Traffic Questions


4 Votes
2 Answers
2.27K Views
SEO vs Media Buying: what is best for startups?

Which is better for a startup to focus on if you have to put all your resources into one basket?Pretty much every startup focuses exclusively on SEO efforts (which take a long time to get results,...

asked Jun 25 '14 at 13:25
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Joyce Hundt
22 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
886 Views
Creating a dating site without sleazy tactics like fake profiles?

All the current dating sites (Plentyoffish, OkCupid, etc) started by first creating hundreds of thousands of fake profiles and activity to attract users.And then slowly scaling back on those fake...

asked Jul 11 '14 at 14:19
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Kandy Max
12 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
1.63K Views
What is the low hanging fruit in driving traffic to a new website?

We are a few weeks away from launching our web app and getting marketing strategy in order.What are the "low hanging fruit" ways to drive traffic to a new website which isn't known or have any...

asked Jul 26 '14 at 02:12
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Fabiola Phillips
12 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
1.04K Views
Can Alexa and Compete traffic stats be faked? How to verify stats before buying a site?

We all know that Google Analytics stats can easily be faked with bots and proxy servers. Which makes objectively finding good sites to buy Flippa very tough.But what about Compete.com and Alexa...

asked Sep 4 '14 at 00:57
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Carmen Unger
7 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
802 Views
Is it possible to grow a SaaS startup without SEO traffic?

Can an app without any Google rankings get enough traffic to convert into paying customers? What marketing channels apart from SEO should one use to get traffic for SaaS applications?SEO will be...

asked Sep 4 '14 at 16:00
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William Hartman
7 points

3 Votes
2 Answers
1.04K Views
Does a plain text link on a page (without the html href) count as a backlink in Google's algorithm?

If a site just mentions my url in their article as plain text without the html <a> tag, would it get counted as a backlink?Will it be worth less than a normal HTML link if it does get counted?

asked Jun 2 '15 at 01:10
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Desmond Foster
19 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
2.52K Views
Best way to convert media exposure into site traffic?

What are some strategies to maximize any media exposure that my site gets?Things like how can I use it to get even more exposure, converting that traffic, etc.

asked Feb 26 '14 at 22:17
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Eric Rodriguez
30 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
737 Views
Best way to use a $200 marketing budget?

I have a very limited budget for marketing. How would you suggest using it to drive the most traffic to a social media app? The traffic would have to be targeted as well.It's a Saas social media...

asked Apr 12 '14 at 02:10
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1 Votes
0 Answers
465 Views
How do angel investors verify traction numbers?

If you're raising money on AngelList, how does an investor verify your claims of traction (it could be paid customers for a saas company or just traffic).

asked Mar 16 '14 at 22:56
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Harvey Nash
15 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
563 Views
Accurate way to tell a competitor's traffic level and sources?

Which tool is the most accurate in seeing how much traffic your competitor gets and from which sources? Alexa Compete Quantcast Or any others?

asked Mar 13 '14 at 14:59
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James Moran
20 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
402 Views
Strategies for promoting a not-for-profit site?

What are ways to promote a not-for-profit site that are available to me that are not viable for for-profit sites?I would think that some things would be easier to do with a site that is not...

asked Mar 11 '14 at 02:33
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James Meyers
75 points

0 Votes
0 Answers
525 Views
How many visitors to have before monetizing content site?

I have a large health related content site similar to Drugs.com (large as in the number of pages).How many visitors should I be getting each month before I should start monetizing the traffic?One...

asked Mar 9 '14 at 14:28
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Ben Barnes
5 points

0 Votes
3 Answers
869 Views
Strategies for media buying?

What are some of your best strategies & hacks for buying traffic?Display, email, CPC, CPA, etc.

asked Feb 27 '14 at 22:06
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Tina Bloom
25 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
537 Views
Traffic has started flowing from Google, but zero conversions.

Where should I begin / what are some strategies to figure out where the problem lies? While the traffic isn't huge yet, it is still a good chunk of daily visits.

asked Feb 3 '14 at 19:59
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Matthew Frederick
186 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
596 Views
For a Sustainable Web startup, what is the minimum amount of traffic it should have after 1 year of launching?

I made an effort to create a website 5 years ago. At the beginning, after 1 year, not spending any coin for advertising, there only 1 or 2 people visit my website, so i understood that my Web...

asked Nov 19 '13 at 10:52
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Tiam
6 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
482 Views
Ad Sense vs. YouTube

My understanding is that you can get paid per thousand views of YouTube videos. My understanding is that you get something slightly different with ad sense, where you get a cut of number of click...

asked Oct 14 '13 at 00:44
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James Oravec
115 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
473 Views
Users from Chrome Web Store - who are they?

Issue, that bothers me: every day 10-15 people adds my application via Chrome Store. But I don't feel like they are using website or coming back (and bounce rate among them is nearly 100%). From...

asked Sep 6 '13 at 06:03
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Joe Half Face
188 points

6 Votes
2 Answers
2.9K Views
How much is a website with 100k monthly unique visitors worth?

I recently saw in the news that Punchfork.com was acquired by Pintrest.com for an undisclosed amount. Given Punchfork.com has 100,000 monthly visitors and 80,000 lines on Facebook but no...

asked Jan 7 '13 at 16:30
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Craig H
33 points

3 Votes
3 Answers
627 Views
Stealing customers from competitors on Twitter?

I am currently running a very simple side project which I hope will lead to something bigger. I see quite a few tweets from my competitors customers saying they're using their product for a...

asked Jan 8 '13 at 07:28
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Abs
118 points

10 Votes
3 Answers
885 Views
When is it too early to measure conversion rate?

My bootstrapped saas startup launched only a few months ago. My traffic is growing steadily but still fairly low (~200 hits/day). Although I do consider the product validated (we have a growing...

asked Oct 28 '12 at 11:25
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Bc Web
101 points