That a website, of any kind, needs to attract visitors to see their content is something that seems to be obvious. The issue, most of the times, is that how to attract that necessary traffic is not as easy as it seems in the start.
But why do we create websites? Because we want to share something with the rest of the world. Whatever they will be personal blogs of any thematic, e-commerce sites of any kind, pages that promote affiliate marketing programs or other ways available online to earn money from home, entertainment-focused websites or about all the different kinds of websites you can imagine, all them need to attract traffic or they will just have no sales and no incomes from publicity either.
In this post, you will read my analysis about the different traffic sources that are available to choose from, to increase the visits to our websites.
How can you attract visitors to your website?
The first of all, you have to take care of how your website looks. It needs to be attractive, quick to load, mobile and tablet friendly, easy to navigate and as personalized as you possibly can.
As you work on your site and give your best to upload high-quality and unique content, you will probably start noticing that the visits start to raise. However, as the amounts of visits you get may not be enough for you, you may wonder how to get more visitors to your website.
Just with a quick research on your favorite online searcher, you will find a lot of different tools and sources that will offer you to send you traffic. I think that a very important step is to learn more about SEO, and I recommend you to explore that option, but I will not speak so much about it because I am still learning about SEO and my knowledge on that subject is still limited.
And even if SEO is very important, is not the only choice available. As we can obtain traffic to our websites by advertising our pages and here we have a lot of different options like traffic exchanges, pay to click websites, services like Google AdWords, advertising on the social networks or services like Growtraffic.
But which of them is better? How can we compare them before we make our choice for a service or another?
The quality of the traffic matters?
This is a question I think is very important because the results you’ll get will depend on how, and from where, your traffic arrive at your site. With results I mean the interactions that your visitors will do, how much time will they stay on your site and if they will click on publicities or banners you may have or purchase any product from your store.
So before you choose what kind of service you want to use to increase the traffic to your website, ask yourself what are the results you want to get with them so you can make the best decision for you.
Traffic exchanges and pay to click services will provide you huge amounts of traffic to your site for economic prices, or even for free, but the visits you will obtain will stay on your website for short periods of time and their interaction with your site will be minimum, in most of the cases. Basically, because your target audience will be other users, that just like you, are looking for free or cheap traffic to visit their websites or offers.
This doesn’t mean that you will not get results with this kind of pages. I have nothing against those sites, I’ve been using them for years and still use them, but I consider that is fair to wonder if their services are what we need. Do you just have a landing page or a Gateway to promote? Then maybe this kind of services are suited for you.
Do you have a blog or an online store and you want your visits to stay longer on your website and interact with it, leaving comments, clicking on your ads or purchasing your products? Then you should consider better options.
About the Traffic Exchanges, last week I’ve found a post written by Kenny Novak on the Growtraffic blog in August 2015, that I’ve found very interesting and that helped me a lot to clear my doubts when I was preparing a new team training video for my SFI Team called “Top 5 ways to advertise your SFI“. If you want to learn more about the Traffic Exchanges, I recommend you to take a look to Kenny’s article by clicking here.
Target your traffic source to people interested in what you offer.
A demographic filter for your visits is good, but maybe more important in my opinion, is to be able to filter by their interest. Mostly if your website is about some certain thematic because like I told you before, we have to attract people who are interested in what we offer.
For example, in the case of my blog, is written for people who are interested in home-based businesses, or working from home, and to support the members of my SFI team. My target audience is then, people interested in home-based businesses.
Services like Google Adwords, and Social Networks like Facebook, will allow you to define the interests of the people you want to attract to your website by the use of keywords and will allow you to chose the amount of money you want to invest in your publicity campaign. While I haven’t tried them still, is well known that their services are very popular and many people are happy with their results and that they can help you to get a more specific target audience to your page.
But if you don’t have any experience using keywords for advertising your site, or you just want to leave that to professionals while you are learning, you may consider investing in the services of a company like Growtraffic.
Wouldn’t be great to count with professional support, for an affordable price, that helps you to increase the targeted visits to your website?
I have not started to use their services yet, while I’m considering it. But for what I could see on their website, Growtraffic is a United States company focused on delivering high-quality traffic to the websites of their clients.
To start a campaign with them is very easy, you just need to click on the big green button “Build Your Campaign” and select how many targeted users you want, their interest and Geolocation, the timing and duration of your campaign and submit your website. Once that you have made your purchase, they will process your order and start sending your desired traffic to your website. Before you make an order with them, I also recommend you to read their FAQ and their terms of service.
I’m not affiliated with them, either I obtain any commission by recommending you their service, but as I’ve found their page recently and I consider their services to be interesting and good looking I wanted to share them with you on this post.
As a conclusion, we have to take care of the content we offer on our websites as well as the sources of traffic that can give us the best results and leads.
If you are looking for a cheap, or free, way to advertise landing pages or gateways, traffic exchanges or pay to click websites can represent a good option for you.
If you have a blog, an online store, or you want your page to have high-quality traffic sources, services like Google Adwords, Facebook Ads or Growtraffic can represent a better option for you.
In the end, is up to you and the goals you want to reach. So what do you think? Do you have any experience advertising your site with traffic exchanges, pay to click sites, Google Adwords, Facebook Ads or Growtraffic, and you would like to share it? I would love to read your comments.
I would also like to take this chance to thank all the fellow bloggers that have given me their likes on my previous articles, and to those who follow my blog, you are awesome!
Thank you so much for reading this article. I do hope you have enjoyed.
Have a great day!