What is the best way to bring traffic to a website appart from SEO?

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I have a website that is only very small ( 4 pages ) and there isn’t that much text on each page so I suppose SEO wouldn’t be very effective with this website.
What other alternatives do I have? What is the most effective thing you have ever done to your website?

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  • themanbeast9 Sep 25, 2009, 2:28 am

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    Hmm, well content is king, but there are many other things you can do to bring traffic to your site:

    Social Bookmarking: try sites like Digg and Reddit. If you have an interesting site, bookmark it at these places and you may see some good traffic pour in each day.

    Blog Comments: comment on relevant blogs and leave your url. You could definitely get some traffic this way.

    Link Exchanges: exchange links with another relevant site and share the traffic between both sites. Helps in SEO and in getting traffic.

    Forum Signatures: leave your URL in the signature of any forums you visit a lot.

    Offline Advertising: leave you URL with information on pieces of paper and hand them to friends, family, or leave them in public places (with permission of course).

    Online Advertising: pay another webmaster to have your site advertised on theirs. Can bring in tons of traffic.

    Free Traffic Programs: sends traffic to your site whenever you browse other peoples sites. You’ll get traffic, but it is not high quality.

    These are just some of the ways you can get traffic to your site. But SEO rules out of all these if you want long, sustainable targeted traffic.

  • BizSharing Sep 26, 2009, 2:18 pm

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    First you need to check out whether your 4 page site will get the respond your are looking for. You can assess this by looking at the bounce rate, time stay or page view. Usually with enough number of traffic maybe like 100 to 300 visitor is all enough to assess your site before making any changes.

    I say this because usually we spend most of our time getting traffic but never realise of our site weakness. If we do some test quickly we can move forward effectively. We also must never forget to set what is the purpose of our site.

    Hope you get the traffic you need and one option is to look for social networking traffic like facebook or twitter.

  • Jay Sep 26, 2009, 6:59 pm

    Create a video blog

    yea your right about SEO im not sure if you want to spend the next 8 months trying to optimize a 4 page site…..

    here are a few good methods for you

    1. freewebsitetraffic.tv can bring you lots of traffic to your website fast this is one of the most effective site i rely on to bring traffic to my site
    within a matter of hours!

    2. PPC advertising can bring you traffic instantly but it can cost alot of money..you might need like 500 dollars to start off with

    3. if your looking for a free method you can advertise your site on digg.com, twitter and myspace….they have millions of people who visit these sites everday.

  • Boboo Sep 27, 2009, 8:32 am

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    You have to make sure you get alot of incoming links. This will get you traffic and ranking, all in one. Follow the 6 steps from the article below to increase your traffic and links!

  • GradyPHil Sep 27, 2009, 8:37 am

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    Internet Marketing has a lot of strategies and techniques that will drive more traffic to a particular site. SEO is one common strategy that uses link building techniques that makes a site visible in the web. Another strategy used in an Internet Marketing is the Social Media Optimization. It uses social media sites such as facebook, twitter and etc. to advertise or share a particular site.

  • abadina Sep 29, 2009, 6:38 am

    Create a video blog

    The best I am sure for now is the twitter traffic that can be gotten from traffic machine helps in pulling high and faster traffic This is a wonderful system,a kind in which you can put something on TRUE autopilot and have it continue forward building your Twitter followers AND making you money daily.
    Its truly a better one that can change the level of your marketing strategy results, a kind of machine you can trust on.Hear directly from the builder;

  • chris Oct 2, 2009, 3:11 am

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    What is the purpose to the site and is there a clear call to action for visitors? The comment below regarding PPC is correct you will want to spend at least $500 per month to start. Having immediate data is very important to Future decisions. This also gets you on page one.

    Twitter, facebook and other forms of social media typically bring a high quality of traffic however much lower volume. It appears that you have already done some research and have decided to avoid SEO however if you are in it for the long haul SEO should be considered. Much of it you can do your self and adding relevant content to your site should not be an issue.

