Dummies Guide to Getting Traffic

Once you get your affiliate website up and running you are going to want to get traffic to that site. And there are several things that you can do to get traffic. To give you some ideas on where to start, I created this Dummies Guide To Getting Traffic.

SEO

Search Engine Optimization is basically the process of getting your page on the 1st (or 2nd or 3rd) page of the search engines. It is pretty simple. When someone does a search the pages that are going to get more visits are the ones that are on the first few pages. If your website is on page 300 of a search engine, you will get much less traffic to your site.

So SEO involves setting your website up in such a way that it does well on the search engines. This includes doing good keyword research so you know what people in your niche are searching for.

It also involves getting back-links,   A back-link is an incoming link from another site. The more back-links you get the more attractive to the search engines.

 

Articles

One way of getting some traffic to your website is by writing articles that link to your website. When writing articles always be sure to write good quality content. My goal is to write at least 300-word articles. And always make sure it is your content. Write in your own words. Writing articles will give you extra traffic and a backlink which will make the search engines happy.

 

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When People Like Your Site, They share it!
This means more Traffic for you!

Social Media

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are great ways to help you generate traffic. But in order to get good results you need to be interactive. Don’t just share your links. Keep in mind you need to get followers at these sites.

Typically you will get followers when you interact and follow other people.  So I try to spend a few minutes each day on each of my social media sites. I comment and interact with a few posts. Then I share my link. People are more likely to read your post if you have taken the time to read theirs.

The great thing about social media is that your post can be seen by not only your follower but by theirs but only if they share it. So if you are interactive and write good content you are more likely to have your post go viral. Which means it is shared again and again. And this will give you huge traffic.

How to get the most from social media.

Video Marketing 

You can put up a youtube video that links to your website. This works really well with product reviews. Simply make a video about your experience with the product and then embed the link to your site in your video.

These are just a few ways of Getting Traffic For Dummies. You don’t need to do them all. Just do what works best for you.

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