65 Website Traffic & Link Building Techniques

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When I have the time to poke my head around some of the webmaster and money making forums out there I frequently see two things.
  1. People wondering how they can increase traffic to their site.
  2. People who don’t have a lot of experience giving other inexperienced people advice on increasing traffic.

This often leads to people following the wrong advice, and then feeding it to other people.
So I’ve decided to compile a list of 65 site traffic & link building techniques.

Getting traffic to your website should not be a problem – it just takes time and effort and it won’t happen if you sit there doing nothing.

65 Traffic Building Techniques:

  1. Write something great about your niche and email other bloggers to let them know – there’s a good chance they’ll link to you.
  2. Have a signature link in forums that points to your site.
  3. Post links to your pages to social bookmarking sites.
  4. Leave comments on other people’s blogs and link back to your site (tip: look in the Digg upcoming section for blog posts about to get a lot of traffic).
  5. Have the opposite opinion on everyone else on a popular topic. Everyone will link to you saying you’re wrong.
  6. Answer questions on Yahoo Answers.
  7. Post in Yahoo and Google Groups with a link to your site in your signature.
  8. Make a 404 page that redirects to your homepage – no point losing visitors.
  9. Have an opt-in form – trade links with someone else who has an opt-in form on your confirmation page.
  10. Review a product or company – if your review is positive email the company and ask to be featured in their press section. (this has worked really well for me).
  11. Write articles and submit them to article directories.
  12. Write a Press Release and submit it to PRWeb (make sure it is newsworthy)
  13. Use PayPerClick Traffic (e.g Adwords, MSN Adcenter, YSM).
  14. Add an RSS subscribe button/link in a high profile spot on your site.
  15. Add a mailing list subscribe form in a high profile spot on your site.
  16. Add a bookmark this site link in a high profile spot on your site.
  17. Use a Tell A Friend Script on your site so people can email their friend about an article on your website.
  18. Submit a blog to a blog directory.
  19. Submit you RSS feed to RSS feed directories.
  20. Mention your website in a post on Craigslist (don’t spam).
  21. Optimize the titles of your pages for keywords people will search for.
  22. Buy links to your site
  23. Buy reviews about your site on other people’s site.
  24. Buy banner space on other websites if you can get a good ROI
  25. Send articles to ezine publishers with a link back to your website
  26. Do a big viral push for a piece of link bait, post it in forums, social bookmarking sites like Digg, email bloggers, and get a few people to vote for you on social bookmarking sites – this little push could start a viral chain reaction!
  27. Have a link to your site on community sites like MySpace and FaceBook
  28. Use a traffic trading system like BlogRush (be careful here).
  29. Purchase misspellings of competitors domains and redirect your site (be careful of trademark infringement)
  30. Create a freebie product to give away (ebook, software, whitepaper etc.)
  31. Submit your site to the hundreds of free directories – use the viles-silencer directory list.
  32. Do a group feature where you get other website owners in your niche to participate – maybe asking them all to give their opinion on something topical.
  33. Hold a competition for the Top 50 websites in your niche – 1 month later post the results and watch lots of the sites featured link back to say what their position was.
  34. Pass out business cards when you go to industry events in your niche. You could be passing it onto someone who might talk about you on their own website.
  35. If you have a product start an affiliate program and start approaching affiliates
  36. Submit videos to video sharing sites like YouTube and Metacafe. Include a link in the description and within the actual video. Click here for a complete guide.
  37. If you have a product then ask other website owners in your niche to review it.
  38. Look at a big website within your niche and ask to write some guest posts for them for free, all you ask for is a link back to your site.
  39. Create pages with links to your site on places like Squidoo and Hubpages.
  40. Place classified Ads on eBay with a link to your website.
  41. Use an autoresponder on your mailing list to keep people coming back to your site
  42. Exchange links with a few related sites in your niche
  43. Network! Email other site owners, phone them up, go to industry events and get yourself known. If they know your face they will likely talk about you on their site if you do something interesting.
  44. Many forums have a place for you to advertise your site once – find those forums and post your ad.
  45. Purchase advertising in other people’s mailing lists and newsletters
  46. Create an Amazon profile and start submitting reviews
  47. Create profiles on MySpace and start networking in groups that are interested in your site’s niche.
  48. Conduct a survey and publish the results – make sure you let people know about it.
  49. Get your hand on a load of PLR content for your niche. Add a commentary to the top, create a unique title, and post them all to your site – lots of new content and lots of new traffic.
  50. Create a cartoon mascot for your site – then hold a competition for someone to create the best game for it – pay the winner a decent amount.
  51. Make sure you have a memorable domain name that is short and catchy. No-one will come back if they can’t remember the name of the site. Why do you think Google’s called Google, eBay’s called eBay and FaceBook is called FaceBook?
  52. Use a well-searched for keyword within your domain name to help rank for that keyword.
  53. If you sell a product ask someone else who sells a product to list your product with theirs, and you’ll do the same for them – split commissions on sales.
  54. When you write a new article on your site – link to as many blogs as possible – they will likely see your site in their pingbacks, website stats, or Technorati. They will visit your site and possibly subscribe to it and link back at a later date.
  55. Get your RSS feed syndicated to different sites like Zimbio and hubpages and Topix.
  56. If your site is popular and has quality unique content then apply to get listed in Google’s News search.
  57. Create a sitemap and submit it to Google (not great but might help)
  58. Use your robots.txt file to stop Google indexing certain directories and pages on your blog (such as archives) to avoid duplicate content issues).
  59. Create a couple of small 10 page sites related to your main site. Offer links on these smaller sites in return for links to your main site (this is triangular reciprocal linking).
  60. Get yourself known as an expert and get featured in offline magazines, TV and radio stations.
  61. Use an auto-translator service to translate your site into other languages – put it in a subdirectory and watch foreign traffic come in.
  62. Make posts about sex (don’t have to post anything rude) – and watch the porn surfers find their way to your site through Google.
  63. Post about celebrities current events if it relates to your niche – there’s always a lot of people looking up celebrity stuff.
  64. Write good headlines/titles – good titles get more clicks.
  65. Get some stickers with your domain name on.
Source : http://www.sitesalary.com

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December 3, 2011 at 2:37 AM

your content is too good. there is lots of information.

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