Getting more visitors to your site is a never-ending story. Although it might seem that the list of easy ways to get more traffic is one of that kind, today’s article is here to prove you wrong.
Three weeks after the first article, we are publishing the third, and the last one, with this title. After almost 70 ideas on how to promote your website, here are the last thirty ways which you might have missed. Take a look and don’t forget to comment which way has done the most for you site.
67. Join Triberr
Triberr is a social network where bloggers and influencers meet. Join as many tribes as you can and start actively writing, commenting and sharing stories with tribe members. Don’t forget to add your RSS feed to the Triberr account so that other can share your stuff more easily. Take a look at some ideas on how to increase traffic from Triberr.
68. Include a tweetable link
Use one quote from your article and make it tweetable. By doing so, people will be more likely to share your story since they won’t have to write anything but only click the link to tweet it. If you still don’t know how to create one, see how to build tweetable links.
69. Share funny images/videos on social networks
While you will probably share your articles and stories from your niche, sometimes it’s ok to share something totally unrelated. For example, include occasional funny quotes, jokes, funny images and videos which may interest your followers. It will allow you to connect with your audience on another level, plus it might get you a share or two more from people who usually wouldn’t share business material.
70. Update old content
It doesn’t matter what you write about, sooner or later a post will get old. Instead of bouncing people from it, make sure that you update your earlier post and that you keep your visitor interested. Whether you’re only updating a missing link, adding the new description or simply pointing people to a new source, keep updating old posts.
71. Write new version of the old post
Some posts won’t allow simple updates. Instead, you can write a whole new post describing the old topic. Still, that doesn’t mean that you have to delete the old post, but this will allow you to link new posts from the old ones and keep your visitors on the site.
This one is obvious but many bloggers still forget to proofread their articles. No one likes sharing articles with a lot of mistakes. There are many proofreading tools which can help you with grammar and typos. Don’t let your blog become a target for grammar nazis. For example, you can use Grammarly which is a popular tool for proofreading. It can also help you with synonyms and the overall sentence structure.
73. Join Product Hunt
If you have a physical product which you promote online, you can use Product Hunt to get more people interested. If you join the community, you will get to share your own product which others can see, vote for, comment, etc. To get started, see how Bram Kanstein launched the #1 most upvoted product of all time on Product Hunt.
74. Give away business cards
Although everything went online, you can still benefit from old-fashioned marketing. If you’re still using business cards, don’t forget to include the link to your website on the card. Depending on the number of cards you give away, you can expect people to directly enter the URL and visit your site for more info.
75. Print links
If you own a store or have offices, don’t forget to include name and link to your website in a visible place. There are still people who don’t use the Internet on a daily basis and the only way they can notice your site is by reading the link from your doors.
76. Use different hashtags
When you’re posting new articles on Twitter and other social networks which support hashtags, try adding new ones from time to time. By including new hashtags, you’re actually showing the article to someone new. Still, don’t write tags which have nothing to do with your site or the post you’re currently sharing.
77. Use stickers
Depending on where you’re located and how you run your business, simple stickers can be helpful. Use eye-catching stickers on your laptops, cars or doors to your store. If your stickers are good enough, people might notice them and remember a link to your site.
78. Print T-shirts
If you have a large team, you can print out T-shirts which would your employees wear and promote your business. You can also use those T-shirts as a reward for a giveaway.
79. Use SliderShare
SliderShare allows you to upload a presentation to the web. If you have articles which may be converted to a presentation, you can use this service to further promote your website. If you do it interesting enough, you can get more people to your site.
80. Publish e-books
Writing an e-book, even a small one, requires a lot of time. But if you know what you’re writing about, and the topic is relevant to your business, people will start responding to it. Of course, your e-book should contain a link to your website and it should invite people to visit the site for some more info. An e-book can serve you as the incentive to get more subscribers to your site as well, or even as something you’d give people in a giveaway.
81. Write long tutorials
People love tutorials. If you can explain something in details and write instructions on how to do it, people will spend more time on your site. If the tutorial goes into details, people will be more likely to share it with their friends. Also, long tutorials are something Google really likes so you might increase your page ranking in search results over time.
82. Be careful with keywords
SEO is an important part of every website, and it’s something you can’t master overnight. Still, you can be careful and think about some details. Beginners tend to stack keyword after keyword in their articles because they think it will help them reach a better position in search engines’ results. But the fact is that overdoing may even get you a penalty from Google which will reduce the incoming traffic, for example, so be careful not to write your keyword to many times per article.
83. Make your best post sticky
If there is a post which became much more popular than your other articles, it might be a good idea to make it sticky. By doing so, your post will be the first thing seen by a new visitor. Since the post has already become so popular, the chances are that this actually is your best post, and its new visitors will judge your site by it. Just by making that post sticky, you can interest visitors into reading your other stuff on the blog or share it.
