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Blog vs Paid Traffic

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by AaronHarris, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    Just want to know your thoughts on which is better in generating good traffic long term and short term?

    Blog I think is for Long terms traffic as you build your web identity, trust and followers through the contents you write.

    Paid Traffic is for short term as this will give you tons of traffic for a specific period or campaign time.

    Your thoughts?
     
    AaronHarris, Apr 7, 2014 IP
  2. Ryan Viola

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    I will go for Blog.
     
    Ryan Viola, Apr 7, 2014 IP
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    I'll do Blog and use Paid advertising to give it a push in the initial stage.
     
    Ethan Alvin, Apr 7, 2014 IP
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    You've nailed it all.. :)
     
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    dailycoins Greenhorn

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    You can't go wrong with blog as long as you keep it going.
     
    dailycoins, Apr 8, 2014 IP
  6. Ethan Alvin

    Ethan Alvin Active Member

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    For blogs to take off, it usually takes at least 3 months for Google to index and rank.
     
    Ethan Alvin, Apr 8, 2014 IP
  7. AaronHarris

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    #7
    Yes, I do think it depends on your campaign's timeline or the urgency of your campaign.

    Paid Traffic is like BUYING traffic from other sources.

    BLOG is SELLING it to customers to visit your site. These are organic visits that will more likely give you more followers in the future.

    Paid traffic will give you traffic that you need for the meantime but not "followers" where you can benefit in the future.

    If you are aiming for long term, Blogging will be better. But if you are into a specific campaign with specific timeline, go with Paid Traffic.
     
    AaronHarris, Apr 8, 2014 IP
  8. sidiniquity

    sidiniquity Greenhorn

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    It's really not a question of one versus the other. Like you said Blog is long-term, and ads are short-term.

    When you're starting out, I suggest setting up a blog AND advertising at the same time. The ads will help you get traffic right away but the blog will take time to start drawing traffic. Don't forget to start collecting e-mail subscribers. Run the ads till your blog picks up, then stop advertising and focus on content marketing. By this time you should have a decent subscriber list, which is effectively a ready audience.

    You can get cheap ads on Facebook and post your blog topics to your FB page. Google ads will help you get traffic with purchase intent but is costlier, especially if you have highly competitive keywords. Use Google ads to make sales, and use Fb ads to grow your brand and create a long-term asset.
     
    sidiniquity, Apr 8, 2014 IP
  9. Socialseo

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    Blog Traffic is from SEO, nothing better then your blog ranked under high traffic keyword. Paid traffic should be like an add-on to funnel more targeted visitors to your site. It can capture people you cannot from blogging alone. They are as one.
     
    Socialseo, Apr 9, 2014 IP
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    Blog for sure if you market it. Paid traffic stops coming as soon as you stop paying.
     
    Dionne Taylor, Apr 10, 2014 IP
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    Build your blog, send paid traffic to your squeeze page to get them on your list, then send email to your list when you post a new blog post or a weekly update of your blog posts along with other offers and you have the best of both worlds

    al
     
    agmccall, Apr 15, 2014 IP
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    Yes, I agree with you, I also buy traffic from sites like SEoclerks, and it helps me alot for certain time.:)
     
    Ay3sha, Jul 17, 2014 IP
  13. Rob Montgomery

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    Sort term paid traffic for sure, keep adding quality content to your blog and google will like you for that and traffic will start flowing over time but still paid traffic long term is great. Both are good for long term traffic and would advise to use both its better to have a few traffic sources than just the one.
     
    Rob Montgomery, Jul 17, 2014 IP
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    I like to go with Blog.
     
    Cloudcandy Host, Jul 17, 2014 IP
  15. Ethan Alvin

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    #15
    Don't buy FAKE 'Likes' or 'Follower'!!!!
     
    Ethan Alvin, Jul 18, 2014 IP
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    I will prefer on paid traffic for less spam
     
    rupak, Jul 20, 2014 IP
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    i want to make more articles in my Blog..
    Could anyone help me how to make Blog more interesting to read?
     
    Felicity_lauren, Jul 20, 2014 IP
  18. rupak

    rupak Member

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    I can offer if you needs to purchase article .I can also offer HQ links on post, Home page links & Banners on our sites also for increase back links

    Thanks & Regards
    Rupak
     
    rupak, Jul 20, 2014 IP
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    Thank you rupak
     
    Felicity_lauren, Jul 20, 2014 IP
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    Both can be both which is why you need to do both! Make sense to you?
     
    cborrx, Jul 22, 2014 IP