View Poll Results: How do you typically drive traffic to your website?

Voters
55. You may not vote on this poll
  • Search Engine Optimization

    45 81.82%
  • Leveraging Social Networks

    14 25.45%
  • Blogging

    13 23.64%
  • Word of Mouth

    2 3.64%
  • Email Marketing

    6 10.91%
  • Pay Per Click

    8 14.55%
  • Video or Images

    3 5.45%
  • Display Advertising

    3 5.45%
  • Offline Marketing

    1 1.82%
  • Comment Marketing

    3 5.45%
  • Guest Posting

    4 7.27%
  • Other

    6 10.91%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 32
  1. #1
    MichaelCorfman's Avatar
    MichaelCorfman is offline GPWA Executive Director
    Join Date
    June 2004
    Location
    Newton, MA
    Posts
    4,140
    Thanks
    844
    Thanked 5,274 Times in 1,704 Posts

    Question How do you typically drive traffic to your website?

    Three weeks ago, for our weekly poll, I used a question from an annual survey of affiliates conducted by the folks who run the affiliate summit conference (a general affiliate conference, without a gaming focus, held in the US twice a year). You can see the report covering their 2013 survey here: 2013 Affiliate Summit AffStat Report.

    For this week's GPWA poll, I'm going to use a second question from their survey. That means once again we can compare our results looking at gaming affiliates to the results from a broader affiliate audience.

    Here is the question I chose, and the frequency different answers were given by the general affiliate audience in the 2013 survey:

    How do you typically drive traffic to your website?

    • Search Engine Optimization - 78%
    • Leveraging Social Networks - 60%
    • Blogging - 59%
    • Word of Mouth - 37%
    • Email Marketing - 28%
    • Pay Per Click - 26%
    • Video or Images - 20%
    • Display Advertising - 18%
    • Offline Marketing - 15%
    • Comment Marketing - 13%
    • Guest Posting - 12%
    • Other - 4%


    Besides voting in the poll, post your thoughts and experience with each of these marketing methods.

    Michael
    GPWA Executive Director, Casino City CEO, Friend to the Village Idiot

    Resources for Affiliates: iGamingDirectory.com, iGamingAffiliatePrograms.com, GamingMeets.com

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MichaelCorfman For This Useful Post:

    ocreditor (7 October 2014), Vrindavan (21 August 2014)

  3. #2
    Moonlight Cat's Avatar
    Moonlight Cat is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    November 2008
    Posts
    1,979
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,236
    Thanked 1,172 Times in 676 Posts

    Default

    For me - Search Engine Optimization.

  4. #3
    chaumi is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    October 2013
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    567
    Thanks
    73
    Thanked 224 Times in 181 Posts

    Default

    I am totally rubbish at doing anything other than writing content, getting it on a page, and SEOing it to the best of my ability. Any dabble in anything else has always (so far) been fruitless. Probably because when you have a day job too (and other responsibilities) there is just not enough time to go into it as deep as is needed....plus of course there will be areas where I just haven't been clever enough, understood the opportunity well enough, or focused enough before writing it off.

    But we all make mistakes, eh.

  5. #4
    oddsfantasten's Avatar
    oddsfantasten is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    September 2013
    Location
    Varberg
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Same for me! SEO and lots of fresh and unique content. Would be interesting to try out e-mail markering but dont have the time right now.

  6. #5
    TheGooner's Avatar
    TheGooner is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    March 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    4,233
    Thanks
    1,935
    Thanked 4,180 Times in 1,988 Posts

    Default

    Writing content (other) and relying on word-of-mouth ... repeat visitors telling friends.

    I'm told that we also do well in Search Engines placement too - and certainly we do basic site optimisation - but there is none of that slavish following of fads or doing ANY of that stuff that is flavour of the month and then Panda-ed against two month later.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to TheGooner For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    casinoplanet's Avatar
    casinoplanet is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    August 2009
    Location
    LowLands
    Posts
    369
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 120 Times in 80 Posts

    Default

    All the hassle with SEO is not for me. Some years ago I fully switched to paid advertising, getting instant results and over time you'll build a good number of returning visitors.
    "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you like, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." R.E. Shay

  9. #7
    sweetbet's Avatar
    sweetbet is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    November 2012
    Posts
    2,819
    Blog Entries
    5
    Thanks
    899
    Thanked 1,582 Times in 1,089 Posts

    Default

    For me, it's a combination of this and that, but predominantly, SEO. Most paid ads are over priced and deliver poor traffic quality.
    Sweet Bet - Reviews of reputable online casinos, poker sites, sportsbooks & bingo halls
    USA Online Casinos | Canadian Online Casinos | Bitcoin Casinos | Live Dealer Casinos | Free Spin Casinos | US Online Casinos

