Increasing website traffic can be done in a variety of ways. Fortunately, many of them are simple and cost nothing, or very little.
Here are 3 of the simplest and most effective ways to help you get started:
1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SEO is the foundation of increasing website traffic.
SEO is not as mysterious as many people think. Want to know one of the main secrets to success with SEO? Good keyword research! Take some time to learn how to do keyword research before you delve deeper into SEO, and you’ll avoid one of the most common reasons that people struggle to be successful online.
2. Article Marketing
Frequently publishing (1-3 times a week) short helpful articles on your site based on keyword research is a very effective way to attract more traffic to your site. Search engines like Google will scan your site, taking note of keywords you’ve used and you’ll increase the odds that your articles will appear in people’s search results when they are looking for information that relates to the content of your site by using those keywords in their searches.
3. Blog Commenting
Leaving comments on other people’s with your name, or company name, and url is another powerful way to build quality links for your site.
The links in blog comments can be either do-follow or no-follow. If you leave a comment on a do-follow blog with a link to your website, that can pass Page Rank value to your blog and improve your site’s rankings in the search engines (see SEO). That, in turn, can help to increase traffic to your site.