Sunday, August 7, 2011


Drive Traffic To Your Web Site

Once you finish building a great website, regardless of how great it is or how proud you feel about it, you still want traffic – you want other people to visit your website and perhaps even earn some money from your website. The all too familiar question of 'how do I drive traffic to my web site' is the key question on many an internet marketer's mind.

Web site traffic is the crux of any online business. Building a great website has very little to do with having a great online business and in the end it all boils down to traffic. It definitely is not a case of 'build it and they will come'. Getting traffic to your site is requires time, money and work and it is not really something that happens overnight.

Fortunately there are many ways with which you can drive traffic to your web site – some more effective than others. Here are 5 proven strategies to get traffic to your web site:

1. Directory Listings:

Internet directories are still a very popular form of information gathering (and listing) for both people and search engines. There are literally thousands of directories online and chances are that there will be several directories in your niche. The biggest one is Yahoo's Search Directory and for a one off fee you can buy a listing for one year. It is essential that you get your site listed on as many credible directories as possible.

2. Buy Ad Space On Other Web Sites:

In any niche there are usually a few authority sites which tends to dominate that niche. Often these sites will sell advertising space. This can proof to be a very wise investment as your presence on such an authorative high traffic site can land you a lot of traffic.

3. Google Adwords:

Google Adwords is by far the biggest advertising network on the internet. With Adwords you can bid on keywords in your niche and pay only when someone actually click on your ad. Adwords has become quite competitive and you have to learn the finer ‘ins and outs’ if you are going to succeed. Nevertheless, it is a great source for cheap traffic.

4. Publish Your Content:

By allowing other website owners and Ezine publishers to republish your articles, audio or video clips, you can get a lot of traffic with back links from these publishers. Ezines and website owners are constantly looking for fresh new content and landing yourself a spot in a 100,000 plus subscription Ezine can really boost your traffic significantly.

5. Get Involved In Community Sites

Community forums and Blogs have become a big thing online. Like in the 'real world' people tend to group together and find other people who share their interests. By getting involved on these forums you can establish yourself as an expert in your field and get traffic through the back links in your forum posts. This traffic tends to be highly targeted and every once in a while a forum topic can become very popular – meaning a lot of traffic back to your site. And it's all free.

Next time you are faced with the big question of 'how do I drive traffic to my web site, just pick one of these five ideas. They are proven ways of getting traffic and most of them are free or very inexpensive. The golden rule is to try and do just one thing everyday to get traffic to your site and over the course of a year you can build a monster.


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Haja Peer Mohamed H, Software Engineer by profession, Author, Founder and CEO of "bench3" you can connect with me on Twitter , Facebook and also onGoogle+

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