How To Get More Website Traffic

08

Jul
2014
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 20Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

Making money online is almost impossible if you have little or no traffic coming to your website. So, how do you get more traffic? That's the question that everybody wants to know.

With my years of experience giving away, something free is the first thing every Internet marketing guru tells you to do. However, the only way this will work is if people see your offer and the only way people are going to see your offer is if you have traffic.

There are many different ways to get more website traffic. One way to get more website traffic is Facebook. but before you go posting there are something’s you should keep in mind. You have to stay focus on your goal and your goal is to get people to opt-in to your list. The way I am going to show you how to get people to opt-in, will at the same time get you free traffic to your website. The first thing you are going to have to get is hosting and a domain.

For your domain, I would recommend GoDaddy.com. For hosting, I recommend Hostgator.com. Once you have your domain and hosting. Go to your cPanel and under “Software/Service”, click on QuickInstall.

Click OuickInstallThen look to your left and under blog software, click on WordPress.  Click Blog Software

Some information about WordPress will come up, just click continue. Click Continue Select your domain from the drop down menu and fill in the rest of the information. Install WordPressThe reason why I am telling you, you need to install WordPress on your domain is because of your squeeze page and tracking program. They are both WordPress plug-ins.

The first plug-in is called Hybrid-connect. With Hybrid-connect, you can create squeeze pages (also known as a landing page), light boxes, slide-ins. Hybrid-connect allows you to create the kind of squeeze pages with picture backgrounds, and if you really want to make your squeeze page look impressive, you should use a gif

Light boxes and slide-ins are similar to a squeeze page but a light box, pops ups and will not go away until you exit out or do the requested action. A slide–in does just that, it slides in. You can have it slide in from the top, bottom, right, or left. Depending on how you set your settings, you can also dictate the position of where you want it to stop.

There are other features, like automatically displaying an opt-in form at the bottom each blog post and page. They also give you the WordPress short code. You can display your opt-in form anywhere on your website!

The most user-friendly feature is how you get your squeeze page to display. All you have to do is enable the squeeze page to show on a page you created and when you or somebody, goes to that page the squeeze page will automatically show up.

Another great feature is hint, the word hybrid. Hybrid-connect will automatically detect if a person is logged into Facebook and display a sign up Facebook button.

If the person is logged into WordPress, it will automatically show a one click WordPress sign up button

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If the person is not logged into Facebook or WordPress, it will show the standard name and email fields.

The only way to get more website traffic is to spread the word. But once they get there, then what? How do you keep them coming back for more?

Many people just create daily content and hope somebody searches for it. This is just not enough. You have to promote it. Building a list is the best way to do this. Your list is traffic that you own. What I mean by owning it is, you do not have to rent, pay, or follow the policies and posting rules of some other company. In addition, the people that opt-in, opt-in because they like you, they like what you are saying and they want to know more to the point that they are willing to give you their email address!

After you built a list and for now on, every time you create a post all you have to do is send your list an email and you will have instant traffic! However, just because you send an email to your list, does not guarantee that everybody on list will open and click on your link. If they do not know who you are or if your content is garbage, they will never open your emails and they might even unsubscribe.

Go to hybrid-connect.com. You can choose from a single site, multi-site, or a professional license.

Now that you have your squeeze page set up, you are finally ready to start driving traffic to it. According to alexa.com Facebook is the second most popular website on the internet. The number one most popular website is Google. You can understand that since the first thing people do online is search for something. They also own YouTube, which is number three.

The reason why I am telling you this is that every time I mention the word Facebook, most people frown up their faces. I can somewhat relate because when Facebook first came out, it took me years to create an account. The only reason is at that time Facebook and MySpace were perceived to be for young kids playing games and trying to get a date. When Facebook started to grow and more marketers started doing training on it, I saw the opportunity and joined.

If you are anything like me you need to realize that just because you are not on Facebook, does not mean your customers or prospects are not. It will be a lot easier to convince a prospect or customer, to join your team or buy something from you if you have a present on the number two most visited website on the internet!

I am not saying spend eight hours a day on there but at the very least, you should create a profile. Now of days, almost everybody goes online first before deciding to buy something. If you or your company does not have a presence, then most likely those people are going to think you are a fraud.

If you have not already created an account, create one and after that create a page. If you do not have a company, just use your name. I have several Facebook pages but my main page is Rodney Brooks Jr. Depending on when you are reading this, currently, I don’t have too much on there but starting today, this is the one that I am going to be working on the most.

Two months ago, I created a new website for a page that I did just for fun.  On my fanpage, I got over 6,000 likes and on my website; I got close to 20,000 visitors in the month of June! All I did was post pictures and videos at the peak times most of my fans were online. The only other thing I did besides posting at peak times was, posting a link to my website in the description.

Below is proof! Look at the date I took this screen shot. As you can see this site has only been up for three months. Along with the 25,787 views, I got 419 WordPress users and 161 subscribers to my list!

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The only way I would have known this data, was through tracking. WordPress comes with its own built-in tracking. The first three-pictures are an example the jetpack plug-in, which is free. All you have to do is activate it.

