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5 Ways to Drive Targeted Traffic to Your Website

By Daryl Campbell

You have all the things needed to succeed in a business including the drive and determination to understand how it all works. You may even have all the right tools, as well as a unique and interesting website which could earn you a fortune. But all these things are useless if you do not know how to drive traffic to your site. Any online business will sink into oblivion without traffic to keep it going.

Getting people who matter to see your website is a difficult undertaking but it is made tougher when you consider the fact that there are rivals everywhere waiting to grab the attention of the very folks you want. The sheer magnitude of the internet has given birth to fierce competition. With all the websites piling on top of each other, how would one be able to stand out? If you are determined to stick it out with your business then you need ways to get visitors.

1. Search Engines

A large part of your traffic will come from these since that's how many people go about finding what their looking for online. Search engines like Google are a part of everyday life on the internet. Having top search engine rankings is vital in building popularity links, and the use of the right keywords is important in attaining this goal. Once a website is on top of the list, it is easily accessible to anyone who wants to see it for himself.

2. Contacting other webmasters for a possible link exchange.

Locating websites that are related to your own is the primary task. Once there, you should establish communication by personalizing everything as much as possible. By doing this you can increase the chances getting a reciprocal link. A side benefit of this is it can increase your rankings in the search engines based on the quality of the links and how many you have.

3. Writing your own articles.

Content is king and the internet is always in need of content. Writing articles is an effective way in promoting your business. A good article submitted to the many online article directories can build you a lot of backlinks as well as provide your readers with useful information which in turn gets them to click to your site.

4. Joint venture marketing.

This is not only an effective way of promoting a product or a service but also a terrific traffic generator. Having a partner through ad swap or link exchange is beneficial to both parties as it allows them to reach a wide customer base in a short amount of time. A joint giveaway or sale of any products you and your JV partner may own or have the resell rights to can also bring a lot of traffic

5. Affiliate programs.

Having your own affiliate program can create a powerful sales force. In addition to increasing your chances to make money tenfold, having an army of affiliates can also bring a flood of traffic to your website. A good affiliate program is a win-win situation.

There are of course many other traffic generating strategies including pay per click and the new phenomenon of social bookmarking. Use these methods to move your business forward. Once you get people to see what you have to offer on a regular basis then you know you're on the right track.
About the Author
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