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									20 Sure Fire Ways To
Increase Your Traffic
Most website owners want more traffic to
 their websites and blogs. However it can
 be difficult to get it, especially for newer
 sites. Traffic is so important to an online
 business. If you double traffic then you
 can double your earnings, assuming the
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 quality of the traffic is the same.
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Hold a competition
If you hold a competition with a decent
 prize, you can really get the visitors in.
 $50 is often enough to get people
 interested. Obviously the more you give
 the more interest you will attract.
You can even contact other bloggers in
 your niche who might share the details of
 your comp with their visitors.
The competition might be asking them to
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 do something, such as “like” your
 Facebook page and Tweet your
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A winner can then be drawn out of those
 who email you with proof they have
You can then gain traffic from all the
 people who have socially bookmarked
 you, plus the attention from other

Also visitors might tell their friends to
 enter as well, although some might be
 reluctant as it reduces their chances of
Write a huge post
If you write a big informational post
 then you are likely to attract some
 natural links to it. Successful blog owners
 know the value of pointing their visitors
 to great content. They didn't need to
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 spend ages writing it, yet they have
 provided it for their visitors, who will be
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 extremely grateful. It is good practice to
 link out to great content.
If you give your visitors a good
 experience then you are going to be
 more popular yourself. Also some people
 believe that search engines rewards sites
 that link out to quality content.
Google want their users to be satisfied
 with their search results. A site that has
 its own great content AND links to other
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 great content is a real asset, and the
 search engines probably recognise this
 and rank them higher
People also like to share huge
 informational posts on social networks
 You can find that one really great post
 with loads of work and info can really get
 the visitors in, who will hopefully also
 take the time to look at your other
 content, and perhaps even sign up as a
 regular visitor.
Write a guest post
Find a very popular blog in your niche
 that is accepting guest posts and write as
 good an article as you can and submit it  it.
 It is better to get published on 1 or 2 top
 blogs than it is several small ones.
A big popular blog will usually be more
 picky about what they will publish, but
 you can get far better SEO benefits and
 direct visitors from the link in your bio.
 Go for quality over quantity
Facebook fanpage
Here is a great little tip. Create a
 Facebook fan page, but not strictly about
 your site or product Make it related to
 your niche, and something that a lot of
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 people will click on. For example if y
 have a site about cars then you might
 have a fan page called ”I love Ferrari”.
Build links to your blog
Even after all the search engine changes
 getting other sites to link to you is still
 the best way to rank high Also you
 benefit from traffic that click through
 these links directly.
There are many ways to attract
 backlinks, and it is a whole article or 20,
 within itself. Check out other articles and
 forums online to learn more about link
Use Intriguing Headlines
A good idea is to go through your old
 articles and change your headings to
 make them more intriguing The secret is
 to compel people to click on your articles
 because the title makes them curious.
There are several tried and tested
 techniques that will help you achieve
 this, which you can find on my site.
Reduce the amount of adverts and
 products you sell
A lot of people are put off by excessive
                  selling.              you've
 advertising and selling Of course you ve
 got to make some cash, but think about
 whether you are overdoing it.
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Other blog owners are far more likely to
 link to a blog post that isn't full of
 adverts and products.
Sort out tags and keywords
Spend a day going through your past
 posts and check for popular keyphrases
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 on Google's keyword tool
You can then update your tags and
 sprinkle the phrase 2 or 3 times within
 your article body. This should help your
 individual posts rise in the search
 rankings for more popular search terms,
 and gain more visitors.
Write a humorous post
There is nothing is more appealing on the
 internet than a little humour. Posts such
 as this share well on social network sites
 and get eyes on your site. Lots of
 pictures and a q
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                        punchy style often
 work. Also make sure you remember to
 share it at various social networks.
Of course it may not be the most
 targeted traffic in the world, but
 sometimes it's good to get a load of
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A certain percentage will be interested in
 other things you have to say, especially if
 your funny content is at least vaguely
 related to your niche.
Use share buttons
Some novice bloggers and site owners
 reason that if someone wants to share
 your content then they will do so
 whether there is a share button or not.
 This is true to some extent, but certainly    y
 not entirely. The easier you make it to do
 something on the internet, the more
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 are usually on some sort of time budget,
 even if it is just psychologically self
 imposed. They do not like to waste time.
If say 100 people click on your great
 article without a share button then
 maybe 1 person will share it. With a
 share button, that one person will still
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 share it, plus a few more because it is so
 much easier to do.
Then you might also enjoy the knock on
 effects of when people pass this on
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 again. Al if a person has to go on a
 social network to share your content,
 they could very well get distracted whilst
 there, and not return to your site.
Interlink within your own posts
If you have an article or two that is
 getting a lot, or even some, traffic for a
 particular keyphrase then take
 advantage of this.
Do a Google search and if it ranks
 anywhere less then number one, then it
 is worth linking to it contextually from
 some of your other posts with the anchor
 text of that keyphrase. Hopefully this will
 move you up a notch or two and give you
 even more traffic.
Get to know other bloggers in your
It's a good idea to visit other peoples'
 blogs regularly and make valuable
 comments on their articles. You will find
 that some will eventually visit your blog
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 and also comment.
After a while they are far more likely to
 link trade or link to some of your blog
 posts, or do other deals with you.
You may also attract some of their traffic
 to your blog if these targeted readers like
 your thoughts and opinions.

