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Fifty ways to bring traffic to your website and blog

Updated on November 1, 2012
Get targeted traffic to your site.
Get targeted traffic to your site.

Want more traffic to your site ?

First of all I would thank you for visiting this hub.This hub is all about fifty different techniques that would help you bring more traffic to your site and blog.

I have been doing a research on this topic and this hub has all the tricks that I have gathered during my 2 years of research.Here you would find some exciting and result giving startegies.

Fifty tricks to bring traffic :

  • High quality unique content : Try to have good quality unique content.This is the main factor that would help you get more traffic. This means dont copy other site's content .Your content can be a picture , video or a small writing which is informative.But it should be unique.


  • Update content regularly : try to bring more content to your site on a daily basis. If you update your site regularly , people would come to find what data is added recently.This step would bring repeated hits.


  • Good domain name : Take a good domain name for your site.Make the name catchy.If possible the name should match with the site's content.For eg : If you are writing about games for all people choose a domain name like "http://www.getanswers.co.in/"


  • Alt tags in images : Dont forget to give alt tags in images .It can give you good search engine ranking.Alt tags are desciptive tags which appear above images when we place mouse over them. Also give relevant file name to images.


  • Organised keyword research : Do some keyword research.Keywords are the words and phrases which people typr into search engine boxes for searching.If your site is based on those words you will naturally get more hits.To find out how much searches happen for a word go to http://www.google.com/trends and type in a keyword and you will get the results.


  • Well chosen page titles : Choose a meaningful title for all the pages in tour site.That will give you more preference in search engines like google.


  • Proper SEO : SEO stands for search engine optimisation.It means making some adjustments to get your site listed in top positions in search engines.


  • Submit to directories : Submit your site address to relevant directories. That can bring a good amount of traffic.Now if you ask me where to submit here are two good directories : www.dmoz.org and www.dir.yahoo.com


  • Article submisison : There are lot of websites where you can submit articles for free.These sites have lot of traffic. So there is good possibility that your article will get noticed.This is one such website : www.ezinearticles.com


  • Writing articles in newspapers : Write good articles in newspapers.Your articles can reach large number of people.At the bottom of article leave a link to your website.


  • Comments in blogs : Remember to leave meaningful comments in blogs.Blog visitors who read the blogs can follow the link you gave.


  • Links in online profiles : Add a link to your website in all your profile pages.eg : You can add link to your site in your profile page in hubpages.


  • Inviting other people to contribute content :Its a good idea to invite other people to contribute content to your site.This has two benefits. You will get more content.And also these people can help you promote your site.You can ask their help in getting traffic.



  • Publish mini course :You can have a mini course in your site.Split the course into many modules and send the link to these pages to people who registered for this at regular intervels. This can help you get repeated hits.



  • Participation in forums : Become a member in forums that is related to your site's content.You can publish a post about your site there.


  • Signature links in forums : Make sure taht you add the address of your site as signature in forums you have joined.Participate lively in forums you are member of.The more you post topics the more your links appear.


  • Remove broken links : Find out if there are any broken links and remove them.The presence of broken links can drive users away from your site.


  • Use reliable hosting : Using a reliable hosting is very important. Your website should be up and running most of the time.It should be fast too. No one likes slow websites.


  • Using a forum in your site : Using a forum in your site can add interaction with users.It gives opportunity to user for expressing his ideas.


  • Offline advertising : Offline advertising such as business cards gaving your website address is a good way to bring hits.


  • Yahoo answers : Answer questions related to your site's content and put url of your site in the source textbox.This can get you a couple of hits.


  • Refer a friend script : Use refer a friend script. This help users to refer your site to his friends very easily.


  • Youtube : You tube is a good way to advertise your site.If its used properly you can get huge hits.You can find a video on how to use youtube to get hits at the end of this hub. MAke sure that you dont miss it.


  • Using About Us page :Using an about us page is a good idea.You should have an about us page which explains about you , your motive behind this website etc.This will increase creditability among your wesbite audience.


