Driving Traffic Using SEO

traffic_signal_2One of the biggest challenges that all internet marketers face is getting targeted traffic to their site. There are several ways to drive traffic to your website.

One of the most popular ways is through Search Engine Optimization. There is two parts to SEO – on page SEO and off page SEO.

A few things you should know about “on page”. Always start with keyword research. Google provide an excellent free tool for this – Google Keyword Tool. When you are purchasing a domain name, ensure that your main keyword is in that domain. When you are posting on your blog, use the keyword in the title of your blog. Keyword density must also be considered. It should be between 3-5%. Anymore many make the blog or article appear to be spam.  Make sure you use header tags and meta tags. You can use internal links from one of your pages to another. Always make certain that you only use unique content. These are some of the “on page” factors that Google loves and will increase your ranking and help get you traffic.

Some of the “off page” factors include writing articles and blogs and linking them to your site. You can also go and find blogs about similar topic as your own and add a comment. This too will give you another link and more traffic.

Another way to get people is to advertise your site. If you go to Google and type in” free ads” you will see how many sites are available.

To get traffic to your site or blog, make sure that the content is relevant to your URL. In saying this, when people come to your site, they are looking for information that is related to their keyword search.  Your site or blog should help the person with their problem by answering any questions they may have. If someone leaves a question in your comment box, always give them an answer.

If you are using a blog, it is advisable to add regular posts to your site. Not only is this good in the eyes of Google but you will find that you will get a good following who are interested in what you have to say. Give people a free book or article when they visit your site. This then will help you foster a relationship with your visitors.

Encourage people to come and leave a comment on your blog and take the time to answer them and reply accordingly.

10 thoughts on “Driving Traffic Using SEO

  1. Robert Knights

    Hello Mark,

    I love your blog posts….

    SEO is so important, i still struggle to get traffic to any of my squeeze pages.

    I have used some of the tips you have posted on your blog and found they WORK !

    keep posting buddy…

    Reply
    1. Mark *Coaching Newbies* Terrell Post author

      Hello Robert

      Glad to see you enjoy reading them. Yes some people do not realize the importance of SEO when it comes to the Search Engines and page ranking. Keep up the good work and I am sure you will succeed.

      Regards

      Mark

      Reply
    1. Mark *Coaching Newbies* Terrell

      Hey Robert,

      First i would create a blog to build a relationship.

      Driving traffic can be done by several ways, I would write articles and submit to article directories,
      create hub pages and squiddo lenses, post of forums all linking back to your page.

      You can use pay per click for targeted traffic.

      If you need more detailed explanation i can talk to you for free on Skype: marketingwithmark if that helps

      Mark

      Reply
  2. Chris Jenkins

    Mark,
    I love your post here I am a big fan of SEO and power of it. You are right on target with the statement “Always make certain that you only use unique content
    I think this is way overlooked and if you do not mind I would like to add that you should even take it a little farther and say
    Compelling Unique Content that will draw the reader in and bring you even more traffic.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying Hi.

    Chris

    Reply
    1. Mark *Coaching Newbies* Terrell Post author

      Hi Chris

      Thank you for your comments. Yes I think some people overlook how important that SEO really is. If people use SEO they definitely improve their rankings.

      Regards

      Mark

      Reply
    1. Mark *Coaching Newbies* Terrell Post author

      Hi Pete

      Yes you are perfectly correct. There are many other ways but this is to get people thinking and wanting to learn more.

      Regards

      Mark

      Reply
  3. Ashley

    Hey Mark,

    I didn’t know what was the best way of getting i touch with you as you have no means whatsoever 🙂

    If you can shoot your email over Mark av got something to send you which you may like 🙂

    Reply

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