Friday, September 28, 2007

Start Driving Traffic to Your Web Site Today

If you want to have a thriving and vibrant website, then you need traffic, period. Yes, you can run a web site without any traffic, but thats like running a restaurant without wanting customers. So how do you go about generating free traffic hits? Well, it really isn't all that difficult. All you need is some ideas and a bit of ambition.

To improve web site traffic, you need to use the right techniques. Some techniques will work better than others, and it is your job to find out which ones are the most effective for your site. If you're new to website creation and traffic generation, then you are going to want to start small. Begin by learning 1 or 2 of the easier methods and start utilizing them.

In this case, you should try writing articles and using forums to start promoting your website.

Writing articles is not as hard as some people make it out to be. You don't have to be a college graduate with an IQ of 150 to write an informative article. If you can type and do research, you can write an article. The best advice anyone can give you is to write about things you feel passionate about. You could very well write about something you know nothing about, but that would take much more time due to all the research you'd wind up doing. On the flip side, if you were to choose a topic you knew intimately, the words would spill out faster and faster as you go along. Basically, it's just easier to write about things you like.

The great thing about article marketing is that you don't have to write 10 pages to get traffic. A short, little 350-500 word article will do just fine. After all, not many people like reading page after page of information when the point could have been simply made in just a couple hundred words.

In order for an article to bring in traffic it has to contain your website URL. This is usually done by inserting a link in your resource box, which is located at the bottom of the article. The link is usually accompanied by a quick attention grabbing sentence that urges readers to click. If the person reads the article top to bottom, it is very likely that he/she will click the link and visit your site. But then again, the article has to be good enough for the reader to actually read it from top to bottom; otherwise, the article won't generate any free traffic hits. With that being said, be sure to keep your sentences coherent and try not to bore the reader. Keep it as interesting as possible.

Using forums is another great way to start promoting a web site. Not only can it bring in tons of free traffic hits, but it can also be a valuable source of information. The most important factor in utilizing a forum is building trust. If you join and start spamming away with your weblink, you will be ignored and most likely banned. So instead of spamming, try to contribute to the forum in your own way.

Building trust can be a long process and it usually isn't as fast as article writing. However, once the other members believe you know what you are talking about, you're set. If someone perceives you as an expert, they will follow your advice and believe whatever you tell them (usually). By simply commenting on a website or a product, you can get the reader interested enough to visit the site and/or even buy the item. Generally speaking, it takes quite awhile to build up this "godly" type of trust, but it is definitely worth it in the long run.

You now know 2 very effective methods of traffic generation. If you want to start driving traffic to your web site today, then you should begin utilizing these techniques right now! Stop wasting time and create that traffic superhighway you have always wanted!

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