101+ easy ways to get more traffic (Part 2)

A week ago, we started the article which contained 33 ways to get more traffic to your site. Since we dubbed it “101+ ways easy ways to get more traffic”, it is now time for the part two.

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Without any further ado, here are other cool ways which can help you to get more visitors to your site.

34. Add email signature

When sending private and business-related emails, you should always include a signature with a link to your site attached. Whether it’s a simple link or a more sophisticated call-to-action button, you can always get a click or two just from your everyday emails. See how to write great email signatures.

35. Set up an autoresponder

If you’re going on a vacation or you simply won’t able to answer emails for several days, leave an automated message which will include a link to your website

36. Notify others about your blog

No matter the topic of your blog, there are dozens of sites which cover news from your niche. Make sure that you find all those sites, then contact the team and notify them about your blog. You may end up surprised how many of those sites will include you in their RSS feed or mention you in an article, a tweet or somewhere else.

37. Put your blog on Google News

Although you do have to work a bit harder to achieve this goal, Google News might be worth it. If you follow their guidelines, and you restructure your articles in the right way, your articles will probably become a part of Google News which means exposure to hundreds of thousands of potential visitors. Take a look at these 5 tips to get listed on Google News.

38. Use Snip.ly

If you like to share content, you might be interested in Snip.ly. This social media conversion site allows you to create and to add a call to action button to every link you share. That means that if a person clicks on the link you’re sharing, they will also get a link which will direct them back to your site.

39. Interview people

Contact influencers from your niche and ask them about the interview. You might conduct a small interview which can benefit both you and the influencer. If done right, the person might mention you in their articles or social media post and drive traffic back to your site.

40. Write reviews

If you write a good and honest reviews about products on the internet, the chances are that owners of that product will share your article and expose you to a broader audience.

41. Create a forum

Just like we told you that it is a smart move to participate in other forums, it’s a good idea to create your forum which will attract new people. If you

42. Comment on other blogs

If you’re not doing that already, you should start following others. Blogs from your niche should be interesting to you, and you should always know what a competitor is up to. Since you should already follow others, you might as well comment on their articles. Don’t just spam others, but leave constructive comments which can help someone. Since the most of the sites will let you leave a link to your site, people might start visiting you if they find your comments helpful.

43. Create an app

Depending on what you do, you might be able to create an application which will allow people to use your product more easily. It might be a complete app which you can feature on smartphones, or it might a be simple web application which will help people with something.

44. Make a browser extension or a bookmarklet

If others can benefit from a service you’re offering, try making that as simple as possible. You can create a browser extension or a bookmarklet which will people use. For example, we created a bookmarklet which can help you refresh CSS on any website just by clicking on it.

45. Use related articles

Add related articles at the end of your each article. If you’re working with WordPress, you can quickly add tags to each of your posts. Then, if you install any of free or premium plugins for the job, it will automatically add several links similar to the original one. If you’re careful with your tags and related articles come up nicely, you will engage your visitor into reading more on your site.

46. Create an Udemy course

Udemy is a popular platform for online learning. It features different tools which allow you to create courses which can then be shared with others. If you create a course which can teach people something, others will be more than happy to share it and drive traffic back to you.

47. Email out new posts

Once you collect email addresses from your visitors, don’t forget to email them occasionally. Don’t overdo; sending several articles during a month can probably bring you some extra visits, but if you send emails daily, you’ll probably find yourself with fewer emails than you have started working with.

48. Send push notifications

Install a push notification plugin on your site. That will allow your visitor to subscribe for that kind of notifications. After you have some people subscribed, you will be able to notify those people directly through their browsers and smartphone applications.

49. Engage your readers into commenting

Whenever you can, try to engage your readers. A simple call to action can be enough to make your reader leave a comment. Ask them a question at the end of your article. Ask for an opinion. Start a discussion. Any of this can bring more people into your post which will become more enjoyable to everyone else.

50. Name your images wisely

Before getting to the description of any image, make sure that you name that image correctly. Instead of random letters and numbers, try to add a keyword directly into the name of an image. For example, if you’re writing about Twitter, try including “Twitter” in the name of your featured image.

