Catch that Web-Surfer! Bring Traffic to Your Website

Written By Gary Spirer Published March 26th, 2010

Every website needs a consistent/increasing traffic flow in order for it to flourish. According to Matthew MacDonald, a well-known programmer and author, in order for your site to flourish, you would need to find the best way to attract visitors and keep them flocking back for more.

We will go through some steps to catch that web-surfer on your website.

Instructions:

Step 1.
*Consider what type of Web-surfer you want visiting your site.*

What kind of website do you have? What type of web-surfer do you want to attract? Do you want to attract blog readers and/or customers? Or maybe you want to attract web-surfers to click on your affiliate program ads.

Step 2.
*Aim to attract your web-surfer with GREAT content.*
In relation to Step 1, develop content to attract that particular web-surfer. Great content will bring traffic to your site. Develop content that will attract your potential customers. Think about what your customers/audience would want to read about on your website; and write about it. According to Kimberly Palmer of “U.S. News & World Report” (2009, May 19), learning how to monetize the content is just as essential to turning a hobby into a moneymaking operation.

Step 3.
*Aim to attract your web-surfer with images.*
Some websites attract web-surfers who are looking for images. For example, when a person “googles” for certain images on Google.com, the images are linked to the web-pages with the images. This may bring web-surfers who will end up interested in the content of your website.

Step 4.
*Aim to attract web-surfers who would want to communicate with other “like-minded” web-surfers*

Include Discussion Boards/Chat rooms on your website. This is to attract web-surfers who want to communicate with other web-surfers with the same interests.

Step 5.
*Attract web-surfers with email advertising*

Share your link to your website with your friends/family via email.

Step 6.
*Attract web-surfers via social networks.*

Share your link to your website with members of your social network. These include FaceBook, Twittter, Friendster and MySpace.

Step 7.
*Get a traffic counter for your website.*

Traffic statistics/reports will help you determine who visits your website and what keeps them at your site. There are many free traffic counter programs such as Google Analytics and SiteMeter. To learn more about how to sign up and use Google Analytics, please see our article on this site.

Overall, there are many ways to catch that web-surfer to visit your site. Follow the steps we’ve presented, and you should be seeing some traffic to your site. However, note that the most valuable step is the traffic counter. The traffic reports will give you an idea on who is visiting your site and what pages are popular among your viewers.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s catch that web-surfer; and determine what is bringing him/her to your site.

References:
Palmer, K. (2009, May 19). How to Earn Money as a Professional Blogger. Retrieved March 5, 2010, from U.S. News & World Report: http://www.usnews.com/money/articles/2009/05/19/how-to-earn-money-as-a-professional-blogger.html


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