10 PERFECT STEPS TO BOOST YOUR WEBSITE TRAFFIC FOR FREE

10 PERFECT STEPS TO BOOST YOUR WEBSITE TRAFFIC FOR FREE
10 PERFECT STEPS TO BOOST YOUR WEBSITE TRAFFIC FOR FREE

Website Traffic; Boost it Now!!

It is true that no one is an island of knowledge but the knowledge you get from your past experiences matters a lot in your life. From the experiences i gained while managing my first website, I present to you some great tips that will help you be that successful blogger you have always wanted to be.

What is going to be my benefit at the end of this article?

Yesoo! today is going to be a  day never to forget because at the end of this article, you are going to be a potential blogger with over 10,000 visitors monthly, this is only if you are going to apply at-least 80% of what you are going to learn from this article.

What is our topic for today?

You should have known our topic for today!, well i bring to you 10 PERFECT STEPS TO BOOST YOUR WEBSITE TRAFFIC FOR FREE.

Before we continue, you should first ask yourself this question “What Is Website Traffic ? “, this is because for the sake of newbies reading this now, it is eminent for you to know firstly what a website traffic is before knowing how to boost it.

Website Traffic:

According to Wikipedia, a website traffic is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a website. Therefore a website traffic is determined by the number of visitors and the number of pages visited.

In Layman understanding, we can say that a website traffic is the amount of visitors received by a website, which will lead us to say that our topic today is simply the “10 perfect steps to attract more visitors to your website”.

So what are those 10 perfect steps to take ?

Blogging:

Today, many businesses/companies are present online through their websites, yet none of their customers have noticed their online presence except those working with them. It is not all about having a website that makes people know that you are there rather it is all about reaching out to them, so, the question that comes next is “How do you reach out to them ?”.

The easiest and simplest way to reach out to your customers is through your “Blog“, For example, if you have a company that deals with sales of electronics and you have a website, your website is not enough to reach out to all your customers, you also need a blog where you can guide them on how to use your products, either through “How to articles” or “How to videos” posted on your blog.

Through the blog you also communicate more with your customers to know more of their problems and what they really want from your products, also through your blog you inform your customers on the latest improvements on your products.

By keeping them informed always, they in-return will be visiting your blog always in seek of the latest info thereby boosting your website traffic.

Note: It is necessary to always keep the consistency rule in blogging.

Write Quality Contents:

In order to achieve higher page rank in search engines thereby improving your website traffic, you must always post good and original content on your website/blog. Don’t just go to the internet to copy and paste another person’s article on your website, that will only bring nothing but penalties for you. Even if you want to write on a topic someone has written before, you can take the person’s article as a guide/reference rather than using it verbatim. Rephrase each line of the article, surf the internet and add new ideas to the article and remove unnecessary ones, make the article more valuable and original. then you can be proud to call it your own article.

Also you have to put in mind is that your articles must have “very catchy titles“, let the title attract new visitors to your website/blog and mind you that the titles must correspond to the article.

Another important tip here is that you must arrange your posts with heading and sub-headings, the H1 tag i.e

for the title heading while the h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 for the rest of subheadings (this improves your website SEO).

 

Finally let your content always encourage visitors to linger on the site, viewing many pages in a visit thereby boosting your website traffic.

Share Your Articles/Posts On Social Media Sites:

Today we have  lots of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. These websites have high traffic and your work is to channel those traffic to your site by posting your newly published articles on those social media sites, these will help you reach lots of audience that will in-return visit your website thereby boosting your website traffic. But before you post on those sites, you must first create an account with them.

The next tip under this sub-topic is that you must find the perfect time to share on the social media sites i.e don’t share your post when you know that most of your friends on those social media platform aren’t around, always share when they are around so that they can click and visit at once.

Paid Advertising:

One example of paid advertising is PPC (Pay Per Click) also known as CPC (Cost Per Click),  it is an internet advertising model used to direct traffic to websites in which an advertiser pays a publisher (typically a website owner or a network of websites) when the ad is clicked.

Websites that offer PPC are;

  1. Google (Google Adword)
  2. Microsoft Bing Ads
  3. Facebook Ads and
  4. Twitter Ads etc.

Note: This is not a mandatory step to take in other to boost your website traffic though it is effective, but if you have the money, then i suggest you go for it by clicking directly on the above links.

Placement Of Site In Search Engine:

By manually adding your site to site engines, it makes it possible for your website/blog to appear in several search engines showing off its catchy titles, thereby reaching out to lots of people that will visit your website/blog. Click on the link to place your site/blog in several search engines Click Here” to submit your website/blog to upto ten (10) search engines.

