How To For Traffic Generation
Traffic Generation Tips for Affiliate Marketers
I have had quite a few questions on traffic generation from new members this week so thought I would pass on my tips and advice for this all-important aspect of marketing online as an affiliate.
As an affiliate marketer, it’s important to learn how to drive traffic to your offers. This is a skill that will make or break you. So when you first start marketing online you will need to spend a lot of time learning how to drive traffic. It will require effort on your part.
You can use free methods to drive traffic but if you have the budget for it, you can use paid traffic. It’s faster and you get feedback much quicker. If you’re a beginner and don't have much money there are some free methods that are effective too. Of course you're paying for it in time and effort.
A How To For Generating Traffic Your Website
Nevertheless, you can drive free traffic and still make money if you know what to do. Below you’ll find a few tips that you should always bear in mind when driving traffic.
- Targeted Audience Hangouts
You must know where your audience hangs out. If it’s a bodybuilding crowd you’re targeting, they’ll probably be on bodybuilding forums, fan pages for bodybuilders, YouTube channels featuring fitness experts and so on. So, you can go into these places and start siphoning traffic from there to your sites. You should also use your Google Analytics Stats. Your Stats will give you lots of information about your site visitors so use it.
- Focus - Stick To One method
The reason so many marketers never do well with traffic is because they never focus their efforts on any one method. If you’re going with video marketing, keep making videos till you have a following. Learn how to optimize your videos so that you rank well with them.
If you’re using Facebook groups, learn how to get more members in your group and post stuff that they like, and which can be linked back to your website.
Pick one traffic method and strive to master it till you have a decent flow of traffic coming to your sites, etc. Once that’s successful, you can move on to the next traffic method while maintaining the current one.
- Repeated Effort
Driving traffic is a continuous process. Keep repeating your efforts day in and day out, and never give up. Even if your first few videos have only 10 or 20 views, keep going. Over time you will get more views and a bigger audience. It takes time for things to snowball.
The same applies to most traffic methods. The more videos you have, the more traffic you’ll get. The more people in your Facebook group, the more comments and engagement you’ll get. The more paid ads you create, the better your chances of finding winning campaigns. It’s all a matter of time and repeated effort.
This is another important factor. Engage with your audience. Reply to comments. Like and respond to comments on your Facebook pages. The more you engage, the better your relationship with your audience will be. They’ll grow to trust you and eventually buy through you.
Remember these pointers when driving traffic. It’s not as difficult as most marketers make it out to be. Once you understand how it works and you’re consistent, you will see results. The key to traffic generation is consistency.
Get this right and get it right first time, and you will have all the traffic you want.
There you have it folks, four good tips you should take heed of if you want to achieve success with your own online marketing efforts.
Anyone with any more tips can of course pass them on via a comment below.
Have a great day and be successful.