How to Get More Traffic Than You Can Use

Written by Jeremy M. Hoover

How to Getrepparttar Traffic You Need (c) 2005 Jeremy M. Hoover

Traffic-generation is a hot topic for marketers. In particular, “free traffic” seems to berepparttar 143011 desire of most. But many sources of “free” traffic are not really free—they take your time, which can often be more valuable than spending a few dollars on your marketing.

The best idea is to combinerepparttar 143012 better sources of free traffic with some paid advertising. I propose three methods that will boost your traffic. If you remain dedicated to these three methods of advertising, you will get allrepparttar 143013 traffic you need. These sources are: 1) Writing and distributing articles; 2) Contributing to forums; and 3) Writing and buying ezine ads.

1. Writing and distributing articles

This is my favourite way of driving traffic to my sites. Articles haverepparttar 143014 ability to become viral, and that can be a huge plus for you, and a great reason to write articles. Focus on creating a 300 word article related torepparttar 143015 theme of your site or business. Include a resource box atrepparttar 143016 end of your article that features a link back to your site. Then, distribute your article to article distribution sites (like and email groups (like You will see traffic from this method.

2. Contributing to forums

The key word here is “contributing.” Recently, too many good forums have been besieged by “marketers” posting ads. This is considered to be forum spam, and is not in good taste. Instead, visit forums, read posts, and when you have a good, well-thought-out question or reply, post it torepparttar 143017 forum. This type of question or reply allows you to build credibility in that forum, and will earn interest in your business from other readers. Most forums allow you to post a link atrepparttar 143018 end of your post, or in a signature file, and you can promote your business there. As you build credibility, you will build traffic.

"Do You Really Need Testimonials at Your Site?"

Written by Jim Daniels

"Do You Really Need Testimonials at Your Site?" By Jim Daniels

I get this question a lot. And frankly, I've never been a big testimonial guy. Well, until recently.

If you've ever wondered aboutrepparttar effectiveness of testimonials, this article should clear any doubt in your mind.

As most of my subscribers know, I develop and promote Internet marketing products and services. And this is a niche that is, well... somewhat crowded.

Heck, just do a search at for "internet marketing expert" and you'll find more than nine million (yes, that's 9,000,000) web pages listed.

Wow. That's a lot of experts. (I wonder how many of those nine million really know their stuff.)

But heck, do a search for ANYTHING you need or want online and you'll find thousands, if not millions of choices.

So who do you believe?

That'srepparttar 143010 question millions of potential customers want to know!

Who can they believe? Who can they trust?

What website will not rip them off or leave them for dead after they get their money?

As a web business owner myself, I hate to have to admit this, but... making purchases from unknown vendors onrepparttar 143011 web can be a real crap shoot. There are far too many cons, scams, cheats, hacks and just plain old bad businesses onrepparttar 143012 web.

And because of that, TRUST is something you have to instill in your visitors order to make sales onrepparttar 143013 web.

But how do you portray an image of trust online when customers can't see you or shake your hand?

Simple. You let your other customers dorepparttar 143014 talking. Here's a perfect example from my site...


Good Afternoon Jim,

"In a word, WOW! "

"Your ezWebBusinessBuilder is a one-stop source for developing all aspects of a successful Internet business. The information and tasks are easy to understand and implement. It is clear you will help many people 'get it all together' for long-term success."

Thank you, Chip Snyder Hagerstown, Maryland __________________________

Evenrepparttar 143015 GIANTS realizerepparttar 143016 value of testimonials...

Go to - one ofrepparttar 143017 web's largest Internet-only based retailers, and look for any product you might be interested in. When you get torepparttar 143018 product page, more than likely you'll find one thing prominently displayed...

Customer comments.

Why does include these with nearly everything they sell? It's a simple theory. People are more comfortable purchasing when they can first read what people like themselves think aboutrepparttar 143019 product. It makes them feel more at ease knowing not only that other folks like them bought it already, but exactly what they thought of it.

Simply put, a few good customer testimonials can increase sales literally overnight. How do I know? Last Friday I posted a bunch of fresh testimonials at my site and saw my conversion rate increase by 30%. Overnight.

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