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The last picture is of my getresponse autoresponder. If you want to read a little more about autoresponders, go to my post titled, ‘What is an email autoresponder”. I explain more about autoresponders and mention several others too but for this post, I recommend getresponse. In the future, I will tell you why.

The only drawback with WordPress's jetpack tracking plug-in is, you cannot track actions or sales. For this, I recommend adtrackgold.

Adtrackgold is a ad-tracking software program. It allows you to track how many people clicked your link, how many people took action (signed up), how many people brought (sales) your product, split test, and more! The picture below is how the stats look. These two campaigns were for clicks and actions only.

The first campaign was for the page I mention earlier. The second campaign was for a page that I am currently one of the content managers. My goal was to see if anybody was clicking on my link and opting-in afterward. As you can see my first campaign got 1,489 raw clicks, 942 unique clicks and 156 actions (sign ups). My click thru rate was not that great but I got 156 free subscribers! The second campaign I got 20 free subscribers from the page that I am a content manager!

Conclusion

Go to Adtrackgold.com and hybrid-connect.com. download, and install the two plug-ins. After you have installed and activated them, write a blog post and if you have a list, send them an email letting them know you just created a new post. The next step is choosing a picture to post on Facebook. Once you have chosen one, make sure you post a link to the blog post you just created in the description..

After that, choose another picture or video that you think is funny, cute or inspirational. post this one about two hours after your blog post. Place a link in the description to the squeeze page that you created in this one.

What is affiliate marketing

06

Nov
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 0 Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing
What is affiliate marketing

What is affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. (wikipedia.org, 2013) When people ask me what I do, I tell them, affiliate marketing and the first thing (most of time) comes out their mouth is, “you don’t be ripping people off, do you?”  That comment gets me so frustrated but I try not to let it show because whether they know it or not, that comment gives me all the information I need. It saves me so much time and energy when trying to recruit new people. With that comment alone I know they have no idea what affiliate marketing is or what affiliate marketing is about.

The only thing I can do at this point is try to explain with an example. The example usually goes something like this. Suppose you know somebody that is selling a used car (2006 Nissan Maxima SE for this example) for $10,000. You both have made an agreement where he is willing to pay you 50% of the asking price if you helped him sell it! With that in mind, one day you are over a friend’s house and your friend tells you they are looking for a new car. Your friend begins to tell you he really wants a Nissan Maxima but he doesn't know if he can afford it. You asked him how much is he trying to spend and he said, $10,000! Bingo, you just became an affiliate marketer and you just made $5,000!

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Do you get the picture?

But wait… it gets even better. Suppose the same person you made the agreement with tells you he has 9 more. Six weeks go pass and you sell all 9! That’s a total of 10 cars, totaling $100,000. You do the math, P of $100,000… That’s $50,000! It takes some people 12 months to make $50,000, some 24.

This example was more of an offline referral marketing deal, but you get the picture, right? I use cars for this example because most people can relate to buying a car. If it was online it would go something like this.

Company ABC is an online store that sells electronics. They have an affiliate program that pays you 50% of the purchase price every time somebody buys something after clicking your affiliate link. An affiliate link is it's a special URL that contains the ID or username of the affiliate. This URL is used by the advertiser to track all traffic the affiliate sends to the advertiser's site as a part of the affiliate program. (webopedia.com)

This time you are on Facebook chatting with one of your buddies and he tells you his TV just broke but he doesn't have time to go to the store because he is leaving town on a business trip for a week. In addition, he said, he wished he knew of an electronics store that could deliver the same time he plans to arrive back home.  Bingo, all you have to do is send him your affiliate link and wait for your commission check or deposit in your PayPal account.

This is just an example, now of days you can get just about anything you want from Walmart.com but what other job can you get paid for setting behind your computer, chatting to people, sending and posting links. Even the company in this example has to work harder than you do. They have to take the order, physically package and ship the product. Most affiliate products online are downloadable (eBook, video, etc…) so you don’t have to worry about inventory but you still need some tools that will help you make more money.

You are going to need an email autoresponder and website at the bare minimum. An email autoresponder is a computer program that automatically answers e-mail sent to it. (wikipedia.org, 2013) An email autoresponder also saves you tons of time by sending follow-up emails automatically. I’m not going to get into why this is important but if you want to know why, you can read my blog post titled What is an auto responder.

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In addition, to an email autoresponder you are going to need a website of your very own. The reason is, so you can post all your affiliate links on it and promote them all with your website link. For example, go to paidfiveways. This site is what you get when you sign up for Stone Evans's FREE 30 Days to Success affiliate program. All you have to do is sign up; follow his directions get not 1, not 2 but 5 checks in the mail!

When starting out, there is one thing you must remember. Your friends are not all just going to beating down your door to buy whatever it is your selling and not all of them are going to be interested in what you have to say. You are going to have to search for them.

One of the quickest ways I found to do this is placing ads using targeted keywords. Ads can be free or paid but placing ads is the quickest way. Facebook PPC is a great place to start. You can set your budget as low as $2 per day and you can get clicks as low as $.01! You have to know a little something to get your clicks down to $.01 but it not so hard that you can't figure it out. There are several Facebook PPC course floating around.

