Everyone knows the number one thing you need to be successful online is traffic to your website. The other 1% is what you do with that traffic, but if you have to traffic – you can figure out the rest. Once the visitors arrive you can have them join your mailing list, purchase a product or subscribe to your RSS feed. The important thing is getting the traffic and sustaining it.
How, then do you get traffic to your site?
These are the best and fastest ways to get free visitors coming to your site:
- Web 2.0 Methods
- Articles Directories
- Video Marketing
Let’s talk about each of these.
By web 2.0 we mean any site where the users actually create the content. These are great sites to work with because they allow you to participate in this content creation. Because these sites get so much traffic, Google and the other search engines treat these sites with greater importance in their algorithms. Which means the content on them gets “indexed” faster and with more weight. So, if you place links to your own site inside your content, you get a search engine ranking benefit from those links. This is the hidden benefit of using Web 2.0 sites. There are many more web 2.0 traffic tactics we don’t have time to get into here, but this will get you started.
Article marketing really builds on the Web 2.0 concept. Article directories fall under the category of web 2.0 sites. Article directories are sites where users (including you) can upload articles they have written. Just as with the other web 2.0 sites, having your content included gives you immediate traffic and search engine ranking. But you also get the extra benefit of other users taking your article and putting it on their site. And because the terms of the directory say they have to include your “resource box” you get links back from all these other sites, too. Here are a couple article marketing traffic tips:
- Figure out what keywords you want to go after
- Write your article for the keywords you’ve chosen
- Be sure to link to your site on the keywords you’ve chosen. Do this inside the article itself and in your author’s bio.
And finally, we need to talk about getting traffic from videos. Once again, this is really a sub-set of web 2.0. And just as article directories give you great SEO benefits and allow others to redistribute your content on their sites. video sharing sites give you all these same benefits. The extra top secret benefit of video marketing is that it’s much easier to rank for competitive keywords than in any other medium.
Here are just a few video marketing tips:
- Get a YouTube account
- When people view your videos, you want them to visit your site, so turn all the other modules in your profile off
- Use the tags in your profile to enter the keywords you want to rank for
- Include a link to your main site in your profile
- Add 1 or more videos to your profile
- For each video use your keywords in the tags, the descriptions and the title
Putting it all together.
If you want to get traffic to your site, then follow the advice in this article.