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How to Get Website Traffic Using Articles

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[Editor’s note: We continue our series of web site traffic building strategies by looking at article writing. By writing high quality articles, containing targeted keywords, and then submitting those articles to article directories, you can dramatically increase the number of readers who will see your writing. If you are clever, you will write your articles in such a way that many of these readers will then visit your web site or blog to obtain more information.

Despite the “sky is falling” predictions surrounding Google’s “Panda” update* offered by some traffic gurus, article writing is still a cost effective way to generate traffic – sometimes massive traffic – to your site. Today’s guest article foscues on the “how-to” end of article writing.  Niche marketing writers continue to use this strategy to good effect. What do you think? Let me know if article writing has worked for you, or if you need more information on how to get started writing articles. Feel free to leave me a comment below.  ~Scott]

 

(*Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Google’s “Panda” update Just get busy writing those articles!  ~Scott)

 

By Pat Turman

There are numerous ways to get website traffic and I am going to talk about one of the easiest ways to do it. What I’m talking about is writing articles to generate traffic to your website.

Writing articles with good content around a product or service you are offering and then submitting these articles to article directories is a great way to generate website traffic. However there are three key points you may want to remember.

1. Do good keyword research first. A key component is writing an article around a keyword or keyword phrase that you are using to target your web audience. Say for instance you are selling floormats for a Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV. You need to research via the internet various keywords or keyword phrases that one may use in the search engines to find floormats for this vehicle.

Once you find relevant words and phrases, determine how many searches are being done using those words and phrases, then check out your competition. If you determine those keywords are what you will target then you move on to number two.

2. Write quality informative content around the keywords and phrases in relationship to your product. Again using the example above. You can formulate articles around floormats for different year FJ Cruisers, cargo area mats, rubber mats, carpeted mats, and different color mats. There are many options. A rule of thumb is to write articles that are at least 400 words or more. This gives relevance to your content. As we say content is “King”.

Make sure you write the articles with information that you believe, from your research, your targeted audience is looking for. Make sure you add the keywords and phrases throughout your article so the search engines can find your information.

But don’t stuff you articles with keywords because they will be rejected by the article directories and deemed clunky or unreadable. Try to stay within 1 percent to no more than 2 percent keyword density within your article. Therefore with a 400 word count article you should have no more than 4 keywords.

3. Once you have your articles written then you can start submitting them to different article directories. You will need to set up an account with the directories first. Some article directories are free and some may cost a small fee. I recommend starting off with the free directories to drive website traffic to your site and see how it goes.

Make sure you read the terms and conditions of the directories to know where you can put your links to your affiliate products or your website. By placing links in your article you can direct the viewer back to your website where you provide additional information, offer the visitor a product, or explain your service to them.

Article marketing is a great way to start building links to your website which is a plus in the search engines. As more people find your information, find your information relevant to what they are searching for, and then click through to your website you begin to see an increase in website traffic.

Hopefully you have learned a little more about using articles to increase your website traffic. If you would like more information and find the top 25 article directories to submit your articles to check out my website at Niche Business 101.

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Increase Website Traffic With Facebook – 7 Tips For Free Website Promotion

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[Editor’s note: Continuing with our search for web site traffic, today’s guest article focuses on how to use Facebook to increase traffic to your blog or site. Niche marketers will find this article especially useful since Facebook makes it easy to attract readers who are interested in specific niches. Let me know what you think about using Facebook as a means to drive traffic by leaving me me a comment below. ~Scott]

 

By Deepanjolie Figg

Did you think Facebook was all about finding out who’s dating who and getting tagged in photographs old and new? Think again!

Especially if you are a web business owner, you have a lot to gain from your Facebook account if you can integrate these 7 great Facebook features that can help you increase website traffic – at no cost to you!!

These provide one of the simplest ways to integrate Facebook features to a website. Yes, I’m talking about using the various free social plugins available on Facebook. These only require website owners to adapt a single HTML line for engaging other FB users and then converting them into website visitors is easy.

One of the greatest advantages of using these social plugins hosted by Facebook is that these can be personalized by everyone with a FB account, whether they have signed up with the website or not.

1. Incorporate the FB Like Button on your website

By incorporating the FB Like button on your website, you enable FB users to share pages from your website and make their ‘Like’ public on their FB profile in just one simple click! Most people don’t mind sharing their

2. Integrate the FB Activity Feed on our website

This FB plugin is a cool one that displays to other FB users what their friends find interesting on your website as the Activity Feed shows various likes and comments of website visitors that are logged in with their FB account on your site, making site promotion quick and effective in real-time.

