Are you worried about the economy? Who isn’t! In today’s tough economic times small businesses owners need to find and/or create innovative ways to earn more money. I guess that’s why I am constantly asked “What can I do to drive more traffic to my blog or website?” In an economy that has been so challenging, it’s nice to be reminded there are free and low cost resources available to help grow your business.
Check out this traffic generating checklist full of FREE resources:
1. Analyze website traffic
In the old days, you could use a basic hit (also known as a web) counter to measure visitors. Fortunately, those days are long gone! The analytics tools today are far more sophisticated, easy to understand and best of all FREE.
If you are serious about driving traffic to your site and not using Google Analytics, well, you should be! Once you understand the power of this tool you will make profit-generating improvements to your advertising which will drive more traffic to your website.
- Review search keywords visitors use to find your site
- Review what geographical area visitors come from
- Review referring sites
2. Leave comments
Leaving comments is a cheap form of advertising without blatantly shouting your sales pitch. This basic effective strategy is often overlooked because many entrepreneurs just don’t understand the power. Leaving comments builds a relationship, shows that you care and want to share your opinion with others.
Engage other commenter’s by asking and answering thought provoking questions. Bloggers reward commenter’s with “dofollow” links which boosts your website rank in search engines. Best of all leaving comments on popular blogs in your industry is the best way to be known around the Internet.
- Be the first to comment because they are most often read
- Make it easy for your visitors to comment with ShareThis
- Get backlinks
3. Write articles
Whether you are a beginner or an expert to article marketing this strategy will get you backlinks that improve your search engine PageRank. There are literally hundreds of article marketing sites to choose from. However there is one feature rich FREE article marketing site that stands out, EzineArticles.com. Your articles will be sent to over 400+ niche email alerts indicating new articles are available that match their unique interests.
- Use archives for past newsletters, blog post, comments from forums or blogs
- Only use original content you wrote
- Create articles between 400-750 words
4. Use social bookmarking
According to Wikipedia, social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata. Social bookmarking is the perfect way to let the world know about your site. Sharing your links will get you increased content distribution and more backlinks. Because social bookmarking sites have an enormous amount of monthly visitors and extremely high page rank your links will benefit.
- Bookmark your comments
- Bookmark your articles and those of others
- Make it easy for your visitors to bookmark your website or blog with ShareThis
Using this checklist will keep you from staying awake at night thinking about how you can attract more traffic to your website. Start reaping the benefits today.
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