General Internet traffic is vital to any website or business, but it is even more important to direct “targeted” traffic to your site. Targeted customers are ready to buy your products or take some other action related to your site, business or service. It may seem like attracting any traffic to your site is tough because there is so much competition online, but getting targeted traffic to visit your site can be relatively easy – you just have to post in the right places.
Traffic From YouTube
YouTube is a great resource for attracting Internet traffic because it is wildly popular and has a very wide demographic. According to their press statistics, their main demographic is adults between the ages of 18 and 54, and both men and women are included.
There are a number of ways to get traffic from YouTube. One option is to create videos on topics in your niche. A good idea is to create videos that solve problems related to your business. For example, if you ran a music blog, you could create a video describing how to troubleshoot a popular mp3 player. Also, it’s advantageous to target relevant keywords, as well as long tail keywords that tend to be less competitive.
Creating videos doesn’t have to be complicated – all you need is a good quality camera and someone with a steady hand. It’s easy to use information that is already listed on your website in your video, and you may want to incorporate a slide show that includes pictures of your products as well as related background music. These videos are great for attracting people that are already interested in your industry and are likely to visit your website and make a purchase.
Traffic From Guest Posting
One way to get your name out to potential customers is to guest post on other blogs or websites in your niche. Be sure that your content is of extremely high quality – it’s advantageous to help the reader solve a problem in this context as well. A similar option would be to go outside the box and make a video “guest post” instead of a written one.
It’s also a good idea to offer something to customers who read your post and visit your site. For example, if you sell printed items like business cards and flyers, you may provide visitors with a printing guide that offers them information about your company in exchange for their email address. This is a great way to connect with new customers who are already interested in printing and may be ready to place an order.
Traffic From Post On Forums
According to the United Nations telecommunication agency, about 71% of the entire populations of developed countries will have Internet access by the end of 2011. With this kind of usage, it’s almost a guarantee that someone who’s interested in your field will see a post you make on an industry forum.
Forums are often very niche specific, so it should be easy to find one that’s related to your site. The trick is to be helpful and not spammy in your posts. Post solid answers to questions and people will
eventually see you as an authority in your area. Placing links back to your site or blog from your signature is a great way to get more users to visit your site.
Traffic From Fiverr
Fiverr is a service that allows people to buy and sell nearly any product or service for $5. So, creating a report that’s related to your niche and selling it for $5.00 on Fiverr is a great way to attract customers to your site and make a little money. Make sure that the information contained in the report is worth more than $5 so that your customers are left satisfied. Then, tell them where they can go to get more great info (hint: your site).