Traffic Tips for WordPress
One of the most important keys to success in your internet business is getting traffic to your WordPress site. Although the ideal is to get very targeted traffic, it remains that the more visitors you have, the more likely you are to make sales (and profits).
Highly targeted traffic is usually the result of having a clearly defined niche and clearly defined keywords that would attract your target market. Take the time to do your keyword research — it will be worth it after you see your traffic start to increase. Here is an excellent post about keywords and keyword research: Click here to read about keyword research
WordPress Traffic Tip #1 Make sure you’re using your keywords.
Spend some time optimizing your content by adding your keywords as close to the beginning of each post as possible. Use bolding and italics on especially important words and make sure you use your categories and tags features as well.
Use one of the excellent WordPress SEO plugins (Headspace2 and All in One SEO are the best as of this date) and either set it up yourself if you are comfortable doing this, or hire an SEO specialist to set it up for you.
WordPress Traffic Tip #2 Add lots of fresh content to your site .
Three times per week is ideal as it is essential for attracting traffic and getting a good search engine ranking. Each time you post fresh content, the search engine spiders come to crawl your site to look for the new information. Give visitors and search engines a reason to visit and index your site.
Make a commitment to yourself and your visitors to provide plenty of optimized content and your traffic will soar (and remember that you can post date your content) See my Youtube video on how to post date content. Click here to see the video
WordPress Traffic Tip #3 Be Social!
Internet marketing is about building a community. Gone are the days when you could create those cheesy, in-your-face sales letters and sell your products. People have become much more descriminating and will click away from impersonal and heavy handed marketing.
Sites like Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter are powerful tools for generating links and traffic to your site – create profiles on them and post comments, add links to your site, and thoughts to generate conversation.
Get involved – have fun. Be fun, but professional. Look for forums that cater to your industry and begin participating. Speak to and connect with your highly targeted audience.