Owning a website is one thing, and having traffic to your site is another. We all know that it is very easy to own a website or blog, but it is not that easy to have a lot of traffic or visitors to your site.
However, the good news is that, it is very possible to grow your website traffic within a month. One think I know for sure is that you should be dedicated to what you are doing. You will have to spend some good hours of the day doing the right Search Engine Optimization (SEO) methods. Yes, there are many people who do it the wrong way and thus end up getting banned from search engines which is next to a death sentence in real life.
I have been doing SEO for the past 3 years and I have learnt enough from what I have doing. I have to admit that I nearly abandoned my first website as it was becoming cleat that I had failed to drive visitors to it. I was lucky I did not give up because that website is now getting 150,000 visitors in a single day.
There a many people own websites and end up being the only visitors to their websites. I agree that some of them might be doing some SEO, but we have to agree that they are not doing it right. If you make your SEO right as I am going to teach you in this article, you will be able to have a great blog or website with hundreds of visitors and page visitors in a single day.
Some of the most popular questions I have been asked include, how to increase my website traffic, how to get free website traffic, how to get guaranteed website traffic and how to do search engine optimizations for a website in a good way. Well, the points below will help you to answer those entire questions.
Submit to Search Engines
This should be the first option if the website is new. There are hundreds of search engines but the most important ones are not more than 5. Submit URL to search engines for better results. Your website has to be indexed if you are to get any visitors form the search engines. The major ones to consider are
Many other search engines will pick you up if you get listed in the major ones. In order to have your site indexed faster, you might have to make a search for it in online stat counters like Alexa. Just do an Alexa such for your new site, Alexa will give you a clean backlink for that which can easily be picked up by other search engines.
High Traffic Keywords
This is a very important factor for any one who would like to improve website traffic. It is useless to own a website which people do not search for. You might even have the number one spot in search results but if your keywords have very low traffic attached to them, you will still get few visitors to your blog or website.
You can get high traffic keywords by checking with the Google Keyword tool. You will be able to check out which keywords will generate more traffic for you. Then focus on keyword optimization of your pages so that search engines can give you a higher authority for them.
You should know that website visitors and search engines are in love with fresh content. If you take a little time to analyze the facts, you will realize that search engines any times put the fresh content at the top. This means that if you are continually updating your content, you will be able to get much exposure and more website traffic.
The site visitors also like to read fresh content every time they visit. If they discover that website or blog does not update often, they will also turn away from it and look for the ones which update.
In past, many webmaster though that they can get there way by copy and pasting other people’s content, it used to work for them if they could make better SEO than the original sites. But things have changes now; search engines are very tough on duplicate content. Your site will be banned or penalized which might send it to the grave.
No one should lie to you; you will not be able to have a website with good traffic which is made up of duplicate content. The web visitors will also not respect your site if they find out that you are just copying the content from others sites. They will thus move on to the websites where you copy the content and forget yours completely.
Forums are one of the best ways to increase your website traffic. However, you should make that you join only the necessary forums; there are some forums which will not help you at all. You should first make sure that the forum you are joining will allow you to include signature links in your profile.
If you join a forum, head to the profile section and edit your signature, then add back links pointing to your website. This will help you in two major ways; first, you will be able to get targeted website traffic when people click on those links, the second is the most important, Search Engines will be able to Follow those links which will in turn increase your site page rank and traffic.
You should however remember that most of the good websites many good forums have their own rules concerning links. Many forums might not allow you add signature links before you meet a given number of posts. Actually, the edit signature option might not available for the news users of the forum, in some forums, you might be able to edit your signature but it will not show until you make a given number of posts. This is done to avoid spam and to stop people who just join forums for backlinks
Some of the best forums you can join and get back links for traffic include
Uganda Forums.com- A general forum which is also my favorite (any one from any country can join)
Submit to Feed Aggregators
Feed aggregators can be used to drive traffic to your website in a short time. Many of these feed aggregators are high traffic which will help you to get target traffic. But that is not most important reason; Feed Aggregators are best for getting deep links. Every time, your feed is pulled, you will be able to get links for them. It is one of the best ways to get quick and quality
Some of the feed aggregators will require you to register with them and others do not require registration. Though they make the process harder, I still think that Feed services which require registration are better. Most of them will have to options for managing and tracking your site
The top feed aggregators include
This is one of the oldest and best ways to grow your blog or website. The hardest thing of this method is coming up with a good article. The rest is simple. To be sincere, this method is very time consuming and tiring but it is well paying.
