Daily Routine For Great Traffic Flow

I tried article marketing….

I tried blog hopping….                                               

I tried social bookmarking…

 

None of these marketing strategies worked….

On their own…

The idea of article marketing is basically, writing articles targeted around your keywords and niche then submitting these articles to article directories.

The point of this is to attract attention of readers and to get Google love by linking your articles back to your site. It is important that these articles are 100% unique content or they can quickly be blacklisted by Google.

 

There are several ways to get traffic from article marketing.

First, your article can be ranked in Google and other search engines for keywords and keyword phrases found within the article. The higher the article is ranked, the more traffic it will get. Usually for an article to get ranked on page one of Google, it will have to be for a low competition keyword or keyword phrase.

Next, you can get attention of readers both from search engine views and people on the article directory itself searching for your target niche content. Another way to attract readers is if your article is shared by readers who enjoyed your article enough to grab it and post on their blog or on a social media medium.

The most powerful long term traffic effect that article marketing has is…

 

the backlink from a highly relevant article on a high page rank site that is getting traffic. The more of this kind of backlink you have the better. The only problem with this is that it can take several months for the backlink juice to take effect. Once they do, you site or blog will see a nice boot in search engine rankings depending on how many articles you submit and their quality.

You want your content to be engaging and unique. In order for someone to want to click through to your blog, you will want to offer free, useful advice that causes the reader to want to know more. You will never get every reader to follow your link, but the more personal and engaging your content, the higher your click through rate will be.

With article marketing you NEVER want to sell, instead just talk to your readers like they were your friends.

Anyway, Article marketing brought me a steady trickle of traffic, but I was not patient enough to wait months to see increased traffic flow.

So, I decided to try blog hopping… Blog hopping is a great way to backlink, connect with like minded people, and really get found on the internet. The reason I failed at first with this is the fact that I was contributing to spam unknowingly because the people I learned from were in fact themselves spammers.

Leaving as many comments as you can on ever blog you can find in your niche with short comments like “nice blog” or “great content” doesn’t cut it.

Instead, as I recently discovered, learn a little about the author, use their name in the comments. Actually read the post, and then sincerely reply with your thoughts. It is good to add to the post content if you can. When you read it, if it brings up an idea that was not mentioned, mention it.

Use your real name, always. People will want to visit your blog to both return the favor of commenting and to just see what you have to offer. You can quickly begin to meet and connect with new, like minded people.

I now agree that blog hopping is a great way to get targeted traffic, but if that’s all you are doing, you are missing out on so much free traffic!

One other strategy I tried and got mediocre results from… Social Bookmarking…

Social bookmarking is said to have very powerful results. Some marketers swear by it. But, what is it exactly?

Social bookmarking sites like Digg, Tumblr, Diigo, etc. are a great way to let Google and the rest of the world know your content is here. A bookmarks is a small snippet of text that describes what is found in your content and is saved on high authority sites that have  good standings with Google.

If you bookmark every post, article, etc. that you create, you will see faster Google indexing and a small amount of link love for each.

In order to post a bookmark, you have to log on to each social bookmarking site and post the bookmark. OR

You can use free automated software such as onlywire… which I do not recommend by the way… I tried automated software and got very poor results. I don’t think Google likes that. There are a lot of social bookmarking sites and this can be very time consuming…. So now what?

There is an in between option… A site called: http://www.socialposter.com/

You have to manually create each account, but once you do and login to each, you only have to go to social poster to submit to each of the sites in their list. (I believe there are 30 or so).

I got results from this technique, but again, they were mediocre at best.

 

Daily Routine to See Great Targeted Traffic Flow

The real traffic, both short term and long term, comes in when you use all three of these methods simultaneously.

Start by creating a post, then rewrite your post into an article to submit to an article directory (rewrite multiple times and submit to more directories for more exposure and backlinks). Now, hop over to social poster and bookmark each of these submitted content items. Follow this by finding some new blog posts to comment on, and when they offer comment luv, link back to your post.

I suggest commenting on at least 10 new posts a day… don’t be afraid to revisit blogs that you liked.

There are other traffic techniques that can be powerful as well like video marketing and JV Giveaway events. But, for now, this will get you started and you will see a good flow of traffic if you implement these tasks daily.

