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Promoting Yourself/Advertising/Getting More Traffic 101

I'm not an expert on self promotion by any means, but I'd like to post some things that have worked for me personally, along with some relevant links and other threads I've found helpful. Feel free to post your own tips! I currently use a personal website, blog, Twitter, and Tumblr to promote myself and am just starting to get the hang of it lately. I'll probably end up editing/changing adding more to this later as well.

General Helpful Threads:

Promotion Locations List
Promoting Yourself as a Camgirl
Promotional Teams?

Advertising and Promoting Yourself
The Cam Promotion Thread
Can You Be Successful Without Promoting Yourself?
Advertising Your Cam Persona
The Indy Site Thread
Self Promoting and Branding on Social Networks

Twitter:

Helpul threads:
Is having a Twitter good for business?
Camgirls on Twitter

What makes Twitter worth it?
Twitter
  • Follow other cam girls, porn stars, adult companies, and people you find awesome. But also check someone's tweets out before you follow them. If they don't follow many people, the odds that they'll engage with you or your posts are pretty slim. Likewise if they haven't tweeted for a few months or more. If you follow people that are engaging, RT other's posts and reply/interact with others, or that tweet very often, you can almost guarantee they'll help you get more followers.
  • Use hashtags. These are the #___ you see all over. Using relevant hashtags will help you to get more targeted traffic to your profile and can really increase your followers. If, for instance, I want to make a post about foot fetish, I'll search for the tag first, and see which ones are popular to use. Use tags that are relevant to you as well, not just to your content (#sexy #livecam #bigboobs #etc). Don't use too many hashtags #in #one #post #or #it #looks #kind of #spammy, and don't use long tags #whicharealongandjammedtogether. Popular weekly hashtags that I use sometimes are #tittytuesday, #followfriday, #sexysaturday, #thongthursday, etc. There's a ton of those, too.
  • Don't just do promo: interacting with others, posting personal or other tweets from time to time is a great way to get others to interact with you. Or interact with them first. RTing and replying to posts by others will help you get more RTs yourself, and more followers.
  • You can also link your Twitter with Tumblr so that it posts each time you post to Tumblr, or toggle it on/off for each post you make with a button at the bottom of your Tumblr post.
  • Having a nice avatar and/or background photo is great to get more exposure. So is providing a link to your personal site/cammodels link/blog in your bio.
  • Posting photos and/or links on twitter and tagging them with relevant tags, or adding an @(promotional user of your choice) usually gets me a lot of followers at once. By a promotional user, I mean someone that retweets mostly photos of butts/feet/camgirls/whatever. Take a picture of your butt and add @bigbutts to it, and all the followers who want to see pictures of big asses see it too. There are also numerous accounts that retweet wishlists, cam girls, etc. Just search what you're posting about to find a few people like this.
  • You can definitely get followers under 18, so be mindful of this and try to weed them out and/or post a warning in your bio.

Helpful Links:
Twitter app that can help you figure out the best times to tweet to reach the most users

Site/App that analyzes your influence/reach on Twitter and your followers
App that allows you to schedule tweets ahead of time.
(I mostly use Hootsuite for Twitter, but there is the option to use it for Wordpress/Google+/Facebook, etc.)
App that Analyzes and maps your Twitter followers

Twitter following rules and limits

How to protect/unprotect your tweets


Tumblr:


Helpful Threads
:
Tumblr for Networking
Tumblr vs. Blogger
Post Your Tumblr
Tumblr (again)

Tumblr
  • Tumblr is very picture oriented, so posting or reblogging pictures with tags is a great way to get traffic. Tagging posts is always a good idea to get more people to find you.
  • There is a buttload of porn on tumblr. Pun intended. Following and engaging with tumblr sites that post similar content to you is a good idea, as well as following fellow sex workers. Use your best judgement about who to follow, taking into account how often they post, what they post, how many followers they have, if they reblog you, etc.
  • You will get dick pics and weird inbox messages, but I'm sure you already knew that.
  • Take advantage of Tumblr's awesome themes and customization options. You can make a tumblr with links to all your sites and profiles, etc by customizing your theme.

