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How To Get Traffic To Convert
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How to Get Traffic to Convert

Getting traffic to your site is hard enough. Unfortunately, that is not the end of your struggles as an online business owner. You have to know how to get traffic to convert before you start making any money. In this article, I will go over the key factors in getting conversions.

Not all traffic is good traffic!

Not everyone who comes to your site is even thinking of buying anything. The internet is filled with window shoppers. The easiest way to get traffic that converts is to get more targeted traffic. Say, traffic that is looking for a review of a particular product. Product reviews are one of the most popular ways to get targeted traffic.

Get a following/brand

Before anyone will listen to your recommendations, you need to earn their trust. The best way to do that is to both provide value in your content and establish a brand. It is also highly recommended to encourage and respond to comments as much as possible. Doing so gives you more credit in the eyes of other visitors. It also helps immensely to be personal. A face shot is ideal but you should atleast give them your/a name. This will make you a real person and not just a shadowy admin.

Choose your products wisely

I am going to assume you are trying to sell an affiliates product. You want to offer something that you personally are knowledgeable about and honestly approve of. This is made even easier if you have actually used the product in question.

Be subtle

Throughout your content, you should be dropping little hints here and there at the effectiveness of your product. The key is to not come on to strong but instead gently push your traffic in that direction. If you make it blatantly obvious that you want them to buy, it will both damage your reputation and you will not get any sales.

I hope this has helped you. To summarize, be sure to target the right keywords for the right audience(buyers). Establish an online reputation that is clearly visible in your interaction or (even better) proceeds you by word of mouth. Finally, be coy with your product pushing. Do not be forceful at all and ideally talk about what this product has done for you.

It is a long hard road to making money online but if you have already gotten a good amount of traffic, you should be happy because you're in the home stretch! There area also plenty of online communities that can help you make the adjustments you need too. Just be sure to pick one that you can trust.


Street Talk

Hi Chip. Another great article. So true that it's about helping others solve their problems. Thanks for sharing. Just followed you over at WA.

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  about 7 years ago

It`s always better to give something first instead of asking.

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  about 7 years ago
Sherry B.  

Hi Chip, Great article! Very good info especially for those just starting out. Plus, it's a good reminder to everyone else in online marketing not to be too pushy when promoting or selling a product. Thanks for sharing! Best wishes!-Sherry

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  about 7 years ago

Yes you have to remember that it`s real people on the other end. This is psychology as much as it is a numbers game.

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  about 7 years ago

Great article and very useful information for me as a newcomer to online marketing. Thanks for sharing!

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  about 7 years ago

It`s a steep learning curve but you have to learn how to take it one step at a time. Rome wasn`t built in a day.

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  about 7 years ago
Kymee  

Chip I am with Lewis you are great at this. It will pay off I know it will. Keep up the great work

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  about 7 years ago

Yup I just gotta keep pushing! Had my first visit from a referral link in my site last night. The didn`t sign up though...

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  about 7 years ago
Kymee  

it'll happen you have two new stores takes time ; O)

  
  about 7 years ago

Yup, great article. Straight to the point and well-said. Thanks for sharing it with us! Item 2 - Get a following/brand is the best advice in the article. As usual, I've pin it on pinterest. Cheers !

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  about 7 years ago

Appreciate it Eugene! Glad you liked it.

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  about 7 years ago

RANK 3!!! I am going to get down there with you!!!! Making me work more, but once you focus on your site, then BAM, I'll catch up. Good job on the article. Those are the foundation blocks to making money!!!

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  about 7 years ago

Isn`t it ironic? Making money by teaching how to make money lol.

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  about 7 years ago

That is why Robert Kiyosaki came out with his book and DVDs Teach to be Rich. It wasn't until he started teaching what he had done to become financially free that he really become wealthy.

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  about 7 years ago

This is why it`s a good niche. Just like weight loss, there`s always gonna be people wanting to learn about online business. Evergreen is the way to go for passive incomes I plan to make last for many years to come.

  
  about 7 years ago

Didn't expect to hear from you for a while. This article writing business tends to get addictive. Your articles are easy to read and also interesting. Nice job!

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  about 7 years ago

I`m aiming for a clean 100 then focusing 100% on my site. 10 more to go.

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  about 7 years ago

Actually you can write on yr site and post the same article to SA or vice versa. The article will get double exposure - in yr site and SA.

  
  about 7 years ago

What I do now and then is actually link to my best articles. It`s supposed to help with ranking both here and on my site. But ya all of my articles are keyword targeted and I only have a handful on the first page. Barely get any traffic though because they are very "low hanging fruit"

  
  about 7 years ago

Chip, You are awesome. The way you just linked to different pages in your site is simply amazing and I took notes. Great informative and very beneficial article. I loved reading it. These are the key steps to gaining the right traffic to your website. Personally, I'd prefer no traffic over simple window shoppers. Targeted traffic is the only traffic that matters unless you are trying to boost your rankings. Thank you for the great and informative read! Justin

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  about 7 years ago

Traffic is a weak ranking metric. If it isn`t targeted traffic, you`d be better off getting them to share. Social sharing is one of the few backlinks that carry any weight anymore.

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  about 7 years ago

That's the truth. If you backlink anywhere other than socially it's like playing minesweeper blind. Google will figure out a better algorithm soon, I'm sure of it.

  
  about 7 years ago

then quality content will be back out the window, lol.

  
  about 7 years ago

You can never know... I do think that google`s best interest is giving their searchers what they want. As long as your content fits that description, I think you`ll always be alright in googles eyes(as long as you don`t try and pull anything).

  
  about 7 years ago
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