If you’re trying to make a go of running an online business, you know you need to drive traffic to your website if you expect to make any money. There are several ways you can entice readers to click the link to your site more often. As you improve your skills in these areas, you can expect the increase in traffic to start showing up on your bottom line.
One of the first popular form of social media is still a great way to build an audience full of people interested in what you have to say about improving their lives. And improving their lives is the key to successful online business. Just as a brick and mortar store needs people to come in to see what they have and spend a great deal of time and money marketing their products, an online business needs customers, window shoppers and visitors who don’t always buy, but they sure tell their friends about it.
Blogging is a fun, fairly easy, highly attractive form of social media that can boost your Google status and bring people into your part of the virtual world. Blogs are increasing all the time and people who really want traffic are finding all sorts of ways to do just that. Blogs are no longer simply a diary of what the owners think about various topics. Any online entrepreneur who isn’t blogging, should give it some serious thoughts.
Writing a blog with some SEO techniques and updating it regularly with new content is a great way to drive traffic to your website. If you are adding relevant content with your keywords in it on a regular basis, you will move traffic to your products and services. Plain and simple.
One of the great things about a blog is with many of them, like WordPress, you can easily upload audio, video and graphics into your posts without a lot of time and hassle. Remember to tag or label your pictures and videos with keywords when you can! Make sure the content is relevant to your product or services – although if you are REALLY SURE most of your audience will think it is funny, you might try that every once in awhile. Take care with that, however, because it is also easy to offend people when you think something is funny and they don’t.
Interact with your audience. Encourage your readers to comment on the blog and respond to them. Get the conversation moving and if things get hot and controversial, it isn’t always a bad thing. Again, don’t throw caution to the wind, this can get out of hand quickly, so step in and keep things directed to positive, helpful comments and avoid letting it turn into a verbal brawl.
Try to post to your blog at least two or three times a week. If you keep adding new content to your blog, you will give the search engines reason to find you and rank your site higher in the results pages.
Blogging can be a highly effective method of driving traffic to your website. Just think keywords, useful content, keeping it fresh and you’ll be surprised at the results.