Helpful Links:

Tips to Gain Tumblr Followers

The Ultimate Guide to Getting More Tumblr Followers
Get More Followers on Tumblr


Personal Websites (and search engine optimization):


Helpful threads:
Anyone have a personal website?

What about personal sites?
Do I Get My Own Site or Not?
Web Hosting Questions
Indy Site Hosting
Building Your Own Site
Making Your Own Website
Registering a Domain Name
Whois Privacy


I do not personally host any adult content on my site, and link to my C4S stores instead of putting my videos directly on site, and instead focus my site on a fetish blog, which is fun to write and can be used for SEO as well as targeted traffic for fetish niches. On to the tips, anyway!
  • Watermark everything. Everything? Everything. If you're creative, making a unique watermark is also a great way to make your brand stand out.
  • Make sure that when you choose your domain name, that it's relevant to you and will likely stay relevant. For example, choosing a domain name based on your hair colour is bad if you dye your hair a lot. Choosing a great domain name will also help with seo. Also beware of domain names that are hard to spell or very long.
  • Don't be intimidated by building your own site, even if you don't know how. If you'd just rather pay someone to make your site, there are many awesome people who can do it for you. But don't be afraid to try it. It took me a couple of weeks to learn how to set up my site, and I've revamped it a couple of times, but it was a lot easier than I expected it to be. I have wordpress and found it extremely easy and fun. Basic knowledge of HTML will help you out here, but isn't absolutely necessary.(How to Set Up Wordpress)
  • Find adult friendly hosting. No matter if you choose a free site or are buying hosting, posting NSFW stuff might get your whole site shut down before you know it.
  • Try to post relevant and interesting content on your site. Blogs, pictures, etc. This will help boost your search engine rankings and get yourself seen by people who want to find pictures/blogs about what you post. The more content/more often you post, and the more people like it, the more exposure you'll get.
  • If you're serious about your site and you want good traffic, learn basic search engine optimization. Google's Starter SEO Guide
  • Cross promote. If you have a Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, link to them on your website and vice versa. This will help you get more hits and more SEO. Cross posting content is a little bit of a different story. Cross Posting While Keeping Mr. SEO Happy

Helpful Sites:
20 Free Ways to Advertise Your Web Site
How to Increase Website Traffic
5 Things That Will Improve Your Traffic (and 1 to Avoid)
5 Things to Avoid in Your Web Design
43 Web Design Mistakes
I'm not an expert on self promotion by any means, but I'd like to post some things that have worked for me personally, along with some relevant links and other threads I've found helpful. Feel free to post your own tips! I currently use a personal website, blog, Twitter, and Tumblr to promote myself and am just starting to get the hang of it lately. I'll probably end up editing/changing adding more to this later as well.

General Helpful Threads:

Promotion Locations List
Promoting Yourself as a Camgirl
Promotional Teams?

Advertising and Promoting Yourself
The Cam Promotion Thread
Can You Be Successful Without Promoting Yourself?
Advertising Your Cam Persona
The Indy Site Thread
Self Promoting and Branding on Social Networks

Twitter:

Helpul threads:
Is having a Twitter good for business?
Camgirls on Twitter

What makes Twitter worth it?
Twitter
  • Follow other cam girls, porn stars, adult companies, and people you find awesome. But also check someone's tweets out before you follow them. If they don't follow many people, the odds that they'll engage with you or your posts are pretty slim. Likewise if they haven't tweeted for a few months or more. If you follow people that are engaging, RT other's posts and reply/interact with others, or that tweet very often, you can almost guarantee they'll help you get more followers.
  • Use hashtags. These are the #___ you see all over. Using relevant hashtags will help you to get more targeted traffic to your profile and can really increase your followers. If, for instance, I want to make a post about foot fetish, I'll search for the tag first, and see which ones are popular to use. Use tags that are relevant to you as well, not just to your content (#sexy #livecam #bigboobs #etc). Don't use too many hashtags #in #one #post #or #it #looks #kind of #spammy, and don't use long tags #whicharealongandjammedtogether. Popular weekly hashtags that I use sometimes are #tittytuesday, #followfriday, #sexysaturday, #thongthursday, etc. There's a ton of those, too.
  • Don't just do promo: interacting with others, posting personal or other tweets from time to time is a great way to get others to interact with you. Or interact with them first. RTing and replying to posts by others will help you get more RTs yourself, and more followers.
  • You can also link your Twitter with Tumblr so that it posts each time you post to Tumblr, or toggle it on/off for each post you make with a button at the bottom of your Tumblr post.
  • Having a nice avatar and/or background photo is great to get more exposure. So is providing a link to your personal site/cammodels link/blog in your bio.
  • Posting photos and/or links on twitter and tagging them with relevant tags, or adding an @(promotional user of your choice) usually gets me a lot of followers at once. By a promotional user, I mean someone that retweets mostly photos of butts/feet/camgirls/whatever. Take a picture of your butt and add @bigbutts to it, and all the followers who want to see pictures of big asses see it too. There are also numerous accounts that retweet wishlists, cam girls, etc. Just search what you're posting about to find a few people like this.
  • You can definitely get followers under 18, so be mindful of this and try to weed them out and/or post a warning in your bio.

