What is Traffic?

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What Is TrafficWhat is “Traffic”? Well, traffic is visitors to your site.  Without traffic, a website is useless! So whatever the reason you have got yourself some online property …  now you need people to arrive and take a look at what you are offering, be it a blog, articles or promotions – after all – without traffic you can’t make any sales of your promotions!

Over the next few “Traffic Tuesdays” I’m going to be running through 100 Ways to Get More Traffic.  Please – don’t try them all at once!  Pick a couple or 3… run with them for a period of time.  Focus on just these ones until you make them work for you.  Then, once they are on autopilot, come back and pick some more.

1. Write a Roundup Post

A roundup post is an entry that speaks about a group of people in your niche. This strategy is used to build relationships with influencers in your niche. Let them know that you are reaching out to them and promoting their content. More often than not, this leads to them returning you the favor by blogging or tweeting about you. If they are indeed influential in your niche, their return of favor will be sending massive traffic your way.

2. Interview Experts in Your Niche

If you can get interviews with experts in your niche, your credibility will be greatly boosted thus generating more traffic. All you have to do is ask: email experts a list of questions that is relevant to your niche and get some great content from their answers. At the same time, build relationships with these experts because you never know when
a powerful partnership will come knocking at your door.

3. Twitter Traffic

Twitter can be a huge source of traffic for you if you know how to build your Twitter network on a daily basis. Your goal with Twitter is to network and build relationships and these relationships can lead to more traffic. One Twitter post can become so viral that it can send tens of thousands of visitors to your sites if done in the right manner.

4. Create a Facebook Page

Studies have shown that people are spending more time on Facebook than any other website on the internet. By being in front of such traffic, you have the best chance of being seen on the vast web. Create a Facebook Page for your website and install a “Like Box” into your website so that your visitors will know you are on Facebook and join as a
fan on your Facebook Page.

5. Create an Infographic

If you are great with design, you can take the statistics of any topic and create an infographic to represent the figures. Infographics can go viral very easily as people like to share them all over the web. Do remember to include your website URL within the infographic so that you can get the traffic when it is re-blogged elsewhere on the internet. You know what? Forget about being great with design, you can outsource it to someone else to get it done for you!

6. Create a .pdf Cheatsheet

Create cheatsheets with important information about a certain topic and include your website URLs where possible inside the document. People love content such as this and there is a very good chance that it will go viral being shared on the web.

7. Create a Memorable Domain

Domain names often give people a first impression of the website. A good domain will attract the massive amounts of traffic. The most effective domains are the .com domains.

8. Write Guest Posts

Many bloggers or webmasters have audiences to their websites amounting more than your own. Approach these people and ask them if they would like for you to write a post for their blog. Not only will you possibly get traffic flocking to your site, it will also get you quality backlinks that will boost the ranking of your site on Google. In addition, you would have made a friend or friends and build relationships in the process.

9. Write a Free eBook

An eBook is a book-length digital publication read on computers or other electronic devices. They have a high perceived value and are a great way to build a huge email list. To create an eBook, you just have to copy and paste blog posts you already have written into a document and convert it into a PDF. Give away this eBook for free in exchange that people subscribe to your email list – we’ll cover how in a coming post.

10. Submit your eBooks to eBook directories

Once you have written your eBook, submit it to eBook directories. eBook directories work similarly with other online directories. They simply list a number of eBooks on their directory and people actually visit these directories to find information. In this way, not only do your website gain more traffic, people also get to know you as an author. The key to making it viral is to provide great and interesting content.

So there are 10 ways to get more traffic to be thinking about until next Tuesday when I’ll give you some ways using video… be sure to check back!

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4 comments on “What is Traffic?
  1. Irena says:

    Great post, Jennifer. I totally agree with you. Keep writing. You are so good at it. 🙂

  2. James Hughes says:

    Jennifer, great post on traffic.

    I like the one about guest posts. I’ll have to start using this one?
    Fancy giving it go on my blog. More traffic for you 🙂

    James Hughes

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