Originally Posted by Jim Gillum
So what we are saying is.......
The engines that proclaim to target only a meaningful experience, will include the free food factor......
Come to my party for free food, the crowd is big so I must have quality......
Isn't that similar to the quality of paid visitors?
In the long run....will that be worth the effort?
I think paid advertising attracts high-quality prospects -- but only if you proactively test and retest your campaign. In paid campaigns, don't look at the quantity of clicks, but the ratio of clicks to opt-ins for those particular keywords.
In regard to free SEO traffic methods, you should be using Google Analytics to analyze your pages, keywords, traffic sources and compare them to opt-ins. The number of eyes on plays a much bigger role in free traffic, I think. That's because you can concentrate more on overall branding, name recognition, referral traffic and more -- all without having to worry about paying for every single click that you get.