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Traffic Profits

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I've been at this “internet marketing” deal for a LONG time (since about 1997).

I've learned tons over the years. Many things have emerged and a lot has changed.

But there's one thing that really hasn't and that's C–>T–>P–>M.

In order to be a successful marketer, you need a few “basics,” and these basics cover the following:

  • Content
  • Traffic
  • Pre-selling (or just plain selling), and
  • Monetization

If you want to be a successful internet marketer, you need a few things.

You need a blog, webhosting, and a domain name. Get an email service provide like Aweber and collect email addresses of your visitors.

You need to publish content. A LOT of content. It can be on your website, but it can also be in Facebook groups and pages, YouTube, your email marketing, LinkedIn, Twitter, you name it.

Once you have that continuous content creation routine in place, you need to drive traffic to it so people can consume it.

A lot of your traffic-driving comes simply from the content creation itself, in terms of SEO. Google WILL pick up your content, index it, and run it through its algorithm. If your content is good, it will get ranked in the top 10.

But you still would be wise to drive your own traffic to your content because you should never put all your eggs in the Google basket.

Your content, of course, should not just be informational. It should “ask for the sale” or–at the very least–“pre-sell” the sales page you're about to send them to (if an affiliate offer).

And, of course, that “selling” should result in money. Revenue. It's why you do what you do.

This ain't no hobby. It's a business and you must treat it as such.

Part of any business–a big part–is selling. There is no way around it.

Which brings me to today's offer: Traffic Profits. This VERY INEXPENSIVE course will teach you how to drive traffic to your content so that you can monetize it and build a profitable internet business.

Forty pages of no-fluff, quality traffic-driving content, strategies, and tactics that will get people to your site. THEN you can sell 'em something.

Traffic Profits will show you over 100 ways to drive free traffic to your site. It covers content syndication to sites like Quora and Medium (HUGE traffic-generators, if done right).

All in all, this is an indispensable traffic-getting resource. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Once you learn how to drive traffic to all of your offers & content, you will never eat pork ‘n beans again (only if you want to–and that makes you a sick sick person, IMHO).

Getting Your First 1,000 Website Visitors Tip #6: Pinterest & Instagram (Growth Hacking Series)

In the last post, I said, “In case you didn't know, or haven't been paying attention, social media is kind of a big deal.”

And today, it still is 🙂

Not only is it the place to go to show pictures of your last meal and workout, but it's also a place where people now have a reasonable expectation that you'll ask them to do something, such as liking a picture or “come visit my homepage.”

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Go right now to Pinterest and Instagram. (I assume you have accounts at both places. If you don't, go set them up, now.)

Make sure your profile in each has your web address in it. You may want to set up a special page for each (i.e., “Welcome Instagram user”) and set your profile URL to that. Maybe even offer a special gift–just for showing up.

That's it.

People will naturally take a look at your profile often enough to make a dent in your 34 visits a day. If you only get one or two “lookers,” you'll still be ahead of the game and on a positive trend.

So make it count!

 

 

Getting Your First 1,000 Website Visitors Tip #5: Twitter and LinkedIn (Growth Hacking Series)

In case you didn't know, or haven't been paying attention, social media is kind of a big deal.

Not only is it the place to go to show pictures of your last meal and workout, but it's also a place where people now have a reasonable expectation that you'll ask them to do something.

And ASK you will!

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If you live or work in the San Francisco Bay Area, join me at a live Mastermind Meetup on June 12, 2017.

Go right now to Twitter and LinkedIn. (I assume you have accounts at both places. If you don't, do that now.)

Make sure your profile has your web address in it.

That's it.

People will naturally take a look at your profile often enough to make a dent in your 34 visits a day. If you only get one or two “lookers,” you'll still be ahead of the game and on a positive trend.

So make it count!


Stay tuned. Tip #6 will be published on Wednesday.

 

 

Getting Your First 1,000 Website Visitors Tip #4: Quora (Growth Hacking Series)

I'm going to be quick, to the point: Go sign up for Quora.

It's like the old Yahoo! Answers on Arnold Schwarzenegger-strength steroids.

Let me tell you the power of Quora to an authority or expert (of which you are one):

I answered maybe 50 questions over the past 3 years, and none within the last year.

I've gotten 45,000 views of my answers. Heck, I got 500+ views of my answers in the past 30 days.

And I haven't used the site in well over a year.

Crazy, right?

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Now, not all of those views turned into website visitors. And I was too lazy to track which did. But I can tell you this:

Some undoubtedly did.

When I was posting regular answers to questions on Quora, I'd point back to specific posts on my site. And they always got a tiny uptick in traffic.

Plus, because you're allowed to post a link in your profile, anybody who clicks on my name from within quora is one click away from my site.

So remember that: Sign up for Quora.

And don't be a dummy like me – track your results!


Stay tuned. Tip #5 will be published on Wednesday.

 

 

Getting Your First 1,000 Website Visitors Tip #3: Facebook Advertising (Growth Hacking Series)

 

In the last post, I implored you to set up a Facebook page for your business. Doing so gives you two advantages:

  1. You have direct access to 2 billion people who use Facebook every day.
  2. You can run ads using Facebook's huge advertising platform.

Of course, I can't give you a full-on Facebook advertising course here. You can find great courses on FB ads here, here, and here.

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What I will share with you is a few best practices and things to do. Nothing difficult. Just solid straightforward tasks anybody can accomplish.

Preliminary steps

  1. Set up your page. See the last post.
  2. Set up an advertising account for the page. It's easy. And all you really need to do is set up the funding of your account.
  3. Create your pixel. Use the Head and Footer Scripts Inserter plugin for WordPress (assuming your website is WordPress).
  4. Create TWO custom audiences: 1. For all visitors to your site in the past 180 days and 2. For all people who “engage” with your Facebook page.
  5. Set up a “Traffic” campaign. You don't need to get too fancy here. Facebook has a hierarchy: Ads go in Ad Sets and Ad Sets go in Campaigns. So your Campaign should be called “Campaign – Traffic,” your Ad Set should be called “Ad Set – Traffic,” and your first Ad should be called Ad#1 – Traffic.” You can have multiple ads in an ad set, multiple ad sets within a campaign, and multiple campaigns. For now, just keep it simple: One ad in one ad set in one campaign.
  6. Make a nice image for your Ad. Image size: 1,200 x 628 pixels. The image has to be visually striking. It can have text in it, just don't go overboard. Keep it under 20 percent and you should be fine.
  7. Then create an ad! Simply go to your Ad Manager, make sure you choose the right ad account, and just follow the prompts. Start small, say, $1 a day for a week.
  8. See what happens. If you get good results, but want improvement, make another ad, call it “Ad#2 – Traffic” and put it in Ad Set #1 – Traffic from above. If you get horrible results, start from scratch.

Boosting posts

The other primary way to advertise on Facebook is by “boosting posts.” Here's what you do:

Since you want folks to visit your website, you ultimately want them to click a link to your site. Makes sense, right?

So, make a post on your site. Publish it. Take the URL and make a post within your Facebook page. Put in some copy (words) and then paste in the URL. Post it. Then boost it.

This is kind of a lazy way to make a Facebook advertisement, but it can be effective.

I use both of these methods to drive traffic to my site. And any time somebody engages with my Facebook page OR visits my site, they are “collected” into my two custom audiences above. I then use those two audiences to run “re-marketing” campaigns to them (advanced topic I may cover later).

With these two methods, you can easily generate 34 visits to your site each and every day. Of course, you'll be spending money to do so.


Stay tuned. Tip #4 will be published on Monday. I will show you where to publish offsite that will definitely get you traffic.

 

 

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