December 22, 2014

Article Marketing Traffic – Does It Still Convert?

Article Marketing Traffic – Does It Still Convert

Do you remember 5 years ago when article marketing was the best way to get traffic to a site/offer? Most people who are new to internet marketing don’t remember the good days of article marketing; however, I remember it quite well.

After talking with a few people this past weekend I started to realize that almost all of them didn’t think article marketing traffic still converted. This got me to think, “Does it convert”?

“Yes”, article marketing still converts and converts well, but only if it is done right. Where most people fail at article marketing is they are not placing their articles on sites that get read much, they are not writing about a related topic, and they don’t bother linking to their site with an appropriate link. This is why I want to talk to you about article marketing and how you can get more out of it.

Just know that article marketing is something that many people are still doing and because of that you should know that it still works. The only way to get article marketing traffic to convert is to make sure you stay on top of it and are constantly publishing new articles on article directories, guest blogs, and Web 2.0 sites. Trust me on this one, article marketing traffic will convert much better than you can imagine as long as you write high quality content.

Tips on Getting More Article Marketing Traffic

Write Multiple Articles Per Day – I know that it is more work, but writing multiple articles per day is the only way to get a lot of traffic to your website/offer. A lot of people try to write a bunch of articles to try and get article marketing traffic, but sometimes their article is not exactly what the readers want to see. It is because of this that the multiple articles per day strategy is somewhat like throwing mud at a wall, you hope some of it sticks and the rest falls off in preparation for more later on.

Come Up With Intriguing Headlines – The only reason people click on article titles is because they are interested in what they might be about. For example, why did you click on this article? Did you want to know more about article marketing traffic and whether or not it still converted? Probably, and that is why you need to come up with intriguing headlines as well. Trust me on this one, intriguing headlines will make a difference between getting the article read and it just sitting there doing nothing for you.

Don’t Write Junk Posts – Writing a bunch of posts that nobody wants to read is just going to be a waste of your time, so don’t do it. The problem with writing posts that nobody is going to read is that it won’t do anything for you and many bloggers/article directories won’t even accept them.

Get Articles On Popular Blogs – Do you have a website about blogging? If so, then you need to get your article on Problogger.net. Do you have an article about running an online business? If so, then you need to get your article on Smartpassiveincome.com. The idea behind both of these is to get your articles on very popular blogs so that you can try to convert some of their readers into your own. Do you get where I am going with this?

Article marketing traffic still converts very well, but only if you follow the tips above. What most people don’t realize is that an article here and there will slowly increase the amount of traffic to your website, but multiple articles each day will quickly increase your traffic. So, are you ready to try article marketing the right way?

How to Triple Your Traffic in a Week

How to Triple Your Traffic in a Week

 

How would you like to triple your traffic in less than a week? Doesn’t that sound almost too good to be true? Well, it isn’t as long as you know what you are doing. Where many internet marketers make the mistake is they don’t use their website to their advantage.

What am I talking about?

I am talking about using your website in order to get more sales. Most internet marketer’s look for ways to make money outside of their website and this is not the approach that I want you to take. I would like to see you funnel traffic through your website and onto your offer.

So, this sounds great but how do I go about tripling my traffic in just one week?

Use the methods below daily within the next week and you will see that your traffic will triple in just one week. Ok, you will not see the increase in traffic the first week, however, by doing what I have outlined below for one week you will start to see a steady climb in traffic and very soon you will see that your traffic tripled with only one week of work.

Ways to Triple Your Traffic Fast

Use Triberr – If you are not using Triberr, then you need to start. Triberr is a website that gets a bunch of people just like you and me together in order to share each other’s posts. The best part about Triberr is that you can get hundreds and sometimes thousands of shares to your posts within the first day or so. Now, if you can increase your connections on Triberr very quickly, then you will have much more of a shot at getting the increase in traffic that you have been looking for.

Get Active On Social Media Sites – Getting traffic through social media is not as hard as many people make it out to be. All you need to do is stay active on a few of the social media sites. Some of the sites that I recommend you to stay active on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. By using these three social media sites you can easily get traffic without having to work too hard. One thing I do recommend is that you also use this week to increase the amount of fans/followers you have because in the end that is what is going to increase your traffic down the road.

Post 25 Comments Per Day – 25 comments per day on another person’s blog might seem like a lot to you, however, it is nothing compared to what many website owners have been doing. I have run across a few website owners that have been commenting on 250 different blog posts per day and it has really increased their traffic. The reason you need to post a bunch of comments on other blogs is because that is how some people look for more intriguing content. Just do yourself a favor and don’t make your comment look too spammy.

