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How to increase traffic to your website or Blog?

Updated on December 26, 2011

Internet Traffic

Build backlinks to receive quality traffic to your site
Build backlinks to receive quality traffic to your site

How to Increase Website Traffic?

With the rapid advancement in technology, it has become imperative for businesses to create a website and post the information about their products and services on their website. A popular website can bring in lot of sales. Today, website traffic has become the key to success of any business. However, most website owners ignore the concept of heuristic evaluation to analyze their website performance and increase website traffic to their website or blog. There are several reasons behind this, may be lack of time or expertise to do so. Outsourcing the work to people who have expertise in search engine optimization strategies or link building services is a good option.

Different ways to increase website traffic

There are many ways to increase website traffic. As the oldest search engine strategy says, publish unique and informative content. Search engines always look for fresh and unique content. Once you have published content on the website, you can start promoting your website.

Submit your site to major search engines

Now that you have designed an awesome website and posted unique content, it is time to show the world what you are offering. Without informing people about your website, no one is coming to read your content. The first step is to submit your website to all major search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and MSN etc. However, this submission does not guarantee that your site would be indexed by Google and other search engines. It depends on the quality of your content and the links pointing to your website. Submit your website or blog to other search engines and pinging services.

Submit your website to best social bookmarking sites

Submitting your website to top social bookmarking sites is an important part of search engine optimization strategies. There are several social bookmarking sites with PR8-PR7 wherein you can bookmark your website and at the same time get a do-follow backlink from these sites. Some of the best social bookmarking sites are Digg, Stumbleupon, Multiply, Tumblr, Folkd and Reddit. I have written another hub on the best social bookmarking sites and you can read this hub for more information on getting do-follow links from these social bookmarking sites.

Article Marketing Strategy

Article marketing strategy is always the best step in all search engine optimization strategies to increase website traffic. There are many high quality content sites like Hubpages, Ezinearticles, Goarticles, Infobarrel etc. Post an article in these sites and place a link to your website or blog. This is the best way and by far the quickest one to get your site indexed by the search engines, especially Google. When you submit your site to Google, it might take 5-6 weeks to get your site indexed. However, when these high quality content sites point towards your site, Google would index your site much faster.

When people read your article they would be interested to know more about your products or services and would surely visit your website. By placing links from websites with a higher page rank, you would also be helping your website ranking to grow big. Another advantage with article marketing strategy is the possibility of higher conversion rate. As you receive quality visitors to your website, the possibility of making a purchase or clicking an ad is higher when compared with other marketing strategies.

Build Backlinks to your website or blog

Backlinking is an essential part of Search engine optimization strategies. The higher number of backlinks to your website definitely decides the page rank of your website. However, it is not the quantity of backlinks but the quality which matters. Building hundred backlinks from low quality websites is equal to getting 4-5 backlinks from higher ranked websites.

How to build backlinks to your website?

There are several areas wherein you can tap some backlinks. Firstly, article marketing strategy offers you high quality backlinks while helping you to increase website traffic. Submitting your website to top social bookmarking sites will give you do-follow backlinks as well as traffic. In addition, blog commenting is an effective way to get quality backlinks to your website or blog. However, it is important to choose high quality websites or blogs which allow you to comment on their posts.

Blog commenting to build high quality backlinks

Blog commenting strategy is the most effective one in building backlinks and driving traffic to your website. One thing to keep in mind is to choose the same niche sites to comment on. If the content is related to technology, search for blogs related to technology and comment on them so that you get a backlink from a relevant site.

Check these factors while commenting on Blogs

  1. Blogs of the same niche
  2. Blogs offering Do-follow links
  3. Blogs which are older and maintain a good PR.

In addition, check for these features for an additional advantage

  1. Blogs which have CommentLuv plugin. This plugin displays your latest post under your comment. So you get a double benefit from the comment in addition to the traffic.
  2. Blogs which have KeywordLuv plugin. This plugin allows you to use keywords as your anchor text so that your site is backlinked with the relevant keywords.

Comment on some no-follow blogs too. This would make your search engine strategies look natural to Google. While commenting on these blogs, try to prepare a list of these sites in an excel sheet so that you can check if the comments are approved or not. Make a note of sites with approved comments so that you can use them for future commenting purposes. For people who create hubs on different topics, it is good if you can create at least 30 blogs on each niche so that you can use them for commenting as soon as you post a hub on that niche. However, make sure that you are not spamming these blogs with comments. The comment should be relevant to the topic and add value to the discussion.

Forum Posting for Backlinks

Forums are an excellent choice for website owners to get traffic to their websites. Join in popular forums related to your niche and create a signature with a backlink to your site. Answer relevant questions so that you gain authority in that forum. When people read your answers they would surely visit your website for more information or other resources.

While building backlinks, strike a balance between the home page and inner pages. While it is important to build backlinks for the homepage, you need to use inner page URLs too so that the page rank of the total website increases. While there are several free and paid ways to increase website traffic, these steps listed in this hub are some basic ideas wherein everyone can easily use them to create backlinks and increase website traffic.


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      Tsukasa 2 years ago

      I think it is a really awseome perspective. I usually fulfill individualswho rather say what they assume others want to listen to. Excellent and wellwritten! I will come returning to your website for sure!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Interesting read on website traffic--thanks.

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      suvitharoja 6 years ago from India

      Thank you. And it is important to promote your hubs using at least basic SEO tips so that you can receive a decent amount of traffic over time.

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      Prathvee 6 years ago from Indore, India

      Thanks for sharing wonderful way to increase traffic....

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      suvitharoja 6 years ago from India

      Thank you. And with the Google Panda update, social media is playing a prominent role now. The more people like your article, the more it ranks higher. So sharing our articles on the social networks is important too.

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      Barbara 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Quality link building? Hmm. I need to do some research! Thanks for bringing this information to my attention. Voted useful.

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      suvitharoja 6 years ago from India

      Thank you and yes you are right. Quality link building is what most needed.

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      anooptmg 6 years ago from Delhi

      Traffic would be increase with the help of SEO, PPC and SMO. SEO is the best way increase traffic, i am agree with link building, this is part of seo.

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      suvitharoja 6 years ago from India

      Thank you for your comment

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      melissa 6 years ago

      Thank you. The post is short but very useful.