Many bloggers and webmasters complain that they are not getting enough traffic even though they’ve done everything by the book. You are posting fresh content regularly while promoting your blog on social networks. Why is it that you’re still not getting traffic? There are hundreds of ways to get traffic, but you don’t need to do them all. Test several methods, choose five or six, and then work on those specific things every single day.
Here are four possible reasons why you are not getting traffic to your site or blog:
Your Website Is New
If you have recently launched your website, you can’t expect to get a lot of traffic. You won’t have thousands of visitors running up the next day to read your content if you have just started blogging. All you can do is to keep adding content and wait for your blog to become popular.
You Don’t Have Enough Content
Probably the most common reason why people have trouble getting traffic is that they have little or no content. Many marketers build great looking websites, add tons of ads, and buy traffic or use PPC advertising. If you want to get real visitors to your site or blog, you have to offer value to your audience. Anyone visiting a site full of advertisements won’t stay for more than a few seconds. Take the time to write quality content that keeps readers engaged and provides useful information.
You Are Not Doing SEO
No matter how good your posts are, they are useless if they don’t have any exposure. More than 70 percent of traffic comes from search engines. If you want to gain exposure for your site and get targeted traffic, you need to optimize your content for search engines. Start with keyword research, build quality links, and connect with your readers on social networks and forums.
You Are Not Using Social Media
Like any other offline business, your website needs promotion. You can pull considerable amount of traffic through social media marketing. One of the main benefits of social media is its power to get your content out to other channels and platforms where your audience is hanging out. Share your posts on Facebook and Twitter, publish your videos on YouTube, and create a fan page for your website. The more you promote your content on social networks and engage with your fans, the more traffic you will get.
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