Not getting enough traffic to your website or blog? Learn how to get traffic for your website using proven SEO techniques and watch the traffic jams begin.
Hi there, I’m Todd from LearnToGrowWealthOnline.com and although I wouldn’t call myself a SEO Guru by any means, at least not yet, I have learned a great deal about how to get traffic for your website.
Better yet, I can teach you the same thing.
I get most of my posts to rank in the first few pages of Google, many on page one, position one, and over 90% of my traffic comes from organic searches.
That’s anywhere from 700 to 1,500 free visitors to one website PER DAY!
What’s Organic Traffic?
If you’re not familiar with the term “organic searches or organic traffic”, this simply means that the traffic is coming from people who are searching something specific using search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
This is also FREE TRAFFIC – This is what you want for your website 😉
Organic Traffic differentiates itself from Paid Traffic because well, you pay to be in the top position of search engines like Google.
Paid traffic is referred to as PPC, or Pay Per Click campaigns (Google Adwords/Bing Ads). You can also advertise on websites like Facebook, etc.
Today we will focus on how to get traffic for your website using sound, reliable search engine optimization techniques that will provide you with fast and long term ranking.
If you apply these strategies, you will quickly improve your traffic and online business/website.
How To Get Traffic For Your Website: Keyword Research
Before you begin writing any article, you need to research your keywords or keyword phase based on the topic of your article.
A keyword phrase is a big part of how search engines like Google will categorize and rank your post.
People rarely type in chunks of keywords anymore when searching online, they use keyword phrases or questions.
For example, which phrase sounds more natural to you?
“How To Get Traffic For Your Website”
“Get Website Traffic”.
Hopefully the first phrase.
This style of searching for something online is much more common these days because it provides better, more detailed search results. As well, it provides the search engine user with a more pleasant user experience.
Let me repeat this statement so it really sinks in…
A More Pleasant User Experience
Friends, the direct success of your business (online or offline) is to have a pleasant user experience, you want to be able to really reach out and connect with your audience.
By focusing on what your customer is searching for in Google, Yahoo or Bing, you can better find your customers and bring them to your website.
This will create traffic and traffic will create sales. Pretty straight forward.
For a detailed breakdown of how to find…
- keyword phrases
- content ideas
- keyword competition
Please see this post – How to Find the Best Keywords for My Website:
You can also check out this video below where I walk you through the basic process of coming up with website content ideas and how to choose the right ones. This ultimately will lead to massive amounts of traffic.
Alphabet Soup Technique Combined With Keyword Competition Video
Read More About The Awesome Keyword Research Tool Jaaxy
Check Out This Post
Keyword Research – Sounds Boring Right:
But it’s not, it’s actually a great way to inspire content ideas and understand how to get your content online and in-front of people.
And isn’t this the point of why you are reading this article in the first place, right?
As touched on in the video above, you want to use what’s called low competition keyword phrases, also know as Long Tail Keywords.
Because it’s much easier to rank low competition keyword phrases versus high competition keywords or keyword phrases.
And even though low competition keyword phrases will have less traffic, they’re much easier to get ranked on page one of any search engine.
And this is the most critical aspect to achieve success with your online business/niche website/blog.
Higher Rankings = More Traffic = More Sales 🙂
In time, this approach will get you on page one in Google under multiple posts and phrases (as well as multiple Keywords), which will equate to an overall increase in your website’s traffic.
If not, check out this graph below to get a better understanding of low competition/long tailed keyword phrases.
If your keyword phrase is highly competitive, you’ll never get ranked and will never see traffic for your website.
For example, let’s look at the keyword phrase I chose for this post compared to a similar phrase I could have chosen.
“How To Get Traffic For Your Website” (What I Chose)
“How To Get Traffic To Your Website”
Using this phrase I can see the following metrics:
Average Monthly Searches: 3,016 monthly searches
Traffic to my site if I’m on Page #1 of Google: 513 visitors per month
Number of Competing Websites using this keyword phrase: 64 websites to compete with
Note: If the number of competing websites (what’s called the QSR in the Jaaxy Keyword Tool) is under 100, even 200, it’s not that hard to get your article to rank if you are writing quality content. The lower the competition, the better 🙂
Now let’s compare my keyword phrase against a similar keyword phrase… “How To Get Traffic To Your Website”
Here we can see that by just changing my phrase “for your website” to “to your website”, ONE SIMPLE PREPOSITION, I have a completely different level of competition for my keyword phrase.
Avoid Highly Competition Keywords:
Here the metrics show me that although my Monthly Searches and Traffic are the same, my level of competition went from 64 competing pages to 262 competing pages.