Many article directories will allow you to add links in your author bio or in the article it’s self. The number of links (back links) will also depend on the article directory. Links from high quality article directories will get indexed fast in search engines which will help you to improve your website traffic. Many of such directories are page rank 4 and above which will help you to get high quality Google juice.
Some of the article sites will also give you an option of editing your profile where you can add unlimited links. The top best article directories which will help you to get more website traffic include;
Submit to Website Directories
Website optimization for high traffic can be achieved if you use the right website directories. It is a known fact that many search engines use data from different website directories. I advise many people who ask me about web site optimization tips to submit their sites to website directories.
You should however note that some website directories require registration and some require a back link. I normally do use those website directories which do not require registration accept when I can not avoid it.
You should also know that some web directories are paid, which means that you will need to pay in order to be included and some are free to submit. Some paid directories like Best of the Web and Yahoo are actually worth the money.
The best Website Directories where you can submit your site or blog include
Top Of Blog
Blog Top List
If you really want to improve internet traffic and website ranking, you must involve your self in social bookmarking activities. At first I read from some of the articles of the good webmasters where they where saying that social bookmarking is not necessary and I also gave up on it.
However, I soon realized that my blog ranking was beginning to go down; it did not take long to realize that I was beginning to lose the traffic I was getting from the social bookmarking sites.
Well, social bookmarking is not only good for targeted traffic, but also for quick back links which will help you to get long term traffic for your website. Each link you submit will become a backlink and it will help you so much if it is a do follow social bookmarking website.
There are also social bookmarking site with a voting element, actually most of them are taking that root, and if your link is pushed to the top, your website will burst with website visitors.
The best bookmarking sites include
You can do some great website promotion through social networking websites, you do not need to buy website traffic as some people propose, you can do it on your own, to buy traffic might t be one of the greatest mistakes you might ever make.
You can use social networking websites to get free website traffic; you should use the social sharing options on your website. The more your website is shared on social networking websites the better the traffic. You can also create a page on facebook and attract people to like it. The facebook like button and the Google +1 button are some of the best ways to raise you blog or website ranking.
You can also directly promote your website to your social networking friends. But you should do it in a good way which will not annoy your friends; you should not do it in a forceful way which will make you look like a spammer.
The best social networking sites you can use include
Blog carnivals are a good way to kick start a dead and young website or to boost an old and good website. When you join a blog carnival, you will be able submit articles to a particular carnival with credits and links to your site. It might be picked up by many other webmasters which will increase you ranking and traffic.
Sitemaps will help the search engines to index your web pages better. A good sitemap wil put your site to the top and a bad sitemap will bury your site. If you want to submit a sitemap, it is better you open up account with different website tools like Google Webmaster tools and Yahoo or Bing Webmaster tools.
Many people fail to get web traffic to their pages just because those pages can not be crawled by the search engine, that is why a sitemap is the best recommended option.
Answer and Question Website
Becoming active in question and answer websites can help you to get targeted traffic your website. These websites have so many people who are looking for information and they do not know where to find it. So they resort to asking questions. You major role will be to answer those question and send them to your website a the source or point of reference
The best answer and question websites include
You can do this in two ways; online advertising and offline advertising. With online adverting, you can use adverting programs like Adwords, Infolinks, Blogads and many others. However, Google Adwords is the most popular one, you have to submit your details and choose where you want your website to appear. The can also buy a first page appearance in Google search results with Adwords
I get more 8000 website visitors per day on one of my websites from subscribed members. You can add a subscribe button on your website where people will be notified on your new posts. You can use Feed Burner to create a feed were by people who subscribe to your website will receive a notification and short summary in their emails. They will then be able to click back to your site and thus lead to high traffic.
You should look for do follow blog or websites and comment on them. This method is very effective but you should do it wisely. It is better you use your real name in the Name option and avoid posting links apart fro the Website option area
This might be the most important factors for the serious webmasters. Increase in website traffic takes time. Many people who give up on the reasons mentioned above early, can never realize any positive outcome
What you should not do to increase website Traffic
Many people who have been impatient in growing their websites have ended up in worse situations like getting their websites banned or losing their traffic all together. Below are some of the things you should never do while trying to improve your website traffic
Never get involved in comment spam
Avoid Forum Spam
Avoid the buy traffic scams; they will just use bots to fool you
To not get involved in Link farms, they will kill your website
Avoid Keyword stuffing and Invincible texts
If you follow the steps mentioned above, you will be able to increase your website traffic and also to improve your Google page rank. It will also help you to improve your Alexa ranking