Traffic from Google is great, but will it be worth to depend on any one way? If you ask me the same question, then I will go for a big NO. I wonder how to get so dependent on something, only to find out that your dependence can also give you the greatest grief!
It’s time to realize that there are other smarter ways to generate traffic to your business websites, especially ones that will ensure you don’t have to rely on Google forever.
Here we go with some of the battle proving techniques:
1. Superb content:
The first step to any traffic strategy is to create in-depth content around one subject. This is the best way to get repeat visitors and build an audience.
You shouldn’t write a lot about a lot of things. Instead it’s best to create LOTS of content about a tightly focused topic.
2. Article submitting:
I don’t know what people say about article marketing, if you ask me then I will say that it’s still one of the major part of promoting your website. If your article is good quality, it will get read and most chances are there that it will be shared by other bloggers and engine owners and general internet users via social networks.
It is one of the most hugely popular and pushing MySpace as the most popular social networking site. Though, it’s started as a popular site for college students to connect/stay connected but, as time passed and Facebook got extreme popular, it began to allow signing up.
Seriously saying, if you focus on the specific areas as per your targeted audience, you will be getting the Tsunami of traffic to your site.
4. Giving away free software:
I’m not suggesting you go out and start your own software company, although nothing should stop you from doing that if you have the skills and the time needed to get it off the ground. What I’m talking about here is using open source software that you can give away for free in exchange for people’s email addresses. Again, it all boils down to building your list that you can market to over and over again with products related to the software.
5. Case studies:
Look for magazines and company newsletters or even press releases in your niche, especially those whose services you are using and look for a way to help them some of their problems. In this case, case studies would be really effective. Sometimes, clients might be facing the problem with their work and their users. Here, you can prepare a case studies of the particular industry and should troubleshoot his problems. Like this, they will end up calling you back to share your experience in the future.
6. Video Posts:
Here’s something that I will attest to myself: the power of video. People just love watching videos. They really do. More than that, they will almost always give their two cents about it, whether good or bad. Videos are mostly the preferred “sharing post” in most social media sites. With this much attention, you are also sure to get a phenomenal amount of traffic here. Trust me on this one: videos get watched. Try your hand at making one and you will see what I’m talking about.
YouTube alone serves over 1 billion views every day, and there are several other video streaming sites with a huge market share. The latest in the market, iTunes directory is also being used by millions of people, and that’s a great place for you to get exposure for your websites.