SEO Traffic Tips for Beginners
Contributed by John Paul Richards
Getting noticed online despite how unique and high quality your product or service is can be quite a challenge. With so many other websites vying for attention, you will need all the help you can get to boost traffic to your own site. Here are some great ideas to help you out.
Use SEO techniques
Contrary to what some people think, these techniques still work. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, which basically means maximizing your website to create more impact. Some of the basic ways are actually quite simple such as keywords and content.
With keywords, you simply make sure that you have words that people use to search online available on your site. So whenever somebody launches a search, you will be ranked high on the SERP or Search Engine Results Page. That increases the chance of prospects visiting your site, which ultimately means more traffic.
Working with keywords can actually be a little tricky. When utilizing this technique, taking note of the keyword count is crucial as having too many will be counterproductive. Search engines may consider this as spamdexing and give you a lower rating.
You can also use long tail keywords to improve results. These are keyword phrases that increase the possibility of you getting ranked higher. Say for example you were in the cake business. With so many other cake or bakery businesses out there, chances are bigger and more established businesses will be ranked forts. So by using long tail keywords such as "customized birthday cakes" may improve your appearance on the SERP.
Write Attractive Content
Although this is a part of SEO techniques, content writing is so important that it needs to be discussed separately. While it's true that increasing traffic plays a key role in promoting your brand, you also want visitors to stay and actually navigate your site. This will be possible with quality content. Include details and other necessary information so customers can get what they need from your site.
Don't be afraid to play around with the length of your articles or content so that it can appeal to different types of online readers. Interesting and attention grabbing headlines are also worth adding to your site. Keep in mind that when people are browsing the World Wide Web, there are a lot of other things that are trying to get their attention. Your creative, comprehensive and well written headlines will lure them in and increase your traffic.
One great way to promote your site without shelling out a lot of your marketing budget is by using social media. There are over 2 billion active social media users which is why over 90% of retail brands use it for marketing. With such a huge market available at virtually no cost, it would be tragic for you not to use it.
You can post catchy headlines to market your brand and provide links to your website. Using social media platforms is a great way for you to let other people know about your business.
Try Email Marketing
Also a simple but effective way to increase traffic is by inviting people to come in. Picture it as a virtual flyer that grabs customer's attention so they visit wanting to know more.
An increased traffic usually means a bigger chance of making a sale and ultimately this is what all businesses aim for. There are various ways to do this but the methods mentioned above are simple and do not involve spending too much of your marketing budget.
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