You know that content is what will make or break your business, no matter which business model you follow. Content that is visible to the online world can help an Internet Marketer – if no one knows it’s there, your business will not move forward. You have to get traffic flowing in to your website and the content you’ve put up around the web (and offline too). Unfortunately not many Internet Marketers know how to think outside of the box when it comes to traffic generation. The SEO efforts that they make are sometimes trivial at best. In this article, you will learn how to get out of those trenches and do a little more.
You might want to sponsor a cause or two
Supporting a philanthropic endeavor is a great way to get eyes both on you and on your projects. You can tell your current customers, your friends, your family and pretty much anybody you want about the way that you are trying to raise money for a worthy cause. Not only will this get people to notice you but it will help raise positive feelings about you. Just doing something as simple as this can make your positive business reputation grow. By lending money through Kiva.org, you can start to do what we just discussed.
Attend as many local business events as possible. The community that you live in more than likely has events for small businesses.
The community, by holding these events, finds out what is going on with local businesses. You can form partnerships and relationships through the local connections at these meetings. Of course, if you really want these events to help send traffic to your website or projects you actually need to participate in the events. You might hand out a business card or have a conversation. The more you participate the more connections you can make and the more traffic you can drive to your site.
A great way to get traffic, targeted traffic, to your website is to do blog commenting on other peoples blogs on a regular basis. As long as you are creative, this will work wonders for your online traffic. What usually happens is people write in a generic post like “good job!” leaving a link to their website. What should happen is a little research needs to be done in regard to what the blogger is writing before making a post. If the blog has threaded comments you might try replying to a comment that has already been made. Bloggers love to start conversations and if you contribute to the conversation you should see plenty of traffic coming your way.
Many standard methods can allow you to bring significant traffic to your websites. Many “standard” methods are labeled as such because they have a track record of really working. Of course, most of these ‘standard’ traffic generation methods have some room for creativity within them. Of course, there are also not so ‘standard ‘ methods for generating traffic. You need to take a few risks – think outside of the box! If it fails, it fails – what can you do? It’s not the end of the world is it?