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A little traffic trick using Wordpress.com

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by IMATA, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. IMATA

    IMATA Junior Member

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    This is a little trick I use when I want to get some fast free traffic in order to intially test an offer. It SHOULDN'T be considered a source for long term traffic.

    Ok, most of you must know by now that you can use Tag pages from some web 2.0 sites ( like Squidoo, Hubpages or even Clipmarks ) in order to get instant traffic. Since some of these pages have very high PR and appear on the first page of Google for their terms - and some related ones, too -, all you have to do is build a page on these sites and tag them appropiately. Of course, your site will appear there along with a few others. Also, if the term is very popular, you probably won't make it to the first tag page, and the link to your page will be buried amongst many others on some PR1 or PR0 tag page at the end. However, if you find just the right page ( good PR, but not too many sites on it ) this can work in the short term.

    ( Also, you should always check the first 2 pages of google for tag pages of any sort : you just never know when a new site you don't know of will appear. )

    Well, the trick I wanted to share is sort of a variation of the one above.

    You see, Wordpress.com also has tag pages, obviously. And, if you're going after quite a specific keyword ( product related, trendy or just not too common ) or even for some of the more popular words there might not even be a tag page for them yet ( yes, even for relatively popular words ). Well, what you do is make a quick blog with only one article and tag it with your desired keyword. The total nomber of tags here should be no more than 10 or Worpress won't recognize it and assign the desired tag page to it ( this is very important ). For unique optimized content, just go to the manufacturer's site - if you're promoting a product - or get an article on the subject and spin it with your favorite technique, or write it yourself. Just don't make the blog spammy. Finally, and this is the most important part, treat your tag page as you would with your blog and get a few good links for it. This is what I use:

    Jumptags for fast indexing
    Clipclip.org and clipmarks powerful and fast indexing
    Digg, spurl, propeller
    Delicious
    Ping pingoat ( better than pingomatic, in my opinion ) or our friend's site at pingler.com ( also very good ) ( and yes, your tag page also has its own RSS )

    You can go crazy with this, but that will do more often than not. You can obviously also do the same for the blog itself ( and I do ) but first concentrate on your tag page.
    This trick has put me in the first page of google for terms with over 800.000 results and 50.000 specific results amongst which there were quite a few pr3 pages, and all of this within 10-24 hs.

    Also, you could do the first trick I told you about with Wordpress tag pages. The good thing here is that there are many pages that are not actualized that often and links to the last post for the tag go first, so your link will have a better chance to stay be and stay there.

    Well, I hope this makes sense to you since I've typped it in a hurry. Good luck to all.
     
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  2. DrzMedia

    DrzMedia Regular Member

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    Sorry for sounding stupid, but what is the use of this trick if WordPress doesn't allow you to have ads on there? Why else would you want traffic on your WordPress.com blog if it won't allow ads?
     
  3. smokes4life

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    Because traffic is King! :)
    Even the best web or product will be nothing without an avalanche of traffic.
    But to answer your question, even if one did not put ads, a redirected link to a landing page for list building or to an affiliate link is possible.

    Ads are not allowed on wordpress? Are you talking about the free wordpress-hosted wordpress blogs? Cause hosted wordpress blogs are allowed to have ads. :)
     
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  4. DrzMedia

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    I'm talking about WordPress.com blogs because the starter of this topic said that this trick can only be done on a WordPress.com blog. As far as I know WordPress.com doesn't allow any ads or edditing your HTML on blogs hosted on WordPress.com.

    Now WordPress on your own hosting would be a different thing because you control what you put on there.
     
  5. IMATA

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    Hi Vibes,

    Sorry I didn't reply earlier but I wasn't online.

    You CAN put links to affiliate products, even with the anchor text
    you want. That's the way I use it, anyway. Don't know about other
    kinds of ads. It just doesn't have to be a splog. If you still have doubts, you can check their Faqs and it's clearly stated there.

    If you have any more questions, please ask. I'll be away again for
    about an hour but I'll answer them as soon as I'm back.
     
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  6. DrzMedia

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    Ok, thanks a lot for the clarification IMATA. I also just noticed that WordPress.com allows you to use paid WordPress.com hosting so lets say I used a custom domain with the paid wordpress hosting. Would the tags still show up on WordPress?
     
  7. IMATA

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    Sorry, you mean like "domain mapping"? If that's the case, I believe they would, but I'm not sure. Just checked their Faqs and it didn't say. I didn't have time to look within the actual tag pages to see if there were any blogs with custom damains. Guess you could ask them.

    Also, I re-checked Wordpress' Faqs regarding affiliate links and here are a couple of pages that may be of interest to you.

    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    ( read under "Affiliate marketing blogs" towards the end )

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/12/08/adsense/

    You'll see from the content on the second page that your options are indeed limited.

    However, I've been doing product reviews and linking to a domain that redirected to ebay.com ( which is the model referred to as OK in the first Faq page above ) for the last 6 months and I've never had any problems. Just be sure to provide actual value within your posts and try not to "review" the last "get rich in the next 5 minutes" oportunity and you should be fine and stay within their TOS. In any case, just ask.

    Hope this helps
     
  8. jammie

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    most blogs have adsense, why do you think people use them :p

    but this is a great intro to gtting traffic, people can do this and build on the techniques shown and hopfully do ok with everything!