The Ultimate List Of Traffic Sources
We all want more traffic right?
Most of us can't wait to see readers coming to our sites. The Google analtics chart moving upwards, comments coming in from real readers (not just spammers). And knowing all the hard work you put into your content is finally being put to use.
I'm gonna show you a list of endless ways to get traffic. Here we go!
Organic traffic is nice because its free! But it takes work to build the organic traffic pipelines.
SEO - (Search engine optimization) getting organic traffic to your pages from Google and Bing is very rewarding. It shows that your content is not only good, it's worth getting searched for organic search terms and answering peoples questions.
Facebook - Facebook has a massive pool of people who visit almost every day. Most people these days use Facebook to connect with brands and blogs they like. You can build a following on the platform over time, and get visitors to your site every time you post an update.
Twitter - Twitter is underestimated if you ask me! It is the only platform out there where you can join any conversation and connect with influencers. If you get on there, post about what you're interested in using hashtags, and interact with others with the same interests you will build a massive following on Twitter.
Instagram is my favorite social media platform. It's fun to create interesting posts and you can get out there and network just like on Twitter. You can't post links but there are strategies for getting visitors, that are well worth the time. Studies show that Instagram users are more engaged that visitors from any other platform.
Google Adwords - The big daddy of them all. Adwords is an ocean of traffic and the targeting is top notch. For most small businesses, this is the first place to start.
Facebook Ads - This one is obvious. EVERYONE is talking about Facebook ads. They have amazing interest based targeting options. And along with Facebook comes Instagram ads too. There are a few objectives which I recommend with Facebook ads.
Yahoo Gemini - Gemini is a native advertising platform that is highly underrated. Prime spot to run your advertorial type ads. Especially in the finance niches.
Taboola - Taboola is like the slightly less regulated version of Outbrain. They have premium ad spots on popular websites in the likes of Forbes or ESPN. Also a great place to try advertorials and ad arbitrage.
Revcontent - Like the even less regulated cousin of Taboola. You can really experiment with what's going to work on this network, then adapt to other native ad networks when you're looking to scale.
Twitter ads - Can't forget this one! Honestly one of my favorites. Did you know according to Twitter themselves their user base is mostly affluent millenials? A high percentage are college educated and have above average incomes? I'd start with their video ads.
You know what makes email traffic so good? When someone mails your offer, commonly called a solo ad, people already trust the message because it's coming from someone they know. It's the perfect preframe, and this results in more leads and sales.
Dedicated emails - manages large email lists that you can rent like a solo ad. They are top quality and an easy way to get highly targeted traffic.
Nextmark - Do you want to mail a list with 1 million + subscribers? Mail in any niche imaginable? Next mark is where you should go. They are a huge list brokering service that can get you huge mailings. They charge on a CPM meaning the price is per 1,000 emails sent.
Push notification is the hottest traffic source of 2019. And it's about half the cost of other traffic too
Ad-Maven - one of the new up and comers in the push notification space.
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Cold Email - I talk a lot about cold email. It is extremely effective. I'm creating a new post going into detail, I will link to it here.
Instagram Shout Outs - I like paying attention to what different types of marketers are up to. Instagram shout outs is big in the affiliate marketing area now. Basically, head over to Instagram, search for a hashtag that is relevant to your niche and start looking through profiles to find people who list their emails in the Bio section. These people want to do business. Message 10 or 20 people asking what a shout out would cost and a little info about how many clicks you can expect. Once you gauge a good price simply say these magic words "is that the best price you can offer me?" and 9 times out of 10 you will get a discount. Pro Tip: only do a 1 to 2 hour shout out, you will get the best bang for your buck.