So I now have 198 less websites to compete with because I chose the keyword phrase “How To Get Traffic For Your Website”.
It would seem obvious to go with “how to get traffic to your website”, but for the same amount of searches and less competition, it’s much more advantageous to go with the FOR and not the TO.
The keyword tool I use to find keyword competition is called Jaaxy, it saves me time, headaches, and my posts rank super quickly.
I actually had one article last month that ranked on page 1 of Google in less than 5 hours using the techniques outlined here in this article.
You can read about the multiple uses Jaaxy offers website owners right here.
How to Increase Your Website Traffic: SEO
To get your website articles ranked using low competition keyword phrases you want to do two things:
1.) Keyword Placement – You need to know where and how to place your keyword phrases within your article.
2.) Write QUALITY Content – You need to write quality content based on your niche, or the theme of your website.
Sounds simple enough, right? Actually it’s not that difficult.
Step #1 – Where and How to place your keyword phrase?
You want to place your keyword phrase…
- In the Title to your Post/Page/Article – Mine would be: How To Get Traffic For Your Website – Piece A Cake
- As your URL – in my case it will be: https://learntogrowwealthonline.com/how-to-get-traffic-for-your-website
- Naturally mention the exact keyword phrase withing the first 156 characters of your opening paragraph
- Place the same phrase 1x as one of your major Head Lines/Headers: H1, H2, or H3
- Add the keyword phrase, if it naturally fits, within the Alternative Text Section within your photos
- Within the last 156 characters of your last paragraph
- And wherever in the article that your keyword phrase NATURALLY fits
After that, don’t focus on keywords at all, just write quality content with the intention of helping your readers. Focus your content on your website audience.
DO NOT TRY to stuff your keyword phrase within your article if it makes the article read poorly. Remember, the key to good rankings is writing quality content for your audience.
With this approach, Google and other search engines will have a good understanding of what your post is about and start to rank your article based on your keyword phrase and relevant content.
Step #2 – How to Write Quality Content
Writing quality content can be tricky at first, but the key is to try to express yourself clearly and write how you naturally speak.
Use good grammar, use your personality, if your funny, add funny content to your topics, if your witty, do the same. But most importantly, and I know I sound like a stuck record, write with the intention of helping people.
Please feel free to check out our helpful post on 10 Easy Writing Tips to Writing Quality Content.
You can also get tons of writing lessons, tutorials, and Webinars for FREE using my #1 Ranked Training Program as well.
Got Content, Keyword Research Complete – Now What?
So you’ve got your low competition keywords in place, your beautiful content lined appropriately with photos to appeal to your readers primal senses, now what?
What do you do after you publish your content?
7 Steps to Increase Traffic After You’ve Publish:
Update the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing) that your content has been posted more quickly, I Fetch my post with both Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools after I edit and publish my posts. Bing manages Yahoo’s search engine as well.
If this information is not registering with you and you still want to put up a website or online business that generates traffic, or you already have a site that’s not generating traffic, don’t wait, get yourself educated and save yourself the time and hassle.
Share your content to a social bookmarking sites – This will give your post added exposure and increased traffic. Only post to one social bookmarking site per post you write, otherwise it comes off as spam.
Social Bookmarking sites to start off with include; delicious.com, folkd.com, reddit.com, etc.
Share your content Socially – Facebook/Facebook Groups, Google Plus/Google Plus Groups, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
Start building your social profiles so that every time you publish new content, you send it to your social sites. What really helps is to be in social groups that are related to your niche.
If your niche is organic foods, then you need to belong to as many organic groups as possible.
If you can get fellow bloggers or niche website owners to read, comment, and socially share your article, all the better. It’s not that hard, just take some time to reach out and get to meet some people that share similar interests as you.
Offer to comment on their site. Then make a quality comment about their post – leave your post and ask them to kindly return the favor.
I guarantee they’ll return the favor in kind. You can easily make some commenting buddies to share and comment on your posts.
Content that is being read and interacted with gets recognized by search engines. This has a positive effect on your rankings which we know will result in increased traffic.
Send a message to your emailing list (Click here to learn more about email lists and email marketing)
– Your message doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a quick note that you’ve put out new content and would love to get any feedback, comments, or social shares on it.
If you’ve got a few extra bucks, pay for a little advertising through Google Adwords, Bing, or Facebook.
This takes some special training to learn how to set up PPC campaigns. Wealthy Affiliate also provides a complete course on how to do this with both Google and Bing.
Bing has less traffic, but you can get some bargain prices on their keyword phrases compared to Google and at the same time, get a good amount of traffic as well.
