Visitors to your site are critical – getting them there automatically is even better. Here’s how…
Before we begin
Keyword research is really the first step in getting traffic to your website. Why? Because you have to target these keywords if you are to have any hope of actually generating traffic for them. This means it’s critical to select your keywords properly.
Here are the important considerations for your research:
- Will you be able to rank for these keywords? Take a look at the “strength” of others websites (and how many) are already targeting these keywords.
- Will the keywords you’re targeting bring buyers? If you don’t do your research you’ll end up with a lot of traffic that doesn’t buy from you. You want to generate visitors ready to buy.
- What about affiliates? Generating your own customers is great – having other people do it for you is even better. So, it’s important to also target affiliates in the keywords you go after.
Although this is an essential step, doing it all by hand can take a very long time. Experts are expensive and don’t guarantee results. Which is why practically none of your competitors will do this! If you’re smart you will use website traffic software to help you with this process. This way you get this critical step done fast and done well.
OK, now we can talk about traffic…
Only after doing your keyword research correctly can you start targeting these keywords to get you traffic.
Here’s a short list of sneaky traffic techniques:
- Most people overlook the power of Surveys!
- “Answer” Sites
- Video Websites
The truth is that people really enjoy taking surveys and finding out what other people think. And smart website owners know this, so they will include your survey on their site if you make a good one. And when they put your survey on their site, they will include a link back to your website. This allows you to get free website traffic from other people’s sites! This is a sneaky little idea that most people never even think of. So, get creative and make up a survey that’s wacky to get other people interested in putting it on their sites.
These sites, like answers.yahoo.com are filled with people asking and answering questions for each other. But, like the surveys, that’s not why you’re going to pay attention to these sites. You are going to generate traffic, leads and sales from them. One thing you can do is to visit sites like Craigslist and Yahoo! Answers and manually extract contact info to contact other users. The good news is that it’s easy to find website traffic software that can do this automatically. Then you just get a daily batch of fresh leads delivered to your inbox.
No doubt you’re aware of YouTube and other video websites. YouTube is one of the most highly traffic and search websites on the entire internet! So don’t miss out of this incredible source of free website traffic.
You don’t have to be able to make awesome videos for this to work. It’s really easy to just start with an article or something you’ve already written. And use free screen capture software to record yourself reading it. You can even get software that will automatically do this for you.
It’s not that hard to get traffic to your websites. Use your noodle and come up with things other people aren’t doing. And today there are tons of options for software tools that can help with every part of this process.
Get started right away:
- Do your keyword research
- Then create some surveys born to go viral
- Take advantage of the “help” sites
- Capitalize on video!