Traffic. Simple term, but for some,
not so easy to accomplish.
I started this site almost a year ago, and I have
learned several ways to get traffic to your site.
Today in fact, I pretty much control traffic to my
sites as I please. Like many, I'm sure that your
budget is not what you would want it to be, but no
one likes to be a quitter, and advertising and
traffic generating shouldn't make you do so. So here
are the steps that I have learned. Read on.
Make sure your pages are what others would truly like
to see and use. Ask friends, neighbors, anyone for an
honest and fair opinion, and don't be sensitive.
Chances are, you will not see what others do. But the
point is to please others, not yourself.
Did you add your Meta tags? Are they polished and
perfect? Well...okay, are they appropriate? Make sure
your pages, and your tags are all keyword rich, meaning
that whatever is the key word or words that describe
your site are used heavily. Google/yahoo
rely mostly on the content, so if you use your
word/words heavily, you have a better chance at step
three.Go here for further search engine tips
Once your meta tags are done, submit to as many of
the search engines as you see fit. The more, the
merrier. I have tried to make this easy with the search engines page.
Which includes a list of over 117 search engines, and
the top search engines. One
word of caution, If you are going to submit
more than just your index page, submit only 3 or so a
day, and, submit only about once a month, otherwise, some
search engines may accuse you of spamming. If you
have used the robots.txt inclusion, a search engine
will usually follow all the links from your index
page, spidering as they go. However, If you notice
that only your index page is listed, then you may
want to go ahead and submit your other pages.
Step four: Join
several of the top free traffic generators. If you
join several, you can pick and choose just how much
traffic you want. I have listed some, along with how
they worked for me on my Free traffic
generators page. I generally surf for credits
with 2 at a time, each in a seperate window (internet
explorer) and this way, you can accrue credits with 2
traffic programs at the same time. Build up credits
every day. This way, if you ever fall short of time
one day, there is always back up. (some programs do
not allow you to store credits, so these you only
surf for what you need that day)
Classified ads. Yes, Classified ads. They provide
traffic and links, which helps for your popularity.
What happens is- You place your ad with the
classifieds, they submit that site to the search
engines, the page is spidered with your link and you
get a link from them! To find out how your site
ranks, and to help with keywords, download and
It will show you what engines have links to your
site, or your site popularity. Pretty cool. This also
works with some FFA sites and link sites, Try it out.
You can also download and install ALEXA to see how you
rank. It is a toolbar that will show how well other
sites do as well as you surf, and the more you visit
your page, the higher your ranking will eventually
You can also join an opt-in mailing list from getmassivehits.com. You
get to email all the members on the list once every
five days for free(in the area of
about 4,000 members) and they get to mail you- so
make sure you get another email accout!! If you like,
you can use my free
email service for this. It can generate some
traffic, and for the few minutes of your time to
mail, it's worth it.
Another way to generate traffic is to offer
information. Like I have done here. If you offer tips
and information, many will come to see what you have
to say. All you need to do is to announce it by means
of: classified ads, ffa sites, mail programs, etc.
(please make sure you understand fully what
constitutes SPAM! see my MLM warnings and SPAM issues
page for more info)
Well there you have some things to get you started
in generating some traffic for your site. Traffic, no
matter what shape or form is very important. Since I
have used traffic generators, I rank quite highly
with google, and I dont seem to have too much trouble
getting several searches to my site. This proves the
rule that search engines do use link
popularity, and traffic to a site.
Good luck, and have a good one!