Raising your earnings by raising your traffic
(by a guest writer)
Whatever your business, quality traffic can be converted to money.
It is no a big secret that many of the Social book marking sites can
send an amazing amount of traffic very quickly. In fact, several of these
sites - Digg being the most
notorious - are known for sending so much traffic in a short amount of
time that they can crash your web site. The best part of all of this is that your web site or blog doesn't have to
be popular for this to happen, you just need to know your way around the
So aside from crashing your web site, what does all of this traffic do
for you? If you have implemented pay per click advertising on your site,
something like Google Adsense or even affiliate advertising from many of
the affiliate networks out there today, there's a small amount of money to
be made from the clicks.
But bigger opportunities are more long term effects of this traffic surge.
One is bringing in new
advertisers - the month to month type. Selling advertising space
is where many web masters make the real money. There are some blogs out
there that make six figure sums per month purely on advertising. It is virtually
impossible to acquire respectable advertisers with low traffic stats.
The reason being, that if an advertiser is going to pay you per month,
more visitors is better than less.
By increasing your traffic through the use of Social Book marking and
Social Networking, you will be able to appeal to advertisers, offering
them what they want: exposure! Even though the large amounts of traffic
from a front page article only last a short while, your regular traffic
will continue to be display longer term hikes, due in part to the additional
links. From some reports, each time you manage a front page article, your overall traffic increases by ten to twenty percent.
Basically, what all of this boils down to is that if you are not
already using Social Networking to acquire traffic, you need to be.
You are missing out on a great opportunity, that for the most part is
easily obtainable, even for relative newcomers. There are several good
sites dedicated to helping you master social networking and the driving of
traffic using social networking and social bookmarking and that's outside
the remit of this article, but have a look at these:
network traffic into dollars
How to get traffic from networking
Get social popularity
Social bookmarking strategies
Even "comments" in Digg can drive traffic
How to setup a domino effect of traffic
How to get traffic from SB sites
bookmarking for traffic
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