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Easy Ways To Promote Your Website - How to Get traffic to my site 60DC

Updated on July 7, 2011

Make your traffic explode

How to get traffic to my site

The Basics:

   Promotion and link building has two quite disparate purposes, the most perfect goal is to gain dofollow backlinks on sites that Google regularly indexes and assesses a high authority or respect, one metric for this is PR or PageRank – which will in turn be passed to you via “google juice' or 'link juice”. Google assesses these links as votes. Having a good supply of these “votes” telling google that your articles are worth checking out leads to higher results when searchers type your target phrases into a search engine.

Of course, this weird system of “backlinking” isnt what google intended to be the measurement of a good site – SEO professionals just figured some of the obvious factors that are considered by google and many other Search Engines for their ranking system.

You see naturally when someone, webmaster or searcher aside visits a page their must be some way to judge how well that search went over – one major indicator at this point of the search engine battle is backlinks, how many, how good and how well are they anchored.If a viewer thinks your content is worth sharing ..than there must be something good about it right?

Now if your writing for some high profile news site or the latest online meme site, than perhaps your traffic is just going to show up and see how great you are and start sharing it with the world as you wish they would. But in this big desert of the net some initial promotion has to be done just to get your site in front of those important viewers.

Not all net traffic is savvy enough, those that can be expected to share at social sites and link on their websites isnt likely to be a buying crowd but they have value nonetheless. Seth Grodin, creator of Squidoo and well respected marketing guru has a term to describe these types in the offline world. He calls them "sneezers", the type of person who has the authority and interaction necessary to create a "buzz" about an idea or product. It i intended to describe offline "word of mouth" marketing but correlations can be made.

Those looking for long term success in the internet marketing and promotion fields would do well to look into his theories.

Just to be clear - Easy ways to promote your site

I mentioned two "disparate" purposes and intentions in site promotion.

  • Gain dofollow backlinks that Search engines will use to measure your authority
  • Get your page in front of peoples eyes

If you are looking for buyers and money traffic, search engine traffic is just about all you should care about. But, if it can be done easy enough it is worth broadcasting your links around in hopes of gaining a few natural backlinks. Big influxes of traffic from untargetted sources actually tnd to hurt your earnings..weird but true.

Easy ways to promote your site

Comment Posting

Those familiar with Hubpages are well accustomed to comment posting. But, they are probably not intentionally doing such for a backlink. Of course, every comment is a backlink back to the Hubbers profile and has effects on HubScore. Well, who cares!

Whether your writing a hubpage, a blog post or a page on your website, you are probably going to do a little research. While running around on the net, why not develop some backlinks?

The moment your hub, blog post or article is selected, you have a URL. It doesnt matter whether its published yet! Keep the URL in your clipboard or in a notepad and as you read, make some comments, use your keywords as your name and fill in your new URL as your site.

Using a plugin that shows dofollow links is helpful but not necessary. This method not only creates backlinks but also can lead to targeted traffic who are savvy enough to click on your linked name. By writing a useful, informative comment you are more likely to attract clickthroughs. A good informative comment is more likely to stick, but truthfully vanity comments about how great the writer is also tends to stick also.

This method is listed first as you can do it before your content is even live and can be naturally included into your research process.

Forum Posting - Easy Ways to get traffic

Forum posting can be very effective for both of the intended aspects of promotion; valid backlinks and getting your links in front of targeted viewers.

Forums exist for every topic imaginable, if you write in a specific topic you can quickly prove your knowledge on your downtime from writing while learning and interacting in the forums. You will usually have the option of including a few links in your signature and many forums have a profile page for each member that can also be used for links. You will gain backlinks - usually dofollow with every post. When relevant you can pass your links on in conversation also.

I dont suggest "spamming" any forums. Most forums have either protective members or active moderators, its best to just find some relevant forums where you can be a productive addition and create a symbiotic relationship.

Social Bookmarking and Adsense Revenue Sites

Social Bookmarking is double edged. If your submission receives some votes, thumbs up, those type of things... it may turn up as a front page(google) link! But if it gets too popular you may get big influxes of traffic that dont convert for your advertisers which may result in decreased epc's for you!

So manually submitting your sites to social bookmark sites? Nah, to time intensive for rather low value links, but if you can automate the process it can be worthwhile. is a good resource for submitting your content to dozens of sites in a quick way. You still have to go through an arduous sign up process though. Getting an autofill plugin like LastPass or RoboFill can make your life easier.

Adsense Revenue Sharing Sites

There are a lot of Adsense Revenue Sharing Social bookmarking sites springing up. Most work by allowing you to create a summary and title for each of your submissions, set a few keywords and publish. A small caveat is that it is very possible that use of the same adsense id at your backlinks may lead to less importance being given by Google. These sites can often be used to experiment with new keyword combination and test niche ideas.For those participating in the 60DC Group promotion can lessen that possibility, see private forums for details

If you want to read more about what I suggest as the top adsense revenue sharing bookmark sites - click here

When writing your summaries you can maximize your income by using these tips: Earn from your own links - The info can be used with any adsense sharing bookmark sites.