3. Use the FB Recommendations plugin for direct site promotion

The FB Recommendations plugin is a great one for website owners looking for a cool direct marketing tool that is supports a business by suggesting pages on their website that have a high appeal for a particular segment of FB users. This feature helps you gain targeted website traffic and thus, is a good way to give personalized tips to FB users about site pages they would probably like

4. Include the FB Like Box feature in your website promotion efforts

By integrating the FB Like box, website owners looking for effective site promotion can encourage FB account holders to like their Facebook Page for business, enabling these users to view its stream directly from their website. This simplifies sending out promotional business messages in a friendly, fun environment

5. Include the FB Login with Faces plugin for gaining visitor confidence

By including the FB plugin called, ‘Login with Faces,’ website owners aiming at effective site promotion ensure website visitors are confident of their FB friends already having signed up for the particular website, boosting their confidence in the site being a genuine one and encouraging them to sign up also, since this plugin displays profile pictures of the visitor’s friends who have already signed up for the site in question. This acts independent of the login button and is similar to the Facepile button.

6. Enable FB Comments button on your website to increase website traffic

Everyone loves to give their opinion, which is why Twitter and Facebook are such hits, with raves and rants forming a bit part of today’s communication strategy.

So, why not give your website visitors (read potential customers) the opportunity to air their views on your website content via the FB Comments button? Allowing comments on the content of any page of your web platform will generate a healthy debate even in the worst case scenario, which only serves to boost website traffic for you.

7. Use the FB Live Stream option for sharing special events and offers to maximize site promotion effectively

A really effective and free site promotion method integrating FB plugins involves the use of Live Stream feature, which allows users to make real-time shares of their activity and comments when you host a live event and permit them to interact on the website after logging in via their FB account to use this plugin. (Similar to a webinar or participating in a web rock show) Imagine that!

Hire Deepanjolie Figg, freelance journalist with http://www.ewriterz.com to enhance your business presence.

This Ezine Diamond Article Writer will write high quality original articles in your chosen genre, helping you increase readership and publication value.

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How to Get Free Website Traffic

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[Editor’s note: Following up on our theme of generating more traffic for your web site, today’s guest article focuses on three simple, yet proven, ways to get visitors to your site. Many business owners, and niche marketers, complain that traffic counts are down, but fail to take simple steps to reverse the trend. I will be exploring more of those steps in the coming posts. In the mean time, tell me what you think: how is traffic for your site? And what are you doing to increase the traffic counts? ~Scott]

By Dayne Jones

No matter what you are selling or marketing, you can always use more eyes looking at your website. Of course there are ways to pay for traffic to your website and those methods are great but you can still get pretty far on a budget. In some cases, free website traffic is even better than traffic that you pay for. Paid traffic is often more focused on numbers of visits while the free website traffic methods I’m going to show you will be more about quality. Here are my favorite free methods for getting free website traffic:

1. Get on the search engines. Google, Yahoo, and Bing, the 3 major search engines, want to find your website and provide it as a result to their customers. Unfortunately, the search engines don’t necessarily know you exist, especially new websites. Since the search engines are free, you do not have to pay them to get listed, you just have to submit your URL to their listings. It is also recommended to submit your name to the search engines once a month for continued and accurate indexing.

2. “Word of Mouth“. When you have an offline business, you spread the word physically. You tell people about the business, give out business cards, put up signs or billboards, and get your friends and family to talk about your business. The same principle applies to the web. Since the web is a little different, you will follow the same idea but in different ways. You already know that you need to get a facebook and twitter account to connect with the people you know but there are many other ways to get it done. Try going to question and answer sites like Yahoo answers where users submit questions and answers. If someone is asking a question about your industry, answer it and suggest they check out your website. You can even drop a link to your site to make it easier to follow. Not only did you just help someone out, your answer is there for anyone searching the web to find it. This works on forums as well. These days, there is a forum for just about anything. If you can find something related to your industry, join the forum. Become an active member and leave a link to your site in your signature or in every post you submit. Not only have you left valuable information and a link to your site but you’ve also given the search engine more reason to think your site is reputable. If you are participating all over the web in discussion about your industry, the search engines will notice and rank you higher.

3. Make Partners. If you can find other websites or directories dealing with your industry, you can probably get your link on their site. Contact local businesses in your area and link swap with them. Consider contacting your chamber of commerce and getting your link listed there as well. If you have a page called ‘our partners’ and list other local businesses you interact with, they are very likely to return the favor by linking to your site. This will show more people that you exist and impress the search engines at the same time.

These are my 3 favorite ways to get free website traffic. Of course there are other ways of going about it so don’t be afraid to try something new and be creative. As always, if you need to create a website, don’t hesitate to check out WebStarts.com and build a free website today.

At WebStarts, you can make a free website and get online for free.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Dayne_Jones

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