Why Doesn’t My Website Get Much Traffic?

This question is asked hundreds of times a day, since there are so many websites out there, it is difficult for website owners to get the kind of traffic they need coming through their site to make a profit. Very difficult but it is possible if you know what to do. There are many things that website owners aren’t aware of, or aren’t doing correctly. This article will give you a rundown on some of the most important things you should be doing to get traffic to your website which will increase your website’s profitability.

Only Use Original Content:

This cannot be stressed enough. If you are just copying and pasting from another website or blog for the content on your webpage, you are making a huge mistake. Google and other search engines not only penalize the website that has copied content, but also the website it was copied off of. They look down on plagiarism and if your website is copied from another website you will show up very low on the Google ranks, a website that shows up high on the ranks will likely be on the first page of the result while one that is lower ranked will be many pages from the beginning. This will make it impossible for potential customers and clients to find your site.

Within this area you also need to make sure that you are using the proper keywords and that you aren’t over-using them. Your keywords should equal to about 3-4% of your website. Anything more you could be penalized for over-usage of keywords and any less, you will be lost in the crowd amongst your competitors.

Submit your Website to Directories:

Many new website owners might not even know that this is a very important step in being found on the search engines. After your website is ready for viewing you need to make sure that you submit your website URL and any other basic information about your website to the major search engines as well as any website directories that you can find. There are many directories out there so the more you submit your site to, the better chance you have of being found. Some of the most popular include Google, Alexa, Yahoo, CityData, and many more.

Take Advantage of Free Social Networking:

Social networking is one of the most popular things on the internet right now. It is not only for communicating with friends, family and old high school or college buddies any more. Now companies who are smart are using this free way to advertise their websites, blogs and companies. There are over 500,000,000 members on Facebook alone and millions on Twitter as well. Advertising for free to millions of people every day is a proven way to get traffic to your site. You can start your own page, attract followers and begin posting engaging status updates. Even if you only have 100 followers, these 100 can re-post your update to their friends and so on and so on, until your website, blog or company status update has been viewed by millions of people in one day!

Take advantage of these proven ways to get traffic to your website as well as many more and you should be quickly on your way to getting many visitors, many subscribers and even more profits than you could have imagined!