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Be On The Lookout For Higher Traffic Sites

Sitting idly on the bank of a quiet stream and fishing, is not the best way to catch fish. Sure, it works but you need to spend longer hours waiting for a nibble. The same is true when trying to attract traffic to your website. You can sit and dangle small enticements, hoping to catch a few visitors… but ultimately the amount of traffic coming to you will be miniscule.

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STRATEGY #6 

Wouldn’t it be better to grab traffic from a  wild stream… er…active websites that offer more activity and the better links?

Be on the lookout for sites that generate higher traffic to their sites. Are they compatible with yours? Will their traffic enhance your ranking? Ask them to link and be sure to ask for them to link to you. The additional traffic that they receive should help generate more traffic to you. You should be able to see the change in a few days.

 

In this case, you’re tossing in your fishing line, guaranteeing some activity, and then “the fish” is tossing his hook at you… well, sort of.

Rusty LaGrange

 

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Strategy #5: Good Sites Draw More Interest for New Visitors

It may seem obvious that what you enjoy reading and commenting on may not be the same web site your friends will like. It’s the diversification of interests that make us unique. The same is true for the differences you see from one web site to another. What draws so many readers/visitors to a site that you may not like?

What makes a good web site?

 

It usually has a topic you are searching for. It might be a series of web sites that offer, let’s say, military history. If you’re an avid military history buff, the more expert sites will be the ones that attract you. When you see something on the site that doesn’t ring true or seems less authoritative, then you may not return.

Sometimes it may not be the content but the look. If it glares, pops, and spins to catch your attention, you’re visiting time may be very short. The web master has scared you away. He just tried too hard.

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Other times it may be the typeface, graphic elements that first attract you and the content that keeps you, while the familiar bond with the topic keeps your coming back for more.

So as you find the sites that are closer to the quality and interest your prefer, holds your interest, and doesn’t scare you away, then you have identified the features that will work on your own website.

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Another point to consider is its activity on social media. Do they use Facebook, Twitter, and other prime social communities to gather readership and visitors? Are their links active? Then they might be a good web site to link to. On the other hand, if the site is chock full of ads and links with very little content, then they may not be the best site to link to.

It’s up to you to become an expert at recognizing good sites. That’s the best way to develop better links, better overall traffic lines, and stay in the upper rankings based on the good quality sites yours are partnered with. Quality does count.

 

 Rusty LaGrange

 

If you like what you see here, please visit my other sites
at: www.aflairfortheoldwest.blogspot.com
and www.myrustybucketranch.blogspot.com
and www.aflairforbooks.blogspot.com
and my newest site www.oldweststagecoach.com

Better Ways to Link and Draw More Readers in the High Desert

In this fourth installment, learn how good diversified strategies can strengthen your  readership. So, if learning the basics of linking has you stumped, then follow along for the next few weeks as I help you navigate the new trends.

Strategy #4

DIVERSIFY YOUR CONTENT

I’ll admit that I am not the best “techie” when it comes to using new audio / video links and making them useful. However, I know that if others are using new technology to bring readers to their blogs then I can take full advantage of their linking to help my blog.

This next installment is about how many different tools can strengthen your audience.

 

 

Remember back in school when teachers taught students with different methods of teaching? Like those with visual learning loved to watch movies. Those with dexterity loved to write the lessons out.  Some students didn’t have a clue until they were introduced to a new teaching tool that worked for them. Many students strived once the computer was introduced as a teaching tool.

It’s the same way today. If you can catch more visitors by using video on your site, then that’s your best strategy. Large graphs and cool photos are often enough to trap a visitor for several minutes. And, that’s enough time to make him see what you have to offer on your pages or post.

You can create a newsletter, some PR articles, and a testimonial for a product you have. The best strategy is to add links to each of these separate tools so your readers will return to your pages to see more of what you have to offer. Remember the influencers we talked about earlier? Now it’s time to ask from them a testimonial on your behalf.  Learn how to add ALT links on to your photos. When someone “mouses” over your photo, they will see a link back to your pages. Alternate links can be embedded almost anywhere.

And if you don’t know how to use these new tools, ask someone who uses them. Or search for keywords that will help you find tutorials about using these tools. It’s just like that new cellphone you own. Asking your grandson to help you with contacts, will make some progress but learning how to use the cellphone by yourself is much more productive.

It’s time to go back to school.

 

If you like what you see here, please visit my other sites
at: www.aflairfortheoldwest.blogspot.com
and www.myrustybucketranch.blogspot.com
and www.aflairforbooks.blogspot.com
and my newest site www.oldweststagecoach.com

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