Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by emusheyev, Aug 16, 2007.
i have had a site for months now and can't raise the traffic over 40 impressions per day!
Are you talking about the site in your signature?
Well what have you been doing to get the traffic? Have you tried article marketing?
Try posting in online classified like Craigslist and in relevant forums
Posting in forums relevant to your site in the signatures it another good way.
Article marketing is always a good one to traffic...
Posting on relevant forums is good too!!
You can also post in the comments section of related blogs
Adwords.com is by far the best traffic builder out there. If you need free sites check out Trafficswarm.com.
If you are willing to spend some money, pay per clicks might be something to consider.
When I started my first website, I invested in pay per clicks for the first year. By the second year, my sales were increasind AND my rankings in the search engines was going up as well.
I don't know what your advertising budget is but you might want to consider at least doing some research on this arm of marketing.
It is very effective for driving traffic to your site. Make sure your site is "sticky" and that people want to stay and look.
Get a WordPress blog going. Read the Authority Black Book by Jack Humphrey (it is free) and you should your traffic jump to a few hundred per day very quickly.
Well, the first obstacle you have is a website tha is virtually invisible to search engines. Ultimately, you will always have to rely on various marketing platforms just to get visitors to know you are in cyberspace. What you want to do is have your site optimized or a single splash page created for optimization, so visitors can find you in search results. I am currently working on a project for the state of Alaska that would be a prime example. As you will see if you type in something like "buy alaskan products direct" on Google, my Alaskan Direct [Link removed - Admin] site is in the #3 position (and this is still in development) if you click the link you will see the splash site that links to our shopping cart. This makes advertising an option instead of necessity.
I'm not seeing a site in your signature, but a lot depends on the type of site you have, and how you have built it to appeal to the search engines as well as real people.
Is your site theme specific? If it is, do you have a lot of keyword focused content pages? The more good quality content you provide, the better the search engines like you and visitors find you helpful.
You need some decent inbound links from other sites on a similar topic. Consider exchanging links with high PR sites. You can sign up for free link exchanging at [Link removed - Admin] and they will match you with other related sites.
You can also, as mentioned, write articles that link back to your site, as well as post in related forums. This will raise your SEO a bit too.
I'm hesitant to pay for traffic. I just don't do it, personally, but a lot of people do. If your site is offering an in demand, high cost product, it might be worth your investment if you get a decent percentage of paying customers from your ads. If not, you can quickly go broke on advertising costs.
To get a better understanding of traffic, specifically, targeted traffic I recommend [Link removed - Admin] You don't just want visitors, you want visitors who are looking for what you are offering.
I hope that helps.
Thanks for the tips. I just finished a site and had little luck getting traffic, ill take your advice
Make the site bigger but make sure its keyword optimized.
You know I've tried using trafficswarm and didn't really like it. not only do I have lik e150 credits but they are also just sitting there. I've had much much more success with trafficg.com. The problem with these services is that you have to click to get clicks which means you are most likeley being viewd by people just clicking...not exactly a target market.
Your best bet is forum posting in whatever you are trying to sell.
The Jury is still out on Article marketing for me as i've only just started doing that about a week now.
For pure hits though check trafficG.com
what is your budget regarding getting traffic? if you want quick traffic you might try finding a reputable list broker (emails). if you find the right one you can build a list in no time flat, as to conversions to sales, it all depends on your product/service AND sales pitch. for free traffic, there's everything from PPC to blogging, safelists, seo, blah blah.
incidentally, 9 out of 10 people will have some kind of negative experience with purchasing leads, all i can say to that is you didn't do "due dilligence" or there was some kind of assumption that if one PAID for an email campaign for x amount of leads one is suppose to make money. AND if it doesn't happen, it's considered a SCAM or ripoff.
time effort and patience are key
What type of site do you have ?
I must say many of the methods have been mentioned above but you must remember that if you do go down the root of adwords your site must be effective at converting visitors and you should also make sure you do your research first as many people lose lots of money diving into adwords and not knowing a thing.
SEO is a lengthy process, but trust me, when you're ranked in the top 5 for your chosen keywords and receiving tons of FREE traffic there's no better feeling.
+ Quality, keyword rich content
+ Relevant link building.
+ On-site SEO optimizations
You'll get there!
I find advertising in your local community can also help, many ppl who shop for groceries, have a board where you can put that source of info out.
You can even ask if you can post on another businesses window.
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