Stuck on how to generate traffic to build your list? Here’s just a tiny fraction of the ways you can drive traffic and build a huge list…
1.) Create a blog and have each post “pre-sell” to your squeeze page, and…
2.) Set your feed up on My.Yahoo.Com (to increase SEO)
3.) Find comments from other blogs and use trackbacks
4.) Ping it with Pingomatic.com (no affiliation)
5.) Post comments on other blogs
6.) Join blog communities and blog carnivals – a simple Google search will bring up many.
7.) Make a Squidoo Lens based on long tail keywords.
8.) Post videos on YouTube with a link to your squeeze page, or another “pre-sales” page.
9.) Submit articles to article directories, such as EzineArticles, GoArticles and more.
10.) Use Facebook groups to link to your pre-sell squeeze pages. (Be unique on Facebook, and you’ll be seen.)
11.) Use Facebook flyers to advertise your squeeze page – if it’s a mass appeal product.
12.) Join Twitter and start posting as much as you can and following as many people as you can. (You can find John on Twitter at http://twitter.com/webword/)…then you can post links to your website casually.
13.) You can also ask your followers on Twitter to Stumble your pages at Stumbleupon, resulting in a surge of traffic. (You can also get stumbles other ways, too.)
14.) Make an affiliate program out of your squeeze page (offer a cut of the backend products you’re promoting, if they’re yours) and…
15.) Create a brandable, short report that your affiliates can use to distribute your product.
16.) Hit up big names in your niche and ask them if they’ll promote your squeeze page in return for high backend profits.
17.) Create a free video and then redirect it to your squeeze page at the end. Encourage your affiliates to link to the video.
18.) Join a giveaway. Give away a high quality free product on one of these giveaways and you’ll have a list that will believe in the quality that you give.
19.) Create a wiki at Wikidot with highly optimized pages.
20.) Create a forum and link to it – remember, all forum members are basically on your list.
21.) Use PPC ads from Google Adwords, Yahoo, MSN, Adbrite (I admit we haven’t had good results with them, but some people have.)
22.) Post high quality information to forums with a link in your signature to your squeeze page.
23.) Post high quality information to forums with tons of affiliate marketers, and post a link to your affiliate program.
24.) Write a press release about sites you release that pre-sell your squeeze page, and maybe even your squeeze page itself.
25.) Answer questions on Yahoo Answers related to your niche, linking to your pre-sales pages or your squeeze page.
26.) Interview well-known people in your niche. They will likely link to the interview, and it will earn you more prestige.
27.) Try to link to your blog from Wikihow and Wikipedia…but be sure your links actually provide value.
28.) Submit your “pre-sales” sites to directories such as dmoz.org.
29.) Post ads on Craigslist for your pre-sales page.
30.) Create classified ads on USFreeAds.
31.) Create low cost eBay products and when people purchase, have them opt-in to your list for a bonus.
…Of course there’s a lot more, but this list should show you there’s an almost infinite ways to drive traffic. The key to remember is that doing a single thing on this list won’t contribute much..but by mixing and matching all of the possible ways to generate traffic, your squeeze page will turn into a list building machine.