The Web Traffic News

#1 Website Traffic News Site

The 60 Second Web Traffic Model

Free vs paid website traffic     Web traffic is a prized commodity in the online space for many reasons.  For some people, web traffic equals potential customers, and for others still website traffic equals popularity or social proof that one can use to further escalate one’s station in the pecking order of virtual popularity.

I have yet to find the true measure of the value of web traffic because it means
so many different things to so many different people.  With that being said,
I still aim to give you quality content based on an actionable model that will
bring traffic to your website in 60 seconds.

The most generalized description that one can make about traffic is that it can
be divided into 2 categories; free traffic and paid traffic.

2 great sources of free traffic are word of mouth marketing where you simply tell someone you know to go to website “X” because it’s a cool website that they will find value at.  The next no-cost traffic method that I recommend and have used to build a client list of over 10,000 people from around the world is a traffic exchange website such as: http://www.TrafficDynamite.com

Both methods work to get you traffic in 60 seconds or less.

Since I gave 2 examples of free website traffic, I will not discuss 2 paid versions
of traffic that might work for you (or not).  Depending on what your budget is for paid traffic generation let’s cover 2 of the most popular paid traffic models
that you can apply in 60 seconds;

1st – an ad swap or solo ad to a known buyers list, this is a situation that
exists when you contact someone who has access to a list of people who have
bought the exact or similar product or service that you are marketing and
advertising.  You agree to a set price per person that takes action and opts
in to your list or buys whatever you are selling.

2nd – is the currently popular purchase of social traffic, for example a
Facebook ad or a sponsored post that you pay someone with a large fan base
of following to endorse your product or service.

There are many more methods and strategies to marketing and advertising with
free and paid web traffic which is why I invite you to join me for a webinar with Michelle Pescosolido on 21 March 2012 (Thursday night) at 7:00p.m Central time to learn how to leverage the power of free and paid Facebook advertising.

Just click HERE <— at 7:00p.m. Central on 21 March 2013 (Thursday night :-)

Be sure to share this with your friends and comment about your favorite free or paid traffic method below.

Always to your web traffic success,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

Web Traffic News Reports on New StumbleUpon Updates

StumbleUpon has been working hard to make important changes to their terms of service and privacy policy.

StumbleUpon Infographic     They have also just launched in the UK, created personalized suggestions, and pushed updates to their iPhone and Android apps.  The StumbleUpon team knows that most of their users do not enjoy reviewing legal forms however their goal is to be more transparent to their users.

On the left side of this post you will see a valuable StumbleUpon infographic which displays the stats and growth of this highly effective social media site.

I am quoting directly from the e-mail message that StumbleUpon sent me. Following are some of the key updates that StumbleUpon has made:

“The Terms of Service and Privacy Policy now cover our newest products and features, such as our mobile and web applications and the ability to join StumbleUpon using your Facebook and Google accounts.

As you know, StumbleUpon is a personalized content discovery service, so our primary goal in collecting data is to improve the content recommendations we make to you. In our updated Privacy Policy, we provide a fuller explanation of the data we collect, how we use it, and the options we provide regarding your personal information.

In our mission to help you discover great content from across the Web, we clarify in our Terms of Service that while StumbleUpon refers and recommends its content, most of this content is controlled by third parties.

We have inserted headings in both the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for ease of reference, and made some clarifying legal changes.”

These Terms of Service are projected to be be fully effective for existing users as of Oct. 15, 2012. The update to the Privacy Policy is effective immediately.

Please leave me a comment regarding your experience with StumbleUpon?

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

Blog Traffic Missing? Here’s How to Bring it Back

Get Your blog traffic back, here’s how:

Bring my blog traffic backA couple weeks ago I test drove the new wordpress blog plug-in, Bring My Blog Visitors Back by MaxBlogPress.  Website and blog traffic is critical to successful branding and business so I wanted to provide this review for you.  This powerful plug-in allows you to customize your RSS feed so that you stop loosing blog traffic and visitors.

Last week I got the opportunity to peek through MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors Back and learn how it changes our customary approach to RSS Feed.

Virtually every blog has an RSS Feed.  RSS feed’s can be a very useful tool for allowing subscribers stay connected to your blog.  Traditional RSS feeds however have a few drawbacks.  Most subscribers stop visiting your blog because they get content updates from your blog’s RSS Feed.  This leads to less user participation on your blog and decreases your blog traffic and revenue as well.

MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors Back is a powerful WordPress Plugin that offers you more flexibility and control over your blog’s RSS feed.  You can now entice your RSS readers to visit your blog without the slightest annoyance and at the same time, add value and increase readership.

But that’s not all.  You can watch the blog traffic video now by clicking HERE or read on.

Content thieves, have found an easy way to scrape your blog contents through RSS feeds making use of automated software. Now, with this new plug-in they become a sort of free marketer for your blog. When they scrape your blog with this plug-in enabled you can now give them your content and your identity as well which creates free back links and more blog traffic for you :-)

Isn’t that amazing?

