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10 Ways to Increase Website Traffic for Beginners

Updated on July 1, 2014
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Increasing Traffic

There are many times when you see your website’s traffic falling down though you have been trying your best on all fronts. As you know without a good traffic to your website, you cannot earn a good amount from your site. In such times, analyzing website traffic and to know how you can increase your website traffic is a must for you.

Not getting enough of visitors can surely be frustrating especially for those who are new in this world of internet marketing. Here are 10 ways to increase website traffic which will surely help you out:

1. Yahoo Answers: Believe it or not but yahoo answers has a great potential to send you a lot of traffic if used in the right manner. Just answer the questions in a very loyal way with a view to help the readers and thereby give a link to your website. You will be quite surprised to see that it has the potential to send around 100 visitors on a daily basis.

2. Social Bookmarking: Three of the best social bookmarking websites include Digg, Reddit and Delicious which receive millions of views on a daily basis. Simply bookmark your website content so as to let others have a look at it and thereby share it too.

3. Guest Blogging: It is a great way to attract loyal readers to your website who would like to come back again to your website. You just need to find out which are the blogs/websites asking for guest posts, follow their rules and instructions and contact them with a polite request that you want to write a guest post in their blog/website. This way you can reach out to more websites and thereby attract their readers to your own personal website.

4. Write for Article Directories: There are hundreds of article directories if you search on google. Some of the best includes Article Base, E Zine. Just write a few articles there along with a good “about the author” section, followed by a link to your own personal website. This is an additional source of getting quality traffic to your website.

5. Using Scribd: Make PDF of your most popular posts and submit it to Scribd. Also add your name and your websites address when you share it.

6. Social networking: Make sure you have accounts on twitter, facebook, pinterest, stumble upon to gain more traffic. Always post each of your articles on these sites. Also ask your friends to share them on their walls.

7. Write META Tag: Most of the bloggers and website owners forget to give or rather ignore this important aspect. Writing meta tag and description is a must. It is just 25 words long and should contain the basic gist of your entire post. Writing meta tag helps readers to find out your website content on search engine through the meta tag description.

10 ways to Increase website Traffic
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8. Submit to Search Engines: It is important that your site is getting searched in various search engines. You can use ‘free web submission tool’ to submit your website to different search engines like google, bing, yahoo.

9. Video Marketing: Youtube comes to the top when it comes to video marketing. Make small videos of what your blog is all about and upload it to youtube. You can get a lot of traffic from youtube. For making videos, you can make use of ‘windows movie maker’ which is an easy tool to use.

10. Contests and giveaways: Who doesn’t love gifts? Almost everyone. So start interesting contests and giveaways on your website on a weekly or monthly basis.

Follow these simple yet effective steps to drive more traffic to your website. Apart from this, make sure to have a good content on your blog, engage with fellow bloggers. Posting your articles on ‘blog carnivals’ is also a good idea to generate more traffic. You can even host your own blog carnival. You also need to use ‘feedburner’ to let readers subscribe to your site’s feed. At last, I wish to add there is always a list of further improvement so keep revisiting your old posts and revive them with some new updates to it. And of course, don’t forget to interlink your own posts too.

Hope this helps, I would be more than happy if you all share other ways to increase traffic on the website.


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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      Thanks so much Nadine for finding this hub useful, all the more glad that you came here through google plus,

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Very good tips. Thanks. I .found your hub on Google plus while i was on my tablet, just to let you know.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      You are right WQAIndia, i think all this keyword stuff is a bit like a puzzle game where you need to hit the right angle to be able to successful. It is very important to learn the basics

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      Ashok Goyal 3 years ago from Rajpura 140401 Punjab India

      Try Google Adwords with normal key words, negative key words and long tail key words. Once you understand the jugglery of key words it is not that difficult to get traffic. Yahoo answers is a big site and big bigs are at the point of saturation but social websites like WebQuestionAnswers are small frys and such sites have potential to grow and the users have more chances to grow.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      Hi Georgescifo, Actually the main issue which i always find is that what works today may not work after a year or two due to constant google updates and a change in SEO tips.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      Hi Avorodisa, thanks for your response, Personally i too didnt have any success with delicious but there are lots of people who do have found it useful. You can try stumbleupon which is better and known to bring some good traffic. I also use which is a very good curation website. Though i have heard about ehow spark i havent used it. Would be happy if any of the fellow hubbers throws any light on it

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      georgescifo 3 years ago from India

      Good list, but of late Google has started guest blogging community due to the enormous amount of spam activities.

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      Anna Sidorova 3 years ago from Russia

      Yahoo. answers was an eye-opener for me. I gave up "delicious" for a while, but maybe in vain. Had no luck with reddit. Have you heard of ehow spark? Have you tried that one and what do you think about it? Thanks for your post, it is very useful.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      You are most welcome, i hope these tips you will find useful

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      Praveen Pal 3 years ago from New Delhi

      Thanxx dear for such a great hub, hope it will help me in incresing my hub score and traffic.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Informative and very useful for all online writers. Thank you for sharing such a nice topic in a simple style. Keep on writing this kind of subjects.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks for the comment, yeah exactly scribd is something which even i found useful as i gave it a try, in just a few hours it showed 63 reads to one of my posts, though it was my first uploaded post there.

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      Jake Brannen 4 years ago from Canada

      Cool. The scribd thing would never have crossed my mind. I'll have to look into it. Thanks!

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks mcxniftycalls, you are right yahoo answers will work in your favour only after you have build a reputation on the site. apart from this can also work well for backlinks, though i havent tried it yet, but will be soon

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks vijayhacker for your comments, welcome to hubpages, hope u have a good time here

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      vijayhacker 4 years ago

      young hopes the article is good

      i am new to hubpages to learn thing i learn lot from ur hubs

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks for liking the hub,

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      JanMaklak 4 years ago from Canada

      Wow some really good ideas here and some I didn't know about. Thanks for a great article!