Do you want to get more traffic and business to your website? These 23 tips will help you to generate more traffic and leads in 2016 & in coming years!
Create A Blog
Blogging is one of the most efficient ways to get more traffic. It also has been identified as one of the best ways to attract new customers. 57% of companies with a blog have acquired a customer from their blog. Which means that if you blog more, you will get more customers.
It also will help you to position yourself as an authority in your industry. A good rule of thumb is to publish a new piece at least 1-4 times a month.
Answer Questions on Quora
Create a Quora profile with a link back to your website or relevant articles on your blog. Then start to answers to questions that people have. Where appropriate, you can include links to your articles in the answers, which will drive even more traffic back to you.
Share Articles to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
Sharing on social media can send people to your website, especially if you use hashtags (#). You could also engage with influential people in your industry on social media. This way they will notice you and may share your content if it is good enough.
Post Videos on YouTube
According to a new report from Cisco, by 2019 online video will be 80 percent of all consumer Internet traffic. You can create video walkthroughs and tutorials and mention your website and include a link in your video description.
Publish on LinkedIn Pulse
LinkedIn opened their publishing platform, Pulse to the public in February 2014. It allows you to reach millions of professionals. Don’t forget to use the appropriate tags for your article. It could help you to get picked and seen by more people.
Use high-quality images to boost your views. Read this guide to learn more about driving traffic from LinkedIn pulse.
Post Your Content to LinkedIn Groups
Join LinkedIn groups related to your industry and engaged in the discussions. You can also share your articles and get some free traffic. LinkedIn traffic is very targeted, and there is a big chance to get some business there.
Link from Other Niche Social Networks
Is there any smaller, niche social network you use? You can include your website in your profile.
Share to Google+ Communities
There are many big communities on G+ where you can join and share your articles. Use big and catchy images for your updates. You can also format your submissions for more attention. You can do it like this – Italic: _your text_, Bold: *your text*, Numbered List: *1.* your text.
Check out 10 useful Google+ tips to learn formatting tricks.
Pin your website & blog posts on Pinterest
You can use Pinterest to promote your blog posts. All you need is a nice image to catch attention. You could also use Canva to create a nice image with the title of your blog post. Don’t forget to write a short description and to include hashtags. Read this useful guide on driving traffic via Pinterest.
Create SlideShares of Your Content
Do you have an interesting article on your blog? Why not transform it into slide presentation? Slideshare is a high traffic website where you can get additional traffic.
The most popular slide presentations use less text on a single slide. Check the best performing presentations related to your niche to get some ideas.
If your presentation is picked by the administrators and get featured on Slideshare homepage, you can get thousands of views
Infographics are another way to repurpose your best content. You can use free tools such as Canva, Piktochart or hire a freelancer. If you are on a budget, you can use Fiverr and get infographics for $5-25.
Add Sharing Buttons
Social sharing buttons encourage your visitors to share your content. Add most popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you are running your blog on WordPress, there are many good plugins you can use. Use SumoMe which is a popular tool to add social sharing buttons on WordPress, BlogSpot or any other platform.
Contact People Mentioned in Your Content
Did you mention any influential people or brand in your articles? Contact them on Email or their most active social media account. If your content is good and makes them look good, they will probably share it with their following.
Guest Post on Relevant Sites
The benefits of guest postings are numerous. It allows you to reach a wider audience, get traffic, links and recognition.
Before you decide to guest post on any website you should first check its Alexa rank. It helps you to determine if one website is popular and get enough traffic. An absolute minimum for established website is Alexa rank of 400-500k.
Syndicate Your Content to Other Sites
Guest posting is time-consuming. If you don’t find the time you still can syndicate your content on other websites.
Just wait for Google to index your content on your blog first. To speed up the process you can share it on your social media accounts.
Republish Your Content
You can create a blog on Tumblr, Medium, Quora or any other “secondary” blog platform and republish all of your content on it with links back to your site.
It is a good idea to wait for a few days to about a week after your article is published on your blog before doing this.
These websites are frequently indexed by Google, and if you republish right away, Google may decide that the original is article is hosted on the authority sites you republished your content. Use Canonical tag whenever possible.
Offer a Free Product
Create a simple info product on your website and give it for free. This could be a how-to guide, 10 tips to do something, etc. If your product is great good, enough people will start sharing your website or blog page where you offer this free product.
Grow Your Email List
Building a mailing list is one of the best ways to grow your traffic and make money later on when you have something to sell such as products or services. This is your loyal following who read your posts and sign up for any updates from you.
The easiest way to grow your list is to give something for free in return for people’s email. This could be free info product; members only email tips etc.
When you share other people’s content on social media, you still can get some chunk of the traffic. You can use services like Snip.ly.
It creates a call to action at the bottom of the page you share where you can include a picture and a link.
By interviewing an influencer for your blog, you lend some of their credibility. If the interview is good, enough they will also share it with their audience.
Comment on Relevant Blogs
Blog commenting can bring a lot of targeted traffic especially if you are one of the first commenters, and you write a meaningful comment. Use RSS a reader like Feedly and put together a list with the best blog in your industry.
Don’t promote yourself. Using your name as a link is more than enough.
Create an eBook and List it On Amazon
This is time-consuming but can be rewarding. Use your best content about a certain topic and compile an eBook. You can sell it or just offer it as free. Don’t forget to include links to your website in the eBbok.
Create a Free Online Course
Online education is very popular the last few years. Because it is the fastest and cost effective way to learn new skills. You can start with a small free course about a specific topic. Publish your course on popular platforms like Udemy and Creativelive.com.
Use tips to grow your traffic and revenue! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below.