How to Draw More Visitors to Your Website Without Spending Money

There are ways to build traffic to your website without having to spend money. I've been self-employed for the past 15 years, and one of my favorite ventures was developing websites. One of my sites, a web directory, provided good monthly income through affiliate advertising, but it wouldn't have been successful if I hadn't been able to generate large numbers of visitors. My directory pages ranked in the top 5 on MSN and other places, and I never paid one cent to any person or business or search engine to get there; however, I did spend a good amount of time working to build my traffic.

There are a few simple tips I can share which should help increase traffic to your website, but before you begin promoting and trying to build traffic, it's important to make sure your website is very polished and professional looking. No matter what subject your website is about, there are some simple rules that are important to consider if you want to attract visitors and have them return or recommend your site to others:

1. Avoid using an entrance/splash page. This is just my opinion. I find it very annoying to do a search, click on a link, then find myself looking at a presentation or entrance page when all I really want is to get to the information I'm searching for. Many times I just hit the back button and move on.

2. Don't clutter your page(s) with animated graphics or cartoon graphics unless this is the nature of your website's content. It's not professional, and it's very distracting.

3. Stay away from putting text over pictured backgrounds unless you can use a pictured background to frame your page in a way that allows text to be read on a plain background. The main page should be easy to read, and it can be very difficult to read words that appear over pictures. Personally, I also find it difficult to read text over a black background.

4. Make sure your page is easy to navigate. Have some form of navigation that is easily recognizable and easy to use, such as a vertical or horizontal navigation bar. Dynamic Drive is an incredible resource to find any web development tool you need for free, and they offer an excellent choice of navigation tools to use on your website.

5. Have someone proofread your text. Typos and grammar mistakes are distracting and take credibility away from you and your content.

6. Don't have broken links or construction zones (unfinished pages).

7. Make sure the load time for your index page is quick. If people have to wait more than 3 or 4 seconds for a page to load, unless they still use dialup and are used to long load times, they'll probably hit the back button and move on.

8. Ensure that the best you have to offer is immediately viewable on the screen without having to scroll down the page. You may lose visitors if they have to scroll down the page and/or search to get to the meat of your subject.

9. Try to include features that bring visitors back to your site, such as a forum, chat rooms, email, daily or weekly blogs and so on.

Free Resources to Keep People Coming Back

Bravenet.com offers many features for free including message forums, a guestbook, widgets, traffic exchange, cartoons, templates, chat rooms, and more.

Freecenter.com offers an entire list of resources for getting a free message forum for your site.

Two places that offer free chat rooms for your site include:

Make Your Site Search Engine Friendly

The first thing you should do is make sure your site is search engine friendly, and you begin by developing a list of keywords and key phrases to use throughout the content of your main page. If you need help in figuring out the best keywords for your site, then one resource that can provide extra information and assistance with this process is buildwebsite4u.com, and it's free.

Once you've developed a list of keywords and phrases, do a test by using those words and/or phrases in a search and see what sites come up in the results. If the sites that come up are a good reflection of your site's content, then you know you're going in the right direction.

You can also check to see what keywords these other sites are using along with how they construct their meta tags by viewing their html. To view html, you simply pull up the webpage you want to check out, when it's fully loaded in your browser, click on "view," then click on "source." Some webmasters block this feature, so if you can't view the html, it's probably blocked, and you should move on to another site. I'm not recommending this as a means to copy what others are doing, but to show you how to get an idea of what might be making competitor's sites more visible in searches. Your site should be original, and your keywords should be words that are used in the body of text on your index page.

