Step 16: Driving Traffic
Lets cover the good things first.
-By Joining forums related to the topic of your website, you can add links to your website in your signature. But for this to be effective, your going to need to post often.
-You can use websites like facebook and the like to get friends and family to gain some hits. Just remind them that you update your content often, and that they should check in often.
>Video Sharing Sites.
-Make appetizing you tube videos that bring intrigued viewers to your website.
>Submit Your Website to Search Engines.
-You can submit your website to the major search engines
*Yahoo (Requires a Yahoo Account)
* You could alternately use a website like Submit Express, However most search engines offer controls that submit express just won't give you. It's all about the finite details.
*There are hundreds of other search engines out there, but as long as long as your indexed by google, your covered. According to HitsLink (as of February 14th) Google has 87% of the search engine market share.
>Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
-Insert Meta Tags into your articles, Use titles with keywords in them,
-Spell check your website!
-I've been trying out the free tools on SEOmoz for awhile, and there great for determining pagerank, backlinks, etc. Its worth checking out.
Bad Ways to drive traffic to your website.
>Click Exchange Websites. You might make a quick ten cents, but by then google will have banned you from adsense. These types of websites can also bring down your page rank, making it less and less likely, that the googlers of the web will find your website.