simplebloggertutorial.com For a blogger or online business, traffic is very important because all bloggers or internet marketers want their website to be famous and can become a profitable business. Actually there are many ways that we can do to help increase the number of visitors to our site. Some efforts to increase traffic to our site we can do for free, but there are also sources of traffic that really need capital. What kind of strategy is most suitable for your blog/website?
In this article I will try to explain several ways to increase potential traffic for our website, either for free or in a paid way. Although there are many ways that we can do, but not all methods can match the type of blog/website that we have. We must be wise in choosing traffic sources so that the results are maximized.
Increase Blog/ Website Traffic For Free
As I mentioned earlier, we can get traffic to our business site or blog for free. But it takes continuous effort and in the right way so that the traffic we get is what we expect. Here are some ways to increase blog/website visitor traffic for free:
1. Through Blog Walking
Blog walking is the activity of visiting other people’s blogs/websites that are still related to our blog, then leaving comments on that blog/website. There are many blogs that provide a column to leave a website URL for people who comment on their site, this is what we must make the best of it.
Never leave SPAM comments on other people’s blogs because it will only give you a bad image as a blogger or internet marketer. Make it a habit to read articles that are written first before leaving comments so that you understand how to provide comments that are in accordance with the topic of the article.
By commenting well and leaving the URL of our blog in the column provided, then you will get a backlink to your site. In addition, it is more likely that other visitors to the blog will also visit your site when they see your comments. From this blog walking process we can get quite a lot of traffic, but it takes extra effort by commenting on other blogs first.
2. Through Social Bookmarking Sites
Social bookmarking sites were originally created to help netters save the website addresses they like, so that it will be easier for them when they want to open the website in the future. In its development, social bookmarking sites are often used for SEO optimization and also to get traffic. Well, what I write here is the direct traffic from Social bookmarking, not its effect on the SEO of a site.
We can save the URL of our blog/website or blog post URL to social bookmarking sites, in the hope that other users will be interested in the URL that we submit and visit our site with the social bookmarking media. In addition, social bookmarking sites also often get traffic from search engines. So, I think the possibility to get traffic from social bookmarking sites is quite potential and should be put to good use.
3. Through Social Media Sites
Many people say, now is the era of social media and that is very true. The growth of social media users in Indonesia alone has experienced a very significant increase. Plus the development of smartphones in Indonesia has been very fast. Most smartphone users must have accounts on social media sites, at least one of the social media sites. Well, of course this is a big enough traffic potential for us blog/website owners.
Businesses that are popular on social media will definitely have no trouble getting the attention of other social media users. That is why many businesses experience increased profits after they optimize social media for their business. Some of the social media that are often used to get traffic are Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Actually there are still several social media that can be used, but based on my experience, the 6 sites I mentioned are the most popular social media.
4. Via the Forum Site
Discussion forum sites are often used by internet marketers as a medium to get traffic to their business blogs/websites. There are many forum sites that allow links in threads or in the signatures of their members. Of course, this should be put to good use.
One thing we must pay attention to is to maintain a good name in the forum, read the rules in the forum before taking further action. Don’t create useless threads or threads that can tarnish your reputation. Take advantage of the forum signature link facility as well as possible, take advantage of the link facility in the forum thread properly. There are some forums that don’t allow links in threads, don’t break those rules.
Some of the forums that I recommend to get traffic and backlinks are entrepreneurs.co, bersocial.com, forum.kompas.com, forum.detik.com, kaskus.co.id, and others. There are still many forums that we can use to get referral traffic, but I recommend focusing on some of the forums that have the most potential for your business.
5. Guest Posting on Other Blogs
There are many blogs that provide opportunities for other people to submit articles/content and post links on their blogs. Of course the articles / content that we post on the blog must match the criteria they specify. We can put a link to our business site in the author section, some blogs allow their authors to post a link in the article. In addition to providing SEO effects, referral traffic from these blogs is certainly quite a lot, especially if we write articles on well-known blogs.
Actually there are many other free ways to get visitors to our site. But the five ways that I have mentioned above are actually very good if we can optimize them. I myself focus on these four ways because in addition to providing direct traffic, the four methods I have mentioned above have proven to have a good SEO impact on my blog. Good SEO will certainly allow our site to get free traffic from search engines, such as Google.
Increase Blog/ Website Traffic With Paid Ways
For those of you who don’t want to wait for the optimization process for free, then the paid way can be done to get traffic to your blog/business website. Advertising in several media can have a very good impact in increasing traffic, but in order not to be too wasteful, it’s a good idea to choose media that are really effective and in accordance with the target business site. Here are some ways to increase blog/website visitor traffic in a paid way:
1. Placing Ads on Social Media
Facebook is the most effective social media for advertising because the conversion of ads on this social media has proven to be very good. In Facebook Ads we can choose the target audience that best fits the category we need, this is what will affect the effectiveness of the ads that we install.
Based on my experience, placing ads on Facebook Ads is very easy to do. We can set how much budget we want to spend for an ad click, and we can also set the target audience according to our business.
2. Placing PPC Ads
Google Adwords is the most famous PPC advertising media provider company today. This Google-owned company already has a large number of advertisers and publishers around the world, including in Indonesia. The advantage of Google Adwords is that the ads that appear on their publisher sites are ads that match the article.
I personally have never advertised on Google Adwords, but there are many testimonials from their advertisers who say they are satisfied with Google Adwords services and have a positive impact on their business. Well, for those of you who want to get potential traffic to your business site, there’s nothing wrong with trying Google Adwords.
3. Placing Ads on Online Classified Ad Sites
Another way to get traffic to your blog/business website is to take advantage of classified ad sites. Actually there are many classifieds sites that provide classifieds space for free, but I prefer the paid ones because usually the results are much better than the free ones.
We don’t have to do all the marketing strategies to get traffic to our site. We must understand about our own site first, that way we can know which strategy is more effective to increase visitor traffic to our blog/website.
Sometimes the free way is quite effective, but in many cases, the paid way is faster and more effective in providing potential traffic to our blog / business website. In addition, we must also pay attention to matters related to the quality of our website, such as content quality, navigation system, loading speed, and others. Hope this article helps.