What is web traffic?
If you’re going to figure out how to generate more traffic for your website, perhaps you’re going to need to know what traffic is. When someone wants to find out something, most people pull up to a computer or laptop, look up google.com and search for what they are looking for.
That question gets run through googles algorithm, normally a few seconds and out pops up sites that are similar if not exact to what they are looking for. They click the website address and become new web traffic. So what is a good web traffic estimator?
There are two types of listings, paid listing and Organic listing. Paid listing is usually the listing with the AD at the beginning. Organic listing is the listing underneath the paid listing.
If you have the money, PPC(pay per click) is an option you can consider. This method can be cheap or free depending on the PPC provider, if you’re new with google, google sometimes lets you run $100 of free PPC to help you get started. In order to display their ads to search engine users, advertisers bid on keywords – terms and phrases including specific words – that are likely to appear in search queries.
One of the best ways to get free traffic is by ranking your site high up in the search engines – Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The organic listing provides you with the chance to build a reputation through content and Search Engine Optimization.
You might find business/fan pages that have paid a lot of money to get a large following only to find not everyone that is following is engaging in whatever you have to say. There are many people on Facebook that have “manufactured followings” (sometimes paid, or incorrectly built) and they make a post and they get little to no reach. Business pages with 100,000’s of likes but any post or status update they do will get them very little activity (comments, likes, keywords shares).
Your goal in Social Networking is to engage. The six engagement criteria are
- Images (your own ideally)
- Videos (w/ supporting discussion)
- Topical Status Updates
- Negative Posts
- Positive Posts / Being Nice
Using one of these criteria when making posts, you will find that people will want to engage and that’s what you will be wanting to invest your time in.
Getting likes and having your post shared among friends is a great way to get yourself out there. These places have made it so easy to get in touch with others, you never know if something you post could go viral.
There are many social media sites to use the top 4 that I use today (might change tomorrow ) are
If you remember I mentioned using videos in the social media, Youtube is a great place to promote videos that will bring in traffic.
- Keyword title
- related URL
- description with the keyword in it, google determines rank keywords
- related keywords
- a static image (1280 x 720)
- Turn off comments and use google+ for comments instead
URL in signature
Another way to get some free traffic to your site is to add your website URL to your email signature. You can put your URL in your email signature so anyone you email will see your website.
Business card, t-shirts, and logo. Some of these might cost some money, but they are fun to do.
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