Non Internet Based Advertising:

Everything is not internet, internet cannot do everything for you. if you are marketing your content or you want people to visit your website so as to improve your website/blog traffic, and for them to see and buy your products, then you also have to advertise through other means like;

  • Sharing of your business fliers with your website/blog URL printed on it.
  • Face to face advertisement
  • Give out your complementary cards
  • Tell your friends to inform others and finally
  • Help and solve other people’s problems and advice to contact you via your website/blog.

 Great SEO:

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is nowadays more important than ever. Search Engine Optimization is a set of rules that is to be followed by website/blog owners in order to optimize their websites for search engine thereby increasing the quality of their websites by making them user friendly, faster and easier to  navigate.

SEO improves website’s search engine ranking and also website traffic.

Note: if two websites are selling the same product, the search engine optimized website/blog is likely to get more customers than the site with no SEO, Good SEO always goes with good content.

Comment On Other Blogs:

Always make sure you leave thoughtful comments on other people’s  blogs (with your website/blog URL under the comments), the more you do this, the more you help solve other people’s problems. I bet you nobody will tell them to visit your site yet they will be flooding your website with the mindset of receiving more solutions to their problems.

Organize Seminars:

When i say “Organize Seminars”, it isn’t mandatory if you don’t have the strength, courage and finance to do it, but i must tell you that the effect, i mean! how your web traffic will boost is going to be like magic to you, so i suggest you go for it if you must boost your website traffic in a miraculous way.

Organizing Seminars is not just gathering individuals, teach them one or two things and in return ask them to visit your site. You must teach, train and practicalize on the few topics, even if is only one topic. i tell you, provided you treated them well and they grabbed some skills from your seminar, no one will even tell them to visit your site/blog, they will be the ones asking for your website and email address.

Okay, assuming you had about 200 persons around during the seminar and eventually only 100 chooses to visit your website/blog. My dear, that 100 persons will continue to visit your site provided you keep updating your blog with informative posts.

Finally, be the Promo Type:

Yes!, if you want your visitors to keep visiting your site everyday, then you must be the promo type of man or woman. For example, let them know that any purchase they make on your site comes with an extra reward which can simply be in form of “Free E-book” of very interesting topics.

I believe there are still a lot of inspiring tips that will help attract more visitors to our websites, but i promise you only if you will apply 80% of this ones, then you are definitely going to experience the miraculous traffic invasion.

Also, fell free to share your own idea through the comment box below. Thanks for empowering yourself.

BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE MAJOR TERMINOLOGIES USED IN WEBSITE DESIGNING

Comprehensive website terminologies
Comprehensive website terminologies

WEBSITE TERMINOLOGIES:

It is quite normal and healthier to build a house with a strong foundation, i.e. before thinking of your dream mansion; you have to first think of its foundation, the same goes to developing a website without having its basic knowledge.

In everything we do in life, we should try to know its basics. There is this my good friend that can actually design a basic website with few CMS programs especially with “Dreamweaver” and he calls himself a professional web developer, but his major problem is that he knows few or nothing in the theoretical aspect of web developing and this really gives him hard times, if you ask him the meaning of “Website” he can’t be proud enough to render the correct meaning. So, this was one of the major reasons why I compiled this.

First, we start by outlining the major terminologies used in website/Blog designing.

Terminologies:

Website Blog Domain Name Webhost
Domain Registrar Nameserver Web-page Indexing of web-pages
RSS HTML Backlinks FTP
CMS Plugins CSS PHP

EXPLANATIONS:

Website:

A website which can be written  in three ways “Web site, Website and Site” is a set  of  related web pages typically served from a single web domain, it is hosted on at-least one web server, accessible via a network such as internet or private local area network through an internet address known as a uniform resource locator (URL). All publicly accessible websites collectively constitutes the World Wide Web (www).

Blog:

A blog also known as weblog is a term used to describe discussion/informational websites that maintains continuous information, it features links to other articles on other websites.

Domain Name:

A domain name is simply an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority control within the internet. Example of a domain name: ceeceecomputers.com is my own domain name, so whenever you here of a domain name, just know that it is just that name you use to identify yourself or your business online.

Web-host:

Assuming we bisect the term “Webhost” “Web + Host” i.e. “Web” for Website while “Host” for Hosting so combining the two together “Website Hosting” is just the process of hosting a website.

