How To Increase Web Traffic To Your Site

how to increase web traffic to your site

Who wants a website without traffic? Let’s face it: you need traffic to your site or there is no reason to having it.

But how do you get traffic to your site? Do you know how to increase web traffic to your site? We all know about content, but are there other ways to increase traffic?

How to get more website traffic for free

1. Answer questions – if you see the same question asked over and over again, write an answer to it, and then direct those who asked it to your post. This way, not only do you have new content on your site, but now you have someone happy to find an answer to their question. They’ll promote your post, letting others know about the answer to their problem.You can find all types of questions on Twitter, FaceBook, in forums, etc.

2. Write a Glossary for Your Niche – there is always a term someone doesn’t know: why not write a list of terms specific to your niche and define those terms. This information will be a magnet for links, and it’s not hard to do.

3. Invite Guest Bloggers –  there is a lot of buzz about guest blogging these days, so why not ask people you admire and follow to guest post at your blog? It’s not hard, and the worst that can happen is that they’ll say no. But if they say yes, you’ll have a nice traffic boost when their post goes up, since most people would let their followers know about the guest post.

4. Use Tags for Your Posts – I am not sure how many take advantage of the tags on their blogs, but I get a lot of visitors that come through tags I created for my posts. And  if I see enough visitors come through a specific tag, I create a blog post for that specific term. Give people what they want!

There you have it: all of the above methods are easy to implement. What methods do you use to increase your traffic?

How to Find Topics to Write About

business ideasThe best way to find topics to write about is to start from the beginning with the minutia about your niche. Don’t assume your audience has already seen everything or that you can’t tell them about it in a new way. Even if other people are talking about the same thing, you will do it differently and appeal to your own audience.

  • Forums and Message Boards – Find out which forums your audience uses and go there and observe. What are they talking about? What are the titles they give their new posts? Use this information to formulate ideas of what to write about.
  • Read Comments on Other Blog Posts – Read industry blog posts, and then read the comments. What is the audience saying? What questions are they asking? You can use these questions and comments as fodder for new blog posts and articles.
  • Questions Asked by Others in Groups – Both LinkedIn and Facebook have groups that you can join. Find groups that consist of your ideal audience and observe what they are talking about. These are all ideas for blog posts.
  • Read Industry News – Subscribe to online and offline magazines for your industry so you can keep up to date on new technology and information. This will help you with increasing your knowledge so that you can find more topics to write about.
  • Keep a Swipe File – You don’t want to plagiarize so be very careful, but use something like Evernote.com to keep a file full of interesting quotes and information that you can use to write about.
  • Brainstorm – At least weekly, sit down and give yourself 15 minutes on a timer to list everything that you can think of to write about. Keep in Evernote or on a publication calendar that you can make with Excel, and upload to Google Drive.

Finally, it can’t be said enough that it’s essential to keep notes at all times. If you don’t keep notes, you will not remember what you thought about while you were showering, shopping, or out with your friends. Keeping a running list of ideas that come to mind, then doing research on those ideas, you’ll be sure to have plenty of content to write about when you’re ready to sit down and write.

Blogging Your Way to Success

girl bloggingOne of the most popular methods of marketing on a shoestring is blogging. Blogging is a very powerful, though long-term, marketing method that gets results. It’s important that your blog is on your website and not on an external blogging site where they own the content. You want to own all your own content.

Nine Tips to Making It Work

Blogging is one of the most powerful ways to market your business on a shoestring budget if you know what you’re doing. It may take some practice before you get good at it, and it will definitely take perseverance. But if you have that, you can get a lot of business by simply blogging your way to success.

  1. Blog Regularly – It’s important that you update your content on a regular basis, and at first you should shoot to fill your blog with content three to five times a week. Once you have over 300 pages, you can cut down to weekly blogs.
  1. Know Your Audience – Before you write a single blog post, it’s essential that you know who your audience is, what their problems are and how you can solve them. Plus, you need to know how all that ties in with your products and services.
  1. Understand Your Niche – Study all you can about your niche, including your competition and the industry as a whole. The more you know, the more you can share with your audience, and the more valuable of a resource you become.
  1. Include Keyword-Rich Titles – Going nuts with keywords is no longer necessary, but you should still use them in titles, headers, and subtitles. This will enable search engines to locate the content but it will also intrigue your audience.
  1. Make the Content Unique – The content on your blog and website should be 100 percent unique to you. You can check it using software like Copyscape.com or Grammarly.com.
  1. Share Other People’s Content – An exception to unique content is that you can share other people’s content if you do it right. Include a blurb about the content you’re sharing, and link to it where it was originally posted.
  1. Keep Your Comments Open – A great way to encourage user-generated content is to ask for comments and then comment back to people. You can have entire discussions right on the blog in the comments.
  1. Use Relevant Images – An image is worth a thousand words, as they say, so you should be using them to help explain your message to your reader.
  1. Use a Variety of Formats – Don’t just use one type of blog post. Try to use a lot of different formats and types of content for your blogs, such as “how to” posts, long-form posts, guides, vlogs and more.

Using these tips will help you market your business on a shoestring using blogging. Blogging regularly, in a relevant manner, will bring your audience to you. But you also need to remember to promote the things you publish. Just like you promote your YouTube videos, promote your blogs regardless of which form or type they happen to be in.

Adovia Sulfur Soap With Dead Sea Salt – Review

This soap is no longer available, but if you’d like a sulfur soap, there’s a nice list here.

I recently received one of these soaps for review, and I enjoyed using it. I’m not one to have acne or excessive black heads (I’ve been blessed with very good skin), but washing with this soap leaves skin feeling squeaky clean: a bit tight, but not so much that I’d be overly concerned.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION from manufacturer:

  • Adovia sulfur soap, is highly enriched with minerals and sulfur from the Dead Sea.
  • Your skin’s natural moisture levels are balanced and optimized with Olive Oil, Dead Sea minerals and Aloe Vera extract.
  • Sulfur has Antiseptic, Anti-Fungal and Antibacterial properties
  • This soap thoroughly cleanses your face and body and leaves your skin gentle and smooth.
  • Our sulfur soap has a 3% sulfur content.

I like that the soap isn’t highly scented, and looks like it will last quite a while. If you suffer with acne, oily skin and black heads, give this soap a try.  You can find it at Amazon and you ca read more about the company at their site: CleopatrasChoice.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Propresser Garlic Press Review

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad I work from home, because I love my garlic. And since I’m home most of the time, I can more easily eat garlic without worrying about being socially unacceptable. Of course, I use garlic in my cooking, and then it doesn’t smell, but we love eating baked fish with home made garlic mayonnaise 😉

Are you hungry yet? I’ll give you my garlic mayonnaise recipe in just a minute, but first let me tell you about the Propresser Garlic Press I received for review. It’s sturdy, looks great and most important, makes using garlic easy as pie.

garlic-press

Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe:

  • 1 head of garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of oil

Crush the garlic (with the Propresser Garlic Press you don’t even need to peel it), add the salt and then slowly mix in the oil without changing direction. It’s really that simple, and it’s delicious with fish, Lima beans, and home made fries! YUM!

If garlic isn’t part of your diet, you might want to think about the benefits. Here are just a few:

  • strengthens the immune system
  • helps lower high blood pressure
  • helps prevent heart disease
  • helps repel mosquitoes (I bet you didn’t know about that one 😉

If you want your own Propresser garlic press by Orblue, you can get it at amazon here:  http://www.amazon.com/70-OFF-TODAY-Propresser-Stainless/dp/B00HHLNRVE

To learn more about the company, check out their site

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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