To tell you more…

This amazing plugin comes with some attractive and powerful features that completely transform the look and functionality of the RSS Feed. Using the power of Bring My Blog Visitors Back, you can now upgrade your RSS Feed with the following features:

a) Display related posts
b) Display social icons
c) Display Number of Comments
d) Display Latest User Comment
e) Display header and footer text/banners and
f) Display copyright notice

This plugin is not made for you if you: i) Don’t need a boost in quality traffic and revenue of your blog.
ii) Don’t mind scrapers stealing your content via your own RSS feed.
iii) Are satisfied with whatever setbacks your blog has encountered.
iv) Are not concerned about how your RSS feed looks like nor what it does.

However, it’s a must-have if you really are serious about your blog traffic and blogging career.  If you are syndicating your blog through an RSS feed, and worried about the minimal web traffic and revenue you have getting from your blog, you will luv this plugin.

So, instead of racking your nerves, it’s time you act smart and fast.  Go and grab this revolutionary WordPress plugin: CLICK HERE

Leave a comment and share this review with your friends and business partners who need more blog traffic,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

P.S. – Be sure to sign up for Web Traffic News Rss Feed Updates
so you can see how I have configured my feed and thanks!

Web Traffic in the U.S. Fast, but not like South Korea’s

Web traffic internet speed

Web Traffic in the U.S. is Fast, but not like South Korea’s.  The web traffic in South Korea is fast.  I can attest to this fact because for 2 years from 2009 – 2011 I lived there.  Don Reisinger just reported on Akamai’s State of the Internet report.  This report revealed the average connection speed in South Korea is about 16Mbps.  In the U.S., it’s 5.8Mbps.   I found this content and curated it via Scoop.it

I am curious to know what is the internet and website speed where you are at?  Do you pay for dial-up, cable, broadband, or satellite access to the internet?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

10 Ways to Hit the Web Traffic Jackpot

You can design the most attractive website or create the best blog on the web and it will all be wasted effort if it never sees the light of day. Generating traffic is the name of the game when it comes to brand-building, creating advertising revenue, and boosting visibility. There are dozens of tips and tricks to drive traffic to your blog or website, all with varying degrees of success; here are ten of the most effective.

  1. Keep Content Fresh and Valuable – Whether your site is designed to provide pertinent information or to sell goods or services, it’s important that there be a sizable amount of relevant information in a variety of forms such as articles, videos and photographs. Not only will this valuable content make a visitor more likely to purchase your goods or utilize your services, the ability to find free and informative material will inspire them to keep coming back.
  2. Learn SEO – SEO, which stands for Search Engine Optimization, can be intimidating at first. There are dozens of books on the subject, ranging from the simple how-to for beginners to complex manuals for veterans. Simply put, learning how to manage SEO content will help you drive targeted traffic to your site, and it’s one of the most valuable skills a budding web entrepreneur can add to their arsenal.
  3. Create a Newsletter – One of the most effective ways of generating repeat traffic to your site is by creating a free newsletter. When visitors to your website sign up for your newsletter they’re doing so because they have an active interest in your area of expertise. Sending out a regular newsletter to inform subscribers of new content and site updates will often result in a visit. Be sure to follow the CAN-SPAM act guidelines when designing your newsletter.
  4. Use Social Media – Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are a great way to generate traffic as well as to maintain and broaden your audience. In addition to being incredibly powerful tools to reach the masses, most of them have the added bonus of being completely free to use.
  5. Give Interviews – Accepting requests for interviews will not only boost your visibility and help to build your personal brand, but it also often results in a flood of new traffic to your site if the interviewer includes a link or the name of your website.
  6. Create a Podcast – There are podcasts out there to cater to almost every niche market in the world. Creating your own podcast that is full of interesting and informative content can be a very effective method for generating site traffic, and can also position you as a heavy-hitter in your field.
  7. Use a PPC Client – Essentially, using a Pay Per Click client is a way of generating traffic to your site by paying for visitors. Tracking your ads and their results is certainly the most important aspect of PPC marketing; without tracking, it’s impossible to calculate the effectiveness of your ads. Powerhouses like Google and Yahoo! both offer PPC clients that are easy to operate.
  8. Use an Email Signature – Including the link to your website in your email signature is a very simple and completely free way to generate interest in your site. Each person that receives an email from you becomes a potential client when the ability to access your goods or services is at the bottom of the page.
  9. Submit Content to E-zines For Free – Like providing interviews to other websites and blogs, contributing content related to your field  of expertise to e-zines free of charge can drive traffic to your site by boosting your visibility and portraying you as an expert within your chosen niche. Instead of seeing each piece of content as a sacrifice, view them as investments with a potentially large payoff.
  10. Build a Forum Presence – Forums and online message boards dedicated to your field of knowledge or chosen topic are a great way to connect with others who share your interests and to network with other webmasters. Just like adding the link to your email signature can generate traffic, so can including it in your forum signature. Building a reputation of being knowledgeable can go a long way towards directing traffic and potential clients your way.

Regardless of your end reasons for desiring routine traffic to your site, you cannot rely on only one or two methods of driving traffic. The more of the above avenues that you put to use, the more traffic you will find coming your way.

*Reprinted with permission from Hannah Howard of LonghornLeads.com

If you’ve enjoyed this blogpost and want to read more web traffic articles like this leave me a comment and let me know, also be sure to share this post on your favorite social media.

Always to your web traffis success,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown