How To Get Free Targeted Traffic To Your Website

Last Update: December 07, 2016

At Wealthy Affiliate the one thing that many of us question more than anything else is traffic. How to get free targeted traffic to your website, without getting involved with paid advertising? Although PPC can be very profitable, its easy to make quick losses too. The best and most targeted traffic comes directly from the likes of Google and Bing. Why is this traffic the best? Well, for a start off its free if you can get good search engine rankings. Secondly, the top search engines are getting better all the time at determining what your content is all about and who should see it. This makes the free traffic from Google especially, very targeted. But how do we get that targeted traffic to our sites?

The answer is of course right in front of us! The training and tools right here within Wealthy Affiliate can and will guide you to success if you follow the guidelines. But there are a few things that can help you achieve success and higher rankings over your competition.

Do your research

I know it might be a bit dull and boring, but Wealthy Affiliate gives you a free keyword research tool for a reason! Doing your keyword research right in the beginning will help you out massively in the long run. In fact if you get this part wrong, the whole process won't work.

If you have a new website, then the search engines wont trust your content as much as an older site. So you are best to start off by targeting lower competition keywords. You can go for those higher competition words, but don't expect them to rank quickly at all! Those keywords with higher competition will take much longer to rank for.

Finding several lower competition keywords to target in the first place will set you off on the right tracks. Use the keyword tool here at WA, it's fantastic!

Update your site

The search engines like fresh content! As you are taught here at Wealthy Affiliate, its good to post new content on a regular basis. We all have different commitments in life and some of us work full time too! But investing a little extra time into producing regular content, will help you massively! As you create new content you will boost the trust level between your site and the search engines. This will give you higher rankings and therefore more free traffic.

Share your work

Sharing your content via social media sites is great for a traffic boost. Search engines like pages that are popular and this social media traffic demonstrates to the search engines just how popular your content is.

Do you share your content via social media every time you publish something? If not then you should! This will increase the amount of traffic going to your pages and posts, whilst also giving the search engines a path to follow back to your site.

Sharing your content socially helps to get your content indexed within the search engines too!

Not enough traffic to make sales?

One of the things that I hear a lot is that people don't think they are getting enough traffic. The truth is, you don't need a ton of traffic to make sales through your website. What you do need is targeted traffic! And as we have already said, free targeted traffic from the search engines is often the best.

A lot of people fall into the trap of looking to get huge amounts of traffic, regardless of where it comes from. This is completely the wrong approach!

Is it better to target a keyword that might get 2000 visitors a month over a targeted keyword that only gets 20 visitors a month? Always aim for targeted terms and phrases when doing your keyword research!

Here's an example of what I mean...

In the example above I have received just 6 visitors and 6 clicks. Why did I make 3 sales from that? Because the keywords that I targeted were buyer related and highly targeted to terms that people are looking for just before they make a purchase.

The tools and training within Wealthy Affiliate really work. Use them to your best advantage!

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The best of success to you!

Regards,

Andrew

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davehayes Premium
Good post, great points made and truthful too
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Andrew-74 Premium
I always like to share the truth! Glad you liked the post.
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AmazeCPS Premium
It's very important advice to bigenners
thanks a lot
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure! I'm pleased to be able to help.
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codevonish Premium
Thanks for sharing, one of the most inspiring blog post for a while. I will be back for more.Best wishes.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you! I'm pleased to hear that this post helped you.
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moniquerene Premium
Are there any KEYWORD TOOLS that are as effective as JAAXY and do not have a cost associated with it?
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PhilipC1 Premium
I use WA's Keyword tool to the left hand side. Once you are Premium then you can use this as part of your keyword research.

I find it invaluable!

Another way is do it manually.

Type in your choosen keywords into Google. Keep on clicking on those page numbers untill they run out.
Look at 'REAL' number of websites useing those keywords.

