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Hello friends,

I have registered my website on all top search engines. The web pages are content rich but still don’t have expected traffic. How can I increase traffic?

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Hello friends,

I have registered my website on all top search engines. The web pages are content rich but still don’t have expected traffic. How can I increase traffic?

To make a very long story short, you need to get pages that are already popular to nominate your site by placing a link on theirs.

Link Exchaning is a good way to start.

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cross site linking IMO opinion is the best way to get traffic.

as long as it is done properly otherwise you come off looking like a spammer/troll

HTH

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Hello friends,

I have registered my website on all top search engines. The web pages are content rich but still don’t have expected traffic. How can I increase traffic?

Hi,
Be patient,it takes alot of high quality links,and superior content to ensure any websites popularity,stay focused on these aspects and you increase website traffic.

Best Of Luck

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There are many methods for generating traffic to your Web site; some excellent and some a waste of time and money.

Effective methods include ensuring that your site is found and listed well in natural search results, using Keyword Advertising to generate targeted traffic, obtaining links from related sites or sites whose visitors would be interested in what you offer, putting your Web site address on all printed materials, business cards, and in your email signature, and advertising offline.

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For starters - you need to establish a well thought out and budgeted backlinking campaign, if you want to see positive and long term results from the engines.
This is in addition to the keyword rich content you add on a regular basis.

If you are looking to bring traffic immediately, pay per click would be my option of choice. Be careful though. It's much more complex than meets the eye. Do a little research, and start out with small campaigns. Start with alternative engines (ie. Jeeves) rather than starting with Overture and Google if your budget is limited and your keywords are highly coveted. Although there is investment involved, you will usually see a positive ROI if done smart.

My advice is from an SEO prospective. There are millions of other ways to lure traffic to your site.

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So, what if the site you have has little wasy of linking to other sites?
Say there are no other sites of a related nature, or those that do exist are in competition with you?

I'm finding the linking aspect the biggest pain of all... I found keywords and descriptions easy, it's the rest that is stuffing me!

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Consider setting up an updated weblog that will be of value to your visitors. This will make your site more sticky, ie: people will come back, and it will mean that as long as it's updated regularly that the search engines 'bots' will visit more frequently

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I tried a piece of software called Professor PageCraft...

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Got me good postioning in the engines and did in fact increase traffic

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There are many things you can do to ensure you're making your content stimulating for the search engines as well as for your visitors. Getting your web site listed on the search engines for your very specific keywords, is going to be your key to developing highly target traffic. There's no point in having traffic at all unless they are interested in what you are offering- they'll all be dead leads otherwise. I'll try and list a few suggestions, but I will agree with one of your posts already - discussing the blogs... this has worked for me tremendously!

The first key step in laying the foundation for your web site is to do a complete Keyword Analysis and Assessment to determine whether your topic of choice has highly demanded keywords associated to it and also, how many web sites already exist within the search engines who are offering similar content. Where demand is greater than supply, you can validate that the profit potential for your web site niche is high! There is a lot to learn in this area... check out my link to find out more info on this: << url snipped >>

Targeted Traffic is Great. But Without Conversion, It's Just Traffic
The mission of your web site should be to inform and persuade your web site visitors to interact and click more deeply into your web site. Each additional click, demonstrates your ability to persuade and convert your visitors to take the actions that you’re guiding them through.

To Persuade and Convince Your Web Site Visitors, You Have to Give Them "The Meat"

In the web site world, "the meat" is found in the words you use to persuade your visitors to take action. Your conversion success depends on how effective your copywriting is at convincing and persuading your web site visitors to take the actions you want them to take. By weaving your relevant, highly profitable keywords into persuasive copywriting, you can deliver the valuable and relevant information your visitors are looking for.

Check out more info on web site copywriting and how to effectively 'sell' to your visitors - to turn them into customers: << url snipped >>

Have you added your keywords and description to your meta tags? This is a topic that has been argued about, whether or not search engines use meta data... but you're better off covering all of your territory!

Let me know if I can help you with anything else.

Have an awesome day,

Melissa
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I don't really understand why they keep snipping the urls... so Search nerdlib or ProfessorPageCraft in your search engine...

Software simply works..

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But I mean the content of my site is no where offesnive and totally helps out the content of this post.

It's like snipping a google url that provides a solution....

I will try once again..


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Techniner, as you can see in the forum rules announcement, posted in multiple places, no reference to your website or URLs are permitted within these forums. The reason for this is because if we didn't have this rule, we would receive numerous threads such as: "Please help me promote my site www.site.com" or "How can I get more members to www.myforum.com?" - the entire forum would turn into a spamfest.

