How to Maximize Traffic to Your Site
Traffic from the Internet is critical to every website. Just because you create a website and post it on the internet does not guarantee that it will get traffic. Simply being there is not enough. No matter how well designed and attractive your website may be, looks and functionality do not automatically increase the website’s traffic. Search engine optimization is the most important strategy for a website to be successful and the key to maximizing traffic to your website.
Tips to Increase Website Traffic Flow:
Most of a website’s traffic will come from people clicking in from search engine results pages. The top ten results are the most profitable. The others results are clicked very infrequently. Most people surfing the web will not go past page two so it is important that the website be on the first page, ideally among the first three results that come up. Increase the visibility of your website by doing a proper keyword research to find out what people are looking for. If a keyword phrase is highly searched and does not have a large number of competitors competing to place it on the search engine, it’s a great keyword phrase.
Linking Structures and Quality Content
Linking structures are also very important. Search engines go around the Internet looking for new content to index and store. A web page with a concise grouping of links is more easily crawled and tends to rank with a higher position. The quality of your content is another factor that affects your ranking. High quality content will be praised by search engines and get more traffic as a reward. Google wants people to find high quality information when they use their search engine; not poor quality information. Duplicate content receives penalties that lower the ranking in the search engine results pages. An added benefit of high quality content is that visitors to your site are more likely to return. Along with updating your content frequently, utilizing guest blogging is a viable way to get more good content onto your website. Other people can write good quality information that may offer a fresh perspective.
HTML Text Formating
HTML text formatting is better for increasing traffic flow than images, flash, and applets made from Java. HTML shows up to search engines whereas images, flash, and Java applets do not. Although these things can provide a good experience for the end-user of a website, it will not do well for search engine optimization.
Pay Per Click Marketing
When it comes to pay-per-click marketing, multiple ads should be tested to see which performs in a way that maximizes traffic. Different keyword phrases should be tested as well to see which ones get traffic for a low enough price based on quality score. (You may also wish to read more on Adwords Pay Per Click Mistakes to Avoid.)
It is advised that a website be reviewed periodically to see if the website has maintained integrity to rank well. The content should be well written and unique, HTML should be used whenever possible, and linking should be simple. There should not be any links going to places they should not be without the “nofollow” tag on. Maximizing website traffic is not that difficult. You can easily learn to increase your website traffic flow by using the above tips.
Guest post by Muzammil Bashi who works with the Senior Editor of Net Effekt –specializing in white label email marketing.