Double Your Blogs Posts – How many blog posts do you publish each week? If you publish 5 each week, then you need to increase this amount to 10 posts. The reason you do this is so that you can get more content out there on the web. By having more content you will also have more links to your site. This is what you need when it comes to getting more traffic.

So, are you ready to triple your traffic in no time? Just make sure you get started right away because before too long there will be hundreds if not thousands of people using this exact same method.

 

My Guest Post Challenge

My Guest Post Challenge

How would you like to be challenged by the sexiest person you know in guest post creation? Well, you can and I am too. I am challenging myself, as you should too. My guest post challenge is very simple; I plan on writing one guest post each day for the following month to see just how much it will affect the traffic coming to my sites. I know that there is always more traffic that I could be getting out there and that is why I want to do this.

If you want to participate in my guest post challenge, then please comment below so that I can help keep you motivated during the following month. This challenge is going to take place during the month of April. So, are you with me?

How I Plan To Get 30 Guest Posts

Start Now – You can wait until the first of April to get started, but I suggest starting right now. The reason why you should start now is because it is going to take a little bit to come up with all the ideas and then you still have to write them. What I would not do is create all the guest posts before the beginning of the month and then try to get them all published in the beginning of the month. This will definitely throw up a red flag on Google’s end.

Get A Quality List Of Blogs Together – When doing guest posts you can’t just go out there and publish, you first need to get a list of quality blogs together that you can send these posts to. I suggest starting off with lower level blogs at first until you can build a relationship with some of the bigger bloggers. I recommend going this route because it will make your life much easier and it gives you the opportunity to practice your skills without being scrutinized by the major blog owner and their readers.

Create Extras – Am I going to just create 30 guest posts, no. I will be creating a bunch of extras just in case a blogger doesn’t like anything that I had or turned it down for one reason or another. The best part about creating extras is that if you don’t use them, then you will have them to use at another time.

Reuse Ideas – I know that I have said in the past that you should not just reuse ideas when writing posts; however, for guest posts it is ok. The reason I recommend reusing ideas is because sometimes you want your guest post to start off by getting the reader interested in what you have to say and then you link back to your site where you give them everything else they need to know. This is one of the best ways to get readers to click through to your site just to see what you have to offer and if you are giving them the rest of the post that they were just reading.

My plan to get 30 guest posts is very easy to follow and being that the month is not over yet you can still jump in and get a slight head start. What I suggest is that you not only write 30 guest posts, but also create some of them around a post that you have written and see just how much traffic you can get. Also, when creating the links back to your website you need to link to your newest blog post, by doing this you will be able to improve the rank of your posts now as opposed to later on.

Trust me; you will be glad that you participated in my guest post challenge.

How Kindle E-books Can Get You Traffic

Technology and digital ebook concept

When it comes to E-books, Kindle is in a league of its own. The Amazon Kindle is the most popular device out there to read E-books from and it is also has the most E-books written for it.

So, what does this mean to you?

What this means is that you can easily tap into the E-book market and try to divert some of that traffic over to your website. Wait, how do you do that? This is the simple part and I am shocked that not as many people are even doing it right now.

How to Get Traffic from Kindle E-books

The first thing that you need to do in order to get traffic from your Kindle E-books is to write an E-book and get it published on Amazons KDP program. Once you get the E-book written you will need to get it converted into PDF form and the reason you need it in PDF form is so that you can insert links in it where you see fit. This is where the whole traffic getting strategy works. What you will do is put a few links throughout the E-book and then give the book away for free. The reason this works so well is because people love to get something for free.

Something that you need to understand is that giving away an E-book is not going to make you any money on the Amazon KDP program but if you are promoting something better over on your website, then it would make the whole thing well worth it. Just know that a free E-book on the Amazon store that is in a very popular category could get you thousands of visitors every day.

Tips on Writing an E-book

Keep It Short – My first tip is to just keep your E-book short. I have written many E-books and also seen people’s work and most of the E-books are between 3,000 words and 6,000 words. The reason you don’t want to write a long E-book is because you don’t want to give away all the information that the reader would get on your website. Just know that the more time a reader can spend on your site, the more likely they will come back later on.

Don’t Make Mistakes – Did you know that making a mistake in your E-book is a sure fire way to get that person to not click through to your website? By mistake I am not talking about a mistake involving grammar or punctuation, I am talking about mistakes as far as facts and information is concerned. Never make these mistakes because once you do the reader will assume that you don’t know what you are talking about and they will question the book they just purchased for free.

