Creating a website can be easy, after all, there are so many tools and platforms out there for you to choose from and most of them use a very easy drag n’ drop system. Marketing your site and getting traffic on the other hand is a whole new story, and if you are not careful then you will surely end up with a great site but no traffic at all.
Posts Tagged ‘Traffic’
Pinterest has been an amazing traffic source for me. But it’s also been a source of woe. I’ve seen first-hand how quickly Pinterest can help you get a surge in traffic, especially on a blog that’s really just ticking along and not showing much growth (despite your best efforts). But I’ve had a lot of experience of my Pinterest traffic stalling. It just flat-lines. And then I’m left wondering – what am I doing wrong? And while I’m at it, why is every blogger on the planet getting hundreds of thousands of hits a day on Pinterest and I’m not? (Actually, those sorts of numbers are rare, but it’s easy to get into that sort of mindset when you read other success stories).
When we start blogs, either for our businesses, or personal sites, we often naively expect that we’ll set it up, add a little content and an about me page and the traffic will come. We expect to get thousands of readers within days. Other sites have got plenty of traffic, after all, they even work with brands and make a living from their blogs. How hard can it be?
SEO or search engine optimisation can seem like a bit of a mystery. If you’ve just started an online business, or a website to promote your offline endeavours, you’ll have probably have heard about SEO. You might have read guides and articles on what it means and how important it is. You might have tried to research as much as you can. But, there’s a fair chance that if you are new to running a website, it’s still a bit of a mystery.
When your small business operates online, it’s extremely important that you direct as much traffic as possible to your web page. After all, the more traffic you direct to your landing page, the larger the number of people who will browse what you have to offer, and the more likely you are to get goods or services through the checkout process, making a profit. So, here are a couple of things that you can do to get as many visitors onto your web page as possible!
We’re at the end of this blog series, and where better to end than sharing some of my top traffic sources with you. There have been countless times in my own history of trying to grow an online business where I’ve fallen down flat because – despite all the great opt-in pages, sales pages, blog posts, web design – I just wasn’t getting any traffic. It’s a huge frustration, and if that’s you, then read on. I’ll tell you what has personally worked for me, and what hasn’t worked.
Twitter is unfashionable as a traffic source nowadays, but it really shouldn’t be. In fact, not only can you get decent Twitter traffic, but it tends to be really good quality. Plus, why put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to your traffic sources?
When people click out of Twitter to read a blog post you’ve just recommended, they tend to take the time to read it and then share it straight away on Twitter if they find it useful. So, you get engaged readers and you get shares.
When it comes to social media traffic, my Google Analytics have been eye opening recently. Twitter has been steadily on the rise. 40% to be exact, over the past few months. So I wanted to share with you the four changes I’ve made to my approach on Twitter that have helped me achieve that.
I recently discovered something hugely interesting about pinterest traffic to my most popular blog post on this website, and I wanted to share this information with you. Why? Because it’s easy to copy, free, and has been a turning point for me in terms of getting regular, high quality traffic.
In this blog post, you’ll learn:
- Why getting high traffic numbers to your site is more than just good SEO, Pinterest and social media efforts
- The one thing that separates out my most popular blog post from every other post on this website
- The free tool that will help you achieve a similar result with your blog posts
This is a guest post from Matthew Woodward, an award winning blogger and SEO expert.
One of the biggest mistakes I see SEO’s make, is they love to make things complicated.
But you don’t have to make SEO complicated.
And trust me as an award winning SEO consultant – I know what I am talking about.
When I first started running a blog – a few years back now, I immediately thought: ah, SEO! I need to know everything about SEO!
Cue weeks and weeks of reading blog articles, testing the hottest SEO tools, getting to grips with all the technical terms, optimising my blog, researching keywords, writing posts.
I couldn’t wait. Any day now, I’d be getting thousands of visitors to my website.
Hours, days, weeks went by.