Generating targeted traffic for your website or your blog isn’t nearly as hard as it seems; if you are able to give something of real value to your visitors and can keep your commitment to generating traffic high, you should see plenty of good results. If traffic is not a big deal, why are the Internet marketing forums always buzzing with questions about gaining traffic? Why do the newbies have such a hard time gaining exposure for what they are offering? The answer to these questions isn’t complicated; getting a consistent flow of quality traffic takes a lot of time, commitment and focus and lots of people don’t have that. But if you’ve got what it takes, then the following article will prove to be helpful to you in generating traffic.
Social bookmarking is a fantastic way to generate traffic but you already knew that. When we talk about social bookmarking what do you think of? Usually a person, especially one in IM, will start to think about the software they can use to spam as many of these sites as possible. Does that really help you reach your goals though? No, of course not. The best way to use social bookmarking to gain traffic is to create good content or find a resource that is worthy of being bookmarked. When you can do this your next step is to educate your readers and visitors and to encourage them to share your site with the bookmarking sites that are out there. Just about any form of social media can be used to get targeted traffic. The big names, like Facebook and Twitter, are of course popular sources of traffic. Getting thousands of followers from Facebook can easily translate into an increase of traffic to your website or blog.
One method of traffic generation that is not used nearly enough is increasing your website’s URL exposure by including it with all of your offline literature like your business cards, fliers, letterheads, etc. There are webmasters who even have their website displayed on their vehicle! The point is that there are lots of ways to gain exposure for your website or blog and you can use offline methods for this as well. Be creative and try to come up with lots of ways to approach the offline market to help get targeted traffic sent to your website. For instance, when you sell a "weight loss" ebook, work with the weight loss studios in your local area and ask them to send their students to your website; you can even offer the schools a commission based on the sales that they generate for you. If all this seems like too much work, don’t forget that if you’re willing to pay a little money, you can always get targeted traffic. Sites that sell traffic allow you to geo-target the results such that you can choose to get website traffic from different countries or different parts of the world.
Start a forum and have it on your website! While most people already understand that traffic generation is often done through forums, not everyone knows that there are better and smarter ways to go about it. Not only is participating in forums a good idea, so is hosting forums of your own. This way you can get your target audience to create and promote content for you while also giving them incentive to visit your main website. You can use your forum as a channel to direct traffic to the main page of your website. Most new IMers struggle a lot with building traffic levels because they believe, and wrongly so, that there is some magic formula or method for generating all of the traffic they want. If you want lots of relevant traffic for your website, you need to be able to make and follow a system that really works for you and that system will usually involve techniques that take honest time and effort to put in place but the effort is worth it in the end. So if you can practice some patience and be consistent in your effort then try applying some of what you’ve learned here and watch the results start rolling in.