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The Complete Guide To Alternative Traffic Sources – Part Two

This is part two of “The Complete Guide To Alternative Traffic Sources“>>>

Media Buys

Media buys is the fancy name for “buying advertising” on other people’s websites. Usually this means banner advertising or anything alike. I personally don’t like Media Buys because it’s hit or miss. Sometimes you’ll get incredible results and other times you won’t break even.

If you want to start with media buys, you need a budget of a few thousand bucks to get some serious exposure.

1. BidPlace SB

DibPlace SB is a pretty good network. I haven’t really used them much, I tried them out and it was very straightforward. The only problem was that it took what seemed like forever to review my ads. They have a large reach, but I didn’t make much money using them – but then again I’m a Media Buys newb.

2. Adready

Again, I haven’t got much experience with Adready, but I hear great things about their network. Using the wizard you can create your own banner ads within the system and select which sites in their network you want them to be displayed on. Cool network.

Solo Advertising

Solo ads are perfect for building your email list and diversifying your traffic sources. Solo ads are  where you pay someone else to mail their list about yours. Usually you provide a freebie of some sort and setup your own capture page. You then pay for a solo, the person writes the email and mails it to their list promoting your freebie. (you always pay by the click i.e. 100 clicks for $30 or $0.30/click)

1. SoloAdDirectory

Soloaddirectory is a blog that reviews all of the top Solo Ad providers in the online marketing niche. If you’re outside of the Internet Marketing niche, then you can’t use this resource. But if you are, it’s a damn good resource for building your list and driving traffic with solo ads.

2. Mailing List Finder

No matter what niche you’re in, you can use this site to find a mailing list. You can do all kinds of mailings with this site, email, phone or post! Just use the search function to look for lists in your niche and you’ll find something.

PPV – Pay Per View Marketing

Pay per view marketing as the name suggests, is paying per view. But it’s not like any other form of online advertising. PPV is generally popup advertising. You provide a network with a landing page and a group of people you want to target – your landing page then pops up on people’s screens. It’s a really simple and affordable marketing strategy. You can also use it for contextual advertising.

1. Traffic Vance

These guys have been around for a long time now, for a good reason too. They’re definitely one of the more popular PPV networks simply because they have great traffic. There is a lot of competition in Traffic Vance, but there is still a lot of traffic to be had.

2. Direct CPV

Direct CPV are a relatively new network, but a great one nonetheless. They have countless sites in their network and its growing daily. I haven’t tried this network personally, but I hear good things. I also believe they give you

3. Media Traffic

This network isn’t the best. I like the actual network, but not their traffic. I found it difficult to run profitable campaigns with them, but they have a lot of traffic nonetheless. Just because my campaigns didn’t work, doesn’t mean that yours won’t.

In conclusion, if you’re reading this now and are still relying on a single traffic source – it’s time to diversify. Start looking into some of these sources, figure out how to properly use them and spend some money – test them out.

If you’re on a low budget, I would try some low-end solo ads or some Adcenter PPC. If you’re on a medium budget I would start testing Facebook PPC and PPV marketing. The rest is up to you.

In Prosperity,

David Wood

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4 comments
Mike
Mike

I think I'm going to try the solo ad idea. I have purchased license rights to a top internet marketer (very well known) to sell one of his products @90% commission. Will I be able to offer a 50/50 profit split with someone or do I pay for clicks up front? Any input would be appreciated!

Micah
Micah

Awesome, these are some traffic sources I haven't tried yet. I've been wanting to do solo ads, but was having a heel of a time finding a decent service to go through. Checking out SoloAdDirectory and Mailing List Finder now :)

Tyronne Ratcliff
Tyronne Ratcliff

Hey Dave, have you ever used a service called All Inclusive Ads?

davidmwood
davidmwood

You always pay for the clicks upfront before they mail. Unless you physically own the product i.e. you are the creator - they won't mail for free for a 50/50 split of profits.

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