Website Exposure: Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Blog
So you have created your new blog with a good theme and great content but you are having trouble with people viewing your material. And now you are losing motivation because no one is noticing your work. But there are ways out there still to maximum exposure and have more traffic on your blog. If you follow these techniques through, you should be having more traffic and exposure to your blog soon!
- Generate a Sitemap: A sitemap is composed of a list of pages of a website made accessible to users. For example, you may want a search engine to check your homepage for new content or products. It will notify search engines when new pages have been added. XML Sitemaps Generator is a great tool to use.
- Submit Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools: Google Webmaster Tools is where you should take your sitemap for a new website first. Create an account and link your sitemap.
- Google Analytics: Installing Google Analytics is crucial for tracking purposes and will warn Google that a new website is up and coming.
- Send URL to Search Engines: many believe you should not submit your website URL to search engines because it opens the door for a crawler to your website, however, it doesn't make matters worse. Submit your website URL to Google but signing into your account in Google and “Submit URL” in Webmaster Tools.
- Create Social Profiles: A quick, easy way to get exposure is a generation of clicked links. Creating social networking profiles will help drive more clicks. Some of these social profiles include Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.
- Share!: Once you have linked your social profiles to your website, start sharing it! Post in each of those networks to allow people to see your content.
- Bookmark It: Use good quality sites like Delicious and StumbleUpon as social bookmarking.
- Offsite Content: Another way to get more links to your website is by creating offset content such as submitting guest posts. Don't forget: posting on these sites is about good quality content from quality sites--not spammy content from spammy sites because it shows Google that your website is spammy too.
Conclusion: Understand success won’t happen overnight. It takes time to build the audience you are looking for and being that there is a ton of spam, it takes awhile to build trust. So read, comment, and share articles and your work. Create great content, continue to be social and the traffic will come. :)
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