Ask anyone about how to get more traffic to your site, and they’ll tell you at least 100 different ways you can do this. However, even though there may be that many ways to get traffic to your website, there may be a few you’ve overlooked.
Here are ten ways you can start getting more traffic to your site without it costing you and arm and a leg.
Share On Your Facebook Wall
I know this may sound like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to do this. Although it may not be a lot of traffic at first, it is certainly a good start.
Start a Twitter Contest
This could be a traffic tip you haven’t heard of before. I couldn’t possibly cover all the details about this in this short post, but there as an awesome blog post over at Mashable that does.
Upload a How To or Informational video at YouTube with a link coming back to your website. If your video should go viral, than the amount of traffic coming to your site could be incredible! Speaking of viral videos…
Viral Video Marketing
When creating your video, think of something totally unique, “drop dead” funny or even controversial to share. Don’t do what everyone else is doing, be original and think outside the box. For example, I watched a video one time where this guy looked exactly like a news anchorman on the news. However, even though he looked dead serious and never cracked a smile while talking, the stuff coming out of his mouth was hilarious. Honestly, I don’t know he kept a straight face through the entire 10 minute video, it was that funny.
Figure out what works best for you and run with it!
Optimize your site
Optimizing your site for search engines (SEO) – will increase your chances of getting more traffic to your website, simply because the content on your site matches those keywords and phrases people use when performing a search. Just remember, the content on your site is more important than the keywords you may enter in your site code. Most search engines do not even take those into consideration any more.
By posting to your blog consistently, it conditions people to the days and times that you usually post. The end result is that they will begin “keeping an eye out” for your article to arrive.
It’s Okay to Stray
Don’t be apprehensive about straying from your usual topics and post something about current events, for example. And if you can tie that event into something related to what you usually post about, that’s okay too. Another reason is that most people search for something related to a current event almost daily, which can get more traffic coming to your site also.
One way to get more backlinks, is to network with other bloggers and encourage them to post a link to your site. However, the best way still is to create content that is link worthy to gain backlinks.
Promote Your Site Offline
Ask your family, friends and people you meet at conventions or other functions to visit your website. If you don’t have business cards to handout to people you meet who ask you what you do, then get some!
When posting in forums or even in your reply emails, be sure to include your URL in your signature file so you can direct traffic to your site that way.
Put these 10 ways to get more traffic to your site to work for you and you’ll begin to see an increase in traffic. It may just be a trickle at first, but the longer you stay with it the more it grows over time.
Be good to yourself,