What is the best way to generate website traffic?

Posted on: 03/08/2009 by in Online Marketing

I need to generate ALOT of website traffic all at one time in order to keep customers continuously coming to my website. What would be the best way to accomplish this for the least amount of money?

12 Responses

  1. slav c says:

    If you want to generate traffic fast you can use PPC optiones from google adwords, yahoo, msn.
    But if you want to generate free traffic you can use ezine articles, post forums, or simply drive people to your site from here

  2. vicseo says:

    The most effective way to advertise on the Internet is
    to first set up a website and publish its domain name
    on major search directories such as Google.com,
    Yahoo.com [at http://www.google.com/addurl/?…… and
    MSN.com since 85% of Internet shoppers rely on these
    search directories to provide them with goods and
    services. In a sense, these search directories are a
    very large Internet Yellow Pages.

    Nevertheless, should your website or opening webpage
    fail to contain “generic” keywords, then anyone using
    such “generic” queries will not be able to discover
    your website. Your domain name [URL] of your website,
    in a sense, will be invisible, undiscoverable.

    You may want to consider some simple algorithms which,
    when observed and committed in designing of a website
    with placement of various critical metatags that can
    surely achieve a high search engine presence and
    increase Internet traffic to your website. These
    metatag strategies work well with published webpages
    at Google and Yahoo.

    Design: Should you create an extensive Flash-based
    website, make sure to fill-in the property entries
    such as the Title, Description and Keywords. Failing
    to do so, leaves no hard HTML or ALT resource that can
    be readily indexed by search robots. Also consider the
    Internet audience and their incoming setup. For
    example, if they are on analog/dialup, Flash webpages
    take too long to load up and therefore analog users
    will likely lose interest and discontinue entering the
    Flash site. On the other hand, anyone on hi-speed DSL
    lines, will welcome Flash pages which load quickly. So
    before designing a pure Flash websitge, ask the simple
    question, “Who’s my end user – is he on dialup or
    DSL?” And if you had to choose between these two users
    for maximum marketability, then select analog users
    since 80% of most resident users are still analog
    Internet subscribers and pure HTML designed webpages
    is best for them.

    A non-Flash-based website which relies on hard text,
    is far easier to be indexed by search robots. Limit
    the use of stylized text saved as .gifs since as a
    graphic, they are not indexable by search robots.

    Avoid use of frames since any number of search robots
    are unable to properly classify textual material.

    Placement of Metatags:

    A ranking or search order does take place with Google
    and Yahoo and it begins with the “Title” metag which
    should consist of no more than 65 characters separated
    by commas. The “Title” should describe in generic
    terms, the goods and services, followed by a location
    from which the resource is located, i.e., city, state.
    The placement of a domain name which is not generic
    within the “Title” is not appropriate, unless your
    domain name is a major recognizable brand name.

    The second metatag is the “Description” which is
    usually 25-30 words to form a complete sentence which
    best describes one’s goods and services.

    And the very last category – “Keywords” are also
    somewhat limited to 15-16 words which can be plural
    and compound in nature. Again, avoid multiple entries
    which could be mistaken as “spamdexed entries” which
    is defined as the loading, and submission of
    repetitive words into a particular metatag category.
    “Spamdexing” when discovered on a webpage and reported
    to Google’s spamreport.com can result in the
    elimination of your website from their search
    directory.

    Good luck!

  3. tauro22 says:

    There are so many ways to generate traffic it is hard to know where to start!

    It is important to remember that nothing is instantaneous and it takes time and effort to drive traffic. Even with a big budget, it isn’t always easy!

    1) PPC can be a good, reasonably fast driver but it costs money, especially if you are in a competitive niche.
    2) Submit to search engines – all of them, not just the majors.
    3) get links to your site from others – backlinks
    4) post on blogs and forums – make sure you post informative and useful replies, not hard sell or “nice post” type comments
    5) Write high quality unique content and promote it widely – ezine article marketing etc
    6) set up a mailing list
    7) do a joint venture with someone with a high traffic site
    8) give away freebies, discounts, coupons etc
    9) create youtube video, add photos to flickr
    10) get social – join groups on facebook, set up a twitter feed, create a network on Linked in etc

    Hope some of this helps. There really are multiple ways to drive traffic!

  4. micheal says:

    visit http http://www.freewebsitetraffic.tv to get thousands of visitors to your website everyday.

