I get it, you need to learn how to increase your website traffic for immediate results!
When people don’t know how to boost traffic to their site, they’ll take to Google.
They search for tips and tricks only to be flooded with thousands of different strategies, triggering information over-load.
It’s difficult to choose which source of traffic to focus your efforts.
Today we’ll show you 6 traffic generation tips that work. If you’re struggling with website traffic then this article will be perfect for you.
You’ll learn exactly how to boost your website traffic by the time you finish reading. Let’s begin.
How to Boost Your Website Traffic:
Let’s start with social media and get right down to the big two: Facebook and Twitter!
1. Check Out Facebook Groups:
Social media is the best source for fast traffic.
The only problem is that marketers often forget to share their links on social media. Or they share the link but don’t write an attractive headline to make people want to click on the post.
Also, make sure you share your articles in groups with active members. There’s a lot of auto-bots on Facebook and that won’t help bring in live visitors to your site.
As a marketer, that’s a total waste of time!
You want to get your link in front of people who want to read it. That means if you write about fitness, find groups where people talk about fitness, and so on.
You’ll be surprised how targeted some Facebook groups can be!
Let’s also not forget about sharing the link on your personal or business account as well as your business’ Facebook Page.
Need help setting up a solid Facebook Page? Then check out our guide on How to Set Up a Business on Facebook.
2. Use Twitter:
I think every business, no matter how large or small, should be on Twitter because not only is it an awesome tool to keep in touch with customers.
But did you know that Twitter also provides interesting insights into your target demographic.
Sharing your latest article or website link on Twitter is always a good idea and I also recommend pinning the link to your profile page so it remains at the top of the feed.
If you need help with social media, read this post; how to promote your business using social media.
Don’t Forget Hashtags:
Let’s also not forget about hashtags! Be generous with hashtags!
I also recommend creating an image for the article and uploading it to Twitter, Tweets with images are more likely to be shared than Tweets without images.
It’s also just a nice way to let people know what you’re sharing because we all know sometimes links on Twitter lead to spam or virus-filled websites!
To boost website traffic, share articles on Twitter.
3. Stumble Upon:
Stumble Upon is a social media platform that has been around for awhile but most marketers don’t take advantage of it’s features. The purpose of Stumble Upon is to provide the user with interesting articles based on specified interests and topics.
Members select what they would like to read articles about and hit the “Stumble” button and a random article or media is loaded for their pleasure.
Creating a following on Stumble Upon is much like any other social media platform; create interesting content and follow other members.
If you focus on sharing interesting content (it doesn’t necessarily have to be YOUR content) then you’ll slowly build up a following and more people will check out your links.
It’s worth a look!
Pinterest is another cool social media platform that has potential to bring in fast quality traffic. It focuses on the visual aspect of articles, images and other content.
In other words, in order to get anywhere with this social media platform, one must learn how to create quality images that create a meaningful impression.
Once again, this is where learning how to write intriguing article titles comes into play!
You want to create “Pins” on boards related to your website’s topic, share the pin, and include the source of the article (the website you want people to check out).
Get enough followers, and Pinterest can be a great way to boost your website traffic!
Thought Instagram was just for pictures of models? Think again!
It’s true Instagram does not allow you to post live links in your picture’s description but that doesn’t mean you can’t put it somewhere else.
With Instagram, the point is to create pictures that make people check out your profile, and that’s where you can include a link to your website.
Read this post to learn how to promote products on Instagram.
I think creating images for Instagram is quite fun and everyone should try it.
There are a lot of businesses that get most of their clients from this social media platform alone. Let’s also not forget that it’s a perfect way to advertise a new deal or discount.
Just remember, the image needs to point people to your profile page, it needs to make them want to click on your profile and view your details so that they can find your website.
It takes a bit of work but once you get the hang of creating images you can use them on all your social media accounts to really boost your website traffic.
6. Hook Up with Wealthy Affiliate:
One of the many features I love about Wealthy Affiliate is that it lets you include a link to your websites on your profile page.
