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How To Get 100 Visitors Per Day In
Just 3 Weeks
By Joseph Then
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Chapter 1 - Introduction .............................................................................3
Chapter 2 - Three Methods You Can Use To Get Visitors Now!................4
1. Post Links On Craigslist .....................................................................4
2. Use Traffic Exchanges .......................................................................4
3. Post In Discussion Forums ................................................................6
Chapter 3 - Conducting Keyword Research ..............................................8
Chapter 4 - Search Engine Optimization .................................................11
On Page Optimization ..........................................................................11
Getting Optimized Content for Your Site ..............................................12
Off Page Optimization & Getting Indexed By Search Engines Quickly 14
Chapter 5 - Generating Traffic with Myspace.com...................................19
Chapter 6 - Generating Traffic Through Article Marketing .......................21
Chapter 7 - Generating Traffic Through Viral Marketing Mechanisms .....26
Chapter 8 - Other Methods of Traffic Generation ....................................29
Commenting In Relevant Places ..........................................................29
Posting on Forums ...............................................................................30
Using Link Dumps ................................................................................31
Submitting to Directories ......................................................................31
Using Press Releases..........................................................................33
Generating Traffic via List Building.......................................................36
Recruiting Affiliates to Generate Traffic for You ...................................37
Chapter 1 - Introduction
One thing new site owners complain about more than anything else is their
inability to generate a constant stream of targeted traffic. In many cases, they
are either unable to generate any traffic at all – or the traffic they do generate is
not targeted-enough to affect reasonably good results.
If you have launched any sites at all, you too, have experienced this. No matter
how hard you tried, no matter what methods you used... you found that you
simply couldn't generate as much traffic you as you needed, which meant you
also couldn't earn as much as you wanted.
In this special report, I will teach you some of the best methods of generating
traffic in a short period of time. In fact, my goal is to teach you how to begin
receiving as many as 100 visitors per day in only three weeks from now.
Let's get started with the basics.
Chapter 2 - Three Methods You Can Use To Get
Most traffic generation methods require a significant lag period before they kick
in and start working as intended; however, there are a few gems that will
immediately begin driving traffic to your site. I’m going go over three of them
1. Post Links On Craigslist
There are Craigslist sites for virtually all major metropolitan areas in the United
States. Find all of the sites that allow you to post classifieds for free; and then
post an advertisement for your site.
Make sure you post in the right category; otherwise, you will be flagged for
abuse and your classified will be removed. In contrast, if you are able to get
several of your classified ads to stick, not only will you get instant streams of
traffic from whichever Craigslist cities you get posted on, but you will quickly get
indexed in search engines.
Consider using this is one of your first methods of traffic generation, as it is the
easiest to do and has the fastest results.
2. Use Traffic Exchanges
There are dozens of traffic exchanges available for almost any conceivable
niche. This is true, too, for the Internet marketing niche, which has a robust traffic
How does a traffic exchange system work? The premise is simple: you either
surf sites for a set amount of time to earn credits, which you can exchange for
page views; or you setup some code on your site that displays links – and for
every page view those links get, you are guaranteed to get a page view in return.
Additionally, you can purchase credits in massive batches and use them to
generate traffic, too.
Now, this isn’t exactly what I’d call results-oriented marketing. Your goal, of
course, is to get results; however, whether or not page views will translate into
clicks and then sales is really hard to determine.
Below, I’ve listed some of the better traffic exchanges available:
1. http://www.trafficswarm.com - This is perhaps the industry leader – at least
when it comes to traffic exchanges that specifically cater to Internet marketers.
It’s automated, targeted, cheat-proof, and allows you to promote virally and
generate an exponentially-increasing amount of visitors.
Another bonus of using Traffic Swarm is that it is completely free and it even
gives you a considerable amount of extra points simply for joining. It also gives
you bonus points when you recruit new members into your downline; and when
they do the same as well.
2. http://www.ts25.com/index.jsp - This is yet another excellent traffic exchange.
TS25 also gives all new members a free account; however, to differentiate
themselves from multi-level marketing schemes, they do not offer a downline
plan, which means you do not get anything for recruiting new members. In fact,
there is no downline system at all.
Similar to Traffic Swarm, however, TS25 also gives you credits for surfing and
for referring traffic. Additionally, they claim to begin delivering traffic to your site
in a mere 5 minutes!
3. http://www.linkcrews.com - This traffic exchange has also broken away from
the multi-level marketing theme, which has been associated with a number of
Internet-based scams, even though in itself, it is not a scam or an illegal
Link Crews offers credits to those who upgrade memberships, those who
purchase credits, those who surf, and those who place a contextual linking code
on their sites.
4. http://www.trafficg.com - This traffic exchange offers users the ability to
segment and filter traffic more carefully, which is always crucial when running a
campaign targeted to a specific demographic.
Traffic G now allows all users to target visitors by geographic location and
5. http://www.hitsafari.com/ - This traffic exchange is also considered to be one
of the best available for Internet marketers. It is especially good if you sign up as
a member. This will entitle you to credit purchase bonuses, surfing credit
bonuses, bonus monthly credits, and even random referrals.
These five traffic exchanges are more than good enough to start with. In fact,
you will probably find the best on the list for your particular niche and then stick
to that; however, you will want to start by finding exchanges that deliver the
Of course, with traffic exchanges, you will want to determine whether or not it is
cheaper for you to surf or whether you should simply purchase the credits and
be done with it.
That leads me to our last form of instant traffic generation.
