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So how do you get web traffic to a new blog? Getting web traffic to a recently launched website or blog could be a daunting task if one doesn’t know how to go about it.
It’s an undeniable fact that a website or blog needs traffic. What is the essence of writing those awesome articles/posts when no one reads it?
Some people have great and really useful contents on their website or blog, but they struggle to get people to visit and read their contents. This is why it’s important to always make sure that people get to see your contents.
How to get web traffic to a new blog or website
So how do you get web traffic to a new blog? After you have written some really good contents on the website, the next problem to solve is getting people to visit the website.
For years, people been told that search engine optimisation should be the primary focus when trying to get traffic to a new blog or website. But there are other ways to get traffic that have nothing to do with search engine optimisation.
And if you’re really serious about getting traffic you need to check this out because it will help you get traffic super fast!
#1). Start with really good content
I know, you are probably tired of hearing this. But it’s really true. If you don’t start with content that is valuable to the reader then no amount of traffic is going to help you.
It doesn’t matter how you get quality content; you can write your own posts, record your own videos, embed other peoples’ YouTube videos, use EZA articles or whatever.
If your website lacks good content then no one will subscribe to your RSS, or stumble your site, or tweet a link to your website, bookmark your site, or tell their friends.
#2). Make your website user-friendly
Before you send tons of traffic to your site you need to make sure that it’s easy to use. There are hundreds of things you could possibly do to enhance your visitors’ experience but it’s not practical to do all of them. Here are the ones that you want to focus on:
It’s a good idea to have your search box on each page in a location that people can easily find. This way if people don’t immediately see what they’re looking for a can use your blog’s search feature instead of leaving your site.
Put the link to your RSS feed in a place that’s easy to find. I also recommend actually putting the word “RSS” in the link or next to the link.
There have been many times when I visited a website and wanted to subscribe to their RSS feed but couldn’t find it. I did a “find” on the webpage [Ctrl+F] looking for the word “RSS” but I couldn’t find it because they used an icon in the link to their RSS and didn’t have any text.
It is vital that you set up a free Google analytics account where you can track what your most popular pages are and where your traffic is coming from. This will open up a whole new world of ideas on how to improve your website.
#3). You can also get web traffic through social media
With millions of users of social networking websites, social media is another really good way to get traffic to a blog or website. If you are not using it already, it’s time for you to start using the platform to drive real traffic to your website.
Social media offers a great platform that connects each and every one of us with our friends and loved ones. But the simple fact is that it offers much more than the ability to connect friends and families; it’s a platform that is capable of helping your business marketing to reach millions of global users.
Popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+ and others can help drive really traffics to your website or blog if properly utilised. If you’d like to know the ways in which Tumblr can help your brand and allow it to stand out, here is a list of 5 ways that Tumblr can accomplish this goal.
#4). Social bookmark websites can help too
I have been a fan of social bookmarking websites ever since I discovered how useful they could be in driving traffic to a website. Social bookmarking can be a great tool not only for keeping your bookmarks organised, but also to get people to visit your website or blog.
The positive effects of social bookmarking websites is outstanding. Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Scoop.it and others, can help introduce your website to others with relevant tastes, drive traffic to your site, and valuable backlinks.