This is a bit longer but a work around that works.
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moniquerene Premium
I am premium, just didn't know if the Keyword Tool on left is as good as Jaaxy or not. Thanks!
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PhilipC1 Premium
Jaxxy is better!! For me, for now, WA Keyword tool is awesome. Even yesterday, when I was using it, I found nearly 10 other keywords suggested to write about - its great when that happens as it saves a lot of time.
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moniquerene Premium
That's what I thought, thank you Philip! For now I'm using Keyword Tool. The results seem to bring up some good results that aren't TOO competitive, so we'll go with it too.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Your welcome. I'd highly recommend you find the lowest possible QSR even if traffic is only below 20. You will write more and it will all ad up in time to a nice wave of daily traffic. The lower the QSR, the less Google see's has been written on it, the more chance you got of landing page 1 = because Google loves new content. Any questions you are welcome to ask me anytime.
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moniquerene Premium
Oh really?? Interesting! I was picking 50-ish QSRs based on training so far. Nice to know, Thank you :)
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PhilipC1 Premium
Yes, the training is of course always correct. Its just I am prepared to go even lower then the recommended amount for less traffic at times for guaranteed traffic in time. This seems counter productive, but, not when you consider such traffic is recurring, potentially, for years! I write alot so happy to see all those 'trickles' be constant and amounting to alot.

One example, one post I did was traffic 50, QSR 0, 1 or 2 - don't recall. Actually, it turns out I ended up getting over 100 visits a day and sometimes over 1k a week for that one post!

Google gave me position 2 page 1 and the traffic is still the same level even all this time later.

I got that position because whatever was written on it, I checked, was awful. I knew I could beat it and there did not seem to be that much on it either. Perfect conditions to land it.

I did, and because so little was written on it, Google was happy to land me there. This has happened a good few times.

I live between 0 QSR TO ABOUT 20. Its a personal preference and one it find has paid great dividends for traffic, comments and referrals. All our journeys are different and should not be taken as 'the only way' per QSR.

However, going through the training, we all find our own way, eventually, realising what is best for 'us' etc per our niche and user responses etc.

Follow the training and with time and trial and error you will find yours as well.

This is just my experience. The training is 'key' for your own understanding as you will come to see it in time.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there. Yeah, I totally agree with you here. I think 50 QSR is good as a guideline and sure enough, you will stand a good chance of ranking for some of those keywords. However, I will go any distance to get even the smallest amount of targeted traffic.

If I'm pretty sure that the people I am targeting are also going to enjoy what I am promoting, then I will write an article even if it only gets 5 or 10 targeted hits per week. As you said, those small amounts soon add up.
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PhilipC1 Premium
They really do Andrew! And because, perhaps so little as been written on it, you don't have to write a biggish post on it either! WIN WIN! :):):)!!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Very true!
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ShakidaD Premium
Totally agree with this post.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you!
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DaveSw Premium
Good stuff! Congrats on the sales too! Cheers! Dave : )
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thanks very much Dave!
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ladyTD1 Premium
HI, Andrew! that's made my heart smile!
wonderful on target traffic! and explaining.
please keep into touch helping me along also?
thanks for that great information (smile)
Thelma
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there! I'm pleased that you found this training helpful. Take a look at my other training too for more info. I've just created some new training and there are also other blog posts by me about my earnings and how I did it. Just take a look at the links on my profile.

Great to meet you Thelma. The best of success to you.

Andrew
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ladyTD1 Premium
Thank-you Andrew.
i sure will (smile)
and I did become a Premium member (smile)
Thank you,
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work4nobody Premium
Great info Andrew. Thank you sharing.
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Andrew-74 Premium
I'm pleased that you found this helpful.
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PhilipC1 Premium
My site is four months old. I know a lot of my earlier stuff is poorly ranked. I have near 60 posts. Last 10 or so have gotten great rankings barring the two I Google fetched and edited date to improve them, it did not work out well.

Is my site doomed to failure already? Surely Google gives you time to get better? I post every day without fail.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Yes, totally! The best thing that you can do is simply go back over your old stuff and improve it in any way that you can. If you create a new article one day and then revamp an old post the next, you will see an improvement.

