19 March 2012

Traffic for Profit

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If you want to become success on getting visitors to your website or blog you need to attract targeted visitors to your website or blog. If you have a nice website having good content on it, but if you don't have visitors to read it you are wasting your time. Just forget about your website and blog, if you don't have visitors for your website or blog. And even if you have visitors but no profit then you are wasting your time.
There are tons of ways to get traffic to website or blog but only few works. There are many companies they claim you that if you join there premium plan than I get thousands of visitors to my website or blog. But this kind of visitors gives you traffic but not profit.
Now you have a question in your mind then how to get visitors to my website who can give me traffic as well as profit.
First step you have to do create a blog; a blog is great because you can just write your thoughts down and get people to come and read your ideas, thoughts or questions. Blogs attract visitors who are looking for what you have to say or offer. Plus writing a blog keeps your thoughts in order. This business is always changing; the more you jot things down, the better organized you will be. Once you start a blog, make sure you use a site that can ping your blog. Ping sites are great because they send your blog entry out to people all over the web.

Second step is by writing articles; writing articles is a very effective way to get people to your site; you also boost your ranking on major search engines like Google when you submit articles. When writing articles you have to contribute something; make the readers feel like they are learning something when they read what you have to say; even if they learn one thing you're helping them out. Another thing to remember when writing articles is the amount of articles you right. The more articles you write the more people will come back and see what you have to say. The more they come back the more they trust you; once they trust you, they may be willing to purchase something off of your site. I'm in the process of distributing 30 different articles to 75 different article submission sites. Guess what? If you don't feel like putting in the time and effort to do this, you probably won't be successful. If you feel like you need some help distributing your articles; there are programs out there that will distribute them for you.

Third step of getting targeted visitors is advertising your site on other people's sites who are offering the same opportunity you are; the opportunity doesn't have to be exactly the same, but relates to what you are selling in some way. Try to advertise on high traffic sites; it costs money to advertise on other people's sites; you don't want to spend money on advertising on someones site, if they don't get a lot of visitors.

Fourth and hardest step to advertise and get targeted visitors is by placing ads on major search engines like GoogleYahoo andMSN. There are tons of people who use this method, it's very competitive. Before you try this; be sure to research thoroughly how each search engine works. You have to spend a good amount of money to be successful on major search engines. If you don't know what you're doing, you could loose $500 in one day. I can't stress the importance of researching this method before you get started. I hate seeing people with a great website get their rear ends kicked because they thought just throwing down a bunch of money could get them visitors. Believe me, there are some serious professionals out there; when you start using search engines to promote your site, you'll be competing against them. If you're not careful; they will chew you up and spit you out.

One mistake that many new webmasters and online entrepreneurs make is to focus on generating website traffic. This is the logic they follow: build a website, work until it is getting a huge amount of traffic, figure out how to monetise that traffic.
While this might actually work if you get lucky, it is definitely not the best route to follow. There are plenty of cases of websites and Web 2.0 companies that went bankrupt despite having millions of monthly unique visitors. How so? Simple: they couldn't monetise the service efficiently, and sustaining the servers and the staff was consuming far too much money.
Traffic is certainly vital on the Internet, but it should be seen as a means to an end, and not the end itself. Just think about it: would you rather have a website that receives 10 million unique visitors monthly and that makes $5,000 in profits, or a website that receives only 20,000 unique visitors monthly but makes $50,000 in profits?
As soon as you start working on the idea for a new website or company, you need to figure out where the profits are going to come from. Here are some of the questions that you might wanna ask yourself:
Who is going to gain value from my service or product?.
Who is going to pay for it?. How is he going to pay?.
Will my costs be lower than my revenues?.
This principle should also affect the type of website and business model you end up choosing. For instance, do you know why experienced online entrepreneurs prefer to sell their own products or to work with affiliate marketing instead of building advertising-based websites? Because the first two models need a lot less traffic to make decent money. 

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