This brings us to the former  term “Webhost”, is the company that hosts website for their clients i.e. the companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing internet connectivity typically in a data center.

The scope of webhosting services varies greatly but the most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting.

Domain Registrar:

This is a commercial body responsible for the management and reservation of internet domain names. E.g. of domain name registrars; Registeram.com,  Godaddy, Hostgator e.t.c.

Nameserver:

It is a software server that implements a network service for providing responses to queries against a directory service.

A Nameserver translates an often humanly meaningful text-based identifier to a system internal i.e. using DNS (Domain Name System) servers as an example, its function is to translate the domain names and hostnames into the corresponding numeric internet protocol (IP) addresses.

The translation is made possible by pointing the domain name to your hosting nameservers.

Web Pages:

Known as the building blocks of websites, they are documents typically written in plain text with formatting instructions of hypertext Markup Language (HTML, XHTML), they are accessed with HTTP.

RSS:

Rich Site Summary abbreviated as “RSS” is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their contents as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it. RSS allows bloggers/website owners to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites they are interested in. So many sites offer RSS feeds.

Indexing of Web-Pages:

Also known as web indexing or internet indexing simply refers to various methods of  telling search engines about your new web-pages therefore making it possible for your audience to find all your web-pages on search engines even if they don’t actually know the right “page url”. Google search is one example of search engines.

HTML:

Known as HyperText  Markup Language is the standard markup language used in creating web pages, which can be read by web browsers giving a visible web pages as the output.

Designing of web-pages involves mainly the use of HTML and CSS s ometimes PHP. HTML gives the “structure” while the CSS gives the “styles”. HTML begins with <html> and ends with </html>.

Backlinks:

Also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks and inward links, are incoming links to a website or webpage. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web node (web page, directory, website, or top level domain) from another web page.

FTP:

File Transfer Protocol is a standard network protocol in form of computer software used to transfer computer files from one host to another host over an internet connection. Example: We use Filezilla, Classic FTP e.t.c to transfer our web pages/files from our local server (the computer used in creating the web-pages) to your domain hosting company server.

Note: All files that you want to be visible online should be uploaded in “public_html” directory.

CMS:

This is Content Management System, a computer application that gives room for editing, modifying, organizing, deleting and publishing of webpage contents. CMSs are often used to run websites containing blogs, news and shopping carts, many web designers/developers use CMS just to escape the hand coding process of managing content. Examples of CMSs are {Dreamweaver, Joomla, WordPress} e.t.c.

PLUGINS:

This is a particular software component that adds a specific feature to an existing software application. Plugins extends and expands the functionality of CMS.

Example of plugins: Web browsers plugins which can be “search engine, virus scanners, and Adobe flash plugins” e.t.c. conclusively plugins helps to expand the functionality of the web-browsers.

CSS:

Which is known as the “Cascading Style Sheets” is used in giving a html layout its “design and styles” needed i.e. its look and formatting (layouts, colours and fonts).

PHP:

PHP is also a scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP codes are mostly mixed with HTML codes. A PHP code is processed by a PHP interpreter.

Conclusion:

Website development  is a very interesting course/profession and also very easy to learn provided you started from the basic to the advanced.

HOW BLOGGING INCREASES WEBSITE TRAFFIC

how blogging increases website traffic
how blogging increases
website traffic

NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOGGING:

Clients should always take their time to regularly post on their websites via blogging, this is because more blog posts and new contents steadily boost website traffic.

MAKE OUT TIME FOR IT:

Some persons find it difficult to take a minimum of 20 minutes to add a new post to their websites, this means that they are not dedicated and don’t value their blog therefore wasting their time, money and other resources.

CONSISTENCY:

Consistent adding of post/contents to your blog helps your website to increasing its presence on search engines and it is known that the more your website appear on search engines, the more visitors you get each day. This  thereby increases your websites traffic.

It is not true that your post must be perfect or nearly to perfection before you can post on your blog, bloggers that practices this most times find it difficult to consistently post on their blog. Post on your blog first, then you can edit it later.

Consistency is always the key to blogging, you should just make sure you give out a post a day in order to adhere to that consistency rule.

Although you can still be successful as a blogger even when you post twice in a week, these days according to google, it doesn’t really matter “how many post” but the uniqueness/originality of those posts which can draw original/unique traffic to your site. Also, the SEO rating of the contents etc.

CONCLUSION:

In conclusion, it is better to blog daily with a minimum of one post than posting multi post yet breaking the consistency rule.

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