Sunday, August 12, 2007

100 Hits a day! guaranteed!

100 (or more) hits a day - Guaranteed!

100 Hits a day is not an astronomical number by any measure, but it is a great place to start with a new website, or web blog. Quickly, you'll be able to increase that number to several hundred a day (or more), but you have to learn to walk before you can run. I am drawing from personal experience. Your results may vary. I've often seen 1000 hits a day!

There are thousands of websites, blogs, ezines, and articles that will promise you millions of hits and exploding your traffic. That is all well and fine, however - most of the time, it is short lived, and things will start to taper off, or never materialize at all. Why? Well, following bad advice, or:

- Spamming the internet, subsequently building a bad reputation

- Poor content, or nothing to offer the reader - original content

- no actual content, just links and advertising to other sites and affiliate links

- no actual products to promote or sell. Many websites just link to other sites, and try to capitalize on ad impressions and banners clicks.

I recently launched, and slowly built it from the ground up. Initially, I was receiving about 10 - 20 visitors per day. With the help of many bloggers, and related websites, I've managed to get my site up to several hundred hits a day and more! Keep in mind my blog is a niche blog, and does not appeal everyone. I'm not saying you will see the same results, but you can start out small and build your way up. Chances are, you'll have better results.

I'll not even get into monetizing your website at this point as there are millions of resources on that topic. That of course is my next step, and should be yours as well.

There are no secrets. Everything is readily available, you just need to invest some time, read and learn. A quick checklist of the steps I have taken is as follows:

Download webceo , and IBP\Arelis. (or any other SEO software you like) These two software suites will help get your website on the map. They assist with search engine listing and help you get your web site "ready" for the search engines. They have many components and sub-components that you can follow.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a science in itself, and is definitely something you must learn about. Link building and link trading is another component, as well as website keywords, which are what allow you to be found when someone does an internet search. (such as google, yahoo, msn, hotbot, altavista, lycos, netscape etc) Your website will attract more visitors when you are closer to the top of the search results. Aside from your website search ranking, you need to attract visitors.
Social networking, blogging, and website promotion all play a vital part in building traffic.

Social Bookmarking is the latest marketing tool that can bring huge results. Social networking started it all - savafav, facebook, youtube, myspace - are all social networking sites. Social bookmarking is simply an extension of that. It's not new by any means, and has been around since the very first internet web browsers were available.

Essentially, you manually submit your web browser's bookmarks to a community web site. Everyone may browse it your bookmarks. You may also share your bookmark folder itself, or keep it private. There are options for private and public bookmarks. Many of the social bookmarking sites have an interactive element, with some features such as user voting, story rating, commenting, and even editing. and a few other sites allow members to vote and promote (digg) a story's rating, or to demote (bury) the story.

Utilizing Social Bookmarking tools

1) Sign up for as many of these social bookmarking sites (over 100 in this list) as you can. Use a secondary email address that won’t be impacted by the reply emails and verification emails. Just use this email for signing up and posting. You have to create an account on each one, but it's well worth it.

