10 of the best converting traffic sources of last year

Online marketing has come a long way over the years and there are now more sources of traffic than ever. However, a lot of these are still pretty poor as you want traffic that converts into customers or subscribers or whatever you have on your site! It is for this reason that we have hunted out what we believe to be some of the best traffic sources for you (both free and paid), enjoy!

 

#1 – Google AdWords

Ok, so we had to list it. Google AdWords is probably still the most widely used paid traffic source out there and if you know what you are doing, you can make a lot of money targeting the right product with the right keywords.

 

#2 – Twitter

There is no doubt that Twitter users are extremely engaged people and if they are clicking a link in their Twitter feed, they are probably going to have the intention of staying and seeing what it’s all about. Build up a good following on Twitter and you have a great traffic source for free.

 

#3 – YouTube

YouTube is actually the second largest search engine in the world, only second to Google. This means that if you know how to make a viral video in your niche, you are going to get a steady stream of traffic to your site that is almost guaranteed to convert at a high rate!

 

#4 – BuySellAds.com

So many websites use BuySellAds.com to sell advertising space these days which means that you can grab a great spot on targeted websites for quite a good price usually. It is a great paid traffic source to explore and there are even pay per click options too.

 

#5 – Facebook

Personally, I think that this is probably one of the best traffic sources out there if you can get a good following on the site. Facebook has a lot of engaged visitors so it is great if you can build a good following like twitter.

 

#6 – Facebook Ads

As well as things like business pages on Facebook, there is also a PPC ad system much likeGoogle Adwords. The main difference is that click throughs are usually a lot cheaper than AdWords and if you target the right people, you’re going to make a good amount of money.

 

#7 – StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon definitely deserves to be up there with the best. StumbleUpon can drive both free and paid traffic and usually, the visitors are extremely high quality and can convert well too.

 

#8 – Microsoft AdCenter

Microsofts alternative to Google Adwords remains a great way to get paid traffic to your website. There are less people using this than AdWords so you can sometimes get a bargain with the right keywords.

 

#9 – Email Marketing

Email lists can get extremely high conversion rates as good lists will have subscribers that actually want to see what you have to offer. If you can build a good list, this is definitely the way to go.

 

#10 – Organic Traffic

Again, probably the best kind of traffic if you can get it and maintain it, organic traffic from search engines is going to be free and high converting. Although I guess it isn’t free if you have to hire an SEO.

List of Paid Traffic Sources! PPC, PPV, Pay Per Text, Media Buy, etc…..


Google Adwords – 
http://adwords.google.com
MSN Adcenter – 
https://adcenter.microsoft.com
Looksmart – 
LookSmart > Pay-Per-Click Search Advertising
7Search – 
7Search | Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Advertising Network
Facebook Ads – 
Advertising | Facebook
MyAds – 
http://www.myads.com
Clicksor – 
Contextual Online Advertising and Behavioral Marketing Company
Marchex – 
Marchex : Pay Per Click
AdSide – 
AdSide
Adblade – 
Adblade – Online Advertising and Monetization Services
Adbrite – 
adBrite Exchange
AdSonar – 
http://www.adsonar.com
POF Ads – 
https://ads.pof.com
Advertise.com – 
Online Advertising Company : PPC : Email Traffic : Remarketing : Display Advertising : Online Ads : Pay Per Click Advertising : Advertise.com
Pulse360 – 
Pulse 360 – The Leader in Content Targeted Sponsored Links on the Web’s Best Sites
AdClickMedia – 
AdClickMedia Advertising Network – Pay Per Click Advertising, online text advertising, banner advertising, and Interstitial advertising.
Bidvertiser – 
BidVertiser – Pay Per Click Advertising On Sites Of Your Choice.
Adknowledge – 
Adknowledge.com | The leading long tail marketplace
Findit-quick – 
Pay Per Click | Pay Per Click Advertising | PPC | PPC Advertising | Pay Per Click Search Engine
AdManage – 
Admanage affiliate and advertising network – PPC, CPC Banner, In Text, Display Ads, CPV, Domain Parking
Findology – 
http://www.findology.com
AdMarketplace – 
Performance-Driven Search Advertising | adMarketplace.com
Ezanga – 
http://www.ezanga.com/