  • Social networking: Many people have been using social networking to get traffic to their site.I got huge number of hits to my website from orkut when it was launched initially.(even before it was listed in google).You can create a profile at orkut at www.orkut.com



  • Social bookmarking:Social bookmarking will expose your site to large number of audience.Stumble upon and digg are two good social bookmarking sites.You can create accounts at their site for free and submit your sites there.


  • Email signature: This is also a good idea.You can add a link to your site in your email signature.So every time you send an email your site address is also send.



  • Free ebooks: Create a free ebookon some topics related to your site.Place links to your site in the ebook.Distribute the ebook for free.If your ebook is too informativethe readers will visit your site following the links in your ebook.


  • Holding contests: Hold some contests in your site.Reward users who are active in the site.Give some gifts.Give them valuable gifts.


  • Submitting to search engines:Dont forget to submit your website address to search engines for free.Search engines are good source of traffic.



  • Creating free softwares: If you are passionate about creating software you can create some software and distribute for free.You can place links to your site in software.So taht when users click on it , they can see your site.


  • Link exchanges: Exchange links with websites that have content similar to yours.


  • Profile in amazon: Create a profile in amazon.In your profile give your web address.


These things can also bring traffic :

  • Profile in ebay
  • Using feedburner
  • Adding rss feed to your profile page
  • Organised internal linking
  • Using add to favorites
  • Using favicon
  • Links to your other websites
  • Reducing load time
  • Minimising graphics
  • Making your browser display alike in all browsers
  • Adding a translation button
  • Using sitemaps
  • Using robots.txt
  • Emailing friends
  • Dont use popups
  • Writing informative hubs
  • Adding sitemeter to study the nature of visits

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      agaglia 5 years ago

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      traffic grab bonus 6 years ago

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      richapallote 6 years ago

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      thebeautyphase 6 years ago

      Excellent tips! Although Facebook is another option, I find it hard for my beauty products website, thebeautyphase.wordpress.com to extend further, as their advertising page is quite costly.:(

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      AutumnLockwood 6 years ago from Northern California

      I've tried some of these tips. I must say your list is massive. I didn't even know some of them could be effective in getting backlinks.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Great tips, thanks!

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      sherrylou57 7 years ago from Riverside

      Thank you, for all the great works that went into writing this hub.

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      multimastery 7 years ago

      This is a very great list of tips creativeMind. I'm sure your ebook goes even more in depth thank this, Congrats!A lot goes into generating continuous traffic to websites, blog and hubs. It is not just a one-time thing - it is an ongoing process. Writing is one thing, but traffic generation is a whole 'nother ball game. Thanks for such a valuable resource. I will bookmark this hub and add it as a resource link to my Increased traffic to your website hub found here: http://hubpages.com/hub/increased-web-traffic-free...

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      ooty 7 years ago

      Its very good article thanks

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      creativeMind 7 years ago from Cochin

      thanks for the comments and support

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      Lucas, Web Designer in Miami 7 years ago

      Great list, now for many of us its a matter of finding time to dedicate to apply all your suggestions.I have being doing a lot of SEO lately and getting good results many of the accomplishments come from link strategies and good content.

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      ChrisCobb 7 years ago from UK

      Great hub. Very useful

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      I will definitely be following you - this is a great hub. I just recently posted a hub on how I tripled traffic to my blog and articles... But that was only 1 thing that I did - Your 50 ways to increase traffic are very insightful. Great job!

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      FindYourSearch 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      These are nice tips. Yahoo Answers, in particular, can generate a lot of traffic if you give authoritative answers.

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      blackhatworld 7 years ago from Belize

      great hub. your tips are good. and you can have more followers with this. you should do a series! thanks for the post.

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      Geezer 7 years ago

      Appreciate the pointers. Any suggestions on how to go about promoting our new site http://www.seewhosells.com ? It's online shopping and price comparison.

      Thanks.

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      scheng1 7 years ago

      good summary. I think you can write 50 hubs based on each point here.

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      Dayna 7 years ago

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      Contus 7 years ago

      Thanks for the valuable and useful inputs. Really Superb.

