a whole lot more. I made so many mistakes (this being the very first product launch I have ever done seriously) that I left a lot of money on the table. Also, I didn’t get Masssive traffic to my sites. Looking over my analytics, I converted about 10% of the people who came to my review to sales. Considering most people say a good conversion rate is 1%, that’s a pretty big number (at least to me).
I made over 2 months salary with less than 28 hours of work put into it. just about all of that came from the reputation that I have built up on forums, social sites, blogs and other social netplant?. So if you are in the boat that social traffic does not convert, the proof is in the pudding.
The privy to Increase Web Visitors Using Social Traffic
No matter what medium you use, the basics of social traffic that converts is the same. You need to target people that real need the hep. Spend a lot of time helping people, and not promoting anything. This will increase web visitors through your signature links that you allow for rear end. If people can trust you to solve the little problems, then they will trust you more when you offer a product to solve a bigger problem.
Now, I don’t know where you were raised, but in my neck of the woods, we call that common sense business. I guess being a good ole province boy helps. I grew up seeing my Granpa’s little country store, and he took time to get to know every customer that walked in the door. Every where he went in town, he got to know people, and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He wasn’t best buddies with them or anything like that, but he got to know them, and took time to help them out.
I try to find ways to apply the principles that he tought me into my business.
Zig Zigglar, a popular business and success coach, was famous for saying “The best way to get what you want in life is to help others get what they want.”
This is exactly how social marketing works. Engage the community, and help people without asking for anything in return. Yes, you will give up a few commissions up front to do so, but you will increase web visitors to your site, and drive those visitors to higher conversions.