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I Can’t Believe It!

Honest Housewife here!

I belong to quite a few Facebook groups about online marketing, internet marketing, etc. I was just on my news feed this morning and great day! There are STILL so many people advertising clearly scam programs. I saw a few about “Send a Text and make $200 today!” and “If you can mail out 100 postcards, you can rich too!” COME ON PEOPLE!

It is really irritating that there are so many people out there trying to take advantage of “newbies” that are just trying to make it online. Sure, there are folks that want to make the quick buck without doing any work, and in my opinion if you’re going to be that lazy then by all means, throw your money away on one of these scams. But if you really want to try and succeed in something you are passionate about, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, blogging, writing, etc. then there is work involved. There is no easy way.

Of the programs that I have been a part of or purchased, nothing has made me rich overnight. What usually happens is there are a few golden nuggets of information in them and I just use those to continue to do what I already do. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s all about learning your niche, ways to drive traffic, and then providing people with information and help that they can really use.

People will listen to you if you know what you’re talking about and can provide them information that will help them succeed. It just gets frustrating when my feed is full of crap that it makes me think the real opportunities are getting lost, and that’s a bad thing.

This is just be complaining. 🙂 I want to make sure that if you are new to the business to please, please, please watch out for things that sound too good to be true, because they definitely are!

Put your nose to the grindstone, find something you are passionate about and like to talk about and talk about it to people who have the same interest. Please don’t take the easy way out. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. 🙂

Have a great day!

Susanna
Honest Housewife

Targeted Traffic Is Good Traffic And Profitable Traffic

Honest Housewife here!

If you want good traffic to your website then you really need to target your audience. There is no point having hundreds of visitors to your website every day if they are visitors that have no interest in your site or product at all. Having 10 targeted visitors it better than 100 non-targeted visitors. Non-targeted visitors are not going to buy the products you are promoting. There is a big difference between getting traffic to your site and getting buying traffic to your site.

To get targeted traffic to your website you need an understanding of the demographics and the market that you want to reach. This will take some time and research but it is worth it. You are in the business to make money and taking the time to do your research now will actually save you time in the long term.

When you advertise, always place your advertising on other websites that are specific to the audience you are targeting. Be really selective with the placements of your ads so that you are paying for advertising that is only being shown to people that are interested in your niche. Although being selective with your ad placement will most likely reduce the traffic coming to your site, you will find that your sales will increase.

Be very careful with how you word your advertising. Simple changes to the words or phrases in your ad can make a big difference to the type of traffic you get. Use content that will target those who are interested in your product but will be of no interest to those people who are ‘non-buyers’. Give details of the product so that you are telling your customers exactly what you are offering.

You want to place your advertisements on sites that are content based and have content that is relevant to your niche. People viewing the site are people that will be interested in your product so will click on your ad when they see it. Remember to be specific with the ad content details.

When you are advertising try using different forms of the keywords and phrases and different people will search for the same information by using different words. By targeting an expanded range of keywords and phrases you are gaining rankings for multiple terms which will increase your traffic.

When created your ad try to think like your customer. Ask yourself what would make you click on that ad and then buy your product. When you start thinking like a customer’s you really increase your targeted audience and your sales. If it means that you need to change your advertising approach completely then do it, you need to do whatever it takes to increase your sales.

Don’t use the same old advertising techniques that people have always used. Don’t get stuck in a rut with your advertising. Try something different and tweak your ads until you are getting the results you are looking for.

Let me know your results!

Thanks!

SS

Easy Link Building Strategies For Increasing SE Ranking

Honest Housewife here!

To have a good ranking in the search engines you need to build lots of backlinks to your website. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can build links.

1. If you have links already existing on other websites you may want to contact them and ask if they could change the link slightly. A link with an anchor text containing relevant keywords is much better than a link that just says ‘click here’.

2. Always monitor your sites 404 statistics and keep track of any links that are old or even misspelled and going to the wrong URL. A backlink is no good if it isn’t pointing to the write link.

3. On your website have a “link to us” link. Include the information you would like used for your link such as anchor text and URL. You can even offer to do a link exchange and have a contact box so website owners can leave their details.

4. Check for any errors using a spell and grammar checker. Users will notice any errors that you have in your links, content and pages.

5. Always keep an eye out for other sites that mention your website or even use some of your website content. If they include a link back to your site that is fine but if they don’t then contact them and ask them to include a link to your site.

6. Post comments on other blogs that relate to your niche and put your link either in the box provided or within your comment. Always post good comments that are relevant to the blog post.

7. Always use tags, particularly header tags, on your website that include your relevant keywords. Anchor text and image text also increases search engine rankings.

8. Use a sitemap on your website that links all the pages to the sitemap page. If your site is created using WordPress there are plugins that can create a sitemap for you. This makes it easier for the search engines to spider your website.