Web 2.0 - Article Writing

Many web publishers first discover Hubpages as a great place to get high quality backinks to their websites and blogs. Sites such as HubPages, Infobarrels and Squidoo(?) tend to do well in the search engines due to editorial and submision constraints and a well planned site structure.

I take advantage of all these sites and create wheels of interlinked related content. Its much better to write 30 properly interlinked articles across 3 unique domains than it would be to write 30 at one site - (like Hubpages)

Two techniques for using and writing across multiple writing sites:

After creating new articles at each site you should also run these "spokes" through your promotion process.

Micro-Blogging - Blog F@rming - for easy backlinks

If you have ever wrote a hubpage then you can easily build a blog. I can create 3 Blogspot or sites in the time the average Hubpage takes me.

Creating small niche sites that are heavily keyword targetted and link back to your hubs or other sites are incredibly powerful tools. Some top choices would be, and These sites would be used just for links! so dont be overly concerned about appearance or general quality. Just get those links out there! Over time you can clean these sites up, add some unique content, photos, videos etc. as you would a hubpage and use them to apply to many affiliate programs. (Not necessary, but is a logical next step)

These "farms" can prove very valuable in the long run and are quite heavily suggested by some real power hitters in the "make money" world.

Its also good experience for when you start to develop some real quality sites with your own hosting and domains.

RSS Feed Submissions and distributions

RSS = Real Simple Syndication, and the name rings true. Using feeds to quickly broadcast your content and automate the publishing process is an easy way to spread your links around.

Get a taste of some methods via:

Article Marketing and Press Releases

I outsource my article marketing and they use a spinner to create the variants used for each submission. Its a powerful technique but can be rather time intensive and I never understood the software properly.

My choice for an article spinner: The Best Spinner , write quality content for money! but dont be so foolish as to think that the content you share just for backlinks has to follow the same guidelines. Take a peek at any article directory and evaluate whether you want to write new content for their benefit.

I was surprised at the difficulty I had in finding a worthwhile recommendation for further reading in this field. I selected Lissies as she is a successful web producer and opened with a great intro into the whys of Article marketing. But as the article is 2 years old the suggested software AMA does not get my vote. She points out the distinction in high quality article sites like eZine, which are worth writing some custom quality content for and other spam filled wastelands that are best used in conjunction with spinners and automated submission services. Ill follow up with current info into my suggestions for submission software and sites after I converse with my outsourcer so I can better explain.

Easy traffic from Twitter and Social networks

..Stay tuned as this article is still growing and developing

Practice writing a comment that will "stick" - Vanity doesnt work on me

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    • elqalatawy profile image


      7 years ago from Egypt

      Great hub. Do you think backlinks from blogger worth the effort?

    • rsusan profile image

      Rika Susan 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      This is a hub to bookmark, sunforged. Solid information and a wealth of promotion tips. Wish I had all this when I started out! Would have made for a smoother ride...

    • whatastunner profile image


      8 years ago from Ireland

      This is a great hub , have recently set up a blog and have zero traffic at the moment, hopefully with the right info this will change.

    • GAbaptist profile image


      8 years ago from Alaska

      Thanks for some really great information. I have been working the separate blog strategy along with niche forum posts, and slowly but surely seeing results!

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      Home Remodeling And How To Do It 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the HUB, i was searching for the best way to get traffic and I got now many ways to get traffic to web site.

    • HRoger profile image


      8 years ago from Online where I can be!

      Wow, there is so much information everywhere we go. I have been reading and still doing it for hours now. Every hub I open I end up opening another good link and so on.. lol I have around 30 HubPage tabs open right now. Well it's 2:13 am I must sleep. Take care everyone.

      God bless us all

    • brandonakelly profile image


      8 years ago from Wilmington, NC

      This is a really helpful hub Sun, I've been a member of TKA for the past month or so and read up on how to target keywords. Got started in hubs a couple of weeks ago and have just been looking for newer and better ways to get links. Very good information, thanks.

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      Okoli Onyedika Joseph 

      8 years ago from Lagos

      pal,dats a good article u hav problem is that even when my hubpages stays at the first page on google when u search with the hubs keywords,yet traffic doesnt come to my page. Please can u help me out?

    • Adwello profile image


      9 years ago from St Leonards

      I don't think much of Adsense - it offers far too little buck for my bang! Why scoop 0.5cent for a click when I could gain a valued subscriber with the same click? But otherwise, well written and some helpful ideas, thanks x

    • nikmaya62 profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. After read some of your hubs I think I still lack of information how to maximize my hubs. I think I have to read more and more to do the best like you.