  10. #8
    TravG's Avatar
    TravG is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    September 2008
    Posts
    2,050
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 180 Times in 131 Posts

    Default

    SEO - being in the US cannot do paid which actually I am OK with.
    Live Casino USA - the best USA live online casinos. Play USA online slots and other casino games like USA online blackjack. Like poker? See www.usalegalpoker.com for the best USA poker sites and USA online casinos for the best USA online casino. https://mobileslotslisting.com
    www.usalegalslots.com - www.playusaonlinepoker.com - www.4deucespoker.com

  11. #9
    casinoplanet's Avatar
    casinoplanet is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    August 2009
    Location
    LowLands
    Posts
    369
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 120 Times in 80 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbet View Post
    For me, it's a combination of this and that, but predominantly, SEO. Most paid ads are over priced and deliver poor traffic quality.
    Finding good and affordable ad networks indeed require serious funds, but once you've found the ones that work for you, it isn't that expensive anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimatePokerBonus View Post
    SEO - being in the US cannot do paid which actually I am OK with.
    Many ad networks accept advertisers from the US and several also allow targeting the US imho.
    "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you like, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." R.E. Shay

  12. #10
    Casino Online Rating's Avatar
    Casino Online Rating is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    March 2014
    Posts
    322
    Thanks
    85
    Thanked 115 Times in 86 Posts

  13. #11
    Sherlock's Avatar
    Sherlock is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    December 2013
    Location
    WC
    Posts
    3,907
    Thanks
    1,211
    Thanked 3,096 Times in 1,718 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    Writing content (other) and relying on word-of-mouth ... repeat visitors telling friends.

    I'm told that we also do well in Search Engines placement too - and certainly we do basic site optimisation - but there is none of that slavish following of fads or doing ANY of that stuff that is flavour of the month and then Panda-ed against two month later.
    That is the best SEO by far.

    (And yes, you do pretty well...)
    We are all bloodsucking ticks, hungry, devious
    each one latched on to the ass of the previous
    when the last and the first latch on it can be shown
    ass-blood sucked by the first from the last is his own

  14. #12
    Anukant's Avatar
    Anukant is offline New Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    New Delhi
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hello all,

    I have a company website that drive the traffic from organic traffic i.e from Google.

  15. #13
    BestCasinoGameGuide's Avatar
    BestCasinoGameGuide is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    March 2014
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    I think social media are very important nowadays, SEO is quite normal and obligatory
    BestCasinoGameGuide.com is an online casino games directory that includes hundreds of game reviews.

    Visit http://bestcasinogameguide.com/

    Find us on:
    Facebook
    Twitter
    YouTube
    Google+

  16. #14
    excel.ashutosh is offline Former Affiliate Manager
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Default

    With the right SEO of your website you will get lots of visitors and make them subscribe to your website...then use email marketing tools to promote and retain traffic..

  17. #15
    wettFORM.AT's Avatar
    wettFORM.AT is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2013
    Posts
    459
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 62 Times in 53 Posts

    Default

    I do SEO, social media like facebook and twitter but the main focus is on SEO because I think itīs the traffic with the best quality if you target the right keywords
    wettFORM.AT
    Wett Tipps, Buchmacher, Tippspiel

  18. #16
    christophercwilliams's Avatar
    christophercwilliams is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    August 2014
    Location
    alaska
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I am using all SEO and social media tactics for getting traffic. But I especially take care about the areas which I need to cover to get traffic. I work only for those areas from which I can get traffic.

  19. #17
    timukftw is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    August 2014
    Location
    Kent, UK
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I want to see examples how you drive traffic from guest posting, I'm trully LOLed at the idea...

  20. #18
    ocreditor's Avatar
    ocreditor is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    April 2009
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    5,389
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    5,522
    Thanked 3,586 Times in 2,206 Posts

    Default

    Content, content and more content.

  21. #19
    DoomPoker is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    August 2014
    Location
    Conshohocken PA USA
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    I do SEO, SMO and blogging.These are the main principle factors in driving traffic to your website. SEO helps in link building with the targeted keywords.SMO on Google +, Pinterest and Facebook etc will help to increase the visibility of your site among social media network and connects your business with the targeted audience.Writing content rich blogs and articles every week on different high page rank blogging sites gives you additional approach to increase the visibility of your site.Your content must be rich and unique.Because for Google-Content is King. Kudos!!
    Last edited by DoomPoker; 17 September 2014 at 1:31 am.

  22. #20
    Bikram is offline Banned
    Join Date
    September 2014
    Location
    US
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    as all knows search engine optimization is the best technique to get best clients or visitors also content is king also Email marketing works but i never tried much i will try soon

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •