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Simple Traffic Solutions: Will They Work For You? – Review

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Have you heard about Simple Traffic Solutions? Chances are if you’re reading this review you found it through one of the many traffic techniques I’ve been testing from John Thornhill’s new traffic generation product.

Like most webmasters in 2013 and beyond you don’t want to rely on Google anymore for your traffic after the dreaded algorithm updates known as Penguin and Panda wiped out a lot of websites and blogs.

There are many products, services and websites available online that claim to be able to show you how to generate free and paid traffic without Google and Simple Traffic Solutions from John Thornhill is one of them.

Do the techniques and tips given in Simple Traffic Solutions actually work?

I’ve done a lot of research on the matter, as I was one of the webmasters who was affected by Panda and Penguin, and I think I can help you decide on the answer to this question. Everything I’ve discovered is detailed in the article below.

What Is Simple Traffic Solutions?

Simple Traffic Solutions is John Thornhill’s tried, tested and perfected formula, which he actually uses, for getting traffic to your website regardless of your previous experience.

It’s a step-by-step home study course that includes:

  • 55 page eBook which complements the video tutorials
  • Traffic Generation Mindmap
  • Worksheets for each video module
  • 19 Traffic Theory Videos
  • 19 Practical Traffic Videos
  • Step-By-Step Blog Building Video Tutorial
  • 3 Steps To Success presentation
  • Facebook Group

I refer to Simple Traffic Solutions as a complete home study course because you are getting videos, worksheets, case studies, an eBook and a mindmap. Also each video tutorial comes in various formats such as iPod, iPhone, iPad, MP3, MP4, PDF and Transcript allowing you to learn in whichever way is best for you.

Simple Traffic Solutions Home Study Course

John devised this traffic formula after his Google Adwords account was banned for reasons unknown to him and he needed to get traffic to his websites.

He didn’t know anything about SEO or getting natural search engine traffic through keyword research, link building or page optimization so started to learn how to get free and paid traffic to his websites without involving Google at all.

What Results Can you Expect?

John mentions on the Simple Traffic Solutions information page that on one of his servers he got over 2 Billion page impressions over a 12 month period. He also notes that the traffic didn’t cost him a penny to get (as they were all free methods) and that you can also achieve this if you work at it for a few hours per week.

I find this a little bit vague and the screen-shot of the traffic graph doesn’t really mean anything unless it includes more detail such as particular websites and how many of them were included in the results to get those sorts of traffic figures.

I am still testing the various traffic methods in the formula so I can’t give you any of my own traffic figures yet but I do know quite a lot about blog commenting for SEO and traffic generation purposes as I use this technique extensively when building my own niche sites.

Blog commenting or Blog hopping as John refers to it in his Simple Traffic Solutions formula is the method of finding and visiting other related blogs in your niche and leaving comments on their posts. Here’s an example of a blog comment I let on Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income blog:

Blog Comment By Mark McKnight

How Well Does John Explain Blog Commenting?

I like the way John explains this technique with a theory lesson first and then a practical example where he refers to his own blog to show some different types of comments that have been left and discusses the advantages of some comments over others for driving traffic back to your own website.

If you follow John’s method and leave a good quality comment on a new blog every day you will notice a significant difference to your inbound traffic within a few weeks. Also it only takes about 5 minutes to do.

He gives Blog Hopping an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars for traffic generation, but I would personally give it 5 stars. In 2013 this is one of the most valuable methods of getting natural looking back-links to your blog which will get you more search engine traffic as well as direct traffic from the blog post you commented on.

After reviewing this module the only criticism I would make is that there could have been more information about Gravatars (the little picture you see beside your comment) and maybe a step-by-step guide on how to make one.

What Do Other Customers And Users Of STS Think?

Many people who purchased the Simple Traffic Solutions formula expressed just how versatile the training material was. It is multi-format so you can digest and learn from the course in whatever way suits you. Keith Purkiss from KeithPurkiss.com for example writes:

“The course covers in detail an extensive list of proven methods – and provides them in a variety of different formats to suit everyone – ebooks, worksheets, videos, etc. It’s also split into different phases so that everyone can follow whatever their level of experience.”

