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CALLING ALL BLACK HAT GURUS !!!!! help please i'm getting discouraged :(

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tpaging, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. tpaging

    tpaging Newbie

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    I created this advertising site and i can not get any traffic ... My site is sort of a social networking site. HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU PROMOTE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES. Please give me some suggestions on promoting it. It is not a blogging type of website .. which makes it harder for me!!!! ..
     
  2. oxonbeef

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    You're doing things wrong.
    You find the market and then give them their needs.
    You are creating a product and then looking for a market.

    I don't want a drill, I want a hole.
    Find your traffic first and then create somewhere to send it.
    You are wasting time and energy creating a site and then looking for traffic.
     
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  3. chris1025

    chris1025 Regular Member

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    Nicely said oxy, :)
     
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  4. wanfirdaus

    wanfirdaus Regular Member

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    Or don't create social networking site. Use facebook & twitter xD
     
  5. cantle

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    Best thing I read today... time to change my quote of the day....
     
  6. facebookdude

    facebookdude Elite Member

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    Yup Oxon is correct but it's piss easy to promote a social sites, just promote on other social sites like Facebook.
     
  7. kazhkaz

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    Just keep trying various methods until you find the one that you really like and that works ;)
     
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    A bit off the point... my son created a social networking site too. He succeeded.:)

    But he never intended to compete with FB.:) He just wanted to see if he can recreate something that's so popular (and his creation was on a very small scale too with similar functionality).

    Btw, he sleeps well every day (because from the start, he understood the worth of flying low with the real birds and not to compete with the jets).



    Hoping that you're able to sell your site for a bomb at Flippa soon... GL!


    P.S.:
    Btw, if you wish to recreate the FB success, don't reinvent the FB wheel... go read this article, read, get ideas, and do accordingly. It's the shortcut to understand how FB began its journey >>

    Code:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Facebook
     
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  9. tpaging

    tpaging Newbie

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    Okay you guys let me reiterate .. I made a website where i market online small businesses to consumers... How do i get the traffic.. tpagingdotcom
     
  10. jeremonster

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    Oxonbeef is 100% right, do not re-invent the wheel my friend. Slow and steady social engineering and remember that social converts very very low. I honestly believe that Social is more work that it is worth. I am sure many are doing ok with it but not something I would dare try.
     
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    Question: Describe in one sentence what your web site is about:

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    Your own description of your own site is weak. If you can't describe it in clear & vibrant terms, then no one else is going to see it that way. There is a problem with your vision, or your ability to communicate it.
     
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    every word made out off pure gold :congrats:
     
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    It depends on you and your system which one you want to make established.
    It is better to make advertisement and get your traffic but if you can build a site that will attract people automatically.
     
  15. Italian Hawk

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    Some suggestions.

    One: Learn correct English. Nowhere in the English language is there instruction to use multiple exclamation marks. Your idea isn't brought across more powerfully, it is looked at as immature and spam.

    Second: All capitals is seen as shouting. Also falls under the immature category. Why are you yelling at me?

    Take a look at the forums. There are hundreds if not thousands of threads teaching about seo. SEO in part requires backlinks and the majority of this forum is in relation to that in some form. A social networking site must be attractive and have a reason to displace a forum, facebook and any other form of socializing that your target users would be currently using.

    On top of it all, your site looks like a 12 year old made his first website. If you want to be taken seriously, you need to put money into getting a quality designed site or learn how to design something legit. If you're not willing to do this, give up now. You'll save yourself time and frustration because as your site is designed now, it's not going to get much traffic and the traffic you manage to get will have a higher bounce than Blake Griffin.
     
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    Oxonbeef is right. You dont create a product/service and think about who will purchase it. As you have created a site already, try to think who will get benefited from using your site. Or you can try to sell your site to big organizations by sending all the newsletters to CEO's. You can get the list very easily. You can promote your social networking site using different social networks.
     
  17. migunbed

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    I don't want a drill, I want a hole. Good analogy

    This is correct, everything needs to be based around what the market wants, not what you have.
    It's hard enough convincing them that what you have is what they want, so start out with what they want. :p