Making Sure Your Website Gets Traffic

In today’s internet-driven world, most business owners set up a website to draw in more customers. However, just having a website isn’t enough. You have to know how to drive traffic to your website and clinch sales. Here are some techniques to do just that.

Write, And Write More

Posting articles on your website is one of the best ways of getting website traffic. The minimum for an article should be about 300 words, but 500 to 1,000 is recommended. This gives you enough opportunity to get the reader’s attention, make a few points, and insert a call to action. This also tells Google that you have an active website, and will in turn help your website hold it’s place in search.

Writing for different related websites can help too, as long as you have a link pointing back to your site. As people click to read your article, they usually will follow through to your website. This moves you up in the rankings with the search engines also.

Social Bookmarking

Every blog entry you write should be bookmarked on your social sites. Every page of your website should also be bookmarked. This might get seem to be very time consuming, but you’ll reap the benefits as more and more people become aware of your content and website. Social networking is one of the best ways to get free advertising, and by bookmarking your content, you get the word out about your business.

Write Reviews

Amazon, Revoo, and Epinions are great places to get started writing reviews. By reviewing products and publications in your field, you increase your exposure and reputation as an expert. Each time you write a review, make sure to include your URL. This is also a good tactic when you watch a YouTube video or read comments in forums. Be honest, and positive when possible. Your name will get “out there”, and it doesn’t cost you a dime.

Give Stuff Away

Select something from your business that you can give away, and list it on free sites. To get the free offer, the potential customer has to follow the link to your website, and sign up for your free newsletter, or regular emails. When they respond to your call of action, you build your contact list, and they get their free product or service.

Create a Signature Line

Your email should have a signature line that contains your URL. Every email you send out will give people the opportunity to follow a link to your website. And, follow it, they will. You will find a significant increase in traffic to your site once you include a link in your signature line.

Write Blogs

Your website is a perfect place for a blog. You can share your expertise and attract attention from established and prospective customers simply by talking about what you do. You can also link to it from other people’s blogs, and build up brand recognition.

It seems like a great deal of writing goes into your website traffic, but it will certainly make a difference.

 

Comments

  1. Latasha  March 1, 2014

    Greetings! Quick question that’s totally off topic.
    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog
    looks weird when browsing from my apple iPhone. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct this issue.
    If you have any suggestions, please share. Appreciate it!

    reply
    • Smith Backer  April 15, 2014

      You should use responsive design for your website. This should fix your issue.

      reply
  2. Mable  March 3, 2014

    I have learn some excellent stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking
    for revisiting. I wonder how so much effort you put to make this kind of wonderful informative web
    site.

    reply
  3. Elmo  March 6, 2014

    We stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I might as well check things out.

    I like what I see so i am just following you.
    Look forward to looking at your web page yet again.

    reply
  4. Vani  March 6, 2014

    I’m extremely impressed along with your writing
    talents as smartly as with the structure to your blog. Is this a paid subject or did you modify it your
    self? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is uncommon to peer a nice blog like
    this one today..

    reply
  5. Lucien  March 7, 2014

    Exceptional post however , I was wondering if you could
    write a little more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate
    a little bit further. Kudos!

    reply
  6. Frank  March 12, 2014

    Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any
    issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months
    of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

    reply
    • Smith Backer  April 15, 2014

      You can restore your blog by asking your web hosting provider. A good hosting company do provide backup services.

      reply
  7. Marina  March 12, 2014

    In order to earn cash from paid writing jobs, adopt any of the following options since they are quick, easy ways to make money through
    content writing. Their perspectives and point of views are of a priority in the blogosphere.
    In fact you are simply going to need to create a blog.

    reply
  8. Cleveland  April 11, 2014

    I read this paragraph completely concerning the resemblance
    of hottest and earlier technologies, it’s amazing
    article.

    reply

Add a Comment