Become a Member
Guides and Reports
Show All »
Metrics & ROI
Search Engine Marketing
More Marketing Topics »
See All »
Schedule of Events
Virtual Conference Series
Products and Services
Post a Question
Quick Start Guide
Find and Post Jobs
Real-World Education for Modern Marketers
Join Over 610,000 Marketing Professionals
Ask your question ... sign up today! It's FREE!
Just for Fun
MProfs PRO Seminar Q&A
Search more Know-How Exchange Q&A from Marketing Experts
This question has been answered, and points have been awarded.
Looking For Traffic Sources
Posted by Anonymous on
10/26/2008 at 8:59 AM ET
My target market is self published authors of non fiction books that want to make more money from their work. What ideas do you have for finding these partcular individuals and get them to visit a site. (dealing with conversion rates of site visitors separately, just need help with ideas for traffic generation for this specific group.)
P.S. Looking for lots of alternatives. Paid sources ok. Free sources requiring extra work, even better.
Thank you in advance to the marketing gurus here,
Mike Volpe - HubSpot
10/26/2008 at 1:00 PM
I am just going to talk about free traffic sources (that require some work). You might want to start with a free report about your website at
that will give you a few free tips.
- Search Engines - SEO
- Digg & Reddit
10/27/2008 at 7:27 PM
Have you considered Google AdWords?
Check out the main Web site for
. It is the most widely used pay-per-click system so at least worth looking into for what you are trying to do.
10/28/2008 at 11:15 AM
One of the big tricks is to offer them something useful. What are you offering these authors that would want them to visit. It is one thing to get traffic. It is another to get people to stay at the site and use it.
Offer some advice, how to publish, how to market, etc. The more useful your information the more likely authors will link to your site and spread the word.
Have you speant any time optimizing your site for search engines? This is a must if you are hoping for people to find your site.
11/7/2008 at 8:00 AM
I am closing this question since there has been no activity in 10 days.
Thanks for participating!
Carrie (Production Editor)
BACK TO TOP
Post a Comment
The Top Google Search Rank Factors in 2014
by Ayaz Nanji
The Five Must-Have Traits of an Optimized Business Blog
by Hayley Mullen
What the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Can Teach Us About Content ...
by Lauren Covello
The Driving Forces Behind 10 Years of Storytelling [Infographic]
by Peter Baron
'Think Outside the Box' and Other Marketing Phrases You Need to ...
by Karol Król
See more marketing articles »
MarketingProfs uses single
sign-on with Facebook, Twitter, Google and others to make subscribing and signing in easier for you. That's it, and nothing more! Rest assured that
provide your social data to 3rd parties
contact friends on your network
post messages on your behalf
interact with your social accounts
Your data is secure with