Getting traffic is a really hard task, something that takes a lot of time, patience and dedication but if you really stick to it you will make it happen. You will find most of your traffic will come from the search engine but in this post I am going to list five different ways to increase your traffic.
Social networks is the new internet. Millions and millions of people use social networks to keep their friends updated with what they are doing. We, forum administrators need to take advantage of this.
Creating twitter and FaceBook pages is a great way to keep your readers and followers up to date with the latest discussions in your forums. Take twitter as an example. If you can tweet your most popular discussions, if your followers like that discussion they might retweet it. Therefore sending that discussion out even further, creating a bigger circle. Of of his followers might say, “Hey, I find that interested I am going to check it out.”. There you go you have just received a visitor by tweeting. Of course the more followers you have the bigger the circle is.
Remember there are other Social networks such as FaceBook and Youtube, so keep your readers up to date their as well.
Back links From Related Forums
This method has to be used with caution. What I mean by that is you can’t just go to other people’s forums and spam them with a link to your forum, that is very unethical. Think about it, would you like that done to you? What I mean by getting a back link from a related forum is by placing a small link in your signature in a different forum and then take part in that forum. Once members see you participating and giving a quality viewpoint then they are more likely to click your link to your forum.
Create a Blog
Create a blog for your forum and make active posts in it. Creating a blog gives you another gateway into your forum. So if you have an active blog your forum has more chance of being found therefore that results in you getting more traffic, it could not be more simple. You are increasing that circle.
Pay Per Click
Using advertising schemes such as Google Adwords. Google Adwords lets you create your own ad which gets displayed on Google’s search engine pages as well ass other people’s websites. Note: this business can be very costly so I really do suggest researching Google Adwords before trying anything.
Don’t Use Web Traffic Scams
Web traffic scams are websites that say they will send thousands of visitors to your site for say $30. Baloney, if that were the case then no website would ever struggle for traffic. Most of the time it’s a php script that just refreshes it’s self on your website a thousand times. What use is that. We want targeted traffic and buying traffic from such site is not the way to go.
So there we have some do’s and don’ts of increasing traffic. Remember traffic takes time to build up so don’t expect things to happen overnight. Do you have any more tips? Post a comment and let us know. We love to hear from you!