In this article, we will discuss some tried and tested strategies that can help you get more traffic to your website. However, what you do with these strategies lies entirely up to you, and we cannot make any guarantees. That said; persistent efforts on the following lines will certainly bring good results. (Note: we assume you already know the basics of website building. Otherwise, click here).
1. Provide unique, valuable high quality content
This is the most important tip to help you get more traffic to your website. Unfortunately, it is also an oft over-looked one. Owning a large, well established high quality website is important for your long term survival given the fact that every day, millions of low-quality sites get established in the virtual world. Even Google has advertised to publish unique, relevant and high quality content that will help people solve problems. You must also keep adding content- a minimum of 2 articles per week in order to maintain the results.
2. It is all in the domain name
Choose a good domain name-one that will be remembered. You can use free tools like Whois.net to see which domain names are available. You might also want to buy all similar sounding domain names like, for example, easyways.net and easyway.net are similar sounding. Here, your aim should be to help people remember that you are .net instead of .com so people do not confuse it.
3. Image SEO
This is one of the easiest ways to increase traffic to your website. If your site is image based, add the keywords in the ALT TEXT Tab of the images. You will be surprised how many people come to your site by searching images alone.
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It all boils down to this. You have to give people what they are searching for- how else would they find you? So, do the research using the Google Keyword Tool as well as others like soovle to find out what people are searching for across search engines.
5. Improve your Page titles
Your page titles should be written for humans and search engines, if you want to get more traffic to your website. You can go to Google and type site:yourwebsitenamehere.com and see which pages come on top. You will get many ideas how to change and name your page titles. This is one of the best ways to increase your site traffic.
6. Submit to directories
You must get high quality links from top rated directories like Yahoo! etc as well as others listed here to rank higher in search engines. This will automatically increase the traffic to your site. You must also submit your site to niche directories-so, if your site is related to health, you will need to find the health related directories. Here is a good post related to this topic. You must also submit articles to article directories. Ezine Articles is one of the best free resources for submitting articles.
7. Write a guest blog
Ask any top affiliate marketer his/her secret to getting more traffic and the answer would be that s/he gets links from related sites with high PR (page rank). So post your articles on other websites with similar content but are ranking higher than yours. To the search engines, such links look more important than links that come from mini directories on mini sites.
8. Write for newsletters
This is another easy way to get more traffic to your website. You can write for several newsletters or just one; either way your site would be a winner. Make sure the articles you offer are genuinely useful. You can submit small hints with links back to your site on the newsletter. This will guarantee you traffic for years to come.
9. Use your keyword each time you create an online profile
Every time you create an online profile, make sure you advertise your site and your keywords-be it through forums, LinkedIn and other social sites.
10. Reprint your articles on other sites
Many sites write curated content which means they link back to your site by re-writing part of the article you have written. Give permission to such sites if you get requests of this sort.
11. Publish your own weekly/monthly newsletter
A weekly newsletter published weekly and sent out to readers every Friday can help. You will need to create email database for this purpose. When writing the newsletter, ask yourself: How can I make this more useful?
12. Publish e-Books and mini courses or tutorials
People will keep coming back to your site if you have courses and eBook tutorials teaching them what they wish to learn. This is a surefire method of bringing traffic to your site for years to come.
13. Write Testimonials
If you love a product or service that you have used, you can write to the author/owner of the site and ask him/her to publish the testimonial with a link back to your own site. Most would love to and this is a great way of putting your website out there!
14. Use forums
Visit forums pertaining to your niche and answer questions there. Then link back to your website. Please make sure the forum rules allow links to be posted since many do not. Some forums allow posting of free ads as well- use it!
15. Press releases
If you have had an event or launch of a new product, you can write PRs with your keywords and submit it to PR sites. Who knows- you may even get a call for doing an interview for the newspaper!
16. Blog is a must
A blog is a must for traffic. Keep the blog articles between 500-750 words. Post regularly. You can use a light, friendly tone to post daily or weekly. Make sure the blogs are personable and help entertain, inform and attract visitors. This is an essential tip to get more traffic to your site. Make it easy for people to share your blog by adding social plugins. You can also encourage readers to subscribe to RSS feed.
17. Remove broken links
Search Engines do not like broken links-so remove them. You can use tools like FreeBrokenLinkFinder to remove these dead links.
18. Use social media to promote the site
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc are great places to get traffic from. Set these pages up and tweet your content. Use hashtags to advertise your keywords. Tag people you know will read your posts and share them. Try to write viral content.This will help increase traffic to your website.
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19. Use podcasts and videos
Both these tools can help increase traffic to your website by helping people solve problems or know about your services/products. This is also essential to show them that you are serious about this business.
20. Check internal links
Search engines love internal linking. So, try and link to relevant content elsewhere on the site. From time to time, analyze how your pages are linked to each other. You want more links to come in to pages that matter than to pages that aren’t so important or do not generate income.
In the next part of this article, we will consider 20 easy ways to get even more traffic to your website.