    • Tyrillis profile image


      9 years ago

      Very useful information. Stacked with useful tips for people wishing to get their foot in the door. Also some tips for some of us that are more experienced.


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      Dorsi Diaz 

      9 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Great info Sunforged. Bookmarked,tweeted and facebooked!

      Thanks so much for explaining backlinks in easy to understand terms.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for a helpful hub. I am using it right now in this comment.

    • Cemil profile image


      9 years ago from Land Down Under

      Thanks for the tips in this Hub. A little traffic would be great. I've only got the one Hub at the moment so hopefully the traffic will grow along with my hubs.

    • creativesudhir profile image


      9 years ago from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)

      Really Good article.

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Some great ideas here and will definitely be checking them all out in the morning when my brain is fresh!

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      James Flynn 

      9 years ago from Edinburgh

      Great summary sunforged, voted up, will be back to glean from this again. Makemoneygoal

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      9 years ago

      Yes I think the best way and also the oldest is the backlinking via press release and of course Articles like yours above, when people like it they keep using it in their RSS feed and this is when you hit the Jackpot.

      Thanks for the article.


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      9 years ago

      I can write, I can design, I can do all the technical stuff, but my traffic is stagnant, and pitiful. I follow the advice, but honestly, I do not have the time for writing endless articles in hopes of getting a few backlinks. The most frustrating part, for sure.

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      9 years ago

      I haven't tried out the micro-blogging ideas. I have two blogs, and the average blog post is 800 words and above. I think the micro-blogging to get backlinks is a great idea.

    • shazwellyn profile image


      9 years ago from Great Britain

      Errr... well you are going to get a bit of a vanity ego booster from me... whether you LIKE IT OR NOT! lol. Not because it is a suck up, but is genuine. I really do admire you and I thank you for the advice and guidance you have offered in this hub. I am particularly interested in this article spinner - I have not heard of this before and will be looking into the idea with interest. *there... having an ego boost wasn't too bad, now was it?!* lol

    • FindYourSearch profile image


      9 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Backlinks are one of the most important concepts in off-site SEO. Nice job introducing them and a few ways to get them.

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      Hub Llama 

      9 years ago from Denver, CO

      Some real good tips here, including a few that I've used a bit but never published anywhere so as to not give away the store :) I'll definitely have to try out a couple of the ideas that were new to me though.

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      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good work my friend. I got complete information from this hub. I am glad you want to share your thought about this topic with us. I'll bookmark this one. Please allow me to rate this hub Up!

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      The following are examples of comments that will NOT stick on any self respecting webmasters site and have been deleted here:

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      Thanks for the good information.

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      Gorgeously 2 days ago

      excellent hub,.. great info.. thanks

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      Harsha Vardhan 7 hours ago

      Its very nice and good information.These are really auto income creation methods.

      Thanks for your great information..


      If the aboves purpose was solely to say thanks ..well they are published - but if they hoped for any types of links they failed to impress the author of the page and sees no value in including there scribblings on his work

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      April Treme 

      9 years ago from United States

      excellent hub,.. great info.. thanks

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      9 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Thanks for the good information.

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      9 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Sunforged, I've been trying to brainstorm some of this but felt I was reinventing a square wheel. You are a great hub resource. No doubt you'll establish your own cult following.

      Thanks for freely sharing

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      This is great. I enjoyed reading this. I am new to this and would like to learn. thanks for the tips

    • Jamiehousehusband profile image


      9 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Hi really good info- I'm working very hard at backlinks for a new website at present and appreciate how hard it is - just made google pg 1 pos 2 yesterday after a really concerted effort over past 7 days- now have to keep it there.

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      Rebecca E. 

      9 years ago from Canada

      thanks for this hub, it explains a bit more to the traffic side of things, in terms of SEO, which I am still learning, and the idea of using infobarrel seems to be a good idea. I should look into it.

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      Amber Allen 

      9 years ago

      Hi sunforged

      Your 60DC idea was inspired and the quality of hubs it is producing from all of the participants is outstanding.

      I currently only have a limited amount of time to invest in building up my online presence due to work and family commitments. However as I'm working to a long term plan to provide additional income during retirement I'm hoping that taking the slow road will still get me there. I'm trying to work out a longer term strategy/business plan and am currently working on building a presence on Hubpages with a reasonable number of hubs before branching out into using other sites or blogging as I didn't want to spread myself too thinly. What do you think is the best strategy for slow growth?


    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from


      I do appreciate and think it is wise to be careful about where you spread your adsense id around at. The few sites I personally suggested, xomba,shetoldme , i have used for near a year and was very critical of the sites at first, well they stood up to my critique, xomba is well placing in google and is quite popular, james at Shetoldme has been a site developer for a long time and has his own adsense id on the site.

