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The Instant Web Traffic Attraction

In pursuit of instant Web traffic

The primary reason for a website succeeding or failing is a consistent flow of Web traffic or the lack of it; but you already knew that. Of major concern however, for many webmasters, is after they have created quality content, beautiful graphics, excellent sales letters, in-demand product(s) and/or service(s) and then don’t get instant Web traffic to their websites. Some website owners know all to well that good quality traffic and quality targeted traffic in a matter of days after launching, may not be achievable, but they still pursue it.

Every webmaster has the same problem in the beginning. Even I!! Solutions like Google Adsense, Adwords, Classified Ads, Banner Advertising, Blogging, Seminars, niche advertising, article advertising, press releases, opt in lists, affiliate programs and search engines – among others – can be rather costly and may not be accomplished with the kind of speed that many webmasters want to achieve.

In actuality, there is a hidden and unexplored method which many webmasters are attracted to. Link Trading!! At a Webinar I attended sometime ago, this method was discussed as one that will get Web traffic within a day. Specifically, the host indicated that you can increase traffic flow to any newly-launched website faster than any other traffic boosting technique. He said, “…imagine having your website link added to over 8000 websites which are linked to many more, you are instantaneously connected to a network of millions of websites which are already generating a huge traffic flow.”

The instant traffic utopia that isn’t

Although I was familiar with back-linking and knew a little about link exchanges, this “8000 websites” number made me a little skeptical, so I wanted to do a little more research before diving into this “traffic to my website” utopia. My first stop was Wikipedia where I learned a little more about certain linking methods to see if I could “legally” achieve the kind of Web traffic results being discussed.

Here a little of what I learned:

“A reciprocal link is a mutual link between two objects, commonly between two websites to ensure mutual traffic”;
Resource linking. “Resource links are a category of links, which can be either one-way or two-way, usually referenced as “Resources” or “Information” in navbars, but sometimes, especially in the early, less compartmentalized years of the Web, simply called “links”.
Directory Link Building. “Website directories are lists of links to websites, which are sorted into categories. Website owners can submit their sites to many of these directories. Some directories accept payment for listing in their directory, while others are free”.

Which brings us to “search engine bias”, as discussed on Wikipedia in the following manner:

“Although search engines are programmed to rank websites based on their popularity and relevancy, empirical studies indicate various political, economic, and social biases in the information they provide.[14][15] These biases could be a direct result of economic and commercial processes (e.g., companies that advertise with a search engine can become also more popular in its organic search results), and political processes (e.g., the removal of search results in order to comply with local laws).[16] Google Bombing is one example of an attempt to manipulate search results for political, social or commercial reasons”.

Traffic the old-fashion way: Earned over time!

You can read more about it on this Wiki page.

You and I may have a different way of looking at search engine bias as it relates to link exchanges, automated link swapping and link directories based simply on how Google, the number one search engine on the World Wide Web, views artificially created links and backlinks to our websites; But one think is clear. The search engine (especially Google) will not reward such activity with a high rank on the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).

The point is this. Although traffic generators like search engines will take time to crawl your website and manual linking by trading links with webmasters may take longer than you would like, these methods are better and safer for attracting traffic to your website and not get penalized by the search engines. Accordingly, you need to create content that is relevant to the niche market you are targeting and utilize all of the “white hat” techniques you are familiar with, such as:

Google Adsense, Adwords (PPC), Classified Ads, Banner Advertising, Blogging, Seminars, Niche Advertising, Article Advertising, Press Releases, Opt-in Lists, Affiliate Programs and Search Engines, because in the final analysis, despite the cost and slow pace (lack of speed), you would be assured of one thing. Your work will not go in vain due to your website being penalized by the search engines. You and I cannot afford that kind of penalty and therefore should resist the attraction of instant web traffic.

Drive Web Traffic To Your Site Using These 9 Techniques

Techniques for boosting website traffic

So you’ve finally set up a website packed with very useful information which you think will benefit your visitors. Day to day you update your website with the most recent information by publishing articles, while hoping people will visit it and find your content useful.

But day in day and day out you check your website traffic stats just to find there are no comments and very low impressions. One reason for this and maybe the main reason is, nobody knows about your website.

You see, there are millions of website on the World Wide Web, so when you put your website up on Web, no one will know about it if you do not announce it. By this I mean that you need to drive traffic to your website. That having been said, the next question becomes…HOW? The answer to that question is the topic of this post.

The following website traffic techniques are in no particular order of importance, but each one is an important cog in your “drive traffic to my website” machine, and you can start using them now to get traffic moving to your website.

Search engine submissions to audio postcards

Submitting or Adding Your Site to Major Search Engines – Search engines submission will increase your Page Ranking position, such that when your web page is ranked in a high position on the SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages), your website will be easily searched and seen by Internet users as long as your pages contain the user’s search term.
Focus on the major search engines such as Google , Yahoo and MSN. Just don’t use the free submission service or fee submission which will submit to many search engines because those services might hurt your page ranking as many of them have been banned by the major search engines.

Pay-per-click (PPC) Marketing – If you have set up a sufficient enough marketing budget, you could use Pay-per-click (PPC) marketing service provided by Google (Google Adwords) & Yahoo. PPC is one of more effective ways to drive traffic to your website, as long as you have the budget for it.

Audio Postcard for email marketing – The Web has been around for only a short time, comparatively speaking, but it has gone through a number of revolutions, so to speak. The once silent web can now talk in the form of videos, audio tools and integrated human voice audio clips, all of whch are now being used to help you to promote your website.

Because the human voice has the power to influence, motivate, and persuade prospects to click “Order Now” buttons faster and with less resistance, AudioGenerator.com is a very powerful tool you can use to help you drive significant traffic to your website.

Press releases to link trading

Press Announcements/Releases – A Press Announcement/Release can be one of the most effective methods of creating backlinks to your website and it really help in your page rank positions. Websites like prweb.com  will provide FREE press release/announcement service, and you can utilize it to drive traffic to your website.

Article Submissions – Articles submission to article banks and directories is one of the best ways to expose your website to the public. There are many visitors that frequent these sites to look for related information and your articles could be among their search results … if you submit them.

Trade Link Request and One Way Incoming Links – One search engine optimization technique is to have as many incoming links to your website as possible. You could request to trade links or link exchanges with other webmaster, but be mindful of “Best Practices” when performing such activities.

One way incoming link occurs when another website links to yours without the need of you to link back to it. If your website has useful information to other websites, they probably will add a link to their website and link to yours. There are many websites that provide one-way links service, but almost all of them require a monthly or yearly subscription fee.

RSS feeds to viral marketing, blogs and forums

RSS Feed – Make sure you have an RSS feed URL that people can subscribe to. The acronym RSS means Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. It is a document type that lists updates of websites or blogs available for syndication.

Viral Marketing – Viral marketing is another way to say “word-of-mouth”. On the Web, “word-of-mouth” spread very fast thru email. The key to successful viral marketing is to send out something that people want to share. That can be anything from a joke, funny story or link to a home-made video and put your website link in it.

Blogs and Forums – Blogs & forums invite comments from readers and most of them will allow you to leave a link in your signature line. This is another way to create back-links and drive traffic to your website.