There's one thing every new website needs....traffic!
Without it you have nothing.
You can create all the best content in the world or have an amazing product and no one will ever see it.
But for so many new website owners traffic is hard to find.
So how DO you get traffic?
In 'The Beginners Guide: How To Increase Website Traffic' I'll show you all the different ways you can drive targeted visitors to your site.
Focusing on the most effective ways so you don't waste time.
In fact we've included over 100 of the best resources on the net that explain each step.
You don't need to do ALL of these methods.
You'll quickly figure out where your target audience hangs out online and focus only on those sources.
When you find out which sources convert best into sales then you ramp those methods up.
So let's increase your website traffic...
- Social Media
- Paid Traffic
- Content Marketing
- Forum marketing
- Video Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Other Traffic Generation Methods
- Bonus: 12 Website Traffic Case Studies - LOCKED!
Social media can be a very effective way to get traffic to your website or blog.
It allows you to build up your audience, connect with potential visitors AND network with other influential people in your niche who already have the audience you want to tap into.
Don't make the mistake of thinking you need to be on EVERY social media site instead focus on the core ones where your target audience can be found.
(P.S. If you'd like to download a free checklist of 31 traffic hacks click here or the image below)
12 Effective Ways To Drive Traffic From Facebook
How To Create Facebook News Feed Ads For More Traffic
How To Drive More Facebook Traffic To Your Website
Drive Massive Free Traffic From Facebook For Free
How To Turn Your Facebook Page Into An Insane Traffic Driving Machine
"Only half of your fans are on Facebook every day and even then, they’re active during a small window. The same holds true for users catching their friends’ content. Promote a user’s interaction with your website and more of their connections are likely to see it.” - Jon Loomer.
10 Simple Twitter Tricks That Will Get You More Traffic Today
Driving Targeted Twitter Traffic
7 Easy Ways To Get Traffic From Twitter
“My personal blog received 5 x more traffic from Twitter than any other referral source which shows that it can be done when you incorporate the right tactics” - Adam Connell.
How To Use Tumblr To Drive New Traffic
How To Use Tumbler For SEO & Social Media Marketing
Make Money With Tumblr In 3 Simple Steps
“Why should I care about Tumblr? Before we get too far, let me provide some stats about Tumblr which should help put things into perspective: 130.5 million blogs on Tumblr, as of August 2013” - Takeshi Young.
The Science of Instagram
Using Instagram To Drive Traffic
Instagram For Website Traffic
“With Instagram, marketers have access to a huge audience of 100 million active users” - Michael Zsigmound
Google Plus Drives A Fraction of Traffic That Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter Do.
Getting The Most Out Of Google Plus Traffic
“There was recent SearchMetrics study that suggested Google+ sharing will overtake Facebook by 2016, “ - Matt Mcgee.
4 Ways To Increase Your Traffic With Stumbleupon
How To Use Stumblepon To Increase Your Blog Traffic
“StumbleUpon is one of the best traffic generators among the top seven social media sites” - Kristi Hines.
The Reddit Guide To Massive Traffic
How To Increase Traffic With Reddit
“Reddit users say that the power of Reddit is so great that it is capable of giving 1500 hits in a day’s time.” - Mohideen Shameem.
5 Ways To Get More Blog Traffic From Pinterest
Getting More Traffic & Links With Pinterest
“Pinterest isn’t a perfect fit for all web marketers…yet, if you can figure out how to use it as a tool in your SEO toolbox you can drive massive traffic to your site” - Neil Patel
How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Build Authority & Drive Traffic
LinkedIn Drives More Traffic To Corporate Websites Than All Other Social Sites Combined
“ Audience Insight Report found that LinkedIn drives significantly more traffic to corporate websites than all the other social platforms combined – 64% of all visits” - Steve Rayson.
Building Blog Traffic With Triberr: Does It Work?
Four Reasons Why I Finally Like Triberr
“Triberr is a platform that bands together like-minded bloggers who support each other by tweeting worthy posts” - Neicole Crepeau.
Where Content Curation Traffic Comes From And 4 Ways To Increase Yours
Curate Content & Drive Traffic From Scoop It
Comprehensive Guide To Scoop It For Content Curation
“During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors “ - Scoop It
SEO can be an incredibly effective way to get traffic however due to it's unpredictable nature (all it takes is 1 algorithm update and you could see your rankings lost) efforts should be put into place to drive traffic from alternative sources also.
SEO falls into 3 categories - blackhat, greyhat, and whitehat.
White hat is completely 'ethical' link building. Blackhat is using whatever means necessary to rank in the search engines and greyhat somewhere in between.
