Building your online business, be it an affiliate marketing product or your own business will heavily rely on one main ingredient, hits to your website, blog, social media pages (otherwise know as traffic)
Definition: Website traffic refers to web users who visit a website. Web traffic is measured in visits, sometimes called “sessions,” and is a common way to measure an online business effectiveness at attracting an audience.
Simply putting your website on the internet and crossing your fingers will not generate you much, if any traffic to your website, unless you have the best SEO manager and Keyword specialist, so this means that we, as website owners, bloggers, businesses, have to roll up our sleeves and do some work.
Below are 10 quick ways to get traffic to your site and start generating some income.
Share On Your Facebook Wall
As simple as this may sound, this is something that will certainly get instant traffic to your site. Though it may not be a lot, it is certainly a good start. You should remember that your posts need to be relevant and interesting, Never post the full content as this eliminates the need for people to actually visit your site. (see this post for more information on generating traffic from Facebook)
If you are able to start a contest on Twitter, this will definitely get some attention towards your website with ReTweets. This is a very simple but effective method of generating traffic. I wrote an article about doing the same for Facebook which will be easily transferable to Twitter which is the same link as above)
YouTube is a powerful method of getting more traffic to your site. Providing you are posting videos that are relevant and have interesting content and have them link back to your site. This will add more sources of traffic and will also be a platform for viral video marketing. Lots of people are concerned about doing video marketing however my post “YouTube Hijacking” will show you how to generate traffic without any of your own videos.
Viral Video Marketing
If you are able to think of a unique and funny way to make a viral video, it will certainly be a great way to get instant traffic. This can lead to millions of hits and so this is certainly a good place to look. Viral videos can be of anything that is ‘shareable’ something you may find that you instantly wanted to share because it was funny for example could be a good way to start generating traffic especially if you find a way to link it back to your site or social media page. A good place to look for trending content is WhatsTrending.com. Whatstrending.com is a daily, live, interactive television show hosted by Shira Lazar that appears on YouTube covering the trending videos and personalities on YouTube. You can also check out BuzzFeed.com. Buzzfeed is an American Internet media company based in New York City who’s website curates all of the trending posts into a searchable form so you can always find something that’s worth sharing, remember though, although they are ‘trending’ if you get in early enough you can create posts that most of your contacts may not have already seen.
Optimize your site for search engines
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine’s unpaid results—often referred to as “natural”, “organic”, or “earned” results.
If you optimize your website for search engines, you will be able to gain more traffic from people searching those particular keywords. This is an extremely powerful tool and will lead to a lot of traffic. It is something that I suggest all website owners learns to do. There are many SEO experts out there who will charge you an arm and a leg to do this because they know just how powerful it can be for your site.
Consistency is something I have spoken about in other posts, it is so important to build your presence online by posting and staying in contact with your followers regularly, it will lead to more people seeing the content that you make. There are some tricks to staying consistent, one of those tricks is to create your blog posts or social media posts and schedule them to post automatically at regular time frames. For example this post is being written on the 06 May 2018 and is scheduled to publish on this blog and on my Facebook and Twitter feeds on the 13th May 2018.
When deciding on what to post you should know that posting about current events can be as powerful as posting about your blog niche or business. Don’t hesitate from posting about current events as this is what people will be searching for on a daily basis. Sometimes you could be posting about things that are controversial and these types of posts can gain a lot of interaction which in turn will lead to more traffic.
Get back links
A backlink is a link one website gets from another website. Backlinks make a huge impact on a website’s prominence in search engine results. This is why they are considered very useful for improving a website’s SEO ranking. Search engines calculate rankings using multiple factors to display search results.
The above link is a back link, you can arrange with other bloggers or businesses to link to your site on the proviso that you link to theirs, this will then generate a new stream of traffic that both websites may not have had access to.
Network with a lot of people and try to have them post links to your site to gain some traffic.
You have all heard of “word of mouth” the simple task of asking your friends and people you meet to visit your website is often an overlooked strategy when it comes to internet marketing but it is a valuable and powerful method of traffic generation
Include URL in signature
You see it everyday when you open a letter or a bill even more so in emails, somewhere on the page you will see a link to the website. This is one of the popular methods for internet marketers as it costs nothing and its reach is far. When you send an email or post on forums, it is a good idea to post your URL in your signature so that they will be sent to your site.
Try these 10 quick ways to get traffic to your site and you will certainly see a big difference.
If you have other quick methods for generating traffic or have tried these with success, let us know in the comments below.