5 Secrets to Gain More Website Traffic

When you get your new website online, the next step is gaining more traffic. Most new website owners forget that traffic is king. Without traffic you have a website that will not go very far. The Internet is full of options for gaining traffic. I try to focus on just a few maybe five at the most.

I want to give you five website traffic generating tips, but want to stress that there are many other numerous ways than these five.

1. I'm sure this might be the most obvious but it's the one that is over looked the most. Submitting your new site to the search engines. Google, Yahoo, MSN, are the three top search engines they get the most searches. Submit your website link to these three search engines. Once you submit your website the search engine spiders will begin to index your website pages in the search directories. If you like to send your website to other search engines go to freewebsubmissions.com. The site has 20 other search engines that you will be able to submit to with one click.

2. Website forums are your next best option to gain traffic. If you do a search on Google for your niche and forum, you will get a list of communities that you can join. When you join a forum, the first thing you want to do is add your link to the signature box in your account area. Then find open threads in the forum that you would like to put a reply in. Reply with good quality content, and your signature will be at the bottom of your reply. If your content is good, people will want to click through your link to your website to get more information.

3. Another great way to gain more traffic is with link exchanges. Do a search for other websites similar to yours, and find the owners contact form. Contact the owner of the website and ask if you can do a link exchange. You will place the owners web link on your page. And your link will go on the other webpage. This gives a link back to your site from another website. Search engines love to see good back links from other websites. It's best to find high traffic websites, some that have been on the Internet for a long time. Google ranks websites that are popular and gives you better ranking in search engines from links on most popular websites.

4. Online directories are another good source of free traffic. DMOZ is a good directory online to submit your link. Also do a search for link directories, these sites will allow you to add your link for free.

5. Writing articles and submitting to goarticles.com and ezinearticles.com will get you great traffic to your website. Write good, high quality articles that you can submit. This is called article marketing and is one of the best ways to generate free traffic.

These five traffic generating tips should get you started with your website promotion. Once you generate a lot of traffic to your website the next step is to learn how to make Money from your website.