10 Free Ways to Increase Your Website Traffic
Traffic website begets traffic website. Meaning the more people you attract to your website, the higher your ranking on a search engine, which leads to more people visiting your website. Eventually, some of this traffic will convert people merely viewing your website to people actually paying for your products on your website.
This article will show you 10 ways on how to increase your website traffic completely for free!
- Create an account on Google My Business.
This way you are increasing your search visibility and letting your audience know where you are. With 1 click, searchers will be redirected to your website to view more of your content.
- Use long-tail keywords in your SEO.
Long-tail keywords are the future of SEO, where voice searches will be the norm and typing and texting will be things of the past. Furthermore, the majority of web searches target long-tail keywords so if you haven’t included long-tail keywords in your SEO yet, you’re passing up a major traffic-increasing opportunity.
- Use internal linking.
Link webpages within your own website to other webpages on your site. This way you increase the time people spend on your website (dwell time) by getting them to keep clicking on links to webpages within your site in order to keep reading your content.
- Use social media.
Post your content - any articles or webpages with new information - on your social media channels. This was you are sending people who view your posts on different platforms to your website, thus increasing your traffic.
- Send out emails
Start creating your email lists and use an email marketing tool such as MailChimp (which is actually free for 12,000 emails per month and 2,000 subscribers). Adding your website’s link to your content on a clear, obvious button with a CTA (call-to-action) will drive people who read your emails to your website.
- Use catchy meta title tags and descriptions.
Your webpage meta title tags should reflect exactly what your webpage is about and contain your keywords. The meta description tags need to be interesting enough to capture your audience’s attention. Be sure to include a CTA and not go over 160 characters.
- Check your website speed.
With today’s internet speeds, people tend to turn away from slow-loading webpages, which leads to high bounce rates. Large images and high quality videos may slow down your webpage speed, but so can bulky webpage design.
- Content marketing all the way!
If you create awesome, new, up-to-date content, people will want to read what you have to say and websites will want to link your website. This way you gain referrals and backlinks- both of which increase the traffic to your website.
- Check out your competitors.
Try the “Skyscraper Technique”; look up your competitors and take the content they made and enhance it, then ask the competitor’s backlinks to link to you instead.
- Make sure your website is responsive.
Your website must open on mobile devices and still look, feel and work great. Zooming in and out and moving left and right to view content will exasperate users and cause them to leave your website. With more and more people using their mobile devices over desktops, you need to be able to reach them and give them a positive user experience in order to increase your traffic.