There are also forums and social
 networks where you can meet other
 bloggers. This can also help with trading
 advice and ideas to help each others
Don't have loud audio or video
 automatically play
Nearly everyone agrees that when they
 click on a site and loud audio kicks in
 they quickly hit the back button and
 never return. If you have this on your
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 site, then remove it, or give them the
 option of pressing play when they are
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 ready. T t this for a week or 2 and I bet
 your visitor time increases quite a bit.
Encourage regular visitors
Encourage visitors to subscribe to you
 This may be RSS feeds, newsletters, or
 email updates

Regular visitors are the lifeblood of a
 successful blog. Regulars are more likely
 to comment, contribute, buy products,
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 and recommend you to others.
As well as offering ways for people to
 follow you, also keep reminding them in
 places such as at the end of a blog post
 and in your side bar.
Of course great content is the key for
 success here, but making it easier and
 providing a reminder here and there can
 really help.
Write about topics in the news
There are always hot topics in the news
 and a great way to get some traffic is to
 write about it. With some creative
 thought, even if it is nothing to do with
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 your niche, you can make it relevant to
 your blog. A classic example is
 comparing something with something
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During a Presidential election, you could
 compare running for President with
 blogging. You could discuss issues such
 as marketing y        ,
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 statements, image etc. The article could
 be called something like “Why Running
 For President Is Like Blogging”.
This would take advantage of increased
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 searches for the topic round a popular
 time, plus the headline would arouse
 curiosity Many people would want to
 know why this is so.
Another idea is say Arnold
 Schwarzenegger has been in the news
 for some reason, and you run a blog
 about investment.

You can write about all his investments
 and what you would advise him to invest
 in, given his circumstances, and why.
Be controversial
You don't need to criticise people or
 things needlessly, but a bit of
 controversy can get eyes pointing your
 way. Since I advocate ethical affiliate
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 marketing I prefer the approach of
 holding a view that flies in the face of
 “conventional wisdom”.
So a good weight loss title might be
 “Why Eating Breakfast Hampers Your
 Weight Loss”, since it is generally
 accepted that eating breakfast actually
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 helps with weight loss. If you do want to
 go down the line of criticising someone
 who is known and popular, then at least
 be constructive with it.
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Give your reasons why they don't agree
 with them, rather than just calling them
 for no reason
Give Away freebies
Free gifts can create a nice goodwill
 feeling on your blog, and can attract
 natural links when people tell other
 people about them. Also your free gifts
 can often contain reminders about your
For instance I give away free
 hypnotherapy audios and at the start of
 each one I remind them of my web

If you give away a free e book, then
 there's nothing to stop you from
 mentioning and linking to some of your
 online resources.
Yahoo Answers
You can answer some questions on
 Yahoo Answers and if relevant, point
 them to some of your resources for
 further information. Please don't be
 spammy with this method. It won't do
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 you or anyone else any good.
Ask readers to share
At the end of each post, you could add
 something that asks if your readers liked
 the article, they would share on
 Facebook, Twitter etc. By giving a
 reminder, you greatly increase your
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 chances of people doing so, which could
 help drive more traffic your way.
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