How to increase traffic to your website

Growing the number of first time visitors, and building return visits to your website can be done using several approaches. Here are a few methods that will help you to increase the traffic to your website.

Growing the number of first time visitors, and building return visits to your website can be done using several approaches.  Here are a few methods that will help you to increase the traffic to your website.

Website Keywords and Search Engines. Look at your website and check if the “title” “description” and “keywords” meta tags are added to your website pages. These are important in making sure your website is indexed by search engines like Google and Yahoo. In the text of your page – especially your home page – use the words that best describe you and the needs of your target audience as part of the body text. After all this is done – register the site with Google, Yahoo and other major search engines. All these have free submission forms but there is no guarantee how long it will take. Keep reviewing your statistics and you will see when you start getting traffic from search engines. Look at the keywords people are using to find your site and refine these keywords on your pages.

Email Newsletters and Announcements. Tell the people on your list(s) about your website and what they can find there and why they should visit. Add a signup form on the site and some incentive for people to sign up for your newsletter. Your newsletter and announcements will really build your RETURN visits to the website. Remember that people may visit thousands of websites and even if they like you on their first visit – they need to be reminded to return.

Links. Links from other websites to you build credibility and also improve your position in the search engines. These are called in-bound links. If you have a resource or links page on your site – you can link out to useful sites – and then contact the other website owner and ask them to link to you. If you have affiliates, partners, sponsors, or other relationships – send them the link to your website, your logo and a key phrase and ask if they will add your link to their website.

Signature File. Add your website address to your email signature file. Make this also an organization policy and have everyone create a standard signature file that includes the website link. Include the website address also in any paper correspondence, flyers, brochures, advertisements, articles and PR and of course your business card.

Online Social Networks. Create your own presence on the large social networking sites such as Facebook page and group and LinkedIN. Participate in the groups and discussion forums and include your website as part of your profile.

Using these methods you can increase the traffic to your website – but do remember that your website must be engaging and interesting to the person and have some appropriate calls to action – or your efforts will bring traffic but not help you in achieving your objectives.

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  • I want to add one thing that I feel is at least as important as everything else you said.

    Offer Something Relevant

    Be it unique information, relevant content or a white paper on the top 10 things you need to know about your industry, make the offer. It won’t work alone to get people to show up to your site, but it is a better reason to go than a link.

  • hi, interesting information you got on web sites, but can you make money or on this technology? i’m not tolking rich but supplemental income. Which is better HTML or PHP or Flash? What i mean is easier to build/create? thanks, good post

    • Hello – Thanks for your comment. Re making money on the technology – the technology is a tool. But you need to plan your market, product, and how you reach your market through a variety of methods. Personally I think FLASH can be used effectively for a product demo or for a sales pitch – but it isnt good as a method to build a whole site as it isnt effective for the search engines and is often slow to load. Some people dont have the softare. PHP or HTML both can be used to create effective websites. Hope this helps / Denise

  • I wanted to express my appreciation for your post and also to let you know that I’m having trouble getting your site to work in Internet Explorer. However, if I switch over to Firefox which I don’t normally use, everything seems to work ok. Could be a problem with one of your plugins, or perhaps it’s on my end.

  • Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner,I found that to be more helpful well let me know how it turns out. Keep up the great works guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information.. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.

    • Thanks for your comment. Yes – I intend to add videos to some of the blog postings. I agree these can be useful for some of the concepts and tips.

  • You know it’s posts like this that can definitely spur people on to grasp about this. I found it to be pretty informative. I will be coming back here for more reading as I really enjoyed this!

  • I have made some decent money using my three main blogs with Google AdSense. But here is a great method I have been using to make money online. I purchased a digital product from the ClickBank marketplace and reviewed the product. Once I did this, I followed what I read to see if I would get the same results the writer did. I did a short video teaching others what I learned and then made a recommendation to purchase the product at the end of the video. Of course, I only created a video for the products that actually worked for me. Since these products did work for me, by watching and following the video, you will also benefit by seeing a dramatic increase in conversions. Then I recommended this product through my own affiliate link. This way I could earn commissions on what others sold. The best way I found to do this was to purchase a meaningful and memorable domain name and redirect the domain to my affiliate link. Then overlay that link in the video. I usually post my videos on my blogs and send it to my mailing lists to make money. But if you don’t have a list, then upload it to YouTube and everal other video sharing sites to make you commissions. It’s a great technique that’s worked for me.

    Dalelorenzo Johnson