8 Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Website That Might Surprise You
1. Start your own blog.
Focus on solving problems for people who are interested in your niche. Write at least one post per week and share you posts on social media. If you do this consistently, you will build quality long term targeted traffic. See here to learn how to create your own blog.
Write your own blog post “10 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Website” by researching other blog posts on this subject and choosing your favorite techniques for getting traffic. Then actually do all 10 of the ideas. I guarantee that you will get more traffic to your website.
If you write such as post,let us know, and we will link to your post giving you even more traffic!
2. Turn your blog posts into pdfs and share them on your own free slideshare.net account.
If you already have a quality blog post you can quickly turn it into a pdf file and upload it to slideshare.net which is the most popular document sharing site. Here is avideo which shows you how to do this.
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Slideshare.net has an Alexa ranking of 151. This means there are only 151 sites out of billions of websites in the world that have more traffic than Slideshare.net. This is one of the most popular sites in the world. Having your content in pdf form on this site can only help get your more traffic. Plus you will have links from a popular high authority site which will give you higher rankings in Google for your keywords.
3. Start your own YouTube channel.
Start creating helpful how to videos in your niche and uploading them to YouTube. If is free to set up a YouTube account and YouTube is the number 2 search engine after Google, which owns YouTube. If you have a series of informative YouTube videos helping people in your niche you cannot help get more traffic to your website.
Stay away from blatant advertising in your YouTube videos. Help people solve their problems. How to videos are popular. Your videos will get a lot more views if you offer valuable information rather than a sales pitch. However, definitely tell people to visit your website in your video and include a link with the full “http://www.” at the top of the description of your video on YouTube.
It is easy to make YouTube videos. One simple way is to use YouTube’s Webcam Capture which will record your directly from the Webcam from your computer. Of course, there are many other ways as well. Here is a video on How to Record a Video from Your Webcam on YouTube.
4. Create and Upload Shark Videos on YouTube.
I know this sounds crazy but Shark videos get millions of views. Here is one video which has over 25 million views. It is a low quality video mainly a slideshow of different shark pictures. However, the thumbnail is quite is fantastic for catching our attention.
This strategy is just to get some traffic to your website. This will not be targeted to your niche. Unless, of course, you are in the shark niche! If you have an offer which appeals to a general audience you may get some sales. However, the goal is just to get traffic to your site.
Traffic is one of the biggest factors Google uses to rank your website. Just do any search and invariable the sites that get ranked on the first page of Google are the highest traffic sites. Often they are not the websites which most accurately reflect what you were searching for.
For example, when I search for local businesses on Google I often get Yellowpages listings. If I type in Chiropractor New Orleans I want to actually find chiropractor sites not some long list of chiropractors by some mega site. But Yellowpages get an enormous amount of traffic so Google ranks them first even if there are better quality sites for my search.
Having high traffic videos with links back to your site bringing you real visitors can help increase your rankings in search for your niche even though the traffic is not targeted.
Making shark videos is easy. Just find Creative Commons (photos that are allowed to be re-used with modification) pictures of sharks, choose a catchy title, and use some easy software like Photodex or Animoto to create a simple video. Then upload the video to YouTube.
In the above example the author cleverly did not use any music to avoid any copyright issues. Take notice, on YouTube, of the videos which get huge amounts of views and see if you can re-produce their success with your own original videos. I would suggest using a separate channel from your main niche focused channel for this.
5. Start Your Own Podcast.
Podcasts have become hugely popular. This is an are I have really neglected and will be working on more. Having your media on Itunes can only increase your traffic and credibility. Here is an article on How to Create Your Own Podcast.
6. Set Up a Pro Account at Instructables.com and Start Creating How to Articles.
Ever stumble one of those How to sites when doing a search for how to do something? How to websites get millions of visitors. Did you know that you can get an account with Instructables and write your own How to articles? You can include links back to your websites and articles and even use the site to distribute your ebooks.
Instructables has an Alexa ranking of 562 which makes it one of the big boys. One of the top 500 busiest websites in the world. Most likely your how to articles will get more traction on their site than on yours. It can only help you to get more traffic to have your content of a top 500 ranked websites.
7. Start and Email List and Get an Autoresponder Service.
This should have been number 1. If you have a targeted email list you have a business. On your blog, you should have forms which collect your visitor’s email addresses and put them into an autoresponder series. You should be collecting the email addresses of everyone who visits your site. If you see my blog I designed the blog by prominently displaying my opt in form.
I specifically chose the Thrive WordPress Theme because of the designes of the opt in forms.
I have made more money from my email list than anything else. I suggest Aweber as an autoresponder service. Your autoresponder can follow up for you on autopilot keeping in touch with your visitors bringing you more traffic to your website.
8. Improve your offer.
Yes, you can get more traffic by improving the deal you are offering people. If you have a fantastic deal the word will spread and you will get more sales. Take a look at your website and rack your brain on how you can improve your offer. Think from the perspective of the potential customer. Think “how can I make this a fantastic deal.”
I hope these tips give you some ideas on how to get more traffic to your website. Do not get overwhelmed. The most important thing is to take action. Choose one technique and get started today. Please let me know how it works out for you in the comments area.
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