51. Add descriptions to your images

Once you upload an image to your article, don’t forget to add a description. Google and other search engines are smart machines so don’t just add a simple keyword into the description. Still, don’t write an entire story in the description. Be brief and precise, and write several words for each image. This can help you with SEO, and it will help you to get your images on top of Google image searches for the specific keyword.

52. Add links to other blogs from your niche

Linking to other sites can help you more than you might think. Unfortunately, many people still believe that linking to competition isn’t a smart move, but actually, it’s quite the contrary. SEO techniques require you to have at least one external link from each of your articles. Also, a link to some other article might alert the owner who may decide to share your post or even include it in their new roundup.

53. Use Facebook ads

Facebook advertisements are simple, but quite a hard nut to crack. It will take you some time before you get to know your audience, but if you can spend a few dollars into advertising on this social network, it can bring you back visits from people you’ve never reached before.

54. Use Google AdWords

Google AdWords is a dimension for itself. The good thing is that you can get started relatively easy, but it will take some time until you get to master the tool. Also, while AdWords will help you get in front of other search results for a particular keyword, prices can get high. If you’re just starting with Google AdWords, we suggest reading How to Create a Profitable Google AdWords Campaign (from Scratch) on Kissmetric pages.

55. Use Pinterest ads

If you have a visual product which you can promote on Pinterest, using ads on this network can help you gain even more clicks to your site. Please see the Pinterest Ad Manager guide for more details.

56. Share on HackerNews

If you run a blog dedicated to technology, cyber or network security or a similar topic which go into details about tech, you will want to share your articles on HackerNews. You can easily create an account and share your first link which can get a few instant clicks, but getting the most out of the network will take time and practice. Please don’t spam the network and don’t forget to read stories from other people.

57. Share on ManageWP

If you have a WordPress related blog, ManageWP is the right place for you. It is a people-powered WordPress community where you get to read articles, follow people, share your own links and vote for the best stories. After you create a new account, it will take you several days until you get to share you first article. While it is ok to promote yourself through the community, please don’t overdo because you’ll quickly find yourself without posting privileges.

58. Share on LyrWP

We already wrote about LyrWP, a new aggregation site where you can find everything WordPress and web related. The service is still new, but it has a great potential, so it’s the right time for you to join. Read articles, vote for them and share your links.

59. Share on MatiWeb

MatiWeb is another web-related news aggregation site. While the owner picks news for the site, you can always suggest your links by following the link on top of the page.

60. Leave your link on Github

If you’re a developer, the chances are that you already have your Github account. Don’t forget to add a link back to your website. Then, when you help other developers with their coding, you can expect them to check out your profile and click on the link found over there.

61. Share on Inbound.org

Inbound.org is an online hub for marketers. Here, you can follow others, read great articles about marketing, SEO, web and other topics. If you invest time into the network, and you have knowledge about what people are interested in, you can get a quite a huge number of new visits from the site.

62. Write better headlines

A simple change in your headline might convert into more visitors. Whether you’re going to use a better keyword in your title or it will simply be catchier, it is advised that you spend some extra time when writing headlines. There are different tools which can be found online and which can help you with headlines. For example, this Headline Analyzer will rate your headlines and point you in the right direction.

63. Make sure your site is responsive

Every kid in school knows that you can’t have a fixed-width site in 2016. Your website, no matter the topic, has to be mobile-friendly. If you spend some extra time during development and make sure that your site looks good on each and every smartphone and tablet, you will get more visits from those devices. Check your Google Analytics report to find out how many visitors come from smartphones and tablets, and find out which resolutions were they using. Then add that extra CSS line to make your responsive site even better for them.

64. Host on a right server for you

Among many other things, the speed of your website is determined by the server on which you’re hosting your files. If your hosting provider isn’t good enough, your site might load slower. Make sure that you’re using the best hosting you can afford. Also, know your audience; don’t host your website on a server in the USA if your audience comes mostly from Europe.

65. Interlink your posts

When you write new articles, don’t forget to link your older posts. It’s advised that you have at least two or three links per posts. Still, don’t just stack links to make that number – try interlinking posts naturally, through the content.

66. Use help of Edgar

Edgar is a service similar to already mentioned Buffer. It allows you to add articles to a library and then automatically share those article on social networks. If you have a lot of posts, Edgar can help you organize things.

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