@zeng The most effective strategy for me so far has been answering people's questions in related threads and mentioning my app if it might help solve their problem/answer their question. I also ask them to give feedback if they do take a look.
@zeng@alara_akcasiz Yes! So far, I've avoided any bans. I answer questions even if there's no opportunity to mention my app. Contribute value and only promote where it makes sense, is relevant and will possibly help someone. If you're only posting when you see an opportunity to promote yourself, you'll probably be called out on it or banned.
@testifi same for us. Especially early in product adoption, LinkedIn has been super effective at activating our collective network. We have a regular blog post we push out to LinkedIn, Medium, and Twitter right now, but it's all LinkedIn traffic that converts so far.
@alara_akcasiz My assumption is that you might not have a big active follower base. My recommendation is that you should actively engage your employees with the posts. Also, be consistent with posting high quality posts on regularly.
@testifi it's not generating any real traffic for us right now, but we also have a super low follower count. We just haven't put the effort in yet to grow our footprint there. FWIW, the strategy of 'blindly cross-post on medium and they will come' doesn't seem to work :)
The following are common channels that can drive traffic to a website:
- Search engines (e.g. Google, Bing)
- Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
- Referral traffic (e.g. links from other websites)
- Direct traffic (e.g. people typing the URL directly into their browser)
- Email marketing
- Paid advertising (e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook Ads)
- Content marketing (e.g. blog posts, videos, infographics)
- Influencer marketing
- Affiliate marketing
- Offline advertising (e.g. print, TV, radio)
Let me know if you any specific question from these above channels.
For physical products, I have good traffic just by selling on Amazon. I've paid for Google Ads to get traffic to my website, but just being on Amazon gets me sales there...many more than on my website.
I do pay for Amazon Keyword Ads, but I tend to average more sales from buyers finding the product where Amazon displays it with related products.
@alara_akcasiz , since I use their FBA service they take $9.94 per unit sold. That includes fullfillment, storage, and referral fees.
I make about $5 more profit when selling on my website, but I get way more orders on Amazon...people are there to shop!
For me and https://stakingcrypto.io, it was definitely Reddit and then Twitter.
I automatized the fact that on any new staking rate change, it creates a tweet/post.
On Twitter the results are cool and still on
On Reddit, the adoption was massive but I got banned and have no idea how to get unbanned.If you have an idea by the way I want it!
The best channel for driving traffic to our video conferencing tool (getlens.io) has been word-of-mouth because we have seen that once educators and students experience the magic of real-time polls, leaderboards, and in-session engagement activities, they keep talking about it non-stop. And that's the kind of promotion money can't buy!