Targeted Traffic - 5 Ways To Get It
Everybody wants more traffic, and not just any old traffic ? targeted traffic. Streams of prequalified visitors who are genuinely interested in your website and product are every smart webmaster?s dream.
If you?re mainly interested in your hit counter, you can sign up with any old autosurf program and you?ll soon be happy. However, if quality counts for you, then here are 5 methods of getting genuine, interested and ready to buy visitors to your site:
2. Writing Articles.
4. Press Releases.
5. Your Newsletter.
Sometimes it really is better to give than receive. Internet marketers are always on the lookout for testimonials ? it lends them credibility. The next time you use a product or service that you genuinely like send the supplier a testimonial. Include a link to your website and, if they use your testimonial, they will almost certainly include the link ? so that their customers can verify that you?re a real person.
Depending on the product and the type of website that you have, you could even host a review on your site. You would be highly likely to get a link using this method. You will get traffic using this method and, since the supplier of the product is likely to be promoting his site quite extensively, you could get a very high quality back link - which will help your search engine rankings as well.
Only endorse products that you are genuinely happy with. Remember, your name will be associated with it, so make sure it?s a good one.
2. Writing Articles
This is a great way to promote both yourself and your site. All you have to do is submit articles on your chosen topic to one or more of the free article banks available and content hungry webmasters will use your work on their sites and in their newsletters. It's amazing how quickly these can be distributed around the internet.
Put a link to your site in your signature file, along with a few words of explanation on the content and purpose of your site. The visitors that you get in this manner have already read your work and know about your site ? so they are highly targeted.
Three of the best article banks on the net are listed below ? but just type ?free articles? into google and you?ll soon find plenty more places to submit your purple prose.
Don't worry if you don't consider yourself to be a great writer. You can submit a list of 10 or 20 things to do in order to ....... whatever.
These can be a really good way to get your name in front of people. Put your website's URL in your signature - you'll be surprised at how many visitors you attract by this method. The good thing is that, as with the articles, they already "know" you from your posts ? so you can consider them to be "targeted" visitors.
4. Press Releases
Press releases can be an amazingly powerful way to market your website. You can pay for these but it is possible to get them for free.
Don't worry that you know what to say - a couple of paragraphs is all that's required. Visit the site below and have a look at some of the live releases available - you'll soon get the hang of it.
Prleap is free and has good statistical reporting so you can keep track of how many views your release gets and which of the search engine robots have indexed it.
5. Your Newsletter or Ezine
You should have your own opt-in list and be in communication with your subscribers on a regular basis. Some webmasters send out a full e-mail newsletter, with the contents in the newsletter. Others just send a notification that the newsletter is available to read online.
Whichever method you use, make sure that your newsletter contains plenty links to your main site.
All of the above methods will provide you with very high quality traffic. It may take time to implement them but it?s well worth investing a little time and effort.
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