9. Link your site to other websites that have content that is relevant to your site. Always link to the important pages within the site.

10. Link to websites that have high search engine rankings as these can help drive traffic back to your site.

11. Study your competitors and see what sites they are using to get backlinks and add your website links to the same sites.

12. If you have good feedback from your clients then add those comments to your site. This will add trust and interest of future clients.

13. Create an ebook about your niche and offer it as a free gift for people to sign up to your newsletter or mailing list.

14. If you consider yourself an expert in your field then teach on online seminar about your topic. Post announcements of the seminar on your website and other sites around the internet.

15. Use Google Adwords to help build up your customer base.

16. Find an affiliate product that relates to your niche and add links to it to your website.

17. Choose a charity and add a ‘donate to charity’ link to your site. Have a description of the charity and how you will donate the proceeds that you receive.

18. Submit your website URL to social media sites that have quality products and services offered on their sites.

Use of the above strategies will increase your traffic and also increase your profits. A successful, profitable website takes work but if you are willing to put in that effort then your website will soon be one of the best.

Have a great day!

SS

Content Site Linking Strategies For High SE Ranking

Hey! Honest Housewife here.

To help your site to rank well in the search engines you will need to do some linking which works really well if you know what you are doing. However, if you don’t know how to create links properly then you could just create a big mess

When you create links you want to do so in moderation. Some people will buy linking services that will create thousands of links very fast, but this is not always the best approach. As with many things in life, taking it slow is often the best choice.

To have a successful website you want to focus on quality content rather than quantity. So if your website is chock-a-block full of bad quality content and links that aren’t producing then feel free to remove all that wasted space and focus completely on good content.

When you have your website complete with good quality content across several pages then you can add links to the different pages. Each page should be focusing on a keyword phrase and you should try to rank each individual page for its main keyword phrase. When you link from one page on your site to another you are encouraging your visitors to browse through numerous pages on your website rather than look at the main page and leave.

Deep linking is all about using the right link to a specific page on the website. You need to use relevant pages of content to link to your other pages and these links can come from within your own site or from other sites. Have your inner pages on your site linking to your main home page.

If you advertise for link exchanges, tell other website owners that you are limiting the number of links you take so you can keep open some spots for future sources, this will entice other website owners to want to exchange links with you before you reach your limit.

Because you are limiting the number of links this is also enticing to website owners as it is more beneficial for them to be among a limited number of links coming from a site. Because there are less links there is less competition among links on your website and this is a big benefit for website owners. It also lets website owners know that you are a responsible and professional link building and one that would be good to do business with.

This method will also increase your link popularity and you will soon be receiving more traffic to the numerous pages on your website. You will have more leverage when asking other website owners to exchange links and when you have high amounts of traffic and link popularity you may even be able to start charging website owners to place links on your site.

By increasing the value of your links this means that those who exchange links with you are also good, high quality websites which is always good for your own business.

By including links to other sites on your site you are sending traffic to those sites. Not everyone likes to do this but the fact is that although you are sending some traffic to other sites you are receiving so much more traffic that it doesn’t really matter. You are building strong links to and from your site and this is going to help your ranking within the search engines and that is always a good thing.

Have a great day!

SS

6 Ways How You Can Use PLR Articles To Drive Traffic To Your Website And Boost Your Internet Marketing Business

Private Label Rights (PLR) content is very popular on the internet today. PLR content is written by a ghostwriter and sold to other people to use as they wish.

PLR e-books, reports or articles are special type of license which you purchase where you are lawfully allowed to edit and publish the article as your own. Because you have the right to edit the article as you wish, it means that you can use it as web content on your site or add your links to your website and distribute it.

Below are some key ways you can use PLR content to drive traffic to your website and boost on internet marketing profits.

  • Boost your article writing and submitting using some PLR content. All you need to do is to simply edit the PLR articles and customize them to make them your own. Using PLR articles saves you a lot of time in writing your articles. By using a PLR article, you can improve it and end up with a powerful article that will drive traffic to your website.
  • Increase your sales by developing your reputation as an expert in your niche. PLR articles make it so much easier for you to quickly build your reputation as an expert. Pass on some of the PLR content to your customers and build their trust. You can then make some one-time-offers or recommend some of your affiliate programs to them, thereby generating some sales.
  • Improve your search engine rankings by submitting your customized articles. By submitting articles with your resource box and URL, you basically create one way links to your website, which helps with search engines.
  • Create and market information products using your PLR content. Edit and customize PLR articles and compile them into an e-book or special report. It takes time to write an e-book, and it can also be costly if you were to hire a ghostwriter. You can therefore use PLR articles or e-books and add more value to them to create hot-selling e-books. You can sell these reports or give them for free on your website. When you give these articles for free, you can include your website URL in them. This in turn will drive traffic to your website.
  • Use PLR content to provide an e-course or offer a newsletter. Building a list is very important in internet marketing, and you can use PLR content to offer an e-course on your web site. You can send regular emails to your list with a link to your website, and this increases the number of people who visit your website. Keep your list interested by regularly supplying them with useful content. As you know, your list is an important aspect of your business. You can send these PLR articles to your list in your niche on a regular basis. This will make them visit your site on a regular basis.
  • Create your own article directory in your niche using PLR content to improve the search engine optimization of your website. You can also add affiliate links or Google AdSense on your article directory, thereby increasing your website traffic and profits.