Keywords are also important to use in your meta tags which should reflect your actual content. Having a good title tag and description meta tag is important, and I also believe that using keyword meta tags are important; however, some things have changed since I was a webmaster/mistress, so I had to do some research about meta tags and search engines. I discovered that search engines still use the title tag and description meta tag, and some search engines still recognize and use keyword meta tags while others don't. Yahoo is a major search engine that still recognizes keyword meta tags, and that (to me) is reason enough to use the keyword meta tag. It's also a good idea to use this particular tag to reinforce the keywords you have in the body of your main text which is what all search engines care about. Having good meta tags may not boost your site's ranking these days, but they can help your site stand out in search results and many search engines use meta tags to index your site. Search Engine Watch is a great place to get more detailed information about the different search engines and how they operate.

Three important tags and what they look like:

1. A title tag looks like this:

<title>Your Web Page Title</title>

Major crawlers will use your title tag as the title of your page in their search results, and some browsers will display your title tag in the top portion of the browser. Try to put a couple keywords in the title tag that are also in the body of text on your index page.

2. A description meta tag looks like this:

<meta name="description" content="Your description">

Your description should contain select keywords from the body of text on your index page. Make your description very alluring, clear, concise, and well written because this is what will appear on search result pages.

3. A keyword meta tag looks like this:

<meta name="keywords" content="keywords and keyword phrases">

Many say it's not worth including keywords in your meta tags because only a few search engines even notice them. I say if ANY search engine takes notice of keyword meta tags, then put them in your site! Don't go crazy over the process, just pull out the main keywords and phrases from your content and use them in the keyword meta tag for the search engines who do pay attention. Like I said before, Yahoo takes notice of keyword meta tags...check it out for yourself here.

The general rule for constructing a keyword meta tag is to use words and phrases separated by commas, no spaces after the commas, and don't use the same word more than 2 or 3 times.

Once your meta tags are complete you can have them analyzed for free with an online Meta Tag Analyzer.

Places to Submit Your Site For Free

At this point you can start submitting your site to as many search engines and directories as possible. You can use an automated service, such as Submit Express which is a free service that automatically submits your site to 20 different search engines, but I recommend doing it manually and keeping a record of each place you submit your site to. Freewebsubmission.com is a really good site that gives you a choice of manual or auto submission. They have a list of hyperlinked search engines and directories for you to choose from which can save time in finding free submission places.

You can submit your site to Yahoo, Google, MSN, and the Open Directory Project for free. (Each site is linked directly to the URL submission page.) It's reported that Google gives emphasis to sites listed in the Open Directory Project, so it's worth taking the time to submit your site there. It's also worth spending some time searching out other free search engines and directories.

Link Swapping

Many search engines, especially Google, will rank your site higher according to link popularity. To gain link popularity, you need to have outbound links to other websites on your site, and you need other sites to link to you. Link swapping is a good way to build popularity and increase traffic, but you need good quality link partners. Ensure that the sites you swap links with are professional sites that are also related to the content you're offering. This is especially important to Google, and you can find more information about how to make your pages Google-friendly here.

The easiest way to begin link swapping is to start performing searches with the keywords you are using to attract visitors to your site, and then take the first 25 (or more) sites that come up in each search and email them to request a reciprocal link exchange. Having a link to your site listed on other sites that rank high in a search is very positive, and the more quality links you have on your site along with sites linking back to you, then the higher you will rank in searches. It's also very positive to have a link to your site listed on other sites as an additional resource for their visitors. People who see you listed as a resource on other quality sites will most likely check you out.

Suggestions for Requesting a Reciprocal Link Exchange

 

Here are a few simple suggestions for requesting and executing a link exchange:

  1. Make sure your choice of sites to swap links with are professional and of good quality. You won't get quality visitors from a low quality site. Be picky and don't associate your site with any place that could be viewed as offensive to others.
  2. Stick to sites that share the same thread of interest. If your site is about gardening, stick to gardening sites.
  3. Carefully plan, write, and proofread the email you will send requesting a reciprocal link exchange. Your email needs to be a short, concise request that includes a brief sincere compliment about how nice and/or informative their site is along with a request to exchange links and why you feel your site would be a valuable resource for them to add to their site. Of course, provide a URL to your site. Don't be discouraged if you don't get a response or if you get a negative response - keep at it because it will pay off.