Other students of the course noted that it was suitable for someone at any level, whether beginner or advanced, to make use of because each technique is explained right from the basics with theory to implementation.  Randy Smith from Mediakettle.com said:

“I didn’t honestly expect to see the ‘Most Comprehensive Guide’ I’ve seen in my ten years online for getting free traffic. Nor did I expect the amount of step by step videos – what a bonus those are. And the ‘Checklists’ are fantastic! A newbie working through these will without doubt consider STS their BEST EVER purchase, and a seasoned pro, I’m sure, will hand this over to their staff with the simple instruction to follow the checklists and go through the material!”

Note, that in the comment above Randy suggested handing this step by step course over to your staff to carry out. If you got permission, you could also give your outsourcer access to some of the modules to implement on your behalf.

What Else Should You Know About This Traffic Training Course?

John claims that with his formula you can generate free massive traffic to your website with zero SEO and it will only take you a few hours per week.

As he is only charging $5 for this full course, you must be thinking there is a catch! He must have massive OTO’s (One Time Offers) in place or the material must be junk.

Well, I can tell you that the training content is first class and of high value. The only part of the Simple Traffic Solutions course that I can see being misinterpreted is the claim that generating this traffic is free. As many of you may know, there is no such thing as free!

The fact is you get this traffic by using methods which are free such as a blog commenting, uploading a video to YouTube, writing an article, but there is still a cost and that is time. You are trading your own time to implement these techniques.

As for OTO’s, John doesn’t use them. He offers upgrades for the product after you purchase it which complements the training. You do not need the upgrades to have full success with the traffic formula.

The reason these offers are different from OTO’s is because you can take advantage of them at any time after you purchase. They are available in the member’s area and the price does not change with time. There is no scarcity tactics involved, what you see is what you get.

A Quick Peek At The Member’s Area

Simple Traffic Solutions Members Area

What Advice Can I Offer You About Buying?

If you think Simple Traffic Solutions would benefit you, here are some things you should know before buying it. Firstly the price of the product is $4.95. This is really great value and there is no catch! This traffic training course is worth at least 20x more than this.

When you make the initial purchase you have the option to take advantage of two individual offers from John Thornhill.

The first offer is the chance to join John’s Inner Circle for $7.95 per month. There are many benefits to the membership but I took advantage of this offer for one simple reason. I get personal access to John through Skype for 30 minutes every month to talk to him about whatever I want.

This personal coaching for me is worth far more than $7.95 per month.

The second offer is for a product called One Month Mentor at $27 where John will be your mentor and teach you how to build a profitable online business over 31 days.

I didn’t take advantage of this offer because I already know the fundamentals of how to build a profitable online business. This upgrade offer would be most beneficial for you if you were just getting started in online business.

As with all products offered for sale through Clickbank, Simple Traffic Solutions comes with a no risk, 60 day money back guarantee. Delivery of the course is instant and you can be using this product in five minutes time if you so wish.

So What’s My Final Verdict?

This is a great training course in the area of traffic generation without the involvement of Google or upfront costs. I fully recommend buying it as I did and taking advantage of the offer to join the Inner Circle.

Comments, Questions or Suggestions…

I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment below and ask a question or let me know what you think…

3 Comments
  1. Hey Mark,

    Thanks for this in depth review. I bought the course some time ago and it’s really a useful piece of information for everybody who wants to learn the ropes of traffic generation.

    Blog hopping as mentioned by you is also one of my all time favourites. It not only builds backlinks and drives some direct traffic, but it helps to build relationships with other bloggers in the longer term.

    Warm regards,

    Phil

    • Hi Phil,

      Thanks for dropping by. As you know Blog Commenting is my favourite method of link SEO, traffic generation and relationship building.

      In the next few weeks I’m going to be putting together a report with my full knowledge and experience on the subject of Blog Commenting. It’s literally going to be Blog Commenting 101. I’ll keep you posted and let you know when it’s ready.

      Regards,
      Mark

  2. Hi Mark,
    Thanks a lot for your stunning review post. I’ve learned a lot from your post. But I want to know that does blog commenting still valuable traffic source in 2014?

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