How To Develop Maximum Web Site Traffic Written by Tim Urban
Most people approach web passively. They put up a web site, They wait. Nothing happens. They complain. Or even, ridiculously, pull off web, like it's web's fault that 60 million people didn't drop by before breakfast. If you want traffic, you've got to work for traffic. That means developing Traffic Attitude. This attitude consists of following parts: recognition that web doesn't promote itself and determination to master web promotion. Make a decision to find every conceivable means of building your traffic, and use them all -- every single day! 1. Take Advantage of Free Classifieds Did you list today? Yesterday? The day before? If not, there's a problem right there. Why? Because you can get a steady stream of prospects. By working with these prospects properly you get a steady stream of qualified prospects and, ultimately, sales. The key? Developing titles that contain client-centered benefits. Also, make sure that your description further develops your title, while providing all means necessary for your prospects to connect with you NOW. 2. Take Advantage of FFA Links Submitting your site to Free-For-All Link pages has become an even better way to advertise than in recent past with invent of Free Link Finder. This little program spiders net based on search criteria you feed it .You simply give it a set of search criteria and set it loose. It aggressively seeks out places on net that meet your criteria and adds your link! You can even download a FREE demo of Free Link Finder to see how this program works. 3. Take Advantage of Paid Links Everybody likes free stuff, but there's something you should know. Advertising on Internet is about placement - more precisely, where your ad is physically on page, when a potential client visits website. That's why you should also use paid links. If you can afford it, go for premium or "TOP ADS". These are usually ads people see first. They pull 5 to 10 times as much traffic as free or "average ads". 4. Take Advantage of Per Inquiry Advertising
Message Boards: PromotionWritten by Richard Lowe
All right, now you've created best message board in world (at least in your humble opinion). You've set it up and posted a few things and waited for herds of people to start contributing. You wait and wait. Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months, and still nobody visits your board. What's going on?
Something that is not obvious is that a message board must be promoted just like anything else on internet. In other words, you have to let people know that your board exists and is interesting. I know it seems kind of strange ... you created your board in order to get people to come back to your web site, yet now you have to promote board as well?
The first thing you want to do is to link your board to your web site. I know it seems obvious, but still it interesting how many people forget this simple step. In addition, link must be in an obvious place, and it's wise to include it on every page of your site.
The next tasks is to start telling people about existence of board. You are looking for contributors, especially early in life of board. You want to find as many people as you can who will actually contribute to community that you are trying to build.
A good place to start is to lurk in other message boards, newsgroups and email discussion lists with similar subjects. Read messages, then start posting your own to get established as someone who is knowledgeable on subject. You should start to determine who is active in board, perhaps make a few friends and gain some respect.
You can tactfully invite people to contribute to your own board. Personally, I think it's very tacky to issue invitations in other boards, newsgroups and discussion lists. I believe it is more preferable to invite people one-on-one in personal emails. Posting an invitation to a board is a great way to get board members to dislike you ... and do it often enough and they may eject you entirely.