Need Traffic? Get in the Driver’s Seat to bring Traffic to Your Website or Blog.
Website traffic is often key to carving out a niche for your on line business, web site or blog. For business, the more traffic you have, the bigger your bottom line. Whether you’re launching a new product or a new blog sometimes you want traffic or followers. Here are 5 solutions to generating traffic and followers. But Mommybloggers and web site owners beware – there are no overnight solutions here. Social media is about establishing a conversation built on trust. While there are many advertised ways to purchase followers and raise profile, these are often short-term solutions, that in the long-run fail. So slow and steady can be a much more reliable strategy.
#1 Social media. Social media is a thing of beauty for customers and businesses. There is no quicker way to measure public opinion or to engage an audience. Establishing yourself on social media sites can generate a ton of traffic to your website. The key is to create attention grabbing posts that arouse curiosity, make people laugh or stir up a controversy. You want to generate click throughs to your website. You need to be genuine, as users of social media are savvy and can see through things like sponsored tweets intended to gain followers and cash. Using tools like this can actually lose followers and jeopardize your brand.
Make the most of your social networking tactics and use technology to get the job done. For example, one StumbleUpon post can be integrated with both Facebook and Twitter profiles so you’re making waves on all three social sites at once.
#2 Article marketing. Article marketing works well when you concentrate your efforts on quality article marketing sites with large audiences. One well written and informative article, rewritten a couple of times for different audiences and submitted to a handful of directories can generate traffic and build your on line reputation. Be sure to include a bio box and a link to your website to motivate click throughs.
#3 Blogging. Post on your own blog or be a guest blogger on a blog with a large number of subscribers. Like social networking, if you offer an informative, controversial or entertaining post, you’ll have people clicking through to your website like mad. Of course, if you also promote this wonderful blog post(s) via social media, you can double your traffic results. Leave comments on other people’s blogs. (If you are registered with feedburner and RSS feeds, this can often be useful as a means of leaving a backlink on someone else’s blog. The backlink may note your previous post.)
#4 Video content. It’s amazing how quickly a video can go viral. Like print content, videos that entertain, stir up a bit of controversy or offer tremendous value cause a buzz. They’re forwarded to friends and downloaded on laptops and mobile devices around the globe. A good video can generate all the traffic you need. Again, integrate a bit of social media to promote your video, blog about it too, and you can multiply your traffic results.
#5 Partnerships. Partnering with a relevant or compatible business can work quite well to generate traffic fast. The key is to come up with a mutually beneficial agreement. Find people in your industry that are willing to work with you and help each other drive traffic. A partnership may include guest blogging on each other’s sites, swapping advertisements or even promoting one another in your ezine.
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