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What you prefer ? Free or Paid Traffic

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Spartan14, Jul 11, 2019.

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    Myself i am a big player of free traffic sources ,i like this because you can create assets who brings you passive income for long time ,for example youtube videos ,blog posts etc but i think i make a big mistake if i dont move to paid traffic as in this way i will put money to make money and i will stop to waste my time
    What are your thoughts on this ?
    SEMrush
     
    Spartan14, Jul 11, 2019 IP
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  2. JoeSpirit

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    I personally think that a combination of both is necessary.

    Free traffic requires the SEO learning curve and takes time to implement and realize results. You do need to concentrate on the ads you create and post. It's easy to get flagged for spamming.

    Paid traffic is best for instant traffic and testing purposes. It also relieves you of SEO concerns. You must research your sources as I've found a lot of scammers among the paid advertising vendors.
     
    JoeSpirit, Jul 12, 2019 IP
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    Nothing is more satisfying than having free traffic earning for you. That being said, paid traffic can help expedite matters if you have the necessary budget. It really depends what you're doing. Both require trial and error. though.
     
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    I don't believe free traffic exists. Traffic is always going to cost something - whether that's your time or your money. However, I understand the term 'free traffic' is useful for indicating that it's not being paid for with money.

    That said... For me, it really depends on what I'm using the traffic for. If it's for a serious CPA marketing campaign or I need to test a new funnel out, paid traffic all the way. If I'm building a brand on social media that needs organic engagement, I'm much more keen on free traffic. Although both forms of traffic have their use in either case. But overall, paid traffic is my favorite.
     
    ArtOfMMO, Jul 12, 2019 IP
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    paid traffic will not realted or targeted to your money sites so always organic traffic is better
     
    0charles, Jul 13, 2019 IP
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    If you're saying that paid traffic is not targeted traffic I'd have to disagree depending on where you buy your traffic from. Organic traffic is random and therefore not targeted.
     
    JoeSpirit, Jul 13, 2019 IP
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    It gives much pleasure when you get organic traffic :D
    But if you are into sales and you are not getting that much sales and traffic going for paid traffic would be a good choice.
    But remember not to spend dollars on your traffic more than you earn :p
     
    David Michaels, Jul 15, 2019 IP
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    If you're advertising is geared toward building a list of subscribers the initial spend may be more than you earn.
     
    JoeSpirit, Jul 16, 2019 at 4:02 AM IP
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    Paid traffic is only effective for short term. You still need balance with this.
     
    trigshady, Jul 16, 2019 at 5:56 AM IP
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    I guess if you want it fast or not. You can get paid traffic instantly, that day. You could contact them and say put a rush on it.
     
    Dan_Nunn, Jul 16, 2019 at 3:35 PM IP
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    Organic traffic is your long-time assets but somewhere you also need to be paid traffic because of time need. So a Combination of both would be better.
     
    jamesandersonicb, Jul 16, 2019 at 3:49 PM IP