Traffic Generation Tips
Everyone knows the number one thing you need to be successful online is traffic to your website. Obviously, this assumes you actually have a reason for wanting this traffic. After getting the traffic you just need to convert it into subscribers and customers . . . but that’s the easy part. So, the critical step is to generate a steady flow of visitors.
How, then do you get traffic to your site?
These are the best and fastest ways to get free visitors coming to your site:
- Web 2.0 Methods
- Article Websites
- Video Sites
OK, so how do they work?
Web 2.0 Sites
A Web 2.0 site gives its users the ability to interact with each other and create the site’s content together. The exciting thing about Web 2.0 sites is that you get to add your own content and it becomes part of these sites. The other interesting thing about these sites is that all the search engines (including Google) treat them as “authority sites”. Which means the content on them gets “indexed” faster and with more weight. So, if you place links to your own site inside your content, you get a search engine ranking benefit from those links. That’s the real benefit of adding content to this sites – search engine ranking means ongoing free traffic. 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. Article sites are in essence web 2.0 websites. Article directories are sites where users (including you) can upload articles they have written. And just like other web 2.0 sites, you get all the SEO benefits from having your content on them. And in addition to this, other users can take your article and place it on their own website. And in return for getting to use your content, these other users include links back to your website that gives you further search engine ranking and more free traffic. If you want to generate traffic from articles follow these steps:
- Figure out what keywords you want to go after
- 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.
And finally, we need to talk about getting traffic from videos. Here to we’re really looking at a web 2.0 sub-category. And it carries all the same benefits of article marketing. 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
- Put relevant “tags” in your profile
- Make sure to include in your profile a link to your site
- Add at least one video to your profile
- For each video use your keywords in the tags, the descriptions and the title
This is a great overview to get your started generating massive traffic to your site.
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