Posts Tagged ‘Traffic’
Posted on January 21, 2010 - by Kelly Verge
Posted on March 30, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
I’ve been continuing work on a couple of Conduit sites that have been showing promising conversions. They’re both doing very well so far so I’m doing a side-by-side test of a couple of different tactics to drive more traffic to them.
Conduit Method sites are a specific type of review site based on individual product reviews on a group of products surrounding a niche. Conduit sites tend to work extremely well for products outside of the “make money online” niche. To see specifics and an example, check out Chris Rempel’s Conduit Method as well as his package of conduit-style templates/theme.
By their nature, Conduit Method sites pull in long-tail traffic very well. The more content (review pages) you have, the more long-tail results you’ll pull from. So for one of my sites I have been focusing on adding content (review pages) first. After I add a bit more content I’ll see how the traffic pans out.
So far I am finding that as I add content, the traffic for the site increases incrementally. Given the nature of these pages, I would expect that to be the case. All I’ve done for promotion on these pages is distribute the RSS feed when the site was created and throw out a few social bookmarks using SENuke each time I add a page. The bookmarking doesn’t seem to help the pagerank or SERP position for these pages, but it always helps get them indexed – usually within minutes.
For my other site (kind of a twin of the first site in a slightly different niche), I’ve only created 5 pages/reviews, and I’m focusing on a backlink campaign using the Triple Threat System as each new page is created. I’m finding that the traffic growth happens much faster working in this order. I create the review which is added to the site’s RSS feed as soon as it’s posted. Next I do a round of social bookmarking with SENuke. Finally I set up a Triple Threat module.
Eventually, assuming the Conduit site is built around a niche with plenty of products to review, a site promoted in this manner can’t help but becoming a sort of authority review site.
The best news about my testing is that the conversions are holding steady across both niches. This formula just works.
I’m a strong believer that review sites are the easiest way to succeed as a new affiliate marketer, and that Conduit sites are among the best styles of review sites.
What have your experiences been with review-style sites?
Posted on March 18, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
Last weekend I created over 60 blogs.
I’m putting the final touches on a linking strategy I’m calling the Triple Threat System. I put the system through its paces on Saturday and Sunday (hence the 60+ blogs), and I’ll know in a few days what the results will be.
I have a neglected site that’s been getting on average five visitors per day. I’m pretty sure that the results of this weekend’s work should push the traffic well over 100 visitors per day — perhaps much higher.
This system addresses a few specific things:
- Quality backlinks
- Quality visitor experience – I realize how strange that sounds when talking about mass-blogging
- Speed of implementation
While I was working through the system I was also creating documentation and recording screen captures. I’m pretty sure that with existing content (i.e. ghostwritten articles) I could work through the entire system in a day. That will be the next trial.
While the system isn’t fully automated, I did make use of two pieces of software that helped tremendously with the process.
First I used Incansoft’s RSSBot for submitting the various RSS feeds. I didn’t use my own RSS aggregating method because I want to have a minimal footprint. RSSBot makes this process very simple and fast.
Finally I used SENuke to bookmark all of the created sites. I made use of the spinner that’s built into the SENuke bookmarker and used quite a few new accounts — again to minimize the footprints. (I also used the article spinner that’s part of SENuke, but that’s really not a time saver since it’s just as easy to buy content.)
The Triple Threat System is a culmination of all of the backlinking research and testing I’ve been doing since I started in IM, and I’m pretty excited about how it’s turned out. I’ll keep everyone posted as I get close to completing the documentation.
Posted on December 5, 2008 - by Kelly Verge
One way to put your blog content in front of a lot of eyes is to submit your blog’s RSS feed to RSS directories. Every time you submit your feed, you increase the chance that it will be picked up by someone who’s looking for content – and you’ll get backlinks and traffic in exchange. Also note that you can do the same thing for any site with a feed, such as a lens, hub, Blogger blog, etc.
Below is a fairly comprehensive list of RSS directories to which you can submit your feed for maximum exposure. This list should be current, and I’ve tried to trim away any niche-specific or paid directories. While there are some automated solutions for submitting your feeds to a handful of directories, I will post a follow-up to this article tomorrow detailing how you can add every new feed-enabled website you create to all of these sites with very little effort and zero cost.
List of RSS Directories:
NGOID News Network
If you know of a generic non-niche-specific RSS directory that’s not on this list, please leave it in a comment and I’ll make an addition to the list.
Posted on October 5, 2008 - by Kent Verge
Using posts on social media sites to get traffic to your blog isn’t anything new. However, most who try it never get the thousands of visitors they hope for when they make their posts. To hit traffic paydirt from sites like Digg or Stumble Upon, you need both great content and a compelling headline.
John Wesley did a case study over on Pick the Brain where he tested a new headline on an existing article to find out if he could increase the traffic to the post. His original headline, “The Two Types of Cognition,” got 100 visitors from the social sites. When he changed the title to “Learn to Understand Your Own Intelligence“ and reposted it to the social sites, he received almost 5,000 visitors. This was almost fifty times more visitors to the same article!
John gives credit for the idea to a couple sites, but you can see more examples of compelling changes to headlines on the post he mentions from Brian Clark’s Copyblogger. Here Brian shows a before and after of five different headlines and explains why he changed them. You can really see the difference a few changes make in some real examples.
Although you really need great content to increase the social ratings of your post, your content just won’t get read without a compelling headline. With both, you can get lots of visitors to your site in a matter of hours.