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Traffic Without G00gle

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thesaintv12, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. thesaintv12

    thesaintv12 Junior Member

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    After the latest round of g00gle algo changes (where my white hat sites have mainly been hit), I have decided that gearing sites to rely on the G is a bad thing. Don't put all your eggs in one basket and all that.

    I'm not saying I want to ignore them all together, but I want to develop my next site to gain traffic from other sources, if it gets g00gle traffic then great, but the majority should be coming from other sources.

    I am new to this, but I'm sure there are a few of you who have done it before?

    This is my list of promotion avenues so far-

    OFF-LINE
    1. Flyers
    2. Print Ads
    3. Word of mouth

    On-Line
    1. email list (this would grow slowly)
    2. Video
    3. Link bait
    4. Article exchange
    5. Article Marketing
    6. Advertising

    Is there anything you would ad to the list, and have you had success without relying on the G?
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    Occupation:
    I figure out ways to make money online and then au
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    * Twitter / other social networks
    * Pay per view
    * Hard link trades with other sites that bring traffic, or script driven traffic trades
    * Paid plugs / paid blog posts
    * Media buys (buying ad space on other sites directly)

    You're definitely following the right path! Anything you can do to insulate from Google's fluctuations is a good thing, and usually leads to better results in the serps anyway.
     
  3. thesaintv12

    thesaintv12 Junior Member

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    Thanks.

    It looks like I have a whole new set of skills to learn! Still, that is what I love most about this game.
     
  4. cats_eye

    cats_eye BANNED BANNED

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    what about social media marketing?
     
  5. thesaintv12

    thesaintv12 Junior Member

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    These are all skills in themselves. Other than researching here, can anybody give me any tips to avoid pitfalls, or help speed up the learning process?
     
  6. clikityclankz

    clikityclankz Newbie

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    just social media, twitter, facebook, digg and u forgot photo sharing. not alot of peolpe think about that
     
  7. danglingdave

    danglingdave Newbie

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    I personally think that it has become more important to diversify traffic. If you get 50%+ of your traffic from Google you may be in for a big surprise eventually with all their recent algo changes and the false positives that go along with it. Last year two of my sites went from receiving tens of thousands of visitors per day from Google to a tenth of that. If you are not prepared you will have a hard time. I was able to resolve the issue after three months but in those three months, earnings tanked a lot. Your best bet is diversification, build a following outside of the search engines, make use of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook or Flickr that can send a steady stream of visitors to your site. Build up an email list, try guest blog posts at blogs that receive a lot of traffic, some targeted link exchanges can also help. I personally would not buy traffic directly but a link or banner on a site can drive hundreds or even thousands of visitors your way, for the right price of course.
     
  8. thesaintv12

    thesaintv12 Junior Member

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    Hi Dave, could you give me any more info on how you use Flickr for traffic? I must admit that I use it for images and also give back by posting creative commons images, but have never really thought of it for traffic.
     
  9. lostincyberspace

    lostincyberspace Newbie

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    I know a guy who was a whiz with article marketing. Definitely worked, but still relies on G00gle to index and rank the articles.

    I've tried opted in adware (media traffic) but this hasn't been successful for me. Adwords is like digging a large hole and pouring money in. (And in any case they banned me for no good reason.)

    One thing I will say is that my Shadowmaker software should really come into its own now because of the unique content it creates - see recent post here http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo-tools/1891-fantomas-shadowmaker-2.html

    G00gle. Can't live with it. Can't live without it... AAAAggggggghhhhhhh