5 Tips on Getting More Traffic To Your Site
Today, people can market their product to millions of people all over the world by activating an online marketing campaign. That’s the good news. The challenge is that solid online marketing does take time. The days of keyword stuffing and hacking SEO tricks are mostly over. Google is super smart, and they will only get smarter. In this article, we are going to discuss 5 tips on how to get more traffic to your website. Remember, it takes time. But if you stick to it, results will be evident month by month, and after a year, your site will be attracting serious traction.
In every area of business and life, the fundamentals must be mastered. In the world of online marketing, there is nothing more fundamental than raw, original content on your website. The best way to achieve this regular generation of content is to create a blog in conjunction with your site. The specific nature of your business will significantly impact the style of the blog.
Become The Authority
The beautiful thing about the internet is that it is an equal opportunity space. If you have mastery over a specific subject matter and you begin to create content and make it available on your website, it will gain web traffic as Google recognized it over time. It’s difficult to build a strong web traffic presence if the material is lackluster. Build a strong foundation by becoming the voice of authority concerning your business and service. This will be the foundation that allows your web traffic to consistently and organically grow over time.
First, begin visiting websites that relate to yours and begin making honest, valuable comments on articles. Become known on the site. Then, after 1 or 2 months, contact the site administrator with a Guest Post idea for their website and pitch them. If you have been a regular contributor in comments to the website, then chances are high they will consider publishing your guest post. This can lead to dramatic increases in web traffic as people visit your site from the guest post. This is also why incredible content is so important—once these new visitors visit your site once, your material needs to be engaging enough that they stay. Never forget the fundamentals.
Youtube is a traffic sourcing heaven. If you have value to add to people either through a product or service, buy a $99 flipcam and start shooting videos. If you lock in and shoot just a 10 minute video every day for 6 months, you will probably have more video content on Youtube than most of your competitors, and this has the potential to drive significant traffic to your site.
Running a marketing campaign via Google and Facebook ads is a great idea because you can experiment for minimal cost in order to determine whether it will work. Start out by buying a few pay-per-click ads on both Google and Facebook to see what the return is. If you sell a product for $100 and you spend $50 in marketing and sell 1 product through your merchant accounts, you may have a gold mine on your hands. Not to mention all the additional web traffic that is being built up.
Remember to always follow the fundamentals—have a great product or service and create consistent, original content for your website. If you do that and follow these online marketing tips, your web traffic will grow substantially over time.
This is a guest post by Danielle Thomas. She graduated from Smeal College of Business at the University of Penn State. She is currently a freelance writer and covers a wide range of topics for MerchantSeek.com.
Posted on: November 26, 2012
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