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How To Get More Traffic Like A Boss

03 Jul 17
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How To Get More Traffic Like A BossHave a website and no one is coming?

That is the biggest obstacle for affiliate marketers and I will show you 6 easy steps on how to get more traffic like a boss.

Face it…..

===> Without traffic your site will not make money.

Think of traffic as the life of your website and the content the body.

The body just lies there with out the traffic bringing life and interaction with it.

Content is the easy part, traffic is the difficult part.

How To Get More Traffic Like A Boss

#1 is Social Media.

With billions on Facebook, Twitter and Google + and all the others sharing is your first step to reach people.

And it is so easy……..

===> Just publish your content and share.

Ask others to also share when they read your content and find it interesting.

While all the social networks are big and important, site owners need to realize the benefit of Google +.

It is OWNED by Google…….Google likes Google. 

So growing your Google + presence it huge to your Google search results.

People have a tendency to forget this or ignore it. Make Google + your number 1 priority.

Build it, grow it and share to it!!


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#2 Find Influencers In Your Niche

Who is your competition?

Google your niche and the top 10 results will be who are your biggest competitors.

===> Visit their sites.

Find articles of interest and comment on them. Include a link back to your site.

BUT always post helpful, rich comments that add value. DO NOT SPAM!

Your comment will not be approved if it reads like spam.

GET IDEAS

You can also get ideas from their content on what to write about.

The more content you have = the more pages indexed in search engines = more traffic.

#3) Quora and Reddit

These two sites are a valuable way to generate traffic. But both have to have content rich posts are you will become roadkill on their sites.

As with Google + you have to build up your presence as someone who has something worthwhile to say and not a spammer.

#4) Make It Shareable

Create social pictures with headlines using Canva or a similar editor. Use videos and infographics. People love sharing these.

google search console How To Get More Traffic Like A Boss#5) Google Webmaster Tools

Sign into your Google Webmaster Tools account and got to “Fetch As Google”.

Let Google know you have new content. Once it is fetched make sure you “Request Indexing”.

Google will do this in time, but by letting Google know you have new content you can get the new post indexed and found in search engines much quicker.

#6) XML Sitemap

While you are in your Webmaster Tools account submit a new site map.

This is very helpful for newer sites with a lower amount of content to make sure Google “sees” you.

You don’t have to submit a new site map for every post but at least do it for every 3rd post.

Conclusion

These are fast and easy ways on how to get more traffic like a boss but let us never forget the foundation keys.

Using these elements as your foundation and the traffic generating techniques will bring in the people. Be consistent!

Have a writing schedule, sharing schedule and build your authority and you will find your numbers grow in no time.

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How to Use Video Marketing to Attract People to Your Website

29 May 17
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How to use video marketing to attract people to your website is a really simple way to generate interest in your site.

With the millions of websites on the internet today, it might seem like an impossible feat for you to get viewers to your site without an extraordinary sum of money to pay for advertising.

However, not only is it possible, it isn’t that hard to execute.

What’s most important is consistency with these four tactics with video marketing and your website can see a steady flow of targeted traffic.

4 Tactics On How to Use Video Marketing To Your Advantage

1. Creating a Video with Value to the User

Time is a commodity no one can get back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Knowing this, it is important to consider that when people spend their precious time watching your videos, you need to make sure they walk away with something more than an affiliate link.

Your main priority for your videos should be to inform and deliver value.

When people view your content as valuable and helpful, they’re more likely to do whatever you say and be a part of your following. Find different ways to deliver valuable information to your viewers.

Example 1, if you’re the owner of a handmade beauty products website, you can do makeup tutorials using the products from your line. You can also create videos explaining why certain ingredients in beauty products are detrimental to a person’s health and what the alternatives are.

These are two different ways of delivering value while selling your product to the masses through video marketing.

People who are interested in learning about handmade products and those who are interested in healthier ingredients will naturally gravitate toward your website after watching your video.

Example 2, The same concept applies to the head of a medical practice.

If your practice specializes in chiropractic care, share different tips on how a person can take care of their body from a chiropractor’s vantage point. For people who become patients, you can create a separate batch of videos that cover home care and recovery methods.

These videos can serve as a visual representation and reminder that reinforces what they’ve learned while they were in your office.

Tip: You do not have to show yourself in the video or focus on the person at all times. You can change it up with slides and animations and more. Get more tips here.

2. Using Keywords in Your Video Marketing Strategy

If people can’t find your videos, it makes no sense to make them. In fact, it would be a huge waste of time.

In order for people to discover your videos exist, you’ll need to utilize the power of search engine optimization.

The main element of search engine optimization is the keyword.  In order to know which keywords to use in your video, it’s wise to do some keyword research.

Google has its own analytics program and keyword research program that can be really useful and insightful. There are other programs on the market that help you figure out the best keywords to use as well.

The Google option is free, but most of the other programs cost money. Keep in mind that when it comes to your business and attracting targeted traffic, the investment is often worth its weight in gold.

