11 Dec 06
24 Dec 06 11:37 pm
You asked how I get my traffic. . .
We were having a debate and I said that good effective traffic was achievable if you gave your readers a worthwhile experience - interesting content, well supported by graphics and easy to navigate. In the long run your traffic will be more consistant and more likely to deal with you. The others disagreed saying you needed flash for action graphics, traffic generators like traffic swarm or top surfer to start getting known. I set out to prove my point.
I have also discovered a few other interesting things too - when I update the website, my traffic jumps for the next two days.
I tried Traffic Swarm for 24 hours and had a surge in uniques the next 24 hours but very little residual increase after 48 hours. All the new viewers did not pass the first page, however the next 24 hours I had an increase on other pages - as if they bookmarked it for later because something took their interest.