6. Create a .pdf Cheatsheet
Create cheat sheets with important information about a certain topic and include your website URLs where possible inside the document. People love content such as this and there is a very good chance that it will go viral being shared on the web.
7. Create a Memorable Domain
Domain names often give people a first impression of the website. A good domain will attract the massive amounts of traffic. The most effective domains are the .com domains.
8. Produce Videos on YouTube
One of the largest search engines other than Google is none other than YouTube. Therefore, it is crucial to include YouTube in your arsenal of traffic strategies. Create your own YouTube channel. Produce and upload original videos with interesting content to your YouTube channel. Using the “annotation” feature while editing YouTube videos, you can add a call to action for viewers to go your website URL. Another strategy is to interlink your videos with annotations so as to pick up more views and more traffic. Optimize your YouTube channel by including a link back to your website in the profile information on the left panel. Here’s an excellent Youtube course: Video Traffic Academy
9. Optimize your YouTube videos with searchable keywords
After producing and uploading interesting video content to YouTube, optimize your YouTube videos by tagging your video with searchable keywords. For phrases, remember to include the quotation punctuation:” “
10. Add video responses to YouTube videos
Find other videos uploaded on YouTube that is related to your video content by searching your keywords in the YouTube search engine. Select the popular videos with many views and add a video response to that YouTube video. You can find this option near the comments section. Here’s an excellent Youtube course: Video Traffic Academy
11. Syndicate your Videos with TubeMogul
TubeMogul is a video marketing platform for syndicating video content to other video sites. Although the bulk of your video views will come from YouTube, you will also be able to generate a considerable amount of niche traffic to your site by syndicating your video content to smaller video sharing sites. Do remember to include a link back to your website in your profile while setting up accounts on the different video channels.
12. Watermark your Videos
To watermark your videos is placing an image overlay, which links to the URL of the domain you want to drive traffic to, on top of a video. This can be done using a video editing program, more specifically, a screen capture video software like Camtasia. This software works well on PC and MAC and even comes with a free trial of 30 days.
13. Screencast Videos
Creating screencast videos is an effective way you can use to drive traffic to your website. One strategy is to attach a screencast near the end of the video to persuade visitors to check out your website. Talk about it for the short while, pointing out the cool things visitors can find on your website. Some software I would recommend is Camtasia or Jing.
14. Write Guest Posts
Many bloggers or webmasters have audiences to their websites amounting more than your own. Approach these people and ask them if they would like for you to write a post for their blog. Not only will you possibly get traffic flocking to your site, it will also get you quality backlinks that will boost the ranking of your site on Google. In addition, you would have made a friend or friends and build relationships in the process.
15. Build an Email List
Building an email list enables you to drive traffic at the click of a button. With a substantial number of subscribers in your email list, you can also build a community around your site or even your niche and eventually make sales after you have established a relationship with your list. However, it takes time, effort and the right strategies to attract people to subscribe to your list. Also, it is essential to use an autoresponder service to build your email list. You can check out Aweber, iContact or GetResponse for autoresponder services as mentioned.
16. Use Squeeze Pages
A squeeze page is a landing page used to capture prospective leads on the internet who are interested in what you have to offer. In this way, you will build a traffic getting list very quickly.
17. Write a Free eBook
An eBook is a book-length digital publication read on computers or other electronic devices. They have a high perceived value and are a great way to build a huge email list. To create an eBook, you just have to copy and paste blog posts you already have written into a document and convert it into a PDF. Giveaway this eBook for free in exchange that people subscribe to your email list.
18. Submit your eBooks to eBook directories
Once you have written your eBook, submit it to eBook directories. eBook directories work similarly with other online directories. They simply list a number of eBooks on their directory and people actually visit these directories to find information. In this way, not only do your website gain more traffic, people also get to know you as an author. The key to making it viral is to provide great and interesting content.
19. Set up an Autoresponder Email Series
Having an email list is not enough, there needs to be a strategy to get your marketing and promotion messages across to your list. An autoresponder is an email marketing tool that once set up will automatically send emails to a subscriber in specific time intervals after they sign up to your email list. Setting up an autoresponder email series requires some thought and organization. Ideally, your autoresponder emails should contain content for every important article on your blog and each email should have a call to action designed to get the reader to click through to your site.