Understand Your Market – The reason you need to understand your market is because you don’t want to write an E-book that doesn’t help out your website’s readers. For example, I would not write an E-book about fitness and then link the kindle readers here because I am not talking about fitness on this website. Do you see why understanding your market is so important to getting quality traffic through to the site?

When it comes to getting traffic from Amazon you need to understand how the whole thing works. I am not going to spend hours on that right now since Amazon has a community board that you can go to and learn all that you need to.

Before you leave though, I do ask that you tell me and the other readers whether or not you have tried this strategy and if you have, did it work for you.

Crushing It with YouTube Traffic

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Have you ever wanted to get so much traffic from YouTube that you just didn’t care about the traffic that you get from Google, Yahoo and all the other search engines? If so, then I am going to share a few secrets with you to help you get that amount of traffic.

Most internet marketers believe that Google is the best search engine out there and they are right. However, what happens when Google decides to make another algorithm change and completely screws you over? What happens is that you will lose your traffic and end up wishing that you didn’t put all your eggs into once basket.

Just so you know – YouTube is the second largest search engine, which means you will still get a lot of traffic. So, are you ready to learn some secrets on how you can crush it with YouTube traffic?

Let’s get started.

How To Crush It With YouTube Traffic

  • Create Videos Within A Niche – There are millions of YouTube accounts out there and a lot of these accounts have videos on them, however, not all their videos are geared towards the same niche. It is because of this that I want to explain to you why having a bunch of videos within the same niche is a very important factor. The thing that you need to understand is the more videos you have within one niche, the more your other videos are going to be displayed once somebody watches one of them. Now, if you have a video on internet marketing and another one on camping in Maine, then you won’t get as much people seeing your other videos as they don’t pertain to the first one. Do you see what I mean now?
  • Use Celebrity Names In Titles – Did you know that some of the most watched videos on YouTube have a celebrity name in the title? For example, as an internet marketer you could create a video with the title – How Bill Gates Uses Internet Marketing to Reach New Customers.

The reason why this strategy works is because anybody typing in, “Bill Gates marketing” and “Bill Gates Customers” will be shown your video. Now, it will take some time to get your video into the top page but once it is there you will see just how much traffic it can get.

  • Ask Viewers To Subscribe – This is not much of a secret, however, most people don’t do it. If you are talking in your video, then ask people to subscribe to your YouTube channel. If you are showing a slideshow or something of that nature, then add a text box into the video where the viewer can actually subscribe without leaving your page. Trust me, it doesn’t take much to ask and the results of this are remarkable.
  • Always Include Your Link – Now, in order to get traffic to your site you can do all the things mentioned before but without your link those viewers will never click through to your site. It is because of this that including your link in the videos description is a must. I know that you might put your websites URL in the video and possibly even talk about who you are, however, without an actual clickable link the amount of traffic going to your site from those videos will be greatly reduced.

These three tips are all you need to know when it comes to getting a lot of YouTube traffic. Most people assume that the better the videos are the more views they will get but that is not always the case. The most important factor in getting a lot of YouTube traffic is to create lots of informative videos and always include your websites link.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to get some traffic but it will require a good amount of work to crush it with YouTube traffic. Just remember; never put all your eggs (metaphorically) into one basket.

How To Get Email Subscribers Through Facebook Marketing

How To Get Email Subscribers Through Facebook Marketing

Are you an active participant on Facebook? Do you spend an hour or two on Facebook per day? The reason I ask this is because you can get lots of new email subscribers by simply using that hour or two each day to promote your website. Does this sound like something you would be willing to do?

The secret to getting new email subscribers through Facebook marketing is to use a couple different tricks. The first thing that you need to know before I get to those tricks is to make sure your website has a Facebook page. The page is important as it shows other users just how many other people like it and it will also give them an idea as to what your website is all about.

How To Get Email Subscribers Through Facebook Marketing

Stay Active – It is imperative that you stay active, both on your own Facebook page and on others as well. The problem that many people have is they don’t stay very active and they often times let their account sit there for weeks and sometimes months. Don’t do this; make sure you are always posting something new even if it isn’t the most informative piece.

Tip: Most people don’t know this but Facebook has a future post function where you can schedule posts in advance. For instance, if I know that I will be out of town or on vacation, then I will have posts scheduled to go live on those days so that my fans are always seeing something different.

Promote Your Website – Yes, you can promote your website for free on other people’s pages and also on your own personal Facebook page but there is another way you can do this as well. The thing that you need to participate in is Facebook advertising. Facebook ads are not that expensive and the best part is that they give you instant traffic and also hourly reports. If this is what you need, then let Facebook take on some of the responsibility. One thing you will notice about Facebook is that you can target a bunch of different people and that will help you get a variety of people for your email lists. Even if you have multiple lists, you can still use Facebook and fill that list really fast. Just remember every click or 1,000 visitors will cost you money depending on how you setup your ads.

