Are You Blind to Business Opportunties?

Posted on December 12th, 2008 in Advice, Customers, General, Offline, Strategies, Web Traffic | No Comments »

I have a site that has a PageRank of 6. Google loves my site. I’m ranked for an incredible number of keywords. Many of which I don’t even know.

It has over 500 pages of content. (Maybe more?) It’s awesome content. Nearly 100% original and added over the years, naturally and with great care. Much of the content is linkbait. I have thousands and thousands of incoming links.

The domain is over (gasp!) 10 years old. Yes, it’s been around since 1998. It’s a 7 letter domain, which is a bit long considering the age, but it’s good. Is it SEO’ed or otherwise optimized? Not really.

There’s more too…

This is one of the very first blogs on the internet. Seriously, this was absolutely on of the first 10K blogs out there. I would even place a small wager that it’s one of the first 1,000 blogs.

When it started the site was 100% static. Then, I started to manually update it with news. It
became a manual blog (FTP uploads of HTML). That was it; 100% old school.

Now, at first, it was a labor of love. I just had a web site because I could. It seemed like a smart thing to do.

Then, over time, people started to call me. They emailed me. And, I landed some huge contracts as a consultant in this (extremely competitive) niche. That was back in 1999 through 2001. That was a monetization model that simply fell into my lap. No effort!

I even had a list of 8,000 hungry subscribers. I sent out more than 80 newsletters over a 3-4 year period and I drove substantial traffic. (Thelist size is about 500 now.)

All of this sounds FANTASTIC, doesn’t it?

Well, it becomes a sad story with a great ending. You see, for many years (on and off) I would update the site. But, not enough to keep it growing. Although it still pulls substantial traffic, it hasn’t grown.

Furthermore, the site wasn’t properly monetized. I did very little with Adsense and nothing with any products or services. Well, next to nothing. I did some things but it was feeble. Not much cash flowed in, which just encouraged me to stay away and focus on other things.

Now, however, I am ready to strike. I realize that I was blind to business opportunities with the site. I know more about how to market and sell products to my site visitors. More importantly, I know how to add more value and deliver more value to my readers and customers.

The best news is that I realized that I have a super high quality asset. It’s time to leverage that asset and generate some money. It’s also time to help more people through that site. It’s time to strike.

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Traffic Generation Web Site: Top Secret Revealed

Posted on November 6th, 2008 in Advice, Simple, Strategies, Traffic Drill | 1 Comment »

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Don’t you wish there was a magic traffic generation web site? You’d simply enter the URL for your web site and within just a few minutes, traffic would start flowing.

(Sounds good, don’t you think?)

Just imagine: This traffic creation site would allow you to generate cash again and again. The reason is very simple. If you can get traffic, you can make money. There are many ways to make money online if you get get people to your site…

  • Advertising Revenue
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Selling Memberships
  • Selling Your Own Products

And, you could capture that traffic through a squeeze page. You could build up your list. Nothing could be better than building that list up from the flowing traffic. From there, you could provide more value, sell more products, and build your empire. I smell success…

MAGIC BULLETS?

If you’re here, reading this article, I assume that you want to make money online and you need a traffic generation web site, just like I describe. You need that “magic bullet” which allows you to pull down traffic easily.

Well, let’s talk more about this. There are three basic ways to get web site traffic. You can buy it, you can beg for it, or you can borrow it.

You can use pay per click (PPC) tools, like Adwords, to easily pull in visitors. You can do this day after day, week after week. This is one way to buy traffic; there are many.

All it takes to get web site traffic is some money. I admit that this isn’t a secret. However, I must make an important point. I’ll start with this. PPC can be very expensive. And, there’s a learning curve. It’s not something that’s easy to jump into, and it can drain your bank account. But there is a nugget of wisdom here. If you spend money, you can make money. Better still, there are legitimate ways to spend a little money but make a lot in return. I’ll come back to this idea later.

