Everyone knows the number one thing you need to be successful online is traffic to your website. Of course you also need to have a valuable offer for your visitors – a reason for them to transact with you. Once the visitors arrive you can have them join your mailing list, purchase a product or subscribe to your RSS feed. So, the critical step is to generate a steady flow of visitors.
Here are some tips for generating website visitors:
These are the best and fastest ways to get free visitors coming to your site:
- Web 2.0 Sites
- Article Marketing
Let’s talk about each of these.
By web 2.0 we mean any site where the users actually create the content. These are great sites to work with because they allow you to participate in this content creation. Because these sites get so much traffic, Google and the other search engines treat these sites with greater importance in their algorithms. And that’s important to you because it means that Google and the other search engines treat links from these sites as more meaningful than links from other sites. And any links in your content that point to your own sites count as a strong “vote” in favor of your sites – lending you credibility in the search engines. This is the hidden benefit of using Web 2.0 sites. There are many more web 2.0 traffic tactics we don’t have time to get into here, but this will get you started.
The next thing we want to talk about is article marketing. This is because article websites are really web 2.0 site. In typical web 2.0 fashion, article sites rely on user-generated content (i.e. your articles). And because they are also considered authority sites by the search engines you get all the benefits of other web 2.0 sites just by putting your articles on them. And in addition to this, other users can take your article and place it on their own website. And because the terms of the directory say they have to include your “resource box” you get links back from all these other sites, too. If you want to generate traffic from articles follow these steps:
- Do your keyword research
- Write your article for the keywords you’ve chosen
- Hyperlink these keywords to your website – both in the content of the article and in your author’s info section.
Our discussion would not be complete without talking about video. Just like article directories, video sharing sites also rely on user-generated content. And just as article directories give you great SEO benefits and allow others to redistribute your content on their sites. video sharing sites give you all these same benefits. And if all that wasn’t enough, you also stand a much stronger chance of getting a high search engine ranking for the keywords you want with video than you do with text-based content.
Here are just a few video marketing tips:
- Sign up for YouTube
- When people view your videos, you want them to visit your site, so turn all the other modules in your profile off
- Use the tags in your profile to enter the keywords you want to rank for
- Make sure to include in your profile a link to your site
- Upload at least 1 video
- In the title, the description and the tags for each video, include your main keywords
If you want to get traffic to your site, then follow the advice in this article.