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If you have about $50 to $100 and you can buy solo ads form safe-swaps.com and build an email list overnight! This strategy is explained in my blog post called How to build a email list.

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To sum it all up, affiliate marketing is the best way to start out making money online.  If you are thinking about getting started in affiliate marketing I would highly recommend GVO. GVO gives you just about everything you need to get up and running TODAY and GVO has one of the best affiliate programs online! As an affiliate, if you sign up 5 people within a week, you get a bonus of $100! Once you have more than 100 direct sign ups, they will be pay you $500 each month and once you have more than 200, they will pay you $1000 each month and so on. All you have to do is click the link.

How to drive traffic to your website

22

Oct
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 4Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

How to drive traffic to your website is easier then you might think! If you don’t know what I am talking about when I say drive traffic, it is the number of people that visits your site in a day, week, or year. Some websites get 3,000 visitors in a day. Some get that in a year.

523653908_0192ad68d4_oEIt is crucial to get traffic to your website if you plan on ranking number one in the search engines. The ending result of traffic equals CASH! This is the formula.

Traffic Converging = CASH

If you can remember this one formula, you will be one step ahead of today’s average Internet Marketer. You could have the best product in the world but if nobody sees it, nobody buys it. This is the best case scenario. The worst case scenario is having tons of traffic but nobody is buys anything. Which one is worst, No traffic or no converging. Take a minute and think about. What did you say? The ending result of both equals the same, NO cash.

You need traffic and you need traffic flowing constantly. Studies shows, when searching online most people usually stop looking thru the search results at page five if they can’t find what they are looking for. With that in mind, you need to be on page one. Showing up on page one of the search results will increase traffic to your website because you will be the first thing they see.

There are many different strategies on how to drive traffic to you website. One way to get website traffic is using social media. Create a Facebook fanpage and ever time you have a sale, event, or just want to say something, post it to it. I have talked to several people about this strategy and when Facebook is mentioned; the first thing come out is “facebook, that’s for the kids.”  I myself have been guilty of this and alot of young people are on fancebook but so are your customers.

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Example of a post I promoted on my fanpage. Click on picture to see.

If your customers see you on facebook, they will most likely connect with you and share your post with their friends, which means, more traffic! That goes the same for all the rest of the social media sites as well.

This example is one way to get web traffic for free but if you have five or ten dollars to spend, you can buy website traffic using Facebook pay per click. What I suggest is every time you post a new blog post, create a post on your fanpage but don’t do this by sharing the link. Post a picture and write a description with to the link on it.

The reason why I say don’t share the link is because sometimes the picture comes out smaller or the picture is not centered so you can see all of it.

Facebook recommends a minimum width of 600 pixels for news feed pictures. Blow is a snapshot of the guidelines here is the link to Facebook’s Ads Product Guide Overview.

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Building a email list is another way how to drive traffic to your website. Every time you create a blog post sent a email to your list. if you don’t have a list, you are going to have to build one. The fastest way to build a email list is with solo ads. If you don’t know what solo ads are, they are agreements made between you and somebody else, to mail your offer to there list of subscribers for a fee. You can literally book a solo ad mailing, go to sleep and walk up and have 20 to 100 new subscribers!

The key to solo ads is giving away something free on the front in. Once they’re on your list send follow up messages about your blog post. This will get traffic to your website instantly! You can send them anything you want but for this example we want to increase traffic to your website.

If you buy a solo ad everyday for a one mouth you could get over 2,000 subscribers!. Depending on how active your they are you could have over 2,000 subscribers checking out your blog every time you send a email! That’s how to drive traffic to your website.

Below is screenshot of my GVO account and proof that you can get over 2,000 subscribers in 30 days. Don’t let people fool you. I did it and here is proof. Notice I have a 20,500-subscriber list limit. If you want a 20,500-subscriber list limit, click on the link.

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Proof: 2,000 plus in 30 days!

Remember solo ads are agreements made between you and somebody else, to email your offer to there list of subscribers for a fee. Be carefully, there are a lot of people agreeing to sell them. Some charge as little as $25, some charge as much as $50.

Luckily I got pointed in the right direction when I signed up for this course that a multi-millionaire Internet marketer was selling. He had a whole list of solo ad sellers but I only got in contact with one person on that list and he did not want to send my offer out.

Fortunately for me the same course had more resources. One of the other sources was a site call Safe-Swaps. Safe Swaps is a network of solo-ads seller. In addiction, you can do ad-swaps. Ad-swaps are when you and somebody else agree to send each other offer to their list of subscribers for free. I will give more details in another post but for now let’s just concentrate on solo ads and how to drive traffic to your website.

Safe Swaps has hundreds of different solo ads to choose from and you don’t have to worry about getting scammed and ripped off. Safe Swaps has 15 levels of protection. The screenshot below is on there website. If you want more details click the link.

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Now you have two ways to increase traffic to your website. One is Facebook and the second is solo ads. The only thing you have to remember is blog every day or no less then once every 5 day and after you make a post get traffic to your website so people can see it. If you increase traffic to your website, Google will start placing your site at the top of the search results.

How to drive traffic to your website