You can also “beg” for traffic. You can do some article marketing for example and get listed in the search engines, or get traffic from your author bio box directly. The point is that you can get traffic for free. However, it takes a lot of time and effort to make the magic happen. You have to write and submit a lot of content. You’re behind even if you outsource the writing because that is more money out of your pocket. But, there’s a key idea here. You can use the search engines to leverage your results. I’ll come back to this idea later, too.

You can also “borrow” traffic. There are two easy-to-understand examples of this. First, you can do a joint venture with someone. You would send out a note for an internet marketer in your niche, and they would do the same for you.

Also, you could participate in a giveaway. With a giveaway (e.g., Simple Giveaway), everyone drives traffic to one site and you benefit from everyone else participating. The are problems with giveaway events. They are not consistent, they take time to set up, and time to manage. Joining a giveaway is better than running one, in most cases.

So, let’s recap. You can buy traffic (e.g., PPC), you can beg for it (e.g., organic Google results), or you can borrow it (e.g., JVs and giveaways). Of course there are other models but these categories cover most of the playing field.

DEMAND WEB SITE TRAFFIC

So, here’s the scoop. I want you to take a look at Traffic Drill. If you haven’t heard of it, the concept is stunning. You can literally ask other people to drive traffic to your web site. It’s a traffic generation web site that the Rhodes Brothers developed, and it includes several special advantages.

You can ask people to do things like bookmark you site (e.g., using Del.icio.us), Digg a blog entry, and give an article a Thumbs Up on StumbleUpon. You just need to ask other Traffic Drillers for help. Yes, you simply ask for traffic and you get it.

Traffic Drill utilizes the power of web 2.0, social media and social web sites. Everyone works together to drive traffic. It’s something that anyone can do. Traffic Drill is the kind of simple web service that works in any niche. It’s awesome.

Oh, and there are videos and special whitepapers that explain one-of-a-kind traffic generation secrets. For example, we explain how to utilize RSS and tools like Twitter. Again, if you’re curious about how to easily drive traffic like “they do” Traffic Drill has downloads that give you very specific, step-by-step instructions. Anyone can do this.

Here’s another thing. One of our members was able to go from zero PageRank to a PageRank of 1 in about 5 days. In other words, he wasn’t getting any Google love but with Traffic Drill he was able to get noticed and get a Google ranking. (He also generated cash that he can directly trace to the traffic he’s getting from Traffic Drill.) There are other Traffic Drillers who have increased their traffic by 10x.

TRAFFIC DRILL IS OPTIMIZED

I think you can see why I am so excited about Traffic Drill. It works.

Inside the Traffic Drill membership web site, you’ll find a forum. You can ask questions, post comments, share tips, and of course, request links and free traffic. You also get direct access to the Rhodes Brothers. You get hands on assistance inside. And, I’m happy to say that anyone can afford Traffic Drill.

So, it works and the price is right. It’s as close to a traffic generation web site as you can get. Yes, there are 1-2 similar services “out there” but they are $127 or more. And, they are more complicated or too sophisticated. We keep our products and services simple. Anyone can join and anyone can participate.

Traffic Drill allows you to “buy” traffic, because there is price to join the membership. But, the ROI is high. So when you think about it and when you see it in action, you’ll realize that you’re getting the equivalent of traffic for pennies-per-click.

Traffic also allows you to “beg” for traffic. Hundreds of other Traffic Drillers will assist you to build up Karma and to get help with their web sites. It’s back scratching but on steroids. There’s nothing quite like this in the internet marketing world.

And lastly, Traffic Drill allows you to “borrow” traffic from other people. They can promote you to their lists. They can blog about you. They can link to your site directly. For example, you could write a short blog entry for another trusted Traffic Driller with 1-2 links back to your web site. They get free content and you get a link or two, and some traffic.

So, as you can see, Traffic Drill is optimzed to give you cheap traffic, with some begging and borrowing thrown in for good measure. I can’t tell you the entire Traffic Drill story here — so I recommend that you keep reading on the main Traffic Drill information page:

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