How to Increase Traffic to your Website

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An Afripreneur, Omotayo Adegbenro asked; Great Suleman! my own issue is this, i have a business website, how do I increase the online traffic there. Though I have Facebook, twitter accounts which are

connected someway...but i am not getting the desired result on May 3, 2012. These were the responses;

Suleman Abdullahi
@ Great Omotayo, i believe you are talking about Trabajillos right? your services seems quite interesting and from what i read, you serve both businesses and consumers (individuals). Building traffic to a site is always serious work (what isn't right?). I will be quite frank, what i am about to suggest mine take time especially if you don't have much capital to invest into it. Use offline channels, writing proposals and doing meetings for businesses and asking for referrals from both businesses and consumers effectively in the mean time as you grow your traffic and business online.

I saw you are trying to give some tips on facebook and twitter nice!!... but build a company blog for that. Expand your tips, make them into interesting and informative blog post and post regularly on your company blog. Writes short engaging intro of your post on facebook and twitter and refer people back to your blog for the full gist and comments. Although they could also comment on facebook and twitter but as much as possible take it back to your site. (Facebook and twitter belong to someone else, grow your own property).

Since you provide tips that anyone could use, actively invite friends to share them but do make sure they are worth sharing and will make the person sharing seem helpful to his friends and network. With time, people will find you dependable for such tips and keep visiting and sharing your content. Traffic grows and you start converting visitors to customers.

If you have the resources, you could buy targeted ads online but then do ensure you create effective landing pages for those ads and capture visitors information so as to remain in touch with them after the visits to your site. Do that even if you drive traffic through other means earlier mentioned. A newsletter offering that promising to be informative and exciting will help you to collect visitors email addresses.

Calculate the worth of a customer to you over a set period and determine how much could make sense ( amount that will result in good returns) spending on advertising before buying any ad. Please be realistic in your projections.

Hope this helps?
May 3, 2012

Wale Olajumoke
5 Amazing ways to drive traffic to your website

Are you wondering how you can drive traffic to your website without spending a fortune? There are simple and easy steps to take to achieve your desired result. Here are 5 amazing ways to drive traffic to your website.

1. Offer free stuff

Free stuff such as e-book, software, sample product, games etc. People like free things and they will not hesitate to visit your site if they know they can get free stuff.

2. Organize a competition

Set up competition such that relate to the service you provide and attach a price. Everybody want to win, this will make the offer irresistible.

3. Publish Original information

Publish contents that your visitors can't read anywhere else.

4. Publish recent news
Supply news stories related to your web site topic. People want current and up-to-date news. If you can be their first source, they will become repeat visitors to your web site.

5. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
One of the greatest ways to get traffic is using SEO. It involves writing search engine friendly content. Writing your web content in such a way that it will be readable by search engine robot. If you are using a CMS such as Joomla or WordPress, all you need to do is enable the option at the administrator end. However, if you are using HTML, PHP or ASP.net, you need to design it such that the links are not broken and are easy to read.
May 3, 2012

Omotayo Adegbenro
Thanks Suleman for taking ur time to visit my pages and the write up.....thanks bro! Would buzz u when I need more tips!
May 3, 2012

Suleman Abdullahi
@ Omotayo, just one more tip that might just really work mightily in your favor. Think of something outrageous, crazy sort of, entertaining or puzzling if possible and that might be related or tied to your business. Take your time about it. It can be a video, a story, a joke, a picture, a promote, a game just anything that might be shared and will spread like a virus. Think of a number of them and while at it make you site the go to place as i recommended above.

When your site is loaded with informative and interesting content. Release your potential "virus" one at a time and tie it to your site. Promote it with the help of friends and "pray", "hope" it goes viral.

If it does, it will greatly jump start your site traffic and since you have a plan in place, you will get to retain a chunk of that traffic. From there it should only get better.

Hope this helps also.
May 3, 2012

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