Get Traffic to Your Site – The Sean Percival Interview

Posted on Aug 25, 2008 - 8:42 PM PST

The full program

This is an audio program. Listen and/or download here.


A few lessons from this program

Sean Percival seems to be a social media ninja. You don’t see some of the techniques he uses, but you feel their impact.

In our interview, he told me about how he uses social media for his site and for the companies he works for. Here are few ways (listen to the interview to hear more).

Jump on news – Because we’re living in Google’s world, if you’re the first to have a page about a big event, you’ll get traffic from it. If you don’t have the money to hire someone to pay attention to every media outlet try this method instead:

  1. Check Google trends for news.
  2. Write a QUICK page about anything that relates to your site. Do it quickly so Google can index it.
  3. Link to your page from sites like Digg and Delicious.
  4. Bulk up your page with more information.
  5. Grow your links by telling related sites about it.

Get alerted – If you create a web site about European license plates, there’s a good chance that Sean will know about it and he’ll email you to ask for a link to his site, Custom European Plates. One of the best ways to raise your profile in Google is to notice when new, related sites are launched and ask them for links.

Play – Have you noticed that Facebook will tell you when you or your friends are tagged in a picture or video? So did Sean. Before our interview, he got me to watch a video about his current employer, DocStoc, by tagging it with the names of people I follow in Facebook. He’s constantly playing with different ideas to see what works.

(Photo by Wm. Marc Salsberry. Thanks Jackie for recommending this interview.)

  • http://www.techzulu.com Efren Toscano

    This was an awesome interview Andrew and I definitely did not take it for granted. Keep it up I’m lovin’ it :)

  • Andros

    Hello Andrew! If I’m not mistaken, you mentioned in this interview that you interviewed a chiropractor regarding his website. Is this interview posted yet? Soon to be posted?
    As a chiropractic student, I think that this interview could be very educative for me. :)

  • Andrew Warner

    Here’s the chiropractor who really knows how to drive traffic to his site:

    http://mixergy.com/guerrilla-marketing-ideas-for-getting-traffic-to-your-site/

  • Andros

    Thank a lot Andrew! You’re so fast to reply. It’s fantastic!

    By the way, I listened to a bunch of your interviews in my car and at the gym. Great stuff. Keep up the good work!. ;)

  • http://www.sallyneill.com Sally

    Hi Andrew

    I loved this interview, I got so much helpful information from it.

    I discovered your site after I visited the clickbank blog today, and I am glad I did.

    Your interviews are great and I love your style.

    Thanks again, Sally :)

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  • alexhoule

    That guy sounds very charismatic. If he ever starts a religious cult, let me know.

    Wow, like you said, so much information. I can't wait to make use of those concepts.

    Again, great interview.

  • http://mixergy.com AndrewWarner

    Glad you caught that.

    Sean was one of my best interviews. I remember how excited I got as I
    recorded it.

  • http://kshuk.com alexhoule

    That guy sounds very charismatic. If he ever starts a religious cult, let me know.

    Wow, like you said, so much information. I can't wait to make use of those concepts.

    Again, great interview.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Glad you caught that.

    Sean was one of my best interviews. I remember how excited I got as I
    recorded it.

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