Once you've built up a good base of inbound and outbound links, you can use a Link Popularity Checker (free) to keep track of your progress. Submit Express also provides a free link popularity checker along with other helpful tools, such as a broken link checker, page snooper, page rank checker, meta tag generator, keyword suggestion tool, and more.

Add Your Link

Another simple thing that will draw people to your website is to offer an "Add Your Link" feature. I'm not talking about a free for all links page, which can be considered very spammy by search engines. I'm talking about a link submission page where other webmasters can submit a link to their site via email or form for you to review for inclusion on your webpage. When you receive link submissions, review the sites, if they are of good quality and represent content that corresponds with your site's content, then send them an email of approval and request that they provide a reciprocal link back to you on their site.

Quality is Key

Quality content is the biggest key to success, because this is what will draw search engines and visitors to your webpage, and this is what's necessary if you want other sites to link to you and provide your site on their site as a resource for information.

Lastly, networking helps:

  • Join groups that reflect the central idea of your webpage, and share your site with them when appropriate. If you have an astrology website, join some astrology groups/forums and when topics come up that are related to information on your webpage, then share it with the group. Don't join random groups and spam forums that are unrelated to your webpage.
  • Send a link to your webpage to family members and friends and ask them to share it with others.
  • If you have a Facebook or MySpace account, share your webpage there as well.

Good luck, and I hope these suggestions work as well for you as they did for me.

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emilclemons6757 7 years ago from FLORIDA

Good tip, about keywords!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you! :)


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Miss G 7 years ago

Thanks for hubbin this!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

And thank you for the comment Miss G. It's always nice to know if others like or appreciate a hub. :)


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adelacuesta 7 years ago

Good hub, Thanks!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you very much adelacuesta, I appreciate you letting me know you liked it. :)


Yvonne 7 years ago

This was very informative. 'Places to Submit Your Site For Free' was especially helpful, since I didn't know about a few of the places you mentioned. Thanks!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

You're welcome Yvonne, I'm glad it helped. :)


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jerrysmarketmerge 7 years ago from Phila.

Great information Pam! I am sure I will be able to put it to use in my article writing.  Thanks..Jerry


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks for the kind words Jerry. I appreciate your comment. :)


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pommymommy76 7 years ago from Indiana

Great article! Very informative. I can't wait to try some of your tips!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you so much pommymommy, and I hope the tips work well for you. :)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Pam as an amateur web site builder myself I'll digest your tips and put them into practice. Thanks a lot!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you so much for the comment agvulpes. Those tips really do work, it just takes a good bit of time and work, and I hope they work well for you. Good luck with your web site building! :) Let me know when you're ready to share your work.


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rajakrsnan 7 years ago from Bangalore

thats lots of tips


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Mark, I appreciate your comment. Perhaps the reason some people don't do what they already know or what I've suggested is because it is time consuming, but at least it doesn't cost money. ;) Good luck with your site.

Thanks for the comment rajakrsnan. :)


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Em Writes 7 years ago from Upstate NY

These look like great tips, Pam. Thanks for creating a the resource! This will be going into my hub bookmarks. :)


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you for your kind words Em. I really appreciate it. :)


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sunforged 7 years ago from Sunforged.com

The dynamic drive resource is excellent, thank you!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

You're welcome, and thank you for leaving a comment. :)


kinkinmommy 7 years ago

Cool. Good Tips. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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J. D. Ebberly 7 years ago

That is a SUPERB article!! I just might have to post it in my Diigo Group, Blogging and Social Media at http://groups.diigo.com/groups/blogging-and-social...


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Reg Brittain 7 years ago from South Burlington, VT, USA

Thank you for the resource.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

KinKin, JD, and Reg, thank you all reading my hub and for the comments. I appreciate it. :)


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baban78 7 years ago from California

very helpul info!


