How to drive traffic to your website - Actionable methods
Finally, let's see two more avenues ...
5. Content aggregation
Tapping into the power of already established websites is another ridiculously easy and efficient method.
There are a lot of sites aggregating content from around the web and they do it in all sorts of different ways. Some allow self-promotion, while others only allow you to submit content by others. What is important: before you start sharing your content on these sites, you need to read carefully the site-specific rules!
With a simple Google search you can find dozens of such sites and platforms, so I'll give you only a few examples ... Here are 5 sites you can use for submitting, sharing or syndicating your content:
6. Build relationships!
I know ... It's an old cliche ... Still, nowadays we are so mesmerized by the whole SEO buzz, that we tend to forget these useful old cliches ...
But the fact remains: relationships matter. If you can connect with online influencers, respected niche experts, successful bloggers, etc they have the power to send you LOTS of traffic over a LONG period of time.
More than that, such inbound links will help your site rank more highly in Google ...
Here are a few tips to get started ...
- first of all, you need to become an active member of any niche-relevant forums and communities
- similarly, you need to identify the most successful niche-related blogs and websites and you need to become an active reader and commenter; is a simple, yet very effective traffic generation method, but will only work in significant numbers if you’re one of the first to reply and you say something interesting, controversial or informative
- use email marketing to reach out to people interested in your niche; tell them about your new content masterpiece and ask them if they’d like to see it; if you are lucky enough to get a yes, send them a link and ask if they’d like to share it with their network
And again, the only limit is your imagination ... Both the online and offline world will offer you plenty opportunities to create, build and sustain new relationships and partnerships.
Your website is an asset. A business asset. You'll have to nurture it ...
And for that, you'll have to leverage any accessible avenue that can help you to grow your list, your network, your fan base, etc. I gave you a few simple ideas ... And no doubt, you'll discover other, better ideas ... which will help you in your traffic generation efforts.
It’s not going to be an easy journey. You’ll spend a lot of time working on ideas, testing solutions and figuring things out.
But your efforts will be rewarded tenfold! Especially on long term!
And that's it my friends!
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