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Big Secret to High Traffic
It seems that many people are assuming that once their web site is
developed and on the Internet visitors will just flock to it.
Wouldn't it make sense with the millions of people online that your site
would automatically get at least a few hundred hits a day?
Unfortunately it just isn't that simple!
Imagine you are starting a business beside a major highway.
Except your business cannot be seen due to a hidden drive and
parking lot. Thousands of people will drive right by your door
everyday, having no idea you are there! Since they are
so close it would seem at least someone would stop by,
right? In this scenario, it's pretty obvious why they don't.
Take this scenario to the Internet for a moment. Your web site is on the
Internet, folks are zipping by in all directions but they don't
visit. They don't visit because they don't know you are there.
You have not provided them a way to get to your site. How do
you get the attention of the passerby's?
Mistakenly many people depend solely on search engines. This simply will
not provide you with traffic. Generally a site that offers a
very unique product or rare content with little or no competition will do
quite well in the engines. However, if you have a site on the web with
hundreds of sites similar to yours fighting for a top ten ranking, then
your chances are slim?
Depending on search engines alone is similar to posting your business
phone number in the yellow pages and doing nothing else to
advertise. Imagine your business next to that major highway
again. If you have no sign other than the yellow pages, then how
many people do you think will stop?
Likely the only folks to visit have looked up your subject in the yellow
pages and happened to select your business. With millions of people
passing right by your door daily, think of the market you are missing!
It's the same on the Internet, think of the market you are missing if all
you do is post to search engines! Of course all businesses should be
in the yellow pages, just like all web sites should be in the search
engines. Don't discount them; just don't depend solely on them for all
By now you may be asking, "Ok, then how do I get traffic?" Since
millions of people are zipping by daily and don't know you are there, then
you need to make yourself visible! You do this by putting up your
"sign". In fact, you need to get your "sign" in
as many places as possible. Your "sign" can be a hyperlink
on someone else's site, a banner in a network, your ad in an ezine, your
signature file etc. You must ACTIVELY promote!
Put your "sign" everywhere! Develop relationships with
other webmasters, become interactive with your visitors, develop and
publish an ezine, place ads in newsletters, provide quick and friendly
customer service, swap links with other sites, etc. The list goes on
The big secret to high traffic doesn't exist! There is no ONE BIG
secret. The secret is just a whole bunch of little secrets used
collectively that make the difference. Since all new
businesses on the Internet start off on the same playing field, your
chances are as good as anyone! It doesn't matter if you're a one-man
shop or a large organization, the fact remains; you will get no traffic
unless you promote!
Spend 80% of your time actively promoting and you will see a massive
difference in your traffic and your success!
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