Are You Using This Online Traffic Generation Method?

by Josh Garcia on September 13, 2010

Online Traffic Generation Method

Generating online traffic is probably the most sought out question most bloggers or internet marketers ask.

I know that this is the most common question ask by internet marketers and bloggers…How can I drive more traffic to my blog?

With so many free ebooks available there are a lot of question floating around this topic.

I do understand that some techniques can be a little bit more intimidating…SEO and Paid Traffic

However, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite ways to generating free online traffic. I know you’ve already heard that you can generate traffic from article marketing and video marketing.

You might be using these methods right now to generate your traffic. They work!

I want to share with you a method that works just like the other two that I mentioned, but it is not being utilize correctly.

The folks that do know how to use it are generating a good amount of traffic. Now, if you are starting out don’t jump from one method to another. The best way to generate traffic is by mastering one or two methods before moving on.

OK, here it is….Facebook marketing has to be one of my favorite ways to generate traffic.

The most important factor when using Facebook is knowing how to connect with the right people. Let me share with you the mistakes that I see individuals make.

1. Not defining your market: Before you start adding everyone and their mother to your friend list. Know who is your target audience. This is most likely the biggest mistake I see individuals make. When you are able to laser target your audience you will be able to make money and generate leads.

2. Become an active Facebook user: By being active it will allow people to notice you. Connect and interact with other fellow individuals in your market. You’ll be surprise how much they will help you syndicate your content.

3. Share valuable tips in your status: It amazes me how many times I see individuals sharing information from crazy Facebook games. You want to share your expertise, blog post or other blogger’s post. Not some level you just completed from one of those crazy games.

Understand that Facebook is nothing more than a huge database. When you know how to maneuver through Facebook not only are you going to generate leads but be prepare to make money as well.

Here is a video I came across this morning. It doesn’t have to do with Facebook marketing.

However, it does deal with making money with your blog from Darren Rowse. I found it that it does contain some great valuable information that you can apply it within your Facebook marketing strategy.

Let me hear from you, Do you use Facebook as a marketing tool to generate traffic?

To Your Success,

Josh Garcia

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Steve September 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Social networking can really be a great way to gain traffic. I have been fooling around with Twitter for a bit now and I am starting to see every increasing positive results from it. On Facebook I am actually still in the very “early” stages of growth but I am already seeing a little traffic trickle my way from that.

Social networking simply cannot be overlooked as a way to get people to find out about your site.

Additionally It seems to me that similar to blogging the best way to do well seems to get ahead. Sure I ping my articles and likes regularly, but I make sure to do MORE for other people and this really seems to help things grow.

It is very karmic.
.-= Steve´s last blog ..How to Become a Freelance Writer =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 11:19 am

Hi Steve,

That is great to hear that you are playing with Twitter and Facebook. I will tell you that Facebook is a powerful tool for internet marketers.

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Ryan Biddulph September 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Hi Josh,

I market on Facebook and my mantra is to add value like crazy. I don’t pitch at all because it’s not that type of social media site. I share my inspirational quotes and articles, bringing value to the table. I also make sure to leave comment of comments and “Likes” to give my friends props.

I agree with your advice about the silly status updates. If you want to generate serious traffic from FB spare the meaningless updates.

Thanks for sharing the awesome insight buddy :)

Ryan Biddulph
.-= Ryan Biddulph´s last blog ..Use These 17 Proven Tips to Kill Anxiety on Contact =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 11:20 am

Hi Ryan,

I see you tearing it up on Facebook. It is a great way to get in front of laser targeted audience.

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Ilka Flood September 13, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Hi Josh,

Very good advice and great video. It took me a while to make the connection between Darren Rowse of Problogger and the Darren Rowse who’s Digital Photography newsletter I subscribe to. Didn’t know it was the same person :) Busy guy!

Have a great week!

Ilka
.-= Ilka Flood´s last blog ..Get a Competitive Edge Over Your Competition By Applying the Principles of Appreciation Marketing =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

Hi Ilka,

That is funny! Yes, same guy. :)

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Andreas September 14, 2010 at 1:23 am

Facebook and other social media sites like twitter are definitely a tool to generate traffic and actually the best and most realistic way for new website owners (on a low budget) to get visitors to their sites, long before their sites will appear in traffic relevant search engine rankings.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

Hi Andreas,

It is a great way to generate free leads and sell affiliate products to make money.

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Marcus Baker September 14, 2010 at 5:52 am

Hi Josh,

Social media sites like Facebook is an ideal way to spread the word about oneself in a relaxed social way. It might not work very quickly but consistency over time brings results. Great post. Thank you.