Pay Per View Traffic Sources 

Media Traffic – Media Traffic – CPV PPV Contextual Advertising
Trafficvance – 
Trafficvance :: Advanced Display & Text Link Traffic | Home
DirectCPV – 
Pay Per View PPV Cost Per View CPV Contextual Online Advertising Network
AdOnNetwork – 
Pay Per Click Advertising | Pop Under Ads | AdOn Network
Lead Impact – 
LeadImpact

Pay Per Text Traffic Sources

Infolinks – Pay Per Click Advertising – In Text Ads for Websites by Infolinks
Kontera – 
Kontera
50onRed – 
Performance is Paramount | 50 on Red
Vibrant Media – 
Vibrant – The Leaders of Contextual and In-Text Advertising
Linkworth – 
LinkWorth | Search Engine Marketing – Text Link Advertising
Inlinks – 
inLinks – In Content Link Market Place
InText – 
InTEXT SYSTEMS (wwwserver2)

Media Buy Traffic Sources

Casale Media – Casale Media – Home
Valueclick – 
http://www.valueclick.comhttp://www….ickformula.com
Tribal Fusion – 
Home « Tribal Fusion
Traffiq – 
http://www.trafficq.com
Yahoo AdReady – 
AdReady – Online Display Advertising Campaign Software for Agencies, Advertisers & Publishers | AdReady
Ask – 
http://www.ask.com/products/
Illyx – 
illyx Network | Affiliate platform Pay per install, impression, click
MegaClick – 
NOTICE
GoTraffic.com – 
Online traffic marketplace, where website owners and online marketers do business.
Advertising.com – 
Shopping Search | Ask.com
BuySellAds – 
Buy Ads | BuySellAds
DoubleClick – 
DoubleClick: The technology foundation for digital advertising
Burst Media – 
BURST MEDIA
Dashboard Ad – 
Dashboard Ad
Adengage – 
AdEngage – Engaging Internet Advertising
CPX Interactive – 
Welcome to CPX
Undertone – 
Undertone
Ad Pepper – 
ad pepper media: Home

Contextual Pop Ups

Adoori – Adoori – Reinvent Your Advertising.
Infinity ads – 
Contextual Advertising | Pop Under – Pop Up Ads – Targeted Internet Advertising Services

Retargeting 

AdRoll – Retargeting and Display Advertising | AdRoll Retargeting
AdRetargeting – 
Ad Retargeting – Behavioral Retargeting – Behavioral Marketing – Search Retargeting
Fetchback – 
FetchBack – The Retargeting Company
Recrue Media – 
Retargeting Advertising | Retargeting Companies | Recrue Media

Domain Traffic 

Elephant Traffic – https://www.elephant-traffic.com

Mobile 

Admob – Mobile advertising with AdMob: mobile ads for apps ? Google Ads
Jumptap – 
Jumptap | The Leader In Targeted Mobile Advertising
inMobi – 
InMobi | Global Mobile Ad Network
Adfonic – 
Adfonic
Mojiva – 
Mobile Advertising with Mojiva’s Mobile Ad Network
Mobclix – 
Mobile Advertising, App Advertising and Analytics, Mobile Ad Exchange, Mobclix

Hope it helps guys !

My Top-5 Traffic Sources

I’m big on using only the most effective low-cost and no-cost traffic sources available online.

I’ve been online since the dark-ages and have created some of the most visited sites on the Internet and today I’d like to share some of my best traffic sources with you, because I know you can use these in your own business.

IMPORTANT: Remember the QUALITY of the traffic is the most important factor, not the quantity.

Traffic Source #1: Joint Venture Partners

Not too surprising considering the impact of jvAlert and jvAlert Live.

In the past few years I’ve been less pro-active in teaming up with related businesses in joint ventures simply because I’ve been swamped with joint venture offers, but I’m going to try and work to change that.

