When you publish your first blog or website, it can be pretty exciting. You can tell your friends, and family and they can look you up on the Internet, and see what you’ve published. Or if you’ve got some great ideas, it can be exciting to finally be able to share them with others. At least until you check your logs, and find that you’re getting about four unique visitors per day.
Getting your site published is only the first step. Now you’ve got to promote your site, so more people will know about it and come take a look. Or if you are selling some kind of product, you can get the word out so interested people can come take a look. You can do this different ways, and most of them are free. In this article you’ll learn a few of the basic ones.
A popular way that has been around for a while is article marketing. You write an article on the same topic of your site, and submit it to an article site. They usually let you put a couple links back to your site in the resource box. People interested in the topic will read your article, and if they are still interested, they’ll click on the link at the bottom, and visit your site. The more articles you write, the more visitors you’ll get to your site. If you write three or four articles a week, in a short while you can have a substantial amount of traffic.
Another way is to use social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace. There are plenty of others, and they all operate the same way. You join, create a page with some interesting content related to your site, and then start networking. Join groups, create groups, and make friends. After a while, you’ll have a pretty large group of friends to suggest your site to, and this can result in an enormous amount of traffic.
Twitter is a fantastic source for traffic. The more followers you get, the more visitors you can get to your site. And it’s pretty easy to generate a lot of followers if your are consistent. Simply look for people who are interested in the topic of your site, and follow them. Visit their sites and comment on them. Most of these people will follow you back. The more followers you have, the more people will follow any links you put in your tweets back to your site.
If you want to get visitors in a hurry, you can pay for them. Sign up for an account with Google adwords, and create some ads. Whenever somebody clicks on an ad and visits your site, you have to pay for that visitor. Clicks can cost between a few sense, and close to a hundred dollars a visitor, so be careful. If you aren’t complete sure that your visitors will turn into income, then I would recommend staying away from Google Adwords until you are more sure of your conversion rate.
Of course, this is just the beginning of how you can get plenty of traffic to your site. The more you start doing this, the more creative you’ll get and think of plenty of other ways to get traffic. The important thing is to get started doing something, and be consistent, and persistent.