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Perpetual Traffic

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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Oct 19, 2021

There’s got to be a way to make more money this year without working longer hours, right? 

Lamar Tyler, the founder and CEO of Traffic, Sales, and Profit, the premier community for purpose-driven African American entrepreneurs, says yes, there is a way. In this episode, host Ralph Burns chats with Lamar about his secrets to success. Lamar quit his corporate job in 2007 and started a blog to promote and equip marriages in the African American community. It took off and became a huge business and community and then Lamar developed a second brand for entrepreneurs.

Listen in as Lamar shares his successful entrepreneurial journey, including tips for building community, creating culture, leveraging paid traffic, and attracting ideal customers.

And don’t forget to DM a screenshot of your honest review of the Perpetual Traffic podcast to Ralph on Twitter for a chance to win recordings of T&C 2021 ($300 value).



IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Tips for getting in front of people and getting the head nod factor
  • How to create great content that speaks directly to your customers’ pain points
  • How/why to stabilize your first brand before developing the next one
  • Core fundamentals of marketing that work across all industries



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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!

Oct 15, 2021

If you want to survive in the traffic world as it currently exists, you have to innovate. 

 

In this episode, co-hosts Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam talk through some of the new advertising solutions they’re working on and testing out in this post-iOS update environment.  Bottom line: you can’t use the same strategies you’ve always used, and you have to set aside your biases and be more open to new ideas today than you ever have been. At the same time, you’ve got to go back to the foundations, the proven principles, the most important things about marketing. There’s no easy button; you’ll have to put in the work.

 

Listen in for some creative ways to balance the basics with new innovations as you move into the future of traffic.

 

And don’t forget to DM a screenshot of your honest review of the Perpetual Traffic podcast to Ralph on Twitter for a chance to win recordings of T&C 2021 ($300 value).



IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Everything you need to know about Facebook click ID
  • How Kasim’s Facebook hack got them down from a $90/lead to $30/lead
  • How to crack cold traffic (which you have to do or you’re screwed)
  • Why the “faucet of traffic” is no longer a good strategy

 

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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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Oct 12, 2021

The paid traffic landscape has drastically changed in the past six months, and the best marketers are the ones that can respond, adapt, and come up with solutions.

 

In this episode, hosts Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam step back and take a 30,000-foot view of what’s really happening in the advertising environment right now. Their respective agencies are doing well, but they’ve definitely taken some punches this year. There’s a lot of traffic still out there, but it has changed fundamentally in the last 3-6 months, and Kasim says it’s never going back to what it was. 

 

Listen in for ways to stop being romantic about the old ways of making money and move forward into the present reality.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Which basic principles of marketing to get back to first
  • The red flags to look for when someone’s trying to sell you B.S.
  • How to break through your biases to innovate and solve problems
  • How Kasim’s team fixed the iOS blindspot (to some degree)

 

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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!

 

iTunes not your thing? Find us on Spotify and Google Podcasts

Oct 11, 2021

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Oct 8, 2021

Nothing is more important than understanding the perfect messaging that resonates with your target avatar so they’re attracted to your product, service, or offer. 

 

In this episode, Ralph Burns walks listeners through a real-life case study at Tier 11 where they crossed the streams with two big platforms—Facebook and Google—using customer acquisition amplification. The result: 19x monthly revenue increase for an up-and-coming digital product company in 12 months. They call this 7-step process The Creative Lab and no tip, trick, or social media hack can get you this kind of results. 

 

Listen in as Ralph explains how The Creative Lab utilizes deep dive research and avatar research and turns it into unicorn ads that drive and scale your business and increase profitability.

 

And don’t forget to DM a screenshot of your honest review of the Perpetual Traffic podcast to Ralph on Twitter for a chance to win recordings of T&C 2021 ($300 value).



IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What Facebook ads and Google ads can do in tandem that they can’t do alone
  • How the 5 levels of traffic have changed recently with the new iOS updates
  • The all-important DPI squared process Tier 11 takes every new customer through
  • How to reuse data (and discard what doesn’t work) to scale your business



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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!

 

iTunes not your thing? Find us on Stitcher.

Oct 5, 2021

If you have a vision for your ecommerce brand but need help getting there, joint partnership might be an option to consider.

 

In this episode, host Ralph Burns sits down with Bill Hughes and Ashton Barlow of Growve to chat about alternative ways to scale and sell your business. Whether you want to sell it all, or just part of it, a joint partnership with Growve could give you the resources to scale your brand to its greatest potential. 

 

Listen in to see if Growve might be a fit for your business. And don’t forget to DM a screenshot of your honest review of the Perpetual Traffic podcast to Ralph on Twitter for a chance to win recordings of T&C 2021 ($300 value).



IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What a joint partnership looks like in a real life business example
  • Why 2021 is a great time to sell your business
  • How the aggregator model allows you to focus 100% on what you do best 
  • Why you need to be able to prove your valuation and how to do it

 

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OUR PARTNERS:

  • No Limit Creatives gives you unlimited graphics/videos for one low monthly rate. 
  • Clients Online, the go-to Facebook Advertising agency for businesses
  • Keap, an easier way to manage every stage of the customer journey
  • Ahrefs, an all-in-one SEO tool set that helps you rank higher and get more traffic

 

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!

 

iTunes not your thing? Find us on Stitcher.

Oct 1, 2021

Host Ralph Burns answers questions (instead of asking them) about his very successful anti-ad agency, Tier 11.

