15 Ideas to Increase Traffic to Your Website –
Are you struggling to obtain traffic for your website? Here is the post giving 15 ways to increase your website traffic there by increasing your sales.
1. Good content
You should write customer engaging content to make the customers talk about your blog post. Write eye-catching headlines.
Make the content that solves user’s query, problems and offers a genuine value to the readers, use link bait techniques to write content that promotes massive sharing.
The main thing is to have a specific idea of who will share and find your content, and how you’ll get them to share / find it before you start writing. Post steadily to maintain the blog frequency. Work on your headlines.
For example, the writers at BuzzFeed and Upworthy often write upward of twenty different headlines before finally settling on the one that will drive the most traffic, so think carefully about your headline before you hit “publish.”
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2. Post regular content
It is important to be consistent with posting new and fresh content.
There is no magic number but Neil Patel of Quicksprout said posting high quality posts 6 per week (instead of 5 per week) increased his blog traffic by 18.6%.
3. Focus on keywords (especially long-tail keywords)
If you have an e-commerce site, you need content that brings in targeted traffic. Keywords help to generate this traffic that converts into leads and sales. Choosing the Right Keywords is Key to a Successful SEO and Link Building Campaign. To choose the right keywords for your website you should know who is your targeted audience, research where is the most traffic, find out the keywords that are least competitive & profitable. Test Your Keywords with Google Adwords before You Invest in Them. Doing this research can save you thousands of dollars.
4. Visually Appealing
Focus on visual content. Any information you want to communicate is better communicated in the form of an image, take clear, high-quality photographs. Build a cohesive, modern design for your site. Visuals express ideas quickly in a snapshot. Posts with visual appeal receive 94% more page visits and engagement than those without.
Infographics – Create infographics with your product images or services & share it on your social networks.
5. Drive new subscribers to your email list
The best way to convince your audience to join your list is to come up with a compelling offer or asset. This could be a free eBook, webinar, or the promise of discounts or coupons. Whatever you decide to offer.
6. Get Social
Use social networks to expand your reach. Social networking is hugely important, and ensuring that you have a solid presence will have a large impact on your views. Be active on face book page, post new articles on twitter, use tumblr to gain followers, share on Google+ page, pin your articles on pinterest, and take photos with Instagram. Post compelling content, join groups and communities and participate regularly and you’ll soon build a loyal following.
7. Get SEO done of your website
Pay Attention to On-Page SEO
(URLs, Meta tags, Heading tags (H1, H2, etc.), Alt image tags, Content)
Optimize content, images for search. Optimize your URL structure, so that the URL clearly communicates what the post is about. Get your SEO to a good standard, and you’ll have a constant stream of high quality, relevant and converting traffic.
8. Link Building
“Links are like Votes, the more you have., the higher you will rank”
Link building is a long-term strategy designed to increase traffic to your site while improving your reputation, all through the use of external links pointing back to your domain.
Build links gradually and steadily. Give links in your blogs to other articles or website that will be useful to your users. Submit on sites like Stumbleupon. Reddit, tumblr, digg, scoopit. Post helpful articles on sites like ‘Hubpages’ with links back to your blog.
9. Answers Questions
Answer questions posted on sites like Yahoo Answers or Quora. Be helpful and genuine. Give link back to a relevant article on your blog where ever possible.
10. Guest Posting
You can have the best content in the world on your site, but it’s of no use if nobody knows about it. That’s why you need to reach out beyond your site to pull people in. A great way to do this is by guest posting. List your blog in as many free blog directories as you can find. Take part in link parties and blog carnivals. It puts you in front of the right audience. A good, evergreen, guest post can keep driving traffic back to you indefinitely.
Invite Others to Guest Blog on Your Site
In addition to posting content to other blogs, invite people in your niche to blog on your own site.
11. Respond To Blog Comments
Respond thoughtfully to all comments on your blog as soon as possible. This is great for building relationships, as well as for driving them back to your site.
You probably visit at least a few sites that are relevant to your business on a regular basis, so why not join the conversation? Commenting doesn’t necessarily provide an immediate boost to referral traffic right away, but making a name for yourself by providing insightful, thought-provoking comments on industry blogs and sites is a great way to get your name out there – which can subsequently result in driving more traffic to your own site. Do not drop spam links on unrelated websites.
12. Interview Industry Thought Leaders
Think interviews are only for the big leaguers. You’d be amazed how many people will be willing to talk to you if you just ask them. Send out emails requesting an interview to thought leaders in your industry, and publish the interviews on your blog. Not only will the name recognition boost your credibility and increase traffic to your website, the interviewee will probably share the content too, further expanding its reach.
13. Research the Competition
If you haven’t used software like BuzzSumo to check out what your competitors are up to, you’re at a huge disadvantage. These services aggregate the social performance of specific sites and content to provide you with an at a glance view of what topics are resonating with readers and, most importantly, making the rounds on social media. Find out what people are reading (and talking about), and emulate that kind of content to bring traffic to your website.
14. Don’t Neglect Email Marketing
So many businesses are focused on attracting new customers through content marketing that they forget about more traditional methods. Email marketing can be a powerful tool, and even a moderately successful email blast can result in a significant uptick in traffic.
A friendly email reminder about a new service or product can help you boost your traffic.
15. Blogger Outreach
Search for the bloggers of your niche & ask them to promote your product/service with their huge networks.