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Ten Ways to Build Website Traffic Fast

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Search engine optimization firms and freelance professionals are usually hired with the expectation that they can wave a magic wand and build website traffic fast. And while many of us have proven methods to help increase traffic as fast as possible, unfortunately it is not quite that easy. Listening to Joseph Jaffe speak earlier this year, his advice was to be in it for the long haul, but let’s face it, that answer doesn’t always fly with clients who like to see numbers.

Based on my own experience, I couldn’t agree more Jaffe. With each month of blogging, a quality blogger can expect to gain a quality link here and there and after a while it seems as though each post attracts just a little more traffic than the last.

Not to skirt around the subject, but if you need to build website traffic fast – Start a blog. And with that I have put together a few tips that should be able to build traffic fast.

  1. Choose a quality blog host. I recommend using blogger or wordpress. It is amazing how many links you’ll recieve internally from blogger or wordpress. In addition, each of these hosts will submit your sitemap for free.
  2. Pick a topic or series of topics and keep it at least semi-focused on your core subject area. This is especially true, if you are hosting a company blog. It will be easier to attract new links if you are offering up bits of information that is new and timely.
  3. Customize your look & feel. This will help your credibility with other bloggers and help you attract links.
  4. Keep at it. If at first you don’t succeed in building your blog traffic, keep at it. It is unlikely that other bloggers will link to your blog, if it is brand new because of the high likelihood that your blog could be abandoned.
  5. Mention your blog in as many other social networks that you are a part of. Some good ones to participate in are Facebook, MySpace, mybloglog.com, blogcatalog.com and Technorati.
  6. Submit your content to social bookmarking sites like Digg.
  7. Within those social networks, interact with other bloggers by leaving comments and adding to their discussion. This will help them find your blog and build your credibility.\
  8. Make it easy to subscribe to your blog feed. This will help build repeat readers.
  9. Write quality content. Quality is a key for gaining traffic and aquiring new links.
  10. Around big events throw some content up covering it and to your suprise, I think you’ll get some new visitors.

Good luck building website traffic fast. I hope that these ten tips can help you out. If you any additional tips for building traffic fast, please leave a comment.

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Written by Allan Woodstrom

July 10, 2008 at 4:17 am

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  1. This is quality advice. I started to implement a system very similar to above just three weeks ago and my traffic has gone through the roof already. I am excited to see what will develop in the months to come as I stick to it.

    Getting fast results has motivated me to kick it up a notch.

    To really hit the ground you have to have content going onto your blog our in the wider online community EVERY day – I think that’s a large part of the key to my success.
    Great post : )

    Shaye

    July 28, 2008 at 5:03 am


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