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I’d advise starting PPC campaigns after you have some comments on your post. This will increase your chances of getting some of your paid visitors to comment and socially share your post as well (more Google Juice!).
Try to create at least TWO Internal Links (from other posts on your website) to the post you just created. This will show search engines that you are an authority in your niche, and your website will come off as a reliable source of information within your specific niche.
Make sure you have 1 – 2 External Links to authoritative websites like Wikipedia.com or CNN.com. Something that is informative and helpful, but doesn’t drive the traffic away from your site to someone else’s.
You’ll get some more Google Juice with this one for sure 😉
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Conclusion of Getting Traffic to You Site:
If you apply these strategies listed above, you’ll see your content rank quickly. As your website grows by adding consistent weekly content to it, your traffic will grow as well.
Keep adding to your social profiles, connect with people in your niche, and grow your website one step at a time.
If you have any other GOOD SEO strategies that you would like to share, please leave a comment below. And if you apply these strategies and they work for you, please come back and let us know.
If you need more in depth knowledge of how to make money blogging or how to build a website that makes money, start with a proper education and start your online business off on the right track.
I really hope you have a better understanding on how to get traffic for your website and that your rankings and traffic will do nothing but go UP, UP, & AWAY!
(Did you catch it, I just put my keyword phase in again within the last 156 characters – SEO At Work)
Wonderful post on how to develop free website traffic through good ole keyword research and quality content. Every online business should have some have keyword researched and targeted posts to reach their specific audience.
Thanks for sharing such insights. Great work. Much appreciated.
robert Lawrence says
I’m just curious about one thing you mentioned,. You talked about low hanging fruit in terms of keywords. I’ve heard this term before and it always confused me slightly because it seems subjective.
I guess if you have a website that ranks really well than pretty much any keyword could be considered low hanging fruit but if you have a brand new website then you will have to lower your standards.
But then if you’re like me and you have a website that is about a year old and get some organic traffic but not much, how do I know what is low hanging and what isn’t? What should I shoot for?
Site age and the amount of content you have based on your specific niche does play a significant roll in how quickly you rank, but in general, always go for low hanging keywords, especially when you first start.
So what I use is Jaaxy as a keyword research tool and I’m looking at the metric called QSR (Quoted Search Results) which is the number of competing websites that are ranking for a specific keyword phrase.
So use Jaaxy or at least check out their free 30 searches to get an idea of what I’m talking about. To learn more about the individual metrics and what they mean, check out this post.
Great post, Todd with some excellent tips on getting traffic. It’s true finding those low competition keywords is vital to achieving good rankings.
I have learned the hard way and am still learning. Sometimes I don’t take the time to do a complete search and I choose keywords that have too much competition and needless to say no first page rankings and no traffic.
I also use Jaaxy and although I make some mistakes, it is easy to use and rapid, the best keyword tool around.
Getting free traffic to our websites is what we are all aiming for and your tips will certainly help out the newbies.
I am also going to try sharing to social bookmarking sites which I did try a while ago but haven’t been doing this lately, so thanks for the reminder.
So pleased I read this article Todd, I needed to be reminded about certain things.
You’re welcome Peter and thanks for your feedback using Jaaxy. I follow this system for every post and it really helps get the traffic going. I don’t rank for everything right away, although this week I published 3 posts and 1 ranked page 1, the other 2 in position 17 and 31, but it really makes a difference.
I’ll have to get over to your blog myself, I always enjoy reading your posts as well. Especially your reviews, super thorough.
Hey Todd, excellent job in explaining how to get traffic for your webiste. The video on finding keywords to rank was excellent.. I was quite impressed. I’ve went over these principles a few times but you lay everything out so well I had to book mark the page!
You bet Christian, glad to have helped. You can always sign up for our email newsletter to get our latest posts.
Once you learn to find low competition keywords that fit what your niche audience is looking for, then it’s just a matter of writing quality content that helps them. Then the traffic will come to your website and so will the sales.
Wish you the best of luck,
Amazing use of diagrams to explain how to use long tail keywords to learn how to get traffic for your website. Your explanations are so in-depth and I really like the examples you’ve given.
Your advice is super easy to follow and breaks everything down in to manageable chunks. I will definitely be bookmarking your website for future reference, I’ve seen lots of amazing stuff on here. Thank you for your truly helpful article on how to get organic traffic using keywords.
Thanks so much, glad you find this post and my site helpful. It seems that is the key to online success, helping people.
