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    Free traffic Vs Paid traffic

    what do you prefer ? free traffic or paid traffic. Here paid traffic means traffic we get from adwords, facebook ads and by other types of advertising. Free traffic is SEO, and other link building methods such as blog commenting and forum commenting + facebook pages,twitter,dig and other social media.

    So which one gives you the best results ? which one can generate more business ? So far I didn't use any paid traffic service/method, so I know only about search engine traffic by experience, however I heard that adwords (paid traffic) also has a good conversion rate.

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    Once, I ordered the paid traffic but I got banned from Adsense. Since then I never used to get paid traffic.
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    how about generating business with paid traffic ? I mean paid traffic by adwords and facebook ads

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    Free traffic any day.

    Especially if that traffic comes from them searching for a product or service, which means they may already be in the mood to buy. Plus....it's free.

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    For me best option is free traffic
    But remember nothing is free...
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    Free traffic from search engines are not just free but risk free too. There are some adword advertisers get into click fraud, this is less with adsense, but it is much more with ad networks like adbrite.

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    Free traffic is free a very targeted while paid traffic is better at converting sells for example adwords is paid traffi.c

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredsmith View Post
    Free traffic is free a very targeted while paid traffic is better at converting sells for example adwords is paid traffi.c
    this is a good point. But I believe that organic traffic coming from search engines also has a good conversion rate.

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    Free traffic is best but i have read somewhere that conversion rate from paid traffic is much higher than organic traffic. So both are good to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idreesfarooq View Post
    Free traffic is best but i have read somewhere that conversion rate from paid traffic is much higher than organic traffic. So both are good to have.
    maybe you are talking about google adwords, but not all paid traffic has good conversion rate. EG - facebook paid traffic

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    Quote Originally Posted by rain22 View Post
    maybe you are talking about google adwords, but not all paid traffic has good conversion rate. EG - facebook paid traffic
    yeah, i actually prefer to use AdWord Campaign for my clients rather than Facebook Ads and sometimes i have observed good conversion rates. Have no experience with Facebook ads, maybe you can guide further?

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    I don't have any experience with paid traffic, but someone I know on DP used that and said, he got lot of hits to his site and it was enough to earn $200+ a day with facebook ads. So I think facebook ads are better to gain traffic unlike the adwords.

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    Hmm... I must try with AdWords.. I'll do it soon when I get credit card from Plimus
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    Quote Originally Posted by anupviews View Post
    Once, I ordered the paid traffic but I got banned from Adsense. Since then I never used to get paid traffic.
    for adsense also I think can use paid traffic, but the traffic landing page can't be occupied with adsense. Not very sure about this, just heard from others

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    Quote Originally Posted by anupviews View Post
    Hmm... I must try with AdWords.. I'll do it soon when I get credit card from Plimus
    I wouldn't suggest it to you if you don't know what you are doing, you will lose your money very fast...
    Better concentrate on free ways to drive traffic.
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    recently I got to know about this,
    By uploading quality videos with a good description to youku can drive more Chinese traffic to sites.

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    My first preference will be free traffic .. .
    yes i also agree that, even adword gives good conversion rate and traffic!!

    I think .. we shoukd invest 70% free and 30% paid !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemanja View Post
    I wouldn't suggest it to you if you don't know what you are doing, you will lose your money very fast...
    Better concentrate on free ways to drive traffic.
    Thanks for the info Nemanja. I never tried with Adsense. I'm getting good free traffic though
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    I am not an AdWords user, but the common wisdom for AdWords use is that you need great keyword research. You need to find low competition, high traffic keywords. If you go for more competitive keywords you must have a good conversion rate and high profit margin to realize a return on investment. It is entirely possible to gain high traffic but end up with a negative ROI if you don't convert the traffic.

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    i never try paid traffic, free traffic can give good conversion too, BUT in order to get a good amount of free traffic you also need to pay for link building purposes.


 

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