Finding Traffic, Followers, and Repeat Visitors!

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Finding Followers, Friends, and Repeat Visitors!



Finding Friends, Followers, and Repeat Visitors

Do you find your self wondering why others seem to get more traffic then you do? Have you been asking yourself over and over why this seems to be the case? I use to and sometimes still do wonder why and these are questions that you and I must continually be asking ourselves, while we are working with our sites and our landing pages.

Why does this guy get more traffic than I? Remember always there are many different tactics to getting traffic. Some honestly and some not so. You must figure out to what extent are you willing to go. And how often and how much of your self are you willing to lose in doing what it is that you do or what it takes for you to become successful. Or what it is that you will sacrifice in getting the job done. As to earning your income.

People often times are asking themselves why the other guy seems to be profiting and I am not? Well for one. Some will compromise all, to get a quick dollar, as some will not. And still others don't yet understand how to. And further still others feel like it is dirty or illegal to do it as some do.

And these are the natural warnings signs that still today kick in. And in some of us still this is a God given gift, this discernment ability. It seems to be fading ever so quickly today. And It is in Question as to Its being here tomorrow. Are there or do any honest citizens, still yet remain here today on the inter-net?

Instead of working hard some will opt to work in a devious way. Which in my opinion is all in all more work, that needs to be done. As some will opt to cheat or game the system that is already in place. Ask yourselves, why is this the case? Is there any reward in being dishonest or sneaky? Not really, not in the long run, it is only a way to Get Over in the short run! Why has this getting over become so popular? $$$$

It is in my opinion because we are entering the Last Season or the End Times. According to some we as a living organism. That are becoming ready to fully evolve to the next phase. Or into the next evolution of ourselves. And this might be the case, but it is I am afraid not the scenario that some think it could or might be. There is a next phase coming and it is a life and death changing experience that we all will face.

But until then How do we get others to follow us? It is easy really. Why is it that you follow others? I do it because they follow me. And I do it because they have some or most of the same interest as I do.


Let the Sun Shine In Hair

Today the Social Network is Instantly Visible

A few short years ago peoples attention spans were rather long compare to Todays attention span of zero or instant accountability and transparency. Yesterday the 2.7 second rule still applied itself to the marketeers business model. A little further back in time say the TV era this attention span was almost three whole minutes long.

So what is this telling us? Well for me it is saying marketeers are trying to shove the information down our throats like we were hungry little, Robin Red Breast hacthlings needing to be fed. And we are, we have been groomed to this current speed of super fast and available informations.

There is a need for a slow down for many of us. It is a little overwhelming these speeds, for the kids of today they have never enjoyed the leisure of seeking. It is all right there for you. There is so little time to form relationships. The ones that truly matter, when you are wishing to connect with a group or an individual.

We as publishers and site owners need to do only two things to win people over to follow us. Help them in some way, by solving or revealing ways to end their problems, or we must entertain the hell out of them, in some way. And there is unlimited ways to do both of these actions. Of course we will need to identify them and then provide them.

But the easiest way to get a following is to build one. How you are asking do we do this? I do it by following others within in my clicks, my hobbies, and my interests. Here at Hubpages when I get a comment I check out who made the comment and then I check out who their friends and followers are. At Facebook I do the same. And I try to do this across the board with every new Social networking site and/or Publisher I join.

Some days I will add friends and followers ten, twelve at a time and then, I'll go days without adding or maybe weeks without adding new ones, but when I first started I would add everyone and anybody and as many as I could, which only makes it harder to find out who is truly interested in your materials or works.

You can and it is easy to build big lists, but a targeted slow growing list, is where the value is. The good old standard, of I found an interesting site and then I told two friends and they told two friends is gone. When we find something new an interesting we tell everybody we know and when we have found a terrible site or one that has done us wrong! We will tell everybody and anybody whether we know them or not!

Word of mouth is a valuable commodity today and it is becoming the norm all over again. As word of mouth was the standard many years ago. Old things are becoming new once again. The great cycling's are occurring once again. Social Media is now taking the place of socializing, everything is so over casual. There is little or if any, deep bonding going on and we as a consumer based society, have bought into all of this and the shallowness of it all or the impersonal personnel sell. In other words we see more of each other and yet know less and care less.

So if we offer or give a little better attention to our visitors and customers we then become more interesting to them. The difference between good service and great service. They don't even compare to personnel service. But it is true we can't give everybody the personnel touch or can we? We must, if we wish to survive in todays fast track Society that we have created for ourselves.

Slow down! Take some time and be proud of what you are offering to your friends and followers. And you will have to beat them back, and off of your doorstep. For we all crave this personnel service that seems to be afforded to only the the rich, famous, and powerful. Treat every one as well as you can and be yourself and do your best. These values need to come back in style as they are tried and true ways of making friends and influencing followers to follow.