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I just wanted to thank you for this post. I’ve been searching for days on how to get website traffic to my blog and I know some of the strategies that you mention here in your post, but this is easily the most complete guide to follow to increase your traffic with good SEO techniques.
I’m bookmarking your site for future reference, hope that’s OK.
Thanks Susan and that’s awesome to hear that your using our post to help improve your rankings and traffic. I’ve been using this structure for all my posts here at Learn To Grow Wealth Online and my traffic continues to increase daily/monthly/yearly.
It also helps if you post consistently on a weekly schedule.
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Nice to hear from you,
Paul M says
Thanks for the excellent post, it’s well put-together, informative and packed with actionable information that ticks all the boxes about adding value for your readers.
What I also enjoy is the two-way traffic regarding the tips you give (and receive!) in the comments section. Being part of a community of folks that are happy to offer their advice and help others is just one of the many benefits of being a member at Wealthy Affiliate. I’m a member too and I look forward to reading more from you as you go forward!
I learned how to get traffic for my website by using the training center of Wealthy Affiliate and a big positive “white hat” SEO strategy is to have good interaction with your website articles by comments and social shares.
Search engines like Google really look at how people are interacting with your site. If we remember that Google’s job is to put the most useful post at the top position that relates to the keyword phrase that people are putting in search engines than this totally makes sense.
The worst thing for user experience is putting in a search term that one is looking for online, only to find irrelevant posts that don’t help us find what we’re looking for.
So if you pick your low competition keyword phrase and really create a quality post based on that phrase, with the intention of helping your readers learn what they’re looking for, you’ll find your post in the top page, if not in the 1st position of Google.
Thanks for your kind feedback about my post and your personal experience with the best online training program, the Wealthy Affiliate Training Center.
I have been studying how to get traffic for my website for quite a while and I really enjoyed your post above any others that I have read online.
I think what your readers need to understand is all the advice you give on this post “how to get traffic for your website” is that this is all white hat (good) search engine optimization techniques that search engines like Google are looking for.
Quality content, correct keyword placement, social and interactive comments and shares, and starting with good old fashioned keyword research. I think keyword research first intimidated me, but once I understood how do it, it was very easy to rank my content quickly.
I notice you advocate and use Jaaxy’s keyword research platform. I do as well and absolutely love it. It makes my job as an SEO specialist so much easier, I rank my content faster and easier using skills taught in this post and Jaaxy.
Great article Todd and thanks for all the helpful information.
You bet Sam, glad to get your feedback and it always makes me feel good to help people improve their online businesses.
Good to hear as well that these techniques are getting you the traffic results to your website that you are looking for. It’s worked for me as well and it’s not very difficult.
Jaaxy has all the training to teach anyone how to find low competition keyword phrases that fit exactly what their niche audience is searching for on a daily basis.
Best of luck and come back anytime, knowledge is power 😉
David Rohl says
Good blog you have here.. I didn’t realize exactly what it takes to drive traffic to a website. I found this post extremely helpful and will be applying your strategies to my site. Thanks again and…
You bet David, glad to help it’s helping others, getting traffic is really based on supplying high quality content to your niche audience, as you follow this guide, stay consistent, you’ll do just fine.
If you need any help on keyword research, go with Jaaxy, their free to try out and it’s one of the best tools in my arsenal for ranking my content. That and the education I received and continue to receive from the Wealthy Affiliate Training Center.
Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! You provide so much beneficial information on how to work online, start websites, affiliate marketing, selling on Amazon and I just wanted to say I’m super impressed with this site. You’re honest and actually care about helping people succeed.
Thanks for all your posts and especially this one. I had no clue how to get traffic to my website naturally versus paying for through the nose via PPC campaigns.
Great work Todd,
Thanks Ellis for your feedback and I’m glad it’s helping you out, please feel free to share any of my posts on your social sites to spread the love.
Highly descriptive article about how to get traffic to your website, I love all the detail and clear explanation of your posts.
Where did you learn how to build natural traffic, what other secrets do you have?
Everything I’ve learned is just good old fashioned honest education from the Wealthy Affiliate Training Center, I just start taking their courses daily, eventually bought the keyword tool Jaaxy and when you combine the info the WA teaches using low competition keywords using the Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool, it’s not as hard as you think to get to page one in Google/Yahoo/Bing.
Thanks for your feedback,
Faraz ahmed says
This was an amazing article on getting traffic to my site which cleared up a few doubts I had about promoting each blog post I write.
Thanks for such a detailed and informative article.
You bet Faraz,
Happy to help, learning how to get traffic is important for any website, but it’s also what you do after you post that makes has a great influence on your current and future traffic that a particular article will receive.