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neofreko 7 years ago from Jakarta

my recipe:

1. create good content

2. blogwalking, leave nice/thoughtful comment


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you very much baban. :)

Neofreko, thanks for adding your tips as well.


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startliving 7 years ago from kentucky

great hub and good advice on link submitting and google giving higer marks as this is a must for traffic


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thomas, thank you for sharing that wonderful example! :) Everything you just said is so true. A 10 minute wait with dial-up??? Oh my word! That's insane.

Startliving, thanks so much for the comment and for sharing your thoughts regarding google and link submitting. Both are important.


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T. A. Northburg 7 years ago from Colorado, USA

Awesome tips! There are many things I can put to use immediately to help the visibility of my web site. Thanks!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Hello T.A., thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to comment, and I hope the tips help your website.


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great article! I plan to start utilizing some of the things I learned from your article to promote more visits to my website and hopefully save more lives in the process.

Thank you!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you so much for your kind words Peggy. I wish you the best with your site.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Second time I've read this. This time I took notes on some of the sites. Thank you for a very informative and helpful hub.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you very much Christoph. It's hard to find anything that is really free out there, but there are some good quality free resources, and I hope the ones I've mentioned are helpful to you. :)


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Bruce Elkin 7 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada

Great stuff, Pam. Very clear and useful. I'll be putting much of this into action on my site, and my new sites. Thanks!


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imadork 7 years ago from St. Peters, MO

Good stuff. Two thumbs up! Actually, I hope you got more than two thumbs up. You never know though, people seem to bypass that thumb button quite often.

PS...thanks for the comment on my hub. Those ShamWow commercials are soooo annoying!!!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

imadork, thank you for the great comment. I really appreciate it, and I also have to admit that I need to pay way more attention to giving people a big 'thumbs up' on their hubs. :) So thanks for giving me a reminder of that too. ;)

YES, LOL, those ShamWow commercials are horrible, but your comment at the forum was hysterical. ;)


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sschilke 7 years ago

Pam,

Excellent read! I know a little bit about the topic, but not nearly enough. 

Thanks,

sschilke


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Eric Graudins 7 years ago from Australia

Hi Pam,

Reciprocal link swapping is no longer effective to increase your rankings in Google.

A couple of one way links from a highly ranked site covering similar topics to yours is worth about a couple of hundred reciprocal links from an assorted variety of websites.

cheers, Eric G.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Hi sschilke, thanks for dropping by and for the nice comment, I really appreciate it. :)

Hi Eric! Thanks for your input, it's always helpful to hear what others think, and I'll be checking into what you said. I have two immediate thoughts...

1. During my research, I discovered that having link popularity is highly effective in increasing traffic (one reference mentioned Google specifically), and I concluded from personal experience that swapping links with other reputable sites would be a good way to accomplish this - especially if you focus on highly ranked sites that reflect similar content as you and I both said. It worked for me.

2. Even if Google doesn't care about inbound and outbound links, if it makes a difference to any other search engine or directory out there, then one should do it.

Or perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to say. I'm going to go back and read over my resources again, and make specific references or any other adjustments necessary.

Thanks again for your input Eric. :)


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Eric, I went back and did some thinking and looking, and I added a Google link. I think you and I are saying the same thing...

Random link swapping with tons of cheesy, off-topic sites isn't good for Google ranking; however, initiating link exchanges with other quality sites that offer content that compliments your site's content is highly productive with Google and other search engines. Perhaps I didn't word this in the best way before. I'll be trying to think of a more clear way to word it. ;)

Thanks for bringing this up in case it isn't clear to someone else before I make any changes.


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Meg McNeal 7 years ago

Great information here. Thanks for sharing.

PR: wait... I: wait... L: wait... LD: wait... I: wait...wait... C: wait... SD: wait...