  5. guitarists says:

    Do some advanced SEO like the google adwords, PPC, classified ads, Affiliate marketing..
    Affiliate marketing helps you get the traffic in a very short time .. Also you can do some basic seo like Directory Submissions, blogs and forums to get the visitors to the site..
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  6. rock ya and wait up.... says:

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  7. Social Media Expert says:

    1) Search Engine Optimization
    2) Pay Per Click
    3) Social Media Networking
    4) Blogging
    5) Press Release

  8. Anonymous says:

    There are several ways to generate website traffic. Here are some basic points that are important to get people to visit your site

    The Title – write a short but to the point and attractive title that will be easy to index on a search engine and is also attractive to a person looking on a search engine

    The Content – this is perhaps the most important, without quality content no one will stay at your site more than 10 seconds and are less likely to get any click throughs on any profit generating links on your site. Also make sure your content sounds informative and professional with proper grammar and punctuation. Don’t sound like a 12 year old typing.

    Meta Tags and keywords – Effective title, description, and keyword meta tags in your HTML code make it easy for a search engine to display and index your site for others to find. there are several free meta tag generators online. Just google ‘free meta tag generator’

    Blogs and Forums – find high traffic forums and blogs relevant to your sites content and respond to other user comments and useful information then provide a link at the end of the post to your website. This can also work on Yahoo! Answers 😉

    Be patient and persistent!
    Don’t give up, generating website traffic is has a pyramid effect. You post a quality website on one place, that person recommends that site to someone else, and word can slowly but surely spread. Also, any posts or forum replies stay on their respective websites for years. You will find your website getting referral links from forum posts from 3 years back so the more seeds you set early the better.

    Here is my backlink plug, I go into more detail on how to generate website traffic at http://howtogeneratewebtraffic.blogspot.com/

  9. Paula S says:

    try bizadsplash. You are guaranteed so many views per day, this will boost your Alexa rating, and you get paid as well. It is a great plan.

    Sign up for a free account and use the password below.

    I hope this helps.

  10. Mariam H says:

    umm… advertising? listing your website/services on any free classifieds

    dude USE the fact that ur online!

    try http://www.Bizze.org/?ix=cer611 they give loads of small-business advice.

  11. imisidro says:

    You can use pay per click advertising in the search engines to reach audiences looking for your products. You can use Google Adwords http://www.google.com/adwords or Yahoo http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com

    Here are some shoestring marketing ideas that can help you get the visitors you need at the least cost possible:

    1. Create the best content you can with the best products you can possibly offer. Your content is your best advertisement – if visitors love your content, then they will go back and spread the word to others.

    2. Make it easy for users to recommend your site. Viral marketing is very important — and easy to tap on the Web. But give your users the tools. Get a Recommend this Site script from websites such as cgiscripts.com and similar directories of scripts. Some even go as far as giving incentives to those who recommend the site to their friends. If only 10 people go to your site, but these 10 people invite 10 more – that’s additional traffic that you get for FREE!

    AddThis http://www.addthis.com

    3. Rank well in the search engines (organic search results, not the pay per click). SEs can be a big source of traffic. The key is to create the best content in your niche. If you have good content, other websites will gladly link to you and offer your site as a resource to their audience. Check the on-page factors and be sure to get linked from authority sites in your topic area.

    Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide (PDF format) http://www.google.com/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf
    Brett Tabke of WebmasterWorld.com’s “Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone: 26 steps to 15k a day.” http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/2010.htm

    4. Send out press releases. While outfits charge as much as $650 per release, there are free press release submission places on the Web. Press releases allow you to (a) attract media attention; (b) get more back links to your website without sending each website an email request; and (c) get more visibility especially if your press release gets in Google News or Yahoo News.

    http://www.prleap.com/sign_up.html
    http://i-newswire.com/
    http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/
    http://www.pressbox.co.uk/cgi-bin/links/add.cgi
    http://www.pr.com/press-releases
    http://www.prfree.com/
    http://www.clickpress.com/releases/index.shtml
    http://www.theopenpress.com/
    http://www.przoom.com/
    http://www.prweb.com
    http://www.newswiretoday.com/
    http://www.free-press-release.com/

    5. Submit articles. Write articles and submit them to websites accepting author submissions. You get exposure for your business; establishes you as an authority in your field, and allows you to get backlinks for your website. If 50 websites publish your article and it contains a link back to your website, then you easily get 50 links from a single article. The more links you have, the greater your chances for increasing your search engine rankings.

    Here is a comprehensive list of where to submit your articles http://answers.yahoo.com/question/;_ylt=AhzreGmnCUicOoyedqypscUjzKIX?qid=1006022407481

    6. Post a link to your site for free where it is allowed (always read the Terms of Use). Examples are:

    Craigslist http://www.craigslist.com
    Google Base http://base.google.com
    Classifieds for Free http://www.classifiedsforfree.com/
    Text Link Exchange http://www.txtswap.com/
    Recycler.com http://www.recycler.com/
    Yahoo Classifieds http://classifieds.yahoo.com/
    US Free Ads http://www.usfreeads.com/
    Kijiji http://www.kijiji.com/
    Local.com http://www.local.com/

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