Getting a ton of traffic to your website is the key to success. If no one ever visits your site, you will never make any money. It’s just math.
In this article, I’m going to discuss how to get more traffic for your website… the Top 5 Ways that I find useful. There are of course dozens of ways to drive traffic, but I just wanted to keep it simple and list a few that you may not have thought of using.
1. IBO Toolbox – A Place to Network & Drop Article Links
There is a network/community that I like to interact with at a website called IBO Toolbox. There you can associate with other members and even send them private messages. There are rules regarding what you can send of course, because nobody likes spam… but you can engage with other members and create meaningful networks with others.
IBO Toolbox also has a great ads center where you can place ads to your business opportunities or websites and generate traffic that way.
I usually have about 2 or 3 ads running on IBO and I get pretty decent traffic as a result. Ads are free if you are utilizing their Credit system. You get credits several different ways including for logging in every day as well as 100 credits weekly every Sunday by taking a look at their newsletter. You can also pay for credit packages if you have a budget for that kind of thing. I personally like the free credits though.
Another great tool I find useful within IBO Toolbox is their dashboard wall, where you can put links to your recent articles. After I have written a blog post, I always head over to IBO and write a small post on the dashboard wall for others to see and hopefully get a few visitors from. Here’s an example:
These are just a few of the networking opportunities that IBO Toolbox has available. There are a ton more including things like a video area, where you can place links to any YouTube or other videos you have created…. as well as an article writing platform. Below is a link to my profile.
2. Rebrandable Traffic – Cheap and Targeted
Rebrandable Traffic is another great traffic source. Here you have the ability to set up Ad Campaigns and enter in your own targeted keywords.
As long as you concentrate on the best keywords for your website link, the traffic generated is typically targeted and of good quality. The thing that you don’t want to do is set up a generic campaign with no real target keyword market.
This traffic actually costs money, however it is extremely affordable and only costs pennies as opposed to dollars. You can buy a 1000 visitor package for only $8 ($6 when they are on sale).
3. Leveraging Google – Google Plus & Search Console
One of the first things that I do after I finish creating a new blog post is post it on Google Plus. There are two main reasons why I do this… First, Google Plus is a great platform for posting links like that (better than Facebook or Twitter if you ask me), and Second, Google really likes it when you do this.
Think about it, getting ranked in Google will surely bring you more traffic, so why not post on one of Google’s very own platforms.
Google Search Console (formerly referred to as Webmaster Tools) is also a critical stop for me as soon as I post a new blog. After hitting publish on my website, I simply go to Google Search Console and ask Google to fetch my post. This basically just speeds up the indexing process.
4. SEO Strategy – Using Proper Techniques
Believe it or not, proper SEO strategy can be one of the best ways to get more traffic to your website. There are simple things that you should be doing when constructing your posts.
- Meta Tags – Be sure to add Meta Tags to ALL your posts. This should include a Meta Title, Meta Description, and Keywords. Ideally your main keyword should be included either in the Title or Description (or both).
- Video – Including a video on your posts if possible is also a great SEO strategy. If you don’t make your own videos, you can simply use one that compliments your post from YouTube.
- Image – Images are always good to have within your content, because most people enjoy reading something with some imagery or pictures. But Google likes this too. Try to place a relevant image somewhere above the fold of your post.
- Alt Tags – Always remember to use the Alt Tag of your images to add a little more SEO juice to the mix. Use your main keyword, or a tag that makes sense for the image.
- Keywords – Your main keyword that you are targeting should be within the Title as well as the first paragraph.
There are a lot more SEO strategies you can implement, but these that I’ve just mentioned should ALWAYS be a part of your content creation routine.
5. Get More Comments – Website Engagement
The 5th way I like to get more traffic is by site engagement with comments. This is literally one of my favorite ways to get traffic. Once again, Google loves this and as a result you will see better website ranking and that means more traffic.
At the end of every blog post I try to ask visitors to leave a comment, especially if they have a question about something. This gives me insight into how my post is coming across (reading) to others. I can take that information and use it on future posts or even revise the current one so that it adds clarity if needed.
My favorite place to get comments is through the Wealthy Affiliate Site Comments platform. Wealthy Affiliate is where I get all of my training and tools for building websites. It’s a great place to start if you are a beginner because they have made it so simple and easy to follow along. And they have a ton of great tools that will explode your business and potential profit.
One of these tools is Site Comments. With Site comments, you can request comments from other Wealthy Affiliate members. You can get credits for comments by leaving a comment on another members post. It’s a give take type of system that really works.
If you own a website and plan to make money with it, you know the importance of traffic. Using some (or all) of these traffic strategies could really help give your website the boost it needs to become profitable. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but these 5 strategies do work and I recommend them to anyone looking to stay competitive in the online business space.
Leave a comment below if you have tried any of these strategies or if you have a favorite traffic driving source.