Traffic 101

Traffic is essential for any online business. Without traffic, your website is just one small grain of sand in the middle of the Sahara Desert. No one will see it… nobody cares!

Getting traffic to your website is the first challenge every new online marketer faces. Not just any traffic, either. You need the right kind of traffic. You need ‘targeted’ traffic that is interested in what you have to offer on your website.

Whether your website is a blog, a lead capture page, or a sales letter, only people who are interested will ‘convert’ into subscribers and sales.

Traffic Generation is a complete Internet industry in itself. Think of Google, Yahoo, or the myriad products being sold by ‘gurus’ who promise to deliver more traffic than your server can handle when you buy their ‘secret’ traffic formula. People pay good money for traffic.

Consider just a few of the popular ways you can generate website traffic:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Pay Per Click (PPC) and AdWords
  • Article Writing and Submission (aka Bum Marketing)
  • Social Networking and Bookmarking
  • Blogging and Backlinks

The list goes on…

Each of these methods has a significant cost factor attached. You either have to pay someone to send you traffic, or you have to put in hours and hours of work to develop content that attracts people, then wait patiently for visitors to arrive.

It can take months to get the traffic you need using these so-called ‘free’ methods, if you are able to survive long enough.

How does the aspiring new online marketer get traffic TODAY to their website?

Few options exist. My favorite traffic source, the one my business has been built almost exclusively on, is Traffic Exchanges. These include manual exchanges where you click to view other sites, as well as email exchanges (Viral Mailers) where you exchange email with other marketers to get website visitors.

Some of the world’s foremost Internet Marketers began their online business with traffic exchanges. I am just one more example of proof that these traffic generation systems do work… and the traffic does convert.

What makes them work so well for my business and other top marketers?

They’re Viral!

Viral marketing is like starting a chain reaction. It’s most closely related to word-of-mouth advertising in the off line arena.

With traffic exchanges you start generating website visitors immediately with a little bit of manual effort (simply click to view other websites). Add in a viral component and your website traffic exponentially increases with less and less effort.

At this point in my traffic generation, I do NO manual work nor spend ANY of my own money to generate tens of thousands of highly targeted website visitors every month!

The traffic I receive is highly targeted and very responsive. The conversion process is automated so that my business grows effortlessly.

By now you are probably curious to learn how I did it.

This article is just a ‘primer’ to get you started.

First, you must know how traffic is generated with traffic exchanges…

You click your mouse in an exchange to view other people’s business offer so that, in return, they will view yours when they click their mouse.

You click and view their website… they click and view yours.

But what happens when you stop clicking?

When you stop… the traffic stops. No more viewing of your website or business opportunity.

Not much fun there. What about non-stop perpetual traffic?

To achieve leverage with traffic exchanges you need a viral component. You need to earn traffic without clicking.

One of the most overlooked benefits of a traffic exchange is the extra traffic earned by referring other marketers to that exchange. Basically, by “selling” the traffic exchange service you are “getting paid” in free traffic. Your traffic multiplies.

What happens when you reinvest your free traffic back into the traffic multiplier?

Ah… even MORE free traffic. In a very short time a compounding effect takes over. The traffic starts to grow on it’s own… PERPETUALLY!

This free residual traffic becomes residual income via your conversion process.

When you do it right… you have GROWING residual traffic that becomes GROWING residual income!

Use your traffic to build your list. Refer your list subscribers to your favorite traffic exchanges to build more traffic. This proven method puts the entire process on autopilot.

Your traffic builds your list while your list builds your traffic!

If you are not using traffic exchanges to build your list, you are leaving thousands of subscribers and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table.

To Your Viral Traffic,
Scott Douglas
Dragonfly Marketing

“It’s not what you sell… it’s how you sell it.”


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