  • fida2000 Oct 4, 2009, 5:13 am

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    There are many online marketing methods you can use, but you have to be careful if you use “free or cheap” marketing, because there will be other brand marketing linked to your pages and websites, and/or space.

    I would suggest visiting

    Good Luck!

  • Joe Oct 7, 2009, 12:13 pm

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    I just did a teleconference on 5 free ways to to drive traffic to your site. If you go to my site and sign in I will send you a copy of the teleconference.

    My site is. The teleconference was a paid event but I will send it to you free. When you sign in add this beside your name (yahoo). Make sure you confirm the email for me. That way I know I told you it was free.

    Hope this helped.

    Keep the dream and vision in front of you,
    Joe

  • jim c Oct 9, 2009, 2:46 am

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    Ok, time for the truth. Content is not king, no matter what someone tells you. That was a gimic by content writers to sell their services. As long as your pages are targeted and some good onpage is completed, quality links will get you top positions in the major search engines.

    I have always said that “king content” has no kingdom online without a throne of links.

    I have argued with the so called “guru’s” over the years and called out many. Let’s compare traffic and bank accounts of the “king content” crowd against my throne of links and we can settle this dispute once and for all. I have never had a taker, not one! because it is lies and deceptions.

    You have 2 options for traffic that will convert, that is SEO or PPC. The reason for this is because it makes YOU the target, not the other way around.

    Would you rather be looking for money, or money looking for you?

    When you do banners, social and other marketing, you are looking for money in the general population of the internet. With PPC and seo, you are in the right place at the right time every time, so they are looking for you “by keyword search”.

    When you place an ad on the radio, you are betting that a small precentage of people are interested in what you have to say or offer. This is mass marketing and has a very low return on investment. This is the same as “other” marketing plans online, like banners , social and all of the other crap these other people are telling you to do.

    Now, PPC and seo are like having the first ad in the yellowpages for what you offer, and that is HUGE because they are hunting you.

    So when you have an active potential customer that is directly interested, your conversion rates will go through the roof.

    I would rather have 200 keyword specific visitors thn 2 million non keyword visitors.

    Your title is the most important onpage factor for seo, and you can have limited content and gaine some great traffic that will convert. So don’t buy the lies.

  • responder5 Oct 11, 2009, 1:16 pm

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    1. Put your website on notepads, pens, newsletters, bumper stickers, coffee cups.

    2. Flyers – When you buy your morning newspaper, slip some flyers into the rest of the newspapers.

    3. Business cards (You can make up your own or get them free through VistaPrint)

    4. Article marketing is one of my favorite method of advertising. If you write articles and then use a service to publish them, your articles become viral.Your articles will spread like a virus and could have the potential to be viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.

    5. Participating in online discussion forums is an excellent way to get the word out about your business – and it is free. Build relationships first and use your signature file to let everyone know what you do and who you are.

    6. Free classifieds

    7. Targeted ezine advertising is one of the most cost effective ways to advertise your business.

    8. Paid ads – such as solo ads. Test, test, test. Your success depends on your ad and your heading!

    9. Mail out postcards.

    10. Purchase leads that are targeted and related to your business. If possible get their phone number and followup.

    11. Bookmarks for libraries, don’t forget to talk to your librarian first.

    12. Purchase cheap seed packets, put a tag on them with your website as well as a saying like, I am in the business of helping people grow.

    13. Use your knowledge and publish a newsletter or ezine. One your build up your list you can offer paid subscriptions or ads.

    14. Word of mouth (friends and family)

    15. Forwarded emails – Add your testimony to your signature line.

    16. Buttons

    17. Pens to hand out with a short advertisement and your URL.

    18. Welcome baby cards for hospitals.

    19. If your domain name is a string words, try capitalizing each. This helps people who just take a quick glance remember it.

    20. Create an information type handout that briefly explains your business.

    21. When you go to a garage or yard sale, ask if you can leave a few of your flyers there.

    22. Community Colleges. Every student needs a part time job.

    23. Put a business card in all outgoing mail including anything that has a postage paid envelope.

    24. Visit establishments you do business with (doctor offices, health food stores, karate/dance studios, etc) and ask if you can leave flyers.

