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Best way to get traffic for gaming site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hatterftw1, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. hatterftw1

    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    Gaming is a passion of mine and since getting into IM a couple years ago I have dreamed of creating a gaming related site being it would also be fun for me, but I have one big problem, I don't understand how to get traffic to a gaming site! Like for one I dont know what keywords to rank for or if you should even try to do that? Because this site would be a gaming news / review site generally speaking. Also at one point I started writing lots of original content (after reading some threads about this) just hoping that I would start to see trickles of organic traffic coming in without SEOing, but nothing, and this was the most I have ever wrote for a site, go figure sites I make with no content/original always get some quick natural traffic. Any tips on what might be the best way to get traffic/ exposure for a gaming site?
     
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    darkmalice Registered Member

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    I am in the same niche mate, I write about 3-4 original articles every 2 days. It's taken about 3 months to rank for KW's and I am only getting about 10-20 unique views a day, its a competitive niche. I have been contemplating backlinks and a few other things.
     
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    The easiest way to getting traffic is to by doing good seo work. Otherwise you have to depend on your ads. But it will be very tough to get response quickly.
     
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    tymes90 Regular Member

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    You can use Googles key word tool to come up with a lot of keywords for your articles, when you're trying to find suggesting for keywords type in things like; online gaming, gaming news, best games online and other main key words like this.


    For every article you create and post on your site make sure that you're building back links to that exact page. You can do this by using article marketing or simply creating links in social bookmarking networks.
     
  5. verilix

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    Use Youtube. For gaming sites.. Youtube traffic is king. Look at MMOhut.
     
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    don't try ranking for keywords just write quality posts and make youtube clips...

    Every post I make I get 100 pageviews and for every video l get 1000
     
  7. hatterftw1

    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    Yeah, I have thought of this for a while but what do I make the videos about? Like if it is some video game article it's about? Could I just through slideshows up there and that be good enough to get traffic?

    also to the others talking about ranking for keywords, it's easier said than done in this niche cuz general keywords are so competitive i would never be able to rank for them and non general gaming keywords have no traffic
     
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    youtube can bring some nice traffic
     
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    As I've seen others post - you're looking at this backwards. Don't take a product and then try to get people to it... find a hungry niche and then feed them the solution. ;)
     
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    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    any recommendations on what my videos might be like? being i want to write about stuff not make videos, but i would be willing to make videos if it would bring traffic.
     
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    damnthatnamestaken Registered Member

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    If you can make gaming videos, that's all you're going to need. Start posting reviews, gaming walkthroughs, gaming tutorials, clips, etc, tell other big youtube gamers to promote your website.
     
  12. hatterftw1

    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    To be more specific with you guys about what im trying to do with my site, or what makes it unique. This really is just meant to be mostly a gaming news/talk/debate/somewhat review site, but the big difference about this or what sets it apart is I will go really in depth about the topics of games or gaming news/history, taking gaming really seriously as a art form. I think there is deff an hardcore gaming audience out there that would find my articles refreshing and interesting, I just don't know how to reach these people or get my product in front of them.
     
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    SEO + blog about things from your experiences and people really need
     
  14. hatterftw1

    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    what i have been debating is what would be easier/more productive for me, to try to build up my site like normal, or just write my articles and place them on other sites like hubpages or something and build an audience there?
     
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    Ive found getting copies of video.game trailers has worked well for me in terms of yt views
     
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    Simply create amazing posts that are organized and structured in a way that jump out to people as they are browsing the internet, compel them to click on your link, and excite them enough to share that content with others.You can also try buying traffic from sites like SEoclerks.