Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic

creating a steady flow of trafficCreating a Steady Flow of Traffic To Your Blog

There are many ways to create a steady flow of traffic to your website, capture page or anything and that is by being consistent. If you do nothing else, posting to a blog in a consistent manner will generate just about all of the traffic you will ever need.

This is something that many bloggers and marketers that depend on the SERPs have known and practice.

One of the most successful network marketing bloggers is Ray Higdon. If you look at his blog, rayhigdon.com, you will notice that he posts almost every single day and while many people think that his traffic results are the result of a series of “secret” tips and techniques, for the most part he is just a consistent poster of good content.

So what makes this so-called “good” content?

Good content is any content that people can actually use, content that people in your niche will find value in.

I have created a steady flow of traffic to this blog even though it has been quite some time since I have written a new post. Now since I just stressed how important it is to be consistent you may be wondering why it’s been so long since I have posted anything.

Good question.

After the penguin update, yes I was affected, I decided to let this blog “relax” a little and I started working on another blog – markgrahammarketing.com. I am still working on that blog, but I am also ready to start working on this blog again as making money online is a topic that I am VERY interested in and so are many other people.

Now I know that it seems as if I am going in circles here, but the truth is this…

There are very few “secrets” online. Creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog or website is not very difficult, but it does require effort. Rather than continue discussing the ups and downs of posting on this blog or another and why I haven’t been posting as regular as I preach you should, I have decided to make a list of ways of creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog.

Here it goes, Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with These 5 Methods:

  1. Create great content!
  2. Good SEO
  3. Post on social media sites
  4. Write articles promoting your posts
  5. Produce simple videos promoting your posts and blog(s)

These are just 5 simple tips and while there are many, many more these 5 simple tips, once learned and put into practice, will start driving a ton of traffic to your site.

Real quickly I’ll go through the list and explain them one by one.

Create Great Content

First of all, what is “great” content and who decides what great content really is?

Those that decide what great content is, ultimately, are you readers. The audience you are trying to affect in the first place. Certainly they should be located within your niche and you should do what you can to engage these readers and others out there looking for this information. These are the folks that will be returning to your site looking for more information – any information – that you can provide that will help them with a particular issue whether it be a marketing tip or a proverbial steer in the right direction.

Great content is nothing more than content that offers value to the lives of those that read it, watch it or listen to it. I can talk about the ins and outs of creating this content, but the main thing to remember here is supply the demand that people have and much of the time that is information about how to do a thing or how to do a thing better.

Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with Good SEO

SEO, or search engine optimization, is important. SEO might not be the MOST important aspect of creating a steady flow of traffic to your site, but it’s pretty damn important.

Whether you like it or not, search engines work a certain way and you may as well learn how to write in a manner that will benefit you through higher rankings in the search engines.

I’m not going to go into the specifics of good seo, my advice is that you download a plugin to your WordPress blog called “wordpress seo by Yoast.”

Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media Sites

Social media is big and there are many reasons for this – of course, I’m not going into that, but I am going to discuss why social media is becoming more and more important to you as a marketer and someone that is interested in creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog.

Let’s just start with the search engines results page or SERPs.

Now, more than ever, Google gives a lot more credence to sites with a lot of social activity or buzz about them. That is to say that your articles will carry a lot more weight when they are shared on facebook and google+ as well as tweeted about. This is part of the result of the Google Penguin update and to be honest, I like it.

It is very easy for you to get out there and post to social media sites and to stimulate some of that sharing. I recommend you check into linksalpha, hootsuite and some other social media management tools.

Articles and Blog Traffic

Write articles and post them to credible, authoritative article directories. While I can go into the importance of uploading articles to ezinearticles and other similar sites just understand that these sites are good for backlinks and generating a bit of traffic to your site.

Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with YouTube

You can start creating a steady flow of traffic, on auto-pilot, by producing videos and if you are not already involved in creating videos start doing so immediately. Videos are popular and are pretty simple to create. I have programs out there that rely heavily on my video traffic

YouTube is not the only video hosting site out there either. Make sure that you post your videos to Vimeo, Dailymotion and MetaCafe. There are other directories out there, but you can search for those yourself.

Make sure that you take the time to learn good SEO techniques for video as well.

Like your blog, the key to your success with videos is going to hinge on how consistent you are in creating and uploading your videos to your preferred hosting site. I recommend that you put up a new video at least twice a week.

Use these 5 tips for creating a steady flow of traffic and you will start seeing results within a short period of time.

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Joining Programs That Actually Work

joining programs that actually workGot an email the other day from someone that was asking me about one of the programs I was marketing. They wanted to know if I was really making money with it and how things were going. In this age of hyped up sales pitches and photo shopped “PayPal” or “Clickbank” screen shots, this is a question I get a lot and I must admit, that I don’t blame them for the skepticism.

First Hand News

First of all, I don’t promote any products or programs that I have not purchased myself or am a member of. I may not actively promote certain programs or products, but I am a big stickler for having first hand knowledge of the programs and systems that I promote.

With that out of the way, does everything I get involved with make money? Yes, everything that I have ever become involved with has provided me with a profit or has become an important resource within my marketing toolbox.

You may be wondering how this can be, how can someone make a profit with anything that they get involved with? It’s quite simple really, it’s all about effective marketing AND I didn’t always make money with my programs either…that came later.

My Simple Strategy

You see, I came online with a simple strategy. I knew that I was not going to be the sharpest guy out there when it came to know how to market and promote a product or program online, but I would be willing to outwork just about anyone. I would spend the hours working on articles or watching videos to learn the next SEO tip. While I couldn’t control my lack of knowledge, that increases everyday too, I could control my persistence and levels of consistency.

Today, after many ups and downs I have come to a place where I can pretty much generate a pretty good income with these simple programs I promote. Much of the time I will promote a “base” program, but I will do it with a different marketing system. Why do this? It all has to do with Google and hitting that first page sweet spot.

You see, if you know anything about keyword research you realize that there are “money” key phrases out there that we can rank well for. I found one the other day and wrote a quick article about how to attract blog traffic. I was able to write a quick post about this by simply writing down the steps I use to get onto the first page of the Google search results. It hit the first page the first day I wrote it. It’s not there now, as of this writing it’s the first site on page two. Not bad for not yet promoting it or building any backlinks.

My point is this, when trying to drive traffic to this or any other blog, finding these “money” key phrases is imperative for most bloggers or marketers, especially if you haven’t been online that long. Why? Because we don’t yet have “seasoned” sites with hundreds of posts and thousands of indexed pages and high page ranks- which have a tremendous positive effect in terms of ranking well on Google.

So what do “money” keywords have to do with my money making programs? Not much other than providing the inspiration for joining these companies. You see, a lot of times before I join a money making program I will check the name of the program the same way I would do typical keyword research. If I feel like I can rank very well with the program name then I also feel like I can probably make a dollar or two with this program.

I’ll check for whatever the program name is plus the words “review” and “scam.” If one of these phrases is also something I think I can rank for, then I’m in. The next step is making sure that the program is on the legal “up and up” and then it’s just a matter of signing up and getting to work.

Once I sign with a program, I will usually find the benefits of membership with this program, whether it be the good training, the compensation plan or possibly a well converting capture page. As with all of the money making opportunities I join one of my primary criterion for joining must also have a list building element to it. I want to continue to build my list whilst I get paid to do so.

This certainly may not be the same method that most people use to decide whether or not they want to join a program, but it’s a strategy that has served me well. Of course in the end, actually making money with any of these programs has to do with how well you can market the program and convert the targeted traffic that stops by into members, but that’s for another article.

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