3. Post In Discussion Forums
Posting in discussion forums is probably one of the fastest ways in which you
can generate traffic for your site. In fact, if you already have established
accounts with dozens of useful posts – but no signature – you can immediately
put this into action.
If not, a good place to start is by looking for active forums to post on. The best
place to do this is probably the Big-Board “messageboard directory,” which you
can find at the following URL: http://www.big-boards.com/.
You will then want to create your own short list of excellent directories with high
traffic. Perhaps you can add them to an excel spreadsheet or a .txt file.
Next, you will want to register at all of these forums and begin posting. Some
forums will allow you to use your signature immediately; however, I would
suggest that you refrain until you have at least ten posts on the board. You can
easily do this within a day, however.
Now, it is important to remember that you’re not spamming. Your goal should be
to provide useful, relevant content – not to saturate the forum by posting
mindlessly in an attempt to get your signature seen.
Additionally, when you first create accounts at these forums, you will want to
come up with an angle to use. For instance, if you’re selling pet rocks, you may
want to create IDs at each forum that are related to pet rocks.
You will also want to position yourself as an expert by focusing specifically on
your given industry. Don’t stray off with random posts; and don’t get bogged
down in forum wars. Instead, just focus on delivering high-quality content about
your area of expertise.
If you continue to do this on a regular basis, forum members will begin to
recognize you and will check out your signature just to see what your business is
If you find that this strategy isn’t working well for you, you will want to continue to
change your signature until you end up with optimal results. Your best bet will be
to employ font superlatives and an extremely catchy yet interesting signature
Chapter 3 - Conducting Keyword Research
Note: DO NOT NEGLECT THIS STEP!
Too many readers skip the above portion and go straight
to the ‘meat’. Trust me, YOU WILL NOT SUCCEED.
Keyword research is a very important part of getting traffic.
What makes you think the topic or product you've decided to promote has any
chance of actually generating traffic? Furthermore, what makes you think that
that there is even a market for your site or product? If your answer isn't
“thorough, unambiguous research,” you should think twice before you attempt to
The amount of traffic you can potentially receive will be directly related to the
amount of people who are actually interested in your product or service. If your
site is focused around an obscure, unpopular topic or niche, you can expect to
get little or no traffic.
While it isn't impossible to promote such sites and receive targeted traffic, it is
much, much harder than it would be for more popular topics. This is why it is
crucial to laser target the right audience before you even building and promoting
the site; however, if you already created your site, don't worry. You can still use
these same methods. It may be a little harder, though.
So how do you conduct basic keyword research? What should you look for when
selecting keywords? And how do you know when your results indicate a bad
Your first goal in conducting keyword research should be to determine whether
your there is a “good amount” of traffic for your keyword and for related
keywords. Unfortunately, a “good amount” is completely subjective. I would
personally suggest looking for base (or main) keywords that get a minimum of
80,000 searches per month according to Overture.
You can determine this by using Overture's Inventory tool at the following URL:
http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/. This will give you
Overture's “aggregate search” data for different keywords.
For example, let's say you decide to make your base keyword “sandwich”
because you're going to start a business that teaches people how to make the
best sandwiches they've ever eaten.
When you type “sandwich” into Overture's Inventory tool, you find out that
“sandwich” was only searched for 46,032 times last month, which was lower than
your “good amount” figure of 80,000 searches per month.
This means that you will want to look for something else. Perhaps you will decide
to create a site about hamburgers instead. A quick test on Overture reveals that
there are well over 80,000 searches for this keyword, so you decide to stick with
In addition to the results you received for hamburger, you find the following
results for the related keyphrases:
13276 Hamburger Recipe
3404 Hamburger restaurant
2503 Hamburger Press
2076 Hamburger Marys
2052 Hamburger Helper
1673 Hamburger Hill
1536 Hamburger Meat Recipe
1362 Frozen Hamburgers
1112 Grilled Hamburger Recipe
1080 Hamburger Casserole
1077 White Castle Hamburgers
1020 Wendys Hamburger
These keyphrases, in addition to the other results (which I did not list) will be
your potential “sub-category” keyphrases; however, before you decide that any
of them are good “sub-category” keyphrases, you will want to determine who you
will have to compete with to secure one of the top three spots on Google.
If you search for hamburger recipe, for instance, you will find that there are
94,000 results on Google. This is a reasonably low amount, which is good.
Additionally, if you scan the top three sites, you will see that all of them have a
low page rank, which means there is a chance you could compete with them.
You will want to go through your list and determine which keyphrases you should
compete for – and which ones you might be better off avoiding.
Here are some things to look out for when browsing the top three results for any
1. Page rank. Does this site have a page rank higher of 5 or higher? If so,
they're going to be a tough competitor.
2. Page extension. Does this site actually use the keyword as the page
extension? If so, again, they're going to be a tough competitor.
3. Home page versus extension. Is this an obscure extension or the home
page of the site? If it's the homepage, you're in for a tough fight.
Again, if you find that the top three sites look like fierce competitors, spend your
time building traffic and pages around other keywords, which will have a much
higher chance of generating traffic. Don't waste your time on an impossible fight.
If you managed to generate a viable list of keywords using the methods outlined
above with your given topic, then proceed to the next step. If not, redo the
process with a different topic or batch of keywords.
Chapter 4 - Search Engine Optimization
There are two ways in which you can optimize your site for natural search engine
traffic. In this section, we are only going to cover tweaking your “on page
factors.” A good amount of the remaining report will discuss various “off page
factors,” including linking campaigns.