In this sense, it’s much like other social media platforms, maybe even better because of the tight links everyone has and the level of interaction.
There’s also a section where you can share your article links and exchange blog comments with people. There’s even a feature that you can use called Site Comments that is a kind of pay-it-forward tool for website comments.
Definitely one of the most valuable online business tools I have come across!
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Need More Content: Think Comments…
Wealthy Affiliate’s comments aren’t just a few words of spam, members take the time to share their real thoughts with you.
If you didn’t know, that’s an awesome way to collect feedback as well as increase your post rankings and site trust, which of course, leads to increased website traffic.
Engage Your Website Users:
To create a successful online business, constructive feedback is important.
There’s no way to get that feedback unless you actively ask for it (something that most people fail to do).
If you work on collecting feedback for your website, that will put you ahead of the curve. You’ll be miles ahead of people who have to learn what people like and don’t like based on trial and error.
In other words, you’ll be able to smash your competition!
So yes, Wealthy Affiliate is many things, it’s not just an online business training center, it’s also a close-knit community of marketers and a source of traffic.
How to Increase Your Website Traffic for Free:
In the next section I’m going to tell you exactly how I boost website traffic and it doesn’t cost me a penny.
It’s a very simple strategy that involves the above social media platforms and you’ll notice a huge spike in traffic.
Sometimes you’ll see the traffic in a day or two, most of the time it’s immediate (depending on the size and quality of your social profiles).
Here’s the List:
1. Write an In-depth, Keyword Targeted Article:
Don’t know how, here’s our Free Targeted Traffic eBook to teach you all you need to know.
2. Create a Cover Image for that Article:
Need an easy service to help out? Use Canva, that’s how I make all of mine.
3. Use that Image:
Publish the article with the cover image as the first image in the article (or the “Featured” image).
4. Grab and Share You Post Link:
Grab the link and share it on your Facebook page, profile, and a few targeted groups. The image should automatically be fetched from your website for Facebook.
5. Take You URL and Tweet It:
Create a new Tweet and attach the image and leave the link in the description. Be generous with hashtags.
6. Submit the link to Stumble Upon:
7. Pin the link with Pinterest and make sure the image looks good:
8. Upload the image to Instagram with the Same Hashtags Used on Twitter:
9. Share the link in Wealthy Affiliate’s Commenting Platform:
Remember, increases social interaction and increase number of comments improves search rankings. Comments actually ad more content to your site 😉
10. Sit Back and Watch the Traffic Come In:
That’s 10 simple steps to boost your website traffic that you can complete within 30 minutes!
And if you have a decent following on the above mentioned social media websites, you could potentially receive thousands of hits in a matter of minutes.
That’s real people who will likely buy products from your website or share it with their friends! It’s really a powerful and simple strategy that can work wonders for your website traffic and online success.
You Just Have to Do It:
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The information provided in the program is more than any marketing expert can teach you!
Now you know how to boost your website traffic.
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Conclusion on Boosting Traffic:
Fast traffic is possible but I suggest that you also focus on the long-term. That means writing keyword targeted articles that will bring in traffic from Google.
It’s the most stable type of traffic and it eliminates the need to visit all of the above mentioned websites to share your links. I recommend both strategies!
If you are confused about anything or would like me to explain further, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll be more than happy to respond.
P.S. Got any ideas you’d like to share on how to boost your website traffic, we’re all ears 😉
Yatinder Tandon says
A very good and highly informative article with so many embedded articles meticulously compiled.
I use your Blog like Training material and almost every day I use to go through 3-4 articles/posts at random.
Well Todd, now I wish to add here that I was suffer-ring from severe back pain around 2 years ago. I consumed several medicines/painkillers with ointments for relief but all in vain. I am now aged 51 yrs from India. My X-Ray report also revealed slip disc 6-7 causing me severe lower back pain
But, all above worked very slow and I never got a real and satisfactory relief till last time app. 2 and half year back while my concerned surgeon made me ready for disc operation. The idea of surgery was fearful as I never had previously in my life. But Before doing so, he gave me last advice to use some physiotherapy exercises. If they work well, then surgery could definitely be avoided or postponed.