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you Meg, and thank you for stopping in to read. :) I'm not sure what the code at the end means, but I suppose I should wait. ;)


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HelpingGuy 7 years ago

hey Pam,

Nice info. I'll try to follow.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you very much HelpingGuy. I appreciate your comment, and I hope some of the tips help you out.


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Tim Mai 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Nice hub i've got a lot of info on it... thanks for sharing this great hub..


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you so much Tim! :)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great info, Pam. This stuff can be confusing, so it's nice to see it explained in a way I can actually understand. I agree with you about the splash pages, by the way. It's the quickest way to get me to bounce off a page.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Tell me about it Shirley, I don't think I've ever stayed at a site with a splash page unless they had a link that allowed me to skip it. Even then, I'm generally too turned off to care.

Thanks so much for the comment Shirley, and it's especially nice to know that the information is easy to understand. That's exactly what I worked very hard to do, so having someone notice is very much appreciated. :)


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FrankRod 7 years ago

Thanks for the information, Pam. This is a great read, especially for those just getting started. Now, if we could just figure out Google's algorithm... : )


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks Frank, and I AGREE! :)

I added a link to one of Google's pages (under Link Swapping) that provides tips on how to make your site "Google Friendly," and I think that's about all any of us can do. ;)

Thanks again! :)


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tourmaline2777 7 years ago from Chicago

Great Advice. Thanks.


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donreed 7 years ago from Iowa

Great information. What every marketer needs to know and some need to re-learn. Thanks


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you Don and tourmaline! :)


SafeCard 7 years ago from Charlotte, NC

Thanks for the great reminders about our websites. Your information was very helpful.


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MellasViews 7 years ago from Earth

great tips pam! I especially loved the one regarding too many graphics. my pc here at work is notoriously slow. One winking graphics, and its all downhill for the pc. it freezes! hehe.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks Mellas! :) I hear you, plus it's annoying to try and read something while graphics are moving or blinking around. I just recently had to switch my internet service and what I have now (satellite) can be rather slow at times, so I'm back to cursing over graphics slowing things up even more again. ;)


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MellasViews 7 years ago from Earth

Thankfully though its a little more advanced than dial up. lol. OMG I have no idea how I lived with dial up for the 2 years that I had it. Horrible nightmares....


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MellasViews 7 years ago from Earth

Titles like... Naked India Lolita also work well too. Sigh... I just cannot understan it, but its worked so well for others. lol.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

ROFL! You're right. I'm thinking of changing the title of one of my bombed hubs to "Hot Juicy International Women Showing Cleavage." ;) lol!


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butts on 7 years ago

nice hub. informative. reply to me and check some of my hubs too. thank you.plz reply.


Chris 7 years ago

Hi Pam good advice, well done. Another thing about keyword meter tags.

Your tag should not have more than 5 keywords or keyword HTML clipboardphrases in them because the search engines think you are spamming them.

Another way to get more traffic to your site is to keep building new pages with content relevant to your sites theme in the new pages.

Hope this helps a bit, Chris


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you Chris, I really appreciate you sharing those two tips here. First, you're right, overuse of keywords will label a site as being spammy, and a meta tag analyzer can be a big help. The second tip you shared is particularly smart regarding adding new pages to enhance your content and theme.

Thank you again for reading and sharing!


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Kosmo 7 years ago from California

You seem to respond to virtually every comment. Now that's consistency, which almost certainly leads to more links and good will, etc. What a role model. Later!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Kosmo, the deal for me is this...if someone is willing to take the time to read anything that I write and leave a comment, then the least I can do is show my appreciation which is quite genuine. So thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. :)


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I agree Pam, and I try to give a personal answer to each comment as well.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Cindy, thanks so much for sharing that you feel the same. It's good to know when someone understands where you're coming from. You're a pal. :)


Adam 7 years ago

Check out my landing page and let me know about any other great ideas.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Hi Adam,

First, what I really like about your landing page is the emphasis on customer satisfaction. You make it clear that you care and that you are willing to take the time to talk to potential customers about their needs. Nice!