On Page Optimization
On page optimization is relatively simple. It consists of two things: optimizing
tags and optimizing content.
As far as tags go, you will want to use your targeted keyword in your title tag and
in your header tags. You will also want to use it as your page extension. These
three simple steps will tell search engines what your pages are all about; of
course, you want them to be about the keywords you are targeting.
When creating title tags and page extensions, you will want to use the keyword
only – and nothing else if possible. When creating header tags, you will want to
use the keyword and some other words. Perhaps you can use the title of the
page or article as the header.
Now, when it comes to optimizing the body of the page – or the “content,” you
will want to put the keyword in question in the first and last paragraphs. You will
also want to optimize at a rate of approximately 1.5% -- or 6 uses per 400 words.
There are a bunch of other little “on page” factors you can tweak, but for the
purpose of this report, we will skip over them.
Getting Optimized Content for Your Site
Now, when it comes to actually getting the optimized content to put on your site,
you can either create it yourself or purchase it from a ghostwriter. Borrowing
articles from directories is a good way to provide more content for your visitors,
but it won’t actually help your search engine rankings in reality.
How can you generate it yourself? Write 300-word articles for each of your
selected keywords – or find some other type of suitable content that you could
use instead. If you plan to write the articles yourself, you may want to check out
the following resource, which could help you considerably:
For instance, in our hamburger site example, you could talk to everyone you
know who grills and ask them for a hamburger recipe. You could then optimize
each recipe for one of the keywords you have on your list.
If you're not up to the challenge of creating your content, it might be considerably
easier to hire someone else to write all of it for you.
You can do this by finding ghostwriters who need jobs. One reasonably good
marketplace for freelance writers can be found at the following URL:
http://www.elance.com. Another option is http://www.guru.com.
You can find writers on these sites by opening a project publisher account and
advertising a project for however many articles you need. You will want to set a
budget and clearly state how many articles you need to completed. In general, a
good 450 words article will cost you about $8-$10.
There is another easy way for you to get good quality writers: Students. There
are many students who are good at writing and they would want to make a few
quick bucks just by writing. The students don’t really mind spending one evening
writing 20 articles for even as low as $4 each for a 500 words article. Check it
out with your local education institutions.
When you select someone to write your project for you, don't forget to check that
person's portfolio and feedback thoroughly. A good amount of ghostwriters write
borderline plagiarized content and try to pass it off as completely original.
Additionally, select a writer who is selling his/her writing for a reasonable amount
of money. Those who are offering extremely low bids on the project more than
likely will do a sloppy job, will borrow content, or will use a “content mixer” to
disguise theft and plagiarism.
Conversely, those who are asking an unreasonably high price usually aren't
even worth it. You may find that those offering reasonable, mid-range prices will
actually produce content that is just as good for considerably less.
Now, with this being said, there is one other way in which you can generate
original content without writing it yourself or without paying someone else to do it
– and that is to create a “revenue-sharing” deal with a partner.
You can do this by contacting a writer and asking him/her if he/she is willing to
accept a portion of the profits you generate, rather than direct payment. If you
plan to do this, though, you will want to make sure that you are actually going to
generate a return on your articles. The writer's responsibility is to do a good job;
and yours is to market it properly to ensure that both of you actually end up
getting paid for the work you have done.
There’s also another option: purchasing private label articles. The downside to
this is that you will have to re-write all of these articles in order to get them to
rank well on the search engines; otherwise you will be flagged for using duplicate
If you’re trying to build traffic for an Internet marketing site, you can always test
out my product at the following URL, which allows you to literally generate your
own unique articles at the fraction of the cost of hiring a ghostwriter:
My articles cover several different topic areas – ranging from search engine
optimization to marketing to Ebay.
Now, once you’ve used one of these methods to generate content for your site;
and once your site is receiving traffic, there are a number of methods you can
build-in that will generate traffic for free; however, we will cover those later in the
report, not now.
Off Page Optimization & Getting Indexed By Search
You now have a functional website with useful content. The next step is getting
the search engines to actually find and index your site. Without this step, you
could have a massive site filled with excellent content – and it wouldn't matter.
So how can you get indexed by search engines quickly?
The fastest way to get indexed by search engines is to get a direct link to your
site on a high page rank authority site. Next time the authority site gets spidered
– provided that the page your link is on does not use “no follow” tags – the
search engines spidering it will follow the link to your site and index it.
You're probably thinking “great, but how the heck do I get a link on an authority
site?” It's actually pretty easy.
One easy way to get your link on a high page rank authority site is to use
http://www.craigslist.com. Go to the San Francisco Bay Craigslist and then select
“classified ads.” Under classified ads, find a section related to your product or
site, and then post an advertisement. You probably won’t get a lot of traffic, but
you will get indexed, provided that you pay attention to the Craigslist rules and
do not spam.
Another good way to get on an authority site is to post your link as a resource on
http://www.wikipedia.org. This is a human-edited encyclopedia, which you can
even edit. All you have to do is create an account and add your link in a relevant
section. If you created a clean, high-quality site, your link will more than likely
stay in Wikipedia.
Again, while this might not get you traffic – at least not immediately – it will get
you indexed in the search engines quickly, which is a must if you want to be able
to generate 100+ unique visits per day in a mere 3 weeks.
What should you include in your link?
Whenever you create an inbound link to your site, it is crucial that you optimize it
for the search engines. This is one of those “off page” factors I alluded to earlier.
