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Types of Web Traffic and where you can get them
A lot have been said about web traf f ic, every webmaster and blogger knows the important of web traf f ic to
a website/blog. Without web traf f ic to your site, that site is as good as dead no matter how well designed it
may look. There are dif f erent types of web traf f ic and also dif f erent sources, while some f ocus on one
more than the other I will recommend otherwise in this article.
There are basically three dif f erent types of web traf f ic namely organic traf f ic (f rom search engines), direct
traf f ic (when someone directly types your site address on the browser) and ref erral traf f ic (f rom links all
over the internet). It is ideal to drive traf f ic to your site f rom all three dif f erent types/sources of web traf f ic
because search engines see them dif f erently and have dif f erent valuations f or them as well.
Types of Web Traffic
Organic Traffic: Organic web traf f ic is the type of traf f ic that comes when your article is f ound on the
search engines and f ollowed to your site. This is the best f orm of web traf f ic as even Google and other
search engines have conf irmed. Organic web traf f ic is considered most important and of ten valued more
than any other type of web traf f ic. It also has a higher CPC than the other types of web traf f ic named
earlier in any PPC campaign.
How to get Organic Traffic: To get organic traf f ic you need to publish quality articles on your site,
optimize them properly with good keyword usage. When you rank high on the search engine results then
you’ll surely see a lot of organic traf f ic to your site. This type of web traf f ic requires a lot of hard work and
takes time as well, but I assure you if you learn the intricacies of writing a post that will immediately appear
on the f irst page of Google search result or any other search engine you will see how easy it is to drive
traf f ic to your site f or f ree.
Referral Traffic: Ref erral traf f ic is yet another type of web traf f ic as a result of the backlinks you have
built all over the internet, when someone f ollows your link f rom another website to your website this type
of traf f ic is termed ref erral traf f ic. This could be as a result of links you lef t via blog commenting, guest
posting, social media sharing etc. Ref erral traf f ic constitutes the second/third source of traf f ic to my blog
af ter organic traf f ic.
How to get Referral Traffic: Ref erral traf f ic as I explained is as a result of the links you lef t all over the
internet as a result of blog commenting (especially on blogs with CommentLuv plugin), guest posts, social
media shares etc. It could also be email signatures, f orum signatures, link exchanges, content curation like
f rom Scoop.it, f rom lists like List.ly etc.
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So if you want to improve your ref erral web traf f ic then you have to take these things seriously, don’t
concentrate only on your own site, help others promote their site by commenting, sharing and guest
posting, that way you can attract same f avor and the more links you have out there the better f or you
general site traf f ic. Remember not to spam as Google won’t hesitate to de-index your f rom their search
engine. Please avoid all black hat SEO methods, concentrate on the types of link building strategies I have
shared on this blog in the past.
Another type of traf f ic would’ve been the Social Networks traf f ic but most times its little and is easily
parsed as ref erral traf f ic. But if you have a very active social media page, you can drive huge amount of
traf f ic f rom there to your site. Do not ignore the potentials of the social media in promoting any brand or
product in this case your website.
Direct Traffic: Direct traf f ic is yet another type of web traf f ic but not f rom search engines as organic web
traf f ic discussed above. When someone directly types your site address on the browser address bar and
hit the keyboard enter button and arrives at your site, such traf f ic is what is known as direct web traf f ic.
This type of traf f ic is mostly associated with popular websites, when you have promoted your site very well
and have built yourself a brand then people can remember the name of your site easily and visit your site
even without seeing the link anywhere. This type of web traf f ic of ten constitutes the second/third largest
source of traf f ic to my blog af ter organic traf f ic.
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How to get Direct Traffic: To get more direct traf f ic to your website you have a lot of branding and
promotion to do. You have to become popular f or people to remember your name. Let me let you in to a
secret that works always. Print your website name on a T-shirt and share it to your f riends let them wear it
always and people will see it and over time will remember the name. You can also create stickers; a little
charity will also be good. Create banners; use your site name as your Facebook cover image etc.
General advice: As more and more of your contents are being published, try as much as possible to
adequately promote your contents, build links the genuine way and over time you will begin to reap the
result of your hard work. Publish only quality articles, well optimized f or search engines and engage
productively on the social networks, join as much as you can handle and make new f riends, join groups and
help others to be helped as well.
These methods I shared here in this article have greatly improved this blog and I assure you it will also
improve yours. Now you know the types of web traf f ic and how you can get them, take advantage of my
advice and improve your site traf f ic. Let me hear what you think of this article, use the comment section
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