How do I drive more traffic to my website?

6 proven ways to increase website traffic

1.Content, content, content!

I’m sure you will have heard many a time that ‘content is king’! It really is when it comes to attracting visitors to your website. If your site does not contain a blog consider adding this in, the more content your site has the more content available for Google (and other search engines) to index. Your written content should be relevant to your target audience, factual and interesting and ideally articles should be 500 words minimum (for Google indexing purposes). Ensure you are consistent and realistic with the number of pieces you can add to your blog, if one-piece a week is manageable be consistent, post every week.

2. Monitor page speed

Regularly check your various web pages to ensure they are not slow in loading. If any pages on your site are slow to load to a user, you are likely to lose that that visitor and you have an increased chance of them not returning. The faster the page loads, the better!

3. Ensure your webpage is mobile responsive

Today for many websites more visitors reach them via mobile than via a desktop computer or laptop. Ensure that each page loads correctly and can be easily read on a mobile, otherwise users will leave and quite likely not return.

4. Utilise social media

Having a social media page on relevant platforms is important for many businesses. It’s a great place to share your content, details of your products and services and pick up more customers when searching for your firm or services on Google or other search engines. Ensure your social media pages are populated and up to date with things like opening times, your web address, contact details etc. Its also a great place to engage with your customers. On Facebook for example customers can review and recommend your business, encourage your customers to do just that.

5. Link Building, via guest posts

Link Building plays an important role in driving organic traffic via search engines. When you write a piece share it with third parties and be sure to link back to your website, this may be your home page or a specific page within your website. There are a number of businesses that will share your content containing your links on their sites. AI Guest Posts charges a small fee to share your content across a portfolio of 12 brand websites, with prices starting from just £70. Link building is considered by many to be a major part of their marketing strategy.

6. Send newsletters

If you have a database of customers for whom you have an email account, ask them if they would like to opt-in to receive your regular newsletter. If they are engaged in your products and services, it is likely they will be happy to opt-in. Email newsletters are a great way to engage with your customers to detail any changes in your services or offering (perhaps a new website with new functions or any major change in service such as free postage on orders over £50), with offers to entice them back to you or perhaps to gain their feedback on your service.

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