How to drive traffic to my website?

16

Jan
2015
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 1 Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

How to drive traffic to my website? That’s the million dollar question. Just about all businesses, internet marketers or anybody with a website have asked this question. Only after, they have learned the more visitors to your site, increases the chances of someone buying whatever it is you are selling. Getting traffic to your site is just as important as the site itself. You could have the latest and greatest he-man action figure, the one with the kung-fu grip but if nobody knows you have it, then nobody knows where to buy it.

When driving traffic, it is important that you get the best traffic you can possibly get. What I mean is, if you are selling a $5,000 product and you are getting traffic from somebody or a company that the majority of it is high school student, then most likely there is going to be a money issue. However, if the majority of the traffic is making $300,000.00 per year, own their own home, and opted-in before to receive information a product that is similar to your $5000 product, the money issue is not a factor.

Getting traffic to your site is easy but getting people to buy your products is another story.

– Rodney Brooks Jr.

Getting traffic to your site is easy but getting people to buy your products is another story. To get the best results target only the people that are interested in your product. The old saying is “don’t feed pizza fish”. What do fish eat? They differently don’t eat pizza.

There are tons of ways to drive traffic to your site but you can put them in two categories, paid and free. Paid traffic is the quickest and easiest but most people don’t want to spend the money. One of my favorite paid traffic strategies are solo ads. Solo ads brings traffic to your site and at the same time builds you a list of people who you can email in the future, bringing you instant traffic! Just like I mention before, make sure they are quality solo ads. Once you have found a reliable source, all you have to do is create a budget. There are some other things you have to do but I’m not going to go in to details. If you want to learn more about solo ads and list building, read my post title, “Solo ads are the key to list building”.

Some other paid traffic strategies are Pay Per Click (PPC), Click Per Acquisition (CPA) aka Cost Per Action, Pay Per Visit (PPV), and just regular Media buys and don’t forget about offline methods like print ads, TV, radio, etc. There are plenty of other paid traffic strategies and any one will bring you tons of traffic to your website but out of the bunch, Pay Per Click (PPC) is the one I have had the most success with. When talking about Pay Per Click (PPC) the first thing comes to mind is Google. Google is the most popular site when talking about PPC but also, you also have other companies like Facebook, Bling, etc.

Facebook PPC is one of my favorites. On a combination of several different fan pages, I have accumulated over 100,000 likes! .If you didn't know, Facebook is the number two most popular site on the internet. Google is number one so if you master both of them, you can pretty much say, you have all the traffic.
Facebook and Google both have PPC but Facebook PPC is different. All ads are picture ads and no matter what a person is searching for, your ad shows automatically. With Google, your ad only shows when a person is doing a search. Google does have a display network but for this post, I’m going to keep it simple.

With Facebook, you can drive traffic to your site and your page. Driving traffic to your page is good if you are trying to get more page likes. Using a fan gate is what helped me. A fan gate will force a person to like your page before seeing your content but Facebook don't allow you to do this anymore.

Picture5For getting traffic to your website, you can create an ad with an objection to get people to click thru to your website but I have found, boosting a post works better. You can still have the option to adjust your pricing and targeting. The advantage of this is, the person goes to your post first, checks out your page/profile and then your website.

I have found myself, after clicking on somebody’s ad and it takes me directly to their website, Going back to Facebook trying to find more information about them, even if it’s on their site. However, if I go to their Facebook page first, the first thing I do is check to see if they have a website. In addition, I have heard other marketers say, if they are on Facebook, they want to stay on Facebook. Meaning, if the ad takes them outside of Facebook, they are less likely to view the site. Pay Per Click (PPC), Facebook, Google or any other company is a great way to drive traffic to your website. You can pay, as little as one cent per click and you can pick only the keywords or interests that are similar to your product. If you need any help or have any questions, please send me a message and I will get back with you as soon as I can.

Driving traffic to your site using free methods is great if you have the time. One of the free methods is what I am doing right now, blogging. Other methods to get traffic free are Article marketing, Vlogging, word of mouth and so on. If you ask me, blogging is the same thing as article marketing. You both write articles but the only thing different is, you will be publishing one to a blogging platform and one to an article directory. Out of all the free methods I mention, blogging is my favorite! However, I have my own hosting so it is not truly free but you can do just about the same things. When I first started online, I used to use the free ones (Blogger, Squidoo, Tumblr, etc.) and I still use them today. Why not, their free.

