Get Traffic To Your Web Site / Blog

Generating traffic to your web site will probably be your toughest tasks but with a bit of hard work and dedication you can start getting the web traffic you need to make money online.

We highly recommend reading this entire guide which details the many different ways you can start generating traffic to your web site. Once you start getting traffic, you can monetize the traffic and start making money with your web site!

Lesson 1.  Submitting Articles To Article Directories
Lesson 2.  Outsource Article Creation To Save Time
Lesson 3.  Where To Post Your Articles
Lesson 4.  Learn How To Do SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Lesson 5.  Use Social Media
Lesson 6.  Do Link Trades & Get More Backlinks
Lesson 7.  Study & Learn More About Generating Traffic
Lesson 8.  Start Making Money With Your Site



Lesson 1. Submitting Articles To Article Directories
By writing (or buying) articles to post on article directories (such as InterestingArticles.com), you can help generate hundreds or thousands of links back to your web site.

When you post an article you own on an article directory you are giving their users permission to copy your article and put it on their own web site. They are required to copy your full article including links you have placed in the article to your own web site. So for every person who copies your article and puts it on their web site, you gain a link to your web site.

Search Engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo look at how many links your site has going to it in order to help determine where you will rank in their search engine. By generating all these links it will help increase your search engine rankings which will help bring you many more web visitors.


Lesson 2. Outsource Article Creation To Save Time
For just a few dollars you can hire a native English speaker to write a high quality article for you, quickly and professionally. This can allow you to submit many articles which will increase the amount of links you'll receive.

The best place for ordering articles online is HireWriters.com. You can get started instantly and have custom written articles in under a day on any topic you need!


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Lesson 3. Where To Post Your Articles
Once you have your article created and ready to be submitted, there are a few places we recommend submitting to for maximum benefit:

Lesson 4. Learn How To Do SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Once you start getting links to your site from submitting articles to article directories, you will get listed in Google, Bing, and Yahoo automatically. When the search engines find a link to your site, they will value it higher and will give you a higher ranking in their search engine.

One of the easiest ways to get even more traffic from the search engines is to learn SEO (Search Engine Optimization) which means you modify your web site to include keywords that people are more likely to search for which means more people can find your site thru those keywords.

SEO can take hundreds of hours to figure out but there are some amazing software programs that will do the SEO for you automatically. It will go to your web site and find better keywords for you to use on your site that can help drive much more traffic to your site.

We recommend these two services:
  • Scribe SEO - $17 per month (but you really only need to use this for one month and you can cancel easily)
  • Traffic Travis - This is free software for Windows computers (has more advanced features but costs a small fee).


Lesson 5. Use Social Media
Social Media can deliver massive amounts of FREE traffic to your web site. The first things you should do is put your web site on your personal Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In accounts. Next, you should create a Twitter and Facebook page just for your web site (separate from your personal accounts).

We recommend using these strategies to generate social media traffic:
  • Twitter - create a Twitter account for your web site
  • Facebook Fan Page - setup a Facebook Fan Page for your web site
  • Pinterest - put your web site URL on interesting images and get others to pin them to get your web site a lot of exposure!
  • YouTube - This is one of the best places to generate traffic. Create videos related to your web site and YouTube allows you to place your web site URL in the description that shows up right below the video.
  • Post on Forums - When you post on internet forums that are on the same topic as your web site, you are allowed to put your web site URL in your forum signature area
  • Comment on Blogs - When you post a comment on a blog that is a similar topic to what your web site is, you can include your web site URL when you make your blog comment.


Lesson 6. Do Link Trades & Get More Backlinks
The best way to get more traffic to your web site is by ranking higher in the search engines, this is because the search engines control so much traffic that if you rank high they can send you an enormous amount of traffic.

That is the reason why submitting articles to article directories is one of the top ways to generate traffic because it is the fastest way to get more links to your web site.

Another great way to get links to your site is to exchange links with sites that are in the same industry as you.

For example, if you have a blog about fashion you could contact the hundreds of other blogs that discuss fashion and ask them to exchange links. If you put work into your web site and make it unique and good, many other sites will be willing to do link exchanges with you.



Lesson 7. Study & Learn More About Generating Traffic
Our guide is meant to be a quick reference for learning how to generate traffic to your new web site.

There are many other guides online that are more in-depth and can help explain all these tactics in greater detail as well as give you other ideas on how to generate traffic. Here are some guides on generating traffic that we recommend:

Lesson 8. Start Making Money With Your Site
Now that you have some ideas on how to start generating more traffic to your web site, you need to work on monetizing that traffic to start making you money.

Your next step is to read our Make Money With Your Web Site Guide.

Or if you haven't created your site yet, head back to our Start Your Own Web Site / Blog Guide.