When you create a link, you should include your main or “base” keyword as the
text in the actual link. If you are able to provide a description with the link, you
will want to surround it with text that includes relevant keywords that are a part of
your keyphrase list.
Abiding by these rules will ensure that you receive a high off page optimization
How else can you get indexed in search engines quickly?
Another method you can use to get indexed in search engines quickly is to
create a blog and then create MSN and Yahoo email accounts. You can then
add your blog's RSS feed to your list of feeds on your Yahoo and Hotmail
accounts. This will get you indexed quickly on both MSN and Yahoo.
While this has become slightly less effective in the past year, it is still a viable
method for getting indexed quickly.
Now that we've covered research, on page optimization, and getting indexed,
let's move on to some powerful traffic generation and “off page” optimization
How can you increase traffic using Myspace.com?
Myspace can be an extremely simple and effective tool for generating massive
amounts of traffic in a short amount of time; however, since there is a
considerable amount of information to go over, I’m going to dedicate an entire
chapter later in the book to Myspace.
How can you increase traffic by posting reviews to authority sites?
Is your site at all related to products or services sold through authority sites that
allow users to review? For instance, do you sell software, books, or information
about physical products, such as the ones you can purchase on Amazon.com or
If you do, you can review products you sell as an affiliate or products you have
already purchased. Please note that you do not need to actually purchase the
products through these authority sites in order to give feedback on them;
however, for ethical reasons, you will want to avoid posting about products you
have never actually purchased in the first place.
For instance, let's say you sell SpyWare Protection products – and you have
used almost all Spyware Protection/Removal products on the market. You could
go and review all of the Spyware Protection/Removal products on Amazon.com.
Of course, the better the information you post, the better response you will get.
In your post, you will also want to include a link back to your site. For instance,
you could say “I review SpyWare Protection products at the following URL:
http://www.xyz.com. Stop by if you would like to read more of my reviews.”
Again, the key to making this work for you is to actually provide good, useful,
ethical reviews, rather than spam reviews, which will get flagged.
If you post on authority sites that allow live links, you can actually use this
method to get indexed by search engines. You can also use reviews to gain high
page rank inbound links, provided that the authority sites in question don't use
“no follow” tags, which many of them do.
Additionally, if you post good reviews on high traffic sites in categories that
receive a lot of traffic, you will actually be able to generate a considerable
amount of traffic just from direct linking from the review.
Recommended SEO Resources
In addition to what I have mentioned above, there are a number of excellent
resources you can exploit to learn more about search engine optimization.
Above all else, I personally recommend Brad Callen’s “SEO Made Easy,” which
you can download at the following URL for free:
This 90-page guide, created by one of the Internet’s foremost experts on search
engine optimization, will teach you all of the basics you need to know about
creating a site that will generate traffic on its own; and then maximizing the traffic
it receives through off page optimization methods.
Additionally, Brad provides summary sections, which will give you the basic gist
of everything you need to know in order to successful optimize your sites.
I would also suggest that you spend the time to find a number of tools that you
can use to perform analysis. As I suggested earlier in the keyword research
section, if your research is flawed to begin with, then the entire optimization
process will be a complete waste of time.
SEO Book provides users with a massive suite of free optimization tools, which
you can find at the following URL: http://tools.seobook.com/.
With this being said, you should now understand the basis of collecting
information about search trends and then using it to optimize sites to receive
search engine traffic.
There’s really only one other thing you will have to keep in mind – and that is
how to keep on top of algorithm changes and optimization methods. I personally
suggest the following avenues:
1. Keep up with Matt Cutt’s blog, which you can find at the following URL:
http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/. This will provide you with a constant stream of
insider information from Google. Whether you want to avoid getting banned or
whether you simply want to stay on the cutting edge, this is an excellent
2. Listen to Brad Fallon’s “Search Engine Radio” at the following URL:
http://www.seoradio.com/. Brad interviews experts on search engine optimization
every Tuesday at 9AM. He also has compiled a massive archive section, which
you can listen to for free.
3. Check out the massive treasure trove of information at SEO Chat:
http://www.seochat.com/. You will find videos, articles, “how tos,” and even short
reports at SEO Chat.
Of course, there are dozens of other excellent resources available at various
locations throughout the Internet. However, the information I have listed above
should keep you busy for quite some time.
Chapter 5 - Generating Traffic with Myspace.com
By now, everyone who uses the Internet has heard of Myspace.com, the
massive social networking site, which now has over 110 million members;
however, it has only been a few months since the Internet marketing world has
begun looking at Myspace as a potential marketing tool.
So does Myspace actually have any profit-generation potential? Or is it just a
giant mass of undifferentiated non-consumers? Right now, that question is still
up for debate; however, what is certain is that using Myspace will allow you to
get massive amounts of traffic, even if it won’t convert well.
There are a number of ways in which you can generate traffic via Myspace.
Whichever method you choose, the first part will obviously involve opening an
account and creating a profile. This is important, as everyone you invite will look
at your profile before they decide whether or not to add you as a friend.
When you create a profile, you will want to make it personal, yet related to your
business. Pick out a graphic template for the background. Put up a picture, even
if it isn't a picture of yourself. It can be a picture of something related to your
Additionally, you will want to fill in descriptions to create a full profile that
describes your business and your purpose on Myspace well.
Next, you will want to begin adding friends to your Myspace profile. You can do
this by hand-adding them. Simply search Myspace and begin adding people to
your list, person-by-person. If you find this to be a tedious process, you can
actually automate it by purchasing something called an “adder robot.”