    25. Car magnets – You can put magnets all over your car.

    26. Promote your business for free in local magazines, newspapers, community newsletters, etc. Many rely on voluntary writing contributions. Translate your knowledge into an article. It is free advertising and an effective way to establish yourself as an expert in your field.

    27. Leave your business card in restrooms at restaurants or on cork boards around grocery stores.

    28. Get a booth at school events and share what you offer.

    29. Look into putting an ad in school sponsored publications (directories, PTA booklets, etc). Usually not to expensive.

    30. Set up a free giveaway box in any store that will give you permission.

    31. Post flyers at apartment complexes if they will allow it.

    32. Place flyers under windshield wipers of cars.

    33. Newspaper classified ads are cheap and effective. Ask about having your ad appear with a color background to make it stand out even more.

    34. Buy a pre-inked, personalized stamp and put your ad on it. Stamp the back of any envelopes that you mail out.

    35. When it comes to advertising and marketing, repetition plays an important part in your campaigns success.

    36. We all get junk mail with the postage paid envelopes. Just send a flyer back to the company and use their return envelope.

    37. Personalized T-shirts

    38. Make up Gift basket raffles for Church bazaars, concerts held during summer, at your local community hall, or any town function. Do not forget to put your business card or some other advertisement in the basket.

    39. Put flyers on car windshields at your kids sporting events.

    40. Leave a business card with your tip for your waiter/waitress.

    41. Reply to spam email with your own business advertisement.

    42. Give your business cards to friends and family and ask them to give them out to people they know who would be interested in part time income.

    43. Put up flyers at the local colleges, libraries and grocery stores.

    44. Ask your local chinese takeout if you can post a flyer in their window.

    45. Create a post it stack of your business cards with a glue stick and then post them at pay phones, etc.

    46. Business cards with a magnetic back really stick in people’s minds as well as on their refrigerator.

    47. Leave business cards by the change machine in the mall arcade or at the ATM machine.

    48. Put your website address on your sun visor using vinyl letters.

    49. Find an old metal tin (or new), put a magnet on the back, put your business cards in them and then just attach this to your car when you go into a store.

    50. Be different and get noticed. When you are unique then you are one step ahead of your competition.

    There are many ways to promote your business without spending a fortune. Think outside the box. Most people notice things that are different, something that draws their attention or even makes them laugh.

    Keep it simple, keep it cheap and before you know it your success will be achieved without going broke.

  • Journey Oct 13, 2009, 10:49 pm

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    Apart from SEO, you can also try to use PPC. If you don’t have much knowledge how to run this, you can ask for assistance from any Outsourcing Company that offers PPC management for Google AdWords.

  • Bollinger V Oct 14, 2009, 1:15 am

    Create a video blog…instantly.

    forum,yahoo answers,Twitter networking are best resources now a days .
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  • Ron Oct 14, 2009, 1:07 pm

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    If you are able to create a video explaining your products or services, and spread it over the internet with the use of (free) or (paid service). This will increase your search engine ranking for the keywords or phrases you choose, and generate more website traffic. You can make a video with a flip cam, or even a PowerPoint presentation. Also, you might want to go to for your local area, typing in keyword like, seo, internet marketing, website traffic, etc, to find other people in your area to share ideas with.

    Hope you find this useful.

    Ron

  • Little Andrea Oct 15, 2009, 9:30 am

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    This articles tells you about not only SEOs but other options to gain traffic to your site.

  • Rajesh Oct 18, 2009, 6:22 pm

    Create a video blog

    you can try PPC. It will bring traffic. Also post on forum, create blogs, post articles on article sites, Submit press releases etc.

  • yashodhara Oct 21, 2009, 8:22 pm

    seo

    Through my research I am suggesting Social Networking, Classified ads, Video’ s upload methods are drive more traffic to the website.

    For more information: Go through the below sites:

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