      Thats a good thing to remember, when the sites are impression sharing than the creators have an interest in protecting their own adsense accounts too!

      I certainly dont jump onto every new site that comes out though.

    • SiddSingh profile image


      9 years ago

      I was wondering about one aspect that you happened to mention in your hub -

      Bookmarking sites with adsense revenue sharing - which seem to be the current flavor of the month on HP. Though my Adsense income(?) is nothing to write home about, I still have reservations about spreading my Adsense ID far and wide on the internet. On the other hand, my low adsense revenues make me a prime candidate for doing just that. I am really in a fix!

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      lol, In the spirit of the article ,from this point forward I will treat the comments section as I would on one of my own sites. I suggest following the advice above in the "comments posting" section to create a comment that adds to the discussion.

      Most of these wouldnt normally make it

    • skyfire profile image


      9 years ago

      I'm going to experiment for some Bing traffic during 60dc. If there is anything you can suggest that will help a lot. :)

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      9 years ago

      Some very good points and things to be wary of - thanks

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      L M Reid 

      9 years ago from Ireland

      Great hub thanks. Have bookmarked for my further study.

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      Peter Dickinson 

      9 years ago from South East Asia

      Great Article - Thank you for the information which I found both helpful and interesting.

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      9 years ago from UK - England

      Good information will try to get my head round all this!

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      9 years ago from Zion

      This is loaded Sunforged. Bookmarked.

    • englightenedsoul profile image


      9 years ago

      Excellent SF. You had everything covered. Also, thanks for pointing out that submitting links to adsense sharing sites for a competitive niche can hurt. I have stopped that now. I know when the promotion phase starts you will think something about it.

      Thanks for sharing!!

    • Mystique1957 profile image


      9 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Quite a detailed and interesting hub! You got me thinking!

      Thanks for sharing, friend!

      Thumbs up!

      Warmest regards and infinite eternal blessings,


    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      @Nell - hmm, yes you can link to outside sites - 2 per domain. But this hub is about linking outside sites to your hubpages. Very , very different

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      Nell Rose 

      9 years ago from England

      Hi, when I started I thought that you couldn't link to outside sites, so I never tried it before! thanks again for the info. nell

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      9 years ago from US

      this is very informative, thank you, I am reading it and other links to this hub, Thank you, Maita

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      @ All, this was a rather long article if anything was missed or poorly explained please let me know! I will revise and add.

      Also, any suggestions for well explained traditional article marketing hubs are appreciated, I was surprised by the lack of a middle ground - all were either to basic or to advanced.

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from


      Off page vs on page seo isnt an and/or, on page seo is crucial, BUT if you want to delve into competitive niches you will require a backlink strategy, there is no question about it on page + off page ..there still is nothing more important than off page anchored backlinks- if your doing well w/o them you would be doing that much better with them

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      @MOW and hello x 2,

      Please be aware that I am NOT referring to hubpages forum, the HP forum does not allow sig lines nor does it appreciate self serving links. Most importantly its the same domain so is not a backlink

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      9 years ago

      Good hub moi friend, to be honest I rarely backlink now and tend to agree with something I read on Darksides Blog that Google itself is your main backlink. If the hub is properly loaded with keywords and uses maximum seo I just let my hub work it's way up every google pagerank, so far tis working a treat. I wish you good luck on yer venture, content conquers all ; )

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      9 years ago from New York, NY

      as always you are a wealth full of knowledge and I am so lucky to be able to be following you around! Best part is that you make it understandable to people like me who are just getting their toes wet!

    • Boomer60 profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these great tips. This should help in getting traffic to my hubs outside of HubPages. Now I have more work ahead for me. Thats what weekends are for, right?

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you very much a very high quality hub with lots of very useful tips. I shall use them all. Gosh, I better stop sleeping. These tips are so great. I also thought that forum was just for chatting and didn't do anything for my articles. I shall be there too. I am so thrilled to get all these useful tips to help my score. Thank you again.

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      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      great waork thanks for this interesting and detailed explanation...

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      MM Del Rosario 

      9 years ago from NSW, Australia

      I have a few blogspot and wordpress sites that I started a few years back, i think I have to revisit them and do some backlinking... thank you

    • myownworld profile image


      9 years ago from uk

      Excellent information...and simply and clearly explained for people like me who are still struggling with all these concepts. I was beginning to think forum participation was just over rated and that it didn't make much difference to your score (except to get you noticed) but never realized it was providing significant backlinks. Thank you for all this... much appreciated!

    • Sufidreamer profile image


      9 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Good work, Sunforged

      I am going to check out your linkwheel Hub - that sounds like it could be very useful for promoting my site.

      Cheers for the info :)


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