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Traffic, Easy Traffic, More Traffic? Truth about Website Traffic.

Updated on March 30, 2013

Ever hear of Free Website Traffic? Do you think these companies will give you free website traffic? There is no thing as free traffic. There is no such thing as easy traffic. There is only one kind of traffic and it’s called traffic. All traffic you get to your sites are made possible by some degree of work and effort. Just on a discussion post a user stated:

“…but I'd like to know in the simplest, shortest, paint by numbers with no need to understand why, ten things to do to get traffic with no effort LOL.”

This quote is direct, nothing changed. I feel bad to the person who wrote it because this isn’t possible. If you don’t understand why and you give no effort, you can never get more then a couple page views. There are ways to increase your traffic and get more traffic per day on your Hubs, Sites, Blogs, etc. First, lets look at what traffic implies.

Website Traffic

Generating Traffic, what does it imply?

Obtaining traffic to your sites isn’t an easy, simple task. It can never be simple and easy-everyone wishes it would, and thus is why companies have you pay them to do this for you. The problem is, is that we don’t understand what “Traffic” takes to go to your site. Sure, we all know it comes from search engines by keywords, links, and other sources. What we don’t get is how all of that keys into getting us page views. Here is what really goes into traffic and all traffic has at least one of these, often combines some of them or all of them:

-Hard Work


-Tech Savvy



Now you know what traffic is made up of, I will try to explain each part of it in the easiest ways possible.

-Hard Work- This takes all the content, the making accounts on bookmarking sites and social networking sites, its basically whatever you do at its core. The more hard work you put into your Hubs/sites and your advertising campaign, the more traffic you will get.

-Effort-Now you have the accounts you need to submit your links with good descriptions, you need to make your fan club on social networking sites, you need to change your content from time to time, and you need to update anything that needs updating.

-Tech Savvy- This is the most important when it comes to search engine traffic. You need to learn how to SEO (search engine optimization) your Hubs\ Sites. You need to know about meta tags, and keywords, and where to put them, and how different elements to your page gives you page rank and gets you high spots on the search engines.

-Fame- This one could do it alone. If your famous and on tv and a star or really good at something all you need to do is tell people you have a site, just state it. From then on your fan base or followers will all go to your sites and tell others about your sites and that’s a great way to get a lot of traffic…its hard to get fame though.

-Time- The longer your Hub or Site is out the more relevant it becomes and the better searches come up. Not only that you start to get dedicated readers and people who suggest your site to others. No matter what you do to try to get traffic it will take time. Most things like Hubs, if updated and kept nicely will increase views for there lifetime. Remember the famous saying, “only time will tell.”

There are many other things built in, but these are five of the main ones. Combine all of them and you may be able to get millions of page views a month!

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More traffic…HOW!

Don’t despair if your numbers are low, there are ways to get more traffic to your site using effort and hard work! These ways will really work, but be warned, it is not easy and it takes time and effort to complete. Anyway, if your willing to WORK for your traffic these are ways to get more traffic:

Social Bookmarking and Social Network Sites- Make accounts on sites like StumbleUpon, Digg,, and other Social Bookmarking Sites to generate some traffic from them. Also making a MySpace or Facebook for yourself and getting a fan base going will help you get traffic!

Search Engine Optimization- Making your Site or Hub appear higher up in the search engines is important. By doing these steps and using SEO you could get thousands of clicks a day on a hot topic that appears on the first page!

SEO improvements to your Hub or Site will dramatically increase traffic as search engines should be your primary source for traffic!
SEO improvements to your Hub or Site will dramatically increase traffic as search engines should be your primary source for traffic!

Activeness- Join communities on forums and be active on them. Link to your Hubs and Hubpage profile. By staying active and making good posts people will follow your links.

Web Circle- Got a website or Hub about Lawn Care? Does it have something a lot of sites don’t? Some secret or helpful tips not found elsewhere? Try to contact Lawn Care webmasters and see if you can get them to link to your Hub. Some people have done this, not many and it is hard to do, sometimes you can buy a spot on a site but make sure you don’t end up losing money! There are a lot of free Web Circles out there you can join.

