Posted on January 22nd, 2008 in Simple, Simple Cash Blog, Strategies, Twitter, Web Traffic | 1 Comment »
I’ve promised people many times that I’ll keep offering up web traffic systems and techniques. What you see below is an extremely simple system that The Rhodes Brothers have used again and again to drive traffic and build our list.
First, like many other people, we create a squeeze page. That simply means that we offer up a high quality report to people in exchange for their name and email address. Basically, people opt in to your list to get a free goodie. This alone can drive web traffic!
Second, we post news about the free goodie on a news web site. Often this is simple. We just write about the freebie on one of our niche blogs. On our internet marketing sites, this is obviously very simple and readers “get it” immediately. But, it does work in any niche.
Let’s pause here a second.
Many people will tell you that the two actions above are list building. Well, that’s kind of true. But listen, that list is very weak. Freebie seekers are, um, freebie seekers. They want everything for free. A freebie list is a freeloader list, although there is still value.
The Rhodes Brothers cannot let you down. There is more to this story. We’re going to explain the next step of the Web 2.0 Traffic System. Your freebie list is pure gold when it comes to Web 2.0 and I’m going to make it 100% clear in just a minute.
With me still?
Now, third (Step Three!), you’re going to leverage that “low quality” freebie list. What you’re going to do is simply ask them to visit a page and Stumble it. You’re going to ask them to post about it on Twitter. You’re going to ask them to bookmark it on Del.icio.us and related sites. You might even ask them to Digg that page.
What is this magical page? I’m glad you asked because this is very important.
This second page is another high value page that the freebie seekers will be happy to promote. Remember, the “promotion” they are doing is deadly simple. It’s easy to Stumble, Digg, and bookmark, don’t you agree?
This second page, which the freebie list is promoting is high value, but it also contains a central message and common theme. It’ll also include links (just a few!) to your sales page for a product that is related to your original freebie page and your second page that the freebie seekers are pumping for you.
Let’s recap. I’ll keep it very simple…
1. Create high value product and simple page where freebie seekers opt in.
2. Build a freebie seeker list.
3. Create another great page (“Page 2”), with great information but also links to your product.
4. Hit up freebie seeker list, ask them to promote Page 2, which is a smart, witty info page.
Listen, people don’t mind helping you if you give them something free. They might not give you money, but they CAN drive traffic to your pages. They can pump traffic, link to you, talk about you, and much more.
I’m telling you that this method absolutely, completely works. We’ve driven a lot of free traffic this way through our freebie lists. That freebie traffic will translate in real dollars once the traffic starts to pick up. Plus, you’ll start showing up in Google more often too with those pages.
p.s. OK, OK. You need an example of a “freebie” site? Here’s one example. No more, got it?