Generating web traffic is the utmost concern of every blog owner. I haven’t seen any blogger who does not want more traffic, or have you seen anyone?
The importance of driving quality traffic to your blog can make the huge difference between the amount of money you earn, and how much readership you gain. In the world of internet marketing, traffic is a good indication that your blog is performing well. While in the offline world, especially in our high ways, traffic is a bad thing.
The problem is, so many bloggers don’t know how to improve their blog’s traffic. I’m here to reveal some smart tips that works. If you’re a blogger, this article is going to help you increase your traffic, boost your sales, and enhance your web experience. Let’s go…
1. Have A Goal In Mind & Paper
Isn’t goal setting a part of achieving your plans in life? Yes, what else are we talking about if not to achieve our internet marketing plans. You need to set goals, harness the creative power within you and work towards improving your online business. Blogging is not all about writing new posts everyday, with the hope of turning it into an online diary, far from it, it’s also a place where you can earn a living doing what you love – your passion.
So, how much web traffic do you want each month? This must be clearly written down in ink and paper, and then put strategies in place on how to actualize it. That’s the first approach and as soon as you do that, go to the next tip…
2. Decide Your Alternative Sources
There are several methods to drive free traffic to your site. However, you need to map each one of them down, determine the profit potential and the amount of time required to tap the immense potential it’s got. What are the alternative sources in case one traffic source fails?
Some traffic sources are going to perform better than others. You don’t have to put all your eggs in one basket and expect to safeguard the basket. Have alternatives and make sure you are in tune with the recent happenings so that, when next you need to take the right step, every obstacle would be off your way.
3. Optimize Your Webpages Correctly
Google search spider does not show websites and blogs on their search results, they only present web pages that (presumably) have the relevant information the searcher wants. Until your web pages are correctly optimized, you’ll miss the free organic search traffic that Google sends your way. Everyday, search engines especially the big “G” is rewarding people who have taken time out to optimize their web pages.
It’s not about keyword stuffing, but about how relevant the terms you decide to use are to the searcher. The ultimate person search engine company respects is the end user (you and me), not the web site owner who tricks them.
So, get optimized today. Let every keyword on your content also appear on the Meta Keywords section on your head tags. It makes it look natural and you’ll reap great dividends.
4. Bookmark Your Blog Posts Regularly
Social bookmarking still carries its weight even after the Google panda updates. To enhance your blog traffic without all the hassles of keyword density and unscrupulous backlinking, concentrate on social bookmarks. You’re going to see the results manifest as soon as you give it a go.
Social media sites are perceived as authority sites. These sites are web 2.0, where users are able to edit and enhance their contents, without resorting to administrators – except on technical issues. The earlier you get into social bookmarking, the better your blog would perform, boosting your pagerank and blog engagement ultimately.
There are quality free tools you can use to bookmark to social sites. I personally use ping.fm and they are great. You should try them and semi-automate your bookmarks whenever you want.
5. Quality Content Is The Key
When people search online using any of the search engines around, they are not after your beautiful theme (except for web designers and graphics). What they want is good information that can change their lives and help them make more money.
If you need targeted traffic, then look away from every shortcut and concentrate on quality content. It’s not how much blog posts you have written, but how cute they are. I don’t personally update my sittercity coupons and 6pm coupon discounts sites like I do my personal blog, but I try to post only detailed and helpful content that readers enjoy.
Let content rule your heart and life. The results of writing and publishing quality content may not be instant, but it’s lasting. Quality can set you apart and cause Google and every authority site out there to send you massive free traffic on a daily basis.
I’ll leave you right here to take action. That’s the only way to see results. Follow the smart tips above, coupled with your innate potentials, you’ll attract the right traffic, without much ado. See you at the top!