Everyone these days are whooping and hollering about social media and the different traffic networks available for public use. I’ve been doing the blogging thing for nearly five years and have finally drawn the traffic generation secrets that I use into a narrow set of tools. To even call it a set of tools for traffic generation is a misnomer. Traffic generation to your web properties is a really hit or miss concept. Mainly missing until you find what works, for a small smidgeon of time is the key to success.
Generating Traffic From Plugins
Some use certain traffic generating plugins and php-code driven tools of Google Analytics and others like myself use the SEO tools of tracking clicks and shortened link clicks via the use of a twitter box for each article on my site. It’s really good to use a combination of a variety of tools to track your traffic generation. Comparing Google Analytics with an extension for clicks will give you something to make a comparison with. This simple use of Google Analytics has been a really easy to understand system for me.
Paid Traffic Model With Facebook And StumbleUpon
The next ideal is to see what organic search results have brought wayward traffic from. Delving into the search terms and objects after getting to you site could serve you well in your paid search campaigns as well. After using Facebook for some really sharp targeted pages from my blog, I could tell just what segment of traffic my “clickers” came from. This kind of traffic helped me to gain some really valuable insight as to what demographics are looking for the products that were listed.
Using Facebook and even StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery services will help you to generate the traffic you need for even your most expensive products. Facebook has become a bit expensive and a bit cumbersome because of its popularity. What I used to get for a mere $.25 is now going for $1.27 per click. This number is generated from the search and demographic algorithm. But of course if the return on investment is lower for the clicks that you receive then there is a shiny upside for this type of traffic generation.
Final Thoughts On Traffic Generation
Many of the internet’s traffic generating types are getting into the video space. But me, I’m an ugly bird and the video avenue has nothing for me. I’ll stick to the non image for traffic generation to my pages and product listings. Stay tuned for what I have learned from the use of the new StumbleUpon Paid Discovery system. It should be a good traffic tool as long as it keeps it’s narrow niche driven traffic generation algorithm.
What has been your winner when it comes to organic or even paid search for traffic generation? Whether I’m hitting or missing on the subject, please let me know by using the comments box below.