The key is what I call an “Integrated Joint Venture.”

I’m less interested in doing mailings for related products and services and more interested in integrating matching services and products into systems like Tobri.

The results for fully integrated joint venture offerings is phenomenal, but they are definitely harder to setup initially.  That’s why service providers like Tobri need to
be very picky in what they are offering to their clients.

Offers need to be exactly the services your customers are looking for and hopefully delivered exactly when they need it.

Traffic Source #2: Affiliates

Affiliates sent thousands of visitors a week to my sites.

Check out the Tobri Affiliate program here:

http://tobri.com/affiliate/

If you have not started an affiliate program for your best products and services, I highly recommend you do.

Traffic Source #3: Repeat Visitors

The number one reason that Tobri is ranking above Frank Kern, Joel Comm, Mike Filsaime or even Tiger Woods in traffic is because they keep coming back!

Take a look at the home page and you can see how active some of our users are:

http://tobri.com/home.php

Traffic Source #4: Links/Content

Sites with lots of incoming links do better in search engines than sites with few links.

Sounds basic, but it’s true!  Tobri is a link magnet and a great opportunity for you to create high traffic links to ALL of your websites and pages.

Think content!

Write articles based on your niche, post the content on Tobri AND share the content with other webmasters.

There are lots of other ways to get Tobri links into ALL of your website.

Use your imagination!

Traffic Source #5: Google

The web’s top search engine really delivers high-quality traffic and backlinks are crucial.

Take a look at recommendations at

http://google.com/webmasters/

Then start building feeds and links between your sites and Tobri.

All the best

 

Working from Home Three Hours on Monday Increases Productivity, Fitness and Nutrition

How Working From Home Three Hours on Monday Increases Productivity, Fitness, and Nutrition

I had been struggling.  After being abroad in paradise for seven months, adjusting to the grind of New York City was taking it’s toll.  I was having a tough time getting back to performing at my peak.  The travels were amazing, but I lost 10 lbs of muscle, had gone from 6 meals per day to just 3, and now, life in the city was catching up with me.  My stress levels were high, I was eating out all the time, and I wasn’t sleeping like I should be.  I even ate fast-food in an airport…. and then I made a change.

Work from home.

Not all the time.  I’d be bored to tears.  But 3 hours on Monday… it made all the difference in the world.  Here’s the routine:

8AM Wakeup.  A modest hour.  Catching an extra half hour of sleep because I don’t have to commute.  I looked and felt better.  I not only recovered from my workouts faster, but my brain function increased.  I useSleep Cycle iPhone app, to wake up during my lightest pattern of sleep.

16 ounces of H2O.  Your body hasn’t had water for hours.  You might have even had some cocktails last night and your skin is probably dried out.  First stop is the faucet for two glasses of water.

Eat a handful of nuts.  Next, get your metabolism going right away.  Eating these fats actually help stimulate your brain and keep you lean.    Nuts are easy because they are high in calories and all you need is a handful.

Get your groceries delivered.  Once a week Freshdirect delivers my groceries.  Shopping takes me about 10 minutes online.  I almost order the same thing every week, and I don’t have to set foot in a grocery store.  Please don’t tell me you want to pick out your own produce– if that’s your hobby, great, but it’s not mine.  Give me my bag of babby carrots, and my thing of blueberries and I’m good.  My mixed greens are usually in damn good shape.  I eat for fuel, not really for fun, so when my shipment comes, I start cooking immediately.

Hard boil a dozen eggs.  High in protein, easy to grab every morning, almost brainless to make.

Brown your ground turkey.  Sorry if you are vegetarian, but fire up burner number two.  You can’t screw this up.  You can use this for your meat sauce for pasta, chili, sloppy joes, taco salad, and a ton of other things.

Get your green tea going.  Burner number three is assigned to green tea.  Don’t burn the place down.  Admittedly, I drink coffee way more than green tea, but I try to get my antioxidants this way once per day.  Green tea is great if you are more sensitive to caffeine, helps ward of cancer, and balances out the acidity of your body.  You should be consuming as many “green” things as possible.

