Everyone who has a website knows that to have sales you must have traffic, but not just any traffic it has to be targeted traffic.
What is Targeted traffic? It is simply visitors to your website that are interested in what your website is about. For example, people interested in buying makeup will find makeup websites interesting.
To get Good targeted Traffic to our website is not hard but it does take time and effort and one good way of getting this traffic is to join forums.
Subscribe to forums that discuss your topic. Answer questions and join in the debates there. Become an expert in the field. Then with each article reply you write have a discreet link to your website in the signature file. What can be placed in your signature is often determined by the forum owners. Do not spam the forum or you will be stopped from posting. This is one of the most productive ways of getting free traffic as those who click your link have already read and liked your style.
Another way is to link your site with others, contact website owners that have similar but not competitive websites to yours, ask them for a reciprocal link from their website to yours. Be sure to select your link partner to match closely your customer profile as this will increase your traffic.
There are software programs that are very helpful in this process. Just do a little research....!
Advertising in E-zines is a very effective method of driving Targeted Traffic to your website, although there is a cost in buying the advertising the benifits to getting your business pressence out quickly can be very good. You will need to contact e-zine owners that have your target readership and buy advertisements from them. Be sure to have a test run to see that the return on investment is sufficient to cover the costs involved. If you are buying an extended run of advertisements talk with the e-zine owner over price. You may save a considerable amount.
Newsletters are an other effective marketing tool that can drive Targeted Traffic to your site so when people visit your website you need to capture thier details and maybe offer them something of value for free. (like an information product). Get them to sign up with a Newsletter and then consistantly give them good infomation and content about the topic that you are interested in, this increases your value to them and will get them to listen to what you have to say. (Target your audience)
E-Books are often used to get targeted traffic, these are usually free informational books for your opt ins and for others to give away free if they leave your links in the book itself. You can place links back to your website in the books you sell or give to your clients. This way of getting Free Targeted Traffic has a viral effect and can give you a consistant never ending supply of traffic over time.
To get Targeted Free Traffic with Joint Ventures all you need to do is to contact online marketers looking for new products to sell. They often have large mailing lists with eager to buy customers. Normally they are willing to email their list for a cut of the sale price. This works particularly well with informational products. It has several advantages. It can give a very sizeable boost to both your sales and your mailing list within a very short period.
Buying Traffic is probably the cheapest in terms of time and most expensive money wise. It gives a traffic boost normally within 30 days. You are buying traffic from expired domain names which the company selling the traffic has bought. They are domain names still registered on the search engines which get a considerable amount of traffic. The previous domain name owners have either lost interest in the name or simply forgot to renew the registration. This means that the traffic from the expired domain name is simply redirected to your website. This is usually high quality traffic as only websites with traffic such as you want is redirected to you. As I said previously there is a cost but if the Traffic matches your site then it is a very quick and simple method of producing Targeted Traffic quickly
A word of warning about buying traffic other than expired domain. Even with expired domain traffic, check out the source you are buying from. Many scams and schemes exist and what they are selling as "targeted traffic" that is nothing more than someone using software and 'farming' email addresses from the internet. So be carefull as spaming is illegal and your site can be shut down if you are found to be doing that!
When you combine these techniques and apply them consistently over time you will find a rich source of targeted traffic coming to your website. This, combined with quality products will ensure the success of your online business. But remember to be consistant with your actions as the more you put out to the web will bring you better results over time. The results may not be realised tomorrow but remember sow today and let the crops grow to maturity then you will see the fruits of you efforts and mos of all don't give up!
Gav Shannon is a Network Marketing Professional who writes about different topics that he feels may be of an interest.Get the real tips, strategies and pain saving lessons on how to do Network Marketing the right way at http://www.gavshannon.com