Whether you are a full-time marketer trying to sell products or services online or someone wanting extra income, to help support your family or as extra retirement income, you will need to generate traffic to showcase your offer to potential customers.
However, the sad fact is that many training packages that tell you how to build a website for your business, where to get good graphics, good copywriting etc, very often having the last thing they tell you is…. and then drive traffic to your new site!!
That’s it, just drive traffic. But how? There are hundreds and thousands of websites out there that just sit on some web server somewhere and never get any visitors! That’s right, not a single person has ever found these sites so lovingly and painstakingly built (I know ‘cos I had a few of them!)
Presenting the answer to that problem, the missing link:
Simple Traffic Solutions is a traffic generation product from John Thornhill.
What makes this product stand out from the thousands of traffic generation products out is that none of his methods involve Google.
This is because a few years ago John logged into his Google AdWords account to find out he had been banned from running ads. This is a common issue with anyone in the IM niche and devastating to any marketer that it happens too. Businesses have had their sole source of income dry up in a matter of days!
It’s OK for Google because they can afford to be selective with their ad program as they have huge corporations pumping billions of dollars into their bank accounts. So, no more relying on Google for John Thornhill or his students.
Another popular traffic teaching tactic is SEO. This involves trying to learn complex methods such as title tags, meta tags, heading tags, alt attributes, sitemaps, link building, algorithms, keyword research, page optimization and content creation. You could spend months getting your site to to top of Google’s search results only to see them change their algorithm and your site disappears overnight. The recent Panda and Penguin updates that literally destroyed businesses overnight are one example.
This is why John said “screw you Google” and decided to come up with traffic methods that didn’t involve them at all. He studied other traditional traffic generation techniques and improved them, tweaked them and perfected them. The result is that in the last year his websites have received over 2 billion hits from 20 different traffic generation methods. Yes, you read that correctly, OVER 2 BILLION HITS, and it didn’t cost him one cent.
And the good news is John shares how he generated every single click in his latest product, Simple Traffic Solutions. A step by step traffic generation program that can help you get all the traffic you need to your websites.
So what does Simple Traffic Solutions consist of?
Well, where do I start, John has covered all he knows about traffic generation in over 50 modules. Each traffic module consists of theory training, practical training and has a checklist so you can work your way through each method step by step He has also created each module in multiple formats so you can watch the videos on your iPad, iPhone or other digital device, as well as watch online.
John gives each traffic method a rating of one to five stars, showing you what methods work best for him and what methods don’t work so well. This is something not seen often.
While some of the traffic methods appear a little basic they are covered in great detail and John’s enthusiasm convinces you that traffic generation needn’t be a complex matter. In fact he openly shows you how he uses each traffic generation method, shows you how his methods work, and he really has you thinking ‘why bother with Google’.
There is also a ton of PDF material including a very well written eBook, a traffic generation mindmap and a collection of checklists that compliment the modules perfectly, this is worth the cost of the product alone.
All in all, and for the price, this is one of the most comprehensive traffic guides I have ever seen, and the fact John shows you how he implements each method shows you he is genuine. He has put a lot of work into this and it shows.
In fact the only downside I can think of is the price is so low you think what’s the catch? Well John does hit you with an offer of coaching but this is not required to make his traffic methods work.
So for only $4.95 you can get one of the most comprehensive traffic guides I have ever seen and I can highly recommend it, no matter what level of experience you have you will learn from this product.
To top it off he also gives you a 60 day money back guarantee, so this really is one of the best deals I have seen and I encourage you to check it out here.
P.S. – did you get the free traffic package from John to get a taste of this great traffic system, if not click here now!
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While browsing for sites of interest to seniors tonight I found this video on YouTube uploaded by Rob Clairman that features 8 Top Senior Sites.
I recommend that you read the written list of all the sites and summary of the content below the video as the video progresses – adds clarity to what you are watching.
Published on 7 Feb 2013
1) Online Searching And Browsing — http://www.touchlogo.com/
This website allows you to browse through endless websites categorized in subjects such as: News, Seniors, Weather, Hot Deals, Health etc. etc.
2) News — http://seniorjournal.com/
This is a great, dynamic and informative news site focuses on the senior citizen
3) Dating — http://www.seniorpeoplemeet.com/
There are many good senior dating sites. However only this one is full with REAL people and an easy and intuitive browsing experience.
