Posted on October 3rd, 2010 in 10x, EzineArticles, Free Business Model, Really Simple Method, Reports, Reselling, Simple, Simple Cash Blog, Strategies, Traffic Drill, Web Traffic | 24 Comments »
One of the most common struggles newer internet marketers experience is developing constant streams of traffic to their websites and offers. Without the flow of ongoing traffic, your website and your offers die out. You MUST be smart about getting multiple streams of long-term web traffic or you won’t survive.
It’s harsh, but it’s true. Getting those eyeballs is our lifeblood.
The good news is that there are literally thousands of different ways to generate traffic for free. I mean “free” in the sense that it doesn’t cost you any money – it will cost you time.
Let’s talk about one of my favorite methods. It’s ridiculously easy and you can do this several times in a lazy afternoon…
First, you find a long-tail keyword phrase that your target niche is searching for. I generally try to target searches that receive a bare minimum of 1,000 searches per month. (Note: If you’re in a niche where customers are paying a lot of money for your goods or services, you will probably be able to get away with 300 to 500 searches per month.)
Second, I analyze the strength of competition (SOC) for that long-tail keyword phrase. This can be found in seconds and in one click using the best keyword research tool on the market, Micro Niche Finder. The lower the SOC, the better your chances of ranking, but if it’s 50 or below you’re golden. You stand a good chance of getting ranked for that phrase.
Here’s what Micro Niche Finder looks like once you’re inside:
Here’s a perfect example…
The term “natural fat burning foods” gets about 1,600 searches per month has an SOC of 38. That means it’s a strong candidate to target as a long-tail keyword phrase.
Third, I write a 350 to 500 word article targeting that topic. I include the exact keyword phrase in the title and in the first 50 words of the article. I also sprinkle it one or two additional times throughout the article. I submit these articles to EzineArticles watch the traffic roll in.
Advanced tip: If you want to drastically increase your chances of ranking, you want to sprinkle in LSI keywords to your article. To find these, I use the Google Keyword Tool to search for the long-tail keyword phrase I’m targeting. The first 5 results in the list are the LSI keywords. Try to use at least 3 of those 5 LSI keywords exactly once in your article.
Fourth, I rinse and repeat this process at least 5 to 10 times. Now, this is the important part…after about 2 weeks, I track which articles are doing the best (getting the most views and clicks) and then write more articles about similar long-tail keywords.
When you do this, it means big traffic. You’re taking proven winners and creating more using the exact same formula. You’re replicating success, and that’s going to multiply your traffic.
Tip: You can also use the above formula to build streams of traffic to a new blog or website. Simply put half of the articles on your website, half on EzineArticles which points back to your blog or website. This builds real value….remember that your website/blog is an ASSET that you can sell down the road. So, every article you put on your website increases the worth of the site.
Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than the method I’ve outlined above. Take a market, find a weakness, create optimized content for that keyword and steal traffic from your competitors.
Of course, you need to be able to cash in on the traffic you’re getting. If you’re sending mass amounts of traffic to a page or offer that doesn’t convert, you’re going to leave a lot of money on the table. It’s extremely easy to maximize your income in simple, clever ways, and it doesn’t take much time.
With the right offer, you can make as much from 200 to 300 visitors as you can from 1,000s of people. You don’t need a whole lot of traffic to make a boatload of money, you just need the right business.
Check out the Simple Cash Blog to find extremely simple business models that work for virtually any market. These models put residual cash in your pocket month after month, with very little ongoing effort…if you know some simple tricks.