Sunday, May 27, 2007


You can also advertise your site through signatures in Forums. Know your market and answer wisely, be active daily so that your username will be visible.

check out some lists of forums which has lots of traffic from members in

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

7 Ways to increase traffic to your site.

1. Affiliate Program

This is the risk free way to advertise on the web, you can pay your affiliates a commission on any sales they bring in. Some affiliates specialise in high ranking landing pages that could be used to drive traffic to your site, and all they want in return is a slice of the action. You can either create your own scheme using some of the free scripts available or use a middle man such as (very expensive) or (a bit cheaper).

2. Email Marketing

Are you collecting e-mail addresses of your visitors ? if not why not ? Emailing your customer list can be one of the cheapest ways to generate traffic as you already have built up a relationship and hopefully trust. It's only Spam if they have not consented to have being sent an e-mail and you must give them the option to opt-out. It's called list management and sites such as email marketing service will manage this for you initially for free.

3. Website Monitoring

There's no point executing a bunch of campaigns to get traffic to your site if your site is down when people arrive. If your site is down now how would you know ?, if you're not sure then you need a website monitoring service. try website monitoring (shameless plug)

4. Offline marketing campaign

Don't write off traditional marketing techniques - classified adds, leaflets, business cards, cold calling !!!. The big boys may have cornered the market for search terms such as mortgage and loans, but a leaflet drop in your local area can be very affective.

5. Forum signatures

Contribute to forums that concern your area of focus. Always be on topic and useful. A forum post is not....

"I've found this great site, go and have a look"

It's obvious and irritating, instead contribute helpfully to discussions and leave your signature at the end, put your URL into your signature and place some keywords into the URL title, that way if google spiders the forum it will associate those words with your site. See the example at the end of this posting.

6. Link with high PR sites.

PR = Page Ranking

Google gives all sites a PR value based on a proprietary algorithm, you can use the Google toolbar to figure out your own and other peoples PR. The higher your PR the more likely you are to figure highly in search results, your PR is affected by how many people link to you and what PR they have amongst other attributes.

Find other sites in your area of concern with the same or higher PR values and ask to trade links.

7. Some more content.

Google loves content. You may not want to write a new article every day, but what about some of the content you already have as a business. News items, white papers, company announcements, product descriptions, put them on your site.

posted in a forum

How to Use Directories To Improve Traffic To Your Website

I think that a lot of people get into the mindset that building traffic and links to your site is always best done by the latest and greatest new method or software.

They neglect a lot of the “old school” methods of building links in favor of the “flavor of the week” method of building links.

One of the most neglected methods I see is using directory submissions.


Well, this is very much and old school method and it does take some time and work to do well. Also, there isn’t a lot of money in the directory business, so it tends to not be in the limelight when people talk about how to build one way links to a website.

That’s really unfortunate because using directories can be a great way to improve your search engine rankings.

First of all, with just about all directories you get a one way link to your website. Some directories will want you to pay, and for really popular directories, the fee is worth it, but there are literally thousands of directories that you can submit your site to for free. So if you want a way to build links to your site for free, try this one out.

I try not to get too hung up on Google Pagerank, but for a lot of people, having a higher Pagerank not only means better search engine rankings, but it’s simply a matter of pride. Getting links from directories can be an easy way to boost your Pagerank up a notch or two.

Getting in the higher quality directories can also help you get a better Trustrank score with Google. This is one of the algorithms that Google uses to rank your site, and it’s especially important if you want to rank well for competitive terms. While most directories won’t help you get a better Trustrank score, the best ones certainly seem to (Google never says which sites are in their list of “trusted” sites). I’d recommend getting yourself a Yahoo Directory listing and trying for a DMOZ listing until you get one.

And while you’re not going to get rich off of traffic from the directories directly, you can get a nice little stream of traffic flowing into you site from directories if you are consistent and keep getting your site in more and more directories over time.

So if you want better search engine rankings and more traffic to your website, then be sure to add directory submissions to your war chest of link building methods.

Gary Ruplinger is the author of He's an expert on traffic generation and offers his expertise in this free link buidling report and in these free SEO videos.

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