With blogging, it's just like a website and you can write and post just about anything you want! If you ever heard the phrase, “content is king” well it’s true. Just imagine you have one word on one page. Your site would only come up if someone were searching for that one word but what if you have 500, 1000, or 2000 words on a page. It’s more to this then just words on a page and we are now talking about SEO but I think you get the picture? If you still don’t get it, then let me give you an example. What if you wrote one article a week, just one. That would be four a month and 48 a year. If your blog posts are about 1,000 words each, that’s 120,000 possible keywords. That alone with bring some traffic but you have to write your post so the search engines will know what your article is about. This is called Search engine optimization (SEO).

Search engine optimization (SEO) has a lot of rules too remember. I guess if you write them down you could just go down the list but me personally, I bought a plug in that have all the rules and lets you know if you need to do some more or even if you overdone it.

Blogging is a great free traffic strategy. The first thing you need to do is figure out how long will it take you to write a post. Then make sure you post at least once per week. The on-page SEO will help people find your site but you still have to promote it. When you start to drive traffic to your blog, you should first send an email to your list (if you have one). This will get traffic to your website. Then post to your social media accounts and after that do some paid advertising.

The best place to start out blogging is with a company called Global Virtual Opportunities(GVO) The reason why I pick GVO, is because you get hosting and a lot of other marketing tools that you will need as you get more advanced. Empower network is another great company that will give you a blogging platform. There are other companies that give you the tools you need to start blogging. These are just some.

If you already have a website and I am assuming you do, the first step is to do some paid advertising. The best place I have found to buy solo ads are Udimi.com and Safe-swaps.com. They have hundreds if not thousands of solo ad vendors and they have buyer fraud protection. I know I didn’t go into much details about CPA and PPV but a good site for CPA is PeerFly.com and a good site for PPV is adf.ly.

My favorite out of these two is adf.ly. The reason is you can get a thousand visitors for about a dollar. It only depends on what country you want the traffic from and what type. The best part is, as soon as your link is approved, your traffic starts instant! If you have a squeeze page that you just created, for five dollars, you can get about five thousands visits!

If you would like to learn more about how you can drive traffic to your website, read my post title, “How To Get More Website Traffic” and always remember,

Getting traffic to your site is easy but getting people to buy your products is another story.

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

Solo ads are the best way to build your list fast!

16

Sep
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 0 Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

What are solo ads?

Many Internet marketers ask the question, how can I build an email list from scratch and how can I build it fast. Well, today must be your lucky day because I am about to tell you how! The answer is Solo ads! Solo ads are the fastest and best way to build an email list from scratch, fast! If you do not know what solo ads are, they are arrangements made with other marketers or list brokers that have already spent the time and money it takes to build a list and charges you a fee to send out your affiliate link or product link. Now how cool is that? You do not have to waste your time or your money trying to figure out which ad is making money and which ad is costing money!

Benefits

Laser-targeted subscribers The benefits of buying solo ads are:solo ads

  • Build a list overnight
  • Get traffic to your website immediately
  • Solo ads guaranteed clicks

The reason why they are laser targeted is the person or company you brought the solo ads from have already done the legwork building the list. All you have to do is make sure you write a good email copy!

You could order a solo today and by the time you wake up tomorrow, have over one hundred new subscribers! If you played your cards right and you wrote a good email, in addition to opt-ins you might just see some sales in your PayPal account!

Where do you get them?

You can get solo ads from a lot of different people and places on the net but the best place to get solo ads from is a site called Safe-Swaps.com. Safe-Swaps Solo Ads sellers all have responsive list that are just the right price! You can also get them for safelists but these safelist solo ads are not as responsive. Most of the time the only reason they are clicking on your link is to get credits to mail their offer but every once in awhile somebody finds your offer interesting and opts-in. You might send up 10,000 emails and only 10 opt-in's but it did not cost you a dime!

How much do they cost?

Solo ads vary in cost, they are usually priced by the click and on Safe-Swaps.com; they are $0.24 to $0.70. I sell them for $.35 a click at the time of this writing. You can get four hundred clicks for $140. Prices may increase or decrease in the future but you can pick from hundreds of solo ads sellers. A good tip for buying solo ads is start out buying small. Buy one or two hundred clicks first and if you like the result, buy from that person again but bigger.

My results

I have been have been a prime member of Safe Swaps for about eight months now and in my first month; I got close to two thousand new subscribers and that was  in just one mouth! Since then I have brought over 50 solos ads with no plans to stop. In addition, I have one active referral!  Safe Swaps is an amazing ways to drive traffic to you website! Check out my other post explaining how .