If you think that your product, service, or website genuinely has something that our memers would be interested in, please consider advertising with us. Advertising is the way that this community stays alive - if we allowed everyone to simply plug their website in the forums, we would not have the financial resources to stay alive.

I understand that you feel that your website is of interest to readers of this thread, and therefore feel you should be able to post it. However, as a techie and web development community, nearly all webmasters who visit here have sites that are of interest to our members - in that respect, your site is not unlike the sites of the rest of our 35,000 members.

In addition, once you have reached our ten post minimum (and 10 posts certainly isn't a lot at all!) you will have permission to use forum signatures, to write blogs, and to post in our Site Reviews forum. All that we require is that you make 10 small contributions to our site, and then we allow you to plug your website in those three ways.

Thank you for understanding and following our forum policy.

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Techniner, as you can see in the forum rules announcement, posted in multiple places, no reference to your website or URLs are permitted within these forums. The reason for this is because if we didn't have this rule, we would receive numerous threads such as: "Please help me promote my site www.site.com" or "How can I get more members to www.myforum.com?" - the entire forum would turn into a spamfest.

If you think that your product, service, or website genuinely has something that our memers would be interested in, please consider advertising with us. Advertising is the way that this community stays alive - if we allowed everyone to simply plug their website in the forums, we would not have the financial resources to stay alive.

I understand that you feel that your website is of interest to readers of this thread, and therefore feel you should be able to post it. However, as a techie and web development community, nearly all webmasters who visit here have sites that are of interest to our members - in that respect, your site is not unlike the sites of the rest of our 35,000 members.

In addition, once you have reached our ten post minimum (and 10 posts certainly isn't a lot at all!) you will have permission to use forum signatures, to write blogs, and to post in our Site Reviews forum. All that we require is that you make 10 small contributions to our site, and then we allow you to plug your website in those three ways.

Thank you for understanding and following our forum policy.

hi csgal

the way i understand it "techniner" has nothing to gain from posting that url. he/she uses that piece of software and it works so he/she wants to share it.

I am not critisizing the rules (on the contrary), i think the rules are really good.

i have no need for the software so the url isnt neccessary to me

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I would like to add to all thathas been said;

write (or hire someone) keyword rich artciles for your website. Also submit it to quality Article Sirectories. As these gives you theme based one-way links for your website.

also if you can then publish few Press Release. This would really boost your site's traffic and increase awareness.

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yes surely you can put pictures in your Press Releases.

Well I have a format of Press Release which I got from one of the guys from PRweb.com.

Do lemme know if you guys need it. I'll be happy to sent it your way.

PM me for this.

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Basically, there are several "parts" to getting better Rankings.

The importance of each part depends on the Search Engine... but all should possess some significance.

1) Keywords and Description.
Though considered "oud of date", and some search engines apparently don't use them, it doesn't hurt to include them, (as far as I know!).
They should be specific... you may want a few that appear through most of the site, but there should be "unique" or "targeted" keywords for each page, along with a distinct description that is informative.
So think of having 2 sets of Keywords and Descriptions; the first set are the Unique/specific one, the second set are the generic that appear throughout the site.
Try to include the Keywords into the Description.


2) Title Tag.
This is apparently more important to Google than the Keywords.
It is meant to be an indication of the page content.
I tend to make it hold the Site Name (Company Name), and the Page Title. Some people suggest attaching a few Keywords to it as well, (I disagree with this, but it may actually work!).
Making the Title match the Keywords / Description phrase would help.


3) Use Header Tags.
The inclusion of Header Tags, (H1 etc.), seems to helpa fair bit.
There should only be a single <H1>... I make this consist of the Site Name... though you may want to include the Site Name and Page Title for a little extra "bang".
I use the <h2> tags to segregate the site for Accessibility (Header, Main Nav, Main Content, Footer etc.).
I then apply <h3> to indicate Cotnent, such as the "page Title" displayed on a page is wrapped within <h3>.


4) Strong Content
This is probably the Most important bit; what your page/s deal with.
If you don't have any real textual content, you are not going to do well.
Additionally, having a huge amount of content on a page with little/few uses of the Keywords / Descriptive Phrases will not help either.
The ratios vary, as does the location... there have been times when having Keywords near the top of the Documet had more weight than those at the bottom.
So go for even dispersement.
If you think a typical paragraph is 3 to 5 Sentences, make sure you have at least 1 Keyword in the first and last sentence.
Also try to maintain a minimum of 2 Paragraphs, and if possible avoid huge documents, (if needed, split them over a couple of a pages).
A technique I use is to always have an "introduction" section at the top of the Document, (after the Page Title).
This section normally has a couple of the Keywords in it, and almost matches one of the Description Phrases.