These tasks can take a long time at first, but once you get into a routine, you will find that you will spend much less time completing these tasks and be ready to learn more about video marketing and JV Giveaways…

 

Thanks for reading, if this helped you, please leave a comment.

If you have any questions or need help in a specific area, please leave a comment and I will respond promptly.

I am here to help you succeed.

~Jeremy


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9 Responses to “Daily Routine For Great Traffic Flow”

  1. Hi Jeremy,

    Article marketing does in deed work. The key here is to write quality articles that link back to an action packed resource box like – Get started now with FREE (that is the key word) whatever it is you are promoting with an optin area. Also, you need to submit your articles to more than one or two directories – there are several out there and investing in an article submitter is really worth it. I actually got good results out of this, but I have since stopped as I just didn’t have the time and also moved on to like you said blog hopping. That can be effective as long as they return the favor – you need to be real careful about who and what you approve as they are often just websites not blogs.

    Social marketing I have mixed feelings about – I say not, but it can work if you are persistent with it and can get some followers back, like Stumbleupon is a good one.

    Anyway, great post here, Jeremy!

    Hope things are going well for you!
    Linda
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    JeremyNo Gravatar Reply:

    Hi Linda,

    Article marketing is definitely not something to be ignored. Google loves fresh content, especially when it is posted on web properties that already have a high Google page rank.

    I completely agree with you about having a well written resource box with a call to action and/ or an incentive for the reader to visit your site or blog.

    Submitting your articles to multiple directories has yielded great results for me in the past also. Since the last year of Google Panda updates, I have learned that some differences have come about when doing this though that everyone should be aware of. (I have done a lot of research on this btw =))

    Google will not index duplicate content from more than one source. Meaning that if you submit your article to 10 article directories, you should only expect to get one ranked in the search engine, which is not a huge deal. Your other articles can still be found by users that visit the other article directories and you will still receive backlink juice from each article…

    That was as of the end of 2011 anyway, Google does make changes constantly to keep us on our toes.

    Thanks for your comment, Linda!

    Talk again soon,

    ~Jeremy
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  2. Jeremy! Great Post! Thanks a bunch for the step-step-step instructions for article marketing and generating traffic to your website. Article marketing sounds easy, but without following a system like you have described, I don’t think one will get results.
    My blog is up, and I am now editing my first eBook, so I need all the help I can get to start actually building my list. One can always buy traffic, ie with solo ads, but I think it is best to know what one is doing if one is going to start spending money on traffic. First, article marketing.
    Cheers, michael holcomb

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    JeremyNo Gravatar Reply:

    Hey Michael,

    Article marketing is powerful for traffic generation both short term and long term. I am working on an e-book myself that outlines, in detail, the article marketing process that I have refined over the years that really works well for me.

    Let me know when your ebook is finished, I would love to check it out… And thanks for posting me under “Other cool blogs” on your side bar.

    You rock, Mike! (Hope you don’t mind if I call you Mike.) =)

    Talk to you soon,

    ~Jeremy
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    JeremyNo Gravatar Reply:

    One more thought Michael,

    I never pay for traffic. I would not recommend paid traffic, but I have heard of people doing very well using it. I would rather perfect the free traffic methods, which can be very powerful, before spending any money on paid traffic techniques.

    Have you ever tried using paid traffic methods?

    Take care,

    ~Jeremy
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  3. Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any tips for rookie blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

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    JeremyNo Gravatar Reply:

    hey Stormy,

    Sorry about the error… It happens to me when commenting on blogs quite often…. I have learned a lot and do have some tips for you…. But, first it would be best if I could take a look at your blog, if you have one yet, and see where you are at…

    If you don’t yet have a blog set up, let me know and I’ll help you make that a reality…. =)

    Otherwise, let me know where you are at and any questions you may have….

    Keep in touch and let me know where I can help!

    Talk soon,

    ~Jeremy

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  4. Great Post! Thanks a bunch for the step-step-step instructions for article marketing and generating traffic to your website. Article marketing sounds easy, but without following a system like you have described, I don’t think one will get results.

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    JeremyNo Gravatar Reply:

    Yeah, no matter how much you know, nothing will work out without a plan of action. This is a great one for getting started with article marketing.

    Take care,

    ~Jeremy
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