  1. savafav
  2. 30daytags
  3. BlinkBits
  4. BlogHop
  5. BlogLot
  6. BlogMarks
  7. BlogMemes
  8. BlogPulse
  9. BmAccess
  10. browsr
  11. Fark
  12. CiteULike
  13. clipclip
  14. clipmarks
  15. Complore
  16. Connectedy
  17. Connotea
  18. dzone
  21. digg
  22. diigo
  23. fantacular
  24. Feedmarker
  25. Feed Me Links
  26. Furl
  27. Gibeo
  28. GoKoDo
  29. GoogleNotebook
  30. IceRocket
  31. Kaboodle
  32. linkaGoGo
  33. linkfilter
  34. linkroll
  35. Listible
  36. Lookmarks
  37. ma.gnolia
  38. maple
  39. Netvouz
  40. Newsvine
  41. openBM
  42. pe.oples
  43. RawSugar
  44. reddit
  45. Rojo
  46. Rollyo
  47. Scuttle
  48. Shadows
  49. Simpy
  50. Sitetagger
  51. Smarking
  52. Spurl
  53. StumbleUpon
  54. taghop
  55. TailRank
  56. Ticklr
  57. unalog
  58. Yahoo My Web 2.0
  59. yoonoo
  60. Shoutwire
  61. popurls
  62. NowPublic
  63. gravee
  64. wirefan
  65. jumptags
  66. ebooknetworking
  67. pickorflick
  68. devbumb
  69. excites
  70. sutree
  71. eyje
  72. linkboy
  73. uvouch
  74. jigg
  75. netscape
  76. tagspace
  77. thoof
  78. spotplex
  79. awordofhelp
  80. connectedy
  81. wiklink
  82. oyax
  83. sync2it
  84. tagza
  85. thethingsiwant
  86. urlex
  87. web-feeds
  88. wists
  89. wurldbook
  90. iglobecity
  91. tektag
  92. linklog
  93. cloudytags
  94. linkatopia
  95. otavo
  96. getboo
  97. sirlook
  98. bookit
  99. listmixer
  100. Web2announcer
  101. A1-webmarks
  102. googlelens
  103. stirrdup
  104. Bookmark4you
  105. squidoo

It is very time consuming, but well worth the effort! You will frequent these sites every time you make a new article or posting on your web page or blog etc.

Social bookmarking sites also have many tools and browser add-ons to help you easily bookmark a page. These come in many formats, including bookmarklet applications, browser toolbar buttons, webpage javascripts and HTML codes that you can implement on your blog or webpage. Your visitors can add your bookmark to their browser simply by pressing a button on you webpage. They may submit your story, vote, and comment on your article the same way.

2) Use your browser's password saving tools to speed things up. Allow your browser to save the login information from each site you register for.

3) Make use of multi-posting social bookmark tools. Some of theses websites allow you to submit your articles to multiple social bookmarking sites with one click. You simply need to prepare your posting details first.

Sites such as socialposter, web2.0 toolbar, and onlywire are examples of some great timesaving social bookmarking tools.

In addition to these tools, bloggers can benefit from plugin's to automate these same processes. Wordpress, for example has plug-ins that allow you to automatically submit your articles to the social bookmarking websites - as they are published to your blog.

4) Notify the social bookmark and search engines that you have created new content. This is done by pinging their servers. A ping tells the search engines and similar sites that you have something new posted and that they should investigate. They then perform a search of your site to discover the newly created content.

Blogging - (web logging) is another way to build an online presence, particularly if you have expertise in a specific area. Of course, that is not a requirement and there are more blogs that talk about nothing in particular - than ones that offer any expert advice. Nevertheless, blogs are a very popular method to get your product or advice to the masses. Blogging allows you to write about whatever you like, in whatever style you prefer. There are no rules, other than common sense and grammar. The key is content. Make sure your content is interesting, and newsworthy. If you are an expert, then write about what you know. If not, find content that is interesting.

Try to be original, write your own content, and don’t steal! Internet blog content falls under the same copyright laws as so any other forms of writing and information. If you find something you'd like to use, ask permission first. Chances are you'll get more positive responses than you bargained for. In doing so, you are promoting the original author's work, and building a solid relationship with your partners, readers, and contributors.

Promoting a blog requires some additional work. The premise is that simply because you've written something, that doesn’t mean that anyone knows about it. You have to tell everyone! That is done by sharing links in blog communities, blog listings, and blog directories. Apart from that, there is a service called pinging that allows you to announce your new content to the directories and communities. Once the content is published, you will have an address. That is what you need to send the ping requests to the directories.

You can manually ping your website or blog using pingomatic, pingoat, kping, and pingmyblog, additionally, Wordpress has a multitude of pinging tools that you may freely add on to your web blog.

Really, following the steps listed above is all you really need to do to drive traffic to your website. if you are looking for more, then you really need to investigate some of these topics:

Website Monetization
Link building
Website optimization
Back-link building
Website Advertising and Promotion

I hope the article helps you!