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      cyberfreakf9 7 years ago

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      Cook 7 years ago

      The blog has been magnificent as it discusses how more traffic could be driven more effectively with the help of a comprehensive and well equipped methodology.

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      whiteshark0121 7 years ago

      Driving traffic to website is really very important to make your site visible and to do this I suggest you do all the techniques listed in this post because we cannot succeed if we do just 1 or 2 strategies, I have an idea to add to this post because there are millions of people going online each day to play game. I used YourKidsClub games as it has wide variety of games that are related to my niche and can help generate more traffic.

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      Preethi 7 years ago

      Great article . I'm new to website building and will soon create a website . will surely try each one of your tips . Thanks a lot . Already bookmarked you in delicious .

      Cheers !

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      create a page 8 years ago from Maryland, USA

      This hub was one of the first, if not the first, hub I read when I joined hubpages. It has useful information which is relevant to all hubbers. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.

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      ChrisStigson 8 years ago from Uppsala, Sweden

      Oh wow! This was a crazy long list of ways to get more free traffic to your sites. I love the "get traffic" game so I'm interested in anything that can help me get more. I'm busy as it is, but this was great, take care.

      - Chris

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      gary 8 years ago

      nice work....lyke it....keep it up!

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      mega1 8 years ago

      I hope you're gonna keep writing these helpful hubs - and expound on some of these tips - I can use all the help I can get. I thought of alot of questions which by the time I'd scrolled to bottom of comments were all out of my memory. Going to go get fresh air and recharge my memory. Thanks!

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      Webpage Lottery 8 years ago

      Wow, I just found a lot of things to learn. Thanks for the sharing.

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      anne jacutina 8 years ago

      I think those tips work really well on you. Thanks for sharing!

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      cutedoll 8 years ago from new york

      Great tips...

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      Grace Callaway 8 years ago from United States

      Thank you for this site CreativeMind. I am setting up my site and I have gone all over the place! One link leads to 100 more links. It has been a bit overwhelming. You information has helped me through. I appreciate that. I look forward to reading more. Thanks again.

      Grace Callaway

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      creativeMind 8 years ago from Cochin

      thanks for the comments

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      Kevin Peter 8 years ago from Global Citizen

      Wonderful work... congrats...

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      Louidam1 8 years ago

      Great hub and tips!

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      thanks for sharing nice tips

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      pablohub 8 years ago from Costa Rica

      Very good! This article is very useful. I would like to say that Twitter is another effective way to drive traffic to any site. See you later friend!

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      stanis michael 8 years ago

      gr8 job dude...these tips are very useful..

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      Colleen Gainey 8 years ago from Braselton, Ga

      Super job...love the tips...very helpful hub!

      Thank you!

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      kmackey32 8 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      wow great job with all this information I had to bookmark it....... Thank you

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      mommygaga 8 years ago

      These tips are very extensive. I am definitely going to have to come back to this article and add some of these tips to my work at home site, http://www.mommygaga.net!

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      mrslisae 8 years ago

      awesome tips

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      Chris Fletcher 8 years ago

      Bookmarked! Thanks for the checklist of tips :)

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      javanx3d 8 years ago from Memphis, TN

      Great SEO tips! I think Shoemoney puts out a lot of similar info on using images to drive traffic as well!

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      jbullet 8 years ago

      Double post, sorry.

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      jbullet 8 years ago

      Great mention about images, many people don't realise the you can optimise your images. I get quite a lot of traffic to my sites by making these optimised for the keywords I'm targeting.

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      elainevc 8 years ago

      thanks for the tips :)

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      Write2explain 8 years ago

      Veru useful information. Thanks for taking the time to provide this for free....this is very rare.

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      Wendy Krick 8 years ago from Maryland

      Great Tips

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      loua 8 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      Great stuff

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      hauss24 8 years ago

      Thankx that was great.

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      Fivestar 8 years ago

      great tips - couple there will be useful for me

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      Andrew0208 8 years ago from Zion

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Bredavies 8 years ago

      Bookmarking!

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      JAY777 8 years ago

      I really learned a lot from your hub. I was amazed by the attitude fo sharing considering that all of us will be applying the things you worked hard for years to learn. You could have kept it for yourself but you choose to share it.

