Increase Online Traffic

Written by Anita DeFrank

Everybody wants it … everybody needs it. Traffic. In essence your business can't survive online without it. This let's everyone searching forrepparttar best ways to increase website traffic as quickly and painlessly as possible. Inrepparttar 127865 following I'll share some little tricks to help increase traffic.

Link Exchange Exchange links with other sites that relate to yours. Look for other sites that could be of interest to your visitors. Avoid one ofrepparttar 127866 most common mistakes of namingrepparttar 127867 filename of your link exchange page 'links'. This is one mistake that is often made and can save future problems from occurring. It is also a good idea to organize your link exchange page. Breakrepparttar 127868 links down into categories such as Internet Marketing, Shopping, Business Opportunities and so on. You can also move in onrepparttar 127869 keywords that you're trying to rank with by using them in your link exchanges. An example of this would be if you were trying to rank high withrepparttar 127870 keywords scrapbooking at home you would use those words in your exchange.

Directory Listings Some ofrepparttar 127871 best advertising available online would be getting listed in directories. This doesn't mean submitting to search engines. If you write quality ad copies and build a quality site;repparttar 127872 important search engines will find you. What I am talking about is directories that you pay to be listed in. A good example of this is These types of directories you pay to be listed for a certain amount of time. Some are weekly, monthly or in this case are yearly. This is also an excellent way to get those 'back links' to help you rank better in search engines.

Website Design There are a few details that you can add to each web page to help increase search engine traffic and in turn increase targeted traffic to your website.

Title tags Use your targeted keywords forrepparttar 127873 title. The HTML code for your title tags should look likerepparttar 127874 following:

< html > < head > < title > Your page title (keywords) here < /title >

Meta tags Again, you can use your keywords inrepparttar 127875 meta tags and describe each page within them. The HTML code for your meta tags should look likerepparttar 127876 following:

< html > < head > < title > Your page title (keywords) here < /title >

Alt Tags Use these to describe your pictures on your website. Two things happen when you use these. First search engines can't 'read' pictures so this givesrepparttar 127877 search engines text to read. Secondly, some visitors may have graphics turned off and instead of gettingrepparttar 127878 dreaded red x they'll seerepparttar 127879 text. Alt tags for images should look like this:

Increase Online Traffic - What NOT To Do

Written by Anita DeFrank

Since everyone is so obsessed with ways to increase our website traffic (and of course we should be) people often are quick to jump at anything that might help. We are always talking about ways to increase search engine traffic. But, what about what we shouldn't do? The following I'll share a few tricks that you shouldn't be doing.

--->Do Not Buy Traffic This is one ofrepparttar oldest scams aroundrepparttar 127864 internet. I'm not talking about PPC programs; that's a whole other article. The ones I'm talking about arerepparttar 127865 ones that 'guarantee you' 10,000 visitors for $10.00 (just an example). Do you really think that's possible? Not only do they try to sell you visits; they also try to say you'll get such and such amount of sales. In plain words…BULL! Besides, there is NO company that can guarantee you any amount of sales. Sales depend onrepparttar 127866 demand of your product/service, price and of course your ad copy. Plain and simple…Buying traffic is a scam. Don't do it.

--->Don't Bother with Top Sites These quickly become a big waste of your valuable time. (Remember, your time is valuable and time IS money.) Everyone else listed there with your site is doingrepparttar 127867 exact same thing you're doing. Let me guess, every day you are clicking on your link and voting for yourself and/or you are sending out tons of emails (possibly spam) begging all your friends to vote for you. Am I right? Don't waste your precious time doing this. Instead spend your time working on your ad copy. It'll take you much further.

--->Submitting Your Site Myths You don't need to submit your site to search engines. Submitting your site to search engines does not increase your search engine rankings. The important search engines will index a properly built website.

--->Web Rings Web Rings can be fun but, you very well could be sending your traffic AWAY from your site. You are giving your visitorsrepparttar 127868 opportunity to click away to another site. You need to be concentrating keeping your visitors and selling your product or service. Besides that, a lot of people breakrepparttar 127869 web rings. These rings are set up to be all aboutrepparttar 127870 same topics. You are giving your visitors direct links to your competitors.

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