Frustrated about your website being at the mercy of search engines?
While search engines play a big part in driving targeted traffic to websites, there are other highly effective methods to bring people to your page without ever having to worry about optimizing everything for Google or Yahoo.
With the right mix of creativity and a dash of generosity, you’re guaranteed to see positive changes on your traffic stats in no time.
Here are some simple yet very powerful ways to get targeted visitors without worrying about Google:
#1 – Utilize every social media platform
No, this doesn’t mean creating a profile of your business in every social networking site available. You can simply have profiles in just three (ex. Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest)—however, your work comes in when you start getting followers. Your job is to be available, accommodating, and friendly to your followers as often as possible.
Make them feel that they’re not just getting monotonous updates from a boring company computer—let them know that there’s a real, live human being interacting with them, and that’s you. People want to know they’re talking to actual people, so they’d really appreciate it if you personally respond to their feedback and suggestions regarding your business.
And with more appreciation comes more popularity—pretty soon you’ll see these happy followers recommending your business to their friends.
#2 – Offer guest posts for websites of the same niche
While websites of the same service, product, or topic naturally compete against each other, it’s good to see beyond this typical competitive urge and prioritize your target readers. Ask yourself, what will benefit them? How can I reach out to help more of them?
Guest posting is one of the most efficient ways you can get targeted visitors. You can email fellow bloggers and ask them if you can submit content on their website (with your backlink and author bio, of course).
Chances are if your own website is filled with high-quality content that truly helps people, your fellow bloggers will offer spots for your own content on their site. These bloggers will be more than happy to offer fresh, unique content to their followers, so make your guest post relevant, exciting, and helpful.
#3 – Give the up-and-coming bloggers in your niche some love
Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Incomes suggests that you feature new bloggers in your niche by asking for short descriptions from each of them and collecting them all into one blog post.
Chances are, these new bloggers will greatly appreciate this shout-out from a more established blogger (you) and they will spread the link of your shout-out blog post to their own followers.
These bloggers will be very happy to tell everyone else how they’ve been featured in your own page, thus prompting their own followers to go check out your website.
Notice that the three suggestions above all present win-win situations. Yes, you can expand and grow your online business without having to get stressed with Google rankings and furiously competing against other website owners.
There are simple, effective ways that you can get traffic to your website without Google, without littering the web with boring ads, and without putting down other bloggers. Try these quick traffic solutions on your own website now.