How can I draw more traffic to my blog or website?
I am a young entrepreneur, trying to grow my small business. I find it difficult to win customers or draw their attention to my kind of business. How can I convince people to patronize my trade?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is your starting point for getting traffic. All SEO means is making your pages human and Google friendly. Your website needs soe friendly search engines.
The first criterion (often overlooked) is to have great content! Your goal is to build traffic. Why would anyone even want to come to your website if there's nothing interesting there to see? You can also buy traffic from sites like listingdock and SEOClerks.
Lots of really good comments here already.
Can you provide more info on your business, expertise, etc. before I comment.
Excellent question. You definitely need to have fully optimized social media profiles with a good picture and engaging content. You want to link your blog to your social media sites and have engaging content as well. The key is showing you are an expert in that subject and your potential customers only want to visit your site. ( In addition, your website should be complete and optimized for SEO.)
Charles - great question. In short, write stuff that not only provokes thought... write stuff that provokes ACTION. Wright what's memorable...
SEO will only get you so far. SEO + bad writing won't equal sales... it WILL result in everyone saying, "You Suck"
SEO is the mechanics of blogging... writing epic, authentic, value, purpose based stuff will bring people back to read more... it will also inspire them to share your blog which will in tern attract more readers...
Tell your readers what to do... You want to provoke action? What kind of action?
Search on "SEO". You'll get thousands of answers to this question. Try an outfit called HubSpot which has some very useful guides to a more effective web presence. Don't expect instant results.
Target Your Content to an Audience Likely to Share
Participate in the Communities Where Your Audience Already Gathers
Make Your Blog's Content SEO-Friendly
Use Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to Share Your Posts & Find New Connections
Install Analytics and Pay Attention to the Results
Add Graphics, Photos and Illustrations (with link-back licensing)
Use my STRETCH YOURSELF four point process that will attract the customers you want to your business. And that is; Interrupt, Engage, Educate, Offer. Use your advertisement to INTERRUPT them and it has to be a question that your customer or prospect customer may be thinking. ENGAGE them by answering that question, Next EDUCATE, through mini videos, your blog, and other avenues. Lastly, OFFER free promotional for them to visit your business, not for you to make money but for you to invest in gaining attention and customers. Example: Have a happy hour that offers a free items between the hours of 2-5 or a discounted featured item. Find the HOT button that is the value that your business brings and you'll be on your way to gaining some customers and increasing your bottom line
Targeting Strategy and Position in People mind set about Product or Service is key area for SME.
Using local SEO directory services like getListed.org, Yext.com, and other services like MerchantCircle.com, Restaraunters, Yelp, Linkreferral to get various reviews... Follow up with social platforms ie... Twitter, Blogger, GPlus, FriendFind, Facebook, LinkedIn... Channel your efforts toward local business coupons ie... CouponMe
Go into aggressive marketing and blogging strategy mode while creating unique quality content...
Also you may want to get the assistance of a good copywrite to optimize your efforts...
Charles, install WOT plugin on your browser and go to your site. From your linked, I was redirected to TripleClicks and WOT plugin issued a warning that this site has been reported for scamming. I don't think anyone who has installed WOT, go to such sites