"3 Fastest Ways To Get
Website or Blog" v2.0
- by Jim Edwards
© Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved
After all the debate over website design, shopping carts
and credit card processors, every website owner eventually
comes to the startling realization that they need one more
thing to survive: website traffic!
But not just any traffic - they need *targeted* traffic.
In other words, they need people who are interested NOW in
what they sell or offer and are actively looking for more
information right now.
SIDE NOTE: Here are two key concepts to burn into
your brain when it comes to traffic:
1. Immediacy - they want it now (not later).
2. Relevancy - what they see must be exactly what
they are looking for, or they'll keep looking.
Without targeted website traffic it's the same as building
an expensive billboard and, instead of placing it alongside
a busy highway, hiding it in your *basement* where nobody
can see it.
Upon realizing they need traffic, most website owners run
out and start blowing chunks of money and time trying to
get "hits," but they fail to grasp that there are really
only three (3) reliable ways to get traffic to any website.
Method #1: BUY Traffic
The fastest way to get traffic to any website is simply to
The fastest way to buy it is to use the little classified
ads on the right side of search giant Google's results
Called Google AdWords, the system allows any advertiser to
open an account with a small activation fee and start
seeing their ads appear on Google within about 15 minutes.
Advertisers only pay when visitors actually click through
from their ad on Google to their website or affiliate link.
But here is where most people stop! Somehow Google got
people to think the ONLY place you buy traffic is from
Google (good for Google, bad for website owners).
In fact, you can BUY traffic from numerous different
sources if you know where to look.
Let's look at a just a few other places you can look to buy
ads to drive traffic:
1. Yahoo! also sells traffic by the click.
You can find out more here
2. MSN also sells pay-per-click (ppc) traffic here:
3. Here's one I bet you didn't know about! *Amazon* even
sells pay-per- click traffic through
These are very targeted ads that appear in front of serious
4. You can also buy advertising on dozens of other pay-per-click search
engines. Log on to
www.payperclicksearchengines.com for a list of
ranked by market penetration.
All ppc engines follow the same basic model of only
charging advertisers for targeted visitors who read an ad
based on a keyword search and actually click through for
A word to the wise on pay-per-click advertising: Watch your
costs and track and measure everything.
Even though you can get traffic for as little as a penny,
you should track your results by search engine and by
individual keyword if you want maximum success.
Many a company has lost its entire advertising budget at a
nickel or a dime per click by not watching their conversion
rates and continuing to pour money into keywords that don't
convert... while neglecting the keywords that do bring
sales (mainly because they don't know which is which!).
However, don't make the mistake of thinking your only paid
traffic sources can come from pay-per-click search engines.
You can also buy ads on blogs and other targeted sites,
either through ad networks or by negotiating directly with
http://www.blogads.com makes a great place to start your
research for additional blog ad opportunities.
Method #2: BORROW Traffic
If you need traffic to a website, then borrow it from
people who already have it... especially people with lists
of loyal subscribers or traffic from search engines,
affiliates, or other steady sources.
"Endorsed Mailings" and "Reciprocal Linking" by other
people represent the two fastest ways to borrow someone
If they maintain a list of subscribers, convince them to
send an email out to their people telling them why they
should check out your site.
Also, negotiate a prominent link on their web pages to
siphon off targeted visitors who find their website.
Often the best way to persuade someone to do this involves
paying them a commission, agreeing to do a similar mailing
to your own list, or providing a link to them on your site
(or a combination of all three).
Imagine how much traffic you could get if someone with a
list of 10,000 loyal subscribers told their people to go
look at your website! It happens all the time... so why not
make it happen for you!
Method #3: BUILD Traffic
If you don't want to pay for traffic, and you don't have
any friends with lists, building traffic makes a great
option. Building traffic means you use targeted content to
create targeted traffic.
Let's look at the 3 fastest ways to build traffic.
- Publish articles on specific topics
of interest to your target market. Content drives the
Internet (ever heard the term "Information Super-Highway")
and both consumers and publishers need a constant stream of
new content. Once you publish an article, you can include a
link to your website or blog in the "resource" box to drive
visitors to your site for more information.
This technique rates so effective that you can even use one
of several services to announce your articles to thousands
of website and blog publishers who *want* to publish topic-specific articles and will link back to you.
Blogs - Both search engines and Web surfers love blogs
because they can get updated, relevant content quickly.
Blogs also create a great potential source of revenue for
you because you can run ads for your own products on your
Social Media - Sites like Twitter and Facebook can drive
large amounts of traffic if you take the time to build up a
following and provide excellent, relevant content people in
your target market value and want.
Method #4: "RECYCLE" Traffic
The most economical way to get traffic involves turning
one-time visitors into regular, repeat visitors that you
direct to multiple sites over time.
You do this by pulling website visitors into your sphere of
influence by enticing them to sign up for your newsletter,
autoresponder sequence, or "mini-course."
Bottom line: instead of just getting one-time clicks, you
get people to sign up to your email list!
Then you keep in contact with regular articles, special
reports, and recommendations enticing them to visit your
own and other people's websites.
Ultimately, every website owner should orient all of their
marketing efforts towards this end of developing a stream
of recycled traffic, because it costs the least and creates
the best return on time and money invested.
It doesn't matter if you promote your own product, promote
only as an affiliate, or some combination of the two... if
you don't recycle traffic and get more than one hit out of
each visitor, you're making one of the biggest mistakes
anyone can make in online business.
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