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Old 5th May 2015, 05:22 AM   #11
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So any proof from author?

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Old 5th May 2015, 12:02 PM   #12
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@MichaelXH, I'm curious. Perhaps I misunderstand what you're saying, but how is a "surge" in non-converting traffic supposed to be helpful? In my experience, traffic that doesn't eventually convert through one channel or another is a waste of bandwidth. A lot of traffic that doesn't convert is a big waste of bandwidth.

I just don't see how getting a bunch of untargeted traffic from people who will never convert for me is supposed to be a good thing... Please help me understand your reasoning.

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Old 5th May 2015, 05:42 PM   #13
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@MichaelXH, I'm curious. Perhaps I misunderstand what you're saying, but how is a "surge" in non-converting traffic supposed to be helpful? In my experience, traffic that doesn't eventually convert through one channel or another is a waste of bandwidth. A lot of traffic that doesn't convert is a big waste of bandwidth.

I just don't see how getting a bunch of untargeted traffic from people who will never convert for me is supposed to be a good thing... Please help me understand your reasoning.

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A surge in non-converting traffic does nothing, a surge in general traffic is great though. He doesn't specify

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Old 6th May 2015, 03:46 PM   #14
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Again, how is a general surge in traffic great? I guess you're assuming the new traffic converts at the same rate as existing traffic, in which case I agree that more traffic is better than less.

But "general traffic" just for the sake of traffic isn't going to do any good -- at least not until utility companies and grocery stores start accepting website traffic reports in lieu of cash...

The only kind of traffic that does anything for the bottom line is converting traffic.

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Again, how is a general surge in traffic great? I guess you're assuming the new traffic converts at the same rate as existing traffic, in which case I agree that more traffic is better than less.

But "general traffic" just for the sake of traffic isn't going to do any good -- at least not until utility companies and grocery stores start accepting website traffic reports in lieu of cash...

The only kind of traffic that does anything for the bottom line is converting traffic.

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I don't think we disagree at all. Yes, if you assume all the traffic coming in is non-converting, that's a bad thing. When we talk about increasing traffic, though, I assume the conversion rate stays the same unless we specify otherwise.

I agree that the lead post is not very substantial, I'm just explaining my meaning at this point

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Old 12th May 2015, 09:20 AM   #16
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I don't believe your getting more traffic from forum signature?

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Old 13th May 2015, 10:55 AM   #17
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Well, it is a pretty different question OP.
I know that you are getting huge traffic from forum signatures.
I know that the forum you are talking about is not just smallbusinessbrief.com.

So, could you please name some forums that are driving huge traffic for you?

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Old 19th May 2015, 09:23 AM   #18
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share which forums you are posting in?

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Hi everyone, I am getting lots of traffic from the signatures at the forums. Are you using and getting traffic from the signatures at various forums ?
I rather focus on conversion, rather than just traffic from forum signature. So can you tell the conversion rate of your traffic.

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I looked in my website analytics and I don't see any visitors from these forums. I could be looking at the data wrong but I filtered for just the month of May and of the 7,912 visits I still don't see any from here. I would be curious to see where your numbers are coming from too. I would hate for this to be a shameless plug, but would anyone be willing to click on my website in the signature and post a response letting me know that you did? That way I can check the analytics data and report back here to let you know if it is working. I have not been too active in these forums so I wouldn't expect any views, but in the future I would be happy to report back with data to show you how many visitors we are actually getting if that would be helpful.

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