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Traffic Generation Tips

Jul 27th 2010 at 8:04 AM

If you’ve got traffic coming to your site, you’re 99% there. The other 1% is what you do with that traffic, but if you have to traffic – you can figure out the rest. What you do with the traffic when it gets to your site could be any number of things. The important thing is getting the traffic and sustaining it.

Let’s talk about how to generate traffic…

Here’s a short list of great, free traffic generating methods:

  • Web 2.0
  • Articles Directories
  • Video Sites

p OK, so how do they work

Web 2.0 Methods

Web 2.0 simply means the new family of websites that have user-generated content. The exciting thing about Web 2.0 sites is that you get to add your own content and it becomes part of these sites. And because of the highly interactive and popular nature of these sites, Google and other search engines “index” their content regularly. And that’s important to you because it means that Google and the other search engines treat links from these sites as more meaningful than links from other sites. And any links in your content that point to your own sites count as a strong “vote” in favor of your sites – lending you credibility in the search engines. That’s the real benefit of adding content to this sites – search engine ranking means ongoing free traffic. There are many more web 2.0 traffic tactics we don’t have time to get into here, but this will get you started.

Article Marketing

Article marketing really builds on the Web 2.0 concept. This is because article websites are really web 2.0 site. Just like web 2.0 sites, article websites allow you to upload your own content – as articles. Just as with the other web 2.0 sites, having your content included gives you immediate traffic and search engine ranking. And the hidden benefit here is that your reach grows as other people take your articles and put them on their blogs and sites. And along with your article, they have to include your author information and a link back to you – so you get more free traffic and SEO benefits. Here are a couple article marketing traffic tips:

  • Do your keyword research
  • Write specifically to target these keywords
  • Use anchor text links in the article and the “resource box”

Video Marketing

And finally, we need to talk about getting traffic from videos. Once again, this is really a sub-set of web 2.0. And it carries all the same benefits of article marketing. And if all that wasn’t enough, you also stand a much stronger chance of getting a high search engine ranking for the keywords you want with video than you do with text-based content.

Here’s how to get free traffic using video

  • Set up your YouTube account
  • Turn off all the modules in your account profile
  • Use the tags in your profile to enter the keywords you want to rank for
  • Add a link to your website
  • Add 1 or more videos to your profile
  • For each video use your keywords in the tags, the descriptions and the title

Summary:

This is a great overview to get your started generating massive traffic to your site.

3 comments
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Dec 29th 2013 at 11:55 PM by marty
Great article. Thanks
   
Sep 16th 2010 at 7:29 AM by fredds
Fantastic tips. I've used the share tool to send this to a couple of my networking friends who I know will appreciate this kind of information.
   
Aug 31st 2010 at 5:18 AM by mikecrei
Great info. Thanks for sharing!
   

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