Internet Marketing: Are You Using These Top 7 Resources to Get Traffic?

By: Jinger Jarrett

The number one question I always get from my readers is: "How do I get more traffic to my site?" What these sites all seem to have in common is that the owner has failed to do two things: build a list and market.

If you add a subscription box to your site or blog, and then start driving traffic to your site, then the list building will take care of itself.

Below are some of my best traffic strategies for continuously driving a lot of traffic to your site and building your list.

1. Search Engines
If you plan to optimize your website, then use keyword phrases that have at least three to four words. These keyword phrases are more targeted, and visitors are more likely to buy. You'll also have less competition for these keywords.

Make sure you submit your site to the top search engines. Otherwise, it could take months to get spidered by Google and Yahoo. With MSN, if you don't submit, your site may never show up as MSN doesn't index every site that is submitted to it.

2. Directories
Directories are an easy way to build backlinks without creating content. It's also an easy way to raise your rankings in the search engines.

Although you should submit to as many general directories as possible, it's also a good idea to get included in as many directories on your topic as possible. Since these directories are more targeted, your visitors will be more targeted.

3. Free Classifieds
It's getting harder and harder to make money online without a website unless you want to spend money. If you're just starting out, then free classifieds are the way to go because you can test and track your efforts.

Make sure you read the guidelines for each site and follow the guidelines closely. Otherwise you could get banned from the site or accused of spamming.

Write a good ad and headline, and again, test and track.

4. Forums
With forums you can build relationships. Forums are also a good place to look for ideas to find out what others want to buy. Ask questions, answer questions, build relationships, and get ideas for your business.

5. Squidoo
This site offers one of the easiest ways online to make money, and you can build these little "minisites" fast. Since these little sites rank high on Google, it's another easy way to get the message out about your products and services or even promote affiliate programs. It's also an easy backlink technique for your site.

6. Social Networking
This internet marketing technique is like forums on steroids. Not only can you build relationships, but you can also advertise your business, join groups and forums, and use Web 2.0 resources like blogs and videos to get your message out.

7. Social Bookmarking
Social bookmarking is building a list of your favorite links. If you're a business owner, then you're also submitting news and information about your business.

With social bookmarking, you're actually building backlinks. This is also a way to share what you know, and social bookmarking is the considered to be the new search.

Social bookmark sites are where visitors go now to find what they're looking for. It includes sites like Digg,, and others.

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Want more tips on internet marketing? Then download "Internet Marketing for Free: The GUIDE." Learn 10 free ways to drive 1000s of targeted visitors to your site. Internet Marketing for Free Blog. Jinger Jarrett is the author of "Internet Marketing for Free: The GUIDE." (Amazon)

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