Personally, I have used many different ones and I do believe the investment is worth it. Google is great at many, many things but keyword research and keyword targeting is not their forté.  I use one called Jaaxy and I will discuss the pros and cons of this one in another post soon, but for now we will just talk in general about keywords.

Simple Keyword Research Technique

Start by going to the YouTube and Google home pages. Go to the search bar and type in your topic. As you begin to type the words in the search box, the sites automatically have a drop down box with suggested phrases with the main word.

These phrases are usually the words people type in surrounding your topic. You can start by using these phrases as some of your keywords when you’re ready to tag your videos. Try to use the same keywords over and over again, using variations of it, so that Google recognizes you as an authority within this subject matter.

3. How To Do Website Promotion Within Your Video

Video marketing is a perfect way to attract people to your website because of your ability to control the narrative.

As the content creator, you also have the ability to control the editing process. There are a few ways you can naturally place your website within the video.

At the beginning of the video, welcome and thank those who are watching. Invite them to like and comment on the video. It’s also a good time to ask them to subscribe.

As part of your greeting, introduce yourself and let your audience know where your online home (website) is located. As you say the name of the website, include text in the video that pops up and shares the exact spelling and website domain.

Subliminal messaging is another great tactic with website promotion within your videos. In the corner or the bottom of the video, keep the website address on the screen. Make sure the colors don’t clash or cancel out the text.

Lastly, you can choose to share the website information as part of your call-to-action.

By the time people watch your content, they will have made a decision about what they’d like to do. The end of the video is your last chance to convince them to like, comment, share and subscribe to your channel. It’s also the perfect time to encourage viewers to visit your website.

Video Description

In addition to keeping the website address visible within the edited video, it’s also good to keep a clickable link to the website in the description box and any other relevant information. The more you share in the description the more they will view you as an authority.

4. Quality

Shooting Videos

If your videos are poorly made and are of low quality, don’t expect people to take you or your brand seriously. It truly isn’t difficult to produce high-quality video content. In fact, with all the pristine videos within Web 2.0, it’s inexcusable to produce sub-par content.

You don’t need incredibly costly equipment to begin the process either. As you’re starting out, use your smartphone to record videos if you don’t have a DSLR or point and shoot camera. Smartphone cameras are excellent and product movie-worthy content.

Lighting is another factor you’ll want to remember. If you have a lighting set-up, that’s great. If you’d like one, Amazon and local tech stores have tons of options. If you don’t have either option yet, natural sunlight is ideal anyway. Try shooting in the early morning hours for the best shots.

Using Screencast Software

The other option if you making a training video related to something on your pc you can use screencasting software.

CamStudio – This is a free software download for recording your computer screen. I know many who use this software although I did not like it too much.

How to Use Video Marketing to Attract People to Your Website

Screencast-O-Matic – This has a free and a paid version. I liked this one so much I got the paid version which is only $15/year or $29/3 years. Well worth the small price.

[picture]How to Use Video Marketing to Attract People to Your Website

There are so many advantages for using videos to attract targeted traffic to your site.

While some people may get overwhelmed with trying to make a video that is of studio quality, sometimes the ones that are honest and personal rank better than any pro video.

Focus on these four steps on how to use video marketing to attract people to your website and your video successes will become a re-occurring event.

Happy Filming!!

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Is The Art Of Inbound Link Building Dead?

06 Apr 17
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inbound-link-buildingThe term “inbound link building” has become a buzz in the industry to optimize your blog for search engines, and it is clear why.

There are many benefits to inbound link building and it has been found to make a significant and positive contribution to the overall range, popularity and traffic to the site that incorporates it.

You will find some that refer to this as inbound marketing which is exactly what it is.

You are marketing your site on other sites to achieve unpaid traffic sources. The more links or high quality sites the more traffic you will receive.

What exactly are inbound links and how they can use to improve your site? Read on to understand.

Inbound Link Building Defined

You will see these referred to often as “backlinks” and are simply links on other sites which when clicked, return to your site.

“Inbound link building” is the process of developing links “incoming” on their sites to drive traffic to your site and improve your search engine ranking.

Inbound links can dramatically improve your search engine ranking in several ways.

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Top 10 Advantages Of Being An Affiliate Marketer

26 Jan 17
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You asked for it, so here it is. My top 10 advantages of being and affiliate marketer.

  1. Affiliate marketing can be started with a very small budget and you can start earning money online as soon as you start getting traffic.
  2. The barriers to entry are low, everyone can do this.
  3. It is your own business. You are the boss!
  4. As an affiliate you have no inventory and do not have to worry about customer support, shipping, returns, etc.
  5. Affiliate programs are free to join and you can choose who to promote.
  6. Monetize an already existing website you own or create one.
  7. No experience required!
  8. The affiliate programs that you sign up for provide the affiliate links and banners that you promote. No html knowledge needed. Simply copy the code and paste in a widget (WordPress) or create a textual link like this. Wealthy Affiliate Review – Is It A Scam?
  9. The merchants you sign up with also offer excellent support because if you bring them traffic you bring them money. They want to keep their affiliates happy.
  10. There is an affiliate program for absolutely anything you can think of.

