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. After getting the traffic you just need to convert it into subscribers and customers . . . but that’s the easy part. The most crucial aspect of this process is getting the visitors to your site.
Here are some tips for generating website visitors:
Here’s a short list of great, free traffic generating methods:
- Web 2.0 Methods
- Article Websites
And here’s how to use each method…
Web 2.0 is the name given to websites that get their content from their users. What this means for you is that you can join into the community and add your own content. And because of the highly interactive and popular nature of these sites, Google and other search engines “index” their content regularly. The benefit of this to you is that your content is now considered as part of these sites. By placing links to your websites in this content you’ve created, you get traffic from the site and search engine ranking for the keywords you choose. 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. In typical web 2.0 fashion, article sites rely on user-generated content (i.e. your articles). Just as with the other web 2.0 sites, having your content included gives you immediate traffic and search engine ranking. But you also get the extra benefit of other users taking your article and putting it on their site. And along with your article, they have to include your author information and a link back to you – so you get more free traffic and SEO benefits. Here are a couple article marketing traffic tips:
- Do your keyword research
- Tailor the content of your article for the keywords
- Be sure to link to your site on the keywords you’ve chosen. Do this inside the article itself and in your author’s bio.
The last of this group is video marketing. Just like article directories, video sharing sites also rely on user-generated content. And it carries all the same benefits of article marketing. And in addition to this, because Google and the others love video so much, you can get listed for highly competitive keywords much more easily.
Here are just a few video marketing tips:
- Sign up for YouTube
- Turn off all the modules in your account profile
- Add tags to your profile
- Make sure to include in your profile a link to your site
- Add at least one video to your profile
- In the title, the description and the tags for each video, include your main keywords
If you take action on the items listed here you’ll have free traffic in no time.