20. Create an Ecourse
An easy yet effective way to start your email series is by offering a 5-day / 7-day email course where you send emails automatically for the next 5/7 days to build a strong relationship and trust with your subscribers. Include links in your email for them to revisit your website. Once you have built a substantial list of raving subscribers, you will be able to create a sustainable amount of traffic that is going to your website.
21. Create Epic Content
People love to read content that delivers immense value to them. Therefore, to attract the bulk of traffic to your website, your content must be well thought out and researched, outdoing competitors’ efforts in a particular area.
22. Give Away Free Stuff
One very effective way of making your content viral is to give away free stuff. You are able to drive massive amounts of traffic to your website, generate leads for your business and even make sales later by giving away high-quality free stuff on the front end of your sales process.
23. Submit Your Site to Feedburner.com
Another way to get more traffic is to let your website be more accessible through RSS feeds. Feedburner is a web feed management provider owned by Google that takes your RSS feeds and makes it easily accessible to a variety of RSS readers. You can also use the service to track the subscribers on your feed, optimize the content in your feed as well as use different ways to publicize your feed with widgets.
24. Participate in forums and add a compelling message in your signature
Forum posting is one of the ways to increase the traffic to your website. When you participate in forums which are on topics surrounding your niche or website content, give value-adding comments and participate actively in the discussions. Add a persuasive message in your signature to attract forum members to visit your website.
25. Become an active user on StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon.com is a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles. It is thus a very good platform for you to promote your website and get more traffic.
26. Use keywords in your title tags
If you want to get more traffic to your website, it is crucial to know where all that traffic is coming from. Majority of online traffic finds content on search engines using keywords hence the first step to getting found on search engines is to include keywords into your website. We call this process On-Page Search Engine Optimization. One element to include keywords in is in your title tag, the title of your website. There are many other elements to search engine optimization.
27. Hold a Contest for Subscribers
Organize contests where you give away prizes to winners. You can do this as a one-time only or monthly contest. The bigger your gift, the more buzz you generate online and hence the more traffic to your site from those who sign up. Here’s an excellent contest script: Contest Burner
28. Retweet Contest
If you are active on Twitter, you might have seen some of the marketing tactics in Twitter campaigns. One idea is that you could hold a contest to make the entry based on tweeting a certain link. Using back tweets, you can track those who have tweeted your link.
29. Content Contest
Ever finding it hard to write content? You can hold a Content Contest where you ask users to answer a question to enter a contest and the best answer wins a prize. Not only will you get massive amounts of traffic because the contest prizes attract people, when the contest is finished you should have a healthy article filled with insightful responses to any question you want.
30. Traffic Contest
An easy way to effectively get your website ranked and found on search engines is to hold an SEO contest where the person who sent the most traffic to the contest page wins an awesome prize. This can be done is by each user having their own bit.ly URL. All bit.ly URLs have built in analytics that can be accessed by adding a + to the end of the link.
31. Make your blog available on Kindle
The Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader which uses wireless connectivity to enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media. With more than 54 million hits a month, Amazon is the ultimate traffic-driver; even if you never own a Kindle you should make your blog available on Kindle as it will position you as an authority in your field. Here’s a guide on Publishing on Kindle
32. Create an ezine/newsletter
An ezine is a magazine and newsletter distributed by any electronic method, for example, by electronic mail. Studies have shown that there is a very large readership on the internet. If you were to grant free access to your online content through an ezine/newsletter, you will quickly attract the targeted attention to what you have to offer. Hence, creating an ezine/newsletter is a good way to get more traffic.
33. Set up a page on Hubpages.com
HubPages is an online space for you to share your advice, reviews, useful tips, opinions and insights with hundreds of other authors. One of the 50 most visited US sites on the Internet, it is where you can get more traffic to your main site if you are able to get the attention of the ready traffic thereby contributing interesting and value-adding content.
34. Set up a Squidoo.com page
Squidoo is similar to HubPages where you can create “lenses” that tend to rank very well in the search engines. Provide a link back to your website and that you will get you more traffic to the site.