4) Housing — http://www.activeadultliving.com/
Just choose your desired state and city and get all the information you need to make a good decision for your next housing
5) Videos — http://www.youtube.com/user/aahsa
This is the official channel of the American Association of Homes and Services
6) Jobs — http://www.seniorjobbank.org/
A great source for jobs and gigs
7) Health — http://www.agingnetworkservices.com/
One of the most popular sites for health and aging related issues.
8) Blogs – http://www.suddenlysenior.com/
Great blog for the golden age! Just check it out
Is there a topic that you have become particularly knowledgeable about? Have you had particular challenges in your life that you had to overcome? Do you have a hobby or a craft that you have a compelling interest in? Perhaps, you perfected a skill in a particularly technical area during your career. Did you ever think that you knew a better way to accomplish something, if only you had the chance?
All of us have some area of our lives that we have focused on enough to develop a particular set of skills in or knowledge about. We have come to take our experience, knowledge and skills for granted as we approach or reach retirement age.
What if there was a way that you could set up an “Information Stand” on your own street and have a stream of people arrive at your information stand each and every day. Heck, they each would even pay you a small fee to have their questions on your topic answered! Do you think that this might provide a little extra cash to supplement your retirement income? You bet it would.
Remember your childhood. Did you ever have a lemonade stand on your street on a hot Summer day? Yeah, it was great. Adults would pay 5 cents per cup (some would even pay more) and when you ran out of lemonade, you would simply make up another batch. You could do this until all of the adults had their thirst quenched and then sales would drop off.
Well, you can easily set up an “Information Stand” on the Internet at which to provide answers on the topic of your passion. There are some interesting characteristics of your “Information Stand” that make it better than a lemonade stand:
1. Unlike lemonade, you never run out of Information. In fact, you even gain more and better information as a result of the dialogue and the research that you do in building your Information Stand.
2. You become known as an expert. That’s right, the more activity that you have at your stand, the better you become known as a reliable source of information on your topic. In fact, when this occurs and the perception of your information becomes more valuable, people will be willing to pay more for your information.
3. Unlike the lemonade stand, you can sell the information without you having to be there. You can even sell information while you are asleep or out playing with the other ‘kids’!
4. As word spreads like a virus about your information stand, the sheer number of people coming to your stand will increase exponentially.
5. Instead of being limited to just your street, you can have your Information Stand on the biggest Information superhighway of them all – the Internet!
6. Unlike the lemonade stand, the line of people coming to your Information Stand never ends. In fact, as the word of your Information Stand gets out like a virus on the Internet, you will have an increasing number of people coming to you for answers to their questions. People from all over the world will be coming to your Information Stand all hours of the day and night! If you build it, they will come!
The very best news is that the technology now exists for you to establish your Information Stand on the Internet for an investment of less than $30 and a bit of your time. The software necessary to do this can be downloaded free of charge and the remaining components can be purchased inexpensively (Domain name – $12, Autoresponder – $20). You can visit my website to view video tutorials that show you exactly how to set up your Information Stand. It could not be easier!
Claim your place on the Internet today. Leverage your experience and knowledge into a stream of supplemental retirement income. You already have the knowledge needed, just carve out your niche and get going. It does not have to be perfect. In fact, it has been said that “Imperfect action is more productive than perfect inaction!” Take your first step today.
Australians looking to buy one of the new Apple iPad's should take care not to confuse the advertised 4G advertised as a new feature with Telstra's fastest wireless network, also called 4G.
Telstra's 4G network operates on a 1800MHz frequency, while the iPad 3 only works on 4G frequencies currently available in the US and Canada and will not pick up an Australian 4G frequency until at least 2015.
"MELBOURNE, Australia – Apple has offered to refund Australian customers who bought the new iPad expecting to use the country's 4G network, but denies it has misled the public.
In Federal Court proceedings brought by the national consumer watchdog in Melbourne on Wednesday, lawyers for Apple said the company was willing to take steps to ensure consumers did not mistakenly buy the iPad 3 believing it could connect to telecommunications giant Telstra's fastest wireless network.
