So you have a website and want to drive traffic to it, but are not quite sure how. There are many different traffic sources out there for getting traffic to your website, but not all of them are equal. Once you understand how you end up obtaining the traffic, it is actually pretty easy to keep on growing it. With some hard work, implementing the techniques I will share you can easily get your website traffic into the thousands per month. Traffic that is in the thousands per month can even be turned into passive income.
In this blog post I am going to be going over a few different ways that you can drive traffic to your website, even if you are a complete beginner.
Search Engine Traffic
Search Engine Traffic refers to traffic that your website gets from the search engines, such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and even some lesser known ones. YouTube is definitely on that list as well, as it has become the second largest search engine on the planet.
Search Engine Traffic is by far the best traffic that you can get for earning passive income. The traffic that comes from the search engines, if done correctly can be used to sell products, services, capture blog subscribers, and more. It is also very ‘hands-off’.
But there is something very important that you need to understand when it comes to getting Search Engine Traffic. “Keywords” are the backbone of what makes it work for your website. Keywords are basically the phrases that people use to find your blog post. Google figures out what blog posts, and websites to recommend by “crawling” the page, and figuring out what it is all about. Google then presents to you the most relevant websites based on the search results.
As a website owner, the best thing for you to do is some research, and find the best keywords to use for your website. Each individual page should have its own keywords. There are a lot of different tools out there. The best one I recommend getting started with is called Jaaxy. It is very simple, and easy to use, and they provide a lot of tutorials so you can learn how to research keywords correctly.
Once you have learned how to do the keywords research, getting Search Engine traffic actually becomes very easy. You just create one blog post for every keyword phrase that you come across. If you want to have more traffic, you just simply create more blog posts targeting new keywords you come across.
Social Media Traffic
Social Media traffic can also be a great source of traffic in the right context. Typically, if you use social media to build a following of people who are interested in the topics that your website is about, then they will visit your website when they see you have published a new blog post or update.
Having targeted individuals visit your website is ideal, and with social media traffic, it is just that. It’s different from Search Engine traffic however in that a lot less people coming to visit your site will be in the mood to buy products and services. They could just be inquiring about something.
My top 3 favorite sources of traffic to blog posts are Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Instagram is really great too but, since they only allow you to have one website link on your profile, it is best to send your traffic to a “landing page” instead of a blog post. I landing page is a page on your website that is designed to convert visitors into leads or subscribers.
Other Traffic Sources
Pay Per Click Advertising is another great way to send traffic to your website, and there is many different forms of this. Pay Per Click means just as it says. You are paying a company such as Google for every click to your website. Obviously this can get to be very expensive and not a good idea if you don’t know what you are doing. Most of the time you want to either send your traffic to a Landing page, or a blog post that has a great track record of converting into sales.
For advertising experts, Pay Per Click is definitely the preferred method for getting website traffic quickly. But if you don’t know what you are doing, it is best to stay away from it.
Email Marketing is another method of getting traffic but it is really only available once you have built a list of subscribers from your blog. Subscribers will basically be notified whenever your publish a new blog post. As your email list grows, so can your website traffic.
Online Communities & Forums are another great way to get traffic from your website. Although they typically have a strict set of rules that you have to follow in regard to publishing your links. You can typically display your website on your profile, and sometimes your “signature”, every time you write a new post. A great example of an Online Community where I get a lot of websites traffic from is Wealthy Affiliate. It is an online community of people who are learning how to manage websites for themselves just like you and me. They offer a lot of training and will give comments and feedback whenever I have questions.
Final Thoughts Regarding How To Drive Traffic To Website
I hope that you have found this blog post to be insightful for how you can drive traffic to your website. First and foremost I recommend Search Engine traffic, It is the most reliable, and the best traffic for building passive income over time. If you want to learn more about how to turn your website into a passive income machine, you can sign up for an Affiliate Bootcamp at this website here.