Tag: generate website traffic
Many people often ask why they need a favicon icon for their website.
The answer is quite simple.
A favicon icon is a small image usually 16X16 or 32X32 pixel which shows up in the address bar of your browser immediately before the website address itself. When a visitor bookmarks your site it will also display the favicon icon in their list of bookmarks.
In simplest terms the tiny little icon serves as a means for previous visitors to easily find your website in their list of bookmarks. This is just one more small but significant tool to help generate additional website traffic.
It’s a bit of a subconscious thing but it definitely serves it’s purpose! If you ever pay attention to the address bar and the icons in your list of bookmarks you will notice that some if not many of the saved addresses do not have favicons. The only image you’ll see next to the web address is what appears to be a white sheet of paper with the right hand upper corner bent over.
If your site has a unique or bright colored favicon icon it makes your site much more memorable and easier for your visitors so they may come back to your site without having to search through all the different sites listed in their bookmarks.
People like things to be easy so make it easy on them!
Many webmasters don’t use a favicon simply because they don’t know how to create one or they believe it may be too difficult. It’s actually, however, quite easy to understand. The file has to be an actual icon file with the .ico extension at the end of the file name. An example of a properly designed icon file might read “my_site_favicon.ico” when completed.
Rather than struggle to try and build the file yourself you can easily generate a favicon icon for your website by visiting a website named Dynamic Drive.
All you need to do is upload the image for your file and click the “create icon” button. When finished just save the file to a location on your computer then upload it to your website.
Simple as that!
Now….go and add a favicon icon to your site today and make the act of re-visiting your site a little easier for your visitors.
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Website lacking in the traffic department? Have you tried everything you know to increase search engine traffic but still only getting dismal results? Don’t feel like you’re the only one! Generating true quality website traffic is the #1 road block to webmasters all around the world. Anybody can build a beautiful website with rich content that’s easy to navigate but without a dedicated flow of solid traffic to that website then that’s all it is and all it will ever be! Without the visitors your profits will be sour at best if you ever even earn a penny.
Hopefully you have completed the other tasks that a good webmaster should have done such as proper optimization by way of keywords being used correctly, alt text for your pictures, testing interior links, making sure of easy navigation for your visitors and started to build some quality backlinks for your site. Yes….it is true…targeted one-way backlinks is where your hoards of visitors will come from. Now I know that some of you more experienced webmasters are at this minute saying to yourself “yeah yeah…..we know all about the backlinks” . My response is I certainly hope you do. Quality one-way related backlinks is the main necessary ingredient needed to increase your search engine traffic. They will determine if you win or lose in the world of online marketing. You see the major “search engine crawlers” or “internet soldiers”, as I like to refer to them, are the very robots that will bring that lovely traffic to your website. You will be able to tremendously increase your traffic if the search engines know they can trust you. The only way they can know that is if you have hundreds if not thousands of other articles and links all over the internet pointing to your website. Once the search engines begin to see the related backlinks you will have effectively increased your traffic. How much it is increased will depend on the amount and quality of the back links along with proper on-page optimization.
So now we’re at the meat and potatoes of this handy little article. Let me get right to it! If you spent 8 hours a day writing quality articles and installing quality one-way links all pointing to your website it would take about 7 months to a year or maybe longer to get the kind of website traffic you truly need. You should have about 1000 links and articles but to be quite honest 3,000 to 5,000 or more would be even better. If you have that kind of time then go ahead and build them slowly. If you don’t have that kind of time and you need to be making good money now by increasing true quality website traffic then check out some of these alternatives.
You’ll be seriously glad you did.
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If you liked this article you may also want to read “Building Your Backlinks”