Obviously you need to write quality content for your niche audience, but you also need to develop your social networks, encourage people to comment and participate in your post and then promote what you are writing about.
I’m glad you found this post helpful, I put a lot of effort into it and that really makes me feel good to hear your feedback.
You let me know at Wealthy Affiliate about your post here specifically on ‘How to Rank Content to Increase Your Website Traffic – SEO’. Just wanted to say thank you for the great tips. I ended up reading a lot more because it’s all great stuff! You speak plainly and it’s more than easy to understand.
Hopefully I can get my keywords working much better for me now!
I’m glad this post helped you understand how to get traffic for your website, it can be a little confusing at first. But this information comes directly from Wealthy Affiliate’s training as well as a special Webinar I watched a couple months ago from WA as well.
WA definitely has the whole SEO thing down that’s for sure. One thing I like to use is the plugin SEO by Yoast versus the All In One. That helped understand keyword placement a little better. But WA’s advise of learning keyword research and then writing naturally for your readers is great advise.
I still have a post that sees 1,500 visits/mo and I didn’t even worry about keyword placement, just by using Long Tail Keywords I was able to rank this particular post under 100’s of keywords.
Thanks for your kind feedback and have a great week.
Great article Todd. Explains how to get traffic very thoroughly, all important parts including keywords and using them correctly. Thanks for sharing the info, I hope I can get as much organic traffic soon as well!
Thanks for your feedback, put these practices to test and you’re organic traffic numbers will definitely go up. Understanding keyword competition and then making sure your article is relevant to your selected keywords will make a big difference in your rankings and of course, your traffic.
Have a great day,
Great Article Todd!
That QSR sore is a nice touch and indeed an important factor for this process. I am just a little curious if you have ever tested any of the top social bookmarking sites for effectiveness?
Have you found one or two that appear to work better for getting your content seen than others?
Thanks for your feedback on my post. Excellent question about social bookmarking sites. I would try out some of the top sites like Digg.com, Redditt, StoubleUpon, Newsvine, and Diigo.
Then what you can do to test them after you publish your content is just go into your Google Analytics account.
Once inside, go to Acquisition – then to All Traffic – then click on Source/Medium.
From there, you can scroll down after you’ve posted on one of your articles through the social bookmarking site and see haw many clicks you are getting from the site. Watch it over the next couple days and access which sites are good for your niche.
If you find any secrets out, please come back and share them, we all want to get more traffic for our websites, right 🙂
Best of luck and if you
Nicely done Todd,
You have laid everything out very nice, you offer so much great advice within, your article… Someone who is needing advice on how to get traffic to your site, they have come to the right place to learn how… Well done.
I really appreciate your feedback on my post. My intention was to give website owners/bloggers a easy to follow guide to help them learn how to get more traffic for their websites with good SEO strategies.
I follow these suggestions myself after I publish new content and the system works great.
I think the key is to start with solid keyword research and pick the low competition keyword phrases. Many times you will get multiple keywords ranking simple because you use the longer keyword phrases that will accumulate into more keywords.
Regardless, it’s much easier to rank when the competition is low.
Thanks again for your feedback Jennifer, have a great day,
As a new blogger I found this so informative. I am going to make sure I always follow your suggestions in the future.
Thanks Vanessa, happy to help. If you need any resources for blogging, please check out this post.
I’m sure if you use this post as a guide on how to get traffic for your website each time you write, you’ll see your traffic climb and your return users increase as well.
Best of luck to you and your blog.
This is great informative post, thanks for sharing.
If you dont mind, I would also like to add that by adding one or two outgoing links to authority websites, will also help your authority and ranking
These should link to pages that are related to the content you are writing – a good example would be to a Wikipedia page.
Google likes authority outgoing links, as it shows that you are keeping your readers interests at heart, by leading them off to further information, and also helps the ‘Web’ work
Hope that helps
Thanks so much for your feedback and I can’t believe I forgot that point. Yes, at least 1-2 outgoing link to authority sites. I’ll have to go back and add this to the post. I personally added 4 to this post, although 3 of them were to Social Bookmarking sites. Thanks so much for helping out and great point.
Have a great weekend,
Lureita Worth says
I really enjoyed reading this article on how to get traffic for your website. I learned some new things about the search engines and i am going to check my own site so that i might improve the traffic i have. thank you so much for this educational article.
Thanks so kindly for checking out this post and leaving your feedback. I really appreciate it and it makes me happy that you are able to use some of this information and apply it to your site. Learning how to get traffic for your website isn’t that hard if you follow this simple guide.
Best of luck to you on your site and if you need any help, let me know.