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What is your number #1 traffic source?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Dionne Taylor, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. #1
    Mine is currently from Google. What is you guys number 1 traffic source?
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    Dionne Taylor, Apr 17, 2014 IP
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  2. cayne

    cayne Member

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    I checked your website and last month you had 156 unique visitors, I launched my website yesterday and had already more visitors. I don't want to put you, or your site down, but you should re-consider what you want to offer your visitors and how you gonna reach them in the first place.

    That'd being said, it's great to have Google as your number 1 traffic source because Google traffic is usually worth a lot, compared to cheap purchased traffic from somewhere else. My site is too new to speak about a top referrer, but I'd be happy to have Google as #1 spot as well!
     
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    Ethan Alvin Active Member

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    So why not share how you got more visitors? Instead of leaving it as putting down.

    It's all about learning :)
     
    Ethan Alvin, Apr 18, 2014 IP
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    cayne Member

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    You're right, I could have replied better. But there's really no "secret" behind my initial traffic. I'm just "spreading the word", but I got a bonus, he (and many beginners) doesn't have. And that it's a pretty large network of people in the business. I'm doing this since 10 years, that's why I know a lot of people and from these mails/IMs/forum posts etc, I'm going to reach 1k people within a week without doing much.

    But still, he could do more as well. Esp. focusing on content, he's basically just c&p infographics he found somewhere else - this kind of content isn't going to bring him new visitors...
     
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    SuperiorWD Greenhorn

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    Right now I get more referral traffic (few webmaster forums I post on). As soon as Google will start indexing the site better, I hope to also get some of its traffic. Had attempted a paid campaign, so few visits came from there.
     
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    Ethan Alvin Active Member

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    Hmmm isn't that the reason why he's posting the question? To seek advice from experts like yourself?
     
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    cayne Member

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    Well to be honest, he didn't ask any specific questions. He just asked what's your #1 traffic source and stated his is Google. Can't give any advice, if there's no question. And I already wrote, that unique content is important and just copying other peoples work/infographics, isn't going to cut it.
     
    cayne, Apr 18, 2014 IP
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    Snoopy240 Well-Known Member

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    The search engines and the social networks are my number one traffic source. Search Engine Traffic, though, is the best traffic you can get online@
     
    Snoopy240, Apr 22, 2014 IP
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    #9
    Search engine traffic is nice, but it's also competitive. You have to have a very compelling site in order to convince people that you have the best products/services.
     
    Boost_Software, Apr 22, 2014 IP
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    Bing is atm, but climbing the ranks and playing with the big boys on google now.
     
    ineedfreedom, Apr 22, 2014 IP
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    Google at the moment, but also Twitter give satisfaction :)
     
    carlo75, Apr 23, 2014 IP
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    Steve Ducan Greenhorn

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    Seriously guys, Google is playing us as it want ! every three month it changed it's Algorithm of searching.
    Once, one of my websites has ranked in the first page of google search, now it's dying at the 3rd page.
    So for my opinion, you should focus on social networks, why? because it's never dying also you build relationship with your visitors
     
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    nhc1987 Notable Member

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    Social networks bring me the most traffic ;)
     
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    I would be interested to know how you checked this. I've never seen a single online source that provides reliable information of this nature. Even Google Analytics only shows a small fraction of what my server logs show.

    To answer the OP, my top 3 sources are:

    1. Twitter
    2. Rebelmouse
    3. Facebook

    Google would probably be 4th or 5th.
     
    Foxxy, Apr 23, 2014 IP
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    HowardFamStudios Greenhorn

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    Out of all the sites I've had, Facebook has always been #1 for me. Then again, I have a lot of friends on there so that helps. Having a thriving Facebook page and using advertising can give you a big push as well.
     
    HowardFamStudios, Apr 23, 2014 IP
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    Mine varies. Most of the time Google traffic is #1, but I get a lot of direct traffic as well (from my podcast) so sometimes that tops the list.
     
    ryanmacca, Apr 23, 2014 IP
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    Jaree Loe Peon

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    Mine is mainly paid traffic... not much from google traffic..
     
    Jaree Loe, Apr 24, 2014 IP
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    mine 1st is google, 43% ,
    infact my top 3 are search engines , i daily get about 70% of my traffic from search engines, the rest is from social networks and a little direct traffic
     
    danyalsadd, Apr 24, 2014 IP
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    1. facebook
    2. facebook
    3. facebook
     
    aniblow, Apr 24, 2014 IP
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    That was pretty darn simple. He posted his GA stats on in a blog post...

    I on the other hand would like to know how you use RebelMouse for generating traffic? I checked the website and it looks like it is some sort of CMS, right? A tool that helps you to organize your social streams, but doesn't offer any direct access to traffic like a search engine does or a social network like facebook or twitter?!
     
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