If you’re a website owner, you know how important traffic can be for driving sales, gaining advertisers, increasing your community and ranking well in search engines.
With that being said, here are ten methods to drive an insane amount of traffic to your website.
♦ Create articles for article directories.
Article directories are websites which allow users to submit and use articles on their own websites. Using article directories, website owners can submit articles with links back to their website. As these articles are picked up and distributed across the web, websites will gain more chances for visitors to click the links and send an insane amount of traffic back to the website.
♦ Submit a video to YouTube.
There are dozens of video websites but YouTube takes the cake. By submitting a video, including a link and branding each video, video viewers will click through the links, visiting your website and raising your overall traffic.
♦ Add your content to social bookmarking sites.
Besides just using social bookmarking websites for backlinks, regular users of these services will visit the website from which it were submitted. With each new piece of content created, submit it to social bookmarking sites to continually grow your traffic over time.
♦ Be active in your niche’s forums.
Chances are that your niche has a forum. Many of these forums have thousands of active users continually looking for new and great information. Share your content, post helpful information, include your links and you’ll grow your traffic exponentially.
♦ Use social media.
It’s no secret that social media can drive an insane amount of traffic to your website. Using Twitter to share content and engage users will not only grow your followers but is a great tool to send traffic to your website. Likewise, Facebook has millions of users itching to find new content; be active on Facebook as well to maximize your traffic potential.
♦ Submit your website to website directories.
Website directories have been around nearly since the start of the web. Website owners can submit their sites to these directories such as DMOZ, Yahoo Directory and others which web users to find and visit your website.
♦ Leave a comment on blogs.
Not only will you be able to engage with other members in your niche community but leaving a great comment will entice people to click through your link and gain you valuable traffic. For an added effect, comment on blogs with CommentLuv installed to leave your latest post right with the comment.
♦ Advertise on Google Adwords.
If you’re willing to spend money, Google Adwords is a great advertising platform which millions of people see every day. Depending on your keywords, you could set up an Adwords campaign, begin advertising and watch as large spikes of traffic build up with more and more visitors coming to your website.
♦ Sponsor a contest.
Many blogs and websites hold contests to engage their community. Blog and website owners often reach out to find sponsors for their events. By becoming a sponsor, you can place your link in front of thousands of participants – sending traffic to your website for a minimal investment.
♦ Use free classified ads websites.
Craigslist and USFreeAds are great websites for businesses and websites to place free advertisements. Millions of people search these websites each day which can translate into an insane amount of traffic if you write an attractive ad.
Throughout this article, you learned ten ways to drive an insane amount of traffic to your website. With traffic being such a precious commodity of the web, each of these should be considered when launching and building a website.