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Profit Making Traffic. Want Some?

May 23, 2008
When we stop to consider that traffic is what keeps businesses alive. The lack there of is what kills any business whether it is online or off. Building traffic takes time and advertising. Lots of it. But how do you advertise and where?

That has been the question that has plagued webmasters since the Internet became a commercial entity. In the beginning, many used e-mailing as their primary means. Some of these went to extremes and began spamming. For a time, they were successful. But, things have changed and spamming is frowned on and dealt with harshly.

So how does successful marketers promote their sites? Here are a few low (or free) cost ideas that can help you build great traffic.

Forum marketing is one of the best ways to promote your site. Now when I say this, I don't mean signing up and spamming these sites with blatant sales ads. While there are some that do allow sales ads to be posted, most do not. So how would a webmaster promote in the forums? By adding his or her site to their respective signature file. The second point to remember is that one must be active on these site. That is the key. Getting active and remaining so.

A final point to remember here is that remaining active on these sites mean adhering to the rules. Failing to do so will often result in being blacklisted and thrown off these sites.

E-mail marketing is still one of the best ways to promote there is. It is important to realize that there is a right way to promote and a wrong way to promote using this method. Recent court cases show that unrestricted spamming is the wrong way to do this. It could land an offender in jail or paying some serious fines. Arguably, one of the best approaches is to use safe lists or what is known as double opt in lists.

Link swapping or reciprocal linking is another great way to build traffic. In this type of marketing, both sites benefit from the traffic overflow from the other. This method can also improve your ranking in the search engines. There are many who use it as a way to build their website's traffic. It takes longer, but is proven to work.

Viral marketing, unquestionably is the best way to promote there is today. Viral marketing offers great returns for a minimal monetary investment.Plus, it has the added benefit of requiring very little effort on the part of the webmaster to keep it going.

But this form of advertising covers such a wide variety of media it is difficult to pin it down. It can range from the most popular form which is affiliate marketing to other forms such as video or the giving away of free reports. Another form that is not always associated with viral marketing is called article marketing.

There are those who have based their entire success on viral marketing. They swear by it. It is one form of marketing that builds on itself. It takes a life of its own after it reaches a certain point. This is sometimes referred to as critical mass.

These three methods are among several that can build the kind of quality traffic that produces sales. Some take longer than others, but are still well worth the time and effort it takes to build them up.
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