I see it every time: The primary challenge often faced by new internet marketers is a lack of traffic. It is very clear that if your website isn’t getting any traffic, you won’t generate any sales. And worse of all, if there’s no traffic, you won’t be able to test the main components of your sales process.
And if you introduce a large traffic campaign before testing your website to ensure it converts maximum visitors into buyers, you’ll risk looking unprofessional to potential affiliates and business partners and also losing sales.
So you’re now caught in a confused cycle: Before concluding a big traffic campaign, it’s necessary you test your sales process, but with no traffic, testing is hard — if not impossible!
In this article, I’m going to show you Five Fail-Proof Ideas For Attracting More Website Visitors starting from today.
1. Write Attention Grabbing, Irresistible Headlines
Now, here the truth, headlines are one of the most critical parts of your content. Without an attention-grabbing and compelling headline, even the most comprehensive and informative blog post will get ignored.
Therefore, if you really want to always drive an enormous amount of traffic to your site, the very first step is to master the art of enchanting headline writing.
You know, the headline of an article is often the first thing people will see before deciding whether or not to read the main post. It does not matter what promotional strategy you use, whether you use paid, SEO, or social media promotion, if your headline sucks, you’ll be wasting both your money and time because no one will be interested to read.
For instance, the writers at Upworthy and BuzzFeed made it a point of duty to always write upward of twenty-five different headlines before finally deciding on the one that looks more promising, the one that’ll drive the most traffic.
This tactic alone always made sure they use nothing but attractive and compelling headlines on all their posts, and this eventually made all their posts one of the most popular on Facebook.
So before you hit the “publish button” next time, think carefully about your headline.
2. Write High-Quality Content
Here’s the catch…
…A great headline, with crappy content, isn’t gonna bring any traffic, but it’ll rather bring you a disgrace.
When you’ve decided on what headline you wish to use for your content, it’s very advisable to ensure the content itself is nothing short of the best, and when I said the best…I mean nothing but the very best. This is non-negotiable.
This is because your compelling headline will bring visitors to your site, but your high-quality content will make them stay and finish the article and probably take your desired actions. Do you get the point?
Do you get the point?
So in a nutshell:
Attention Grabbing Headline + High-Quality Content + Good Promotion = Massive Traffic
Nothing beats great content, days are gone when you can just craft anything and publish on your site, and before you know it, people will come banging on your door. Today, if you really want to bring people to your site, keep them, and earn their trust, you must make it a habit always of writing the type of content that informs, educates, and entertains. You must use the content to boost your marketing and Traffic.
The more you do this, the more people you’ll bring to your site, and the more money you’ll make. It’s as simple as that.
3. Pay Attention To On-Page SEO
Are you one of the people that think SEO is dead? You’ve got to have a rethink.
Let me tell you, SEO is alive and kicking, and it will still be working for many years to come.
There are actually a lot of them, but ensuring you adhere to the basic instructions will go a long way.
While writing each post, check for the following ranking factors:
Are you creating internal links to new content?
Are you creating keyword rich headlines?
Are you making the most of the image alt text?
What about Meta Descriptions?
Are you targeting long tail keywords?
What about your H-tags, are they properly optimized?
Did your target keyword(s) appear on the body of the post?
- Are you using Synonyms to get rid of the keyword stuffing?
All these are the things you need to give adequate attention to ensure you’re not sabotaging your own SEO efforts. The truth is: Optimizing for on-page SEO does not have to take a long time, and when done correctly, it could help increase your organic traffic over time.
4. Go social
Social media is now a power player in traffic generation and any blogger who neglects it does so at his/her own peril.
Now, if you have an organized site where you could easily share your post with several millions of people and have them heading to your site to read the content, wouldn’t you join and stick to the site?
With social media sites like Facebook, Youtube, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest, you have access to billions of potential readers who you can woo to visit your site.
According to HuffingtonPost, “Facebook has 1.55 billion active users, Youtube has 1 billion users, Google+ (540M users), Instagram (400M users), Twitter (320M users), Vine (200M users), Linkedin (100M users), and Pinterest (100M users).”
Recommended Reading: How To Do Social Media Marketing For Better Engagement?
They have combined traffic strength of over 4 billion active users for you to harness. So you need to join these social media sites now if you haven’t done so. Once you’re there, join some relevant groups especially on Facebook and Pinterest.
Then start sharing your posts consistently, but don’t spam the groups else, they’ll kick you out.
You can pretty much find active Facebook groups for any niche. Just search with your niche +groups.
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5. Participate in Q&A sites
Question & Answer sites are seen as the ‘Go-to’ sites for people who are searching for answers to questions troubling their minds.
Anyone who can provide trusted answers to those questions would also be seen as an expert in such fields.
How exactly are you going to benefit from this?
The answer is simple! Make sure you respond to questions that look complicated and people are looking for a knowledgeable person to answer them.
If it is possible, create a detailed post that answers the question on your blog and then link back to it from the answer you provide on the Q&A sites.
If your answers are super helpful, people will definitely follow those links back to your site.
Like I said earlier, driving traffic to a blog doesn’t really have to be difficult, I understand that most new bloggers will find it challenging, but with all the five traffic generation strategies I’ve shared above, you can pretty much get the ball rolling.
Another thing that’s worth mentioning is to be mindful of the web hosting company you choose. This is because most times, your host will also determine how far your website will go. You want to go with a reputable company that’ll properly handle your site, and ensure it loads as fast as possible because having a slow loading website will only help you to scare your readers away.
Remember you don’t have to try all the tactics here at the same time, start from one and move on to the next one until you’ve gotten all the traffic you need.