27.10.08

Getting Web Traffic Without Going Bonkers

Way to go with SEO  I know many of you have read so much about Web gurus and A-listers with their "insider secrets" and "success stories," but what are we to do with the untold numbers of Internet dropouts who just can't make it?

One of the biggest complaints are from people who bought marketing ebooks and courses -- and then they are left high and dry trying to fend for themselves as they discovered that hypes and the reality of making money online are not as hunky dory as they are cracked up to be. Have you ever experienced this?

If you've been long enough fooling around the Web, you'll have developed a sense of how things work online and you should be aware that a website that can attract a great amount of traffic stands a greater chance of doing better than those that only see a trickle of traffic. We are NOT even thinking of Google PageRank here.

As some knowledgeable bloggers would attest, you need an understanding of using keywords (or 'keyword sniping') to get good ranking on the search engines and have your site placed high on the SERPs. If you had done it right, you would be getting search engine traffic coming to your site. People searching for certain keywords that take them to your site are what you can consider as 'targeted traffic'.


This type of traffic is worth more than getting social network traffic. But the trouble with most bloggers is that they love social networking sites where they can communicate with like-minded bloggers. A kind of community camaraderie. No harm to socialize, but when are they getting serious about monetizing their sites in a positive way? A lot has been written about understanding how search engine optimization works and you can thank me for pointing you here to learn more about it.

In fact, it takes more than that to get the winning formula. The wise saying is "Look before you leap." If you have what it takes, making sense of blogging and monetizing your site should not be an uphill climb. You need to have the right information, read it, learn it and finally do what a good online entrepreneur has to do.

Most times, you don't need ebooks because there are places on the Web where you can learn things without burning a hole in your pocket or getting all mentally screwed up because of overwhelming information overload. Here's a good place to start...


For example, if you're an open-minded person with a penchant to learn more to get your Adsense blog going, you won't be disappointed by learning a thing or two from this "make money from Adsense" site. When you read the posts (dig deep into the archives for some gems) there, you will know they make sense to you. Then you know you are on the right track.

But if you still prefer to acknowledge the "ramblings" of some A-list bloggers and kow-tow to them, I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor but you'll probably end up like those Internet dropouts once you realized you're going nowhere by following these A-listers.

Like some bloggers who have been harping on the same sad theme, let me ask these blogging patsies who love to blogroll most of the famous names on their sites: Do these A-listers ever reciprocate your kindly links to them? Geez, you are only linking (leaking) out to them, they get the traffic juice while you look more like a person who just love to "drop names" on your blogroll. - Markk


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26 comments:

Grizzly said...

Marrk,

Hey long time - thanks for the nod but more importantly nice to see a post again. Hope all is well.

Thanks again

Griz

Markk said...

Hi! Thanks for keeping tabs. Guess I'm feeling lazy nowadays, just let the search engine traffic do the work for me, LOL!

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Very informative article and thanks for sharing

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Yeah, I've learned a lot from Court. Not only does he know what he's talking about, but he really gives a lot and his good guy personality comes through in all his writings.

WIndows tricks said...

well, since i am fooling in the internet for some years now, i know what you are talking about. NO, it is not that easy to make money online. At least it is not easy nowadays. I know people who, when Adsense just came out, put adsense in their blogs and used to make 30-40 buck right away. i mean right away and without all the optimization crap you have to do now! keywords? yes sure, but with all the blogs around you won't win with the keywords optimisation trick anymore. the whole competition is so further that no bloggers have to look for niche, small sector that competition hasn't touched yet. I dont use keywords on my blog because all SEO experts say that now it doesnt matter anymore...too much competition... yes, it is quite difficult to be a blogger who wanna make some money online nowadays!

RF-Unleashed said...

Quality post, really!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. :)

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Maintianing a commercially viable website or a blogs is by no means an easy task. It requires a lot of patioence and hard work. However it is certainly possible. There are no short cust and you shoouldbe prepared to burn the midnight oil if you want to be successfull. I have been actively working on seo for my website and after one year I have started to see the results. It may take long but it will certainly happen.

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Carol King said...

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Quallity Post. Thanx again..

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Great article Markk 1
Thanks for sharing with us !

BM said...

Yeah, I've learned a lot from Court. Not only does he know what he's talking about, but he really gives a lot and his good guy personality comes through in all his writings. I know people who, when Adsense just came out, put adsense in their blogs and used to make 30-40 buck right away.

Web Designer London said...

I agree with you to some extent. However this does not diminsh the fact that competitiont o rank higher is getting tougher by the day. Particpation on social media websites can also be helpfulin driving direct traffic from keyword searches on search engines. The link backs and anchor text from particpation on social media sites will have an impact on overall search rankings as well.

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SEO Brian said...

Hi, This is a good post with some great comments. People seem to overlook the fact that, though, that some markets are more difficult to get page 1 rankings on, than others. For example getting to page 1 for the phrase SEO has a lot of competition, whereas 'wholesale baker manchester' is much easier. I'd hate to think that people would be put off by people's comments that it's taken a year. Some sites take a few days to get to page 1.

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This is a great discussion. The amount of information available on this subject is mind blowing. I like Court's stuff as well

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It is amazing how many website owners do not attempt to SEO their websites, and expect to rank automatically. This allows you to concentrate on the few in your sector who do work on optimisation. Take a look at their site and see what they are doing, as this will give you a set of targets to raise your site above and beyond.

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Nice post. You are right newbie struggled because there heads are flooded by the load of information and they don't know which way to go and that's why they struggle to make money online.

One of the best way for beginners is to just learn from different sites that are providing true information like u and me and then move on from there towards making online money. Buying crappy e-books online will only misguide them??

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