~Marcus
.-= Marcus Baker´s last blog ..How Balanced is Your Personal Development Program =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

Hi Marcus,

I know you are doing a great job generating traffic from Facebook. :)

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Wayne Wu September 14, 2010 at 9:55 am

Hey Josh,

Yeah, Facebook is only one of the most trafficked websites in the world, with all sorts of people on it. Pinpoint the right people, offer tremendous value, do it consistently and they will come to your blog for more.

Thanks for sharing man,
Wayne
.-= Wayne Wu´s last blog ..From Builder to Proud Network Marketer – A Conversation with Charlie Holles =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 11:54 am

Hi Wayne,

What I love about Facebook…You can laser target your audience for leads and to sell affiliate products.

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Devesh September 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Great Advice and great video Josh.

Social media sites are best way to get targeted traffic. Actually i’m getting good numbers from facebook and twitter.

Anyways, Thanks for sharing this great Post.

Btw. I see you very active doing commenting on other blogs. You’re really doing super-awesome work man. keep at it.

~Dev
.-= Devesh´s last blog ..7 Sure-Fire Ways to Put Your Blog on Fire =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Hi Dev,

It’s amazing how targeted traffic you can receive from Facebook. It does take time to get a good feel how to maneuver yourself in Facebook and find your target audience.

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Tristram Lodge September 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Hi Josh,

I love using Facebook and it is a great resource for connecting with people. The key is to take your time with it and use it in the corrct manner. You have to be in it for the long haul but we can get fantastic results. Same goes for Twitter and Linkedin. Great post and video.

Tristram Lodge
.-= Tristram Lodge´s last blog ..Acting in the Certain Way – You Must Take Action =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Hi Tristram,

I haven’t messed with Linkedin at all.

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Sathish @ TechieMania September 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Hi Josh,

I completely agree with you. Facebook marketing is one of the best way to bring more traffic. I have created an FB Fan page for my blog along with my user profile and I am active in both of these profiles.

As a result, I am receiving a good deal of traffic now-a-days from Facebook. And thanks for the video. It is reall Awesome.

Sathish
.-= Sathish @ TechieMania´s last blog ..CommentLuv is Enabled On TechieMania =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Hi Sathish,

Thanks for stopping by! It is important to be active in Facebook. It’s just like blogging. You have to be active and provide high quality information.

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Oliver Tausend September 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Hi Josh,

well 70 % of my blog traffic are referred by Facebook. In addition to that, people coming from Facebook spend more time on my blog than average and they visit various pages. Compared to Twitter,traffic coming from Facebook is higher quantity and higher quality.

When it comes to targeting people, I have a written friending policy in place. Occasionally I make exceptions, of course. Having a friending policy in place and applying it has even become more important since Facebook put on some restrictions regarding sending and accepting friend requests. It has become highly important that friend requests sent out to people get answered positively. So I also network a lot outside my personal profile on Facebook, for example in groups and tribes, in order to know people already personally. So a higher percentage of friend requests finally gets approved.

Thanks for sharing your insights and this awesome video.

Take care

Oliver
.-= Oliver Tausend´s last blog ..Lessons From Robert Kiyosaki’s “Cashflow Quadrant” For MLM Network Marketing Pt 8 – 25 impertinent questions =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Hi Oliver,

I see that you have your hands in that Facebook traffic. You need to write a post on this my friend. People want to know this information. Hiding all of this juicy stuff from us. :)

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Craig White September 14, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Josh,
Great topic. Facebook has now become my number one traffic generator in the last 3 months. As you stated, it’s doesn’t work by adding tons of people on Facebook, but you have to know who you are marketing to. I address some of these subjects on my blog in a post about ” Why You Should Set Up List’s On Facebook.”
Keep up the good work,
Craig

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Hi Craig,

Thanks for stopping by! It doesn’t have anything to do by adding a tons of people. It’s about knowing where your target audience is hanging out. I have to check out your post.

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Allan Ward September 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Good article Josh.

I think it’s important to make a distinction between having a personal FB page, and a business page – I think it’s a ‘Like’ page now! Makes it a bit easier to differentiate between your personal identity and your business identity, although this does depend on the business and branding you’re wanting to build.

FB ads are also interesting to look at. The ability to target people based on age, demographics etc at a low cost is very attractive.
.-= Allan Ward´s last blog ..Using SEO Quake to Find High Page Rank Sites =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Hi Allan,

Thanks for stopping by! You did an awesome job today with the blog post on Problogger.net. There is so much you can do within Facebook to generate leads and sell products.

