So you have started a brand new business, and you have just created your own website. Now you are thinking, how am I going to get traffic to my new website? There are many sites out there to compete with. Luckily for you, there is so much technology out there and many resources accessible to everyone. You might feel very overwhelmed and just not know where to look! Here are a few sure-fire ways to get traffic to your site.
Social media has greatly expanded everyone’s way of communicating and interacting with other people, communities, and businesses. This is an easy way to advertise your website. Facebook and Twitter are always the first ones to come to mind. You can create a page just for your website and business. There you can post links, interesting comments, and images. The best thing to do is to post something often. When you post something, it goes to everyone who is following you. Blogging at least once a day keeps your followers interested. Write a captivating hook and then link to your site to read more. Host a photo contest offering a prize that has to do with your website. Getting your followers and clients involved greatly helps to bring more traffic to your site. Search for all of the social media sites you can that are free and you will create a large network in no time.
Word of mouth is one of the main reasons why social media works. You must not forget also to go and meet with people face to face. Have some business cards made. There are many companies online that will give you the first batch for free! Join meet-up groups and search in your community. Hand out those cards! The more you spread your message around the more people who will check out your website! You never know whom you might end up chatting up one day. They will tell their friends, coworkers and family. It keeps going and growing from there.
Professional advertisements are always an option as well. Almost all of the search engines offer advertisement for a fee. Usually, you can find coupons or get a good deal. The search engines will put your website link at the top of their search. When people type in certain keywords, these search engines will make sure yours comes up as close to the top as possible. This works for many reasons. Besides the fact that people will find your site as the solution to what they are looking for, but also people often click on the first few links even by accident. Another newer way of getting traffic to your site is with click advertisements. Large companies will help you promote your site by offering a product or gift to customers who sign up for, in this instance, your website. There are many ways of getting more traffic to your site. Be patient, and with time and determination, you will see your website grow!