One of the questions I hear most often about Internet marketing is, “How do I increase website traffic?” There are hundreds of variations to that question.
Well, here is video I created to answer that question: Social Bookmarking + Social Networking = Instant Traffic. You can also read this blog post about a really interesting social bookmarking & social networking traffic experiment.
In this experiment you’ll see some innovative ways to leverage many of the new “Web 2.0” sites to gain some really fast traffic and search engine rankings. It is also a great way to launch a new website and has both short term and long term benefits for SEO and getting visitors to your website.
There are 3 key parts to this strategy:
1. Social Networking
Social networking sites are sites like MySpace or FaceBook where you can go make friends and socialize. However, these sites are also powerful marketing tools! Where else in history could you have instantly found and connected up with a worldwide group of people interested in just about any topic? This exactly what social networking offers you: To directly seek out and communicate with people who are interested in what you have to offer.
2. Social Bookmarking
Social bookmarking is replacing some of the traditional functions of search engines. Instead of having to guess the perfect keywords and weed through the results, you can just see what sites other people liked and have visited. It’s a lot like word of mouth in the offline world. The really important benefit here is that you can pick up loads of backlinks to your website – if you know how to use them correctly.
3. Social Media Marketing
Social media sites are some of my favorites.
These are sites where you can create your own content and share it with others. You can create blogs, journals, photo galleries, videos and more. My favorite are the video sites.
Video marketing is a vital part of the strategy. The problem is that so few people really know what it takes to make video marketing work correctly. You can post an amazing video, but if you don’t market your video correctly, nobody will ever see it!
This is what I hope to remedy with my social networking traffic experiment.
One other really surprising benefit from properly done video marketing: Did you know that your videos can very often outrank your website? Did you know that your videos can get top 10 rankings in all 3 of the major search engines? It’s actually pretty easy. How could THAT help your business?
Anyway, go check out the links I mentioned above and have fun watching the experiment!
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Back links can become a priceless benefit as well as facilitate in off site SEO. Have you ever noticed backlinks cause a harmful effect on search engine rankings? And do you know if there is a means to reveal when PPC is better than SEO? I myself own various websites and as a matter of fact own a link building service. Yet, I sometimes see it useful to use pay per click over natural SEO.
Hi there, excellent post. I usually use feeder sites to get excellent free traffic
Feeder internet sites are usually remarkable at driving massive quantities of organic visitors, fresh from the major search engines in record time. On top of that, you can literally rank for some of the most competitive keywords just by taking advantage of these traffic magnets.
Just in case you are not acquainted with exactly what feeder sites really are, think Reddit.com, Hubpages.com, Blogger.com as well as Live journal.com
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How do you feel about viral social posting software? I ma kinda needing a little advice on it…:-)
I really cannot wait to see the results of this experiment. I am extremely excited to see how this all works out and how I can follow in your footsteps.
Keep up the great work and fantastic content.
What a wonderful experiment, I have learnt something from this and am sure everyone else will to.
I will be setting up my first blog soon and I would like to add a email subscription. I was thinking of using feedburner…but am not sure if this is a good one to use. can you recommend any.