6 Great Ways Get More Traffic To Your Internet Business Website
Getting traffic is always a difficult process for an Internet business especially if your new online or been around for a while but struggling. The constant reminder by many internet gurus and Internet marketing service companies that you must have a mailing list compounds this. So what do you do if you are newbies, have no mailing list or are not so new and simply struggling?
This post gives you six great ways to get targeted traffic to your business website:
1. Submit your sites to directories and create links from high PR sites back to yours!
Submitting your site to directories is not as difficult as it may seem. The best way to go about it is to search for your keyword followed by directories, once you have a list of possible sites to help you get targeted traffic, get yourself listed on resource pages for your niche. Try to be creative about each entry, before submitting write out at least five different ways to describe your business inclusive of your main keywords in less than 160 characters.
Use a variety of links to point to your site do not just use the main page, link to your services and products as well, this helps promote all pages, it does take longer to get higher PR ranks but it will be worth it in the long run. Look at creative ways to get traffic by maybe posting links to services or selling your services through websites like eBay or Craigslist or giving valuable information to help get an entry in Wikipedia.
2. Social and Business Networking
Get your Internet business set up correctly on popular social and business networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Myspace etc. Set up your profile so it is appealing to potential customers and for viral word of mouth; use images of products or services where you can in your profile. Try to be proactive on your networks post blog entries or tweet at the very least 3 – 4 times a week.
Look for people within your niche area to network with and with whom you can discuss current topics in your field and listen to feedback, which is useful to improve your offering. It is not difficult to grow your network, and people who are interested in your products and services will find you a lot easier.
3. Search Engine Marketing
Do some reading on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) use it to optimise your Internet business website to the fullest you can. If you really feel that SEO is all way above your head, you have not got the time or you are just not inclined to do it then go hire a good Internet marketing service or Internet consultant to help you get targeted traffic.
4. Article Marketing
Article marketing can really make a difference to how well your site does and how much targeted traffic you can generate. Good copy in itself is a great attracter of visitors. Sit down and write 3 – 4 good articles relating to your niche and also to the purpose of your website, write from your own experience do not try to be all fancy and over authoritative, natural articles with personality always win the day.
At the bottom of each article add a brief bio about yourself and add a link to your website at the end of the article. Once you have done that submit each of the 3 -4 articles to various article directories like ezine or articlebase and also as a guest poster to webmasters of other sites within your niche that rank well for your keywords.
5. Yahoo! Answers
Yahoo answers is a great way to get on the map, simply go to http://answers.yahoo.com and find questions related to your niche, then try to post sensible and legitimate answer to questions posted, you can include your internet business web link as the resource or reference your URL in your answer. This is a great way to show you are an expert in your niche and by contributing to the Yahoo Answers community you can interest potential customers about your products and services.
6. Forum Marketing
Last but not least do some forum marketing. Go to any search engine and type in your keyword+forum. If you have a property related site, for example, do a for the words property forum. Choose the top 3 forums in your niche and join them. Set up a profile and ensure you do a signature file, if these are allowed making sure you add your Internet business site URL or the URL to a product or service that that particular forum discusses.
Start by post an introduction and then constructively become active by posting sensible replies to at least one thread on each of the 3 forums, if you can give it the time try to do this once a day or at least 3 times a week. This will help you gain exposure, get targeted traffic and this will peak people’s interest in your website.
These 6 ways should help you to gain more targeted traffic and should be used in a cycle do not just use them once and then forget, these are rinse and repeat actions that if used properly can continue to drive traffic to your internet business website on a consistent bases allowing you to gain maximum exposure to any potential customers.