Hence, as per doctor’s advice, I started doing only few 4-5 selectively chosen physiotherapy exercises although with little hope and trust.
But, to my surprise, my I amazingly recovered within a month and never felt a severe pain. It may be not 100% I claim but still confidently 80-90% relief I got from all time never ending killer pain. From there onwards, I never used single medicine except calcium doses before sleep for giving strength to bones and continued doing those 4-5 physiotherapy exercises I mentioned in addition to few more selective Yogic exercises. Till now, I have no problem except sometimes walking long distance in my Railway job.
So now, keeping this in view, I wish to create one health blog specifically focused on this problem and wish to incorporate several natural herbs/products etc, ways to cure/reduce pains. Although, it may not be like a medical Blog where I can not compete even to slightest extent with a medical processional but wish to thrive on natural products, Yogic exercises etc. Can you please suggest me some ways for successfully implementing this idea. As aware, it will definitely take time to get people’s attention and monetizing but for now I at least wish to be a good starter.
I will try to work out all methods as learn t.
Thanks, have a great day.
Thanks for sharing your story and I completely understand where your coming from. My recommendation is nothing different, especially in your situation.
Your intention is good to help others with your knowledge. And you can certainly do this easily enough, you just need the training to do the keyword research correctly and then create content that should be pretty easy to rank based on your niche.
For step by step instructions, daily classes, and incredible support, you can sign up for a Free Membership with Weatlhy Affiliate. If you’re serious about this, I’d just go Premium and just get to it.
Take advantage of the all inclusive training center.
If you sign up I’ll get you a great training on branding your business correctly from the start. It’s perfect before you invest in a domain name, etc.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Great article and thank you for sharing! I’m learning more about website traffic and really appreciate the info.
I didn’t think social network such as twitter, Instagram, could be good platforms to increase traffic, but after I read your article, I understood why it’s important.
I am a newbie with online business and starting to learn a lot lately, but now I have to learn about social network too. Lol.
I know Shaw, I was like you too. As a matter of fact, Facebook was about the only thing I used to keep track of friends from traveling, etc..
But if you want to maximize your website traffic, you’ve got to dedicate a little time each day to develop your social profiles.
Each day as you build them you’ll add your posts and that will create a positive result on the total traffic that your website receives.
You also are adding positive back links to your site that search engines will like an this will also improve your post rankings and site authority.
Very good post I learned a lot on boosting website traffic with social marketing. I will be the first to say I didn’t know you could use Instagram to help get your buisnes name out there. I will implement these strategies and let you know how they work out.
Is that wealthy affiliate program you mentioned available worldwide?
Thanks wish me luck.
Good luck Heath and happy to help. Wealthy Affiliate is open world wide. There are 13 or so countries that are not allowed to enter the Free Membership due to a history of spam from these countries.
Wealthy Affiliate is a spam free environment, this ensures that members are not subjected to other members not trying to spam them or sell them something. They have created a really positive environment with the focus on training and developing your online business.
Excellent question. Oh, the blocked members can still join the Premium Membership, just not start off with the Free one. Here’s a comparison chart to see the difference.
Hi again Todd, I told you I loved this article.
In Step #9 you said to share the link in Wealthy Affiliate. You then said to add “it” to your profile page. What is “it”? I am assuming the link since duplicate content would be a no no, Right? Where in the profile page would you put this?
That’s an oversite and editing error on my part. I’ve corrected it. There are several sections at Wealthy Affiliate where you can do comment exchanges that will cause increased traffic, but more importantly, with increased comments comes improved Google rankings and that will lead to more traffic.
WA has a commenting platform and this is what you should really use, you can do a give 2 comments for receiving 1 comment exchange or pay $1 for a comment. Either way you’ll get more traffic, but this technique is again designed to add more content to that post and show search engines like Google that you site is being interacted with. This will cause improved ranking which will bring in more natural traffic.