NOTE: Never use click generators, your ad sense account will be deleted.

I hope these tips help you see what Traffic is, and how to get real traffic. Companies that you pay for don’t work, I wouldn’t do it. Most are scams and Google and other search engines don’t endorse these companies.


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    • pgupta profile image

      pgupta 9 years ago

      Nice direction. What is clear, you have to have good content and hard work to get traffic.

    • Eileen Hughes profile image

      Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Ive been here 9 months and still learning. And yes its hard but fun work too. And you meet so many nice people .

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      amy jane 9 years ago from Connecticut

      Great nfo, thranax! Everyone wants to know the easy way to get traffic, but you are so right-we need to have an understanding of how it all works.

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      multimastery 9 years ago

      Yes you're right thranax, traffic does take work and time to build. Initially it can be a lot of hard work but as one refines their traffic generating skills that hard work can translate into 'smart work'. Then you can work Smarter ~Not Harder:) I use several traffic generating methods but one of my favorites is Viral Marketing because of its abillity to spread like a Wildfire far beyond your initial reach!

      Here's a hub I wrote about Viral Marketing:

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      mmiller 9 years ago

      Good content in this hub! Also adding relevant comments to blogs, forums and websites in your niche and using long-tail keywords related to your website as well as signing off with your website address (or link to some internal page of your website that's relevant to the article/post you're commenting about).

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      guidebaba 8 years ago from India

      Nice Informative Hub.

    • bingbongplop3 profile image

      bingbongplop3 8 years ago from Los Angeles

      I'm just walking through this traffic & networking road too.

      Here's some tips I have come up with so far.

      1. I make blog posts daily, or as much as I can. As for HUBS, you have to put more thought into your topic normally.(hubs are about QUALITY not quantity)

      2. I hate taking the time to signing up for sites(networking/forum sites), but you probably should if you are just relying on your hubpage by itself(it would be extremely hard to just let it sit their and expect people to find it all of a sudden). and are two I'm using right now.(digg needs WAY LESS effort to get around than blogger) (worth the sign-up)

      3. You should post a link on any forum or networking site(myspace, facbook, etc.) you have. spread the word.

      4. Sign-up for Google Adsense and Adwords(two different things)

      5. Tell friends to tell people?

      AND/OR you could try the Get Paid To offers & surveys route.

      sign-up at cashcrate( will direct you there)it's probably the most trusted GPT site there is online.

      Hope I helped - thx bingbongplop3

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      britneydavidson 8 years ago from united kingdom

      well its true that nothing is available free of cost in this world at least you have to devote sometime or pay for it. I am not seo but much interested to know the techniques of seo.

      As you have not mention any technique here i request you to post various secret techniques or you can help me to get some technique.

      Also I am not your competitor LOL

    • compu-smart profile image

      compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

      Interesting info here and some useful tips 4 us all!


    • Kate Downs profile image

      Kate Downs 8 years ago from New England

      Thanks for this honest take on increasing traffic. Unfortunately, there are too many sites and articles making big promises and failing to deliver. This article is truthful and I appreciate being spoken to as an adult. Great article on how to increase traffic.

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      tring-sandra 8 years ago from UK

      Good u should allways try to give quality and true statements to the people.

      Keep IT Up!!!!!!!!!!

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      thank you for the info thranax good hub / cheers

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      Lego 8 years ago

      Yes, I read this while wattering my cats fish. I like the kutos that it brings here.

      Quality work.

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Great tips! Never before had I considered social networks. Shall try them out. Thanks!

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      web circles..alright a new one. will try that one soon.

      forums do work if it is on target..good call.

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      Nishadha Silva 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

      I think most people underestimate the importance of being tech savvy to get traffic. You don't need to be technical genius but you need some technical knowledge if you want to be successful at getting traffic.

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