welcome to the third part of this blog post about ” Internet Marketing Business Simplified”…………………………………
In this third and final part of this post we’re going to look at ways of getting traffic to your squeeze page. Because its no good having a fantastic offer to give away and a lovely looking squeeze page, if no one knows your there. That’s a bit like having a shop and not telling anyone that your are open and ready for business 🙂
Here are twelve ways of getting traffic to your squeeze page………………..
1. Leverage the viral power of video sharing sites.YouTube, Metacafe, Break,Vimeo there’s a bunch of them out there. Create interesting and informative videos for/about your niche/market and post them on your YouTube channel on a regular basis. Make sure to include the link to your squeeze/opt-in page in your video post.Respond through video. YouTube, along with other video sharing sites and some social networking sites allow you to post video response/comments. Posting video response/comments allows you to piggy back on the popularity of the video you are responding to/commenting on. In addition, video comments have the capability to catch people’s attention more than text-based comments.
2. Make your presence known on social networking sites – If you have an account on social networking sites like Facebook,and Twitter, make sure to mention about your products/services/offers (complete with the link to your squeeze/opt-in page) in your profile. If not, you can always signup for an account with all the social networking sites out there, preferably using a username and avatar that brands your business or you as a person, whichever it is that you want to promote.
3. Create a blog on various free blogging platforms – Blogger/Blogspot, WordPress.com, LiveJournal, there’s a bunch of them out there. Fill them up regularly with new blog entries and don’t forget to include a link to your lead capture page. You can also set up an opt-in form on your blogs. Make the most out of your blogs’ RSS feed. If you publish useful/interesting content on your blog, there’s a very good chance that your readers will want to subscribe to your blog and probably even syndicate your posts on their site. And there’s no better way for them to do either of those than through your blog’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed. Just don’t forget to include a link to your lead-generation page in your blog posts. More importantly, make your posts interesting and useful.
4. Submit your blog(s) to blog directories. This will help you in building a following, readership, and revenue. Some examples of blog directories are Best of the Web Blogs, Technorati, and Blog Catalog.
5. Comment on other people’s blog – Especially those that are in a similar or related niche to yours. You can also comment on those that are in a different niche so long as you stay relevant to the conversation. Just don’t spam. Like I said, make your comments relevant to either the running discussion or the main blog entry.
6. Do a guest post on other people’s blog – Some bloggers welcome guest bloggers. Try to look for them and offer to write an entry or two for their blog. The key here is relevance and quality content. Write an entry that will be useful and interesting to the readers of the blog you are writing for.
7. Participate in forums. Join forums that are related to your niche and start participating in the discussions. Wherever permitted, include the link to your lead capture page in your forum signature file.
8. Submit press releases to PR sites – If your site is new, you can write a press release about its launching and submit it to various PR sites. The thing about PR sites is that they will distribute your press release to various online news outlets. So, this is a really good way to get free inbound links to your site/lead-generation page. In addition, this can also help your site/page rank in the search engine results pages. Examples of PR sites are PRWeb and PRLeap.
9. Create your Squidoo Lenses and HubPages – these two Web 2.0 sites are pretty hot these days. They allow you to create mini-sites or one-page sites on their “real estate” where you can link back to your site(s) or your lead-generation page.
10. Join traffic exchange sites. A Traffic Exchange (also known as Hit Exchange) lets you receive exposure for your own web site, banner ads, and even text links by viewing the sites and ads of other people. However, since you’re after real people visiting your site, you may want to stay away from Auto Surf Traffic Exchanges. Additionally, paid exchanges generally produce better results than the free exchanges.
11. Make use of Q&A sites – Yahoo Answers, AskVille, AnswerBag… look for unanswered questions that falls under your niche/category and answer them the best way you can (i.e., helpful information). Include your link in your answer not as a signature but rather as part of your answer. If you can’t find any unanswered questions relating to your niche, create one of your own. You can answer your own question but make sure you do it on a different computer and with a different identity so as not to raise any suspicion.
12. Submit your site to Web directories –Yahoo! Directory, DMOZ there’s a bunch of them out there. In fact, there are hundreds if not thousands of them. Just look for them online. You don’t have to submit to all the directories that you can find. Just submit your site to the ones that are related to your subject matter/business (niche).
There are many many more ways to also drive traffic to your squeeze page, but, you could pick just 4-5 out of these twelve and still generate lots of traffic to your offer,
I hope that you have enjoyed this three part blog post and that it simplifies Internet Marketing and also helps you make some money.
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