Mindmap 3 – Traffic Sources + Videos explaining the mindmap PART 1

By | 4 June, 2012

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Hello Everyone!

We all know how important it is to get traffic to our site and to connect to people who are interested in the product, service or information we are offering.  Mindmap #3 Traffic Sources discusses the different places on the web to create traffic.  Now creating traffic can also be viewed as linkbuilding.  Let me explain – the defination of each (did not really do this in the videos).

Link building is adding a link to your website on someone else’s website.   The link can be the url of a page on your website or a text (keyword) that is hyperlinked to a url on your page.

Traffic sources is not necessarily adding your links to other sites but can also be seen as connecting with people who are interested in visiting your site and seeing what it has to offer.  Of course this can be put up for debate but in Sylvia land this is how it is going to be presented (until further notice).

Without further delay, here are the videos.  Each video is under 10 minutes 🙂  If you would like a copy of the mindmap you gotta be a subscriber.  Sign up in the box to the right.  You will get this mindmap as well as the two prior.  Enjoy.

Now that I am caught up.  What mindmap would you like to see next? Leave you vote in the comment below!

  • Hi Sylvia

    Quality work as ever 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


  • Hi Sylvia,

    Wow – what a comprehensive list of traffic sources! You do a great job presenting your mindmap and explaining each traffic element. I’m just starting to work with mindmaps – trying to find one I’m comfortable with. Thanks for a great post!


    • sylvia

      Hey Karl,

      Thanks for the kind words. After I was done…I realized I forgot to include google ad/adsense. There are probably a ton more that I have missed. I probably could have included instagram and pinterest but these are the ones I’ve collected so far. If you see any that should be added please let me know.

      As for mindmap software, I used mind42.com. It is an online program with basic features but sometimes those are the best. When it becomes extremely fancy I find I tend to waste a lot of time fiddling with it vs getting things done.

      Another free one is Free Mind and it can be downloaded from download.com. If you need help with a mindmap I am happy to help.


  • Hi Sylvia,

    Thanks for sharing such great content. 🙂
    I really love your videos!
    You are really good with mindmaps.
    I would love to see videos on email marketing.


    • sylvia

      Hello Mushin,
      Email marketing??? It’s been a while so let me see what I can dig up.
      I am glad your enjoying the video, and missing all the ums in the audio.
      Take care!

  • Kevin

    Great videos. I definitely need to get on creating videos for YouTube. From what I understand it’s a great way to get traffic for your site.

    Black hat vs white hat. I’ve done some black hat work and I’ve found that the traffic I got from the links i paid for wasn’t targeted and I didn’t get any sales. Lesson learned. The only reason I can see to pay to build links is to rank in google. With so many updates even that is becoming difficult now.

    I’m going to have to register my blog and see what kind of traffic it gets me. I hadn’t heard of doing that until your video.

    • sylvia

      Hi Kevin,
      Glad the video was able to spark some ideas for you.
      Videos can be very easy to rank on Google (of course that depends on your keyword). With the amount of views and a large portion of the population using Youtube for “How to videos” this could definitely be part of your marketing strategy. I would be interested to see your results.
      I think your spot on about the black hat methods+google. I think more marketers need to be more targeted in finding their audience.
      Good Luck!

  • Hey Sylvia,
    Great content as always – you’ve given me a few more traffic methods to add to my arsenal 🙂
    You’re a natural with the videos, wish I was as comfortable presenting as you seem to be!

    • sylvia

      Thanks for the complement Noel!
      I have limited experience with them but the same apply when it comes to videos…ACTION!
      Here is the formula I follow:
      1. I give myself 10 minutes to outline what I am going to say and open up screens
      2. Video tape and just start talking from beginning to end (making notes of anything additional I need)
      3. Adjust outline and screes based on viewing the first video
      4. Do video again…
      5. Post
      You can do this!

  • Ade

    Great videos and good analogies used to get your point across. I didn’t mind the ums and errs because it comes across as if you are thinking on the cuff which makes it sound more spontaneous.

    • sylvia

      Thanks Ade,
      I appreciate your feedback. This is somewhat off the cuff. More importantly I am glad you were able to find the information valuable.