Sometimes you ask yourself the questions after your website has been created:Why isn’t anyone coming to my website?
How do I get people to come to my website?
How to increase traffic to my website?
How to get my website on Google and Bing?
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of making your website searchable in search engines using programming code, keywords in content writing when you add text content to your website and a multitude of other optimization techniques.
The reason I mention SEO is that it plays an important role in any websites' exposure online. Blogs are a key factor in getting your website to come up in search results. Regular posting, at least once a week, with at least a paragraph for each post. When writing text content use keywords. Don’t overcrowd your content with keywords though; use 2-3 keywords per paragraph.
A great online keyword generator can be found here, you can also read more about content writing here.
Google uses keywords to get an idea what your website is about and also uses them to bring your website up in search results. So if you had an online shoe store you would type “shoe store”, “online shoe store”, “high heel shoes”, “affordable” and so on and so on into the above keyword generator. Other keyword phrases can be search terms that you would use yourself to search for services or products in Google and Bing.
So get blogging.
Another way to get people to your website is through posting your link on social media mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Link your blog, post your website links to as many groups as possible. Advertising, such as Google Adwords and Bing Ads are a great way to get immediate results, while the ones I’ve previously mentioned and the ones below take some time to drive traffic to your website. Google and Bing ads have a slight learning curve and can be expensive if you don’t have the right strategies or target market, so it might best to call them for advice or hire a professional marketing guru. They also offer free credit to get you started. There is also Facebook and social media marketing and advertising. And this can be great for small businesses or start-ups. As Social media can be good for beginning business, then you expand with a website, although getting a website up as soon as possible is also good. Google + is a great way to get your website online as well. Go to this blog to get more information about Google + marketing.
Backlinking is the process of getting links on other websites to link your website on theirs. Ask to be a guest blogger on a high ranking blog. If you know somebody that has a website that’s been around for a long time or they get a lot of clients from their website ask them to add a link somewhere to your website. You can also pay for backlinking as well. Here are some ways to get backlinks:
Write awesome articles
Use Broken link building method
Create great blogs with great content on your website, people will naturally create links to your blog on their website.
Start commenting on social media and other blogs
Submit to web directories such as Craigslist, Gumtree, Locanto, Yellow Pages, True Local and many more.
YouTube is one of the largest search engines on the web. Create a YouTube channel with great videos and a good description with keywords.
Ask visitors, peers, friends, and family to share a link to your blog or website on their social media accounts and wherever possible. Go to Quora
Quora is a question and answer website where you can ask questions as well as answer them. If you give a good answer to a question in your niche with a backlink to your website, it can be a valuable source of traffic.
Open up a LinkedIn account
LinkedIn is a great business profile platform where you can add your resume, business information, post articles and much more, it is one of the most widely used business social media platforms on the internet today with millions of users. Posting content gives you an opportunity to add backlinks and links to your blog or website.
The above are few ways to get traffic to your website, some take time to happen, while others can be immediate, but following the above suggestions is a great way to start. Of course, your website must be indexed by Google and Bing to start with. You can find out whether your website is indexed by Google by typing in site:yourdomainname.com into the Google search bar, if it doesn’t show up it is not indexed and cannot be found.
You must make sure that it is indexed first.