5 Easy Ways To Attract More Visitors To Your Website
You’ve chosen a website name, selected a beautiful design, and added content to your website. Now it’s time to share your site with the world! Here are 5 easy and instantly actionable ways to increase your website traffic. (Don’t have a website yet? Make one in just a few simple steps!)
1. Make sure search engines know where to find you
Google can take weeks to find and index your page. Save some time by submitting your website URL yourself. Your URL is your web address, for example http://www.yourname.com or http://yourname.SimpleSite.com – look at your address bar when you’re on your website to see what your URL is. You can also submit your URL to Bing and Yahoo’s search engines at the same time.
BONUS TIPS: MAKE USE OF DIRECTORIES AND RECOMMENDATION SITES
2. Get the most out of your e-mail address list
There’s a golden resource sitting in your e-mail account, and it’s just waiting for you to make use of it. Sending out an e-mail to your family, friends, colleagues, etc. can be a great way to make them aware of your amazing new site and get a following started. The e-mail does not need to be lengthy; one or two lines about the website and a link is enough. Sending a mass e-mail is the easiest solution, but consider sending one-on-one e-mails to the shakers and movers in your networks. It will be important for these people to quickly see why your new website could be interesting enough for them to check out and share in their social circle.
BONUS TIPS: USE OUR E-MAIL TOOL OR ADD A SIGNATURE TO YOUR E-MAILS
3. Regular website activity = more traffic
Don’t allow the dust to gather on your website. Make sure you update your website regularly with new content. This will make the website more interesting and engaging for both your visitors and search engines, and ensures both check back in on your site.
BONUS TIPS: MAKE GOALS AND RATION YOUR CONTENT
4. Trade links with other websites or blogs you follow
While creating quality and relevant content is the way to go for people and search engines to notice your website, exchanging links still has great value. You can for example trade your website URL with that of other websites or blogs you read or follow.
BONUS TIPS: KNOW YOUR TOPIC AND PLAYING FIELD
Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are worth their weight in gold when it comes to getting more traffic to your webpage. These days, they can be more powerful than search engines, if used in the right way. Make it a habit to make a post on your social media channels whenever something new happens on your website. You can also make use of the sharing options on your SimpleSite. Locate the social media box on the righthand side of your site to quickly and easily share new content on your pages on Facebook, Twitter or Google+! Your visitors will be able to use these sharing options, as well.
BONUS TIP: BE SMART ABOUT WHERE YOU UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES AND VIDEOS
Author: Michelle de Marée