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Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 1 – Pay Per Click Services
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 2 – SEO
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 3 – Blogging and Forum Posting
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 4 – Article Submissions
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 5 – Traffic Exchange Programs
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 6 – Directory Submission
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 7 – Link Exchange Programs
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 8 – Email Marketing
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 9 – Social Networking Sites
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 10 – Video Sharing
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 11 – Podcasting
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 12 – Viral Marketing
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 13 – Giving Away
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 14 – Yahoo! Answers
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 15 – Squidoo
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 16 – USFreeAds
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 17 – Craigslist
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 18 – Digg
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 19 – StumbleUpon
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 20 – Social Bookmarking
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Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 6
Directory submission is another SEO method that holds a promise of good traffic. It is very similar to the previously mentioned traffic exchange programs and in fact most marketers consider them to be exactly the same. But there are differences here in which marketers can submit their websites. The website links are not randomly accepted by the directories, but they have to fulfill certain qualifications, which might be following a particular niche. The websites are ranked by the directory on the basis of the value that they can provide to a potential visitor.
The rest of the concept is the same. As more and more people visit these links, the website begins ranking better. We say that the website gets better search engine optimized. Hence, this is a method that you should not avoid for generating traffic.
The task that takes the highest amount of time here is the submission itself. Though there are automatic submission services available, most marketers still use the manual submission route because that spells quality. Freelancers are employed most times for getting these submissions done so that the marketers can focus on their other more important tasks.
There are two main types of directory submission services provided. One of these is specific to the kinds of keywords that are used. Keyword optimization becomes important so that the website link gets accepted by the directory. The other method is a normal directory submission. Here back links are provided so that the websites can be visited. Both kinds of directories are very popular with Internet marketers.
The following are some directory submission services that you can use:-
Best Web Directories (http://www.best-web-directories.com/)
Yahoo! Directory (http://dir.yahoo.com/)
The following are some special niche directories:-
For the business niche – Business.com (http://www.business.com/)
For the biography niche – Biographicon (http://www.biographicon.com/)
Traffic Tidal Wave Method # 7
Link Exchange Programs
Link exchange programs are just what their names indicate. Website owners promote each other’s links on their sites. These are similar to traffic exchange programs in that many people come together to promote each other’s businesses. But the difference lies in the way this promotion is done. In traffic exchange programs, the link promotion is done on a separate website directory. However, in link exchange programs, the promotion is done on the websites of the participants themselves.
Link exchange is done through text as well as banners. The people who want to promote their sites make their links available in the form of HTML codes or banners. These are then picked up by other webmasters and promoted on their own sites.
The main intention is, of course, to get as much visibility as possible. When more people begin clicking on the ads, the SEO of the link automatically increases and still more people come in. Like many other SEO methods, implementing a suitable link exchange program helps you to get more eyeballs on your website.
But there is a distaff side of link exchange that you have to think of. You need to promote your website link only on websites that are equal to or greater in popularity than yours. Submitting to a low ranking website will do nothing to your PageRank. Similarly, you should not accept sites that are very low in status than yours. This will adversely affect your own PageRank.
You can get free websites for link submission as well. For this you will need to contact the website owner directly. Use a service such as WhoIS to know who the owner of a particular website is and their email contact so that you can communicate with them directly. You can find details about any webmaster of any website using WhoIS which you can obtain from http://ping.eu.
Link exchange is a very good method of bringing in traffic to your website; however, if you are looking for targeted traffic – i.e. traffic that will be really interested in buying your products – you will need to look harder and use some other methods in conjunction with this.
Traffic Exchange Method # 8
Email marketing is based on lead generation. Leads are people who have done some activity on your website or on an affiliate website – such as downloading an eBook or adding themselves to an opt-in list or subscribing to a newsletter, etc. – and have given their email id in the process. The email id is called as the lead. The collection of all these people is known as the list.
The actual process of email marketing involves sending informative content through email to these people on your list. The emails have to be content-rich, providing them something of value and very subtly nudging them to perform some further action, such as visit your website for an offer or a free gift. Though the eventual intention is selling the product, it is not done blatantly in email marketing.
Email marketing brings in a lesser flow of traffic than other methods generate. Despite that, marketers use this method prominently. The main reason for that lies in the fact that the low traffic brought by this method is all targeted traffic. The people who have opted in to become part of your list are people who are interested in your list. It is very easy to get them to convert. This is the method they refer to when they say – “Get the customers to come to you; don’t go to them yourself.”