If you are not happy with the amount of traffic your website is getting you may want to hone your focus in on web marketing. There are many paid and free ways to market your website – this post is focusing on the latter. With a little time and elbow grease you will have more traffic to your site with some of the tips below.
You need more than just a website for your business. You need to make sure that it is built with search engine optimization in mind and is converting well. The more you pay attention to SEO the easier it will be when you start your SEO campaign. Don’t forget about conversions either, what good is getting traffic to your site if people are coming to it and not buying/subscribing/contacting you? Make sure your site looks attractive and entices visitors to complete your goals and convert.
If you want people to buy your services or products you need to establish trust with them and a blog will do just that. Visitors will come to your site, see your blog and this will give them insight into your and your company while making visitors realize that there is a real person on the other side of the screen.
They say its not so much what you know but who you know and this definitely has some truth to it. Make connections. Attend networking events. Talk to people. The internet may be a great way to connect with people, but meeting in person will always build a stronger bond.
Create some social media accounts and tie them in with your website. Use your social media accounts to communicate with people and share advice. Don’t spam or try to promote your business or sell your products.
With all of the tips above it is important to note that you should be focusing on building relationships and helping people, not focusing on hawking a product or service. People know when they are being sold to. Work on providing value and if/when a person is ready to buy what you are selling you just may be at the top of their list.
Nice post to boost website traffic, but have to add other important techniques like press release submission, guest post, comments posting, etc. I think this techniques is also play important role to generate quality traffic.
Hi Alex, great additions! Those techniques are very powerful as well.
Not bad, but we need more. 🙂 For instance, blogging offers great SEO benefits to every website as well, but one can’t just write a blog and not network a blog and hope for great success. I love the other stuff you mentioned.
Thanks Mitch! There really is a long list of ways that a website can be marketed, and you’re right, focusing on marketing a blog will will grow your blog exponentially. Blogging successfully is a lot of work, but will pay off. Not saying I’m there yet, but someday!!