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Getting REAL Traffic - Internet Marketing

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by AngryFatGuy, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. AngryFatGuy

    AngryFatGuy Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have some clients with legit websites. They want traffic, like REAL traffic (not robots, or people making money just by clicking). I would say Google AdWords, but I make no money - they can do it themselves. And there's a million "advisors" out there if they needed. There's SEO, but that's hit & miss, and they gotta pay big bucks and wait forever to even see it works. Hard sell. Plus there's a million SEO "gurus" out there, so can't charge too much. There's also Facebook ads - but they are getting pretty useless these days. Horrible bang for the buck.

    What do you suggest? Speaking of money, these clients PAY - so here's one way to make good money. Some sites are brick & mortar (ie: local business) and some sites are internet only. I'm really liking the banner marketplaces.
     
  2. aStroke

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    -Manage their Adwords campaign run under their CC. Charge a campaign management fee.
    -Local PPC channels (YP, Yelp, Manta, whatever)
    -SEO (never a hit and miss if you do it right, unless you're talking about landing the sale)
    -Banner ads on local sites
    -Groupon/Living social deals
    -Newspaper/Magazine ads
    -Craigslist
    -Good old fashioned flyers on windshields

    There are PLENTY of ways to get legit traffic.
     
  3. Junkfood00

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    Yeah, Facebook's ad system sucks really hard. I'm using a voucher, over 50 targeted clicks and still no conversions at all. Not one of them even got what is offered for free.
     
  4. AngryFatGuy

    AngryFatGuy Newbie

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    I can't compete on Adwords. Billion guys doing that and even if I hire someone to handle that, profit is minimal for all the time selling the service, not to mention AdWords isn't always a homerun and ROI for many is deplorable. SEO, sure if I wanna make minimum wage now. Too crowded market and I can't guarantee satisfaction.

    How does local PPC work? I hear Yelp is a godsend now for local businesses and events. Yelp is like all the buzz. Groupon is a flop for so many. CL, Newspaper ads, etc. they can do themselves. Thx.

    (btw: yeah FB sucks. That's why their stock is crashing and burning! lol).
     
  5. GiftGuru

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    Sounds like you need social media blasts.... fb wall posts.... massive twitter accounts following/unfollowing with massive RT's on tweets. And of course Pinterest
     
  6. AngryFatGuy

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    How would that work? Tell all my friends to share this on their fb's? Has to be targeted. So if client is a yoga studio, sharing it with my friends fb who like metal music won't do squat. Not sure how pinterest would work - never used it.
     
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    Sounds like you have a lot of work to do.

    You build networks. For example, you buy a few hundred twitter accounts (or pinterest accounts), tweet something (or pin something) and then your "other" accounts RT or REPIN what you just said.

    This gives it juice and gets it on the "popular" page or puts it at the top of twitter search.

    I have been doing this exclusively for traffic since 2008
     
  8. AngryFatGuy

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    Do you have a case study or testimonials? It all comes down to "selling it to the client'. If they have wonder whether it's real or fake traffic cuz of my shady methods - my credibilty is shot and they'll use the next guy.

    If you show me for $xx, it gets to front page of twitter -and I can show that to some of my simpler clients - that might work. But only if it's guaranteed - otherwise I eat the cost.
     
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    Naaah, all I got is $10 million in sales. No offense but I don't need to show proof of anything to anyone.

    IM is about split testing. If you are a true IM'er you would have been all over this concept about a year ago when I was pushing it in this forum

    Do a search (especially for pinterest) on this forum and you will see members giving me shoutouts for recommending pinterest marketing and how it drove traffic to their sites (and made money)
     
  10. AngryFatGuy

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    Yes but I need real verified traffic I can pitch in a meeting and get approval. If you're offering your service, great. If not, I'll let someone else chime in. Black hat is fine, as long as it results in actual people and I can show "how it works" before asking for payment. I'll look up that pinterest thread you mentioned, but too many threads here after while are not longer valid and mods don't remove them.

    Honestly, I'd rather HIRE someone who knows what they're doing. I have money for this and this frees up my time selling to clients. I just can't spend hours/days on some method that either doesn't work or stops working after one week. Real problems arise when you're playing with others money. The dileman when you're doing IM for money.
     
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