Internet Marketing Tips – The Real Truth About Getting Traffic
It seems to be the number one complaint from Internet marketers…not enough traffic. Well, I’m going to give you truths about traffic so that you understand why you’re pulling your hair out of your head, and then I’m going to give you some tips to increase your traffic at almost no cost to you at all. Sound good? I thought it would. Let’s attack this monkey.
Okay, here is the real truth about traffic. You can’t get 10 pounds of ham out of a 5 pound bag. What do I mean? There is only so much traffic you’re going to get from any one form of promotion. Let’s take Google, which is the biggest search engine on the Internet. Did you know that Google only reaches about 50% of the Internet population? It’s true. So, if you relied JUST on Google for your traffic, you’d still be missing out on half the Internet population. And other forms of advertising don’t even reach that many people.
So what’s the answer? The answer is that you need a coordinated effort to reach the maximum number of people that you can possibly reach online. What does that mean? It means you have to take advantage of everything that the Internet has to offer…and trust me there is a lot out there.
For starters, you can write articles and submit them to article directories. These directories can bring you massive exposure, especially if you’re in a niche that doesn’t have a lot of content available on it. Ezine Articles is probably the top article directory online and can bring you hundreds of visitors each day if you have a good article and a resource box with a strong call to action.
You can also make use of all the web 2.0 sites that are around today such as Squidoo. Squidoo lenses are very popular, especially with Google. Many times you can get a lens indexed by Google in just one day. And if you continuously add content to that lens, it will gain in popularity within Squidoo itself and get you even more traffic.
Video is very big today. And there is no site bigger than YouTube for uploading videos. Simply create a Powerpoint presentation with audio voiceover giving away some information pertaining to your niche and upload it to YouTube. You’ll see visitors immediately as YouTube is one of the top ranked sites in the world. Naturally, videos of yourself will be more effective, but they’re not mandatory.
Just these few things alone can bring you massive amounts of traffic, and we haven’t even touched on pay per click, solo ezine ads and other very effective forms of advertising. The point is, if you want to get massive traffic to your site, you have to use it all because no one thing is going to do it for you.
That is the REAL truth about traffic.
To YOUR Success,