Generating Traffic To Your Website

Last Update: November 27, 2016

Ways To Get Visitors To Your Website

Hello Folks

As usual this blog was born from a question I was asked today about how to get traffic to a website.

In just a few days after setting up your website you will come to realize that there is one important aspect of marketing online you still have to achieve. All Home Business Websites need to attract visitors to those websites. Online marketers usually call this traffic. The more visitors you can get to your site, the more money you will make. A pretty simple concept you might think but how are you going to achieve this?

While there are many traffic specialists with their own specific tools and tactics, they can cost quite a lot of money. Money that perhaps you don't have right now. Therefore if your budget is tight and you would rather not spend any money in driving traffic to your site, then there is no alternative but to get to work.

The following 3 ways I've listed below might not be easy for the newbie marketer but with some perseverance anyone can master these tactics;

Search Engine Optimization Tactics To Implement

1. For those of you who still don't know what search engine optimization is - SEO is simply a technique that you use on your site to rank higher in the search engines. As you will probably know from the WA training, the search engine is the number one place where people would start if they want some information on the internet. Some of the SEO techniques you can implement right away to get amazing results are the following:

a) The title tag of each page of you site should contain your chosen keyword.

b) Your chosen keyword should be in the first sentence of the paragraph of your page.

c) The image Alt tags should contain your keyword.

d) The file names of each page of your site should also have your chosen keyword.

Submitting Articles For Exposure

2. Submit articles to various article directories. By writing then submitting articles to the directories, you are guaranteed long term traffic.

When your article gets posted in the directories, you get exposure. In the resource box provided by the submission site, you’ll get to write your website address. This becomes a link which points back to your website.

There are hundreds of article directories out there waiting for your submission. While your article stays in the directories, they get picked up by other sites hungry for the article you have written.

What happens if thousands of other marketers take your article from these submission sites and reuse it on their sites? You’ll get an enormous amount of links pointing back to your website.

Provided that your article stays in the directories that you submit to and in the sites that picked them up, people can find it and the likelihood of getting traffic to your website is markedly increased.

Some article sites you can submit articles to are - http://ezinearticles.com/, https://www.isnare.com/, http://www.articlealley.com/.

Blogging For Profit

3. Build a blog then link it to your website. A blog is simply another form of website. The two popular tools for blogging are Wordpress and Blogger. The postings you make at Blogger are easily picked up by Google. Every time your blog is updated, the search engines are alerted. Once fresh content is in your blog, the search engines will notice it and come indexing. Putting your main keywords as part of your fresh content will help you rank higher in the search engines. Blogging adds pages to your site which search engines love. Blogging is free and very easy to do.

The above 3 ways can be used for free but one more you could use will cost you a few bucks. I have to add it to the list though because this one is very important.

Steps To Take To Ensure SEO Best Practice

4) Register your own domain name with your keyword in it. For example, if your site is about weight loss, the best domain name would be weightloss.com. Registration of a domain name is a lot cheaper today than a couple of years ago. Studies have shown that search engines are more likely to put your site at the top if your domain name matches the search phrase. Also remember that non hyphenated domain names rank higher than those separated by hyphens. For example, mydomain.com is better than my-domain.com.

These four ways I've outlined of getting traffic to your site are very effective and will ensure you have long-term success. Start doing these things and see your site in the first page of the search engines in a fraction of the time you're probably experiencing now.

Of course the best way to get traffic to your site on a regular basis is by building your own list. Getting 'Real' Leads so that you have returning visitors. I recently published an article on my site - http://disabledyourowninternetbiz.siterubix.com

Its under a Header all on its own and gives you a run down of generating traffic with your own list and leads.

Any more tips and advice you have will I'm sure be very welcome by your fellow members. Please add them below via a comment.

Enjoy your weekend folks.

Robert Allan

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Lourens83 Premium
Hey Robert

Thank you for sharing this valuable info.