Some of the better adder robot programs include the following:
Each of these comes with a free trial. Friend Adder works for Mac and also
allows you to search using Google, which will allow you to refine your target
audience considerably. Badder Adder allows you to send unlimited friend
requests and also allows you to bypass the Myspace image verification process.
DSOTadder allows you to carefully sort through member handles according to
interests, geographic, and a number of other factors. Additionally, it is the
cheapest of the three programs.
Once you have added several hundred people as friends with the “adder robot,”
you can begin sending out bulletins to generate traffic for your site. Some of
these tools will also comment all of your friends for you; however, I would
personally suggest using bulletins instead, as they are less spammy.
When you sent out a “bulletin,” everyone on your friends list will receive a
message from you – in which you can include whatever you want. You may want
to consider including a link to your site a message to check out something on
your Myspace profile.
Now, what I described above is a very simple method for generating traffic with
Myspace. There are also more complex methods.
One of these more complex methods involves giving away a free piece of
software or PDF – something that is useful to Myspace users and also related to
your business – but requiring users to repost the message you sent them in a
bulletin in order to receive the product. This will ensure that the message is sent
to an exponentially larger audience, rather than just those who are on your list.
And there you have it: a simple outline for driving traffic to your site using
Chapter 6 - Generating Traffic Through Article
You’ve probably heard of “article marketing.” This is the process of using articles
to market your site through various outlets – some of which are “off page” and
others are “on page.”
Submitting Your Articles to Directories
Earlier in this report, I talked about the importance of generating articles and
other forms of content as a method of “on page” optimization. In this section, I
am going to talk about the exact opposite: generating articles and other forms of
content as a method of “off page” optimization and traffic generation.
Now, there are several ways in which you can generate traffic with articles as a
form of “off page” optimization and for traffic generation. The most popular
method is simply submitting to article directories, which is a time-consuming
process, but will ultimately yield dozens of backlinks and a slow trickle of traffic.
If you want to be most effective with this method, you will want to use the linking
tips I outlined earlier in this report. This will ensure that you get the most out of
the backlinks you will end up generating. You will also want to consider rewriting
your article several different times, so you have three or four different versions to
submit to the directories with the highest page ranks. This, again, will ensure that
you get the most out of your backlinks by making all of the articles appear to be
unique content in four different directories, rather than just one.
In addition to this, you will want to create a powerful, intriguing resource box,
which will compel readers to actually click through your link and check out your
site. Most people who write and submit articles don't do this.
The following are some tips you should adhere to when creating a resource box:
1. Explain who you are briefly – preferably in one short sentence.
2. Explain what they will see after clicking on the link you have provided.
3. Include powerful psychological triggers (i.e. “shocking,” “scientifically
proven,” “secret,” etc.).
4. Include a “call to action” -- something that tells them to stop fooling
around and go to your site now!
If you follow all of these tips, your resource box will have a much better chance
of actually generating more direct traffic via click-throughs.
Additionally, if you want to get the most out of your articles, you should optimize
them for the keywords you are not using for your site – ones that are impossible
for you to compete for, but might not be impossible for a high page rank
In addition to sprinkling keywords and keyphrases throughout your articles, you
will also want to actually put high quality content in the body. If you don't do this,
no one will actually get to your resource box and click on it.
If you decide to hand-submit all of your articles to directories to save money, I
would personally suggest that you check out the following directories – all of
which accept free submissions, have a high page rank, and receive a
considerable amount of natural search engine traffic:
1. http://www.goarticles.com - This is one of the largest article directories on the
Internet. Not only does it contain over 200,000 articles, but it also publishes
hundreds more daily. Currently, it has a page rank of 5 and accepts submissions
from all authors.
2. http://www.ezinearticles.com - Again, this is one of the largest and oldest
articles directories available on the Internet. Currently, they have limits on how
many articles new authors can submit before they have to begin paying.
Ezine Articles is a page rank 6 directory and currently has over 33,000 authors
3. http://www.articlecity.com/ - This is another excellent article directory;
however, it is targeted towards niche categories, rather than business or
marketing. If you’re selling in a non-IM niche, this may be one of the best places
to submit your articles, as many sites pull articles from this directory.
4. http://www.articledashboard.com/ - This is another popular article directory.
With a page rank of 6 and articles in dozens of different niches, this is yet
another great place to submit articles for niche sites.
5. http://www.absolutearticle.com/ - This is another page rank five directory you
can submit articles to. Again, it offers dozens of different niche categories.
In addition to these five directories, you can research hundreds more through
Google. According to the most recent list I saw, there were well over 800 article
directories in existence.
Auto-Submitting Your Articles to Publishers
If you plan to submit your articles to publishers, you will want to use a
service, rather than hand submitting them. Currently, there are about a
handful of excellent article submission services available, including ones
that will also submit them to directories as a bonus.
One of the most popular submission services is http://www.isnare.com.
This service not only submits your articles to 150 directories, but it also
submits them to over 40,000 publishers – which is much more than you
could do yourself.
Isnare is also relatively cheap, considering the amount of coverage you
receive for using it. For only $38, you can submit 25 articles. Note:
actually submitting the articles is “free,” but in order to use their interface,
you have to have “article submission credits.”
This method is especially good because it allows you to contact
thousands of ezine publishers and even brick-and-mortar or “paper”
publishers, rather than just directories, which tend not to generate a
considerable amount of traffic.
