How to Increase Website Traffic
Bloggers are always hungry to learn new ways on how to improve website traffic. Here is a simple and easy tip that can help your blog website traffic skyrocket. Its very easy and you’ll kick yourself for not thinking of it sooner.
Blogs are known for burying awesome content. Basically once your post is pushed off your front page, then you leave traffic up to the Google gods. Which is fine… if you run healthy blog, Google and other search engines will pick up your post content and send you a nice trickle of constant traffic. That’s how it works for me at least…
Anyway, forget about Google for a minute and lets look at a way you can increase your traffic. Here is one of the things I do and its very simple.
1. Pull up some older articles and posts that you have written a few weeks to a few months ago. Open up your older articles in edit mode. Scan your article and look for some nice paired up keywords.
When you find a nice keyword pair, copy those words to clipboard and then paste them into the Google Blogsearch bar. The results will give you other blog articles that talk about the keywords you talked about in your post.
Simply copy the URL of the blog post you found in Google Blogsearch and go back to your original post and hyperlink your keyword phrase to the blog post you found in Google Blogsearch.
Doing this will create a pingback or trackback and 9 out of 10 times it will make a machine readable link on the other blog post back to yours. Additionally, you are going to bring attention to yourself from the author of the newly created article.
If you do this on a regular basis, you will increase your traffic to your blog. Not only that, when search bots come back to your older posts to check for updates, they will see a new link and give your individual page more value.
Then, There are plenty of other ways to generate attention for your web site, but you’ll also want to make sure you’re covering the basics too. Best ways to improve traffic would be..
Offer free, original, and quality content on your site. This is the most effective means for increasing traffic to a website; offering people something that they cannot obtain elsewhere, or at least, not to the level of quality that you are offering it. Ways in which to ensure that your content is of higher quality than competitors or is unique include:
◦Creating content that is helpful and useful.
◦Keep it fresh. For repeat visits, it is crucial to provide regular updates to the website, especially in frequently viewed zones. Add fresh content every few days if possible; at a minimum, weekly.
2. Improve your search engine ranking by focusing your content on keywords related to your topic. This is called search engine optimization and will help people find your website when they're searching the Web. Make sure the keywords flow naturally with the text and when you are brainstorming for good words, ask around for words that come naturally to people of all ages when looking for your type of site. To help you understand better, realize that the keywords not only go into headings and page names but also into "meta tags". "Meta tags" are the software code that website visitors do not see but search engines do. Finally, don't overdo the keywords; over-stuffing keywords will result in a very low search ranking for your website. Also, be very careful not to place key text inside graphics; search engines cannot pick up graphics.
3. Get linked. This is a very important part of website management. Exchanging links with related websites. Trading links with other websites that are closely related to the subject of your website can bring you more website traffic. These are two-way links because you must provide a link to them, too, and linking to low-quality websites can threaten the credibility of yours. Instead of trading links, you could also trade banner ads, half page ads, classified ads, etc.
4. Participate on Message boards/ Forums. Post answers to other people's questions, ask questions and post appropriate information. Include your signature file containing your website's URL at the end of all your postings.