Blackhat Link Building
The Ultimate Guide To Tiered Link Building
Why Your Tiered Links Won't Rank Sh*t
“Tiered link building is one of the most effective methods of link building” - Matt Woodward
Greyhat Link Building
The Advanced Guide To Link Building
Whitehat Link Building
9 Ways To Build Powerful Whitehat Backlinks That Will Rank Your Niche Site
7 Simple Tips To Increase Your Website Ranking
21 SEO Tactics You Can Use For More Search Engine Traffic
White Hat SEO Case Study: 348% More Organic Traffic In 7 Days
4 Blackhat SEO Strategies To Avoid
“People that succeed with SEO do two things very well. First, they identify SEO techniques that get them results. Second, they put 100% of their resources into executing and scaling those techniques.” - Brian Dean
Paid traffic is one of the quickest ways to get visitors to your site and test your conversion rates.
However it can be costly when you're new and testing the waters so always start small and build up.
The beauty of paid traffic is that it's almost unlimited so once you've you've figured out how to convert your traffic into opt ins or sales you can scale it up indefinitely.
What Spending $66,372.09 On Paid Advertising Taught Me
2 Ways To Make Money From Solo Ads Without A List
Step by Step Guide: What Over My Shoulder As I Set Up A Facebook Ad Campaign
3 Facebook Ad Case Studies
How To Double Your Blog Traffic With Facebook Ads
How To Drive More Facebook Traffic In 5 Easy Steps
How To Do Facebook Ad Targeting For Niche Marketers
A Comprehensive Guide To Facebook Advertising
How I Converted 51.54% Of Visitors With This Facebook Retargeting Strategy
“Facebook is the largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users on desktop and 600 million monthly active users on mobile. If it were a country, Facebook would be the 3rd largest country in the world! “ - Pancham Prashar.
Google Adwords Traffic Estimator
The Beginners Guide To Adwords Advertising
How To Create A Profitable Google Adwords Campaign From Scratch
Internet Banner Advertising Guide
Content marketing refers to using content, usually blog posts but also infographics, video and any other types of content, to draw in visitors.
They key is to create the best possible content that you can, preferably different or better than what's already out there in your niche, so that people just cannot ignore your website.
By getting that content in front of your target audience and influential people in your niche you can build up your traffic numbers substantially.
It also encompasses guest posting, syndication, and curation.
General Content Marketing
9 Essential Content Marketing Apps That Grow Your Traffic
7 Content Marketing Secrets To Grow Your Organic Traffic
How To Write & Promote Expert Roundups Even If You Don't Know Any Experts
How To Create 2 Months of Content in 3 Days
How To Generate 105 Content Topics In 1 Hour
The Advanced Guide To Content Marketing
7 Smart Ways To Combine Content Marketing With SEO
Content Marketing Increases Web Traffic
5 Ways To Get More Traffic With Content Marketing
How To Find & Manage Content Writers
5 Places To Find Good Content Writers Without Breaking The Bank
“Remember, content marketing only works if you can create content that’s both entertaining and useful to your readers.” Sonia Simone.
9 Ways To Get More Blog Traffic From Guest Posting
Guest Blogging For SEO: How To Build Traffic & Not Overdo It
The Ultimate Guide To Guest Blogging
The Definitive Guide To Guest Blogging
“The first thing to remember about a great guest post is that it is not about your business, your products, or your services. Guest posts should be valuable sources of information – not advertisements! “ Kristi Hines
Increase Traffic & Improve SEO: Unleash Great Content
Not Getting Enough Traffic? Here's Why
“Signs Your Content Needs Work: You don’t receive email from raving fans telling you how you’ve changed their lives or how much they love your product and want to tell everyone they know about it” - Corbett Barr.
Use Content Curation To Drive More Traffic
Content Curation 101
Ego & Link Baits
Ego Bait: 5 Simple Ways To Leverage Blog Mentions
A Simple Ego Bait Method That Can Get You Great Links
A Guide To Producing Effective Ego Bait
“Everyone has an ego, even the most influential players in your industry, and provided you execute your egobait in a subtle fashion, you’ll escape being labelled a sycophant and scoop up a load of exposure, traffic and links in the process.” - James Agate
Syndication & Content Sharing
The Complete Guide To Building Your Blog Audience
Content Syndication: How To Get Started
7 Content Syndication Tips To Increase Blog Traffic
10 Inbound.org Uses
Free Blog Traffic From Kingged
“Content syndication is the process of pushing your blog, site, or video content out into third-party sites, either as a full article, snippet, link, or thumbnail “ Andrew Delamarter
One of the most important thing you can do as a marketer, blogger or webmaster is network with other people in your niche.
Doing so will be beneficial to both of you and help grow your website and connections.
By sharing others content, reach out to them via email, commenting on their blog and linking to them you're building a relationship.
