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Get More Traffic Idea

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by gbmack, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    Is this a good idea?

    Adding a ton of people on youtube, then sending messages to all your friends asking them to pay a visit to your blog.

    This would most likely be better if your blog was related to humor or entertainment because most of them wouldn't have a clue what SEO is, neither would they care for PC's, etc...

    Why i think this strategy works:

    Over the past month, I have received about five messages (spam of course) asking me to take a look at their youtube channel. I look at their channel, and two of them have over 2000 subscribers, and the others have well over 10000 subscribers. Their youtube videos are just a bit above average, and they only have about 20k views each.

    I've come to the conclusion that this strategy could also work very well for humor-related blogs. What do you think?
     
  2. jarhead

    jarhead Junior Member

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    yea, sounds good
     
  3. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    The only other ways I like to use to get traffic are contests.

    Other than that, it's all about content.

    Have you seen the fml website? It's all content, and nothing else.

    I doubt they used backlinks, twitter, article submission, etc. before their website went viral. It spread by word of mouth. I heard about the site from school.
     
  4. agent_mango

    agent_mango Regular Member

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    lol why ask them to go to your blog if you could just do the " youtube traffic thieves" method. That would bring you bunch of traffic than emailing them. just a suggestion. im not acting like a pro here hehe.
     
  5. Slasher

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    I suppose it could work. If your Youtube channel is garbage, however, people will not pay a visit or subscribe. So it's best to have some videos. Most likely them being humor as you said.
     
  6. neobyte

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    If you can make a site that is worth of being visited, ie, when the visitor you notified click your link and see your site is not that bad, then it should be Ok to use this method.

    Otherwise they might get irritatted and flag you.
     
  7. Wizzoid

    Wizzoid Registered Member

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    Exactly. You don't want to be identified as a spammer when they visit your site.

     
  8. MarcyOne

    MarcyOne Newbie

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    just give it a try. It might be useful for you.

    Maybe, in some way, it might help in getting traffic but relying on this might not be successful in the long run because you are tricking people.

    Just be careful.

    I don't see a use now for my site.

    I have encountered some humor sites that tricked me in opening their sites. But then I still enjoyed the jokes.
     
  9. tibetangojica

    tibetangojica Newbie

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    You will just get unwanted trafic to you site