I wouldn't recommend trying to change dates. Just improve the content that you already have and keep adding to it. The amount of time that your site has been around also plays a bit part in how well you rank. If Google can see that you are being consistent and making changes to improve your site, you will be rewarded.
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moniquerene Premium
Nice article Andrew, Thank you!
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure, glad you liked it.
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AMYSE Premium
Awesome , superb article loved it ..great work.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Good to hear that! I wish you the best of success and hope you manage find all the targeted traffic you need!
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This is a really great article and I definitely will use this as a reference going forward. Thanks!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Glad to hear that you enjoyed reading this. I wish you much success with your online journey.

Have a great day,

Andrew
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mybiz4u Premium
Great job, Andrew. Congrats. Great post too.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you!
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ABromley Premium
very educational. There is still a lot for me to learn about this business.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi here! The best thing about this kind of work is that there is ALWAYS something new to learn! I try to pick up tips from all over the place, as I love this stuff! But the most important thing to remember is that the internet is always changing and we must always be on top of our game in order to succeed. That's why joining Wealthy Affiliate i such a good idea. It keeps you informed.
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KevInTheSky Premium
Wery interresting! Will check out your links there when i have the time.

Thanks, kev
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Andrew-74 Premium
Great, glad you found this helpful.

Have a good day.

Andrew
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Matstabler Premium
I have struggled for the longest time on finding Keywords. I just cannot seem to get in the rhythm of find the right ones! Thanks for a good break down!
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, I hope this helped you a little. I have found it difficult to find good keywords to target as well sometimes. I have come to the conclusion that sometimes its all a bit hit and miss. Sometimes you get it right and sometimes you don't. The key is to keep on trying and to build a lot of pages so that eventually you have lots of keywords that eventually rank.
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Matstabler Premium
strangely enough my two best ranking articles are previews of products not actually out yet. i got 17 clicks from an article in one week. No conversions though.

Thanks :)
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Andrew-74 Premium
Writing previews is sometimes a good way to get traffic. There's a lot less competition before the product has launched. If you get clicks before a product has launched you can sometimes make sales when the product goes live as the person clicking is then marked with your affiliate cookie.
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NickHoyt Premium
How long would you say it typically takes for a new site to earn Google's trust? Like a year or so?
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Andrew-74 Premium
I would say that so long as you are updating your site on a regular basis you should see results within about 3 months. But 6 to 10 months to gain full trust and better rankings within the search results. But then it all depends on your competition level and how much good content you are creating. Its hard to give an accurate answer.
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NickHoyt Premium
I appreciate the response all the same! Thanks!
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Andrew-74 Premium
You're welcome.
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viyee Premium
Thank you for sharing, Andrew.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Its a pleasure, hope you found this helpful.
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chrisphemy Premium
Good one Andrew, thank you
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Andrew-74 Premium
Pleased that you liked this training. Thanks for the comment.
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WTucker1 Premium
thanks for that
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure! Glad to help you.
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roamy Premium
Andrew this is brilliant thanks so much for sharing.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Glad that you found this useful Roamy!
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Chalmas Premium
Great post! Thanks for the help!
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, thank you for commenting!
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Steve1958 Premium
A fantastic post Andrew...
I hope you don't mind if I circulate it if need be?
Thanks...
Steve
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Andrew-74 Premium
Not at all Steve! That's what Wealthy Affiliate is all about isn't it? Feel free to use this as you wish.

