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Perpetual Traffic is a weekly podcast produced by DigitalMarketer and hosted by Ralph Burns (Tier 11) and Amanda Powell (DigitalMarketer) The duo shares cutting-edge strategies on acquiring leads and sales for your business through paid traffic. Paid traffic is the act of putting your product, service, or message in front of your target audience… it’s the act of acquiring customers online while also building goodwill, and is the lifeline of any business. So, whether you’re a media buying expert or you’ve yet to create your first Facebook or Instagram ad, you’ll discover actionable strategies that can be applied today. Perpetual Traffic combines the paid traffic strategies developed at DigitalMarketer with the real-life agency experience of Tier 11. Listen to real stories of business owners just like you and how they overcame struggles with digital marketing and online advertising. Learn how to make Facebook advertising, Instagram advertising, YouTube advertising, Twitter advertising, Google AdWords advertising, LinkedIn advertising, (and more) work for your business.

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    • 4.8 • 656 Ratings

Perpetual Traffic is a weekly podcast produced by DigitalMarketer and hosted by Ralph Burns (Tier 11) and Amanda Powell (DigitalMarketer) The duo shares cutting-edge strategies on acquiring leads and sales for your business through paid traffic. Paid traffic is the act of putting your product, service, or message in front of your target audience… it’s the act of acquiring customers online while also building goodwill, and is the lifeline of any business. So, whether you’re a media buying expert or you’ve yet to create your first Facebook or Instagram ad, you’ll discover actionable strategies that can be applied today. Perpetual Traffic combines the paid traffic strategies developed at DigitalMarketer with the real-life agency experience of Tier 11. Listen to real stories of business owners just like you and how they overcame struggles with digital marketing and online advertising. Learn how to make Facebook advertising, Instagram advertising, YouTube advertising, Twitter advertising, Google AdWords advertising, LinkedIn advertising, (and more) work for your business.

    Is YouTube the New Facebook? | Pro Tips on Running Successful YouTube Ads

    Is YouTube the New Facebook? | Pro Tips on Running Successful YouTube Ads

    Before we dive into the episode, Ralph asks Kasim a very important question. Spoiler alert: Kasim says yes.
     
    YouTube is a great diversification strategy, and it’s definitely going to be the next phase of marketing, but the hosts wouldn’t recommend it as a place to start. 
     
    Learn why (and where you should start instead) along with the ins and outs of YouTube ads and some valuable advice on capturing your audience’s attention and getting conversions. They also talk about their new YouTube channel, Perpetual Fridays, and the success they’ve seen in a short period of time. You don’t want to miss this one.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
    How to best ask for the click in your creative (and get people off YouTube) Why instream skippable ads are best for customer acquisition What conversion architecture is and why it’s important to focus on The single best targeting Kasim has experienced on YouTube  
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Join us LIVE for Perpetual Fridays YouTube Ad Sequencing Skippable Instream Ads


    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Perpetual Traffic? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
     
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    • 42 min
    Real SEO That Works: How Content Isn’t Always King and What to Focus on Instead

    Real SEO That Works: How Content Isn’t Always King and What to Focus on Instead

    We’ve heard it—and said it—over and over. When it comes to SEO and driving traffic to your website, content is everything. Right? Hold that thought. On today’s episode, Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam sit down with Tyler Horsley, CEO and founder of Nuclear Networking, and he has a different take. Sure, he says, you still need words, but content doesn’t actually drive traffic; link building does. And he’s got the receipts from his leading SEO agency to back up his claims.
     
    Tyler believes most people don’t understand what SEO truly is, so agencies give them tons of tangible content to keep them happy. But the content isn’t what’s really moving the needle, and Tyler is only interested in what gets results. He generously shares his profound knowledge of all things link-building on the show.
     
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
    What one question to ask yourself before you hire an SEO agency The different link building types and which ones you really need What people keep doing that doesn’t actually help their Google rankings Which hosting platforms Tyler recommends and which ones to avoid  
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Nuclear Networking Screaming Frog Yoast DiviTheme WP Rocket (for image compression) Directory building Ahrefs Majestic Advanced Web Ranking Flywheel WP Engine EOS  
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Perpetual Traffic? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
     
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    • 55 min
    Traffic for Poor People: How to Get Traffic When You Don’t Have Money for Paid Ads

    Traffic for Poor People: How to Get Traffic When You Don’t Have Money for Paid Ads

    When it comes to getting traffic for your business, it’s obviously ideal to have a lot of money to invest in ads. But that’s not always realistic, especially for people just starting out. In this episode, Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam give hope to those entrepreneurs who don’t have extra money for paid advertising just lying around. 
     
