Why You Shouldn't Ignore Guest Blogging as a Marketing Strategy As an author, you may not be used to thinking of as many different strategies as possible to promote your presence on the web and increase your traffic and subscriber list. However, now’s the time to start!

Traffic Tip # 1 – Setup a Squidoo Account and Create your First Lens
Author: Ken Troyer
Summary: Setup a Squidoo Account and create your first Lens.
Benefit – Another high PR site that will bring you free traffic.

15 Steps to Get Quick Website Traffic to Your Site 

Traffic Tip #1 - Get 3 Backlinks from High PR Websites
Author: Suzanne Morrison
Summary: Getting good backlinks to your website will help to increase search engine rank of your website. There are lots of well-known ways to get backlinks, including article marketing, directory submission and link exchange, but this task focuses on getting backlinks from websites that have a high page rank.
Benefit – If you complete the following steps you will have 3 brand new backlinks to your site from high page rank websites.

15 Ways to Get FREE Website Traffic in 1 Hour

When it comes to traffic generating, many affiliates and other website owners tend to get stuck in a comfortable rut. We often use a small number of favorite techniques and rarely venture beyond them. I'm hoping this report will encourage you to look beyond the techniques you're using and try a few new ones. By using a wider variety of techniques, you'll attract new visitors from new places.

1.     Write a Roundup Post
A roundup post is an entry that speaks about a group of people in your niche. This strategy is used to build relationships with influences in your niche. Let them know that you are reaching out to them and promoting their content. More often than not, this leads to them returning you the favor by blogging or tweeting about you. If they are indeed influential in your niche, their return of favor will be sending massive traffic your way.

100 Ways to Get Instant Free Website Traffic !

Getting lots of traffic that buys, getting search engine approval and quality links to your website depends a great deal on the quality of your website. All the traffic in the world won’t matter if your site doesn't give your visitors what they are looking for and hold their interest. Yes, traffic is important but it’s not worth much if the traffic you get isn’t interested in what you have or worse yet, they can’t find what they need.

In this report, I’m going to share with you 7 killer traffic strategies for attracting thousands of visitors to your website each and every week. They include:
1.      High-Profile Article Marketing
2.      Forum Marketing
3.      Ebook Syndication
4.      Video Marketing
5.      Viral Pushes
6.      Ad Swaps
7.      Paid Advertising
Though private investigation is certainly not an “online business,” we have to pay attention to our online presence to take advantage of every marketing opportunity.

Here are  20 Ways to Drive Free Traffic to Your Site

1. Set up a blog, either separately, or on your site.  Write posts and articles that provide your potential client base with information they might need (which also tells them you know what you’re talking about).  Two good outside blog locations are www.blogspot.com and www.wordpress.com. 
Facebook is a social network service and website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.[1] As of July 2010 Facebook has more than 500 million active users,[7] which is about one person for every fourteen in the world.[9] [8] Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school, or college, or other characteristics. The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the US with the intention of helping students to get to know each other better. Facebook allows anyone who declares themselves to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website.

Digg is a social news website. Formerly, the site's cornerstone function consisted of letting people vote stories up or down, called digging and burying, respectively, but as of Digg v4, the "bury" function has been removed. Digg's popularity has prompted the creation of other social networking sites with story submission and voting systems.[7]

The website traffic ranked 117th by Alexa.com as of October 20, 2010.[6] Quantcast estimates Digg's monthly U.S. unique visits at 15.1 million.[8]

Social media optimization

Social Media Optimization (SMO) or Social SEO is the methodization of social media activity with the intent of attracting unique visitors to website content. SMO is one of two online methods of website optimization; the other method is search engine optimization or SEO.
There are two categories of SMO/Social SEO methods: (a) Social media features added to the content itself, including: RSS feeds, social news and sharing buttons, user rating and polling tools, and incorporating third-party community functionalities like images and videos

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We marketers talk a lot about growing the top of the funnel -- you know, getting as much traffic as possible to your website. So, how do you fill the top of your funnel so it’s practically overflowing? Time and again, social media and SEO take the inbound marketing cake. But for marketers with limited time and money, SEO and social media often become competing priorities. I mean, it’s not like you necessarily have all the resources in the world to throw your full weight behind SEO and social media. And the thing is, it’s usually better to do one thing well than two things, well, not well.

Phase 1 Step 1: Pre SEO Tips

Before website owners can even begin to think about SEO, there are a few things they need to figure out. This section deals with all the pre SEO activities that form the foundation of any solid SEO strategy.
The first thing site owners have to ask themselves: “Do I want sales or leads?”

1. What is Advanced Search?

Advanced search enables increased accuracy of search results by using additional syntax to focus the search.  One or more search criteria or operators can be combined in order to tailor the results more specificalltowards your needs. These operators allow you to find what you're looking for quickly and accurately. For Search Engine Optimizer's (SEOs), advanced search operators are essential if you want tPeek undethe hood’ by doing a much deeper anmore accuratweb searches.

1. Get the Keywords

Learn SEO
1.1. Specify "seed" keywords for your website
Let's start with keywords, as they determine all your SEO activities. In the Keywords & Rankings module, you can use the plus button to add keywords manually, or use the spyglass button to let the software suggest keyword ideas for you. Specify at least 5 seed key phrases that best describe your website topic.
For the length of your keyphrases, see hints below.
1.2. Search for keyword suggestions
After you've clicked the spyglass button and specified your seed keywords, let the software find keyword suggestions for you. In the keyword suggestions wizard, use the Expert mode to pick the keyword research methods that will be used to build up your keyword list.

Keyword Research 

Keyword research is one of the most important parts of building an effective SEO campaign. It is also usually given the least amount of attention. Proportional to the many other activities that go into an organic search campaign, keyword research usually has a very small time investment.

It’s critical to select the right keyword phrases for your organic search efforts to ensure that you not only generate traffic to your website, but also that the traffic is relevant and gives the conversion response you need. By selecting relevant and targeted keywords, youll have a much better shot at reaching your conversion and business goals.

Link Building 

Link building is an important search engine marketing activity because links help generate traffic and improve search engine rankings. To the search engines, links are viewed, to some degree, as votes of approval between websites. When Website ‘A’ links to Website ‘B’, the search engines give credit to Website ‘B’. If several other websites also link to Website ‘B’, the search engines begin to view Website ‘B’ as an authority and thus, a good website to display for a given topic.

SEO is the process of 'optimizing' your web site to achieve higher rankings in Search Engines by highlighting specific keywords. These are the words that are most important to your business. SEO is divided in a number of sections; this guide is to cover ORGANIC SEO, which is SEO that doesn't cost any money. The two sections of this guide will be divided into ON PAGE and OFF PAGE optimization.

 While the following list of guidelines will point you in the right search-engine-optimization direction, keep in mind that there are more than 200 factors that search engines consider when they index a website. In other words, SEO-friendly web content is only one piece of a very large formula.
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