Sh*t, now fire up the oven.  The kitchen is getting hot.  Take out your lean, skinless, chicken breasts (or something else you enjoy), and roast them.  It’s not hard.  Put some seasoning on that is low in sodium.  You can slice these for a chicken salad, eat them with some BBQ sauce (without high fructose corn syrup), or get fancy and do chicken parm.  I make four pounds.

Eggs are ready, swap in the pasta.  I’m serious, and I didn’t even make you use burner number four.  Throw the eggs in the freezer to make them easier to peel.  Pour the water out–don’t put the pasta in the same water, that’s gross.  Refill that pot with water, boil it again, and make pasta.  We’re reducing the number of pots to wash at the end.

Fire up the toaster.  Notice I didn’t shower yet, because I’m sweating at this point.  Oh, and always do the dishes before you shower.  It’s messy.  Your whole wheat toast is in the toaster.  Don’t butter it.  Come on, that’s bad for you.

This whole time you’ve been eating your baby carrots and blueberries.  Yum.

Update:  It’s 8:30AM and your breakfast, and several lunches and dinners are almost done being prepared.  You have options at this point.  I’ve given you suggestions, but here’s what I find easiest:

-Throw some canned pasta sauce ontop of that ground beef.  You’ll have pasta and meat sauce, plain and simple.  Ladies, I don’t always make my own pasta sauce, but when I do, it’s delicious and healthy.  Garlic, peppers, onions, etc., sautéed in olive oil…

-Let the chicken keep cooking.  The most commonly asked question here is “how do I know when the chicken is done.”  Cut into it, and if it’s bleeding, or still red or pink, put it back in.  Don’t dry it out, but don’t eat it if it looks fickel.

Sit, eat, breakfast, enjoy.  Water, green tea, fruits, veggies, nuts, hard boiled eggs, toast, oh and greek yogurt, have all been prepared and ready to consume.  Most of this stuff you just pulled out of the refrigerator anyway… that’s the point.  With all this food that you just prepared at once, you’ll be pulling stuff out of the fridge to eat all week.

Stimulate your mind. Resist emails.  Eating and emailing sucks.  When I had cable I watched Sportscenter, but now without it, I’m becoming smarter.  Watch Techcrunch TV, Mixergy, or something to help you learn a foreign language.  I use the Univision app for iPhone to watch the news in Spanish at any meal I eat alone.

Dessert.  Get a Vitamix blender.  Throw in protein powder, frozen fruit (the vitamins get locked in better and it makes your drink cold), almond milk, and organic peanut butter.  You know I don’t just make one shake…  Take that blender full of nutrition and put it right in the fridge for a few days, consume before and after your workouts, or when you are in a hurry as a meal replacement.

Pop your vitamins.  Figure out what you need, but for me it’s a multi-vitamin, vitamin C, Stress-B capsule, fish oil, and flax seed oil. Of course, not on an empty stomach.

Pack it up for work.  Use your Tupperwear.  You aren’t eating this all this morning.  Stop eating out, you make bad decisions when you are rushed.  Save money, and don’t waste time leaving the office.

The dishes.  Ugh.  Your kitchen looks like World War III.  Some parts may still be on fire.  Well, guess what– it’s probably the only time you’ll really have to do dishes all week, so be grateful.  You are getting it all done in one sitting.  If you can spring for it, get a housekeeper to come the same day.  Split it with your roommate, or look out for a Groupon, it might only cost you $40.

What the hell just happened?

The point of all this is Tim Ferriss’ concept of batching tasks.  You save time if you do it all at once.  You never even put the groceries away, you went right into cooking them.  You prepared 5-10 meals and you only had to do the dishes once.  It’s only 9AM and you just prepared a nearly surgical dietary plan for yourself.

Nutrition and strength coach, Dr. John Berardi calls this the Sunday ritual.  I don’t care what day you do it, just get it done.

What happens next?

