There are many creative ways to increase traffic to your website.
As long as your creating good, original content, you should see a natural increase in traffic.
If you want to help it along, here are 4 quick, DIY ways to improve your website and increase your traffic.
Optimize your content for search engines
Quality articles will get ranked better in search results.
Make sure that your articles address the needs of your readers, and that they can find all of the information they need in one spot.
This is the most effective means for increasing traffic to a website.
There are three main ingredients to a successfully optimized web page or article: your meta title, description and keywords.
This is such a simple thing to fill out when you're publishing a piece of content on your site, so take the time to do it each time, and you'll start to rank for your keywords much faster.
Improving site speed
Improving site speed not only improves visitor satisfaction but it also has a direct influence on your search rankings.
In fact, site speed is one of the few ranking factors Google has confirmed.
Measures you can take to increase site speed include minimize HTTP requests, reduce server response time, enable compression, enable browser caching,
minify resources, optimize images, reduce the number of plugins on the site and so on.
Improve your social media presence
Your social media outlets should function as an extension of your website.
Maintain fun and active Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts that don’t only promote your content,
but serve to build up your personality and profile.
Especially when you share content on Google+, your audiences can see it every time they search Google.
Content shared through Google+ often ranks in regular search results, visible to everyone on the web, regardless of their social connections.
Promote Your Site
- Use calls to action.
Calls to action engage the reader, and helps keep them on the page.
If the readers feel like the site owner is interested in them, they are more likely to continue coming back.
- Interact with readers through feedbacks.
Feedbacks are a great way to stay in touch with your readers.
Respond to good feedbacks on your articles, and use the comment space to ask questions.
- Start a forum. A forum is a place for your site’s community to gather together and discuss everything from your site to anything else.
Active forums are also a great way to become more visible in searches.