Getting More Traffic
Author: Nick Bergman
Good ways to increase your web traffic would be to share your website/blog, on social media, market it with Google Adwords or Facebook.
You can also manage your SEO.
These are just a few solutions that I will be going over in this tutorial. Mind that there are lots of methods, literally thousands of them to increase web traffic, but I will personally go over the ones that have had the best result for me.
Failure strikes at the worst possible times, but can yield in the most positive outcomes
Share Your Website on Social Media
Traffic from different social media sources is today one of the biggest referrers of traffic no matter what kind of website/blog you own. Create a Facebook page,Twitter account, and share your posts on there.
Sharing your content might not seem like it would get you any visitors if you're just starting out on a twitter account with 0 followers or a Facebook page with 0 likes, although there are a number of reasons why you indeed do get traffic:
You will have more visibility across the internet
People might accidentally stumble upon you in the search results. If you register for an account on a popular social media site, you will get an identity and integrity for your website/blog. These two things are vital for a healthy flowing traffic source.
You will appear more frequently in search engines
Search engines like Google or Bing can often have trouble indexing your website if competition is high. But top of the line social media giants like Facebook and Twitter rank really high on search engines, and with all the SEO optimization already done for you, chances you will be found are significantly higher.
People won't forget you
When people have started to interact with your social media pages, you won't be forgotten. Once they have started following you or liked your page they will receive notifications whenever you share content. This makes your visitors come back and stay loyal to you. Especially important if you have a blog or a site that you would like returning customers to, but of course this is great for any type of website.
SEO - Search Engine Optimization
Many people who don't know about SEO don't get enough traffic to sustain their websites. Basically Seach Engine Optimization is a way to increase your rankings on search engine results.
When people search for you or things related to what your website is about, you want to show up in the results. And search engine optimization is the way to do that.
Create a google webmaster tools account
First off, if you want to appear in google's search results what so ever, you need a google webmaster tools account. You register and submit your website and it's pages and apply for them to get indexed by google. After a couple of days, you will start appearing in their search results.
You can create a webmaster tools account on https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
Create a Bing webmaster tools account
Much like creating a google webmaster tools account, this works in the same way and is really important too because Bing is one of the most popular search engines for businesses and entrepreneurs. And getting interaction from those parts could be a huge success for your website.
Create an account at: https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster
Write good quality content and use the right keywords
Basically what I mean when saying this is that you should take your time when writing posts or content on your website and choose the right title and keywords.
Choosing the right keywords would be to include the most important words that you would want to show up in google's search results for. For example, if you are writing a post about ''Making a delicious mud-cake'' you would want ''Mud-cake recipe'' or ''How to make a mud-cake'' to be keywords since they are related to what you are going to write about and might interest good quality visitors who are genuinely interested.
This could be thousands of words long of me explaining this, but long story short: Always write articles and posts where the title and content is related to each other.
If you would like to learn more about SEO and how to appear higher in search results, Google's official guide could help you get a better understanding.
Advertising Your Website/Blog
There are numerous ways to advertise and market your website. The most popular methods are paid advertisements and social media marketing.
These methods can be very effective if you know how to use them in the correct way, although they require somewhat of a budget depending on what your advertising goals are. Therefore I would recommend you only start paying for advertising your website when it is fully finished and intriguing for visitors who visit it. This way you would get the most value out of the visitors you are going to be receiving.
Advertise with Google Adwords
A great, secure way to get genuinely interested visitors to your website is to create Google ads and only pay for visitors who clicks your ad and visits your website. There are a whole lot of tricks and tips to get the most value out of your money, however this method can be expensive at times since competition can be high. You can expect to pay at least a dollar for a click on your website, but you will have to keep in mind that the visitors that clicks will actually be interested in your content.
If you would like to try advertising with Google to reach out to visitors, you can create an Adwords account at: https://adwords.google.com/
Advertise with Facebook
Personally, I have had a lot of success when advertising my website on Facebook. You can create ads that will show up to visitors that only match the interests you have selected.
For example, if you own a blog about Pets and animals, you can match your ad to only show up for Facebook users who are interested in Pets and animals. This is a great way to only get visitors who are interested. Also this method tends to be cheaper than Google Adwords.
You pay for impressions and clicks, and you can have a low budget as low as 1$ a day if you don't have the money to spend huge amounts on advertising.
If you would like to try Facebook advertising, you can do so on your regular Facebook account or on your Facebook page account at: https://www.facebook.com/business/products/ads
My Personal Experience
As a young 18 year old guy who is interested in web management and creation, I love finding new methods that could get me traffic and exploring the world of content management and how search engines really work.
I have been creating websites since I was 14 years old, and throughout the years I have learnt so much about website creation and from the mistakes that have previously lead to my failure. I want to share my tips and tricks with you to make your journey a little less rough than mine and inform you so that you can avoid the potholes I fell in.
I've had over 20 websites which had pretty good ideas behind them crash because I did not know how to handle SEO, Social media marketing, and I thought I could get away with buying cheap ''legit'' traffic from scam websites in hopes of making conversions.
With all this said, I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial in how to get more traffic to your website/blog and I'm hoping you will stay up to date so you can see when I have something new to share.