I hit a total of 1,000 views today in about 4 months. Although this may not sound amazing it is to me. Since i started up the site there has been an average of about 9 views a day and this is just through organic growth and very little marketing.
Organic growth is when you just let your website grow with little or no marketing and promotion. This got me thinking. How could I go about it if I wanted to get more views. I did some research into this and I put together a 5 top tips for you to get more views on your website through marketing online. All of these online marketing techniques can be carried out with little or no cost.
1. Social Media
Social media is a great free way to market your webpage or blog. It’s a great idea to set up a twitter account and a facebook page. From here you can tell people about your website and update them with your latest posts. This way you can direct viewers straight to your page and help them to feel involved.
Whats more, you can find many plugins that will update Facebook and Twitter profiles automatically with each post. Take a look at www.twitterfeed.com. This website allows you to automatically tell your followers about a new post on a number of social media platforms including twitter and facebook. A great example of the use of twitterfeed is the Style Storm blog written by Alex Lochhead.
2. Choose a Specific Topic for your Website
When you set up a website it is a good idea to stick to a single subject so that every post relates to the other. This is better for SEO (explained below) and also helps to keep readers interested. It is better if viewers of your site understand there is a clear message and if you find a popular niche then you could attract a large following.
3. SEO (search engine optimisation)
SEO is very important on your website and may appear confusing to a lot of new website owner and bloggers. There are a lot of tips and tutorials online. If you own a WordPress site then I would suggest installing all in one SEO pack. This allows you to write key phrases on each blog entry in order to help people searching for you r posts to find them.
If this still seems a little too complicated then set up a Google Adword account. Here you can search for key words and phrases and see what other phrases relate to them. Keep these key words and phrases in mind as your write each blog post. If you try to include them as many times as you can then your SEO will improve.
4. PPC (pay per click)
If you are willing to spend money on attracting people to your blog then Google’s Pay Per Click set up will suit you. It allows the website owner to advertise their page in Google but only for key words and phrases that you choose. This way you can be sure that the right type of person is directed to your page. The best thing about PPC is that you only pay for each click through to your page and can set any budget you like.
5. Write interesting
Last but not least make sure that you write engaging information. If you want people to keep coming back then you have to keep your homepage interesting. After all ‘content is key.’ You could have the best looking webpage of the century but visitors will not return if there is nothing to read.
Also, check your posts for grammar and spelling.
I hope this gives you a good idea into how to increase visitors to your blog or website and I hope that I can follow my own advice in order to get more hits over the next few months.