18 Places To Buy Targeted TrafficFree Traffic Vs. Paid TrafficTop 21 Paid Internet Advertising Sources
18 Places To Buy Targeted Traffic
Today’s Internet is NOT a “build it and they will come” place for businesses like brick
and mortar businesses can sometimes be. You have to proactively go out and get
people to come back to your website.
Having an a successful website really isn’t that hard, most people make it hard on
themselves by trying to cut corners. Success has already been proven, the recipes
are already there. If you’re willing to follow the recipes it’s really pretty hard to truly
The most basic formula for a successful website is…
1. Do some research to find out what people are interested in or even better
something that they desperately need. For example; cures for ailments, services,
how to guides, and software.
2. Next you create whatever you found in your research that people are wanting.
3. Then you research ways that you can drive the type of people that were
looking for what you created back to your website. For example; social media,
SEO, classified ads, or paid advertising.
4. Finally you track, analyze, and optimize your website for each source of web
traffic that you are using. You must do this step so you can monitor and improve
the performance of your websites as not every source of traffic will like your
website in it’s current state… The trick is to always be optimizing so that you get
the most amount of people taking the action you wanted them to take once they
There is no secret, and if there was a “secret” then the above list would be it. Now of
course for different business models there might be another step here or there but
everything builds from that platform above.
In this post i’m not going to be talking about how to research what people want. I’ll
address methods of research in another blog post but today’s let’s talk about traffic.
Free Traffic Vs. Paid Traffic
You have two choices… You either pay for traffic with your time and energy or you
pay for it with your money. I personally just go after every possible traffic source I can
get my hands on and then test it for profitability.
With free traffic you are usually going to have to either hire someone or use your own
time and energy to go out and get that free traffic. Paid traffic is more of like a light
switch, you just turn it on and off at will. The other benefit of paid traffic is there is
nearly an infinite amount of it. Where free traffic can be pretty limited.
If you want to read about our free traffic methods and how to use them then I suggest
you read an older blog post of ours called “Free Website Traffic Is 100% Possible.”
Or keep reading and we’ll talk about 21 different places I’ve found for paid internet
Almost every single one of these sources will let you start with a very small budget.
Which in my opinion is the key to success with paid advertising. I got my start with
$60 in hand that I setup as a $2/day budget and turned it into $300 in sales by the
end of the month.
I now spend thousands per month on advertising, but I started small, tracked
everything, analyzed daily, and split-tested my web pages to optimize them for high
performance. If you do the same then I promise you’ll find at least a couple profitable
traffic streams below.
Top 21 Paid Internet Advertising Sources
THE KING! http://adwords.google.com
Google’s Adwords program is the ultimate light switch of web traffic for me. There are
just so many different ways inside Adwords alone that you can drive traffic with. I
can’t get into it all in this post but they have the normal keyword targetted campaigns,
placement targetted (put your ads on other sites), the content network, and then
extras like radio/newspaper/TV.
I’ll bet you already guessed that this is MSN’s version of Google Adwords. They don’t
have nearly the amount of traffic that Google or Yahoo does but they do have an
overall higher income bracket of users.
Ok I think this is the last time I’ll have to refer to Google Adwords again, but ASK.com
is the smallest of “the big 4″ search engines and ofcourse they have a pay-per-click
network as well. This is the best network to use for medical/health related
offers. Majority of the users are middle class middle aged african-american or
This is a pretty small pay-per-click advertising network. Can get some REALLY cheap
clicks though! I like to start out my testing here since it’s usually cheaper and then
take my results over to Google, Yahoo, and MSN for scalability.
Can’t figure out how to go viral on StumbleUpon? Well you can pay your way in with
their advertising network. You basically pay per stumbler that see’s your site and
force your way into getting lots of views which can possibly lead to more stumblers
stumbling it for free. Good for jumpstarting blogs and other content based stuff like
Now we’re getting into more of the MASS traffic type of things. CPV stands for cost
per view, which like StumbleAds means you pay everytime someone views your
webpage. Which is technically what pay-per-click is too, but CPV is usually a lot
faster and a little more interuptive. SPLIT-TESTING REQUIRED!!! I’ve found it best to
use very short lead in pages because you’ve got about 3 seconds, if that, for the
viewer to decide if they like you or not.