TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC…. It’s the lifeblood of any business. Without traffic, you don’t have clients, and without clients, you don’t have any business–pure and simple! This is the way business works.That’s why, if you have a website and you want to get clients, learning and mastering how to get traffic is crucial.
In this post today, I want to share with you some great ways to generate traffic and start getting clients.
1. Organic Traffic
The first one is organic traffic, which I personally love.Organic traffic is when people search for something using search engines like the big Google, and they find your site via their search. There are many ways to improve organic traffic, primarily through Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
SEO is a vast subject with many pieces to cover but probably the easiest way to learn what and how to utilize it is to start doing it, even if you don’t have any idea what SEO is, find out the basics and then start using it on your blog as you learn.
Write about what your clients talk about, and if you know some of the keywords that they use and search for on Google, even better; write about those search words and terms.
2. Social Media
Another great way to gain more traffic is through social media. Facebook alone has close to one billion users and Twitter has 500 million accounts, giving no doubt that your clients are on social media. The real question is this:
Are you using social media to generate traffic to your website?
To gain a clear image about your social media traffic, go to your Google Analytics account and if you don’t see nothing in the social section, you’ll want to start adding social media as your traffic source. You don’t want to miss out.
3. Guest Blogging
Guest blogging is great; and besides the fact that posting your article on other people’s blogs is a great way to promote your business fast, another great thing is that you create relationships with peeps.There are a lot of blogs out there that post often and they needs good content all the time. You can contact them regarding submitting a guest post, with some of the blogs (such as klrsocialmedia.com) even have an invitation on the right side of their navigation bar. Submit your blog post and if it’s good, you will get an answer from them.
4. Paid traffic
If you want to get rich, use free traffic–but if you want to make fortunes, use paid traffic.
I have used both and I am telling you from my experience that both are great, but paid traffic is a much faster way to build up your business. Like the old saying, “money buys time”.
Investing in paid traffic can get you the results that you want much faster, but you need to have the money to invest in the first place. Because of that, it’s a personal choice and you need to choose which option is the best one for you right now.
5. List swaps
When we talk about list swaps, we talk about giving away something for free to other people’s lists of contacts (database). You will return the favor by sending an email to your own contacts your list swap partner’s freebie. It’s a win-win situation, and if you know how to pick your list-swap partners, this can be the fastest way to grow your business. But as I said, one of the important parts is to know how to pick your partners.
Now, I want to hear from YOU.
What is your favorite way to generate traffic to your website?