Five Strategies to Generate Traffic

Five Strategies to Generate Traffic

Article by Antonio Johnson

Here’ a really simple way to generate traffic to your website.

For anyone starting an online business the number one problem they are faced with is how to generate traffic to their website. I will share with you five basic ways to generate traffic to your site.

1. Pay Per Click (PPC) – This is the fastest way to generate traffic to your website. However, it can also be the most expensive and is not recommended for the beginner. It takes a great deal of skill and knowledge about PPC to be successful.

How does it work? The example that I will use is for Google Adwords. Let’s say you go to google and do a basic search on dogs. The ads to the right are sponsored ads. In others words paid advertising. Google charges you X amount of cents or dollars each time someone clicks on your ad. The amount you pay is based on the popularity of the keywords chosen. The more popular the keyword, keywords, or phrases the more PPC cost. The higher your ad position the higher the PPC cost. So keyword selection is critical. You have to be able to choose the most efficient keywords, and at the same time your ad has to be persuasive enough to cause prospects to click your ad. There are software tools that can help, but again do your research. It does take a great deal of skill. It can be done, but not recommended for the beginner.

2. Articles – This is another free way of generating traffic to your website and can help search engine rankings.

How does it work? Basically you write about something you know or love talking about. It can be anywhere from 300 words to 2500 words depending on where you submit your article. I recommend that you place your articles on well know ezine magazines such as ezinearticles.com and goarticles.com just to mention a few. Make sure you follow their terms of service (TOS), or your articles will not be placed. What’s important is that you are allowed in your bio to place up to three URLs. These URLs can be your websites. Now this is what you must understand. Others may want to use your articles as content for there websites. However, to do so they must leave your bio in place. This means that your article over a period of time could be on thousands of websites across the world. Thus, potential traffic to your website which you should be able to monetize.

3. blogging – This is a content management system that allows you to create a website (Blog). The content placed in the blog is in chronological order.

The good thing is that there are free blog providers such as blogger, typepad and many others. Once created you can submit your blog to directories. If your content is good and kept up to date it can generate traffic from links that you place on your blog that point back to your websites for monetizing. This can also help your ranking with the search engines.

4. Forums – There are many forums that are related to your particular niche. This can be a great way to learn and create traffic to your site.

How can it create traffic? Forums will allow you to have a signature after your posting. Under your signature you can place links that point to your websites. Depending on how many forums you participate in on a regular basis this can clearly add up to traffic.

5. Bookmarking – There are bookmarking communities that will allow you access to your bookmarks from any computer in the world.

The bookmarks that you create are maintained in these online communities. They can be kept private or you can share them with others. Some bookmarks that you share you may want to point to your websites to create more traffic.

In summary, I have provided you with five ways to generate traffic to your website. They were PPC, articles, blogging, forums, and social bookmarking. You must consistently use all of them to start generating traffic.

I didn’t mention search engine submission because it is the most obvious, but make sure your website is optimized.

About the Author

Antonio Johnson is a well informed online marketer and is versed in many subject areas. You can find a review of some online businesses at http://tony.thebestbizreview.com and http://realopportunity4success.com to jumpstart your online success. For personal development visit http://ajohnson12.successuniversity.com

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