Regards,

Andrew
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks Andrew...
Happy New Year!
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Eartha Premium
This is a very helpful post! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Andrew-74 Premium
You are very welcome, cheers!
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JewelCarol Premium
Great advice and tips, Andrew, thank you!:)
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you, glad to help!
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luigiblack91 Premium
Good to know. Thanks!
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure!
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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks for sharing
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Andrew-74 Premium
Cheers Jeff. No problem.
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Ridefree850 Premium
Very Helpful, Thanks!
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Andrew-74 Premium
No worries!
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Tasna Premium
Thanks for your tips Andrew. Very helpful.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you, glad to help.
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WilliamBH Premium
Great Post again Andrew! Cheers, William.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Cheers William! Thank you for your kind words.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Saving this post. Thanks for the advice.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Brilliant! Let me know if you have any questions.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Thanks
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Defiant6 Premium
Thanks for posting this, it is very helpful
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, I'm pleased to help.
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Nrichards Premium
Thanks for sharing this is really awesome, Have a good day.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Pleased to help, you have a good day too.
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NatNiches Premium
Great advice andrew, thanks :)
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure!
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MPollock Premium
Great advice thanks, buddy
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem!
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OrenL Premium
Thanks for the info!
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, glad to help!
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KeithMaki Premium
Thank you for the great article Andrew! I am going to add it to my bookmarks so I have the information saved! Keith
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Andrew-74 Premium
Great Idea! Cheers.
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tdhillon Premium
Great article Andrew. I have bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks for sharing.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you, I really appreciate that. Glad to help.
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Thanks for sharing, Andrew.
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, I hope it helps.
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Chrissies Premium
Thank you so much for this info Andrew, it is really useful :)
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure! I hope it helps.
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Nrichards Premium
Hello and thanks a million for sharing this awesome article, I really enjoyed it and I will be revisiting it. All the best to you and keep the good work.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate that.
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Nrichards Premium
You are welcome, all the best to you my friend and have a good day.
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Simowatto Premium
A gret article and yes, I have been guilty of chasing after the keywords with lots of searches, but, no more, I am targeting kwds with anything over 30 and although I have no had any success yet I am slowly but surely starting to get in the top 10 mate :) thanks for sharing :)
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem! Good to hear you are making progress. You will get there in the end. The best of success to you!
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CathH1 Premium
Very reassuring Andrew that is not volume that's needed to make a sale.
The whole throw enough stones at a barn door and one will hit idea can be very time consuming for little return.
Thanks for posting the links too, I will come back later with a cup of tea and go through them :-)
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Andrew-74 Premium
Good to hear that! You can't beat a cup of tea with a nice bit of training!
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Andrew. Great post! Thanks for sharing.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Cheers, thank you!
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theresroth Premium
Thanks for this, Andrew, and it makes so much sense!
Here again, I love to analyze my own behavior, when I'm in Search.
If I'm looking for a particular antenna for a ray emission project, I type my query in, using detail words and technical terms the object is called by. As a buyer, I know I'll narrow down to the sites which are offering the product I'm looking for.....
Great share, thanks!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Not sure what you mean here, but thanks anyway!
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theresroth Premium
Was trying to say about narrowing down the audience, getting further along in the purchase cycle....

Sorry for that inclarity:-))
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medewey Premium
Thanks Andrew, great advice. I think many if us ,me included are in a rush to start making money we rush thru things. Trainings that are beneficial. When we rush, this something I say at work, we will over look the simplest things.
Have a great weekend.
Michael
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Andrew-74 Premium
Quite right! You hit the nail right on the head here. If you go through everything carefully you WILL succeed in the long run. I am proof of that. However, if you rush and skip areas, you will no doubt miss a critical component that will leave you in the dark over something.

Thanks for the comment Michael.

Regards,

Andrew
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Temujin1 Premium
Super article. Bookmarked. Thanks Andrew.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Good to hear that! Thanks.
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StepChook Premium
This is great value, Andrew, and brilliant advice. Thank you!
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, thank you!
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reanna1 Premium
That's great for you Andrew! Thanks for sharing!
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, thanks! The best of success to you too.
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Paul1916 Premium
Well done Andrew with your success to date and thanks for sharing
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, thanks!
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AlexEvans Premium
Thank you for sharing your experience Andrew. And wise words WA it's the place took learn the skills.
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Andrew-74 Premium
it certainly is! Thank you.
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CM35 Premium
Great Blog! Some handy information. Cheers
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, thanks!
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aikiman Premium
Thanks for the sharing, there is much to learn from you. I still have a lot to learn on this area.
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Andrew-74 Premium
We are all constanly learning my friend. Just take from each person what you can. Thats what is so special about WA.
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