Are you frustrated at the lack of business your website brings in?
Often there is nothing wrong with the site because it is professionally designed and your portfolio is mind blowing.
Taking a website from zero to a few hundred or even a few thousand visitors a month is not that easy- But it’s not IMPOSSIBLE – as long as you gain more knowledge and find the truth behind the INTERNET.
The online world is Attention Economy. Which means you must gain attentions from your users. You need to earn it.
Start applying your creativity to your marketing- it becomes more effective.
Make sure your site is complete-If you are building a site you want to have it complete before you start driving traffic to it. Too many times have people published a site that is not done and as a result the visitors turn away due to inadequate content.
Submit your site to search engines-Once your site is complete you want to have it indexed as fast as possible with the major search engines, so potential visitors will be able to locate it on the web. When doing this, submit your site to only the major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
List your site with web directories-Directories are different than search engines because they list your site by subject or category and not by the keywords of your site. They also allow you to describe your site in more detail so visitors can get a more in-depth feel for your site. Most directories have a screening process so to make sure your site gets accepted always have fresh and unique content. Many people will search directories instead of search engines because they know what category they are looking for.
Join Forum sites and Blogs-Forum sites and Blogs are a great place to post comments and answer questions people may have. Most all Forums will allow you to create a signature to where you can place a link to your site. Each time you post a topic or answer a question your signature gets posted as well. Just as with articles, if you post interesting and unique content people will click on your signature link and go to your site for more information. Posting on Forums is also a great place to meet other webmasters and is something you should do throughout the course of your websites life. Most webmasters will join several Forums that pertain to their sites content in order to maximize their traffic.
Last but not least, always adapt to the changes- If you want to have a lasting position on the web though you need to be able to adapt to its ever changing ways. With the steps above you eventually mold them into a way that benefits your website the most and maximizes the niche your site is in.