“HOW TO INCREASE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE!”
by Galen Anderson
One of the best ways to get traffic to your website is to be on top of the
results page of a search engine. Since there is only one “number one” for
every search, your website being listed there is almost impossible with the
millions of sites and billions of articles on the internet.
However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t strive to be part of the top
ten in a results page. A good way to rise through the rankings of search
results is by having an article on each page of your website that contains at
least 250 words. This article should contain carefully chosen keywords and
content about your website or your products.
Link exchange programs are like merchant associations or chambers of
commerce. By being part of a link exchange program, you agree to display
the links of other partner sites in your website. The links that will be placed
in your website are those links that lead to other websites that are in the
same category as your website. For example, if you have an ‘internet
marketing’ website, then most of your links will be other ‘internet marketing’
sites as well. In return for placing their links on your site, they will place
links on their webpages to your site. How does this help to get traffic to your
site? If in a search, one of your partner sites shows up, but yours does not,
the searcher is redirected to that site. If your partner site does not have the
product or information needed by the searcher, then the searcher will
probably click on the link to a partner site. There’s no ‘sure thing’ that the
link will be yours, but it gives you a shot.
Banner exchanges work much like link exchanges but you will need more
space on your website to accommodate other website banners. If you are
particular about the cosmetics of your website, then you might not like this
one. With so many banners being displayed, you might get to look like a
“banner farm”. Even so, a potential live link is still a point in favor of your
site being visited by someone.
Newsletters and ezine article writing are another way to direct some website
traffic in your direction. You write hundreds, even thousands, of articles to
saturate the web. Within these articles are links to your website. Having all
those articles around is similar to having mini-websites scattered all over
strategic places. With these articles, you can also give the reader an option
to subscribe to your newsletter. If they do subscribe, then you are right at
their door, ready to make your sales pitch, through your email marketing
If you want “the lion’s share”, you can turn your site into something like
Wikipedia. The only difference is that you have merchandise to sell on each
page of your website while Wikipedia does not. Using this method, you are
almost guaranteed a top ten placement in any search engine on the internet.
Of course, this would mean a lot of work. But if you really want to make
good money, then you have to put out a good effort. The methods for
increasing website traffic I mentioned in this article are just some of the
many ways available on the internet. The most successful are those that
involve newsletters, ezine articles, and link exchanges with other websites.
It’s up to you to decide which method you’ll use!