Web Marketing Solutions – 3 Powerful Secrets To Make Money Online

Greetings.

Today’s offering about marketing online is provided by Thomas
Freers:

Internet marketing is fast becoming the largest avenue for income.
Your website is where all the traffic is driven to so it must be
user friendly to draw a reader’s interest immediately or you lose
them. It only takes a few seconds to make an impression so you want
it to be a positive one. Your website must look professional and
easy to read. Since most people want to understand what your website
is about, you may want to use images with links. A picture is worth
a 1000 words and what you don’t want is a lot of clutter.

Assuming that you have your website in place, here are 3 powerful
secrets to make money online:

1. Short articles: Writing short topical articles based on keyword
searches. We call this article marketing which is a powerful way to
draw interest to your website. This only takes a short time and your
costs are absolutely nothing. There are many article directories in
which you may post your article but the largest is Ezine Articles.
Articles that are posted in this fashion give you a target market,
which makes the leads higher quality.

2. Short Videos: Creating short videos are another powerful tool you
can use to drive traffic your website. You can be smart and take the
article that you have just written and make a short 2 – 4 minute
video with the exact content. Not only does this save you valuable
time but also is real easy. Either by using a web cam in which you
just read your article making it sound like a story or by creating a
slide show with music and voice over. In each case it is extremely
important that you always include your website link to drive traffic
to your website.

3. Social Media: This is one of the newest marketing strategies
today. They’re almost 550 million people using just Facebook as of
2010 not to mention the other Social Media sites available today.
The trick to the Social Media sites is to keep in mind that they are
social sites, what is meant by social is that they are friends
talking to friends. People are building relationships over the
Internet and that is their primary function. You don’t want to
plaster a bunch of business ads you will lose out. On the other hand
when you build relationships you build trust and therefore
creditability. When you have creditability your friends will be more
likely to refer friends.

Any form of marketing that you decide to do you must create a daily
habit. The power of creating a daily habit is that you add to your
free marketing each day, every little bit that you do will drive a
little more traffic to your website. A little each day will go along
way and the best news is that these marketing avenues are free. What
you do each day will pay dividends for years to come.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Thomas Freers is an Online Marketing Coach for what is arguably the
World’s Largest Internet Marketing School available today. He
specializes in Article Marketing, Social Media networking and
various other Marketing Strategies and works with small and large
companies and helps customize their marketing campaigns. To learn
more about Thomas Freers and to see more effective principles to
explode your business and Internet business in order to create big
profits please visit http://www.PSL91.com

Many thanks, Thomas.

Talk soon.

Chineme
http://internetmarketingviews.com

5 Top Traffic Sources For Your Site

Greetings.

I’ve been off-line for a while visiting the outside world at various seminars.  I’m attending another this week – The World Internet Marketing Summit which is being held in London, UK this year.

Next week I’ll be attending the Women’s Millionaire BootCamp, also in London.  I’m sure I’ll have lots of nuggets to share with you all after those events.

Today I came across an interesting article by Titus Hoskins and thought I’d post it here – He writes:

5 Top Traffic Sources For Your Site

I believe if you asked any webmaster or online marketer what their most important aspect of running a site would be, you would get an answer that’s some way related to traffic. Mainly because traffic is your site’s lifeblood, actually without traffic you really don’t have a site at all.

Traffic is king.

Traffic brings in the leads and the sales. Quality traffic is what produces your online revenue, whether from advertising or from sales on your site. Now, I have sites which get less than 50 visitors a day, I have a few sites which get around 200 visitors and I have one site which gets around 2,000 visitors a day.

Don’t jump to any conclusions, some days the site getting 50 visitors can make just as much as the site getting 2,000 visitors. It all has to do with the quality of the traffic and how well it converts into a sale. And of course, it all depends on what you’re selling… a lcd cleaning kit for $20 bucks or a gaming laptop which sells for $2000+.

Regardless, you have to get that traffic in the first place if you want to earn an online income. The more traffic you have, usually, the more you will make; at least this has been my experience. Since traffic is very important to me, I keep a lot of records and stats on where my traffic is coming from on the web. I have to know what produces the quality traffic and how to get it.

So below I have listed down my 5 most important traffic sources and/or the marketing techniques I use to get that traffic. This list might also help you with your own traffic and how you can increase it. Here are my 5 main traffic sources…

1. SEO and the Search Engines

The majority of the traffic to my sites comes from the search engines, mainly Google. It is my high rankings for my targeted keyword phrases which bring in the most and the best quality traffic to my sites. Get the SEO right and build a lot of quality one-way links from related sites and you will get the traffic.

Another tactic, don’t just create a website with only 10 or 20 pages – create one with 1000 to 5000 pages. I know this takes time but consider your site like a long-term business which you will keep building for years. Produce plenty of quality content and you will get plenty of quality visitors in return. Works for me.

2. Article Marketing

Another very effective way to bring in quality traffic to your site or sites is article marketing. Just write short articles related to your site’s keywords and place your keyworded links in the resource box. Distribute these articles all over the web.

Right now, what is working for me, is writing unique articles which I only place on one important site. I am using this technique with sites like SiteProNews, Buzzle and many more. Article marketing is still one of the most effective ways to get quality traffic, just try it.

3. PPC – Pay Per Click Advertising

I know, I know, this can be very expensive but PPC can be the quickest way to get quality traffic to your sites. Just be careful and approach it with kid’s gloves until you find campaigns which work for you – then scale them up.

Microsoft Adcenter and Yahoo Marketing have now joined forces and I find this is producing good traffic for me. Google Adwords is probably better but they are a real pain to work with and have become too expensive, at least for my keywords. But if you have the resources, don’t rule out Adwords or any of the PPC programs.


4. Social Media Sites

From Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn, social media sites can provide a lot of traffic and word of mouth advertising for your site. For me, even though I haven’t worked these sites to their fullest potential, I still get traffic from them. Getting your pages bookmarked in some of these sites can bring in a flood of traffic overnight, while most of this traffic will be temporary, you can get a lot of sign-ups to your newsletter and different follow-up lists. While not exactly in the same group, I have had some success with YouTube videos which also bring in targeted traffic. Don’t ignore these social media and video sites in your traffic strategies.

5. Email Marketing and Follow-up Lists

This is another one of my major sources of “repeat visitors” to my sites. You must be constantly building up your different contact lists for further follow-up. This will bring in more visitors than you would expect, especially if you put some simple viral messages in your emails. If you supply valuable information, people will recommend your content to friends and co-workers; again word of mouth can bring in a lot of traffic especially in this age of Facebook and Twitter.

Of course, there are many more traffic sources such as Press Releases, Banner Ads, RSS Feeds, Off-line Advertising… and if you have your own products to promote, affiliates and joint ventures will be your most valuable source of traffic. Over the years I have picked up a lot of information on traffic and traffic tips… some of the best places/people for this has been:

freetraffictip.com – run by Tinu Abayomi-Paul, one of my best sources for free traffic tips. Excellent.

trafficology.com – this site and newsletter gives you off-beat ways to build traffic to your site. Highly Recommended.

trafficsecrets.com – if this one is still open, John Reese has a few very good products on traffic. Recommended if you can afford it.

About the Author: Titus Hoskins is a full time online affiliate marketer who operates numerous niche sites, as well as two sites on Internet Marketing: internet marketing tools or try here free marketing courses.

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Titus Hoskins raises some crucial points with which I concur and you can click on the links for my recommendations in these areas.

Happy marketing!

Talk soon.

Chineme

http://internetmarketingviews.com