5 Simple Techniques To Drive More Traffic To Your Website

There are more than 1 billion websites on the Internet today. Just do any random search and you’ll see how many results you can go through, if you were so inclined:

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Thing is, Google and the rest of it’s search engine buddies, know that when someone starts a new website, chances are it will be inactive within three months.

So they’re not going to make your website a priority. And while they don’t make your website a priority, you won’t get site traffic.

There have been cases where websites have not been added to search indexes for up to nine whole months. This is a problem because if you’re not on the index, you won’t get any traffic from searches.

So, you can choose to wait it out, or get cracking by helping search engines find your new blog or blog posts, with the following five simple techniques.

Before we get busy, you may like to understand how search engines and indexing work, and how it impacts how much traffic you’ll get.

  1. Technique 1: Upload new content regularly

  2. What to do

  3. Technique 2: Link from social media to your site

  4. What do do

  5. What to do

  6. Technique 4: Write free posts for better websites

  7. What to do

  8. Technique 5: Pay for more site traffic

  9. What to do

  10. In summary

Technique 1: Upload new content regularly

Google allocates a “freshness” score to websites that’s based on the date that content was first added to their index. But over time, that score drops as the content becomes stale.

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It must be noted that this technique is not going to bring site traffic crashing through the proverbial doors, but if you optimize the content for SEO, and publish regularly enough, it will be located by search engines faster.

What will work to speed things up, is using new and fresh content, for their link value, to add to social media sites, which we’ll discuss as the the next technique.

What to do

  1. Devise a website content strategy.

  2. You may need to hire a writer who understands your target audience and niche, as well as who can create SEO optimized content.

  3. Try to aim for publishing new content weekly.

Technique 2: Link from social media to your site

If you produce regular content, add it, together with the link to your website, to social media sites.

To make the technique work at two things instead of one, make sure you add the links to your content, on sites where your target audience like to hang out too.

By adding links to your content from social media sites, you’re helping search engines locate your website because they regularly waffle around the big popular sites, and social media sites are part and parcel of those. You may not get tons of site traffic from this technique, but you will help search engines to index your content faster, which results in more organic traffic.

What do do

  1. Copy and paste the URL of the post or page with the new content, to the social media page. For instance, here is a new post being added to a Facebook page:

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The URL was simply copied and pasted. Take note that your content may not load automatically in the same way; that would be your website settings that may need fixing, or Facebook debugging.

Technique 3: Submit the URL to social bookmark sites

There are cases where an URL was submitted to social bookmark sites like Digg and Delicious, and within 5 minutes, the page was added to Google’s index.

It’s not a guaranteed thing, so don’t get upset if it doesn’t work for you too, but it’s certainly worth a shot, right?

Don’t submit to just any old social bookmark site though, because some of them mark links as “nofollow” so that search engines won’t locate them. Those are a waste of time.