5 hot tips to boost your website traffic using free tools

Written by Chris K.

The net is a truly remarkable place because there are so many ways of skinning a cat. The cat we are talking about here is traffic. Simply put,repparttar higherrepparttar 150098 traffic,repparttar 150099 more successfulrepparttar 150100 site.

Despiterepparttar 150101 fact that everybody strives for traffic, many webmasters pay out lots of cash only to end up with mediocre results. And yetrepparttar 150102 net provides free tools, some of them little known, most of them ignored. These tools can help improverepparttar 150103 volume of traffic headed to your blog or website.

Here is how you can use free tools to increase traffic.

a) Analyze your current traffic

The best place to start is by accessing free available research on your site. If you have not been tracking your visitor install one ofrepparttar 150104 many free traffic counters available online that also have tracking capabilities and collect data for a week or so.

This will give you lots of valuable information including where most of your traffic comes from, which arerepparttar 150105 most popular pages and so on.

b) Where do your clients congregate?

This information will answer a very important and crucial question. Where do your clients usually congregate onrepparttar 150106 net? Which sites do they frequentrepparttar 150107 most?

This information is worth its’ weight in gold as we shall see later in this article.

c) Launch a blog

Blogs tend to enjoy much higher traffic in general than websites do. One ofrepparttar 150108 reasons is their informal nature. By knowing where your clients congregate, you will know exactly what interests themrepparttar 150109 most and therefore how to attract them.

Blogs are simple to manage and maintain and what’s more you can set them up for free using any ofrepparttar 150110 many free blog hosting services. They can be extremely effective in directing traffic to your website

d) Write and post articles

Meet the Niche – How Niche Marketing Can Help Build A Better Business

Written by Mohammed Bhimji

By now you have probably heard all about niche marketing and how niches arerepparttar “next big thing” – but in fact, niches are nothing new. Take a look around you atrepparttar 149402 bricks and mortar world of business. You see niches everywhere. From high-end, boutique style grocery stories that carry only organic products, to vegetarian restaurants that cater specific food taste – such as Japanese, South Asian or African. You’ll even see businesses that cater specifically to individuals with altenative lifestyles.

So how can all this diversification help you?

More and more, individuals are usingrepparttar 149403 internet to find local businesses to meet their needs. At one time, consumers relied on newspaper advertisements, flyers from local businesses, and directories to findrepparttar 149404 product or service they needed. But today, they are computer savvy and are usingrepparttar 149405 internet in increasing numbers to find what they need. Businesses which use a dual-pronged approach will see their customer base grow – both from local participation and international growth, especially ifrepparttar 149406 service provided does not have boundaries.

But many businesses don’t haverepparttar 149407 marketing knowledge or expertise to reach a wide audience, so they hire search engine experts to help them. But even then, these services do not come cheap and many small owner-operated businesses may not haverepparttar 149408 resources or knowledge to findrepparttar 149409 right expert.

This is where you come in.

We have all heard and read about niche marketing. It exploded ontorepparttar 149410 internet marketing scene about one year ago with dozens of unique products like e-books, specialized product websites, mini e-courses and even web based audio and video products. These individuals saturatedrepparttar 149411 market, soon everyone was trying to get in onrepparttar 149412 action – but what was missed was howrepparttar 149413 average joe could make money with niche marketing. You see, what happened is everyone thought they could make a quick buck becoming a niche marketer by creating a product to sell to others.

This isn’trepparttar 149414 way to get rich. Internet marketing is tough, but niche marketing to a specific industry is a little bit easier – don’t get me wrong, you still have to do your work to get ahead.

So how does niche marketing work?

Simple. Think aboutrepparttar 149415 example I gave earlier, high-end boutique style grocery stores providing only organically grown products. That is a niche, and it is one that is growing every day. Now how do you fit into this picture? What you would do is provide visitors to your website withrepparttar 149416 facts about organic products. Assume nothing, and start fromrepparttar 149417 basics. Make a list of question you would want answered if you decided to start purchasing organic products. Here are a few suggestions to get you going:

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