One of the biggest challenges webmasters and bloggers face: getting traffic. However, you don’t just want any kind of traffic; you want good traffic. Although social networking sites can bring in swarms of visitors to your site, chances are they won’t get you the results you’re looking for financially. Sites like Digg and StumbleUpon zoom in and out of your site and people rarely remember to ever visit you again.
Set goals for yourself as to what you want to your traffic to do for you. Do you want to make more on-site sales? More AdSense revenue? Get more RSS subscribers? Figure out what you want to achieve by receiving more hits to your site and then give these three methods to market your site a try.
- PR Newswire
This isn’t a secret method and I’m pretty sure you all know about this already. PR Newswire is a press release service that will get your site on Google News and other major online news publications. You would want to leverage the power of a press release if you’re launching a new product or a new site for example. This method isn’t suggested to promote a new blog post or simply to make fast money. The traffic you’ll receive from this service is extremely targeted, making it more valuable to you.
- US Free Ads
A classified site which is very popular amongst bloggers. There are two different kinds of memberships – basic and premium. I’d recommend the premium membership because it allows you to post as many ads as you wish, including the option to use HTML and images to gain more attention. The traffic you can expect to receive is also very targeted due to category selection.
This is a great, free method to use if you have something to sell on your site. The traffic is extremely targeted and you’ll receive visits from people who are looking to buy whatever it is you’re selling. Don’t abuse the fact that it’s free to post an ad. Many people take advantage of this and decide to “pretend” to have something for sale only to gain traffic in hopes of increasing their AdSense CTR. If you use the service correctly, you won’t have any problems and you may even make a sale or two, or ten. 😎
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