 

In this tables-turned episode, Hector Santiesteban, producer of the Perpetual Traffic podcast interviews Ralph about his hero’s journey from getting fired (twice) to building and running a successful 7-figure agency. Once upon a time, Ralph was told he had an unscalable business, and it was true. So he made some huge changes and watched it take off.

 

Listen in for some proven tips for making the smartest moves at each stage of your growing business.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The most important thing you have to figure out before you start a business
  • What business owners who want to scale can’t afford NOT to do
  • The 5 characteristics/core values Tier 11 looks for in a new hire
  • The key elements of a good prospective employee screening process

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

OUR PARTNERS:

  • No Limit Creatives gives you unlimited graphics/videos for one low monthly rate. 
  • Clients Online, the go-to Facebook Advertising agency for businesses
  • Keap, an easier way to manage every stage of the customer journey
  • Ahrefs, an all-in-one SEO tool set that helps you rank higher and get more traffic

 

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!

 

iTunes not your thing? Find us on Stitcher.

Sep 28, 2021

Ralph and Kasim share their biggest takeaways from T&C 2021. If you missed it, get the recordings here.

 

Another great year of Traffic & Conversion Summit is in the books. In today’s episode, co-hosts Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam meet in person for the very first time (and they like each other!). Kasim says he never cared for events until he attended his first T&C five years ago and was blown away. He shares why he goes to sessions that interest him, not ones he thinks are most applicable to his business. The duo is a little hungover after all the fun, but still lucid enough to share some amazing things they learned.



IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Why you can no longer afford NOT to niche down 
  • Tips for easily creating content across multiple mediums
  • The core principles of marketing/entrepreneurship we have to come back to
  • A 90-day content plan that beats the algorithms and helps you own your industry



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OUR PARTNERS:

  • No Limit Creatives gives you unlimited graphics/videos for one low monthly rate. 
  • Keap, an easier way to manage every stage of the customer journey
  • Clients Online, the go-to Facebook Advertising agency for businesses
  • Ahrefs, an all-in-one SEO tool set that helps you rank higher and get more traffic

 

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!

 

iTunes not your thing? Find us on Stitcher.

Sep 21, 2021

Traffic is sexy, but all the traffic in the world doesn’t matter if you don’t convert.

 

Shaun Clark is the cofounder of HighLevel, what was once the best-kept secret in the marketing world and is now the fastest-growing CRM on the planet. HighLevel helps agencies thrive with their all-in-one sales and marketing platform. 

 

In today’s episode, co-hosts Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam chat with Shaun about taking care of clients and growing your business. Shaun doesn’t care what business you run, when a potential customer raises their hand and says “I’m interested,” the clock is ticking. You’d better get back to them—and in five minutes or less—or you lose.

 

Listen in for some valuable tips on following up quickly and getting consumers to take action.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to map out a simple, effective follow-up sequence
  • Why Google Business Messages is (going to be) a huge deal
  • Tips for small businesses trying to find the best agency
  • Why it’s important to start local before you branch out

 

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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!

 

iTunes not your thing? Find us on Stitcher.

Sep 17, 2021

You can’t rush the creative process, but in the advertising business, you can’t get around deadlines either. So how do you find the balance?

 

In today’s episode, host Ralph Burns sits down with Tom Meredith, VP of Strategy and Innovation at Tier 11. Tom’s past creative experience includes stints at Disney and Dreamworks, and he sees his new position at Tier 11 as the perfect place to shine. Ralph and Tom dive deep into the creative process and all it entails—from research to psychology to letting ideas ruminate to feedback loops to unicorn ads and more.

 

Tom admits he thrives in chaos a little more than the average creative person. Listen in as he and Ralph help make sense of what can often be a messy process.



IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to avoid a common mistake when building your company’s avatar
  • The best places to get research on people who don’t have your product yet
  • The why behind Tom’s controversial opinion that control groups don’t matter
  • How to give your creative team more time while still meeting deadlines



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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!

 

iTunes not your thing? Find us on Stitcher.

Sep 14, 2021

Choosing the right marketing agency is critically important for businesses on a growth path.

 

It’s no secret that co-hosts Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam both own marketing agencies. But they give their word that this episode will be less self-promoting, more educational. Bottom line: listeners need to know this valuable information. They also get brutally honest: most agencies suck. And pretty much every business owner makes the wrong first choice. It’s like an entrepreneurial rite of passage.

 

If Ralph and Kasim can save someone from that bad first experience, they want to do it. Listen in for their insider tips.



IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to get clear on what you want/need before approaching an agency 
  • Why you shouldn’t pay huge amounts of money to an ad agency upfront 
  • What qualifications/certifications a marketing agency needs to have 
  • How to figure out which agencies are effective at tracking/reporting



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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!

 

iTunes not your thing? Find us on Stitcher.

Sep 7, 2021

You have to understand Google to survive in today’s digital marketing world, and nobody knows Google better than Fred Vallaeys.

 

In today’s episode, co-hosts Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam sit down with Fred, the Godfather of digital marketing who spent the past 10 years at the MotherShip. Fred invented conversion tracking on Google Ads, bought Google Analytics on behalf of Google, and has the best Twitter handle ever (@siliconvallaeys). He’s the co-founder and CEO of Optmyzr, a software application that helps you automate certain facets of Google Ads, making it more efficient and scalable.

 

Listen in for some profound wisdom from an absolute legend and genius—in language we can all understand.



IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to be strategic with a smaller ad budget 
  • How to get an edge in digital marketing when everything is automated
  • What you need to know about offline conversion tracking and value adjustment
  • How to mitigate the risk when building on top of Google



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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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