The best way to ensure your success is to build automated traffic sources to send you visitors day and night.
Before we begin
Before you begin trying to get traffic to your site, you need to do your keyword research first. This is because you will building your traffic funnels around specific keywords. This means it’s critical to select your keywords properly.
While doing your keyword research, keep the following in mind:
- Are the keywords you’re interested in attainable? This involves doing some competitive analysis to determine the ease of entry for each keyword
- What kinds of visitors do these keywords bring? Certain keywords are good for generating a lot of visitors who don’t buy anything. This is not what you’re looking for.
- What about affiliates? If you want to build a huge business, you’re going to need affiliates to help you. So make sure you are also targeting keywords to attract affiliates.
Although this is an essential step, doing it all by hand can take a very long time. Hiring someone else to do it costs a lot of money. And that’s why most people skip this step! What I recommend is using website traffic software to save the time of doing it yourself and the money of hiring someone else. This way you get this critical step done fast and done well.
Only then can you start getting traffic
Only after doing your keyword research correctly can you start targeting these keywords to get you traffic.
Here are a couple of clever ways to do this…
- “Answer” Sites
- Video Sharing Sites
The truth is that people really enjoy taking surveys and finding out what other people think. And if you make it interesting, other people will post your survey on their website. They benefit by getting free content for their site and you get a link to your site under the survey. The beauty of this is that it generates website visitors for you with no work on your part. Using just this one extra idea will put you ahead of your competition . . . who think surveys are for gathering information! Just make the question interesting enough that people will want to share it with their own visitors.
Sites like Yahoo! Answers allow users to ask and answer each others’ questions. However, you’re interest in these sites is not to ask and answer questions. What you want to do is use these sites to generate traffic and leads for your business. One thing you can do is to visit sites like Craigslist and Yahoo! Answers and manually extract contact info to contact other users. So, if you’re smart, you’ll use website traffic software to do it all for you. These tools put the whole thing on auto-pilot and just deliver the leads to you each day.
Video is huge and sites like YouTube and Vimeo are extremely popular. These sites generate massive traffic and people watch over 2 billion videos a day on YouTube alone . If used properly, video sites can get you more website traffic than you know what to do with.
And don’t worry if you don’t have any idea of how to make a video. It’s really easy to just start with an article or something you’ve already written. And use free screen capture software to record yourself reading it. You can even get software that will automatically do this for you.
The Bottom Line…
Getting traffic is not that difficult. Just be a creative and think outside the box a bit. Plus, there’s lots of great software out there to help you.
Don’t waste any more time:
- Keyword research first is key
- Next, set up a survey or two with viral appeal
- Build your traffic traps
- Capitalize on video!