How to Increase Traffic to your Website
Ok, so you have a website and are tired of observing your website statistics and don’t see any real result in generating traffic. Your site may look great but at the end of the day it is all about traffic, are you getting a return on your investment and more importantly relevant targeted traffic that converts.
We see it every time the primary challenge often faced by new internet marketers is a lack of traffic. It is very clear that if your website isn’t getting any traffic, you won’t generate any sales.
Relevant traffic is the lifeline of your online presence and you need to make a continuous effort to keep getting good traffic to your website. We’re going to show you some ideas for attracting more website visitors.
Nothing beats great content, It’s as simple as that. Good content is what sets your website apart from the masses and delivers the right message into the hearts and minds of your customers. The success of your website is determined primarily by its content.
All other components of your website (design, visuals, videos, etc.) provide a secondary support role. If you have effective taglines, great design will only enhance their effectiveness. The design itself does not sell. The content of your website should always begin with proper market research.
The search engines
Is your website indexed in the search engines? If not, have you submitted your website to the search engines? Search Engine Optimization is a strategy where you make your website easier to be found by the search engines. The search engine will look for the relevant keywords in your website and match the words the visitors type into the search engine.
By creating META Tags in your HTML, the search engine “robots” will target the META Tags of your website and match it with what the visitors are looking for.
Social media is now a power player in traffic generation. Now, if you have an organized site where you could easily share your post with several millions of people and have them heading to your site to read the content, wouldn’t you join and stick to the site?
With social media sites like Facebook, Youtube, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest, you have access to billions of potential readers who you can woo to visit your site.
According to HuffingtonPost, “Facebook has 1.55 billion active users, Youtube has 1 billion users, Google+ (540M users), Instagram (400M users), Twitter (320M users), Vine (200M users), Linkedin (100M users), and Pinterest (100M users).”
They have combined traffic strength of over 4 billion active users for you to harness. So you need to join these social media sites now if you haven’t done so. Once you’re there, join some relevant groups especially on Facebook and Pinterest. Then start sharing your posts consistently, but don’t spam the groups else, they’ll kick you out.
Maybe there are not quite as hot as some of the search engines but they do guarantee targeted traffic more or less instantly. Sign up for a pay-per-click program like AdWords and you’ll be getting traffic within fifteen minutes. Pay-per-click advertising options are present on independent content publishing websites too.
Involve yourself in Q&A sites
The answer is simple! Make sure you respond to questions which are related to your niche and people are looking for a knowledgeable person to answer them. Create a detailed post that answers the question and add your website link to connect with you further.
If your answers are super helpful, people will definitely follow those links back to your site. Question & answer sites are seen as the ‘Go-to’ sites for people who are searching for answers to questions troubling their minds.
Anyone who can provide trusted answers to those questions would also be seen as an expert in such fields.
How about creating an account on sites like Reddit.com, Yahoo! Answers, and Quora, and start providing helpful answers to questions related to your niche.
Well, we could have written 101 Ways of increasing traffic to your website but our main purpose was to give you exactly the important ones, you can use to increase traffic. we understand that most of you will find it challenging, but with all the strategies we’ve shared above, you can pretty much get the ball rolling.
Remember you don’t have to try all the tactics here at the same time, start from one and move on to the next one until you’ve gotten all the traffic you need.