Over time they will return the favor assuming your content is up to scratch.
Networking Guide For Bloggers
How To Networking In Your Niche
The Ultimate Guide To Networking For Bloggers
How To Easily Network With Other Bloggers
Forum marketing works by engaging in relevant forums with your target audience by answering questions, posting great topics and being a useful member.
Some forums will allow you to share snippets of your post with a link back to your site but most simply allow a clickable signature.
You'll be surprised how many visitors you can receive just from signature clicks in a busy and engaged forum IF you're posting useful advice.
Simply posting for the sake of increasing the post count and displaying your link won't help you much.
How To Drive Traffic From Forums
How To Leverage Online Forums For Website Traffic
“I’m only spending about 10 minutes a day on discussion forums, but from this little effort, I have successfully managed to drive traffic from forums every single day to my blog” - Jens P Berget
The power of video cannot be underestimated. Youtube is the second biggest search engine in the world behind Google.
It's also a social media website in it's own right as well as a video sharing platform.
Video reviews, personal presentations, animation, simple slides can all push visitors towards your site in huge numbers.
6 Ways To Use Video Marketing For More Traffic
Video Marketing Strategies That Kick Butt
5 Clever Ways our Website Can Use Video To Drive Traffic
3 Ways To Use Youtube To Drive Traffic To Your Website
10 Tips To Get More Traffic From Youtube
How To Optimize Your Youtube Video For More Traffic
“YouTube represents fertile ground for lead generation. People tend to forget YouTube is in fact a social platform just like as Facebook and Twitter with sharing capabilities, comments and likes as part of its features.
“ - Juff Bullas
Email marketing is a rarely talked about traffic source yet it's one of the most engaged and powerful methods at your disposal.
You NEED to be building an email list as an online business or you're missing out on repeat visitors & sales as well as building up a relationship and trust with your audience.
Having a series of follow up messages that go out regularly to subscribers can mean a continual stream of visitors back to your site.
You can also send 'broadcast' messages to get an instant spike of traffic to your latest piece of content.
3 Unique Places To Find Lead Magnet Ideas Most Other People Are Missing
5 Reasons Email Marketing Crushes Social Media
Use Email Marketing To Increase Return Visitors
34 Ways To Increase Your Blogs Email List
How To Write Outreach Emails That Get Responses
Email Marketing 101: How To Drive Traffic With Email Marketing
“All other things being equal, email marketing still crushes social media marketing “ - Bnoon Tennant
Other Traffic Generation Methods
Here are a collection of other traffic generation methods that don't fit into the other categories.
The Ultimate Guide To Blog Comment Traffic (Yes, It Still Works!)
Explode Traffic From Blog Commenting
How To Blog Comment Your Way To Consistent Traffic
“When it comes to generating consistent traffic growth your blog comment strategy is no different than SEO or social media… It’s all about addingvalue and being awesome! “ - Ryan Hanley
Slideshare Traffic Case Study: From 0 to 243,000 Views In 30 Days
Marketers Guide To Slideshare
Increasing Your Blog Traffic With Slideshare
“30 days. 9 presentations. Over 200K views. Several first-page Google rankings. 1,400 clicks to Traffic Generation Café and my Facebook fan page. Over 400 new Facebook fans. My second largest referral traffic source.” - Ana Hoffman
Increase Traffic To Your Website [Infographic]
How To Design Infographics
How To Create The Perfect Infographic
Bonus: 12 Website Traffic Case Studies - LOCKED!
168 Traffic Generation Case Studies From 124 Experts
How We Skyorcketed Website Traffic 2200% In 1 Year
Feeding America Grows Site 2.5X Using Twitter
Using Pinterest To Get More Traffic Case Study
How Case Studies Drive Traffic To Sites
The ROI of Social Media - 10 Case Studies
How I Grew TechCrunch's Traffic by 30% In 60 Days
How To Attract Traffic To Your Blog - 5 Case Studies
Pinterest Case Study: Increase Traffic By 167%
150 Blog Posts In 50 Days: Staggering Traffic Results After 10 Weeks
4 Unique Case Studies Of Growing Web & Blog Traffic
So by now you should have some ideas on how to increase website traffic to your website.
Simply find out where your target audience hangs out online and focus solely on those sources instead of trying to do all of the methods above.
You'll begin to see that certain traffic sources convert into sales and email opt ins more than others so focus all your efforts onto those.
Don't waste time on traffic that doesn't take any action even if it's in big numbers.
Traffic is useless if it does not convert.
And if you start getting lots of traffic but no conversion then don't think the solution is more traffic.
What you need to work on is converting the traffic you already have before you seek out more.
Using the methods here will increase website traffic for you regardless of the type of site you have - so what are you waiting for?
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