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      Best Methods to Get Traffic to Your Website

      How to get Internet traffic is what every Internet business person wants to know when a new website is created.

      Most people have the wrong impression that merely creating an attractive, informative, and convenient website will attract hundreds of visitors, and the business will take off successfully. While this process of creating a comprehensive and alluring website is essential, successful Internet marketing demands that you are able to attract relevant visitors who will find the products or services matching their requirements, and who will ultimately become buyers.

      It is obvious that, if there are no visitors to a site, there will be no customers even if the site is of a high quality. Many Internet businesses have failed because they could not generate enough traffic to their websites. Generating high website traffic is, therefore, essential. Some guidelines on how to get Internet traffic are enumerated below.

      Best Methods to Attract More Traffic to Your Website

      1. Obtaining a High Search Engine Ranking

      When a person is looking for products or services, he feeds his requirements into a search engine like Google. Web pages that contain links to different websites providing information regarding the topic open up immediately. The first reaction of the person making the search is always to open the top websites appearing on the first page. The position of the websites is known as search engine ranking, and boosting it is the first step to maximize traffic to any site.

      The different ways in which search engine rankings can be improved are known as search engine optimization techniques, and these need to be taken into consideration and executed while the website is being developed.

      These include identifying keywords and keyword phrases that are relevant to the products or services your website is offering, and that are specific enough to attract the maximum number of relevant website traffic.

      You can improve your website rankings by applying both on-page and off-page search engine optimization techniques:

      On-page techniques:

      - Optimize your page titles and meta tags

      - Include, within the page that is targeting the keyword, multiple occurrences of your target keyword.

      - Use headings (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 and h6) to highlight your target keywords.

      - Optimize image alt tags

      - Set up your website urls so that they include keywords

      - Link to all your main target pages from all pages on your site, using anchor text that is keyword rich (for example, if you are selling speakers, have a link on every page of your site that links to your speakers category using link anchor "best speakers" or "cheap high-performance speakers", depending on which keywords you are targeting).

      Off-page techniques:

      - Obtain keyword rich back links from sites that are related to your website, or from directories, forums and blogs.

      Other techniques that can be helpful include:

      - using a keyword-focused domain name that also describes the activities of the business;

      - using only static urls, and not dynamic page-rendering language;

      - ensuring that relevant keywords appear on all pages of the website;

      - keeping the URL in lower case;

      - registering your domain name for at least five years, because most search engines trust such domains more;

      - redirect a purchased, aged domain to your base domain.

      All the above steps will help in getting higher search engine rankings, which will automatically increase the traffic and result in higher sales.

      2. Article Marketing

      Another answer to how to get Internet traffic is provided by the process of article marketing. Article marketing is a very effective, low-cost strategy. All that needs to be done is to write simple, informative articles related to the products or services that your business deals in, and have them published on search engines. These articles should contain useful tips and advice, so that the reader gets the information he/she was seeking, leading them to visit the website of the author that wrote the article (you, of course). This will also help you build up back links to your site, which will in turn increase your search engine rankings and traffic even further.

      As you publish more articles on article directories, search engines, websites, newsletters and blogs, your exposure as a writer on the Internet will increase, which will earn you expert status. The readers and search engines will then begin to trust your articles and content more, leading to more traffic, referrals and conversions. The biggest advantage of this technique is that most of the traffic will be from those people who are interested in the products and services that your website offers.

      3. Social Media Marketing

      The effectiveness of article marketing can be greatly enhanced if it is combined with social networking. This strategy envisages setting up accounts with the main social media sites, and with social networking sites related to your industry, to then publish tips related to your products, as well as articles, which will be promoted to your group of followers as soon as you publish them. Social media has the power of generating instant awareness about a new product or service, because in addition to being announced to your network of close friends, their followers will also be notified if your friends tag your tips and articles, which will generate even more buzz and potentially instant worldwide awareness.

      You can set up your social media accounts to cross publish between them. For example, you can set up your Twitter account to auto post to your Facebook account, saving you previous marketing time. The key here is not to spam your network, only notify them about content that is highly entertaining or related to their interests.

      4. Forum Marketing:

      In order to get web traffic on a daily basis, forum marketing is another very effective strategy. It is necessary to find forums that are related to the genre of your website’s products or services. Before joining such forums, you should make sure that they have a high number of frequent users. Once you have joined the forum, don't market your products or services straight away. Instead contribute to the forum for some time, pay any advertising fees if required, and you will then find that your promotional messages will be much more believable, they won't be flagged as spam, and you will convert much better. Time consuming? Yes, but forums can turn out to be your top referrers if you implement the strategy properly, they are relatively inexpensive (they require your time investment), and once you are established you can focus mainly on your marketing rather than on contributing content to the forum.

