There’s a handful of marketers that will be pissed off with me after this post for talking about these traffic tactics. This is some serious hush hush stuff like talking about Daddy being Santa Claus in front of a 4yr old. Even my wife will be a little upset, she hates that I never keep any secrets just for us to use.
The first tactic I’m going to share with you is more for the local marketers or anyone who looking for real world publicity. I consider traffic and publicity the same thing since traffic is usually the side affect of publicity. You’ll learn why press releases work for some people but fail miserably for others with this resource.
The second is a traffic machine for anyone who sells software or is an affiliate for software programs. Finally the third process is for pretty much an information marketer or membership site owner.
National PR Pitch Books
If you know anything about press releases then you’ve heard of PRWeb.com, the Internet’s leading source for press release distribution. Now I’m not saying anything bad about them, I use them, it works. However, compared to having access to a National PR Pitch Book PRWeb is like watered down kool-aid.
A National PR Pitch book is the ultimate publicty hounds resource. For example imagine having the direct contact details for 6,000 of the nations most influential media personel. It gets better too, imagine knowing exactly what time of day they said is best to call them.
What if you had quotes from them saying what contact medium they prefer most? What if they also quoted what not to send and what to send them?
If you could imagine a book that told you exactly what you need to say, when to say it, and how to ask for interviews with the nations leading media – Then you would know exactly what a National PR Pitchbook is all about.
From all the research I’ve ever done on this topic I can only find the one source (linked above) that makes a current National PR Pitch book. They are not cheap either but the potential of money you can make from having the direct contact details of every influential media person in your industry is flabbergasting to say the least.
If you’re interested in getting real media exposure like magazine interviews, newspaper write ups, and even on your local news then you’ll go get yourself one of those books.
Exploiting SitePoint For Affiliate Sales
Those of you that have been following me for awhile know that I’m a big fan of and teach website flipping. That’s not what I’m talking about right now though.
I’m talking about a completely different way to make money using the Sitepoint marketplace. Any affiliate marketer can do this too. Actually any software seller or programmer will love this as well. It’s soo easy too, and this is the one that’s going to piss off some affiliates who have been living it up in secret with this strategy.
All you do is grab any affiliate link to any software then buy a .com domain name that matches the theme of the software. Call your domain provider and ask them how to forward and mask your affiliate link inside that new domain name. Now go write a descriptive listing about what that software does in the Sitepoint.com Marketplace under the section call “Scripts & Software For Sale.”
It only costs 10 credits to post a listing in this section, which is about equal to $10. If you are selling a $197 or lets shoot lower and say a $67 software and you get a 50% affiliate commission – You only have to sell ONE copy to have a 300% return on your listing fee!
Now imagine that $197 software like I was saying and with the same 50% commission, 1000% ROI!!! Just like anything else though you have to keep your target market in mind. I mean SitePoint doesn’t exactly attract the recipe database software kind of audience.
But anything related to web design, SEO, and driving traffic should go over quite well. I know how it works for me, but please keep us posted on your results here in the comments.
Becoming The Pimp Of Geeks
This last traffic tactic in the trinity of traffic silence is something I’ve been doing since back in 2005 when I first started out online. In a past blog post about free website traffic I talked about forum marketing as the most underrated method of free traffic that I use.
Well, I really wasn’t kidding but I hadn’t covered the superuser level of forum marketing. What I’m talking about is much more then just having a link in your sig box and yackin in the forums. Even more then paying an overseas assistant to yack in forums you while you sleep.
To truly become a pimp of geeks you need to be buying space from the elite members in those forums in their sig boxes. They are already yackin it up everyday all day in these forums and they are already respected by the community. It’s like having an instant endorsement from community leaders in your industry.
Since these top forum posters are already posting all day for free they’ll usually jump at the chance to make $200 just for adding a link to their signatures. Most people I meet that are “respected” in forums usually aren’t in the upper level income brackets either. Heck, I’ve even gotten free sig links by offering them a position that makes them look like a leader on my site.
In fact back before I was into Internet marketing, back in my magic the gathering days, I used to be a member of this site that posted new magic the gathering articles. I remember winning a contest for submitting the best article about a new deck I was using and I didn’t even care about the $25 prize. I was just so freaking excited to have my name on the front page of this website!
Some of these guys are so passionate about your niche that they’ll write your reports for free, link to your sites for free, if you just make them look like more of a leader in your niche – or pay them nicely.
Now I’ve just blabbed three of my biggest traffic secrets to you. Although, if all you do is just read them then they won’t do a damn thing for you. If you want to be a traffic kingpin all you need to do is take action and those actions will build confidence.
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