Paul Anastassiou, representing Apple, said it would offer refunds and returns to customers "if they claim to have been in any way misled in relation to the reference to 4G."
Top search engine Google has announced that their latest search algorithm changes are intended to favor sites with original content over sites that reproduce content produced by others, in an attempt to reduce spam sites or sites that seek to improve their rankings in order to get sales from advertising such as adsense.
As a result, many sites that consist mainly or solely on automatically generated content, such as articles, videos or news stories already ‘out there’ will suffer much lower rankings than in the past.
Naturally, Google wants to stay as the No. 1 search engine and to keep that slot, they aim to give searchers, their customers, the best quality search results.
There is nothing more irritating than to click on a link that takes you to a site that tells you nothing about what you’re looking for. I’m sure we’ve all had that experience, so these changes are welcomed for this reason.
However, the changes may well have a big impact on those who have sites with some reproduced content on them. If you are one of those, then a post yesterday by Gail Bottomley called Duplicate Content – No Longer Allowed can help you fix things up. There is a great deal of particulary good content there as well as the replay of her webinar on the subject. I watched the webinar live and found it particularly helpful and positive.
Any changes to reduce spam either on websites or in our inboxes are to be welcomed and anyway, it is believed that these latest changes in Google will probably not be noticed by most viewers.
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If you’re approaching retirement age and wondering what you can do to enjoy a long and healthy life in your golden years then consider adopting the attitude of a lifelong learner. Most people think of lifelong learning as being confined to academic endeavors however the lifelong learning approach covers all areas of life including spiritual, social, academic and physical.
Lifelong learning is based on an attitude of constantly growing and evolving in various areas of your life. The old saying that whenever anything is not growing it is decaying could be just as true for us as humans. No matter what a person’s age there are great benefits to be gained by challenging yourself in the different areas of your life, physical, mental and self-deveopment.
Physical challenges must be appropriate for your level of fitness, but regular exercise of some kind will leep your body healthier and your brain healthier too. Mental challenges do not have to be academic study, they can be a new hobby or interest, a new caring or chrity venture, more involvement with family. The most growth in personal development will come when you take on something that is currently outside your comfort zone (nasty words those, aren’t they? How we love to stay in our comfort zone, even when it isn’t all that comfortable really).
Lifelong learners live by the motto “you’re never too old to learn” and this attitude is a big part of the reason that people who approach life with this mindset are seen to perhaps live longer but definitely enjoy a better quality of life – is the so-called law of nature known as the “use it or lose it” true?
It does seem to be the case that those who are considerably inactive develop mobility problems as they age, whereas those who are quite active do not develop these mobility problems. A similar effect takes place with anyone who takes no part in any mentally challenging activity or pursuit. After years of mental inactivity
Flooding in Brisbane & surrounding areas (Queensland, Australia)
My city is in the midst of the worst flood since 1974. The death toll has reached 14, mostly from the torrent that originated in Toowoomba & swept through the Lockyer valley, upstream from Ipswich & Brisbane, so although we have very serious flooding in the city, we had plenty of warning so little loss of life or serious injury. However, the amount of warning is no compensation for the approx 20,000 people in 30 suburbs whose homes have been inundated with smelly brown, water.
I’m lucky to be in a higher area. My place is 100 yards off a major road which is flooded down the end about 1km from me. The store I buy my elctronic goods from just down there had water nearly to the roof & it is on a high bit. When I saw that shown in an aerial view from the TV chopper this morning, it really threw me as I didn’t think the water would reach there at all.
They’re asking people not to go sightseeing, so it’s a strange feeling, on the one hand watching the grim scenes on TV but on the other, from where I live and the places I have to go for work, life is seemingly normal. However, for the thousands and thousands of people with water through their homes or businesses, it certainly is a major disaster. And it’s not just here, NSW and Victoria still have the rain and the water that fell to the west of the ranges.
Especially hard hit are some of the smaller towns in the north and the west who have already had big floods since Christmas, have just cleaned up and now have to start all over again.
The cost of the cleanup for flooding on this scale is massive and many of the victims will suffer severe financial hardship. Any donations you are able to make would be received gratefully. Here is the link to the QLD Govt flood relief appeal www.qld.gov.au. Donations can be made online, by phone, in person, internet banking or mail. Our hearts go out to all who are suffering.