PLR content can be used to drive traffic to your website and boost your internet business’ profits.

There are several sites out there that offer PLR products. Take a look and see what you can find.

Thanks!

SS

5 Solid Reasons Why Articles Are the Most Powerful Tool For Driving Traffic To Your Website

As you probably know, having traffic is very important for your website if you want to successfully earn money online. You can drive traffic to your website using a wide range of tools.

Among all the different ways of driving traffic to your website, writing and submitting articles remains the most powerful tool for increasing your web site traffic and boost your sales and online profits.

So why is writing and submitting articles so powerful in driving traffic to your website?

1. Articles help you become an expert in your niche. By writing high quality and informative articles in your niche, you become an expert. You also build trust and confidence in your prospects. As an expert, customers will feel confident to buy from you and this will increase your sales and online business profits.

2. Articles are an affordable way of driving traffic to your website. You can write your own articles or you can hire a ghostwriter to write some articles for you, and this is not very expensive. You can then submit your articles to many directories. There are some tools that you can use to automatically submit your articles to many directories, and this increases the number of links pointing back to your website.

3. Articles are viral and powerful in driving traffic to your website. At the bottom of all your articles, you have a resource box with your website URL. Your articles will be published by many directories, websites and e-zines with your website URL. By simply writing articles and submitting articles, you create a powerful viral power with many websites having your website URL on their sites.

4. Articles bring life long results and will continue to drive traffic to your website for a long time. Unlike other types of advertising that bring momentary results, articles will continue to drive traffic to your website for a long time. All your articles are archived in article directories and that means anyone can still read them and visit your website. Your articles can generate thousands of permanent one-way links to your website.

5. Articles make search engines index your website and drive traffic to your website. Writing and submitting many articles to article directories is very powerful in making your website visible on search engines. By including your keywords in your articles, when people are looking for information related to your niche and type those keywords, your articles and website show up on search engines, therefore making it easy for you to get a lot of traffic on your website.

Although there are many tools for driving traffic to a website, articles remain the most powerful tool that brings life long results.

Thanks!

SS

6 Ways To Drive Targeted Traffic To Your Website

Hi all!

Although it is important to generate high volumes of traffic to a website, it is important for this traffic to be targeted such that the people who visit your website are likely to buy the services and products you offer on your website.

Since promoting your website can take some effort and money, you don’t want to just anyone to visit your site. Instead, you only want people who would be interested in what you have to offer.

This shows how you can build a steady stream of visitors to your website who are targeted and likely to bring you sales.

1. Know your target customers and make sure that all your advertising campaigns are targeted at these customers. This means that you must use all the necessary keywords which define your potential customers in all your advertising campaigns. If you are using Google Adwords, your advert must specify the targeted customers. If you are writing articles as a way of promoting your website, your articles must contain the keywords for your niche.

2. List your website with top search engines and directories in categories that suit your niche. If your website is about selling products or services that relate to making money online for example, get your website listed under this category on relevant websites. This means that people who are looking for this specific information that relate to your website will easily find your website.

3. Advertise your website in relevant forums and online groups. The more you know about your potential customers, the better you will know where to find them. This means you can go to the relevant forums or online groups where your customers are and you can advertise your website there through having your website URL in your signature when you make posts in these forums. People in forums that related to your niche are targeted customers who have high potential to buy from your website.

4. Write articles that are rich with your keywords. Your articles get picked up and published by many websites, e-zines and directories. You can therefore quickly have thousands of back links pointing to your website. It is therefore important that all your articles have several of your keywords so that when people type these keywords on search engines while looking for information, your website comes up and ranks high on these search engines. This drives targeted traffic to your website.

5. Use your own e-zine and other related e-zines to advertise your website. By publishing your own e-zine, you already have many prospects who are interested in what you have to offer. Make sure that your e-zine has new content and gives away some free report or e-books to your subscribers. Make sure that your website URL is added in all your e-zine publications. Identify other e-zines with a readership that matches your target niche market and advertise your website in these e-zines.

6. Research and look for other web sites where your target customers visit and inquire about advertising your website on these websites.