Another service I recommend is http://www.articlemarketer.com/. Much
like Insnare, Article Marketer will distribute your articles for you to a
massive group of publishers.
Famous marketer, Jason DeVelvis, reported that he has earned over
$1,600 from a single article submission through Article Marketer. That’s
quite an impressive figure.
The major advantage to using Article Marketer is that it is only $300 for a
lifetime membership. This is in contrast to most sites, which require you
to pay several hundred dollars for a finite amount of article submissions.
Now remember, when using this method, the better the articles are, the
more traffic they will generate. All you have to do is get picked up by one
publisher with a big site or a big magazine and you can easily receive
thousands of targeted, eager prospects in a week's time.
Hand-Submitting Your Articles to Publishers
This method is crucial, as many people don't use it. Rather than auto-
submitting to publishers or even submitting through forms, contact BIG
publishers directly, explain who you are, and ask if they are interested in
accepting submissions from your business.
The best way to approach this is to send an email that explains that you
are willing to provide content that matches their exact wants for free. This
means that they can contact you and ask you to write a specific piece –
and you will do it. This also means that you should be willing to produce a
column for them on a weekly basis.
Doing this actually isn't nearly as hard as people sometimes make it out
to be. It is just crucial that you find the right person to contact – and that
you actually use that person's name in the email. In addition to that, you
will want to personalize it. You will want to explain who you are, what you
want, and why you have chosen to contact them.
If you can secure even a few of these deals, you will find yourself
receiving more traffic than you are able to deal with reasonably.
For best results, find all of the major publications in your niche – print and
online – compile a list of pertinent information, including editors' names,
circulation, purpose of the publication, etc. -- and then begin sending out
With all of that being said, it is important to constantly generate and submit
content. This is the only way in which you can be reasonably succesful using the
article marketing method.
Chapter 7 - Generating Traffic Through Viral
Using viral products is one of the best ways in which you can generate traffic in a
short amount of time. “Viral” simply means that the product will self-market. One
person will download it – and then give it to someone else, who will then give it to
A number of ideas I have already outlined in this report actually discussed some
viral marketing methods. For instance, using “repost” bulletins on Myspace is a
form of viral marketing. Posting videos on Ebaum's World, which can then be
reposted or linked to, is also a form of viral marketing.
But what else is there?
There are essentially four major forms of viral traffic generation – and they all
involve creating and distributing a product.
The first type of viral traffic generation involves abridging a PDF ebook to ¼ or
1/5 its regular size – and then giving that abridged version away for free – and
allowing all of those who download it to also give it away for free. Your goal with
the give-away, of course, is to generate traffic for something else. Perhaps you
could include a link at the end of the abridged version to the full version. Or else
you could send it to an opt-in form.
The second type of viral traffic generation involves creating flash or .avi videos
and giving them away to site owners for free – and creating a license that allows
everyone to download them and give them away to other people for free,
provided that they do not alter them.
In order to generate traffic with the video, you will want to permanently include a
link at the bottom – or you else you will want to use the “jump to” feature, which
automatically sends a watcher to a given site at the end of the video.
The third type of viral traffic generation is similar to the second, but instead of
using video, you will use audio.
The last type of viral traffic generation involves creating a video game or a piece
of software and giving it away for free to everyone. You can either host it on your
server and allow people to use it for free – or you can embed some sort of feature
that will get users to return to your site. If you decide to host the game on your
server, you will also want to make it multiplayer if possible, which will give the
user an incentive to promote it (so he/she can play it with friends).
What tools do I recommend for viral marketing campaigns?
Hands down, the most important tool for any viral campaign that centers around a
PDF or ebook should be a rebrander. This tool will allow everyone who
redistributes your PDF or ebook to rebrand all of the links so that they are their
own affiliate links, not yours.
As I mentioned previously, the most important part of any viral marketing
campaign is the built-in mechanism that drives potential redistributors to pass off
your product to dozens of friends, who, in turn, will also pass on your ebook to
dozens of other friends. This viral effect doesn’t come out of nowhere. It has to be
programmed in as a mechanism.
By letting your redistributers add your affiliate links, you’re giving them a profit
incentive to redistribute your ebook wherever possible on the Internet, gaining
you considerably more exposure with less work.
There are currently two rebrander products available on the market. Perhaps the
most popular is ViralPDF, which you can find at the following URL:
The following is a list of some of the benefits you receive specifically from using
1. You can use an unlimited amount of re-brandable links in your documents.
2. You can set expiration dates on all PDF files, which will force content holders
to return to your site after a period of time to update a download or license.
3. You can use “catch-all” tags, which automatically insert your affiliate ID if the
redistributor does not have an affiliate link, preventing lost sales.
If you don’t want to purchase ViralPDF, you can check out Ace PDF Brander,
which was recently released by Internet marketing guru Willie Crawford. This is
slightly cheaper than ViralPDF. You can find it at the following URL:
Chapter 8 - Other Methods of Traffic Generation
Now, we’ve already gone over dozens of ways in which you can generate traffic.
We’ve talked about keyword research and how it can be applied to several
different things, including the generation of natural search engine traffic – and to
We’ve also talked about generating traffic through article marketing campaigns
and viral mechanisms; however, what we haven’t covered at all are the lesser
known forms of marketing.
In this chapter, we’re going to cover those lesser known forms of marketing,
focusing on the ones that are especially effective or currently working really well.
