Lesson 2. Good Traffic and Bad Traffic
Getting traffic to your website is a very important part of
online marketing and sharing information with people but are you
getting traffic to your site that is actually interested in your
site or are they just using up your bandwidth?
If all you want to do is get traffic to your site then you can
easily go and purchase something like 10000 visitors for fifteen
dollars but do you really think they will do you any good,
because I don’t. What you want to do is get targeted traffic
that comes to your site because they are interested in the
subject of it and really want to see what you have to offer.
This is much harder to do.
Here are a few methods of getting good traffic and a few of
getting bad traffic.
Good Traffic Examples:
1) Link exchanging with other relevant sites. You can put a
description of your site beside your link, therefore the
visitors you get will already know what they are looking for and
will have decided themselves that they would like to visit your
2) Search engine optimization for the keywords that your site is
about. When someone searches for a term, they are looking
specifically for sites around that term therefore if your site
is well optimized for good keywords then you should be able to
gain some quality visitors from the search engines.
3) Free ebooks and reports are excellent as you can provide
quality information about your subject and then link to your
site from within the product. Doing this will mean that people
will first read your product if they are interested in the
subject, enjoy reading youir product and then want to get more
information and that is when you can give them a link to your
Bad Traffic Examples:
1) Buying loads of visitors for a few dollars. It is possible to
buy good traffic but only when you are in control of how they
find your site. You will find that most companies that offer
traffic for a price will normally only send autosurfers and
people who are not in the least bit interested in your site to
2) Autosurf programs are not a good source of traffic as people
will just leave their computer on and let it surf from site to
site without anyone actually getting to view and stay at it.
3) Advertising on sites that have absolutely nothing to do with
yours. If you have a site about cooking, then you will have very
little success by advertising on a site about computer games.
That’s just an example of the top of my head but I mean that you
should not advertise on sites that are not related to yours.
There are many different ways to get traffic and many of them
work very effectively, however, I would definitely advise anyone
not to simply go out and look for ways to get any sort of
traffic but instead look for ways to get good traffic that is
actually interested in visiting your site and seeing what you
have to offer.
To Your Success,
Dominus Owen Markham