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Quit Focusing On Website Traffic and Start Focusing On What You Need


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Increase your website traffic and the revenue from your site by ensuring it has no broken links or pages. Broken links prevent customers from navigating your site. Broken pages are even worse, since then the content is just missing. Broken content can't be indexed by search engines either, which is also poor marketing.

Before beginning a search engine optimization campaign, website owners should have the analytical tools they need to track website traffic already in place. Traffic is the yardstick webmasters use to measure the success of SEO efforts. Their analytical processes need to be in place before starting SEO so that they have a baseline for comparison.

If you want to increase website traffic without spending money, choose internet marketing strategies that minimize expenses. Blogging and article marketing rely on generating content to attract traffic. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a comparatively, low-cost strategy to increase search engine rankings, without paying for the boost outright.

If you want to be successful at SEO, make sure you know your audience! Use the Google Tracker application (or any other similar website) to break down where your website traffic is coming from. This will help reveal which of your SEO tactics are successful and which are not. When you are more pragmatic about generating visitors for your website, you will get better results.

You have found that search engine optimization doesn't have to be difficult. An educated, common sense approach, goes a long way towards raising your site's visibility, as well as, its rank. Apply the advice you have discovered here and you will be sure to enjoy the rewards of higher traffic.

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Quit Focusing On Website Traffic and Start Focusing On What You Need

  1. 1. by Bryan Hammond Choose Your Salary
  2. 2. One of the most common questions I get is how do I increase my website traffic. If you’re asking this question, you’re not focusing on what you really need. What you should be asking is how do I get loyal readers. Website traffic does you no good unless they’re getting your message and coming back for more.
  3. 3. It’s very easy to get caught up in the number of visitors your site or blog is receiving instead of focusing on getting more subscribers, followers and customers. This is what you really want. This is what your business needs. I’m guilty of doing it. When I first started all I could think about is getting a higher Alexa ranking. I had a lot of people telling me that the secret to success is traffic.
  4. 4. So I put my head down and started doing everything I could to increase my traffic. It took some time, but I finally got to where I was getting a decent amount of traffic, but I noticed something very alarming. While I had traffic coming in, I wasn’t getting any new email subscribers or conversions.
  5. 5. My business was looking quite good, as long as you only looked at my website traffic numbers. But traffic alone doesn’t pay the bills. Obviously, I was missing something. I thought that traffic alone would get my business to where I wanted it to be. I just assumed that this is how it works. The more traffic you have, the more money you’ll make. Not.
  6. 6. But I wasn’t about to give up. So I started reading and researching and noticed a disturbing trend. Most of what I was reading online just talked about the importance of getting traffic. I knew from my experience that this was not the case. I started asking myself where did I go wrong? Most of the so-called experts I was reading from are telling me that traffic equals money.
  7. 7. Then it finally hit me. If 1000 people a day visit my site then disappear forever, how does that help me? I realized this was not the kind of website traffic I should be focusing on. I wanted to target readers who I can provide value or a service to and who will return in the future. This was a crucial shift in my way of thinking about traffic. It has nothing to do with quantity and everything to do with quality.
  8. 8. So how does one attract quality readers and followers? I think it starts with offering value to your readers, whether that be in the form of a service you provide or the quality of the information you deliver.
  9. 9. Remembering why you started your website or blog in the first place. For me, it was to provide honest, accurate information for those looking to start a home based business. It’s important that you keep your original goals in mind as you build and grow your online business. It’s easy to lose that focus along the way and concentrate on things you think are important, like website traffic, instead of why you started this in the first place.
  10. 10. Now, I’m not saying website traffic is not important. It is. However, quality traffic is what you should focus on. I’d much rather have 100 loyal readers instead of 1000 visitors who never come back.
  11. 11. Please visit Choose Your Salary for more on how you can build an online home based business. Thank You.