How do you get good quality traffic to a brand new website?
A question for the ages. There are countless tips and strategies that a person could set into motion for getting traffic to a new website. There are plenty of people who will tell you the exact step-by-step method to getting web traffic if you have enough money.
Truth be told, it's not that hard to get traffic to a site rather quickly.
If you have the money using Google Adwords, or some other PPC search engine will bring in as much traffic as you can afford. But, what if you can't afford it? What if you're just starting and have a brand new website? How do you get targeted traffic then?
Three Ways For Immediate Website Traffic
When you're just starting a brand new site, you have time and money invested. You don't want to wait for the search engines to index you and rank you somewhere. You probably don't have the cash to dump into a PPC campaign. If you do, that's great, but I would rely solely on that. I have seen too many people lose a lot of cash this way. They have to be closely monitored and cut off quickly if they are not working out.
So, how do you get good, quality, targeted traffic to a new site... on the cheap?
1. Write a lot
I know that's not what a lot of people want to hear. Or even what a lot of people will tell you. But, if you want immediate traffic, with results, then write a lot of articles. In fact, don't ever stop. You finish one, start another one. Finish that one, start another one. And so on and so on.
When you write a good article, dealing with the topic of your site, and distribute it to websites and article directories, you are going to get results. People will visit they websites, read your article, and click to your site. Or they will see your article in a directory, put in on their website or in their ezine, people read it, click to your site.
This one method alone can be your advertising campaign is done correctly. However, for a well rounded, balanced advertising campaign, you will need to use a couple of other tools.
2. Solo Ads
If you want to get a large flood of visitors in a short period of time, solo ads are a great tool to use. Although, like articles they need to be well written. Solo ad success also depends on where the ad is published.
Solo ads are ads that are published all by themselves to an entire mailing list. The power in these beauties lies in the audience they are targeted to. If you place an ad in an ezine of 6,000 people that are within your targeted niche, you have 6,000 potential visitors. If your ad is written good enough, you'll get a large portion of those readers.
3. Write some more
Are you gettting tired of hearing that yet?
However you look at it, good or bad, writing is a the single most important element to your online business. There are different rules to adhere to in the online world. People want information. They want to be entertained. They love to learn things. So use that for traffic.
Now, when I say write more I don't mean articles. What I'm referring to are little how to "course" that show people, over a short period of time, how to do something. You can cut this course into bite sized lengths and make them 6 to 10 parts. You distribute these in two different ways.
The first way is not for immediate traffic. Once finished with your course you would set up an account with an autoresponder service, like Aweber and set up sign up box on your site. When people sign up for your course they start receiving each part of the it on your specified publishing schedule. (once a day, once every two days, whatever.)
In order to do that you need the traffic first. So, for our immediate traffic this just won't work.
However, the other method will work wonders.
Once you're finished writing your course, and get set up with an autoresponder service, give it away to other people. Kind of like what you do with articles. Go to other websites and email the owners offering your course as a free giveaway they can offer their visitors. This works best if the website owner includes it with their free offering when someone signs up for their ezine. This may take a couple of days to start seeing results from it, but it is worth it. Pretty soon thousands of people can be visiting your site because of this free course.
A quick easy ad campaign
Advertising a website for traffic can be as hard or as simple as you want to make it. You can get all complicated and try the automated software. But, they will just be obsolete months after you buy them. Or you can take the easy approach, one that will never go out of style, and start seeing long lasting results immediately.
I urge you to use all three of these methods and you'll see a great increase in your traffic and sales.