The six tools outlined above can help you generate targeted traffic to your website. If you want to increase your conversion rate and boost your sales, you need to have targeted visitors on your website.

As always if you have any comments or questions please don’t hesitate to ask. 🙂

Thanks!

SS

I have been Wowed by Traffic Monsoon

I signed up for Traffic Monsoon about two weeks ago just to see what it was all about. I must say I am impressed! I bought my first ad-pack and then I was fortunate to be able to buy another a few days ago. Not only am I earning on the two ad-packs I have but I am getting tons of traffic to my links I set up in my account! I have even received some sign ups and some sales.

I am always leery about these rev sharing sites but from what I have read in the Facebook Group and what I have seen in my own account, this is a winner! Below is a screen shot of my account as of today, September 10th, 2015 at 11:40 am Central Time.

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I have done nothing but purchase two ad-packs and use them to send traffic to my sites. My packs will mature at 55 days and I should be able to replace them with my earnings and then I’ll add another one every month until I can get built up. My goal is to reach $500 per day and then I can just maintain after that.

I am so excited!!

Has anyone out there been involved with Traffic Monsoon for a long time? Any comments or suggestions?

If you would like more information or would like to try it out for yourself, Click Here and please let me know if you do. I will be there with you every step of the way!

I will also post another update of earnings when it comes time to either purchase an additional pack or when I can purchase with my earnings.

Thanks!

SS

 

Essential Tips For Generating Traffic To Your Website For Free

Promoting your website does not need to cost you a lot of money. There are various ways through which you can drive traffic to your website for free.

If you have no money or if you have a small budget for driving traffic to your website, you can use tips outlined here to generate traffic to your website for free.

  • Exchanging links with other webmasters is a powerful way of generating traffic to your website for free. All you have to do is to identify webmasters with websites that complement your website and exchange website links with them. This means that traffic can be driven to your website through the websites where you have your link.
  • Arrange a joint venture with other webmasters and list owners so that they can advertise your website to their list. This does not cost you anything and all you need to do is to contact some list owners and present your request. By doing this, your website can be advertised to a huge list of people which will drive traffic to your site.
  • Write articles or free reports for other webmasters to publish and put your website address in the author’s resource or biography. If your reports and articles are of good quality, your articles will be published and many readers who will read your article will also visit your website.
  • Include your website address in your business email signature. Anyone you communicate with can potentially be your prospect, so you can therefore be promoting your website every time you send an email.
  • Create RSS feeds for your site and submit the feed URLs to the major RSS feed directories online. This will generate traffic to your website.
  • Have a blog to your site and ping your website on a regular basis when you add new content. When you ping your blog, you make search engines robots index your website, which ultimately drives traffic to your website. It is also very effective to submit your blog address to blog search sites and directories.
  • Include your web address to your forum profile signature. This means that every time you post or respond to questions on the forum, your website URL is seen by all the people in the forum.

By following these tips, you can generate a steady flow of traffic to your website without spending a lot of money. All you need is to have some time to carry out the steps  in this article and you will see an increase in traffic to your website.

As always please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. 🙂

Thanks!

SS

4 Critical Ways To Generate Traffic To A Newly Created Website or Blog

Now you have your new website or blog and you are ready to start making some sales! But, how can you make sales if you do not have high volumes of traffic to your website?

One of the challenges people starting a new online business face is that of getting traffic to their website. This article outlines four important steps you must follow to start generating some traffic to your website.

1. Have unique content on your website. Search engine robots look at all websites on a regular basis looking for sites with fresh and new content. It is therefore important for you to have fresh and high quality content which will get your website quickly indexed by search engines.

2. Have all your keywords on your website. It is important that you have all the relevant keywords and phrases that relate to your topic on your web pages and any articles you post on your website. This will increase your website ranking on search engines which means that your website will rank high when people type keywords relating to your topic on search engines. You will therefore get many visitors coming to your site via the search engines. When people visit your website, the high quality content you have will make people spend more time on your site and ultimately buy some of the products or services you offer on your site.

3. Because your website is new, you must submit it to search engines. Submitting your URL to the search engines is an important step towards getting more visitors because it means your website will be visible from search engines. Having your website URL on search engines means that when people look for information relating to your topic on these search engines, they will find your website.

4. Exchange some website links with websites that have a high popularity rank (PR). Exchanging links with popular and related websites is an effective way to drive traffic to your website, and improve the raking of your site. You will get some traffic coming to your website through other websites that you have linked to.

By following the tips outlined here, you will realize that increasing your website traffic and getting more people to visit your new website is very easy to do. All you need to do is to follow these steps and you will soon see an increase in traffic to your website which will mean a lot of sales and online profits for your internet business!

Please let me know if you have any questions or any other suggestions.

Thanks!

SS