Basic Methods for Building Website Traffic

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All websites would appreciate higher site traffic. After creating a website, webmasters should focus their time to building website traffic. This is especially important for revenue generating websites or blogs like online stores, affiliated websites and those earning through paid advertisements. The question is, what are the methods to accomplish this task? The first thing you should do is to let people know you exist by spreading your links.

Comment on Blog Posts

A common way to scatter your links and let people know that your site exists is to post comments on blogs. You simply have to find a blog post and click on comment. You put in your name, e-mail, website URL and your message. Make sure that the message is something that the owner will approve and not a spam-like comment. Read what other people have to say on the blog post to get an idea on what to write. It is also recommended to comment on blog posts that are relevant to your site.

Make use of Forums

There are a lot of online forums and membership is usually free. Join one or more and participate in each one. After a set amount of messages, admin will allow you to post links in your messages. This allows you to spread your site URL to build website traffic. Again, make sure to put in relevant posts or else the moderator may simply delete your post. If you continue with spam-like messages, you could even get banned from the forum.

These two are basic examples on how to increase your website’s traffic. Keep in mind that you have to post relevant messages so that they’ll get approved. These two are the most common used methods but of course, there are more methods that you can learn to build website traffic.

Question and Answer Sites

You can also find an opportunity to spread the word about your website on question and answer sites like Yahoo Answers. You can post a message and put in your link as reference. This too can help in increasing your traffic. Messages like “Great post!” or a simple “hi, nice site!” will simply get your message deleted and your link wasted. It is also advisable to post in forums and blogs that have relevant content to your own site. Do it right, and you’ll get cheap website traffic and see an increase in your sales within a few weeks.

Add your blog to the list of search engines and ranking sites.

Not everyone knows that you can add your blog’s URL to big search engines like Yahoo, Google and many ranking sites like Alexa, Google Page Rank, Topblogs and Topsites. This would allow the search engines to index your site quicker, and the ranking sites to generate more traffic from their site to your blog. To get more traffic to blog posts, use RSS feeds in these ranking sites.

Post well-written articles regularly

The cliché’ “Content is King,” is still applicable nowadays. If you do not have great content, people may visit your site but would never return because they have not read anything worthwhile. Provide them good reading material and they will come back for more. Regular posting will alert the search engine to crawl your site regularly too, increasing your exposure in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERP). If you land in the first pages of the SERP, you are guaranteed more traffic.

Utilize social bookmarking sites

Social bookmarking and networking sites could generate millions of traffic to your blog. Get traffic to blog posts by posting links from these sites to your blog. You can add your blog links from your home page or “About Me” pages.

Socialize and make yourself visible
It is not enough that you are a member of these sites; you have to socialize and interact sincerely with members of each site. You can even form a group with other online users whom you share the same interests with.

This is a guest pots by Adarsh Thampy. If you are looking to start an online business, head over to BusinessHeadAche.com where you will find great tips on how to start an internet business and awaken the entrepreneur in you.

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  • Profit Addiction May 28, 2010, 11:31 am

    Great article man. I definitely agree with commenting on blog posts, it has done very well so far for me!
    .-= Profit Addiction´s last blog ..Is Affiliate Marketing Too Crowded? =-.

  • custom-web-design June 1, 2010, 6:00 am

    I almost use all these methods for building up my website traffic and they are really useful. Thanks for the great article..

  • George June 1, 2010, 8:44 am

    Good article. As search engines are the main source of traffic regular posting of quality content will help to establish websites or blogs among search engines.
    .-= George´s last blog ..The Important Role Of Corporate Blogs In A Business =-.

  • Lee Ka Hoong@Make Money Online June 1, 2010, 8:56 pm

    These are great ways to build traffic and one way backlink to our blog and website. I would like to add one more point, guest posting is also a great way to build traffic, backlink as well as branding our blog. I’ve been doing this quite some times and I can see the effectiveness of doing so.

    Well said Adarsh!

    Regards,
    Lee
    .-= Lee Ka Hoong@Make Money Online´s last blog ..Make Money Online By Writing Anything You Like =-.

  • Tasarım June 8, 2010, 5:43 pm

    Nicely written article ZK. Some of these tips could actually grow a better traffic to some of my blogs 🙂

  • Colleen June 8, 2010, 8:12 pm

    A great way to garner traffic is to write posts on trending topics. Especially when you can be one of the first to write about it.

  • Mathew Day June 9, 2010, 1:09 am

    These were some really great tips for getting more traffic. I also have had some success with article marketing and pinging all of my posts to many of the popular search engines. 🙂

  • Sun Storage July 3, 2010, 2:58 am

    Now we know the ways of getting traffic but it is up to you how you will do this, two sides are there quality vs. quantity…what you choose?

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