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Hector | Blog Marketing September 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Josh.. I see you added the facebook comments.. Cool stuff bro

Facebook marketing is great – it’s on top of the list from the sites that get me traffic.. the video was cool too, thanks for sharing it

Hector
.-= Hector | Blog Marketing´s last blog ..7 Limiting Beliefs That Are Robbing You From Your Online Success =-.

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Josh Garcia September 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Hi Hector,

I’m still tweaking it so it works without you having to be logged on Facebook first.

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Jerome Ratliff September 14, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Hey Josh,

This happens to be one of my favorites as well. It’s very effective as long as we don’t spend too much time doing it and that we identify who our target market is.

I spend about 30 minutes each day on Facebook. Anyone can find 30 minutes.

Thanks for sharing this brother.
Jerome Ratliff
.-= Jerome Ratliff´s last blog ..Being Stupid for a GOOD Reason =-.

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Josh Garcia September 15, 2010 at 12:58 am

Hi Jerome,

I spend about the same time on a daily basis. There are times where I do spend about 1 hour doing market research and of course goofing off. :)

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Kareem Williams September 15, 2010 at 1:53 am

Very very good video bro, you hit the nail on the head man.

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Josh Garcia September 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Hi Kareem,

Thanks!

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Karen Newman September 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

Josh,

I love the point you make about defining your market. So many people do not understand this aspect of the online business when they get started. Defining your niche and being passionate about what you’re doing is key! Thank you for the great post. :)
.-= Karen Newman´s last blog ..Susan Boyle Sings Success =-.

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Josh Garcia September 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Hi Karen,

That is a special word…passionate! Being passionate is so important when you are dealing any niche market.

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Peter Fuller MBA September 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Hey Josh

Just like Karen said, targetting is king

Facebook is my number one source of traffic to my blog, just like Oliver above.

Not that I have anything against playing games online, or discussing sports, by my Facebook activities are limited to interacting with like minded people with just a few exceptions :)

Peter
.-= Peter Fuller MBA´s last blog ..Can You Admit When You Make A Mistake =-.

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Josh Garcia September 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

Hi Peter,

That is great that you are taking advantage of Facebook traffic. Just stay away from those crazy ‘ville games.

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Susanna Hess September 16, 2010 at 12:08 am

Hey Josh,

Those are all very solid tips. When I shifted the way I communicate and present myself on Facebook it started to make a difference. It’s an amazing traffic generating tool.

I love the video. Thanks for including it!

Susanna
.-= Susanna Hess´s last blog ..Branding Yourself Online – Favorite ‘Susanna Hess’ Flavors =-.

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Josh Garcia September 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

Hi Susanna,

When you know how to use it. Becomes a great tool for traffic generation.

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Mavis Nong September 16, 2010 at 9:36 am

Hi Josh,

Facebook has now grown to become the largest social networking website on the internet. So, if you are a marketer and you are not using Facebook, then you are losing out on this goldmine!

Thanks for sharing this. Loved the video too.

All the best,
Mavis Nong
.-= Mavis Nong´s last blog ..Network Marketing As Endorsed By Bill Clinton… =-.

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Josh Garcia September 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Hi Mavis,

Facebook is a goldmine for marketers! :)

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Matthew Travers September 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Hi Josh,
I do use Facebook as a means to drive traffic back to my blog content. You make an excellent point to say that it’s important that your friends are interested and involved within a specific industry your writing about, doing so will dramatically improve your results. I think the same goes for Twitter and using that as a means to drive traffic to your site.
.-= Matthew Travers´s last blog ..2 Dead Simple Ways To Increase The Traffic And Subscribers To Your Blog =-.

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Josh Garcia September 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for stopping by! That is what I like to call targeted traffic. :)

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Alex@nichesitemarketing September 17, 2010 at 10:59 am

Josh!

Great post mate – and I came over from your honourable mention at John Pauls site.
I follow every other guy on that list so I thought I should at least do the same here :)

I have visited before, but glad I came over now – a great post about Facebook – which I really don’t like – but need to start obviously LOL!
I currently utilise Twitter and it accounts for around 1000 visits to my site each month – so I definitely see the power of social media.

Thanks for sharing my top male blogging friend.
.-= Alex@nichesitemarketing´s last blog ..4 Essential Blogging Tools to make life easy =-.

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Josh Garcia September 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Hi Alex,

JP is an awesome guy! Facebook is a powerful social media to generate traffic. There is some cool ways you can use it to generate targeted traffic.

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