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It snowed here yesterday and in Denver well that is more unusual then one might think. Of course I worried about my husband who still has to white knuckle his way to work. While I get to stay home and do what I enjoy. This got me thinking about traffic. While I never have to do the commute thing any more traffic is still a very large part of my life. It appears I just can't get away from it at least mine now a days comes with no risk of my life. Thank God.
It is not without is perials though today. Although I no longer have to start each day praying that traffic is light and let me get to work safely. I do start each day thinking the exact opposite. Not that is irony. I now hope to see lots of traffic each and every day. The more traffic the better. My blog does not disappiont. I monitor over 200 comments each day many days that number is closer to 300. If you know anything about blogs or even traffic to a site this is alot of traffic. Partly it all happen by accident. The other part was vigallence and following some easy directions.
I have always been good with directions still am. I never get lost. I can never remember being lost except for when I was four and my brothers thinking it was the thing to do to their baby sister ditched down an alley and I kept going straight. They found me clear across town. Boy did they get in trouble! They love to tell the story even still. The directions I am referring to though are some simple directions on how to create web traffic.
Now if you do not have a pot of gold sitting in your basement and most don't you are probably like me and want to know how to increase traffic but want to do it for free. Let me assure you I have never spent not one red dime or any other colored dime for that matter on creating web traffic. I am all about free!! While my primary business is not free nor do I believe that anything free will ever make me any real money. I also do not believe any of the small change ones will either. Small change gets you small change. However when it comes to web traffic and advertising I am all about the free.
First thing you need to do is to get your site indexed. Then comes the real hard part patients. Indexing letting the SEO search engines know about you is one of the first things you need to do. There are thousands and you can go to the trouble of submitting to everyone you can find or the just the big ones that is up to you but you must do it. I have a large list of them and they are available free just google url submission and they will come up. Then go place your URL in them and submit and your done. It will be tedious but well worth the effort. Also if your site is brand new you will want to do this again in 3-6 months. It takes a long time for some SEO's to index you. So it becomes a waiting game.
One of the easiest ways is to offer content. Do not just place stuff on your blog or other website just to plaster it up there. It is like those spammy blogs you see. You know the ones the blog that is nothing but an ad. Well it will get you know where. Offer real content cobbled up nonsense well this is not the time to do that. Give people information, how to achieve a goal, solve a problem, entertain, give out news or make them laugh. And above all keep it fresh. If you absolutely hate to write content then you can outsource this cheap.
To improve ranking use keywords and make sure you tag your website. All of these things will help you get backlinks. Backlinks are your lifeblood to the SEO's you need to get them. So now you ask well what are they and how do I get them? Put simply there are links on one website that lead back to another. There are several ways to get them one very easy way is to comment on other peoples blogs. Another is to submit your site to directories one of the best is DMOZ or open directory this is all done by humans and not by bots which is why it has an excellant reputation. Still another is social bookmarking. Set up profiles on social networks and add comments to discussions, forums and blogs. In other words be active. Exchanging links is still another way.
Advertise, advertise, advertise. You must advertise. Now that in itself is another article in and of itself but you need to do it if you ever expect to be found. There is a whole laundry list of ways to do this for free and I have done several articles about it. So if your needing ideas then look at some of my past post. You can give away freebies people love these. There are many different type of freebies just be creative.
My very last pionter is probably the least done but one of the very best ways to get traffic. Article writing. Writing articles covers just about every area I just covered so it produces some of the best highly visable traffic the quickest. It creates one way backlinks and you will really be amazed at the results.
One last thing never ever ever spam. You will lose credibility and everything you are working towards. Make sure to use pictures and videos where they are appropiate. Good luck and stay out of the break down lane.
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