First, I need Traffic

As everyone on the Internet who is trying to make money, or run a successful website, knows that the first thing that they need is traffic.  I know in my writing assignments, both for myself, and for others, I have written about traffic and different methods in order to get the traffic to your site.  Yet, I do not even follow my own advice in regards to getting traffic.  Maybe I need to refresh my memory?  (My article: Getting Traffic to your Website )

Anyways, the best way to know that you are actually being successful in your quest to get traffic is to check your rates.  If you do not check your statics, you are not going to have a clue how much traffic you are receiving.  Therefore, I just logged into my Analytics and Adsense and have written down the traffic that my sites got yesterday so that I have somewhere to start.  I am going to track these for the month and see if they increase.  I can also tell where they are coming from, so I am breaking it down that way to see how they are finding me.  So far the traffic from search engines is winning out on my Direct Sales blog, which is exactly what I want.  I am also tracking how long they stay and what the bounce rate is.

The other place where I am confused is the ability for people to subscribe to my blog, as they do not have to actually come to my blog so I am not sure how to check those stats.  I think I need to log into Feedburner for that, and last time I checked, the only subscriber was me.   I also have my blog set to post to its own Facebook account, which I need to do some work on and get a profile picture and other elements setup.

Regardless, I need to find some better ways to get traffic to my website.  While it is getting organic traffic from the engines, I really would like more traffic than I am getting now, and subscribers would be even better.  I know that takes time but sometimes you just do not want to wait for it to happen naturally!

I think I will spend the next few days figuring out what I can do in regards to getting traffic to my site.  I think this is going to be a bit harder than I originally thought.

Do you have a favourite technique to get traffic?  Please share in the comments!

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Brenda Hoffman 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

I think we'd all love more traffic. It's just hard to get. I have a lot of things I'd like to do to get it but it takes time - which I just don't have a lot of.


Miranda Grimm 5 years ago

Feedburner does have a way to track your subscribers and so forth. Make sure you have a "sign up for my newsletter" box on your site. But I have a hard time understanding the feed traffic results myself. I added it to my analytics account though and can see the basic info there.


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SKCandles 5 years ago from Canada Author

Brenda... so very true!

Miranda.. I should login there and see. I do have the sign up box, and i agree, analytics can be tough to understand and track!

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