Thank you for the clarification Todd. Is there anything that Wealthy Affiliate DOESN’T offer?
I know Suzette, I feel the same way. It’s almost difficult to process unless you see WA up front and personally.
I have a question about #2 under your list on what to do to boost your website traffic. You said to use the featured image as the first image in the article, Why?
I may have more questions as I write these 10 steps down in my notebook.
I stand corrected with the last comment. It is step #3 I am referring to. Sorry about that.
Depending on your theme, you may have a featured image. Some don’t and there’s a good amount of evidence that you don’t need a featured image, that it’s better to have a captivating heading and then content in the top area of a page or post when you land on a site. This called above the fold.
Because it’s the first thing visitors will see, you want to engage them with it. I have a theme that only supports Featured Image on every post I create. So I use photos that are interesting or add the title or summation of what the article is about.
In this situation under #2 and some of #3, I’m referring to either having a Featured Photo or having a photo with in the first few paragraphs of your blog post.
This way when you socially share your content on social sites or from your site, your featured or top photo will be included in your post/link that will be displayed on social sites. Facebook will automatically upload the photo and so you will potentially get more clicks since photos get more attention in the old human brain than written word.
Hope that helps,
Thank you for the reply Todd. My themes include a featured image. I use that feature and also tried to add an image above the fold but it looked really stupid.
So your saying, to use either or correct?
You got it!
Thank you Todd, I have been searching all day for information about how to boost my website traffic. Most of what I read I already knew or it was so long and drawn out I got incredibly bored.
This my friend, is just what I was looking for! I have most of those Social Media platforms set up. Stumble will be the one I will have to set up. #6 already applies to me.
I very much appreciate the 10 simple steps that you shared. I really need structure, I need a plan of action to follow, I really needed someone to give me such a list and you delivered.
I can’t wait until tomorrow (it’s getting late) to implement these step and begin to see some traffic at my websites.
I am looking forward to the email updates that I signed up for. I am so glad that I have found you and this website through a google+ post!
Thanks for the awesome feedback, much appreciated. Along with our posts, you’ll get Our Free eBook Learning How To Drive Targeted Traffic To Your Site That Converts.
Apply these strategies to boost your website traffic and than get my eBook and you’ll have a guide to follow for every post you target on your sites.
Awesome! I am excited again. This will be the fire under my behind I have needed LOL.
Very helpful post. I feel a little lost when it comes to getting traffic and I have known that social media could help me but I really didn’t know how to go about it.
I’m going to take your advice and look for facebook groups. Twitter I don’t know I guess I can learn to like it lol.
Anyway good read, thank you.
Hi John, thanks for your feedback, much appreciated. Take a little time and read our Free eBook on How to Generate Targeted Traffic that converts, then make that a part of your daily routine.
Then do the same thing with social media. Follow this guide and work at it for about an hour or two each day and you’ll do great.
Anh Nguyen says
“Seeking immediate results shouldn’t be your number one goal”, I couldn’t agree more on this one, Todd.
While it’s great to boost your traffic fast, it’s important to first think about why you’d need it in the first place as well as who you want to attract to your site. Ending up with thousands of views from people who aren’t interested in your service/ product would be ultimately a waste of time.
As a member of Wealthy Affiliate though, I can testify what a great tool it is to build your online business. Even giving you that extra boost with the SiteComment as you mentioned. 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Great to get your feedback and very true. You want to pick a niche that you know about, a special interest, or even a hobby and then help people who like whatever you like.
You provide content that your niche is looking for that helps them – and you’ve got online income and success down. That’s targeted traffic that converts by reaching out to them freely through Google and other search engines.
Keep it simple and follow a proven system and you’ll do great. Great points Anh, cheers. Todd
Anh Nguyen says
Awesome insights, Todd! I’ll check out the eBook you wrote. 😉
Keep up the great work, man.
Always good to get your feedback. Our Traffic eBook will make everything come together regarding natural rankings in Google, Keywords, and Online Business.