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Aug
08

Traffic is King, but this comes FIRST

Posted under Keyword Research, Traffic Generation

Let’s talk about some powerful ways to get free and automated traffic coming to your website.

But, first…

The first thing you need to do before you start going after any traffic is keyword research. The reason this is so important is that you are going to be building content and traffic sources for specific keywords. This means it’s critical to select your keywords properly.

While doing your keyword research, keep the following in mind:

  • How competitive are the keywords you’re going after? You’ll have to analyze the competition and see what’s out there for this.
  • Will the keywords you’re targeting bring buyers? Certain keywords are good for generating a lot of visitors who don’t buy anything. You want to generate visitors ready to buy.
  • What about affiliates? If you want to build a huge business, you’re going to need affiliates to help you. This means that some of your traffic focus should be on getting affiliates to your site.

This is critical to your business, but it takes a lot of time and effort. Experts are expensive and don’t guarantee results. The upside is that these two factors keep most everyone from even doing their keyword research. If you’re smart you will use website traffic software to help you with this process. This way you get this critical step done fast and done well.

Only then can you start getting traffic

Once you’ve done your properly keyword research, you’re now ready to start targeting these keywords to draw in visitors.

Here’s a short list of sneaky traffic techniques:

  • Most people overlook the power of Surveys!
  • “Traffic Traps”
  • Video Sharing Sites

Surveys

People love filling in surveys. You can use this fact to provide “sticky” content for other website owners. It’s a win-win. They get a great perk on their site and you get a link back to yours. The beauty of this is that it generates website visitors for you with no work on your part. This is a sneaky little idea that most people never even think of. So, get creative and make up a survey that’s wacky to get other people interested in putting it on their sites.

“Traffic Traps”

These sites, like answers.yahoo.com are filled with people asking and answering questions for each other. Once again, the main reason for this site is not the reason you’re interested. What you want to do is use these sites to generate traffic and leads for your business. Now, you can do this all by hand – visit a classified ads or answers site and one by one copy and paste contact info. The good news is that it’s easy to find website traffic software that can do this automatically. These tools put the whole thing on auto-pilot and just deliver the leads to you each day.

Video Sharing Sites

No doubt you’re aware of YouTube and other video websites. In fact, YouTube has over 2 billion videos watched per day! So don’t miss out of this incredible source of free website traffic.

Even if you don’t think you can make a good video. It’s really easy to just start with an article or something you’ve already written. Then simply record yourself reading the text and you video the screen with a simple screen capture program. You can even get software that will automatically do this for you.

Summary

Figuring out how to get some visitors to your site is not hard at all. Just be a creative and think outside the box a bit. You can even use software to automate most of what we’ve talked about.

Don’t waste any more time:

  • Step 1 is researching your keywords
  • Then create some surveys born to go viral
  • Build your traffic traps
  • And don’t forget about video