20 Dec Increasing Web Traffic – Tips and Tricks
Everyone has a website these days. From retailers to wedding planners, everyone is rushing to stake a claim on a little piece of internet real estate before it all gets gobbled up. If you've already driven your stake into the virtual ground, then the hardest part of the task is done. But now, if you're sitting around scratching your head wondering what you do to make your blog or website successful now that you've created it, the answer is increasing web traffic. On the internet, getting eyesballs to look at your page can sometimes be more important than how long those eyes really stay on your page, or whether or not the wallets attached to those eyesball actually buy something.
Contrary to claims that you can just plop a website on the internet, create a bank account and just watch the virtual dollars come rolling in, increasing web traffic, and hopefully profit, to a website is a task that takes constant maintenance and quite a bit of patience as well. If you think of the whole internet as a forest, and your website or blog as a young tree, you might think about the task of capturing as much traffic as you can as the spreading of your roots as deep and far into the forest as possible so that your tree will be bigger, stronger, and more vibrant than the rest, and will thus attract the most attention.
In order to start spreading your robots and increasing web traffic, one of the first things you should do is fully optimize your site and its content for the web search engines. Search engines, like Google and Yahoo are constantly trolling the content of sites on the web, looking for the correct combinations of keywords, links, history, traffic and tags to determine how far up the search results to place that website. If you want to appear up on the first page of results with the well known websites, you've got to optimize. Make your site's content attractive to search engines by using titles that are rich in key words, have good key word density through your articles, and focus your content on one or two topics that are covered well.
Also, reach out to websites, blogs and other online forums that also deal with your chosen topic or product, but that are not necessarily competitors. Ask the founders of these sites if they would be interested in exciting links, meaning that in a certain area of your site, you would list a link to their site and they would do the same. One of the largest factors that determine page rank in a search engine results is how many other websites link to yours. This will help tremendously in increasing web traffic to your site.