Are you having a hard time getting traffic to your new website?

Traffic, traffic and more traffic

 

Let me ask you a question, are you having a hard time getting traffic to your new website?

The biggest question site owners are asking these days is “how do I get traffic?” It is definitely much harder with the growth spurt of the Internet, however it’s not impossible!

 

There are TONS of ways to build up your traffic. Here are some of the most common methods.

 

  1. Learn Search Engine Optimization

This is probably the most important way that you want to get traffic and probably the hardest too. Search engine traffic is highly targeted traffic of people who are searching the web for a specific item. If they get to your site after searching for it, you’re almost guaranteed a sale or at least a “bookmark for later”, lot of eBooks on the subject

 

  1. Trade links with other sites

It’s important to get your site name out there. So trade links with several other sites, even your competitors! People really do look at those links pages and they will find their way to your site from another site.

 

  1. Post on message boards

When you post on highly trafficked message boards, BE SURE to put your site link in your signature! This is a highly effective form of marketing, especially if the message board you are posting at is relative to your site content.

 

  1. Use email signatures

Make it easy for your customers to contact you! When they write to you and ask for more information, be sure that you are using a signature with your site URL and name inside of it. That way if they want to retrieve it later, it’s easier for them than having to memorize your URL and open a web browser.

 

  1. Join Yahoo Groups

This is pretty much the same as message boards. Join groups that pertain to your site content and advertise (but don’t spam!!), your site there.

 

  1. Post on free classifieds sites

Sites like Craig’s List or other free advertising classifieds sites will accept your site for free! Just do a Google search for “free classifieds” and you’ll see a ton of sites come up where you can promote your site!

 

  1. Buy ad space

If your monthly budget allows, you can buy some ad space for your site. Find another site that pertains to your site’s content and ask them what their advertising prices are.

 

  1. Hold auctions

eBay gets TONS of traffic a day, while you’re not allowed to post your site URL within your auction listings, you are allowed to put it in your “about me” page. So think about listing some of your products as auctions and advertise your URL.
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  1. Offline advertising

Get custom t-shirts, bumper stickers, car decals etc…. made for your site URL. Then whenever you are out in public, you are passively advertising yourself!

 

10.  Submit your site to directories

If your site is a site about “fishing” for instance, do a Google search for “fishing directories” and see how many directories are out there that pertain to your subject matter. Most of these directories will allow free submissions.

 

11.  Write articles

Writing articles that pertain to your site is another excellent way to get your site out there. Just write a short, informative article of 5-6 paragraphs and submit it to any site that accepts article submissions and make sure that your article includes a link back to your site in your “author biography”.

 

12.  Submit press releases 

Even if your site is a small work from home site (i.e. “Susie’s Candles”) it is newsworthy! Let’s say your candle site released a new candle called “Vanilla Cream”. Submit a press release about it, I’m serious!! A good place to start is called http://www.prweb.com/or you can do a Google search for “submit press release” and a zillion other sites will come up.

 

13.  Have great interactive content

People will bookmark your site if you have interactive and dynamic content. Have polls, message boards, interactive games, news items, guest books, item of the day….whatever! Just make the site relevant and have good SUBSTANCE in your site content. Don’t overload it with silly animated graphics, sounds, etc. That just makes it look like you had nothing else to fill your site up with but this annoying stuff. And Flash intros are only good if you are two years old and need to see flashing lights and colors. Most of all they are slow loading, and people generally click away if they see Flash.

 

I will share more information on how to get web traffic in the coming days, so stay tuned.

 

 

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      Posted November 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

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