Commenting In Relevant Places
Earlier in this report, I talked about reviewing products and adding your links
somewhere in the review. This is similar. But rather than posting reviews, you will
simply make comments in relevant places, such as guestbooks, articles, and
Of all these places, blogs are probably the best and easiest place to start. You
can do this by searching on http://www.technorati.com for blogs related to your
niche. You will want to find ones that allow you to post comments, don't use no
follow tags, and have a considerable amount of traffic, as well as a high page
You will want to compile a list of all of these blogs and make an effort to read
them regularly. If you find that you can leave a useful comment on one of the
posts, be sure you do it. Additionally, include a signature file with a link to your
site. Not only will this provide an excellent inbound link to your site, but it will also
get you a considerable amount of direct traffic through clicks.
Again, the success of this method all depends on the usefulness of your
comments. If you're spamming just to get your link somewhere, your comments
will probably get edited and you will get banned. If you provide useful content,
people will want to find out who you are – and will want to read your site and
possibly purchase your product.
Posting on Forums
Again, this is another great way to get the word out about your site: posting on
forums regularly. You will want to start by compiling a list of all of the big forums
related to your niche. Look specifically for forums that have several thousand
You will then want to create accounts on each of these forums and begin posting
regularly. If they allow signature files, you will want to advertise your product after
you have posted long enough to gain some sort of respect and/or notoriety on the
A good way to make sure that your signature gets seen is to use different colors
and text types if that is allowed on the forum.
Additionally, you will want to make posts that draw attention to yourself. For
instance, you could talk about controversial topics or take a controversial stand
on a certain topic. Either of these approaches will ensure that you get a
considerable amount of traffic from the direct link in your signature.
Using Link Dumps
Link dumps are sites that allow visitors to add videos, audio, or pictures for free.
In many cases, you will be able to add your link to the site with a description
without any editorial involvement at all. For larger sites, however, your link will
have to pass by an editor before it will be posted.
It is important to note that most of the site users on link dumps are looking for
interesting, bizarre, or funny videos, audio, and pictures. This doesn't mean you
can post something related to your site, but if you want to, you need to make it
funny or even strange. If not, you can make some attempt to make it interesting,
rather than just straight-forward, which viewers are not looking for.
One commonly used link dump is http://www.i-am-bored.com. While you don't
need to post things that are just funny on this link dump, it can often help.
However, you can also post useful pieces of server-side software and video
games, too. As long as it could have some general appeal, it will draw an
If you look at some of the most recent postings, you will notice that the views are
well into the thousands. Just imagine how much traffic you could generate if you
were a regular contributor.
Another infamous link dump is http://www.ebaumsworld.com. Again, if you can
find a way to become a regular contributor here, you should also be able to
generate a significant amount of traffic on a regular basis.
Submitting to Directories
This is one of the more mundane forms of traffic generation. In fact, by now, all
webmasters know about it; however, what’s interesting is that many of them
simply do not take advantage of it. They’d rather make wild attempts at the traffic
generation methods that are in vogue, rather than sticking to those that work
Now, there are a number of ways in which you can submit to directories. As we
mentioned previously, you can submit articles to directories to generate traffic
and backlinks, which will ultimately improve your search engine rankings.
You can also submit your site to directories. If you search for “list of site
directories” on Google, you are bound to find lists that contain hundreds of
different site directories that will add you for no charge at all.
Some of the better site directories include DMOZ, which is the human-edited
open directory project. It’s actually really hard to get listed, but if you do, you will
get a high PR link. Many SEO experts say that Google gives a lot of weight to
sites that are listed in DMOZ.
Another one of the bigger directories is Yahoo. Unfortunately, it costs $300 per
year to get listed in Yahoo; however, doing so may considerably increase your
rankings on Yahoo’s search engine in addition to getting listed in their directory.
In addition to site directories, there are also blog directories in which you can list
There are also RSS feed directories.
You will want to list in every directory possible. You also, as suggested above,
will want to change your link text frequently when you do submissions. This will
improve how well your site is ranked by search engines.
Last, you will want to consider getting listed in social bookmarking directories.
This is especially true if you own a blog. All you will have to do is to create tags
for your pages and then ping them to the various social bookmarking sites.
An excellent way to exploit this is to post related, but interesting stories or
information on your blog – and then ping it under the appropriate tags. If your
post is genuinely interesting, readers will give it positive ratings, increasing how
well it ranks on social bookmarking engines, which will subsequently increase the
amount of traffic you receive.
Using Press Releases
This is another powerful strategy for traffic generation; and it is actually quite
similar to article marketing.
This strategy involves creating press releases and submitting them through
various Internet-based media distribution outlets.
Now, there are three important parts of creating and distributing a press release
1. Actually creating an event that is newsworthy. Press releases are sent out so
frequently that they’ve almost become meaningless and will often get ignored by
many media outlets. In order to have a successful press releases, you must start
by actually creating a newsworthy event.
Here’s what I suggest: if you’ve just created a new product, setup a related
contest and promise to give away 25 free copies of said product to contest
Most importantly, find some way to make your contest unique or strange. You will
need some special hook to lure media outlets into actually broadcasting or
publishing your event; and then you will subsequently need that same hook to
pull in readers and listeners, so that they actually show up on the date of the
If possible, go with the “big tent” approach. Make your contest appeal to a broad
audience, which consists of people who normally wouldn’t be your customers, but
could be reasonably converted into customers.
Once you have setup an event or an angle, you will have to move on to the
second challenging part of a successful press release distribution.