      5. Link Building

      Link building is one of the most effective techniques for search engine optimization and higher rankings and traffic. Find sites that are related to your niche, and ask them to link to your site in exchange for free content, a payment, or a reciprocal link. You can also use article distribution for this purpose.

      6. Directories With High Page Rankings

      You should try to get your links and articles published on sites that have high page rankings in the major search engines. This will open the opportunity to receive a large volume of traffic, because high ranking sites tend to have their internal pages ranked higher too. This means that any links or content that you submit to those sites is also likely to rank high, which will lead to more referrals to your website through the author's box.

      7. Blogs

      Another important search engine optimization technique relates to obtaining back links from blogs. By submitting relevant and informative comments on blogs related to your target market, you can obtain one way back links inexpensively. In addition, because the blogs or blog posts are closely related to your target market and keywords, they offer an opportunity to attract relevant traffic to your website.

      8. Other Strategies for Getting Traffic

      The other solutions to the question of how to get Internet traffic to your website include the following. Your website should have good-quality content added at regular intervals. This leads visitors to your website to remain on your site for longer, which increases your website's ranking score with search engines.

      It is also important to get professional search engine marketing (SEM) consultation in order to get a higher search engine ranking. Contrary to common perception, this is not a very expensive proposition.

      Installing a blog on your website (you can obtain one for free from WordPress.org) to make announcements and updates, and to connect it to your social media accounts, can also help boost your website traffic.

      The last strategy is to promote your website offline. Your website address should be a part of every piece of material that you send out. Promotion should also be done locally and through word of mouth in order to create greater awareness about your website and its products.

      These are the main strategies that address the question of how to increase Internet traffic to your website. However, don't go chasing traffic quite yet. First, cover your basis by doing research into the types of keywords that your customers are using to find your products or services. Use keyword research tools like the Google Keyword Tool or WordTracker to identify this information before you begin optimizing your website for higher search engine rankings. Don't stop at two word keyword, dig deeper to find niche 3 or 4 word search strings; longer search terms generally have a much higher conversion rate, because they are specific and therefore more likely to return exactly what the searcher was looking for. Rank high for the right long tail keywords, and your conversions will prosper.
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      Thanks for these points - really interesting article.
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      Sounds good, action hard. need specialized person to handle... Money invest....

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      I was doing this myself, but its very hard an taking plenty of time.

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      It is really a nice article covering almost every part of SEO. Great work.

      But I will also like to know how to make effective use of Q&A sites and youtube as I heard about them as they are also a nice source of traffic but don't know the perfect way to use them. It would be of great help if you could just tell me about them.

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      Hi Josephine,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      Q&A or Question and Answer sites can be categorized into four groups.

      Social: Facebook, Answers, Ardvark, Quora etc.

      It’s main essence is social interaction. Questions may be asked, answered and comments can be left. Social Q&A sites can be used to place links, create traffic and branding.

      Standard: Askville, Yahoo! answers, Fluther, Stackexchange etc.

      Here we get specific answers to questions often voted best by users. And again they are used for links, traffic and branding.

      How to guides: Wikihow, eHow, How stuff works etc.

      Learning new things and leaving comments is the main essence of these sites and they are mainly used for creating traffic.

      Q&A search engines: Ask.com, Wolphram Alpha, True knowledge etc.

      Search queries and rank results. You can use them to find specific answers. Again traffic can be created using these sites.


      There are three main reasons why Q&A sites rank high.

      Variety of results:
      For each search, google offers different types of websites and content. So if you would do a search for “Happy days” the results would bring up different kinds of websites and content: Wikipedia, Music, Video (Youtube), News sites etc. Q&A websites are an independent group of content within results which might be ranked high for many queries.

      Users updating content:
      On forums, communities and Q&A sites people love sharing their knowledge and other people add comments or answers to that. Because new content is being created continuously Google will index and prioratize it over “dead” pages. Also things like ranking, scoring and voting make these pages very valuable.

      On-page optimization:
      Pages on Q&A sites include various elements which play the most important role in on-page optimization. Titles, Descriptions, Related tags and text include the main keywords for specific questions. Interlinking supports the optimization level by using “related questions” on each page, “recent answers” in profiles and main categories.


      Now to make good use of these websites you can just start searching the most popular questions related to your websites keywords and start giving some valuable answers. In addition to this you can place links in the text to drive targeted traffic and increase your backlinks profile.

      Obviously you should start using Q&A sites which are already ranked high.

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      Lots of work need to be done.. and yea this sorts of methods needs much time..

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      SEO methods are really time consuming. If one wants to do it him or herself, Its sounds really easy but very hard to perform. So i think to get SEO services is the best method to overcome tension and hard work. Ya i know money matters.

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      your post deserves a two thumbs up it summarizes what a webmaster should know on how to optimize his website

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      Thanks nice info, email marketing & social media marketing is what i would also add.

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