generate traffic with free adsCan You Really Generate Traffic With Free Ads

People ask me all of the time if you can really generate traffic with free ads and the truth is that you can, absolutely, without a doubt. The key to traffic generation, no matter which method you prefer to use, is consistent effort applied to whatever form of marketing you choose.

For instance, while I don’t generate traffic with free ads as much as I once did, I still put forth quite a bit of effort through my blogging and article writing…I’m even really getting into the whole video producing thing.

Generating Traffic with Consistency

Over the course of the last few months I have realized one thing. It is not so important as to which form of marketing you are involved with, but that your efforts are consistent. In other words, if you are posting on craigslist or some other free classified ad site, then post and post often….or in the case of craigslist, as often as possible.

I am going to go over how to generate traffic with free ads in this post so be sure to read what it is that I do because, for the most part, I have never had a problem with craigslist and I have had some pretty good results with it. One thing to keep in mind with all of this is that the cost is free, so if you aren’t getting the results that you normally would with a pay-per-click campaign, there is a reason for it. Generally speaking you get what you pay for!

Now, when we are looking to generate traffic, and I am going to focus on craigslist here because they are the toughest to get approved with, there are certain specific techniques that we use to make sure our ads not only get approved, but actually deliver some leads to us through our posting.

Get a Unique Link to Post

One other thing before we really get started here and that is in terms of your links. Don’t start posting a bunch of sub-domain type links. For example, with the online payday system my link is http://onlinepaydaysystem.net/mrandall66. When you have a link like this it is obvious that it is a referral or affiliate link. It’s not unique in other words and it will scare away one or two folks that might come by to take a look at what you have in the ad.

For those of you with a website, create a sub domain through your cPanel and then forward that domain name to your online payday system link. There are plenty of videos at YouTube on how to do this. For example, I created the sub domain http://onlinepayday.makemoneyonlineanywhere.com. It’s long, but it does the job.

If you do not have a unique domain, then go to bit.ly or tinyurl.com and shorten your link. You may also be able to add tracking features to some of your links so you can find out which ones are performing better than the others and therefore focus more attention to one particular form of marketing.

Focus on Your Goal

Once the link is taken care of, the next step to generate traffic with free ads is to develop some ad copy. At all times you must keep one thing and one thing only in mind…YOU WANT PEOPLE TO CLICK ON YOUR LINKS IN THE AD AND NOTHING MORE. Read that again and again until you get it. We don’t want to explain, we don’t want to offer something we are not offering, we don’t want to entice anyone to do anything, we want to attract a certain crowd here. We want to attract others, like ourselves, that are truly interested in owning our own life.

With that said, the following is an ad that I have used and it seems to convert pretty well.

Simple Online System Perfect For Stay at Home Moms <headline>

The first thing you put in the body is the headline again.

Simple Online System Perfect For Stay at Home Moms (or Mom) <body>

Create Your Own Schedule. No Experience Required. Free Training Available.

For more information go to: http://onlinepayday.makemoneyonlineanywhere.com

Mark

(555) 555-5555

Now, does that look at all complicated? Of course not which is one reason being able to generate traffic with free ads works for many people. Does it make you want to click on the link just to see what it could be? If you are looking for an opportunity it does. If you are not looking, then probably not. If you are looking for a job, then maybe not. Know your target audience. Know who you want to attract to your opportunity.

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With every posting you need to change your format a bit as well. The next ad should say something like “Perfect Work From Home Business For Mom’s” or something similar. That’s just one target audience, there are many, many others.

The key to generate traffic with free ads is to make sure that you target your audience properly with your headlines and provide just enough information to get folks to click on your link, nothing else. I have used these methods for some time with many different opportunities and have been able to generate traffic with free ads on a consistent basis.

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After fighting his way through the myriad of online swamps and quicksand (and himself!) Mark finally found some financial relief by learning how to effectively promote his content. He now teaches others how to promote their programs and opportunities, is an advocate for those working to make money online and believes that most programs can make you money...when you learn how to properly promote them. You can also catch his work on his personal blog markgrahammarketing.com
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3 comments untill now

  1. hmmm could your keyword be “generate traffic with free ads”? Just a tip, keyword stuffing is frowned upon by google and the post doesn’t read well because of it. I would suggest making it more reader friendly, I guarantee your readers will thank you for it! Best of luck!

  2. Did you read the article? Yes, the key phrase is posted in the title, header tags and within the body of the article…about 2% of the time total. Not exactly “keyword stuffing.” Since Google frowns upon that type of activity, why do you think they went and made this particular article #1? Hmmm…perhaps someone doesn’t know the first thing about “on page SEO.”

    While I will admit I am not a great writer, the information posted is correct (I have used these techniques) and will help those looking to generate some more traffic to their program or website. For those that are just out here looking to criticize those that are doing something I don’t really have anything for you…go back to the 95% please.

    Since I tried to send an email to your “gmail” account and was notified that it doesn’t exist I decided to go ahead and respond this way. You see my goal is 1K in traffic per day and I have heard controversy can help you out as much as a well optimized site.

  3. Mark thank you for the for explaining that we are not trying to get anything but clicks here. I am new to internet marketing and this helped.