For a blogger or online businessman, traffic is very important because all bloggers or internet marketers definitely want their website famous and can be a profitable business. There are actually many ways that we can help increase the number of visitors to our site. Some efforts to increase traffic to our site we can do for free, but there are also traffic sources that do need capital. What kind of strategy is best suited for your blog/website?
In this article I will try to explain some ways to increase the potential traffic for our website, whether it is free or in a paid way. Although there are many ways we can do, but not all of the ways can match the type of blog/website we have. We have to be wise in choosing the traffic source to make the result more maximized.
Increase Blog traffic/Website with free way
As I've mentioned before, we can get traffic to our business site or blog for free. But it takes effort continuously and in the right way so that the traffic is obtained according to what we expect. Here are some ways to increase visitor traffic on blog/website visitors for free:
1. Through the Walking Blog
Blog walking is an activity to visit blogs/websites of others who still relate to our blog, then leave a comment on the blog/website. There are many blogs that provide a column to leave a website URL for the person who commented on their site, this is what we should make the most of it.
Never leave a comment SPAM on someone else's blog because it will only give you a bad image on you as a blogger or internet marketer. Make a habit to read the written articles first before leaving a comment so that you understand to provide comments that correspond to the article topic.
By commenting well and leaving our blog URL in the column that has been provided, then you will get a backlink to your site. In addition, most likely other visitors on the blog will also visit your site when they see a comment you gave. From this blog walking process we can get quite a lot of traffic, but it takes extra effort by commenting on other blogs first.
2. Through Social Bookmarking sites
Social bookmarking sites were originally created to help netter save their preferred website address, thus making it easier for them to open the website at a later date. In its development, social bookmarking sites are often used for SEO optimization and also to get traffic. Well, what I wrote here is direct traffic from his Social bookmarking, not the effect to the SEO of a site.
We can store the blog/website URL or the URL of our blog article post to social bookmarking sites, with the expectation that other users will be interested in the URL we submit and visit our site with the social media bookmarking. In addition, social bookmarking sites also often get traffic from search engines. So, I think the possibility to get traffic from social bookmarking sites is quite potential and should be utilized properly.
3. Through Social Media sites
Many people say, now it's the hour of social media and it's very true. Growth of social media users in Indonesia alone has experienced a very significant increase. Moreover, the development of smartphones in Indonesia has been very rapid. Most smartphone users must have an account on social media sites, at least one of the social media sites. Well, surely this is the potential of traffic that is big enough for US blog/website owners.
Businesses that are popular on social media will certainly not have the trouble to get attention from other social media users. That's why many businesses experience increased profits after they've optimised social media for their business. Some of the social media that is often used to get traffic are Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Actually there is still some social media that can be used, but based on my experience, the 6 sites I mentioned it is the most popular social media.
4. Through Forum sites
Discussion forum sites are often used by internet marketers as a medium to get traffic to their blog/business website. There are many forum sites that allow links in threads or on their members ' signatures. Surely this should be utilized with the best possible.
One thing we should be aware of is keeping the good name in the forum, read the rules in the Forum before going further. Don't create useless threads or threads that can make your reputation smudged. Make the most of the Forum signature link facility, take advantage of link facility in forum thread reasonably. There are some forums that don't allow links in threads, don't violate these rules.
5. Guest posts on other blogs
There are many blogs that give the opportunity on others to submit articles/content and put up links on their blogs. Surely the articles/content that we post on these blogs must conform to the criteria they specify. We can install our business site link in the author section, some blogs allow their authors to post links in the article. Besides giving the effect of SEO, traffic referrals from these blogs are certainly quite a lot, especially when we write articles on blogs that are already famous.
Actually there are still many other free ways to get visitors to our site. But the five ways I've mentioned above actually have been very good when we can optimize it. I myself focus on these four ways because in addition to providing direct traffic, the four ways I've mentioned above are proven to give good SEO impact on my blog. Good SEO will certainly allow our site will get free traffic from search engines, for example Google.
Increase Blog/Website traffic by paid Way
For those of you who do not want to wait for the optimization process in a free way, then a paid way can be done to get traffic to your blog/business website. Advertising in some media can have a very good impact on increasing traffic, but in order not to be too wasteful, it is good to choose a medium that is indeed really effective and in accordance with the target business site. Here are some ways to increase the traffic of blog/website visitors in a paid way:
1. Advertise on social Media
Facebook is the most effective social media for posting ads because the conversion of ads on social media is proving to be very good. In Facebook Ads We can choose the target audience that best fits the category we need, this is what will affect the effectiveness of the ads we install.
Based on my experience, placing ads on Facebook Ads is easy. We can set how much budget we want to spend on an ad click, and we can also set a target audience that fits our business.
2. Advertise PPC Ads
Google Adwords is the most famous PPC advertising media organizer Company today. This Google-owned company already has a network of advertisers (Advertiser) and publishers with a very wide number of world-wide, including in Indonesia. The advantage of Google Adwords is that the ads that appear on their publisher site are ads that correspond to the articles.
I've personally never posted ads on Google Adwords, but there are a lot of testimonials from their advertisers who say are satisfied with the Google Adwords service and provide a positive impact to their business. Well, for those of you who want to get potential traffic to your business site, it doesn't hurt to try Google Adwords.
We don't need to do all the marketing strategies to get traffic to our site. We must understand about our own site first, so we can know which strategy is more effective to increase the traffic of our blog/website visitors.
Sometimes the free way is quite effective, but in many cases, the paid way is faster and effective in providing potential traffic to our blog/business website. In addition, we must also pay attention to matters relating to the quality of our website, such as quality of content, navigation system, loading speed, and others. Hopefully this article helps.