9 Ways – How to Increase Traffic to Your Website
Everyone wants to get more and more visitors to our her/his site, which we hope will turn into more purchasers of whatever we’re offering.
Of course, traffic doesn’t just magically appear on our sites just
because we put a page out there. As the queen or king of your domain, you’ve got to fill your site with pages of exciting, informative, problem-solving content. Then, AFTER all that is done, you have to make your site detectable by the search engines.
With that in mind, here are 9 ways to help your site get increased traffic. Please note: this not even close to an exhaustive list.
- Vary your content from post to post. Change the format (but keep it appealing). Don’t make all your postings the same length. The average posts are usually in the 1500 words in length, but you don’t want to make al of yours the same.
- Don’t lose sight of on-page SEO. Be sure to include links to new content. Also make sure to use image alternate text if you’re using images. And, put meta descriptions to good use! Remember, you want to optimize your writing in order to make it easy for search engines to find you.
- Conduct interviews with well-known people in your field, then put them out on your blog. The name recognition should attract traffic to your website. You might even make a podcast of the interview, and post a link.
- Ask your readers what they’re interested in seeing discussed, the write a posting about that subject. It’ll look good to your readers that you asked them for input, and acted on it. It’ll also encourage your readers to leave comments and interact.
- Write Attention-Grabbing Headlines. Some ways to do so: Generate curiosity, create an emotional response from the reader, ask a question, use power words, like Catastrophe, Horrific, Triumph, and Wondrous. Here’s a site that offers over 180 power words. You can also attempt to convey a sense of urgency
- Use short sentences, and short paragraphs. It makes the text easier to read. You don’t want long paragraphs, or large blocks of text to bog down your reader.
- Create a video lesson on your topic of expertise, and post it on your website. Offer a clear demonstration on one aspect of what you offer.
- Submit your posts to aggregator sites. Make sure your posts are submitted for a relevant topic. Aggregator sites collect links and post on particular subjects, or niches, then make that information available to their members.
- Make a name for yourself in Comment sections. If you contribute provocative, insightful comments, you’ll begin to stand out. This can eventually lead more traffic to your site. If n engage with people in your niche (and not just dump links on them), your online reputation will grow.
There you have it. Try one or a couple of these tactics to help improve your SEO rankings, and increase traffic to your site. If you have any questions, go ahead and send me an email. Or, just drop me a note in the comments to let me know how your website traffic has improved.