How to Increase Traffic to Your Website

Traffic: it’s one of the most sought after commodities on the web, both for our Writer’s Residence users, and for anyone with a website or blog. So how do you increase traffic to your web site? This was the subject of a recent thread on the Absolute Write forums. Amongst the ideas:

  • Participate in forums
  • Post enticing links on Twitter
  • Leave comments on other people’s blogs
  • Publish interviews with people in your niche

It all boils down to two pretty basic things: post high quality content and develop relationships with people in your niche. Although some may argue that you can do some fancy stuff with search engines and key words, there really is no magical, automated way to get your website out to the masses.

The best way is to be consistent, and genuine.

I like how writer Lisa Spangenberg puts it:

You increase traffic to your blog by writing well…by participating in the conversation…by saying interesting things expressed well… Ultimately, it’s all about the quality of the conversation and the quality of the writing.

I love that the web has transformed marketing from a PR-driven chore to something fun, creative and social. It’s truly a great time to be a writer!

2 Responses to “How to Increase Traffic to Your Website”

  1. Kellie Says:

    Thanks for the tips… what it seems to come down to is that you’ve just got to work for it, get you and your blog out there, and hope for the best 🙂

  2. camella Says:

    Hi Chimezie,

    Thanks for your comment. The article itself “How to Increase Traffic to Your Website” has some great tips on how to drive traffic to your site. Below I’ve listed a couple of links that you may find useful as well, as they provide tips on getting more exposure to your site. I hope this helps you get started.

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwritersresidence.com%2Fblog%2F2009%2F02%2F24%2Fbest-social-media-sites-for-writers%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzcilRQfiywGrTxZ1y8Kgkup2P609g

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwritersresidence.com%2Fblog%2F2008%2F11%2F03%2F5-ways-to-get-more-exposure-to-your-writing-portfolio%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzfOp5gmrMl2Etm0lP5lJQbcDi4erA

    Best of luck to you!

    Camella