You can find thousand of methods only that are designed to help you generate more traffic to your website. Some good, some bad and some, really, really lame. But, if you intend on writing high quality, original content, then you shouldn’t worry too much about it as that will ensure a natural increase in your visitors. Still, if you want to take a more proactive approach, read on.
1. Think: Catchy Headlines = More Traffic
I bet you a hundred bucks that you cannot remember how many times you have clicked on a YouTube video due to its catchy title only to discover the content of the said video was anything but related to its title? Now, while that may be a bummer for most users and not to mention bad SEO and visitor-retaining strategy, it does generate a hell of a lot of clicks and visits.
Still, you should steer clear from such cheap tricks and keep your headlines both catchy, but most importantly, in theme with the content. Oh, and keep in mind that a good headline can make miracles when shared on a social network.
2. Write Rich Articles
It is really no secret that high-quality articles get ranked better by Google in search results. All you need to make sure of is that your content meets the needs of your target audience and that it provides the information they were looking for quite fast. Please note that this is the most effective way of generating traffic to your website. It is really simple and intuitive, right? To offer users something they cannot find anywhere else or at the very least, not as qualitative as you are offering.
Create relevant content for your readers. Unfortunately for the lazy ones out there, this will come as a nuisance of news. Simply adding together by copy/paste information gathered from a variety of sources is not a good way to achieve your goals. This will not be enough to satisfy your visitors in any way.
Stay away from content generators. Although back in the day these were the real deal, nowadays they have become obsolete. On the other hand, using your wit and your team’s together will make for some creativity surface and that is real gold right there.
Do not, I repeat, do not, under any circumstance copy and paste from another website – Google, Yahoo and other giants along with other search engines are far too smart for this and will identify copied or unoriginal content. This will result in having your website sent all the way back to those late and unsurfed pages of search results.
3. Find A Niche
High ranking websites are usually focused on a specific niche or on a specific type of audience. That’s what allows these websites to be considered experts by Google. Instead of producing content on many topics, they focus on only one and keep getting better at it.
So, if you want your very own website to be the number one resource everyone comes to for knowledge, then you better start working it, babe. For example, you could start off by creating a website in which you post content related to one of your interests or you may study the market and find a niche that has not been explored yet, but which is in high demand. Good luck and wise choices.
4. Share Your Content
Since we live the social media age, one of the easiest ways to ensure traffic is by sharing your content. Since you are planning on going global with your work of art, you should at least try a little to make it readable and understandable, even for the dummies. This will not only make you attract and maintain more viewers aka more traffic but will also provide a boost in your indirect traffic since a considerable amount of your readers will share your content with their friends and acquaintances.
So what can you do to have them stare in awe at your creation? Well, for starters, a strong combo of the catchy title plus appealing image should do the trick. Then lay back and watch as your faithful minions, erm, I mean readers, will share the hell out of your content on Facebook, Twitter and so on.
Since you stumbled upon this article, I think it is safe to assume that „lists” are also hot this season. So why not milk the cow while it’s hot? Write articles that have a list-like structure, such as this one. You can add an obvious title, so they will know you’re not kidding around, such as „ 10 ways to contour your jaw before prom”. Lists work because they promise to be fairly short, concise and give practical advice. God knows list articles are best for those of us who just don’t have the patience to read interminable articles.
5. Mind Your Article Length
Unlike this really long article you are currently reading, you must try to keep your articles long enough to be comprehensive but short enough not to bore your readers to death. A good rule of thumb, so to speak, is to allow the content to dictate the length. According to studies carried out by research specialists advice that the average length is around 1,600 words – though that seems awfully long to me. Nevertheless, it helps to boost traffic.
6, Keep ’em Coming
Your blog or website must be continually updated with new content. That way you raise the odds it will be more successful. Try to write up to 5 articles a week. Also, below are a couple of pointers for more potential success:
- Keep writing new content. If you want your readers to return, you must keep offering them new content. That’s why it is highly important to constantly update your website.
- For those of you that hate writing articles, perhaps you could consider hiring a team to do it for you. Although that should prove to be a costly investment which you may not even consider, to begin with, don’t freak out. Luckily for you, there are websites out there that offer articles for as low as five dollars.
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