If you have any questions or comments or you would like to offer your own personal review or feedback please share your thoughts within the comment form at the very bottom of this page.

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10 Facts For Choosing Your Perfect Domain Name

28 Dec 16
Katie
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You have a niche picked out but are stuck on choosing your perfect domain name. I’ve been there and I am here to help.

You only get one chance to pick your domain so it carries a lot of weight and pressure.

Articles are so much easier. Write an article and it sparks an idea for a future article, no big deal, write it. But choose a domain name and start building your website and an article sparks “that perfect domain name” but it is too late.

So you need to spend time and research before choosing one, but then you have to hope it is available OR you have to start all over again. (You can buy new domain and redirect old one, more about that at a later date).

dot.orgThe domain name becomes your identity and the name of your website. Just think of Yahoo and Google. You know exactly what those domains are. What their identity or “brand” is.

Don’t be afraid to spell it a little different. Take for instance “Froot Loops” a well-known name but spelled in its own way.

There are people who buy up domains and resell them at at high profit. Two big names in the business, Mike Mann and Yun Ye made millions just buying and selling domain names. So you may not find what you are looking for available right now or it is for sale at a high price from “Domainers”.

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Types Of Affiliate Marketing Explained

11 Dec 16
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Rakuten Affiliate Network Welcome ProgramYou will come across many acronyms in your search for an affiliate program. It can get very confusing until you learn the terminology.

Some of the variations are below. It will depend on the merchant or the affiliate network which type you will see so get familiar with them right away so you will choose smartly.

Pay Per Performance (PPP)

PPP is the one that the merchants prefer so you will see this type most often. The merchant pays the affiliate when the required action is performed, such as a purchase or a new lead.

Pay Per Click (PPC)

PPC is the easiest way to earn money through affiliate marketing and also the hardest to get accepted to. Your approval to their affiliate program is more rigorous.

When someone clicks your link or banner they are taken to the merchant’s site and you get paid a set amount for the click.

They do not need to purchase anything for you to make money.

These are also the hardest to find when you are new to affiliate marketing. It will take some searching and applying to many programs individually or through an affiliate network to find some to start out with.

Otherwise, if you are denied save it for later and re-apply when you have more traffic.

The amount per click is usually small also, so it will only truly be beneficial when you have a lot of traffic. This is also why the merchants are picky in approvals. I say “more is more” in regards to how many affiliates you have in your program but they don’t look at it the same way.

(Not to be confused with Pay Per Click advertising through sites like Google Adsense. Whole different ball-game.)

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Finding A Profitable Niche

30 Nov 16
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finding a profitable niche“Niche” is another word for the topic of your website or blog. Finding a profitable niche is just a matter of taking your subject and doing a little research

You NEED to make your niche something you are passionate about. Remember you will need to work on this constantly to build up your site – so you cannot lose interest in the subject matter!

Nothing will kill a website faster than if you lose interest in your subject and stop writing.

You can outsource your writing to keep it going though, so there are options. But best to pick something that has been one of your main interests for many, many years.

There are a few tools you can use to find your exact niche and a domain name specific to your niche.

TIP #1 – Just to give you a heads up before you do anything – DO NOT choose a domain name with a symbol in it like this one: www.wah-workathome.com. It needs to be easy and people type the name and boom they are there. But who is gonna remember that hyphen on that site name? Examples: www.google.com EASY. www.amazon.com EASY. Try to keep domain name to one or two words

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What is Web Hosting?

21 Nov 16
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what is web hostingWeb hosting is your starting point for your website. It is where you will store your site and picking one is the easy part compared to picking a domain name.

So What Is Web Hosting?

The web host (such as BlueHost) are renting out their servers for you to store your website files on, pages, posts, images, videos, etc.).

There are hundreds of web hosts to choose from and there are a few things to consider up front.

First you need to have a plan, pick your Niche and decide what you are going to do with the website. Is it going to be a blog, eCommerce, a forum site or something else?

Things to take into account:

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Top Rated Web Hosting Plans

19 Nov 16
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What Is Affiliate Marketing?

01 Nov 16
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stages of affiliate marketing giphyHave you seen the ads “I make money while I sleep?

And many more similar to that?

They all claim they have the answer to how to make money as an affiliate and you buy this or that from them for just $19.95 they will show you the tricks.

They have pictures with nice cars or at the beach and big income claims.

Well let me tell you what their trick is – are you ready?

People buy what they are selling!


That’s it. Simple as that. They are selling and people are buying. No magic formula here that you should pay for.

Most give you the rights to resell their stuff once you buy into the program.

Some big names out there are making money, like John Chow, Pat Flynn and Shoemoney and when you buy into their programs they make money. From you!

There are no get rich quick options or easy money. 

Now granted I have listened to their spiel and read their blogs. I have to say I have learned a few things from them.

Tips and tricks that I will share.

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