5 Most Effective Ways to Drive Laser-Targeted Traffic
by Gunjan Tiwari
Highly targeted traffic is one of the most important entities in the internet universe. Any website owner or administrator recognizes the importance of driving traffic to a website. The success of any website does not rely entirely on the site itself. You may have a terrific idea for a website, offer an excellent product or service, or have an exceptionally designed site with superb content, but if you do not use the right strategies to advertise, your site would not attract the high traffic you need. Attracting targeted traffic is a task that should be taken seriously for any site to succeed or make a profit.
But what if you don't know how to get traffic? What if you don't understand the basic ways that traffic is generated?
Generating traffic is just like anything else in life. You have to understand the basics before you can move on the more advanced techniques.
Here are the 5 most effective ways that I use to drive Laser-Targeted Traffic to my site
Method 1 -------------- Set up blogs at wordpress.com or blogger.com and add content related to your product. Add links back to your website.
Write good content for your blog. Make sure that the content for your blog is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain keywords targeted to your market as well as great quality. You can create this content yourself, use private label content or you can hire a professional content writer. The choice is up to you.
Keep in mind when adding content to your blog that the search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases in your content then index your pages based on how they are used.
Method 2 ------------- Write articles that grab the attention of people that are interested in the product or service you provide. Try writing articles that will provide relevant information and tips that will make them want to visit your site for more. After your have composed your article submit it to article directories with a link back to your site or squeeze page.
Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. When people find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article originated. Include a link or a brief description of your site/product with the article and there is a great probability that they will visit your squeeze page.
Again if you don't want to write the article yourself you can use private label content or hire a content writer.
Method 3 -------------- Trade links with other sites. This method may seem a bit out dated but it is still a very effective way to get free traffic.
If you don't want to hunt down link partners yourself there are many services that will do the hard work for you. Just do a quick search for "link exchange" and you will find many options.
Keep in mind you don't have to stop at links - you can also exchange articles, ads or even product recommendations.
Method 4 ------------ Use traffic exchanges. It is similar to link exchange but on a different level. Most traffic exchanges give you credits when you view other people's site or ads. Then those credits are used when someone views yours.
This way, both benefit from each others efforts to generate traffic. The other sites visitors can go to your pages and know more about your site as well as theirs. There are many free traffic exchange programs available. Just use your search engine to find the one that's right for you.
Method 5 -------------- Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.
With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.
Usually you can add a sig file with a link back to your site in your forum posts. As your post count and reputation increases, so will the targeted traffic to your sales or squeeze page.
About the Author
Gunjan Tiwari is making part-time healthy living online! His Free "6 Part E-course" reveals little known ways to make money online! You can signup for this free course at http://www.ebizfaststart.com/intro.html