If you are frustrated with your conversions then these 10 best tips to increase traffic for a website is just what you need. I know what it’s like to write high-quality content and very few visitors ever read it. After I started using these tips I’m about to show you, my traffic numbers have more than tripled.
Start By Finding the Best Keyword Phrase
One of the most important attributes of getting traffic to a website is using a search term that everyone is searching with. It is not only vital to learn how to use a keyword tool but use it before you write a post.
This is what a keyword tool is designed to do, to help the webmaster find a search term that is the most popular. Let me show you an example of a screenshot of the keyword tool that I used to write this post.
If you need a keyword tool to do your initial groundwork then click on the link below.
As you can see from the screenshot above I didn’t select the best keyword term available. What I consider the best term is looking at the monthly search volume (in the first column).
The term that has the highest number of searches would be the best, the third term from the top at 8220. The second very important number to look at is the QSR (third column). QSR means the Quoted Search Results or how many competing websites for this particular search term. The QSR number is 27. This is really great because there are only 27 other websites that are ranked using this exact search term.
The third and last number to keep in mind is the Traffic number. This search term has a traffic number of 1398. Again this is an incredible number.
The formula that I used to find my selection of search terms is this: Search Volume – 100> more is better; Traffic – 50> more is better; QSR – <200 less is better.
An explanation of the formula above is the search volume is not the only number to look at. It is important but the QSR number will determine if it is possible to rank for the search term or to leave it alone. So is the QSR number the most important?
Not necessarily. If the traffic number is below 50, then the search term is useless because even if you write a post and rank for the search term (get position one, page one of Google), you won’t get any traffic from the term because so few people will ever visit your site.
All three numbers are related so all three must be used together.
The last step is to determine which search term makes the most sense grammatically and how can it be used in a sentence. The example below is the same screenshot from above, just further down the page.
In the screenshot above which keyword term is the most grammatically correct? The keyword tool displays search terms that people use. As it turns out, people don’t necessarily use grammatically correct search terms. The search engines, however, prefer published articles to be grammatically correct.
Remember that you want to please the search engines but you are actually writing for humans.
SEO The Website
After you have selected your search term that you want to use as your title, to get people to click on your post you want to make the title attractive. The search engines display several results from the search term used. You want your post or web page to stand out from the rest so that people can’t resist from clicking on your post.
It takes a little strategy and wizardry to create a title that keeps the basic search term intact but makes it attractive to people. To make the title interesting there is a content idea generator that you can insert the title and it will display an interesting, more attractive title. Click on this word Portent to discover the possibilities.
The title is the subject of your post and obviously the most important part of the post, the rest of the post must conform to the title. A great explanation of how important this is to read this post Relevancy and Does Your Content Qualify?
To please the search engines a basic SEO procedure must be followed.
- Title (keyword in title) (MetaTitle)
- Description – preferably within the first 160 characters using the title in a sentence. (Metadescription)
- Have a link to an authority site (like Wikipedia)
- Have at least one link to internal web page
- Use keyword and latent keywords throughout the page
- Speed of the website also affects rankings so faster loading of the page is best
For a better explanation of the above SEO Factors please see How To SEO Your Website And Improve Rankings.
Finding Traffic Leads For A Website
Getting your web page to rank in the SERPs (search engine results page) will help with organic search volume. This takes time to develop. The 10 tips that I have been using to increase my traffic are:
- Use Long-Tail Keyword phrase from keyword tool for title
- SEO website (like I described above)
- Submit the URL to Google Search Console
- Submit To Bing Webmaster Tools
- Submit a post to Facebook so all friends can see the post.
- Submit a post to my YouTube Channel
- Join forums in my niche and help answer questions for members seeking solutions
- Submit a post to all Social Media channels
- Run Adwords campaign on Google
- Run Advertisement in Bing
Offer Lead Magnet On Website
A great way to entice visitors is to offer something for free. By giving the visitor something of value leads to building trust. People don’t buy online from websites they don’t trust. The best way to build trust is with a lead magnet.
The lead magnet can be used to capture their email address for your list building agenda. Remember, the money is in the list. If you have them on a list, you can offer things for sale again and again and again.
Organic traffic is for long term traffic. You might have written a post ten months ago but you will still be getting traffic today. Using Social Media will help in a much faster result in immediate traffic to a website. Of all the work involved in online marketing, 20% is actual research, writing, and publishing. The other 80% is marketing your website to the masses.
I hope you have learned some things on what to do to get traffic to your website. Another good post to read is
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you can reply below in the comments section. I look forward to what you have to say. If you know someone that could use the information above please share this post with them.
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