December 24th 2019 at 4:05pm Published by firstdownadmin

It seems like everyone has a website nowadays, so finding ways to stand out from the crowd is indispensable! To make a popular website, use these helpful suggestions regarding content, design, and search-engine optimization.

Baseline traffic, website design, domain age, meta descriptions, geographic location, competition, and target market all play into how quickly you can gain search engine traffic from SEO. Generally speaking websites can see results in 4 to 6 months. Obviously, SEO results grow over time.

If you’ve struggled with driving traffic to your website, you’re not alone. According to 2019 research done by Content Marketing Institute, 61% of content professionals are challenged with knowing what is most important to their audiences, 50% are challenged with knowing the goal of the audience at a particular stage of the customer’s journey, and 49% are challenged with knowing the steps in the customer’s journey.

Here are steps you can take to increase your website traffic.

  1. Get Listed in Online Directories
  2. Build Backlinks. 
  3. Post to Social Media
  4. Include Hashtags in Your Posts.
  5. Use Landing Pages.
  6. Target Long-Tail Keywords. 
  7. Start Email Marketing
  8. Guest Blog.

One of the most important areas your business should concentrate to increase website traffic is content:

Content creation

Inbound marketing focuses on attracting the right people to your company. One of the best ways to do this is by creating content through blogging.

To come up with content that will attract the right visitors to your website, you should know your buyer persona. Once you know your audience, you can create content that will attract them to your website.

But how do you write a good blog post that will attract the right audience?

Follow these five steps:

Identify your buyer persona: Find out more about your audience, from job title to pain points.

Conduct SEO research: Learn what your audience is searching for on search engines so you provide the right content.

Write a draft: Begin by drafting a post that answers your audience’s questions.

Publish: Publish your post on your blog.

Create more landing pages and more subject specific areas in your website where the text and content are rich in keywords, and these keywords should be related to your business.    Create hyperlinks to other areas of your website (inbound links) and make sure to update your website sitemap.  Internal SEO is important for your website traffic. While paid advertising, social media, and other online platforms can generate traffic to websites, the majority of online traffic is driven by search engines. Organic search results cover more digital real estate, appear more credible to savvy searchers, and receive way more clicks than paid advertisements.

Promote: Promote your blog post on social media and email newsletters to generate traffic. The more traffic your post generates, the higher it will rank in search engines.