In the world of internet marketing, there is one thing that every webmaster needs in order to be successful, traffic, without traffic you cannot make sales for your products, get clicks on your adsense ads, gain email subscribers or anything else that you may wish to achieve with your website. Traffic is the lifeline of every website on the internet.
The following seven methods for generating traffic are proven to achieve results and most can be implemented immediately:
Writing articles is an excellent way for generating traffic and back links to a website and it is also completely free to do. Writing a short, 400 – 900 word article does not take long to do and can bring in a lot of traffic if written well and distributed well. You should come up with a good title for your article as that is the part that entice the reader to view your article and you should give the reader a good reason to visit your website in the resource box. Submit your articles to as many article directories as you can and it may also be a good idea to contact publishers directly to ask if they would like to use it on their website or email list.
Many webmaster have link exchange programs and are constantly looking for websites they can exchange links with, this is another free way to build traffic and back links to a website. Search for websites that are related to yours and simply ask the owner if they would like to exchange links with you. You should use anchor text for your link as this will help search engine rankings.
Joint ventures have the power to drive thousands of visitors to a website if done correctly. You should give your partner a good reason to promote your site and make it as easy as possible for them by providing ready made promotional tools such as articles, emails, signatures and so on. Find website owners that have the ability to send you a lot of traffic and then simply give them a good reason to do so. High commissions and extra incentives work well.
There are thousands of discussion forums on the internet for many, many different subjects and these can be used to drive traffic to a website. Most forums allow you to include a “signature” with your posts that can include a link to your website therefore every time you make a post, you gain exposure for your link. The best way to use forums for traffic is to simply become a valuable member of the community by participating in the discussions and contributing good information.
Pay per click traffic can be practically instant and can be extremely profitable if used wisely and carefully. You create an ad in a pay per click search engine and every time it is displayed and someone clicks on it, you pay a small amount. The most important part of using pay per click traffic is to calculate your return on investment and decide if it is worth doing.
A lot of the Ezine and newsletter publishers allow people to place ads in their emails for an upfront fee, if you can find a good email list with a lot of subscribers and a good response rate then it may be worthwhile paying for an ad in it. You can find these publishers through search engines and other related websites. A good idea is to join the list before you place an ad and see how good the quality is and decide if you think it would be profitable to have an ad in it.
Blogging is another completely free method of generating traffic to a website, you can get a free blog at blogger.com and they will host it for you. Post good quality information to your blog on a regular basis and always remember to ping your posts at pingoat.com as this will help in driving traffic to it.
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