For me, once I start seriously paying attention to my health and fitness, my productivity increases.  I literally become in the habit of making better decisions.  I’m not eating out, I say no more often, I focus more, I get to bed earlier, and I become more creative and happier.

Start Scheduling.  The key here is to schedule the time.  This routine is literally in my calendar every week and my time at the gym is in my calendar too.  You probably start your Monday by scheduling your week anyway, so don’t forget to schedule your workouts.

Work at home til lunch.  I *try* to get six meals in per day, but five is more reasonable.  I’ll start eating again at 11AM at home, and shower up and head out to the office, if I’m really in the zone, I’ll eat meal number three at home, and then head out.  Remember–these small meals only take 10-15 minutes, because they are prepared already.

When you are in an office environment, there are tons of distractions.  If you are home (alone), then you have nobody to focus on except yourself.

It’s all about building healthy habits.  This isn’t the end all, be all.  Use some creativity, find out what works for you… That morning routine, juggling the preparation, and having the discipline to actually do it, takes practice.  But when you pull it off, be proud of yourself, puff your chest out a little–you earned it.

What are your top health / fitness / nutrition habits?  Be part of the community and let us know in a comment below… 

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Matt Wilson is Co-founder of Under30Media and Adventurer in Residence at Under30Experiences.

Staring an Internet Business on a Budget

Starting an Internet marketing business can be both rewarding and lucrative. One thing that makes starting this type of business so great is that it does not require a lot of startup capital. If you are working with a limited budget, it is possible to form your own Internet marketing business as long as you are smart with how you approach things.  One man, Corey Rudl started with a limited budget, only to see his internet marketing business explode into a million-dollar entity years later.

At the tender age of 16, Rudl and his father started a business together. Just a few years later, Rudl wrote a book titled “Car Secrets Exposed”, Rudl and his business partner, Phil Autelitano began selling the book online as the internet exploded in the mid -1990′s. The success of that book helped propel Rudl’s company into a multi-million dollar business.

While we can’t all enjoy the success Rudl had, here are several  tips you can use to help you start your business on a budget.

Create a Business Plan

The very first step you should take when looking to start an Internet marketing business is to develop a business plan. Within this business plan, you will be able to determine exactly what you will be selling to make money with your company. Will you be selling online marketing services or working as an affiliate by selling products or services on your websites? Knowing exactly how you plan to generate revenue will allow you to create a plan of attack for your business where you can then decide the best ways to invest your limited money.

Stick with One Type of Internet Marketing to Begin With

While there are several different Internet marketing methods, it is best if you approach one at a time so you can become an expert in that one method. By becoming an expert in one aspect of Internet marketing, you can ensure that your business is profitable when using that method to sell your products or services.

For instance, learning the ins and outs of search engine optimization before tackling pay per click advertising, email marketing and social media marketing will enable you to generate revenue from that one type of Internet marketing. Once you are able to start turning a profit, you will then be able to use the additional money your business has to invest in other types of online marketing.

Know your Market

Once you have decided what you will be selling, you will want to analyze your target market. This will make it easy for you to get your products or services in front of your target audience by figuring out where these ideal customers congregate online. Depending on the type of Internet user you are trying to market to, you may find that they use social media websites more than any other type of site on the web. If this is the case, then you will want to promote your company’s products and services on those types of sites in order to reach your target audience. This will reduce the amount of money you spend on resources promoting your business in locations where your target audience is not present.

Many people look to start an Internet marketing business in order to lead a more comfortable lifestyle by being their own boss while earning a nice income. If you would like to start your own online marketing business but do not think you have a large enough budget to do so, you will be happy to learn that it does not require a lot of money to get your own marketing business started. Creating a business plan to determine how you will generate revenue, becoming an expert in one area of Internet marketing before branching out into others and knowing the best ways to reach your target audience are some of the ways you can ensure your Internet marketing business becomes a success with a limited start up budget.

This article was written by Hayley Granton and Michael Myles. Follow Michael on Google+ Hayley recommends Active Internet Marketing to implement a solid lead nurturing campaign that will increase both sales and your bottom line.