I think it would be worthwhile to have someone read over your text to make sure there are no typos and that the punctuation is basically correct. For example, the first word of the 3rd paragraph should be capitalized. Of course you know that, but it's difficult to catch the little things sometimes. It's hard to proofread your own work, and I'm guilty of overlooking my own mistakes all the time. ;)

A picture of you or your business would be nice to break up the text a little bit. Of course that's just my opinion, and I wish you much luck and success.


anwar 7 years ago

thank u very much.your tips are really helpful.


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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

Exchanging links with sites having same keywords is useful even if people say its of no use and only one-way links are helpful.

Above you have mentioned some really good suggestions and purely white-hat techniques.

Nice info!


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia Author

Ultimate Hubber, thank you so much for coming in to read and for the great comment. I always appreciate knowing what others think and it's especially nice to know you agree about exchanging links. :) Thanks!!


Crazy blogger 7 years ago

these will help to us to get more visitors


Affordable Website Design 7 years ago

A wealth of information. I'll be bookmarking this one for sure :-).


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samironwebtrack 6 years ago

very good posting.....keep it up


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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks Samironwebtrack, Affordable Website Design, and Crazy blogger! I appreciate you all coming in to read and for leaving such kind comments. :)


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Patti Ann 6 years ago from Florida

Thanks for sharing all of the great information and links - very well done!!


scheng1 6 years ago

Link exchange is good when both blogs have similar content.


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Gabriel F. Alava 6 years ago from Madrid

Excellent article and tips for the ones that although in internet marketing are not tech-y´s

I have tried some of the proposed resources and are excellent.

Hope to see more hubs from you soon!


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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia Author

Thank you very much Gabriel; I really appreciate your comment!


Website Examiner 6 years ago

Entry pages: Isn't that sort of old-fashioned, although not unheard of? I think they used to be sort of stylish, but theorize that with high-speed Internet our patience is diminished.

I agree with your point, although not unconditionally. Take a website for the Ku Klux Klan or a demonic cult, for instance: A dripping sword, candles flickering on a dark background; giving you pause - to click or not to click, that's the question. Thanks.


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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia Author

Website Examiner, good point. Perhaps that should be the point--entry pages are old-fashioned. ;) Your example is a good one!

Thanks for reading and especially for your input. I really appreciate it. :)


Anita De Lois 6 years ago

That's all well and good but suppose you are working as anindependent e-rep for a major company and are using a website they assigned to you. How do you increase your customer base and get the word out?


Vintarah 6 years ago

Thank you for this very informative tips about website optimization. I will try and do what's on the list. I have a great feeling something good will come up this time. Again thanks for the tips Pam!


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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia Author

Vintarah, I wish you the very best with your site, and thank you for the comment.


Roy 5 years ago

Good input... thank you for the info...


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ocbill 5 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

very solid advice and tips. Off-site page factors help which change frequently are needed too.

Thanks


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Pam Roberson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks for reading and for the tip ocbill. I hope to have time in the future to incorporate insights such as yours. Thanks again!


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Amazingly useful hub. I will have to sit and read and read this. You seem to have covered everything so intelligently and in very readable English.

Usually this sort of thing makes me "lose the will to live" but not this. Thank you.

Now I think I need some kind person (You?) to sit beside me and show me what to do, step by step.


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Pam Roberson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Twilight, thank you bazillions for maintaining the will to live as you read my rather simplified experience with SEO techniques. ;) Seriously, your comment gave me the most huge smile, and I thank you. It would be my humble pleasure to sit beside you and tinker away at any of this. Do you like coffee? :)


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Coffee? It's my lifeblood. And I'm not talking about that decaffeinated rubbish.

You're on!!!


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Pam Roberson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Decaf is for sissys. It's a deal. :)


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