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50 Ways to Get More Website Traffic

trafficGetting more traffic to your site is one of those perennial topics. Even though you may have seen a lot of these tactics there’s probably some good one’s you haven’t. Additionally, the fact is most of us simply don’t have time to do everything listed. That’s fine, you have to discover what works best for you and apply the 80/20 principle focusing on the best results for the least amount of time/effort/expense.

Getting traffic is going to cost you either in terms of time or money. There are still keywords you can compete with for organic traffic but with more and more pages going up all the time and new search algorithms it’s getting harder and harder.

I find it valuable to make at least a small effort to review related press releases and look for new products coming out. Far and away I’ve found my most popular blog posts and entry points come from product/event related keyword searches.

If you have some resources and limited time you may want to outsource some of the traffic generation tactics below. I’ve had good luck with people from the Philippines. However for quality search engine fodder I have a friend with multiple number one Google sites who uses JournalismJobs.com and hires Americans living abroad. He says he gets very good quality for a good price. If you need to outsource this work contact me and I’ll help.

1. Write and submit articles to the article directories.
2. Leave comments on other people’s blogs with a backlink to your site.
3. Answer people’s questions on www.answers.yahoo.com
4. Post in forums and have a link to your site in your signature.
5. Write a press release and submit it to www.PRWeb.com.
6. Advertise your website in the appropriate category on www.CraigsList.com.
7. Give an unbiased testimonial on a product/service that you have used in exchange for a backlink to your site.
8. Start a blog and submit it to the ’s of free blog directories.
9. Manually submit your website to the major search engines.
10. Optimize each page of your website for a particular keyword or search phrase.
11. Add a link in your email signature to your websiteIt’s a free and easy way to get a little more traffic.
12. Make a custom error page for your website redirecting people to your home page.
13. Use PPC search engine advertising.
14. Add a “bookmark this site” link to your webpages.
15. Have a tell-a-friend form on your site.
16. Send articles to ezine publishers that includes a link to your website.
17. Hold a crazy content and make it go viral.
18. Give away a freebie (ebook, report, e-course) to keep people coming back to your site.
19. Add an RSS feed to your blog.
20. Submit your site to any related niche directories on the net.
21. Participate in a banner or link exchange program.
22. Create a software program and give it away for free.
23. Purchase the misspellings or variations of your domain name, or those of your competitors.
24. Buy a domain name related to your niche that is already receiving traffic and forward it to your site.
25. Pass out business cards with your domain on them everywhere you go.
26. Start and affiliate program and let your affiliates send you visitors.
27. Start a page on social bookmarking sites such as www.MySpace.com.
28. Submit a viral video to www.YouTube.com
29. Conduct and publish surveys to your website.
30. Find joint venture partners that will send you traffic.
31. Start your own newsletter or ezine.
32. Use a autoresponder or email campaign to keep people coming back to your site.
33. Purchase ads on other sites
34. Send a free copy of your product to other site owners in exchange for a product review.
35. Sell or place classified ads on www.eBay.com with a link to your site.
36. Post free classified ads on any of the sites that allow them with a link to your site.
37. Exchange reciprocal links with other related websites.
38. Network with other people at seminars or other live events.
39. Purchase advertising in popular newsletters or ezines.
40. Advertise on other product’s “thank you” pages.
41. Create a free ebook and list in on the “free ebook” sites.
42. Buy and use a memorable domain name.
43. Do something controversial.
44. Create an Amazon profile and submit reviews for books and other products that you have read.
45. Start a lens on www.Squidoo.com.
46. Use a traffic exchange (low quality traffic, but can sometimes be worthwhile).
47. Get referrals form similar but non-competing sites.
48. Create and sell a product with resell or giveaway rights and include a link to your site in it o others pass it around for you.
49. Email your listIf you don’t have one, get one.
50. Buy a pair of sandals; get your website engraved on the bottom and walk on the beach, stomp in the mud or play in the snow.

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2 Comments »

  • Arik said:

    You can gain a lot of link value, especially in the beginning,
    by using directories. However, it pays to be careful about what sites you submit to.
    Some websites are called “link farms” because they are directories of tens of thousands of sites without really giving any value.
    Google can sometimes penalize websites for doing this.visit this site
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  • Canvas Bags said:

    Great info, quite useful for my research. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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