Website Traffic and Patience – Sometimes It Just Takes Time

Website Traffic – Waiting for Google

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website trafficI’ve stressed over and over how important it is to get traffic to your site.  In fact, it’s where you’re going to spend some 90% of your time when you build a Website with the intention of making money.

The greatest site in the world is useless without Website traffic.

You need visitors to make money.  It’s that simple.

Building a site is relatively easy.  So is finding a product to promote.  Creating good content is harder, but the hardest part is finding a way to get people to visit you so they can buy whatever it is that you’re selling or promoting.

There are lots of ways to generate Website traffic, from proper onsite SEO to social media to paid advertising.  These things all contribute getting traffic to your site.

Sometimes, however, you just need time.  Everyone wants to get traffic to their site immediately, and that’s understandable.  After all, you’re paying to put that site online from day one, and it would be nice to have that site rise to the top of the Google rankings right away, so you can start making money.

If you’re determined to make a career of Internet marketing, however, you should be prepared to play the long game.  Work on your site.  Add good content.  And be patient.

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Making Money With Pinterest

Making Money With Pinterest

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making money with pinterestSocial media is quite popular these days, and several billion people are members of Facebook.  There are lots of articles and even books about how to make money with Facebook, but today, I’m going to talk about how to make money with Pinterest.

Pinterest is essentially a site where you post images, just as you might on Instagram. These images are known as “pins,” and people usually create “boards” of related pins that they’ve uploaded to the site.

While Pinterest is considered a social media platform, where you can post images, share images, and comment on images, the site also provides some opportunities for the clever marketer to make money.

The site has millions of members, so there’s a lot of traffic there.  If you can attract people to your pins, you can get them to your Website and from there you can make money.

Read on for more about how to make money with Pinterest.

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Search Engine Rankings – What Google Wants This Week

Search Engine Rankings – Quality and Links Matter

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You can’t make money with a Website if you don’t have traffic, and if you’re on a budget, free traffic is the best option.  For that, you’re going to have to rely on favorable search engine rankings, and that can be a problem.  First of all, the market in most niches is pretty competitive.  Second of all, the search engines, particularly Google, seem to change what they’re looking for on a daily basis.  Every time there’s a new “animal” update, such as Panda or Penguin, Google shakes up the search engine rankings completely, throwing the entire Internet off balance.

search engine rankingsWhile it’s not possible to know what the search engines will be looking for six months from now, it is possible to know what they’re interested in right now.  We recently came across an interesting blog post that distilled the results of more than one million Google search results and came up with a pretty definitive list of the things that seem to be important to the search giant…today, at least.  Read on for more about search engine rankings.

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Free Traffic to a Niche Blog

Your Niche Blog and Free Traffic

I was on a marketing forum recently and someone posted a legitimate question – “How can I get traffic for my niche blog?”  The question was a basic one; he was trying to figure out how he could get free traffic to his blog.  Common wisdom in the Internet marketing world about blogging is pretty straightforward – follow your passion.  As long as you’re interested in something, and you write about it both often and well, people will find you.  Actually, getting free traffic to your niche blog is a bit more complicated than that.

blogging and free trafficThe guy who posted the question wasn’t exactly a newbie, and he’d done his research and thought he was doing everything right.  The topic of his niche blog is a popular one in the make money online niche.  He’s writing about the topics that are generally popular in that niche – building Websites, creating a mailing list, how to write productively, and more.  He’s also doing a lot of the other “behind the scenes” things that are supposed to help draw traffic.

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Forum Marketing – Free Traffic If You Follow the Rules

Forum Marketing -It Works if You Do it Correctly

Everyone wants traffic to their Websites.  Without traffic, we don’t make any money.  But it can be hard to get people to come to your Website, and if you don’t have money for advertising, you’re going to have to look at ways to get free traffic.  That’s the best kind, anyway, since it allows you to save your money for something else.  You will have to pay for it with time and patience.  If you’re looking for a way to get free traffic, forum marketing is a longstanding method that still works, provided that you follow the rules.

forum_marketing_2One of the great things about the Web is the sheer numbers of forums related to just about any topic you can imagine.  This form of social network predates Facebook and still thrives today.  A forum is a membership site, which you can usually join for free, that allows you to exchange thoughts, questions and ideas with other people who are interested in the same topic. Forum marketing is simply a method of using such a Website to draw free traffic to your own site, and the method is a fairly simple one, though it does take some time to become effective.

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