5) Links to your site.
For search engines like google, this seems very important.
The more "quality" links to your site, the higher you will score.
The problem is, for business sites, this is severely difficult, as the main sites that possess similar content are your competitors (well thought out google!).
Directories and Press Release Sites are okay, but some are not to be trusted (they are labled as spam-lists), and may cause more harm than good.
So do links from poor quality sites,
(thus bad sites linking to you can damage your scores... and you cannot stop them linking!).


6) Internal Information
This is sometimes overlooked, but some search engines apparently take note of Alt attribute for Image Tags and Title attribute for Link Tags.
Do not "keyword stuff", as google will penalise you.
Having a keyword in an Images Alt attribute with several other words is ok.
It is also good practice for the Title attibute in Links to be informative, and somewhat similar to the linked to pages Description.


7) Sitemaps
Another consideration is SiteMaps.
This not only provides additional Usability/Accessibility access, it provides search engine bots the ability to quickly see all the liks on the site.
You can have 2 types; Visitor Sitemap and XML Sitemap.
Visitors Sitemaps are thoose that people can use, (nicely formatted list of links etc.).
XML are things like the google sitemap 9.0.


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So, the end result should be that you have...

<Title>
<Keywords 1/2>
<Description 1/2>
<h1>
<h2>
<a>
<h3>
<p>
<img>
<a>

.... becomes ....

<html - xhtml>
<head>

<title>
Site Name + Page Title (+ Keywords1 ?)
</title>

<meta-keywords
Keywords 1/2 (Unique/Generic)
/>

<meta-description
Description 1/2 (Unique/Generic)
/>

</head>


<body>

<h1>
Site Name + Page Title (+ Keywords1 ?)
</h1>

<h2>
Header / Nav / Content / Footer etc.
</h2>

<a>
Link to Page Title + Partial Description for
Title attribute
</a>

<h3>
Page Title
</h3>

<p>
Paragraph 1 = Intro... 2 to 4 Keywords from
Keywords1, plus match parts of Description1.
</p>

<p>
Paragraph 2+ = Main Cotnent...
1 to 3 Keywords from Keywords1,
1 to 2 Keywords from Keywords2,
+ try to get a part of Description1,
+ try to get a part of Description2,
(this does not mean get all of the above into
a single Paragraph! Even it out over 4 to 8
Paragraphs)
</p>

<img>
Descriptive ALT attribute if the Image is
Content, with a single Keyword if at all
applicable!
(do not use ALT if simply for "prettiness")
</img>

<a>
In page links are always a good idea,
(to things like the Contact Us page!).
They may not score any points, but are
helpfull!
</a>

</body>

</html - /xhtml>


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So there you have it... that should be enough to get you going more than well enough.

As suggested previously, you may want to hire someone to write search engine optimised copy for you pages.
It is not cheap, but go for a company with a very well proven track record!
There are far to many "SEO Consultants" out there that do nothing more than use stupid software and automatted submit scripts - get the real deal, they are worth the money.


Please Note:
I am not an SEO consultant, nor claim to be highly knowledgable in regards to this... it is simply the steps I use, and most of the sites I have built do well enough following such a strategy (though suggestions on improvements always welcome :) ).

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Nice post!
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I think giving away free stuff is very effective...
I'm quite new to this website promotion thing, my blog is aprox 2 weeks old... not a real post posted, just messing around with wordpress, etc. I've created my firt theme, wasnt so satisfied whit it, so I've decided to give it away for free. Uploaded to 5-6 places, next day I was indexed by google, and received 500 unique visitors... (off course they were bounced instantly as my blog is an embryo not even a new born one)

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Well, by putting in the links, you started with the link-building - always one of the most powerful ways to get visitors, if done correctly.

As for getting listed on Google, it is possible to do so within less than 24 Hours (though I'm often told otherwise).

But yes, giving things away and linking back to your site to do so is always a clever thing, as it validates to visitors why they are going to lok (curiosity is not enough :) )

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Work on your link building, buy a few high pr .edu links, google LOVES them, should cost around 60$ for a pr6 and can get to 300$ for pr8 per month... not cheap, but it will have a HUGE effect... Good luck !!

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I never prefer buying links... You can build links by LE request to webmasters of your relevant websites.

You can do lots of free / paid directories submissions, PRs, Classifieds and Article submissions.

Best of Luck.

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First Decide what do you want to do with your website. Just sell links or sell products.

Be sure you know difference between PR and SERP


Steve

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What I'm doing is to build a free blog in addition to my site as a blog if far more like to be indexed than a static webpage. You can have links to your site and update it with post every 2-3 days.

Everyone knows blogs are like search engine spider food because new post=fresh content and that's what they love.

Each post does not have to be a masterpiece just regular post made will drive traffic.

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