How to Get Visitors to Your Website

Many of our clients ask about how to get visitors to their websites. So in the next few blog articles, we’re going to talk a little about some of the different ways you can start driving online traffic to your website and get more visitors.

We will assume you have a nicely designed and user-friendly website and now all you need is to start generating traffic to it. When it comes to driving eyeballs to the site, there are numerous ways to do this — some free and some not.  Whether or not you decide to pay for traffic or hunt down free traffic is a decision you will have to make and may also depend on what kind of budget you have.

Here are a few of the top free ways to get visitors.

Write articles and then submit them to article directories.

This is known as article marketing and if you write an exceptional article it could go global and bring you more free traffic than you can imagine. Writing and submitting articles is one of the best ways to generate fast online traffic and you can increase your results by offering your readers a free, quality report to lure them back to your website.

Online directories are an often neglected source for getting free traffic. If you submit your site to a website directory you can increase the impact your website has. Search engines like websites that make a good impression and have a positive impact. So, basically the better quality the site your backlink comes from the more benefit to you.

Become a guest on someone’s blog.

Bloggers need good content and you can supply it. Quality posts will get you recognized as an expert in your field or niche and if your posts get approved by the blog owner, you can leave a backlink to your website. Forums are basically the same thing and you can leave a backlink to your website in the signature section on
the forum.

Start your own blog.

If you haven’t already, every small business should have a blog, . Search engines will love you if you have a quality blog of your own. With your own blog you can voice your own opinions about anything and everything concerning the product or service you offer. You can use your creativity to get people to come see for themselves what you are all about. To get the most out of your blog it is important to make frequent posts. You also want to make sure that you include keywords in your blog posts.

Make a video.

Making an informational video is a great way to increase traffic to your website. Make sure to keep things interesting and on topic. If you are camera shy, there are many, screen capture software products you can use to make a how-to video, which can offer your viewers a chance to look over your shoulder as you perform a certain task. A lot of people need to be walked through things before they can actually do them themselves.

Any of these tips and suggestions will help you optimize your website with all the major search engines and generate more traffic all targeted to your product or service. We have more ideas on driving qualified traffic to your site in the next few blog posts, so sign up to get our newsletter (or get our RSS feed) and never miss an article.

 



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