Traffic is everything, yet people seem to have trouble generating it. It can be a stumbling block. It’s not difficult to drive trafficÂ – but it does take time. Shortcuts, such as automated submission software, can help but there’s nothing like doing it the old fashioned way.
To get traffic, you have to make your site visible. Get linked from as many sources as possible!
Basic SEO rules include having keyword-optimised content on your site, spread across multiple pages if possible and all linked together. Don’t forget to submit that Sitemap to Google. If you have the cash and the self-discipline use Pay Per Click with Google and others. You should also submit your site to the various “social” sites such as Del.icio.us, Digg, Furl, and Stumble Upon.
That’s just common sense. It’s no secret – a scattershot method will work. Other places include eBay, MySpace, CraigsList, Youtube (for video), Download.com (for software), Hotscripts.com (for scripts), and of course the old standby – articles (post to the big article sites such as ezinearticles.com but beware the duplicate content trap).
With all this, especially if you’re using Pay Per Click or Articles, direct your visitors to a landing page. The landing page should have only one option for the visitor, be it to move on through the process or sign up to something. Some useful info here:
How To Build Landing Pages (ARTICLE)
Finally add links wherever you can, either by asking for link trades directly, posting to other peoples blogs, submitting testimonials, or reviews. You can even post reviews to sites such as Amazon or the various “Consumer” sites. Go wild, have fun, and keep at it. Traffic will follow!
Tip #1: If possible, track the various sources using coded links or alternate URL’s. That way you can see what works and what (at the moment) doesn’t.
Tip #2: If you can use anchored links, i.e. where the link text and the link URL are different, do so – for your keywords. Also use your Keywords worked in to the text for reviews, posts, comments, testimonials, etc. But do it cleverly so it reads well to a human