Helpful Links:
Twitter app that can help you figure out the best times to tweet to reach the most users

Site/App that analyzes your influence/reach on Twitter and your followers
App that allows you to schedule tweets ahead of time.
(I mostly use Hootsuite for Twitter, but there is the option to use it for Wordpress/Google+/Facebook, etc.)
App that Analyzes and maps your Twitter followers

Twitter following rules and limits

How to protect/unprotect your tweets


Tumblr:


Helpful Threads
:
Tumblr for Networking
Tumblr vs. Blogger
Post Your Tumblr
Tumblr (again)

Tumblr
  • Tumblr is very picture oriented, so posting or reblogging pictures with tags is a great way to get traffic. Tagging posts is always a good idea to get more people to find you.
  • There is a buttload of porn on tumblr. Pun intended. Following and engaging with tumblr sites that post similar content to you is a good idea, as well as following fellow sex workers. Use your best judgement about who to follow, taking into account how often they post, what they post, how many followers they have, if they reblog you, etc.
  • You will get dick pics and weird inbox messages, but I'm sure you already knew that.
  • Take advantage of Tumblr's awesome themes and customization options. You can make a tumblr with links to all your sites and profiles, etc by customizing your theme.

Helpful Links:

Tips to Gain Tumblr Followers

The Ultimate Guide to Getting More Tumblr Followers
Get More Followers on Tumblr


Personal Websites (and search engine optimization):


Helpful threads:
Anyone have a personal website?

What about personal sites?
Do I Get My Own Site or Not?
Web Hosting Questions
Indy Site Hosting
Building Your Own Site
Making Your Own Website
Registering a Domain Name
Whois Privacy


I do not personally host any adult content on my site, and link to my C4S stores instead of putting my videos directly on site, and instead focus my site on a fetish blog, which is fun to write and can be used for SEO as well as targeted traffic for fetish niches. On to the tips, anyway!
  • Watermark everything. Everything? Everything. If you're creative, making a unique watermark is also a great way to make your brand stand out.
  • Make sure that when you choose your domain name, that it's relevant to you and will likely stay relevant. For example, choosing a domain name based on your hair colour is bad if you dye your hair a lot. Choosing a great domain name will also help with seo. Also beware of domain names that are hard to spell or very long.
  • Don't be intimidated by building your own site, even if you don't know how. If you'd just rather pay someone to make your site, there are many awesome people who can do it for you. But don't be afraid to try it. It took me a couple of weeks to learn how to set up my site, and I've revamped it a couple of times, but it was a lot easier than I expected it to be. I have wordpress and found it extremely easy and fun. Basic knowledge of HTML will help you out here, but isn't absolutely necessary.(How to Set Up Wordpress)
  • Find adult friendly hosting. No matter if you choose a free site or are buying hosting, posting NSFW stuff might get your whole site shut down before you know it.
  • Try to post relevant and interesting content on your site. Blogs, pictures, etc. This will help boost your search engine rankings and get yourself seen by people who want to find pictures/blogs about what you post. The more content/more often you post, and the more people like it, the more exposure you'll get.
  • If you're serious about your site and you want good traffic, learn basic search engine optimization. Google's Starter SEO Guide
  • Cross promote. If you have a Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, link to them on your website and vice versa. This will help you get more hits and more SEO. Cross posting content is a little bit of a different story. Cross Posting While Keeping Mr. SEO Happy

Helpful Sites:
20 Free Ways to Advertise Your Web Site
How to Increase Website Traffic
5 Things That Will Improve Your Traffic (and 1 to Avoid)
5 Things to Avoid in Your Web Design
43 Web Design Mistakes
Mailing Lists:

Helpful Threads:
Mailing Lists
Email Lists
Do you use an email list?

