Internet. Business. Profit. To become successful you need to another word: TRAFFIC.
Every article or blog post you will find about making will always emphasize the importance of generating traffic. Face it – no traffic, no profit.
A sign maker once told me “a business without a sign, is a sign of no business” – the same holds true for your internet business, except you need good, qualified and targetted traffic. Pointless to send 50,000 visitors looking for “pharmacy” or “viagra” to your IM/MMO site, donchathink?
So, we all know that in the core of it all, traffic is the essential to a successful internet based business.
Aside from ensuring that you have a great product to sell and quality content it would be time to get to the nitty gritty of things, generating targetted traffic.
If your site is internet business/internet marketing or MMO (make money online) related then you are in a very competitive business, you need to be a step ahead of the competition, increasing your traffic flow should have been at the top of your list.
But this business is not as cut-throat as you would think — yes, it is competetive but others don’t go out of their way to blow you out of the water… at least, I have never heard of anyone doing that.
Timing is essential, that’s an old adage known to everyone. But with generating traffic, you should always be on your toes and be a day ahead of everyone. Never think of today and tomorrow as a starting point for getting traffic to your site, it should always have been yesterday.
To help you out in generating more traffic for your site, here are some seven surefire ways to increase your traffic starting from yesterday.
- Invest in Good Advertising with Search Engines
Google’s AdWords provides great advertising schemes that are very truly popular. Although this surefire way to increase your traffic will cost some money. While some would shy away from spending money to increase traffic, it is imperative in this case to do so because Adwords is a surefire way to increase your traffic. Don’t think only about AdWords though – there are many other advertising methods on the internet. You should also look at private ad placements on websites that are very popular, your CPM might be lower than what AdWords charges!
- Exchange or Trade Links with Other Sites
Yes, this still works – though it may not work as well as it did years ago, this is a traffic technique that is always worth exploring. With exchanging links with other sites, both sites benefit from the efforts to enhance each others sites traffic. The more links traded with more sites the more traffic could be expected.
- Use Viral Marketing
This form of marketing is not easy, getting a video or e-book or other item to go “viral” is a difficult process. Viral marketing allows you to spread the word about your company and product without any costs or through very low costs.
This is a marketing method that can be quite sneaky; you can attach your company’s name, product or link to a certain media such as a funny video, entertaining game, an interesting article or a gossip or buzz. Through this method, people get “infected” with the creativity and entertainment of the medium and they end up passing it onto others that they know.
- Search and use Proper Keywords or Keyword Phrases for Your Sites Content
Search engines look for certain keywords that they would show in their results page. In doing so, having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a high requirement in ranking in high in search engine results. You could write your own content or you could hire someone to do it for you.
Your content should still flow well, and don’t think about keyword stuffing. It doesn’t work anymore, and if you’re caught (the SEs are pretty damn smart) you’ll be stripped from their index… or you’ll be found at entry 10,000,000.
- Write Articles that can Lead Traffic to Your site
Yes – this still works. Submit articles to Article Directories, in turn others may use your articles for their e-zines or as content on their websites. Make sure you create and use the resource box on your articles otherwise you’re throwing away perfectly good, targetted traffic.
- Join Forums
To a certain extent, this still works – but the key is to find the right forums that have not been taken over by the MLM crowd. Regardless, you can capture a market and show your expertise and credibility. When you have good foundation for your site, people will trust you and your site and will pass on to many people their trust. Traffic will certainly increase because they know that you can provide what they need.
- CAPTURE E-MAIL ADDRESSES!
Try and capture your visitors & readers e-mail addresses. This is a good way to increase traffic, since you have a large source of “tapped” traffic. Offer something useful and ask your visitor to subscribe to get the item. For example, I offer individuals “blog alerts” – an alert when there is something new posted to the site. I don’t offer any “freebies” currently – however have managed to build my blog alerts e-mail database. I do not spam the individuals and they only hear from me when I post something new.