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Anyway to get returning visitors?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by gambleR, Dec 28, 2008.

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    Is there any way to keep visitors returning other than new content posted by me and forums?
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    gambleR, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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  2. Grim_Reaper

    Grim_Reaper Active Member

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    too much awesome and related content for the visitors causes them to come back again. and updates help too.
     
    Grim_Reaper, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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    gambleR Peon

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    What if I'm too lazy or too poor to post new content? Any automatic generators like forums that can do the job for me?
     
    gambleR, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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    slymarketing Active Member

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    I am using my autoresponder to ask questions, and to keep reminding them to come back... and it works.
     
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    a mailing list can be used to bring visitors back. You have to have new content to get people to keep coming back
     
    landlord, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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    internetmarketingiq Well-Known Member

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    Why would someone return to the same site if it offered nothing new of value? Would you go to a crappy movie twice?
     
    internetmarketingiq, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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    allout Prominent Member

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    There is one and only one way to keep visitors coming back. That is offer them something they can not find elsewhere. Auto updating sites do not do that. They post crap that can be found on numerous other sites. You need to get over being lazy if you want to attract and keep quality traffic.

    Good rich content is the way to keep people interested. that is the key reason to start a site based on your own interest because it will avoid getting bored.
     
    allout, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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    Sorry ... you'll have to actually focus on creating valuable content and giving visitors a REASON to come back to the site.

    In my case, I want them to come back to place an order. I use my AutoResponder to constantly follow up with them, share tips, and invite them to come to the site and place their order.

    As far as I can tell... that's about as automated as it gets.
     
    trafficwave, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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    Another lazy poster who wants something on a silver platter for nothing.
     
    copper12, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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    Updating content is helps getting returning visitors.
     
    geckoseo, Dec 28, 2008 IP
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    Game Producer Well-Known Member

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    Yeh, you should give them good stuff. Think of:
    - bribe 'em (gifts, free goodies)
    - contest 'em (you know, arrange contests regularly)
    - inform 'em (set up a newsletter, and remind them to come back...)
    - and more tips for example here

    Think of the sites you visit, what makes you go back?
     
    Game Producer, Dec 29, 2008 IP
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    There is a lot of great information here GambleR, nothing in this life comes by laziness.
     
    4today, Dec 29, 2008 IP
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    If you are too lazy to post new content, then you don't deserve return vsitors. Unbelievable!

    David Jackson
     
    David Jackson, Dec 29, 2008 IP
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    there really is no point in having people come back to your website if you don't really care much about the website. Its like asking people to come back to a restarant but not give them any food.
     
    vijay420, Dec 29, 2008 IP
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    if u are a returning visitor to this forum, then find what make you to return, apply that to your website.
     
    asholar, Dec 30, 2008 IP
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    gambleR Peon

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    It's a forum with contribution from its members, NOT its creators. I'm asking if there is a way to achieve this without using a forum. :)
     
    gambleR, Dec 31, 2008 IP
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    Another hook I like to use to get people to come back to my sites is to create a little game thingie that has a different outcome each time - think free fortunes, that type of thing. People will spread that s*** like mad and the site can become viral even if you don't update with new content. But maybe that's not what you're going for if you're focused on user-created content. It does work to attract repeat visitors though. And for made for Adsense sites you can get loads of clicks.

    Dan
     
    dangregory, Dec 31, 2008 IP