Practical Web Programming

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

5 Steps to Get Loads of Traffic

Ok, you've got a website with a great design and useful information, but without traffic, your website is just a sitting duck in the vast intent universe. Don't lose hope though, you still can get loads of traffic to your website. I listed here some of the steps you can do. Read on...

Step 1 - Stuff the search engines
Search engines PROVIDE traffic but they are just one source. Don't let people convince you that they are the be all and end all. There are several guys online who are turning 6 figures a year and they don't do any search engine optimization at all.

So, okay, maybe not 'stuff the search engines' then, but certainly appreciate that they are not the only way to get traffic to your website. You can focus on increasing your RSS subscribers or submit your content to social bookmarking sites.

Step 2 - Get loads of great content
That's the cool thing about the web. It's a supreme leveller. There is no long-term way to be on top of the search engines. Ultimately, if you're going to make it in this game you need lots of quality, unique content.

The more pages of content you have, the more key phrases are on your site and the more chances you have of being listed in the search engines.

Step 3 - Get loads of people to link to you
Guess what? If you skipped Step 2 this isn't going to work! If you don't have a cool site full of great content then who's going to want to link to you? In fact, who's going to want to stay on or even visit your website at all?

Hehe! It's great the Internet - you just can't short circuit it or blag your way through, it all comes down to what words you have on your website. You've got to love it!

Step 4 - Choose the best phrases to use
Get the best phrases for your site. By that I mean the ones that will get you the most traffic. But not just the highest volumes but the highest quality too. Build content around these key phrases.

Step 5 - Rinse, Repeat
See Step 2, 3, and 4


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