Let’s keep talking about traffic, because I think we’re getting closer to a solution.
And I’ve got an important question for you at the end, so please read all the way through and leave your thoughts.
First, an update: I’ve been evaluating some software that might help organize things for you — so you can list your site so people in your industry, or serving the same people, can find you. Of course, the whole system will work better if you can send traffic to someone else, too.
(What comes around goes around, you know.)
But, as David mentioned on my blog, not everyone has enough traffic to give away.
“Nice thought Mark but the fact is that people who only get 1 or 2 or maybe 7 unique visitors a day are reluctant to send them away.”
I’ve got two responses to that. The first response is that giving away traffic — no matter how little — is an important way to get traffic. It’s that relationship thing I talked about the other day. You can also think of it as being part of a community, too.
(By the way, did you know that your SEO rankings go UP if you have outbound links?)
My second response is, of course, there are ways to generate more traffic on your own, too…if you know how
Paul had this to say…
“It took me 5 years to get the traffic I was looking for. It was not easy…there is no magic wand or bullet.”
Very true, Paul, though I hope it doesn’t take everyone 5 years to get enough traffic. (Could YOU, wait that long???) Getting traffic is like most other business ventures because it depends on you learning how to get the job done…and then repeating the work over and over again.
That’s how you get more organic traffic…Persistence.
Do it once, and then do it again. And again. And don’t stop (until you can pay someone else to do it reliably for you).
The only shortcut might be Pay-Per-Click advertising, which can start in 15 minutes. But you gotta know how to do that, too.
Okay, but there’s a problem, and Lorne pretty much hit the nail on the head.
Thanks for the offer. I am currently suffering from so much learning and things to implement and not enough time or resources to do this effectively. It seems like every time I open an email, there is a new system or course…Any suggestions?
Angie had similar thoughts. She said:
“I just started a website called Coastal Computerized Information Services and during this process I have read everything I could get my hands on about getting traffic to my site. Unfortunatly I am more confussed now then I was when I started reading all the info.”
Do you feel the same way as Lorne and Angie?
I’m really curious…and I really want to know because if it is, then I think it’s a problem that needs fixing.
Is the problem that you’ve got too much information without enough action?
Or are you not finding the information you need?
Or is it just too darned confusing?
Or … and I’ve got a feeling that this is also part of the problem … is it that you haven’t found information that you can trust?
Talk to me. Leave your comment below.
To Your Success,