I remember when I would spend countless hours on Ezinearticles and other article directories trying to publish articles in order to drive more traffic back to my site. Now, I know that there are better ways to get traffic and in turn I get more email subscribers.

Lastly,

Facebook is the best place to get new email subscribers because there are over 1 billion users on the site. Granted, not all of these users will speak the same language and the majority of them won’t want to hear what you have to say, but they are still there. Do yourself a favor and instead of putting more time and money into other marketing ventures you should give Facebook marketing a try.

Using Social Media to Help Your Work From Home Endeavors

Using Social Media to Help Your Work From Home Endeavors


Since the early days of the Internet, marketers and others have been using the Internet as their primary source of income. The Internet’s open nature and its ever-increasing user base provides ample opportunity for making money, and there are a variety of tools and tactics that marketers have at their disposal. The invention of social media has provided a net set of tools that marketers must use. Here are a few ways that marketers can use social media.

1) Create a personal page or a persona

One of the biggest difficulties that Internet marketers have is reaching out to customers and building personal connections. These connections help build trust with potential buyers; they can lead to both initial and repeat purchases. Social media gives marketers a method to show potential customers that there is a real person behind these efforts. Social media websites also give marketers a platform for creating videos, which are another tool can be used to build personal connections.

2) Social media can drive traffic

Social media is beginning to dominate Internet activity. While search engine optimization tactics are still effective, more marketers are building networks on Facebook and Twitter that drives traffic in a reliable manner. Methods for driving social media traffic are still being developed and refined as these websites grow, but a bit of creativity and effort can go a long way. The relatively new nature of these platforms also gives marketers an opportunity to develop novel techniques that have not yet been discovered; innovation is far easier on these new networks compared to search engines and other older platforms.

3) Social media platforms are expandable

Games, apps and other expandable features are a key feature of social media websites. Users can create games to engage users, and a simple game sponsorship may be enough to improve brand recognition and drive a significant volume of traffic. A useful, innovative app can drive attention for one’s website or products, and taking advantage of new features as they are added can provide a valuable bump in traffic. Many view social media platforms as monolithic and static when they are actually dynamic and regularly changing.

4) Social media is tightly integrated with smart devices

more users are connecting to the Internet with their smart phones and tablets every quarter, and Internet marketers have not taken full advantage of these devices yet. These devices allow users to use the Internet anywhere without having to carry a laptop around, and the overall rates of Internet usage have increased substantially since their introduction. By using social media, marketers can reach potential customers who use smart devices in an engaging manner that drives attention and traffic.

Internet marketers typically focus on tested methods of generating attention and revenue. By expanding into these new, untapped fields, Internet marketers may be able to see much higher returns for their efforts. Social media will likely be a cornerstone of the most effective tactics that emerge.

 

Author Bio

Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny, http://www.enannysource.com/ etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com

 

Getting Website Traffic The Easy Way

Getting Website Traffic The Easy Way
How would you like to get traffic to your website without having to do that much? Well, truth is that you can if you know what you are doing.

Most bloggers think that they must take part in SEO and there is no other way to get traffic. Truth is that this is not the case. If you want to participate in SEO and get organic traffic from Google, then go for it but there are other ways as well. My advice to you is to stop looking at Google as the only traffic source out there because they are not.

What Do I Recommend

Yahoo Answers! Yes, Yahoo Answers – That was not a typo. The reason I highly recommend Yahoo Answers is because there are still bloggers out there that pull Yahoo Answer pages automatically to their autoblogs and this will give you a backlink. It may not be a very strong backlink, however, it is still a link and that is all that matters. Not only that, but the link will be in basic form so that will help diversify your link portfolio.

Another benefit of Yahoo Answers is that they are really benefiting from the recent Google updates. Being that Yahoo and Yahoo Answers is well respected, all their pages are being pushed to the top of the search engines, so you are bound to get more traffic from them each day.

Below, you can see how much traffic one of my websites received over the weekend (Only 2 days).

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Now, if you want this kind of traffic from Yahoo Answers, then I highly recommend you spend some time on the site and answer some questions related to your niche. This is what I do and you can do it as well. If you want to see exactly how I do this, then make sure you check out the video below.


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About The Author:
This is a guest post by Adam Snyder from DormRoomCash.com. If you want to learn more about getting traffic and making money, then make sure you check it out.