84. Sell product on Marketplaces
If you sell something online, chances are there are more than one available marketplaces you can join. By doing so, your product will become more exposed, and it will be seen by a greater audience. Also, you will be able to leave your info next to the product so that user can get to your site more easily.
85. Use landing and squeeze pages
When you’re selling a product, you should take advantage of landing and squeeze pages. Instead of leading visitors to your blog or the homepage, lead them to a specifically designed landing page which will interest them in your product and which will link them directly to articles they’re interested in. Landing pages can help you guide your visitors which won’t lose time on stuff they’re not interested in. They will thank you by staying for a longer period, referring their friends or subscribing to your mailing list. If you’re using WordPress, OptIn Ninja is a great tool which can help you build landing pages.
86. Share motivational quotes
If you have personal profiles on popular social networks, you already know that people love motivational quotes. Use this to your advantage and create motivational posts which can promote your work. Be subtle about it – create an image with the quote and leave a link to your site on the bottom.
87. Publish at the right time
Depending on your audience, there are times of the day/week which may help you get more clicks. Take time to get to know your audience and find out the best times to post.
88. Convert posts to PDF
Take advantage of your favorite posts and get even more from them. Use free online tools which will convert your popular article into a PDF which you can then share through email, social networks or maybe even make them available for download.
89. Go to a meetup
Unless you live in a really small town, there are probably organized meetups in your area where people gather around the topic of interest. Try to get out of your comfort zone and go in the crowd. Talk about what’s interesting to you and talk about your business/website. This will allow you to connect with others, share experiences and share links which will get you more traffic.
90. Host a conference
Be proactive and start your own conference or a meetup. If you’re the host, you will get even more exposure than just being a participant.
91. Host a free workshop
Think about hosting a free workshop. Teach people something and give that lesson for free. It will get you a chance to talk about your business, and since you’re teaching them something, people will be more likely to see details about you and what you do on your site. If your workshop is valuable to people, they will also be more liable to talk about it and share your work with friends online.
92. Use Bing Ads
Most of the people use Google as their search engine of choice. Still, Bing is very popular and you can use this to your advantage. While competing for specific keywords on Google might be mission impossible which would drain your wallet, you can compete for the same keyword on Bing and actually get more traffic from it. Make sure that you check Bing advertising options.
93. Use mobile ads
If you’re getting visitors from smartphones and tablets, which you probably are, you might be interested in mobile ads. Depending on your website and the product, those ads might get your more visitors than you think. To get you started, you should see what Apple and Google offer.
94. Buy ads
We already mentioned several services which allow you to pay for ads. If you’re planning on spending few dollars, don’t forget other options as well. Many different services offer ad spaces, banners and similar options which may expose your site to a bigger audience.
95. Use longtail keywords
The Internet is a crowded place. If you’re trying to compete for a single keyword, chances are slim for you because there are so many websites that you can’t compete with. But if you start to use longer key phrases, your chances are getting a lot better. For example, instead of trying to compete for a keyword “game” which won’t bring you many results if your site is new, try finding something more specific. Instead, you can focus your site/article around the longtail keyword like “how to install smartphone games from the app store”.
96. Use free WordPress SEO plugins
As we already mentioned and as you probably already know, SEO takes both time and knowledge. And while there’s so much you can do to improve your site in this area, you can start by installing a free SEO plugin if you’re using WordPress. Consider installing Yoast SEO, or All in One SEO which will help you optimize your articles for a specific keyword.
97. Use polls
Polls have always been a good way of interaction. A simple poll may keep your reader on the site for a bit longer period of time, but more importantly, a survey can generate meaningful results. You may ask readers what they like or what would they like you to review next. By doing so, you will keep bringing current readers back to your site and improve the content which may get you even more clicks back.
98. Ask for readers help
Don’t be afraid to ask for help from time time. Just like the polls above, you may directly ask your reads for help. Use your articles to ask them questions, use social media networks to ask them what they would like you to write about or be straightforward and simply ask them to share your articles.
99. Blog consistently
Keep writing. Don’t let your blog dry out for days or even weeks, but instead, try to write new stuff at least every two-three days. This will keep visitors coming back, it will let Google and other search engines know that your site is live, and it will also keep automatic RSS article aggregators up to date with your site.
100. Use user-generated content
Just like allowing guest posts, you may use a different approach to user-generated content. Instead of allowing people to have control over the entire article, you may enable them to post their photographs and videos. Individuals who find their material online will be more likely to share your site with their friends.
101. Submit your site to all search engines
When it comes to searching the web, an average user thinks of Google. This search engine is so popular that people don’t even use the phrase “browsing” or “searching”, but they use the the phrase “Google it”. Still, don’t forget to submit your site to other search engines like Bing, Yahoo!, DuckDuckGo, Yandex, and many, many others you might not have heard of.
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