Best wishes
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Lourens and thank you for reading my blog.
Lots of good info in there for anyone who wants to make money from a website so hope you were taking notes.
Enjoy your Tuesday and please read some of my other blogs that are packed with even more info on how to earn and income from home.
Robert Allan
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome information, Robert. I MOST definitely use some if not most of your tips. I am off to the races!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Michelle
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Michelle and thank you for your comment.
I see that you also went over to read my other blog on website titles.
That's good because if you don't get those right then reading this blog was a waste of time wasn't it?
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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mybiz4u Premium
Great humor but laced with such truth. Thanks for your insight, Robert.
Michelle
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and just replied to your PM.
Now I really am off this machine for the night.
Robert
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mybiz4u Premium
Okidoki, Robert. I am off to get some Zzzs too. Will look later in time. Nite-nite.
Michelle
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NemiraB Premium
Great information, thank you:)
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Nemira. Hope you took away a tip or two from the blog.
Thank you for your comment and enjoy the day.
Robert
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SamiWilliams Premium
Another layer of education,
Thanks Robert.
Sami
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Robert-A Premium
Yes indeed Sami.
Hope you bookmarked it.
Enjoy your day and thank you for your comment.
Robert
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ecomtom Premium
Thanks for sharing Robert. Tom
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Tom and hope you picked up at least one tip.
Enjoy your Monday.
Robert
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KeithMaki Premium
Thank you Robert! I am going to bookmark this page as it has a great list of the way to generate traffic in an easy to read an understand form. Keith
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Keith and thank you for your comment.
Always happy to point members in the right direction so hope you took away a few tips.
Yes please bookmark the blog for future reference.
All information will be helpful in some way further down the road they call the internet highway.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Robert
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KarenDemers Premium
Hello, Robert...
I've been away on an extended Thanksgiving vacation visiting my daughter & helping with renovations on their new home but did bring my laptop just in case I could steel a few minutes to spend on WA and work on my site.... just read your post!
This is great...very informative and thought provoking. I'm definitely going to look further into the article directories you suggested.
I think this post should be mandatory reading for anyone who writes and includes blogs on their websites, as i do.
It's Thanksgiving here in America...the time for giving thanks to the important people in our life...and that includes you, dear friend.
Best wishes,
Karen
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dear Lady, you have been missed giving comments on my blogs.
You have probably missed a few that could help you.
I see you sent me a PM as well so will get around to that asap.
I will also send you a list of directories you can browse through.
Bear in mind that there is a lot of crap out there so best to go with the ones that are 'Tried and Tested'.

There is one in particular I used for many years but for the life of me I can't find the link to it.
I will though and send it on. (do I have your email addy?)
Meanwhile you enjoy your day when the sun comes up.
Robert
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MargyK Premium
Robert, another informative article. I've jotted down some more notes with this post.

I really appreciate you sharing. You and so many others at WA take it upon yourselves to share your expertise and experience. You are helping so many of us by doing so.

Thank you!

Margy
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Margaret (Margy) and thank you for your kind words.
I do my best to point people in the right direction and that is all I do Margy.
I am no expert but I have been around the block at least a couple of times lol.

If there are any of my blogs you believe help you then why not print them off and keep them in a folder beside your work station (if you have one).
Lots of members have told me they do this as its good to keep information to hand.
Enjoy your Sunday and the week ahead.
Robert
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JackieParker Premium
thank you for this! Can you please explain to me what an 'article directory is'? I'm not sure the purpose or how/why others repurpose posts. Hopefully you can clarify for me. Thank you
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Jackie from sunny California, hope alls well with you.
Thank you for your comment.
When you publish articles on these article sites/directories other people will of course read them and hopefully those people are marketing in the same Niche as you are.
They are allowed to republish your article on their own sites as long as they include a link back to you giving you the credit.

It follows that you will get traffic from those other sites.

Its just the same as you would do if you come across something that ties in with what you write about and add it to your article/blog. You must give accreditation to the original author.

Its a simple concept but it works.

Hope this clarifies it for you and have a great day over there in the USA.
Robert
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Thanks for this training and valuable information!
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Michelle and thank you for taking the time to read the blog and for your comment.
Hope you went away with a tip or two.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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sandrahering Premium
This was very helpful thank you!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Sandra and thank you for your comment.
Always happy to point people in the right direction.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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sandrahering Premium
Thanks, you also
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Steve1958 Premium
Great post Robert...
Just one thing...
You need to correct one of your headings...
'Bogging for Profit'! :) I think you might mean BLOGGING!
There'll people lining up at every available public toilet around the world! LOLOLOL :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Steve and you noticed.
I do leave a mistake within my blogs quite often just to see if the members have indeed read my blog lol
A wee bit sneaky I know but you know not a lot of people actually do notice or if they do they don't let on lol

I actually published a blog similar to this about a year ago (see pic).
I also see its slipping down the rankings now so perhaps a wee bit of an update is called for.

Thank you for reading my blog and of course for your sharp eyes.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Robert...
That's funny! It is a good test!
I'm up to Sunday where I live! It's 2:35 in the morning!
Enjoy your weekend too!
Best wishes
Steve
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Robert-A Premium
Time you were getting some shuteye is it not?
Its only gone 4pm here.
Robert
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Steve1958 Premium
Yes it is...
But I live in the USA at this time because there is more happening! I would wake up to 500 emails if I didn't react now...!!
Plus it's good fun!
I'll toddle off in about 3 hours' time...:)
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Robert-A Premium
Ok, maybe catch you tomorrow.
Robert
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Steve1958 Premium
I will keep my eye out for you!

I lived in Edinburgh in the winter of 1979! I worked at a bar called Nicky Tams Tavern through the day and a night club called The Place. I loved Edinburgh very much and hope to get back there again (in summer)!
I was in Dundee a few years ago for a wedding but that was in winter as well! Didn't have time to stop! There was a lot of snow and was fearful I was going to be snowed in!
I stayed at the airport hotel...I was on my way to New York and had to connect through Heathrow...I got there just in time! The plane in Edinburgh had to be de-iced!
My family heritage is mostly all Scottish...from the south...Dumfries, and I was able to spend time down there as well! I really did love it!
Glad to touch base with you Robert!
Nite Nite...
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Robert-A Premium
Edinburgh is a beautiful city with something for everyone.
I know Nicky Tams well and the Place in my young days.
Not there now though - I think they call it progress lol.
Work down Dumfries way when I was younger as well.
Mostly Locherbie. I had only just left when the Plane went down.