      High salutes on you.. and thank you

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      Wealthmadehealthy 8 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      Has lots of good tips in here.....

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      ingrid4 8 years ago from san jose costarica

      very very goooooood ''tipis''

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      lizrenee44 8 years ago from Missouri

      Very useful information, Thanks.

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      mr williams 8 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      I learned a lot from this hub today. Great hub

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      Jackseo 8 years ago from USA

      great work-thanks

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      Jackseo 8 years ago from USA

      great work-thanks

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      samanthagardner 8 years ago from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

      Great hub - bookmarking this for sure.

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      knell63 8 years ago from Umbria, Italy

      Good hub, really useful tips, well thats my day sorted out for tomorrow.

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      askjanbrass 8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Going the next step in some popular article directories can help, too. Like pay for upgrades to be experts or to advertise, etc.

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      starcatchinfo 8 years ago

      I have a good domine name for my site, good articles but no traffic. please go through my write ups and suggest.thanks.

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      Clickbank Profit System 8 years ago

      Great hub. Thanks for the traffic tips.

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      darntoothysam 8 years ago from Burnsville, MN

      Your SEO tips are what people think are what needs to be done, but you're wrong, sorry.

      It seems as though all you did was copy and paste a bunch of stuff and you have no idea what it means.

      Alt tags in images? - No, worthless to search results

      Proper SEO means 'making some adjustments' to your site? - No, SEO is a full time job, not a wave of a magic wand

      Submit to search engines? - No, waste of time unless by this you mean submitting a proper sitemap

      Link exchange? - No, takes too long to get each link and they normally amount to nothing worthwhile. Reciprocal linking is dead.

      Here's some things you said that are true, but you don't know why they are true do you?

      Organised internal linking? YES, but what does it mean?

      Using sitemaps? YES, but what is a proper sitemap and what do you do with it?

      Using robots.txt? YES! But how? Why? What is a 'robots.txt'?

      You're not giving the reader anything useful, just spitting out keywords to get clicks.

      Thomas

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      Don Simkovich 8 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Nice concise tips in one place. I recommend someone prioritize the steps so they don't feel overwhelmed.

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      Mussab 8 years ago from Cleveland Ohio

      very nice uv walked the talk, sexy!

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Thanks! I can use all the help I can get...really appreciate it.

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      Lisa Angelettie 8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Nice tips here. Really good for the newbie marketer.

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      MsOpportunity 8 years ago

      Wow, Thanks that is just what I was looking for as I am just starting my new e-commerce store. Really very helpful

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      N.Q 8 years ago from Delhi

      Good Work...Friend...

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      KerryRogers 8 years ago from Albany OR.

      Great tips and learned thing I did not think of...

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      printmatters 8 years ago from Whitstable, Birchington, Kent, UK

      nice tips for anyone wanting to play the SEO game ;)

      have been doing it myself for years and have to say your tips are very good ones, well done !

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      chuckthomas5453 8 years ago

      Great Hub. Thanks for the tips and advice. Would agree with the comments about Social Bookmarking.

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      mrbrent 8 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good Hub, Don't forget many internet marketers have a hard time understanding that SEO, and Web 2.0 techniques are seperate two completely different games and approaches

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      MarcusCorves 8 years ago

      Very good info. thank you!

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      Crazdwriter 8 years ago

      That is a great article with a lot of helpful information. Thanks! I hope I can do this and get more traffic on my page me being a newbie and all. :-)

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      JohnBurgdorf 8 years ago

      Great article with really good ways to get traffic.

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      netadept 8 years ago from Northern California

      Solid ideas, thanks a bunch!

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      Drew Breezzy 8 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      A lot of information! I am struggling to draw outside traffic.

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      hd1912 8 years ago from Madeira Beach , Fl

      Nice Hub. I always forget some of the easy ones when im building my backlinks and traffic. Thanks

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      laswi 8 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Good points. Thanks for sharing.

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      Patti Ann 8 years ago from Florida

      Excellent information. I need all the help I can get. Thanks for sharing with all of us.