Do’s and don’ts of affiliate marketing – Know how things are done

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If you are a stay at home mother, college student, individual struggling to find a permanent source of employment or anybody else looking to make money online by staying at home, then affiliate marketing is one of the best ways in which you can do so. One of the most popular methods of making money online is through affiliate marketing. The best part is that you wouldn’t need to employ much physical labor and work at your own convenience when you want to make money affiliate marketing. This is because of the way affiliate marketing works.

What is affiliate marketing?

This is basically a method by which you direct customers who visits your website or blog to the website of a merchant whose product you are advertising on your website. There is no particular work that you have to do at a specific time or regularly. Once you have set up your website in an appealing manner, all you need to do is keep updating it from time to time. You will get paid a commission anyway, if you can direct customers to the website of the merchant, or the customer you had directed makes a purchase, depending upon the program that you have chosen. Here are some success tips for making money with affiliate marketing.

1. Attract traffic – The main source of income for you is traffic to your website. Hence you should build your website in such a manner as to make it very appealing. You should include original content in your website which is creative and worth reading. Also the content of your website should be in accordance to the product that you are advertising, otherwise customers will get confused and not visit your website. Thus attract more traffic to your website so that you are able to direct more customers to the website of the merchant and in turn earn high commission.

2. Choose a handful of good products – Don’t have the misconception that the more amount of products you advertise, more traffic you will attract and thus get paid more. What happens is the contrary. If your website looks like a banner advertisement, nobody will really make an effort to find the product they are searching for in the jumble. It is better that you offer products and related information that customers would be willing to purchase.

Along with practicing the above two tips, you should also take care to choose reliable merchants to advertise. If you advertise products that make customers dissatisfied, the traffic you attract will suffer hugely. Thus you can follow these tips to make your efforts successful.

How To Get More Out Of Guest Blogging

How To Get More Out Of Guest Blogging

How often do you write guest posts? If you are only publishing one or two guest posts each week, then you are probably not getting as much out of them as you want, right? There are a lot of reasons to write guest posts and the truth is that writing one guest post each week won’t accomplish that much.

Now, the biggest problem with writing a guest post is that you need to know what to write about. This is why you should have a few ideas already written down and planned out. Once you have this, it is all about sitting down and putting words on paper. Similar to what I am doing right now.

Being that you already have your ideas written down, you can write without any interruptions and finish your guest posts in record time. Once that is one it is on to the fun part – submitting the guest posts and watching traffic come rolling in.

One problem though – Guest posts usually don’t bring in tons of traffic.

That is where you are wrong. A guest post should be able to send loads of traffic to your website and if it is not, then you are the one that is doing something wrong. With that said, lets talk about what you can do to get more out of guest blogging.

Ways To Get More From Guest Posts

Write More Posts – Like I said earlier, writing one guest post per week is not enough. My advice is to write as many guest posts as you can and submit them to a bunch of different sites. It doesn’t matter if you write 10 great guest posts and submit them to low ranking sites, just make sure you get your posts out there. The benefit of writing a bunch of guest posts is that you will now get more traffic and have more quality links pointed back to your site.

Publish Posts Around Same Time – Posting 30 guest posts throughout the month is one way to go, however, publishing your guest posts around the same time works better. The reason this works better is because readers will start to see your name more often and they will start to look at you as an expert in that field. Just make sure you don’t have 30 guest posts published on one day, spread it out to at least 3 different days so it doesn’t look unnatural.

Write Better Guest Posts – When you write a guest post do you write just for the sake of it or do you write to each the reader a lesson? If you are writing guest posts, then you need to make sure they are as good as you can make them. A lot of times writing 100 extra words will be the difference between a decent guest post and one that goes viral within hours of publishing it. Just do yourself and the readers a favor and write better guest posts all the time.

Deep Link Instead – How many guest posts have you written or seen where the link is to the homepage of the site? A lot of people do this and so do I, however, there is a good time to do it and a bad time. The best time to link to a homepage is when you are trying to increase your Page Rank or rank for a certain keyword. Now, the problem with doing this all the time is that you won’t have any links to your supporting pages and therefore, they won’t rank very high. This is why you should deep link to the inner pages of your site at least once every two guest posts. I understand this is not what you were taught to do at first but the truth is that deep links will increase the Page Rank and of the site and give it authority much faster than homepage links will.

If you want to get more out of each guest post you write, then following the tips above will ensure that this happens. Just don’t make the mistake that many bloggers make and publish all your posts on your own site because inbound links are just as important, if not more important than content on your site.

Adam Snyder runs DormRoomCash, where he teaches his readers hundreds of ways to earn money online. One of the key articles he writes is about 5 Ideas on how to make money and if that is what you are interested in, then you might want to check his site out.