35. Install the Alexa toolbar on your browser
The Alexa Toolbar is a Firefox extension that is used by Alexa to measure website specific statistics. It is crucial to install the Alexa toolbar because Goggle uses Alexa’s Information for ranking and indexing. After installing the toolbar, surfing your own site will absolutely help you get your sites indexed by Google more quickly.
36. Install Social Sharing Plugins
Install social sharing plugins like Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons. Share this is one service that offers you to share content on Facebook and Twitter and other content hubs. Always add links to your Twitter updates and use other pages other than your Home page, like your About page, as a landing page. This is help you to gather more traffic to your site.
37. Set up a Facebook business page
Set up a Facebook business page to join in the conversation with Facebook users. You can send updates to your fans, which will show up on their home pages. You will also have access to insights and analytics of your fan base. The good thing about having a Page is that you can have an unlimited number of fans while individual accounts can only accommodate 5000 friends.
38. Participate in and/or create Facebook groups
You can find your niche market by browsing through Facebook groups. Once you find a group relating to your niche participate in it and get yourself known to their members by giving value to the group. Make your website URL known. Soon enough, people will start noticing you and traffic will flock to your website. Alternatively, you can create your own Facebook group as well, so that you have total freedom to do what you want in your group.
39. Set up events on Facebook
Facebook events is an application on Facebook that helps you to organize events. It is a great way to get more traffic because by leaving all the default settings the way they are – that is, allow guests to invite others, upload photos, write on the wall, etc., every one of these activities creates news items that go out into the feeds of those individuals and their friends. This means that your content / event will go viral very fast on Facebook.
40. Take advantage of Mobile Traffic
With the increasing number of smartphone users around the world, you should take advantage of the amounts of mobile traffic by optimizing your content for mobile. Here’s an excellent course on mobile marketing: Mobile Monopoly
41. Install a Forum
Forums are a great way to get more traffic to your site. By building a forum, you are also building a community around your site where people can organize discussions and just hang out at your site.
42. Post Links on highly visible Facebook Pages
Popular Facebook Pages usually allow you to post on their Wall because they want to welcome active discussions on the page. Take the opportunity to post your link on their Facebook Page wall so that you can get the massive amount of traffic already there to your site. It is, however, strongly advisable for you to give constructive and valuable content while posting on their walls so that your content will not be deemed spam and prevent you from being ousted from the page.
43. Add your Site to Directories
Most directories offer the free option to add your URL to their listings. You will be able to pick up some high quality backlinks by adding your site to directories. This is to get your site ranking well on Google.
44. Add your Blog to Blog Directories
Blog-only directories will get you more link juice and traffic from people who are browsing the directory. So, do add your blog URL to blog directories to increase your site exposure.
45. Build Links with Other Web Masters
Another effective way to get more traffic is to put your website link on another website related to your niche. Most webmasters don’t mind doing a link exchange with you if you are to provide a reciprocal link on your site as well. In this way, Google sees the links as two-way links. However, one way links are perceived to be more powerful than two way links. Therefore if you have two sites, build links with other bloggers by linking them with one site and having them link to the other. This way you and the blogger both get one way links. If you have three or more blogs you can apply this same strategy internally.
46. Do Ad Swaps with Other People in Your Niche
Cross promote by doing ad swaps with someone in your niche to get more traffic and build a substantial email list. Firstly, find someone in your niche with a similar sized email list. Send an email about their opt-in offer to your list, and they will reciprocate by sending an email about your opt-in offer to their list. Here’s a place where you can find and swap partners: http://www.safe-swaps.com
47. Submit Press Releases
A press release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something newsworthy. They may be a old school technique, but press releases still work. Here’s an excellent software that will help you with your PR submission: Press Equalizer
48. Find JV Partners
Partner with other people in your niche to promote your products or services.
49. Conduct Proper Keyword Research
Keyword research help you to find relevant keywords that are high in demand but low in level competition. Use the Google Keyword tool to gather this information and then use it for search engine optimization or cost per click campaigns to get your website ranked to be found my prospective customers. Or you could use an awesome Keyword Research software like: Micro Niche Finder
50. Google AdWords
Pay Per Click advertising is also very effective in getting more traffic to your site. It is highly recommended if you have a sales funnel that more than pays for the cost of the traffic. Avoid PPC advertising if you do not have a product that you are already making sales with.
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