    The bad news? You have to spend for traffic. Period. The good news? You can pay with time if you don’t have the cash. Ralph and Kasim talk through some simple basics, things they did back in the day that really worked. The bottom line: bring value to people, and it will pay off down the road. It’s the Law of Reciprocity, and it works.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
    Why (and how) to provide value (for free) in online groups and forums How to conduct free avatar research on LinkedIn to get more traffic How to get in front of YouTube audiences to grow your own business What it looks like to develop strategic partnerships with other companies  
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Robert Kiyosaki   
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Perpetual Traffic? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
     
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    • 23 min
    How to Find & Hire Top Tier Talent

    How to Find & Hire Top Tier Talent

    In this era of working remotely, companies have an entire globe as their talent pool. How (and when) do you hire the very best people to work for your business? On this episode, Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam discuss their different philosophies on which comes first: putting processes in place or hiring people. Then they dive into how and where to find these top tier folks and how to make sure they’re the best fit for your company.
     
    Despite their differences, Ralph and Kasim have both created great company cultures in their respective virtual organizations. Listen in as they share their secrets (Kasim calls them Value Bombs) to hiring success.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
    The key difference between talent and skills and why it matters What 5 core characteristics Tier 11 looks for in new hires  How different strengths/talents assessments compare to each other How to screen and analyze your applicants in the hiring process  
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    First Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham Traction by Gino Wickman StrengthsFinder 2.0 (now CliftonStrengths) Kolbe A Index Profiles International Tier 11 is hiring now  
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Perpetual Traffic? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
     
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    • 1 hr
    What’s Working Now: How Do I Survive In This New “Privacy First” World?

    What’s Working Now: How Do I Survive In This New “Privacy First” World?

    How are Apple’s iOS 14+ updates going to affect your ads on Facebook and Google? Does increased privacy for users mean less sales for you? On this episode, Ralph Burns sits down with two of the smartest social advertising people on the planet, Angela Ponsford and Kasim Aslam, to pick their brains about all things Facebook, FLoC, and fundamentals of marketing. If you’re a small business owner, they have both good news and bad news for you. 
     
    The best thing you can do right now is keep your head on, stay calm, do your research, and listen to this podcast. The storm is coming, but we can weather it together.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
    What FLoC means and how it affects you as an advertiser  3 updates Facebook recently issued related to conversion campaigns and ad manager The 2 most important things (that haven’t changed) when it comes to advertising The biggest mistake advertisers make when there’s a major change in the ecosystem  
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    iOS14 Opt-in Rates (updated weekly)   impact of iOS14 & ATT on the mobile app economy    
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Perpetual Traffic? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
     
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    • 39 min
    The Biggest Challenge Our Listeners Face and Our Advice to Solve It with Kasim Aslam

    The Biggest Challenge Our Listeners Face and Our Advice to Solve It with Kasim Aslam

    Our previous episode with Kasim Aslam was one of our most popular ever, and he’s back! A few weeks ago, we conducted a survey asking our Perpetual Traffic listeners to tell us the number one thing they want to solve in their businesses today. 
     
    Not surprisingly, they want to grow and scale.
     
    Ralph Burns chatted with Kasim, Founder and CEO of Google Ads agency Solutions 8, to talk about that very thing. Kasim believes the two most important components to growing and scaling a successful business are people and processes. He shares some expert tips on ensuring you’ve got the right ones in place. He also discusses practicals for creating and enforcing processes, incentives for keeping them up to date, and how to make them work for your people and your business at every stage of the game.



    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
    Ways to effectively duplicate and outsource yourself and your brain Where to start with process development and documentation How to involve your team in the creation and update of processes How to identify and eradicate weaknesses in your processes


    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Episode 304: How to Get Insane Google Smart Shopping ROAS with Kasim Aslam
    Solutions 8
    Episode 300: How to Launch a Product From Scratch
    The CheckList Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
    Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win
     
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Perpetual Traffic? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
656 Ratings

656 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Ralph and Amanda, hosts of the Perpetual Traffic podcast, highlight all aspects of paid traffic and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

gobirdgo ,

Waste of time

Half the show is ads, and the other half is them talking about their brands and brand partners. A small amount is actual potentially useable content...

The Stories We Wish to Tell ,

So much value!

I've been aware of Ralph and Amanda for a long time, and while I've always admired their work, I've only recently started listening to Perpetual Traffic.

So happy I finally did, as the show is full of so much value! As someone who's has dabbled in the podcast world, Ralph and Amanda leave me wanting to dive back in and get a consistent rhythm again!

If you're a podcaster looking to improve and grow your show, do yourself a favour and check it out!

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