In the last post, we talked about how to target your traffic for even better results. In this post, we are going to go over a few more benefits of targeted traffic.
As we know, targeted traffic plays an important part in making sure that your website gets the right visitors. When traffic is targeted correctly, there is a much better chance that the visitors you receive will convert to paying customers and that your bounce rates are going to decrease.
Let’s say you have a great website that you want to send traffic too. It looks awesome, loads fast, is user-friendly, provides great content and offers fabulous products and services. The problem is: you aren’t making any real sales and your bounce rates are sky-high. Most of the time this is because the traffic isn’t well targeted.
If you aren’t exactly sure what bounce rates are here is an article that may help:
To help solve this problem you should focus your efforts on targeting the right people as we discussed in the last post. Now let’s go over a few more ways that you can target your traffic for better results.
Send out a press release. Many people ignore press releases because they don’t understand the benefits or because that don’t know how to write them. The problem that most people have is that their release sounds more like an advertisement than news. When in fact they need to be written like a newspaper article, and in the third person, so that they will be picked up and published.
A well written press release can generate traffic from multiple sources for an extended period of time just make sure before you submit one that you learn how to write a good one. One of the best ways to do this is by reading some that have already been written and then use them as an example for your own.
Some free classified sites like Craig’s List receive unbelievable amounts of traffic every day. The good thing about these is that there are a lot of them. Some have a limit on the number of ads you can post, but many allow unlimited postings. The key to getting good results on these types of site is to use the right keywords so people can find your ad when they perform a search.
As I have mentioned before micro-blogging sites like HubPages and Squidoo are great for driving traffic. These two websites in particular can be an excellent source of targeted traffic because they have a large number of members, which results in tons of internal traffic that’s looking for information. These sites also carry a lot of weight with the search engines, and can result in lots of organic traffic.
Yahoo Answers is another great source of free traffic. Thousands of people visit Yahoo Answers daily. They are asking questions and looking for information. If you can answer their pleas for help then you will get their attention very quickly.
Be sure to include a link back related information on your site in your answer to entice them to check out more of what you have to offer. Just make sure that any link you leave provides them with the answers they are looking for. Don’t just leave your link if it isn’t helpful or you won’t get a good response.
Make sure you look for our next post soon. We will be talking about some simple ways to drive traffic using private label content.