By Brian | Fri, 10/07/2011 - 17:46
Do you feel as though your website was created for a ghost town? You will be thrilled to know that there are ways to drive traffic to your site. Sitting back and waiting for people to magically come to your website is definitely a thing of the past. Here are five ways you can get real people to visit your website.
Create a Relatable Website
You may have a very successful business but also a very poor website. One way to drive traffic to your website is to make it look presentable. Web designers are hired to make sure your website looks its best at all time. Sure, you may run into glitches here and there but you need a reliable and presentable website at all times. You should also make your site is relatable to your customers. If they do not find your website useful then they are not going to return time and time again.
Introduce a Blog to Your Site
Blogs are an awesome way to get your site some traffic. People enjoy reading content that they can relate to. For example: Your business makes hair bows for a living. An interesting blog post would be “5 ways to wear hair bows.” Do not just show your customers you have the product(s) they need but also show them you want to communicate with them. Blogs are an excellent resource to let your customers what is going on with your website and future products.
Engage in Conversation
You may notice quite a few people are coming to your site, but are they returning? Take the time to respond to questions you may get on your site. You will be surprised on how much customer service matters even if it is only answering a simple question. Take a few minutes to answer a question and win the trust of a lifetime customer.
Participate in Blog Hops
Blog hops are an excellent way to drive traffic to your site. This is an activity in which you take the time to comment on other people’s blogs. Blog hopping gets the name of your blog and website out there and eventually more traffic. The more people that know about your site, then the more traffic you are bound to receive.
Use Social Media
Twitter and Facebook are your friends and also excellent ways to draw traffic to your site. Millions of people spend their time on Facebook, so meet your customers on their level. If they use social media 99% of the time, then get on board the social media train. You can gain followers and eventually get more traffic to your site.
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