  • If you have an email you use just for cam, chances are you already have one of these and don't know it. Sending a monthly/bimonthly/x length of time email to your regular customers letting them know what you've been up to can be used to advertise live cam links, cam schedule and any changes, new videos/pictures, your personal site, pretty much anything you can think of. If you're on Clips4Sale, you have a built in mailing list feature that your customers opt in for.

Helpful Links:
How to Build a Free Email List With Wordpress
Creating a mailing list with Hotmail
Email List Success
Creating a Mailing List With Yahoo
Creating a Mailing List in Gmail
Creating a Distribution List in Outlook


Link/Banner Exchanges:
  • Exchanging links or banners with others can be a great way to boost your traffic. To find someone to do an exchange with, just ask! Posting a page on your site to advertise people you do exchanges with is a good idea as well. Or you could offer to promote someone on a social networking account if they reciprocate as well.

Teaser Videos and Tube Sites:

Helpful Threads:
Promoting Yourself With Tube Sites
  • Posting short promo videos on tube sites can give you massive amounts of traffic if you don't mind the extra exposure, especially if you cater to certain niches. Tagging yourself on the same sites helps too.
  • Make sure these videos are watermarked!

Banners and Photos:
  • Having a few great banners and promotional photos already edited, watermarked and finished is great for promotion. You can use online photo programs to do this, or any image editing software you like. I like to make collages with photos and use those for promotion. Whether or not you edit your photos is up to you, but definitely put a watermark on them/and or disable right clicking photos when and if you can. It won't be impossible to steal your photos, but it will be a lot harder.

Helpful Sites:
Online Banner Maker
Standard Banner Sizes
Photoshop Banner Tutorials
Online Photo Editor


Forums:
  • Since you're currently on a forum with extremely high traffic, you probably know that putting a link or banner in your signature can help, if you don't mind revealing your cam identity. Joining forums for other cam girls, adult workers, porn and fetish forums can all be avenues for promotion.
  • Always read forum rules about advertisements, so that you don't post promotional material in the wrong place or get banned for breaking the rules.
  • Don't be too spammy. Mix your promotional posts with actually engaging in the forum and topics.

Helpful Sites:
Forum Promo Tips
Paid Traffic:

Helpful Threads:
https://www.stripperweb.com/forum/sh...ment&p=2451932
  • If you decide to go this route, be extremely cautious of what you choose. Many sites that let you 'buy followers' don't give you any guarantee of follower quality or relevance to your brand. Some ad sites do not allow adult content, and might pull your ads or freeze your funds.


Sites for paid adult advertising:
http://www.juicyads.com/
http://xxxwebtraffic.com/
http://www.adultsense.com/
http://www.adultmoda.com/


Blogging and Vlogging:

Helpful Threads:
Arialandre's How To Guide to Blog Sites
Reviewing and Blogging
Starting a Cam Girl Blog
Blogging and Camming
Vlog About Camming
  • This can get you huge amounts of traffic, especially if it's a video blog. But again, be sure that if you're on Youtube you're okay with lots and lots of public traffic. A written blog discussing work, reviewing toys, or just saying whatever you want to say can also get you lots of hits. SEO is also important for your blog, but not as important as fresh and relevant content. If you write new stuff regularly that relates to your site, you'll get hits.

Helpful Sites:
How to Write an Insanely Popular Blog
How to Write Great Blog Content
Writing a Good Blog

"I would no more be a Master than a slave. It does not conform to my idea of Democracy." Abraham Lincoln 1856.

Last Edited By: UncleLewis Aug 6 13 1:57 PM. Edited 2 times

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  • Twitter

    83 90.22%
  • Facebook

    9 9.78%
  • Tumblr

    31 33.70%
  • Google+

    4 4.35%
  • Tube Sites

    7 7.61%
  • Other

    13 14.13%
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