Attracting people to your website is as simple as 1-2-3. It’s not as hard as it looks. You just need to follow a routine. Furthermore, there are 2 types of traffic which you can use to drive to your site : Paid Traffic and Free Traffic.
The Paid Traffic is traffic you will get in a short period of time, but of course you pay for that type of traffic. This can be pay per click, Facebook ads, and etc. On the other hand, free traffic is more like long term. For instance, it’s how much work you put into your site that will drive traffic to your site in the long run.
Which type of traffic should you use or focus on? That’s totally up to you. It will depend on the type of Niche site or blog you have.
Having said that, below are ways to attract visitors to your site using both the paid and the free traffic.
Make Your Website Helpful
Create tutorials – Have a “How To” section on your website. People are always looking for answers, and when they find their answer in the How To section, they are going to be very pleased. And they will want to come back to visit your site for more answers.
Make Your Website Easy To Navigate
This is very important to look out for. Many websites are just jammed with all these useless menu titles, and it sometimes is hard to find what you’re looking for. Ensure your visitors will find what they’re looking for.
Writing Helpful Long Posts
Writing long posts without answering your visitor’s questions is such a bad idea. Having said that, when creating content, answer the question that of your reader, and answer any questions they might have afterwards. This will make your post longer.
For instance, if I was to write a post on “How to travel with cats on an airplane”, and I show the exact steps, I can then write how to deal with a cat meowing on a plane.
Answer People’s Questions
Sometimes you might feel that you can answer a question with just 400 words, go ahead. Don’t count on the number of words. Rather focus more on helping your visitor find what they are looking for.
What matters is you need to answer the question people are looking for and do it quickly. Please don’t just stuff your content with the keyword you are trying to rank for. Just write naturally and answer the question.
Keep Writing Blog Posts Every Week
Simply keep your website alive. Always add content to it. And this doesn’t have to be every day. Write 3 -4 posts each week.
And this the reason, I say you should pick a niche you are passionate about, because you want to be able to write about your niche without getting bored after writing a few posts on it.
Having said that, you can literally be writing posts till the day you die. Use keyword research to see what people are searching for. I will show you below a way you can use to help you come up with post ideas.
Head on to Google, and type in your Niche in the search box. So if your Niche is about traveling with dogs. And so you decide to write a post on “How To Travel with Dogs Long Distance?”.
If you type that into Google, and scroll to the bottom of the screen (see screen below).
Look at all these ideas I can write about relating to traveling with dogs long distance? This is Marvelous!
Create A YouTube Channel
As mentioned earlier, have a “How To” posts and create a YouTube channel to link to.This is proven to drive a lot of traffic to your site. More and more people are now using YouTube.
When you create a YouTube channel, you are opening 3 traffic sources to your site. For instance, you will get traffic from YouTube (when people search and find your channel), when people share your YouTube videos, and lastly, when you refer people from your website to go to your YouTube channel.
If you want to create your YouTube Channel, you can for free. To see a step-by-step on how you can create your own you tube channel, please click here.
Make Sure Your Website Is Fast
This will depend on what you choose to have on your website, and where you host your website. Don’t use a lot of advertising, this will definitely cause your website to be slow.
Whenever you write a post, share it with the world. So go on facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Whatsapp, and many more. There are so many social media programs which you can join and share your new content with.
When creating content, make good use of images. Mix it up a little. You don’t want your reader to get bored just reading plain text. Be careful though to have images that pertain to the content on your site. You don’t want your post to look “cheesy”.
Use Email Marketing
Use an email marketing tool to help you increase the number of visitors to your website. There are tons of email marketing tools out there. However, I recommend you use AWeber, click here to see how I use it for free.
Use Internal Linking
Whenever you write new content, link it to other posts you have within your website. This will greatly help with SEO, and will result in a better, more useful experience for the user.
Give Away Free Products
You can create eBooks and offer to give them for free to your visitors. People love free stuff (I know I do).
So this could be products you are offering, or it could be someone else’s products. But if you are going to be using some one else’s products, ensure you ask for permission to use their products.
Make Your Website Responsive
Today, more people than ever before are using mobile devices to browse the web. Therefore, ensure your website is accessible through a range of devices, including smaller smartphones.
So this is basically becoming social. But the only difference is with Quora you will find that it’s one of the best ways to promote your site there.
Quora is an online forum which you can write answers to questions people have. And you will simply just need to link to your website. But again, you must be careful to not violate Quora’s rules and regulation in terms of sharing content on their forum.
Having said that, you can also use Reddit and post answers to questions people have and link back to your website.
Use Custom Made Images
I know I mentioned earlier you use images within your content. And this is very important to have on your website within your content. However, if you use the free images, search engines will not likely rank these images and they will not be found if someone was to do an image search. Therefore, you should custom make the images that you want to use on your website.
Furthermore, there are so many online platforms which you can use to make custom made images. I personally use Canva. And by the way they are free to use. But if you want to upgrade, you would need to pay. I am doing great with the free version of Canva.
Write Creative Titles
So when you are done with writing a post, make sure you come up with a creative title that fits well with your content. This is important because when you have an eye catching title, people will more likely want to click and read the post.
Moreover, I usually recommend you use the character counter and use titles that are not longer than 60 characters long. Other wise, the title will be cut short. So if you use 60 characters for a title, you are on the safe side.
Join Free Online Forums
Join free online forums related to your niche. Again, this is similar to when you join social media groups. You would join groups that are related to your niche and you would share your content and link back to your website.
Have Affiliates Help Send Traffic To Your Website
This may not apply to every business owner out there. But if you have a product or service you want to sell on your website and you want it to get noticed, you could create an affiliate program.
A lot of business owners are now using this method to help them drive traffic to their website, and you should too (if you’re serious about your online business).
Having said that, The perfect webinar script is one of the best to use when creating your own webinar. You can plug any product or service you want into this blueprint and it will sell it for you. It costs less than $5.
Thanks for reading, and please keep visiting my site as I will be updating this list as I come across new ways to help attract new visitors to your website.