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Safe-Swap.com  is the largest, safest, place on the internet to buy, sell solo ads! In addition, they have a FREE affiliate program! Check out my Review!

Solo ads are the key to list building

16

Sep
2013
Posted By : Rodney Brooks Jr 14Comment
Categories :Internet Marketing

If you are trying to build a list, solo ads are one of the easiest and fastest ways to accomplish it.  Depending on who you ask, a solo ad is an email message that you pay someone to send to their list that they have already built. When building a list this is extremely useful, because the list of the person whom you buy the solo ad from has already opted-in to receive information about some sort of moneymaking opportunity. When the solo ad provider sends your email, they are more likely to click and opt-in!

Solo ads give you targeted leads. The only other thing you have to do is, make sure you are promoting a product that converts. There are other variables that come into play but choosing a product that converts is one of the most important. Your email copy is important too but I would say slightly less. Your squeezepage is the more important. Only because some solo ad providers ask for just a link. Most of the times when a solo ad provider only asks for a link, it’s because they are going to add it to a URL rotator. This is my favorite kind of solo ad provider! Not only do you not have to worry about your email copy, you can also give them a link from your own rotator! With this technique, you can start your own co-op business!

Starting your own co-op is a great way to help your team! When you are promoting a network-marketing product, your downline should be treated like gold. The more you support your team the more likely, your team will support you. If you have some team members that are showing results, one of the best ways to say good job is to do some advertising for them. There comes a time in every internet marketer’s career where you come across a campaign that takes up so much time and so much energy that you start questioning yourself is it worth it. Getting an email from your sponsor congratulating you on your hard work and offering to include you in his or her next co-op, really confirms that your hard work is not going unnoticed.

Another reason why I like solo ad vendors that only ask for a link is all you have to do is find a reliable one. There are many to choose from so picking one could be somewhat hard. When picking a reliable solo ad provider, the number one factor you should look for is, if he or she is trustworthy. Another one to look for is testimonials but not all testimonials are the same so make sure you look, for the testimonials of well-known marketers.

There are a lot of people buying solo ads and leaving testimonials saying the traffic was great but only because the vendor over delivered. This is not how you determine if the solo ad traffic was good. You need to know how many people opted-in and how many sales were generated. If there are sales, this is good proof that the people on their list were interested enough to click on the link, take out there credit card and buy, which means they might do the same for you! Another thing you should look for is what country the clicks are coming from. The only way to see this is by using tracking software that has geo-location reporting or you could ask the solo ad provider to give you a copy.

I have seen people with a list size of 100,000 plus people but more than 50% are from countries like India or Pakistan. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these countries but it is going to be very difficult communicating if they don’t speak the same language and its going to be even harder to coordinate with them because of the time zone gap. You might have to stay up until 11 am, the next day trying to answer their questions.

Some other things you should consider are the length of time they have been online and if they have their own product. If they have just started selling solo ads, they might not have any testimonials but they should have an online presence. A good example is when I saw a well-known internet marketer pop up on a site where I buy most of my solo ads. He didn't have any testimonials at the time but I knew he was legit because I brought one of his products before.

A lot of solo ad providers have their very own website. You can usually find all of the prices for their click packages displayed on them. The only drawback is these sites don’t always rank on the first page of Google. Some advertising agencies also sell solo ads but you might find them listed under media buys. The best place to buy solo ads is a site called Udimi.com!

This is Safe-swaps.com newest website and the only difference between Safe-Swaps.com and Udimi.com is, Udimi.com is 100% FREE!  Safe-swaps.com is free to join but you have to pay a monthly fee to gain access to all there features and they allow you to do ad swaps! If you don’t know what ad swaps are, there are when you and a partner send the other persons email message to their own list until the agreed upon clicks are achieved.

Udimi.com and Safe-swaps.com are both made up of hundreds of individual people that buy and sell solo ads. You can choose from anybody you want. They both have built-in tracking and buyer fraud protection. If there is ever a problem and the seller does not want to make it right, you can escalate it and ask the site to look into it. If you are in the right, they will refund your money. In addition, you can leave a nasty testimonial and warn people about the seller. If there is really a big problem, the solo ad seller can be banned from the site.

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Benefits of Udimi.com and Safe-Swaps.com

  • Affordable Solo Ads
  • Targeted Solo Ads
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  • Top Notch Solo Ad Providers
  •  Solo Ads That Work