Do you need traffic to your website or blog?
As a small business owner, I am sure you have quickly found out that you need more than just a website. So how do you get traffic to your site?
Of course the ultimate way to generate a ton of free traffic is using keywords and search engine optimization (SEO) for your site.
But for now I’m only going to talk about those strategies that can be done by just about anyone, without having to know any SEO.
Fast Traffic Number # 1– Pay Per Click Ads. Google, Facebook and other online search engines and social networks offer what is called pay per click ads. If you been to any search engine, you will have noticed all those small classified ads that on the immediate right side.
These are pay per click ads. They are called that because each time that someone clicks on a link in the ad, the advertiser pays a preset fee (anywhere from a just few cents per click to double-digits!)
Fast Traffic Number #2 – The next fastest way to drive traffic to your site is with the use of online press releases. While not as expensive as a per click ad campaign, a long run of online press releases can become expensive over time.
Fast Traffic Number # 3 – Next on the list is the participating inside online communities or forums. If you are small business person who enjoys helping others, forum marketing is a great way for you to build your personal reputation as well as get instant clicks backs to your site.
Fast Traffic Number # 4– Another fast method is by writing articles. Article syndication or article marketing allows you to distribute your content throughout the Internet and have it made available for years to come. I personally still get a few clicks from an article that I published online over 5 years ago.
Fast Traffic Number # 5– Viral marketing is a great way to use the power of the freebie to syndicate your content throughout the Internet. We all have received e-mails with links to freebie videos, cute jokes, charming audio files or free reports.
Fast Traffic Number # 6– Another great way to get traffic is to exchange web links with other websites. Links exchanges are basically a new form of age old “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”.
As a local business owner this should be easy to accomplish. Say you run a restaurant, you could ask all the local business people on your street to exchange web links with you.
Fast Traffic Number # 7– And finally while considered the slowest method of traffic generation mailing email newsletters to your customers is a fantastic form of “traffic-on-demand”.
But this method is at the bottom of the list not because it doesn’t work but due to the fact you have to build a list-community first!
Something many small business owners never do. While building an e-mail list may take several months, it is worth the effort due to the responsiveness of your readers.