I got an enquiry from Adam Wong, who has a successful blog at adam-wong.com.
Adam’s known for helping my buddy, millionaire entrepreneur Adam Khoo, launch his Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires product.
Take a look at this:
Adam Wong clocked $9,000 in 2 weeks through his internet marketing efforts. Although I believe it’s a revenue figure, the net profit would be close to that because it’s Adam Khoo’s digital product at: Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires.
I was talking to Adam Wong the other night and he was asking about traffic generation strategies.
I believe traffic hasn’t been difficult to generate provided you have a traffic plan.
Jo Han and Ewen gave a great presentation at their Unstoppable Traffic workshop a couple of weeks ago and will be releasing a DVD set soon, but in the meantime, I’ll be doing a short series.
Traffic generation is, unfortunately, related to Search Engine Optimization. I don’t particularly like spending inordinate amounts of time figure out the optimal keywords, staring at keyword lists and spending all day insert meta and other HTML tags into my blog post. So I’ll cover the organic aspects of traffic generation.
- Onsite Traffic Generation:
Blogging, hands down, is a great platform to begin with, compared to creating a static website.
Between Blogger/Blogspot and WordPress, I hear that Google just loves Blogspot and gives preferential positioning to blogger blogs in the SERPs (search engine results pages) (Though no one has exactly come out to say this publicly.). It probably helps that Google owns Blogspot.
I like WordPress though, because the plugins such as Popularity Contest, help level the playing field and give your blog a level of functionality and benefits that Blogspot blogs lack.
I plan to author a series on essential WordPress plugins that I’m using that should be in every WordPress bloggers arsenal.
If you are looking at profit-oriented blogging, be sure to check out SecretBlogWeapon.com for this amazing tool by blogger Gobala Krishnan. It incorporates a niche research guide, SEO optimization specifically for blogs and traffic generators.
- Offsite Traffic Generation:
By targeting blogs and forums in your target niche (such Internet Marketing, golf, dog grooming, wedding planning), you can go outside of your blog and prospect for high targeted and relevant prospects.
For the Internet Marketing niche, I head to:
- Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker (Shoemoney.com)
- Darren Rowse (ProBlogger.net)
- Derek Gehl (Internet Marketing Center)
- Super Affiliate Ewen Chia (SecretAffiliateWeapon is a great resource)
- DigitalPoint (forums.digitalpoint.com)
- Internet Marketing Singapore
- Conquer Your Niche
- And my own DigitalKeiretsu forum
My belief is that if you provide original content (even in a blog comment!) which:
- provides value to the reader
- deepens the conversation
- provides resources to relevant posts or websites
You will be viewed as a good contributor.
As you demonstrate your knowledge and competence, you can expect visitors to your site.
Traffic generation is simple, isn’t it?