There are a lot of methods floating around the Internet these days to supposedly help you generate web traffic. They range from the truly ridiculous, to systems that actually work.I’ve run several web businesses full time for over five years now. I’ve tried just about every traffic generating method out there. Let me save you some time and tell you what doesn’t work. At least it didn’t for me.Useless Tactics:Free for all web directories: Don’t waste your time. Everyone in only interested in promoting their own offer. They aren’t there to look at yours. The webmaster usually set up such a website for the sole purpose of sending ads to everyone who submits an ad or website to their directory. The ad comes in the acceptance email. No one probably reads those either.Mass Spam Email: Don’t even think about. It’s a real fast way to get yourself in big trouble with your web host and your Internet Service Provider. Also, who would buy from someone sending them junk email. People hate to get spam email. Plus, now with so many spam filters out there, most of your emails will just end up in the trash folder, never to be seen or read.Junk Website Creating Software: Let’s face it. If it was as easy as clicking a button and having a great website that pulled in hordes of traffic, everyone would be doing it. Don’t waste your money.Buying The Latest Magic System: How many millions of dollars have been wasted by people getting scammed by the “latest magic traffic system”? Don’t fall for it. Keep your money in your pocket.Worthwhile Tactics:Pay per click: This drives targeted traffic to your website. The only problem is that it’s too expensive for most. You might spend $500.00 on clicks and only make $300.00 in sales. Not for most people, especially those just starting out in online marketing.Posting To Social Websites: This can work but takes a lot of time. You have to sign up for each social network and then be a regular contributor. Don’t just spam your offer all over these sites. It’ll just get your account deleted and mark you as a spammer.If you do want to follow this route, you can try Squidoo or Hubpages. These sites get a lot of traffic. Just don’t expect to throw up some junk and get a lot of visitors. You’ll have to spend some time making a quality page.The Best Tactic:Witting and submitting articles to high quality article directories. This actually works. The one way back links from high Pagerank authority sites will help get you ranked higher in the search engines. You’ll also get direct targeted traffic from the article directories themselves.Take some time to write a good article about your topic. Submit it to the top ten article directories and repeat. How do you find the best article directories to submit to? Type “top 10 article directories” or “best article directories” in your favorite search engine. Many websites maintain a list of all the top article directories.Not only should you submit to the biggest and best article directories, but also make sure to submit to niche article directories. This will give you the biggest advantage in the search engines due to the related theme of your site and theirs. Also, more people are likely to click through to your website. Example: if you run a health and fitness website, be sure to submit your article to as many health article directories you can find.Make it a habit to write one or more articles per week and submit them to the directories. You’ll be amazed at the traffic you’ll get after only a short time.
In order to stay healthy and fit, it is important to have a workable routine that fits your lifestyle and schedule. Your routine should help to achieve and then maintain your goals. Don’t expect miracles to happen overnight, noticeable results will take time. Here are a few health and fitness tips to help you on your way.Moderation is the key. Anything done in extremes will be counterproductive and that will be quite discouraging. It will definitely be a road block or at least a speed bump on the way to your goal. Too much exercise can be just as bad as not enough exercise. Too much exercise does not allow your body to rest properly and return to its normal state. Not enough exercise allows your body to become lazy, making fitness goals harder to achieve.Have a plan in place. Your plan will describe your goal and keep you on track to achieving that goal. Your plan is your check list of events to take place in order to make your goal a reality. There is something very satisfying and rewarding about putting a check mark, or better yet, a gold star next to each mile stone you complete as you climb your ladder of health and fitness success. Set aside time in your schedule on a regular basis for your health and fitness routine. If you leave it to “when I have time”, health and fitness will always stay on your incomplete list.Eat properly. Like an automobile, your body needs the proper fuel to work and be efficient. Take the time to learn a little bit about proper nutrition. Check into your local adult education classes and you may find they offer classes on nutrition and perhaps healthy cooking as well. If you are a member of a gym or fitness club, they most likely have nutritionists on staff that can point you in the right direction and down the right grocery aisle. Take a spin around the World Wide Web and you will find a vast wealth of information. Self education is always a good thing but consult your doctor for nutrition information regarding any medical condition you may have and any medication you may be taking. Nutrition, along with responsible health care, is a must for any health and fitness plan.Exercise. Exercising, to some seen as a necessary evil, is an important component to health and fitness. It keeps your body tuned up and your spirits in high gear. Pick exercises or an exercise program that match your fitness level. As your fitness levels rises, so can your level of exercise challenge or difficulty. Anything to complicated will be discouraging and just short circuit your goal. It is okay to push the envelope a little but if you push the envelope too much, it will eventually push back and the results probably will not be pretty. Join a health club or exercise group and work with folks with similar goals. It will make your health and fitness plan easier to succeed.
What is the number one reason to why people fail when in comes to having good health and nutrition? It is our mindset. Although proper diet and exercise will help us to achieve our goals of better health and fitness, it is not all that is required. You will fail every time in your endeavors to attain better health and fitness if you don’t first change the way you think.Human beings are very set in the way we think and it’s often not very positive the way we see things. It seems like we are always thinking the worse, either of ourselves or others. So how do we go about changing, training, and coaching ourselves to a better state of mind to achieve our goals?A good start is by avoiding unrealistic goals. We often set ourselves up for failure when we set out to achieve Olympian status when in reality we can’t even climb a flight of stairs without having to catch our breath. When goals are unrealistic, your mind will tell you that it’s too hard or impossible to achieve so you eventually just give up on that goal. This is the rationale of the human mind. This is also why many of us may never realize the fruits of our labor, because we quit way too soon and stop short of our goals.In order for you to realize your goals, you need to think smaller. I’m not saying you can’t dream big but you need to give yourself a reality check. You need to break things down into smaller attainable goals or baby steps before you can get to the next stage. By taking one step at a time and achieving the smaller goals, you will feel a great sense of accomplishment. This will help you to be encouraged and stay motivated to move on to the next stage.Staying motivated, positive thinking and action will be the key factors in coaching yourself to better health and fitness. For example, you tell yourself that you must do five push ups today. This is a fairly easy goal you tell yourself, I feel very confident about achieving it. As a matter of fact you feel so confident about it that you are motivated enough to actually take some action to prove it to yourself. Mission accomplish, I knew I could do it! Believe it or not, once you achieve that small goal something had just happened in your mind. Your mind just got re-enforced. You’re well on your way to coaching and training your mind into attaining better health and fitness.