There are many ways indeed to get traffic to your websites. Every website needs traffic, the best site in the world will not make a penny without traffic, while a moderate site might can do great business if it gets enough traffic. As the internet has evolved, so have the methods of traffic generation, and some of the ways that had appeal way back when, are simply scoffed at now at useless. Maybe though, they aren't as useless as you thought, so let's take a look. . .
I want to focus on FFA (Free For All) sites, safelists, and traffic exchanges. The driving principle behind these methods, is that you go and visit other people's sites and in return you get a certain number of people visiting your site. It sounds good in theory, a mutually beneficial arrangement.
The trouble is that the other people on these sites are after the same result as you - they just want more traffic and are not interested in what the other sites have to say. The end result is that all the members skim over each other's sites to no effect for anyone. Even worse, a lot of these sites charge for the priveledge! This means the only one getting any real benefit is the site owner
The savvy marketers soon cottoned on to the dubious value of these sites, and moved on to more targetted more efficient methods. As a result the FFA sites, safelists and traffic exchanges seemed to get left behind to the newbies coming online, who had yet to learn better.
It is still possible to make profit from these sites, but you can't do it by selling directly from the sites you put in the system. What you need to do is use the sites to build your list, and then profit from messages you send to your email list. You build this list by offering a free report, preferably on the subject that is of most interest - how to get traffic!
Some of these sites now offer free credits, so you don't need to surf other sites to get your own seen. The quality may not be the best, but the averages show that you can build your list with little effort, and this is how you profit from some of the most terrible traffic methods.
Gordon Bryan is the author of the ‘Tireless Traffic Technique', which he uses to generate no cost targetted traffic.
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