So, you want to generate your first thousand website visitors. That’s a reasonable goal and one that you should be able to achieve easily if you follow the tips in this guide. Having a website is one of the most rewarding things you can do if it starts making money or having visitors that are getting value from your content.
When you see that traffic start to trickle in and then grow to a steady number of visitors onto your website you’ll know that you are a true webmaster and are competing with the other websites out there. But if you want to get visitors to your website, you’re going to need to develop a strategy to get them there. Here are some ways to do exactly that.
You Need Analytics
Before you begin getting traffic to your website you’re going to need to install some sort of analytics or web stats application. That’s because it is impossible to know if you’ve gotten your 1000 visitors or not if you don’t have some sort of analytics program. Google analytics is one of the best programs out there and will not only help you count the people that are coming to your site, it will also give you a number of other metrics that you’ll want to know later on as you begin to develop more advanced strategies.
Analytics will also help you measure what search terms people use to find your website, which pages they are viewing the most and many other factors that will help you improve your website so that you can get the maximum amount of traffic possible.
Add Your Website Link Anywhere You Can
Now, this doesn’t mean that you go around spamming your site on as many websites as possible for posting it places where it doesn’t belong. It does mean that you take advantage of things like your email signature, which could contain a link to your website. There may be other places that you have profiles online where you might be able to post a link to your website legitimately and without spamming.
Let Google Know What Your Site Contains
If you want people to find your website, you’re going to have to make sure that your indexed in the search engines. To ensure that all of your pages are indexed in the all the information is proper and correct you’ll want to submit a site map to Google. If you’re using WordPress there are solutions for submitting site maps that make it much easier than if you are manually designing a website or using a different program. No matter what, you should submit a site map to Google as soon as you want your site and you should update it if your site structure changes drastically.
Write Indispensable Content
Another way that you can get traffic to come to your site is to write indispensable content. This means that you write content that people simply can’t live without. The information is so good, or so well-written that they simply must share it with others because they know that you’ve solved a problem that many other people are experiencing with your content.
Of course, writing indispensable content is easier said than done but if you have a few dollars to spend you can hire a freelance writer to create something amazing. Make sure that you specify exactly what you’re looking for and come up with the idea beforehand, and make sure that it is edited and as polished as possible before publishing.
To your success