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Alternative traffic sources

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Taktical, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Taktical

    Taktical Elite Member

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    Do any of you guys have success with alternative sources of traffic to your sites outside of search engines?

    eg: stumbleupon, social networking, youtube?

    they say stumbleupon is the worlds greatest source of internet traffic.
     
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    From what I've read on BHW... Youtube, FB, Twitter: these are the best
     
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    Stumbleupon is something I wouldn't pursue because the traffic you'd receive would be totally random usually, Youtube and social networking at least provide ways for good targeting.
     
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    Facebook and twitter traffic can be purchased on fiverr. or creating macros that trap people on facebook into joining your page.

    that sounds pretty random to me
     
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    but if you didn't trick people into joining your page you will get alot of targeted traffic
     
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    I'm not understanding your point. If you dont use the methods we use, then you don't get traffic period. Are you telling the members of BHW to just hope that people become fans of their facebook pages?
     
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    I've gotten lots of traffic from Twitter by targeting followers. And I did it all manually. That was a year ago and now most of my traffic comes from organic search. But a good 25% is still from my 20k Twitter followers.
     
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    seems to me like either nobody uses alternative methods seriously or nobody is willing to share.
     
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    I used StumbleUpon a lot when I was running a lot of large blogs. I'd have the writing staff thumb-up our big content pieces, the ones with a more viral focus. It works for interesting, controversial content. Or stuff that is super niche specific and has a decent following of people in that space.

    I'd average an extra 600-1k visits after a couple thumbs-up on most content, but when we targeted big news/rumors we could see like 20-30k visits over ~2 days. There's a snowball effect with it, get a few thumbs-up to get the ball rolling and if it's interesting more people will hit it and promote it.

    It'll work in almost any niche, but the majority of users are probably in the 12-25 age range (same type of audience you'd see on Tumblr - and that type of content would probably do the best).
     
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