2. Carefully construct a press releases that truthfully reflects the nature of your
event, but also builds a considerable amount of hype and intrigue. Much of this
will be determined by the event you actually setup; however, writing the press
release is crucial, too.
When you create the title for the press releases, make it interesting, but vague.
For instance, do not actually include names of stores or names of persons.
Instead, simply say “store” or “Internet marketer.” Remember that you’re crafting
this press release to sound similar to what you might see on an Internet-based
newsite or a newspaper.
Once you’ve constructed your title, move on to the first paragraph of the release.
This part is crucial. If you don’t create a compelling first paragraph, media outlets
wont be interested and neither will listeners or readers.
I personally suggest keeping things cryptic in the first paragraph. Don’t reveal
everything. Instead, keep it vague, but really interesting. Your goal should be to
get the reader to move through the entire press release until he or she gets to the
bottom, where you will include a link to your site.
Remember, when writing a press release, never refer to yourself in the first
person and do not write it as you would a salespage. Instead, it should be an
expository, yet interesting, description of what you are planning to do.
Now that you’ve created your event and have written a press release for it,
there’s only one step remaining.
3. Get your press release distributed to various media outlets. This includes local
newspapers, regional newspapers, national newspapers, Internet media outlets,
magazines, radio stations, and television news stations.
In order to do this, you will have to solicit the services of a press release firm.
One such firm, which allows you to submit press releases for free is PR Web,
which you can find at the following URL: http://www.prweb.com.
If you plan to submit a paid press release and also want your release written for
you, you can purchase a package deal from the following site: http://press-
The owner has been in the press release business for 15 years and will hand-
select a package of media outlets for you at one of the cheapest rates in the
After you submit your press release, your work is finished. All you have to do is
wait for the traffic to begin streaming in and prepare your contest or concept
Generating Traffic via List Building
List building is another excellent way in which you can recycle traffic that you
already receive. What does it mean to recycle traffic? Basically, it means to take
traffic that you already receive and find ways in which you can get them to return.
This will reduce your traffic leakage – or the percentage of visitors who come to
your site once or twice, but never return.
List building consists of three parts. The first part involves developing some type
of interesting autoresponder series that will intrigue visitors into reading on a bi-
weekly basis or every other day. You can do this by creating articles about your
topic – or you can even take articles with reprint rights from directories and use
them in your series. Just remember to include the whole article and the author’s
The next part involves setting up an autoresponder and an opt-in form. The
autoresponder will automatically send out messages for you and record all of the
information about your prospects. The opt-in form will catch any fields that you
add to it. If you purchase the services of http://www.aweber.com, you can actually
get both of these services.
Now, the last part of using a list effectively to recycle traffic involves the structure
of the course, the cues included in the course, and the amount and quality of the
broadcasts you send out.
Now, if you want to drive traffic to your site with every single message, you can
simply upload the articles to your site; and then include a brief summary of the
article and a link in each email, rather than the full version of the article.
If you’d rather use cues, you could include a link to your site in each email.
Perhaps you could link to a different page each day as something your readers
could do once they finished reading a given email.
And the last way in which you can recycle traffic through list building is to send
out specific broadcasts. This works especially well if you do it in conjunction with
product releases or sales.
Recruiting Affiliates to Generate Traffic for You
Recruiting affiliates to generate traffic for you is another high-powered method.
However, there are a few catches. If you’re going to promote with affiliates, you
have to have a product you can sell. If you’re building traffic for a content site or
for someone else’s product, this simply wont work.
For the sake of practicality, let’s assume you already have a product.
Your next step should be to register to your product with Click Bank, which will
allow you to promote through an affiliate program. It will also administer your
affiliate program for you by cutting checks, recording transactions, and
automatically setting up affiliate links.
Once you have setup an affiliate program with Click Bank, you will want to begin
recruiting affiliates. You can do this in a number of different ways, but I personally
suggest the following three ways:
1) Find authorities in your given niche. Contact them via email and ask them if
they are interested in promoting you as an affiliate. Remember to call them by
their names and actually send out personalized emails.
2) Send private messages to regular posters on forums in your given niche. Many
of them may own businesses or have connections that could be useful. Just
remember to avoid looking like a spammer.
3) Get the phone numbers of your biggest potential affiliates and contact them
personally. This isn’t done often, which means that doing it will really set you
apart from the crowd.
There’s only one thing you will want to do before you approach potential affiliates
in any of these three ways: make sure you actually have worthwhile deal! Is your
affiliate commission high enough? Do you provide promotional materials? Is your
product high quality? Are you offering to give them a free copy? All of these
questions are important to ask and answer.
There are dozens and dozens of ways in which you can generate traffic in a short
amount of time. In this report, my goal was to show you how you can generate
100 visitors per day in a mere three weeks.
If you use these methods as I outlined, you will, indeed, generate that amount of
traffic at an absolute minimum. Additionally, if you read this report carefully, you
will probably take away more than simply what was contained within it. You will
take away seeds for more powerful ideas that directly apply to whatever niche in
which you are currently working.
While natural search engine traffic and pay per click campaigns might be good,
reliable ways to generate traffic, they often take more time and are less
successful than other, different methods; however, in order to make those other
methods work for you, you must be willing to work with other people and you
must be willing to create excellent and ethical content for your sites.
And there you have it: start with research, transition into creating an “on page”
optimized site, begin optimizing “off page” factors, and then start working with
other publishers, webmasters, and even consumers to begin building an uneven,
but massive stream of traffic to your site.