After successfully designing and hosting your website, you must drive traffic to it. Failure to do so, all your efforts putting it up would be in vain. You might have designed the best website in your niche, with the best information or the best sales copy you can ever imagine. But without driving traffic to your website no one will ever know about it thus no one will ever visit your site and ultimately you will never make money with your website.
Your success online largely depends on how successful you will be in driving targeted traffic to your website(s). It is very important that you use good SEO techniques that will drive targeted traffic to your website. These are some of the good search engine optimization techniques that can drive traffic to site:
Article marketing is one of the good and free ways of driving targeted traffic to your website. It involves writing an article(s) and submitting it to the top article directories. This in return brings you traffic in two ways:
When people visit these directories they read your article and if your article is relevant to what they are looking for, they click your link to you website, in my experience this traffic converts very well.
Since the article has a back link to your site, the back links are one of the criteria the search engine uses to rank your site. It is important to remember that the search engine loves unique content. So your articles must be unique and resourceful. Some of the best free article directories where you can submit your articles include: EzineArticles.com, goarticles.com, webpronews.com, articlesbase.com and many others
Directory Submission helps to bring direct traffic to your website, it also increases back links to your site thus improving your ranking in the search engine. Most of the directories are free to list your website however some requires a small fee for your website to get listed. Some of the best free Directories include: dmoz.org, lii.org, hotfrog.com, info-listings.com plus many others.
Social Bookmarking is fast becoming a powerful SEO technique. This is because though social bookmarking you will get many free back links to your website and drives free traffic to your website. Some of the social bookmarking sites are dig.com, del.icio.us, riddit.com plus many others.
Forum posting and Blog Commenting
It is very important that you participate in forums and blogs of your niche. Make sure you have a link to your site at your signature. This will bring direct traffic to your website; it also increases back links to your site thus improving your ranking in the search engine. You can find the top blogs in your niche by making use of blogsearch.google.com, blogsearchengine.com or Technorati.com
By employing the above SEO Techniques you are assured of good traffic that will help your online business grow to the next level.
Source by Rutherford Muchirah