Feel free to discuss your traffic strategies in the comment section below so that we can all benefit.
Let me kick start this discussion with 3 of my most successful website traffic strategies.
How to get more traffic to your website
Most of us will probably agree with me that the most commonly used is:
1 – Advertising
Here is a question for you: If you are totally new to a market, with no network, no JV partners, no customer and no leads, will you be able to establish a presence in the market?
You are right, one and probably the only way to get more traffic to your website is to actively promote your website on the social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and some forums. But that takes a lot of time and effort. Therefore a faster option would be to advertise.
There are 2 breeds of marketers when it comes to advertising:
- In the first category falls those who advertise with the aim of making sales in order to recover the advertising cost as soon as possible, and if possible with a good profit.
- The second type are those who advertise with the intention of building a network and/or a mailing list. Rapidly recuperate of the advertising outlay is secondary because the network they have built will eventually pay back the advertising costs and much more.
It is hard to say in which group of advertiser is best to be. But personally, I feel more comfortable by belonging in the second class. How about you? Where do you fit? Again, please do share your ideas in the comment area below.
2 – Search Engine Traffic
One good thing about search engine traffic is that it could be free and pretty manageable. The problem is that it costs time, money and know-how to buildup that traffic.
The SEO (Search Engine Optimization) game can be a long-term game (at least 6 – 12 months). Most people fail and quit because they are only looking and hoping for short-term results. As I have often discussed with my students, with the launch of Google Caffeine, the emphasis is now on site authority, and one of the major factors that determine site authority is the age of the website.
If you do not have the patience to, write quality contents, build links and be patient, then your answer is to leverage on authority sites that allow you to post articles, such as Squidoo, Ezinearticles and many more. These article submission websites have already established their authority and if your article is accepted to appear on it, with some proper link building effort, you can easily get it rank well in Google, and relatively fast. Then, you can attempt to redirect the traffic back to your website. The ‘route’ will be a little longer, but it is a good move because this traffic is free and tend to become long-term.
3 – Word-Of-Mouth
By experience, the best form of traffic has to be by word-of-mouth traffic. It is the best because it is free, and the best part is that you don’t have to worry whether Google will still like you tomorrow! (sorry Google).
Word-of-mouth is the true power of social networking at it purest state. Instead of you tactfully and subtly promoting your website on Facebook, Twitter, forums, etc., you now have other people recommending your website through all sorts of channels.
You could easily speed up the word-of-mouth process with a reliable referral program. This is something I have been recommending occasionally, but many marketers are still not having their own referral program, especially affiliate marketers.
Most affiliate marketers limit their traffic sources to just advertising, search engine and self-promotion in social medias.
Can marketers who promote other people’s products run their own affiliate programs? Of course they can, why not? In fact it should be the way.
You can always create a product that fills a demand in the market you intend to promote to, and recruit your own affiliates to promote that product while on the other hand, you promote other people’s products to the traffic that you receive. Understand?
There you have it, my best website traffic strategies. I have been using these 3 strategies since about 2007 to build a pretty stable online income.
And how do YOU get more traffic to your website?
How about you? Share with us your best traffic strategies. Even if it’s a repeat of the three I have discussed above, it’s still good to list it down and reveal your own experience. I thank you for your contribution in advance.
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