Now that your website is published and up and running it’s time to get people to visit your site. You won’t have any visitors if they don’t know your website exist. I’m going to save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars right now by giving you some very valuable information.
Don’t spend your money with an SEO company to get website traffic if you don’t have to. If you are a large corporation or will have a very large site with thousands of items and pictures then you may want to consider talking with an SEO company as the amount of time it will take you to optimize the website will be ridiculous.
There are many things you can do and should do to gain traffic once you have published. First and foremost, make sure that your website has good content. In other words, be sure that the information, pictures, articles, etc. are all related to what your website is about and make sure that it is valuable information for your visitors to read or use. Without good content there will never be a reason for your visitors to return to your website.
Second and sometimes just as important as the first make sure that your site is easily readable and understandable. People don’t like to have to figure out what you are trying to say nor do they have time. It’s a fast paced world we live in and for most people time is of the essence. Your site should be free flowing and easy to navigate.
Always check for spelling errors and sentence run on’s, etc. These kind of errors will only serve to confuse or aggravate your visitors. Finally make sure your site is search engine optimized with lots of targeted back links! Good SEO and plenty of back links will assure lots of traffic and good rankings with the bigger more well know search engines. What do I mean by that? Well, you need to be sure that there are many one-way links poiting to your website using targeted keywords because major and minor search engines will crawl your website on a regular basis.
Lots of back links means your site is busy and well known. Submit your website to as many search engines and related websites as you possibly can. When they crawl your website they are looking to see if your site is easy to understand and relative to the content you say it is.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) can be a little tricky for even the most novice of the web masters. The major web search engines such as Google and Yahoo as well as thousands of others basically get their information from search engine submissions by the website web master which is you.
In your site building tools and setup it should ask you on each page of your website to give a description of that particular page and what it is about. Keep your descriptions simple and to the point. One line sentences if you can. It will also ask for the particular keywords for that page. The keywords that you input will let the search engine crawlers know what that particular page of your website is about. Always name your pages. Don’t let your pages be named page1 or page 5 or anything like that. If one particular page in your site is about cats and dogs then name the page (catsanddogs.php). This is important for trust to be gained by your website visitors. When they click on that page, the title bar on their page should say (catsanddogs.php) not (page1.php).
To sum things up remember, you need good content, easily readable and understandable information, free flowing and easy to navigate links and pages, check spelling errors and sentence run on’s, and finally add lots of back links and optimize your website. If you do all these things on a regular basis you will always have a strong amount of traffic flow to your website. Lots of traffic generally means lots of money or attention or whatever else you are trying to accomplish with your website.