What do I need to do to my website after I finish it? Can I just leave it alone now that I'm done? No! If you want your site to be successful then you must generate a steady flow of website traffic to your site every day. If no one ever visits your website, then there is very little chance of it ever possibly growing or generating any income. It will die without traffic.
This is the one hard and fast rule in generating any kind of potential income for your website. Internet. Business. Profit.
What do you need to fully integrate all of these words into a successful sentence describing a successful website? You must have at least one more word. And that word is Traffic. Every article you will find about making your site or company successful would always include the importance of generating traffic because without traffic your website will never be successful online. Traffic is absolutely the most essential thing to maintaining a successful internet based business (aside from ensuring that you have a great product to sell).
Traffic is an essential part of any website. Generating a steady flow of traffic to your site is an absolute necessity to your websites health and longevity. Even if you don't have your website completed yet, just be assured that once you're finished making the site that your work doesn't stop there. You should then get started on generating new traffic to your website.
If you already have created a website then you may want to do more research into getting a lot more traffic. If you are involved in a very competitive business area then you should always be a step ahead of your competition. Working on increasing the traffic flow to your website should have been done already. Generating traffic to your site should always be on your mind concerning your website. Do you ever wonder how the "major" websites drive traffic to their site? Most of those larger companies are spending a lot of money to drive the traffic to their websites by investing in all sorts of advertising campaigns and other types of online marketing. You don't have to follow their lead because you probably don't have their resources but there are many ways to generate low cost website traffic without having to lose your shirt over it.
To help you out in generating more traffic for your website, I have listed six surefire ways to increase your traffic starting right now. 1) Link Exchange When exchanging links with other sites, both of you will benefit from the efforts to further enhance your websites traffic. A proven method used by a lot of people, it is very time consuming.
Many webmasters are willing to exchange links with other websites so that they could produce more public awareness about their sites. The more links traded with more sites the more traffic could be expected. Keep in mind, a major prerequisite in exchanging links with other websites is having the same niche, or content area as the site you are swapping links with.
The swapping sites should share a common subject area providing service and information that interests your targeted traffic on both sites of the link. Exchanging links with other websites also boosts your chances of getting a higher page rank in the search engine results. It is common knowledge that most search engines rank sites that have many inbound (related) links higher than those that have only a few links. With a good ranking position in the search engines, you will generate more traffic in your website as well. I will add one important aside to the link exchange process.
As I have said before, this can be very time consuming. Also, you want to link with only quality sites - not with every site you can find that is in no way related to your websites topic area - and never with link farms! So, link exchanging is a good method to use - if you do it wisely. 2) Use proper keywords or keyword phrases When visitors are looking for something online they almost always go to the search engines. What do they do when they get there? They enter a term into the search engine - this is what they are looking for, or want to find more information about. (These are called keywords).
Search engines take these keywords, look for those items that the user typed into the search engine and then show the user a results page. Having the right keyword or keyword phrases on your site is one of the biggest requirements in ranking in high in those search engine results. 3) Write and Submit Articles One good way to get more traffic to your website is by writing articles that are themed along with the niche of your site. Write articles about an area you have expertise in so that visitors will learn from your knowledge and will be eager to go to your site to learn more. If you sell computer parts online write press releases and articles about computer parts.
If you have a website about car parts then write press releases and articles about cars and car parts. You get the idea. It is easy to find a lot of e-zine directories on the net that provide free space for all your articles to be distributed. If you want to save money, then write the articles yourself.
If you don't want to do it yourself there are many freelance writers out there who are willing to write for you - for a small fee. Once you've written an article the next step you need to do is to submit it to several article directories - you can find them everywhere on the internet. Tip: include a short biography at the end of your article that links the article back to your own sites. Include a little information about yourself and your site. 4) Create a Newsletter Offer a newsletter on your website about the topic of your website.
This is truly a great way to widen your public awareness and build a list of visitors that regularly come to your website. It also builds a rapport with your customers and gives you more opportunity to build a relationship with your visitors. 5) Invest in good advertising Google Adwords and Yahoo both provide great advertising methods that are both truly popular and assures great traffic. Using this method will cost you some money, however.
Many people shy away from spending money to increase their overall traffic. Lastly, 6) Join forums, create online communities Again, this does require your time. Share your opinions and knowledge with others on the forum.
As you make responses your reputation will build on the forum which will also build the reputation of your website. Not only do you share your knowledge and expertise but you also get free advertising when you go to forums that have the same subject or niche as your site. Find a market and share your expertise and your credibility will grow. People will learn to trust you and your site once you create a good foundation and will probably pass your websites information on to several other people who are interested in that particular topic. Your websites traffic should certainly increase as a result.
Each of the six methods discussed above will help drive more traffic to your web site over time. Start doing any, or all, of the ideas listed above as soon as possible with your website and you should soon see a better traffic flow to your website. All it takes is a bit of effort and your own investment of time to get the traffic generation process started to your website. Copyright 2007 · Debbie Ray · All Rights Reserved.
Debbie Ray, owner of http://www.the-website-doctor.com , http://www.pedigreedpups.com , and http://www.pedigreeddogs.com , http://www.total-german-shepherd.com is a lifelong dog lover , web designer and teacher. Interested in more internet or dog related information? Thinking about getting a purebred dog? Interested in the German Shepherd? Need to promote your dog related website and get additional in bound links? Check out my sites for more info.