Thank you for your time and comments are welcomed.


Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man


Comments 11 comments

camdu73 5 years ago

beautifully written! I agree .


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Sinbadsailorman 5 years ago from Valparaiso, Indiana Author

Why thank you very much camdu73, I believe people are in too big of a hurry and are just not seeing things with a bright enough light shone on the subject they are trying to claim and make their own. I know I have seen through rose colored glasses for many a years now and have failed many times because of the wearing of these cool colored glasses. I always think I know more then I actually do, until its to late to know I didn't know diddle crap! Thank you for the read and the lovely comments.

Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

very, very helpful. Thank you and pleased to meet you on hubpages


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Sinbadsailorman 5 years ago from Valparaiso, Indiana Author

The art of making comments and answering comments is one way to get noticed Dim Flaxenwick, it is a slow and steady process, but it works in soft inter-net businesses and in the hard or real world Business model.

I know many contractors who are fair in pricing and shallow in communications and others who communicate very well and charge more than they should or what is fair in others eyes, I should say. For the service rendered. It is to the consumers liking at the time it is being done. For the Know it all consumer.

People are willing to pay whatever if the job is done to their liking even if it is not to the contractor's standards, but after wards they become dissatisfied with the end results.

So even though the consumer seems to like the guys doing things there way they are often times dissatisfied in the long run. And end up calling the guy who seemed to careless for the consumers opinions of How it should be done.

This is a little rough example, but I hope I am getting the point across.

Even though some have not yet master the art of the Bull Shitter they have master their art. Some people just can't leave well enough alone. And others don't get involved enough.

A fast and easy to the liking comment of others is not always what gets the job done and done right the first time.

I have said it once or twice around my circles of Followers and friends. I find many of my comments in the Search Engines on others Works. Because of the way I try to always Answer or leave a comment.

Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man

My Pen Name and signature Sign In and Offs are Branding and SEO devices and tags in many of these Comments that I make.


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Helen Bolam 5 years ago from South Shields

A really refreshing take on the usual traffic making tricks out their. I agree longevity is the thing and it needs to be build up slowly to make it last. Traffic is the hardest thing to get in really large numbers. Great Hub.


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Sinbadsailorman 5 years ago from Valparaiso, Indiana Author

The goal Helen Bolam, is to get targeted Traffic where better than to find such traffic than where you work and play?

The tell two friends is a working model that these Social sites provide. Whenever you add a friend these sites show you some of their other friends.

Check them out, read their Profiles and see if they are talking about what you are talking about. Start up a conversation where and when you can. That is all it takes that and asking and answering questions.

Or given praise or anything that strikes up that first spark of interest from those reading your content and your comments.

Thanks for the read and the comments.

Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England

Enjoyed reading your hub, Donnie, and loved the video about "Hair."

Your words are so true about the web of human social interaction. You totally have gotten how it all works.

And it's funny, the media image of the fully actualized socialite is counter-intuitive. The messages we receive through the media are about how we must be "plugged into" everything...and that is short-circuiting our brains, and distracting us from the way we are meant to be.

It is up to us, and our sense of personal freedom, to say "no" to demands now and then...keep those things that are closest to our hearts, and let everything go with love....then we can be grounded, and more "useful" to one another in a good way...for the give and take in relationships, on both a personal and community level, is most important...and will keep us going through hard times...and in triumph we'll have people we truly know to celebrate with. :0)


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dgicre 4 years ago from USA

You make some excellent points, with millions of people trying to what we are doing it is not as easy as many would have you believe. It takes hard work, diligence and persistence. More often than not many give up before they have any chance to succeed. For those that stick with it and offer something that people want or need there is a good chance you will be on your way to IM greatness.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Very good hub Donnie, even if it is two years old and I just found it...lol. I agree treat all your followers and commenters with respect and as friends. Make them feel welcome and appreciated and they'll keep coming back and sharing your hubs etc with others.


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Sinbadsailorman 2 years ago from Valparaiso, Indiana Author

Yes Jodah Make them Feel welcome as much as possible some will fall through the cracks as the systems in place trip up and you are off doing what you are doing. As well not returning to posts like this one wow its been two years and I didn't even get to answer the others here. We get busy so much so that every post doesn't get an answer when it is posted. I have had so many rushed moves these last five years and so many different connection problems. I am amazed I have gotten this far. Seems every January I take off like a rocket and then have to fight like hell to stay afloat. But I am still building and still growing. If you Want to see how one sites turns into many you can check out my growth at http://sinbadthesailorman.com from there if you really give it a good looking over you'll see How traffic draws you to and fro to other ventures. Traffic and others who connect will peak your interests as much as you do theirs.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Thanks for the reply Donnie and the advice. I'll check out your web site too. Cheers. Yes life does get in the way at times, but hey, as they say "that's life."

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