Now I'm off to get some eats.
Robert
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Compsol99 Premium
I really appreciate all this SEO information and will make sure to update my sites accordingly. Thanks Robert!
Have a great weekend.
Shawn
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Shawn and thank you for taking the time to read my blog and leave a comment.
Like anything else, SEO is a learning curve but when you get it right then you are on a winner.
Of course getting traffic to your site(s) is also a nut you have to crack.
That article on my site with the link in it can give you a head start on generating and building your own list with leads.
Well worth taking a looksee.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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paulgoodwin Premium
Wonderful info and so very well presented - a big thank you
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Robert-A Premium
Hello friend Paul.
Hope you're well and making a few bucks.
Did you take away a tip or two though?
Hope so and it will help you in your own online efforts.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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paulgoodwin Premium
Hi Buddy

I always pick things up !!!!!
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Paul and there's always a little piece of info you can use in my blogs.
Enjoy the day.
Robert
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RoopeshG Premium
I like those links for the articles sites.Thanks Robert.Will give that a go.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Roopesh and thank you for your comment.
There are countless sites and directories where you can publish articles.
Just make sure you are not publishing duplicate content.
Also remember not to put your link within the article itself.
Always put it in the Bio Box.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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RoopeshG Premium
Thanks for that tip.Will do.
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RoopeshG Premium
Hey Robert
I decided to try out submitting to article directories but am a little uncertain.Hope you can help me.

The article must be fresh content.It cannot be material from your blogs.Am I right? Or can it be a summary of one of your blogs.

Need to understand it properly.
Thanks
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Robert-A Premium
Yes it should be original content.
You could always type up a short product review with your link redirecting readers back to your site for the Full Review.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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RoopeshG Premium
Thank you for the clarification. You have a great day too.
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Shawn39 Premium
Great post Robert Allen thanks !
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Shawn and happy to pass on any tips and advice to help my fellow members.
Enjoy your day and thank you for your comment.
Robert
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JeffDolson Premium
My God Robert this is like a chapter of a book your wrote. A wealth of info here, thank you very much.
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Robert-A Premium
Glad you liked it Jeff and hope you took away a tip or two from the blog.
Having your own list will always give you an income for years to come as well Jeff and I can send you a link via PM with a video that explains how to go about building a worldwide list that gives you countless leads.
End joy your day and thank you for your comment.
Robert
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Toshmack Premium
Great post and inspirational information.
Many thanks for the share.
Cheers, Tosh :)
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Tosh and make sure you implement at least one of these tips.
Having your own list of potential customers is always going to be the best way to have a regular income.
I could send you a PM with a link on how to do this if you want.
Enjoy your Saturday and thank you for your comment.
Robert
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Toshmack Premium
Hi, Robert, that would be great, many thanks, Cheers, Tosh :)
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Robert-A Premium
Sent you a PM.
Robert
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Toshmack Premium
Many thanks, Robert, got it.
Cheers, Tosh :)
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Cindy624 Premium
Great article Robert. Questions ~ What are meta tags,robots.txt and canonical?

Thanks!
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Robert-A Premium
Thank you for your comment Cindy.
I will send you a PM with my answer to your question.
Have a great Saturday.
Robert
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Cindy624 Premium
Thank you Robert for explaining in depth! I struggle with the workings of these SEO things but you have clarified much. Thank you again for taking the time to help me!

Blessings,
Cindy
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Cindy and you get stuck you ask ok.
I have an article that explains the Robot txt in-depth I can send it to you via a PM if you're still stuck with that.
And click my like when you 'Like' replies as it will show you are getting involved with the community.
Robert
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StepChook Premium
Thanks, Robert. Great blog, as usual! I like the mind map.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Stephen and happy to pass on my tips and advice.
Of course building your own list of potential customers will always be the best way to make money on a regular basis and I'm thinking of putting a link to my site where I have another link to a piece of software that I personally use.
I could send you a link if you want to explore the possibilities.
Thank you for your comment and enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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StepChook Premium
That would be awesome, Robert. Thank you.
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Robert-A Premium
Will send you a PM directly Stephen.
Robert
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StepChook Premium
Thanks Robert!
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theresroth Premium
Sorry to ask a dumb question, Robert, but.....

What's a file name?

Thanks for your Blog: Tagged:-))
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theresroth Premium
Had some fun with it, too☺☺☺

B(l)ogging for Profit:-)))
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Robert-A Premium
Not dumb at all Therese.
Its simply your URL which should reflect your Title/permalink.
Thank you for your comment and enjoy your evening.
I'm going to sign off now.
Robert
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theresroth Premium
Enjoy your rest, Robert, and thanks again.
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