Only creating a website is not sufficient if it is unable to reach to its target visitors. There are billions of websites running over the internet. Every website owner wants to increase traffic to its website. It is also important if you want to earn money online or you are planning an online business. I receive many questions from bloggers and webmaster regarding How to Increase Traffic. So, In this post, I am going to write about some tricks to increase traffic to your website, blog or forums.
How to increase traffic to your Website, Blogs & Forums
1. Offer Original and Quality Content
Content is the most important thing that plays the main role in the blog. People will come back if they like the content of your blog. And they will also share your blog posts with their friends. It will help you to make your blog a brand and get more visitors daily. If you will not offer something original, why will someone visit your blog? Most of the people do the mistake of copying content from other popular blogs. But think if people can already the same content on a reputed blog, why will they reach to your blog. So, try to give your readers something unique and interesting. It will also encourage users to share your posts on social media. Original and quality content always brings traffic.
2. Write on trending topics
Trending topics always bring lots of traffic in a short span of time. If you write about trendy topics, chances of your post going viral increases. For example, I wrote about Air Purifiers when I saw Delhi suffering smog. My post attracted more than 5000 people in just a day and I sold more than 50 Air purifiers via affiliate links. So, a trending topic not just brought traffic but also earned me well. Same thing I applied for my Travel website. I wrote about the Statue of Unity with details like how to visit, what to do and more. As soon as the Statue of Unity became a tourist place, this post started getting social media shares and I got decent traffic.
3. Write better title
This is really important as it increases CTR in search results and social media. That is the reason now people write click bait articles. If you are using an interesting title, it will surely do well on social media websites bringing you lots of traffic.
4. Blog Promotion
The best way to increase traffic to your website is the promotion. You should promote your website among target visitors. Social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter are popular ways to promote your website. Share your website on these websites. You can also use another way to promote your website. If you will not promote your website, how it will reach to the viewers. I the start, you must share your website on those places where people may find it.
You can also use Google Adwords to advertise your blog. You can look for keywords that cost less but can drive good traffic.
5. Make Blog SEO Friendly
Before you think of running and promoting your website over the internet, it is important to make sure your website is properly optimized for search engines. It is called SEO. Follow Google’s guidelines and make your blog SEO friendly. Research on keywords and then write the content of your website effectively. Search engines are really great to get traffic so try to get better rank in Search engines like Google. Use ALT tag in images with proper keyword. Keyword research is the main thing you must learn if you really want to get organic traffic to your blog.
Read: What is SEO
6. Blog Commenting
Find blogs on the same topic as you have and do comment with your website link. But be sure to write a good comment. Otherwise, the website owner will delete your comment. Default WordPress comment system allows us to add our website link with the comment. There are lots of people who really read comments and check the websites by clicking on the profile link shown in comments. It also adds a backlink to help in SEO.
7. Better Design
Design is another important factor which affects your website. Create your website easy to navigate so that visitors have no difficulty to find content on it. Colour theme of the website should be good. It also helps in getting returning users. Website design is also a key factor that makes the website a brand. People hate website with cheap design. Give your website a professional look. If you are not a good designer, you can download freely available themes. I usually publish posts on blogger, HTML and WordPress themes. You can explore older posts to see those posts.
8. Use Blog Link As Email Signature
Use your website as a signature in your emails. It will help you to promote your website. Whenever you send emails to someone, link to your blog will also go with the email. It will also help you to reach up to more readers.
9. Directory Submission
Submit your site to all the major web directories. This will generate traffic directly from the directories themselves and will also help to improve your link popularity. But take care while using this method. Nowadays, there are many website directories that are marked as spam. So always submit your website to trusted and popular web directories. Having links from bad websites may be a reason for Google Penguin Slap.
10. RSS Feeds
Create an RSS feed and give people another way to interact with your content. Email subscribers are also an important part of blogging. If you will allow visitors to subscribe to your blog, they will receive emails in their inbox when you publish a new post. If your post is good enough, they will click on email links and come to your blog to read the full article. Recently, Neil Patel claimed that he is receiving good traffic from emails. So, you should also try to take advantage of email lists to get traffic on your blog. Feedburner is the free feeds service by Google and works fine. You can also use professional email marketing tools.
11. Social Media Sharing
Social media is also an important traffic source. Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Reddit play the main role as a traffic source. So, we must add social sharing and social bookmarking buttons on our blog. This will allow readers to share our post on various social bookmarking websites. Social Media is one of the biggest sources of traffic. So, you should not ignore this. Be active on social media and build a strong relationship with your followers. It takes a few weeks but you will surely get good results.
These are some tips to increase traffic to your website and get better ranking in various search engines. If you think something is missing in the post, you can share it with us via comments.