Boost Traffic Numbers with these Tactics
Who doesn't want more traffic? No one ever asks "how can I decrease my traffic numbers?" More traffic, in a very general sense, can equal more success. The traffic increasing methods on this page will help you to boost those traffic numbers on your Zujava leaf. Not coincidentally, these very same tactics will work for any page on the web. Focus on a few of the following and see if your traffic numbers start to increase, or share your best method for increasing traffic in the comments section at the bottom.
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This social media powerhouse has millions upon millions of people visiting its pages on a daily basis, making it one of the biggest contenders to send some traffic your way. All you’ll need to do is promote your work.Start by posting a link to your leaf, along with a personal message (this is important), and then graduate on to creating a Facebook fan page.Others have had success posting their own original images to Facebook, then linking to their leaf below the photo as part of the status update. With the power of scheduling on your side, you can update your Facebook page whenever you’d like with fresh content. This can work especially well when timing news worthy content, focusing on seasonal content, or making big announcements. Try it out!
Text messaging doesn't have the detail necessary to get others to take action like email. Email is still alive and well, and has the potential to send lots of interested, targeted visitors to your leaf. Unveil a new leaf to the right crowd, alert family members of new content they might like, or invite friends to participate in the comments section, poll, or debate sections all through email.This sort of personal invitation can work wonders with traffic and be very effective.
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Twitter. Tweeting out links to your content will keep your followers up to date on what you’ve published lately, so don’t be shy in doing some self promotion. When self promotion becomes annoying is when you tweet about your own content too much, so be sure to vary the content you tweet and provide useful information no matter what the source. If you’ve found a tweet especially helpful, retweeting that tweet can score you some networking points, and your readers will appreciate the information you are sharing.
Like Facebook and Twitter, this social media giant has millions of users visiting the site on a daily basis, but the content here does seem geared towards a certain audience. Crafts, do-it-yourself projects, art, photography, and food seem to perform particularly well here.
Have you focused on a particular niche or several niches with your writing? Don’t forget to interlink your content whenever possible, or at least when it makes sense. If you’ve blogged about the same subject, or have written articles elsewhere on the same topic, linking to your Zujava leaf from those blog posts, articles, or pages can help send high quality traffic to your leaf.
- Create text links within sentences (where it makes sense)
- Create a featured articles section at the bottom of your other article
- Add leaf URL to your blogroll
- Edit older posts to include a link to related content
SEO. Search engine optimization can improve the performance of your leaf by leaps and bounds, but can also ruin your content at the same time. When approaching SEO, be wary of altering your content to the point that it sounds machine-read, or is completely written with search engines in mind.Titles, subtitles, image titles, and outbound links all play a role in optimizing your leaf for search engines.
When you focus on SEO, remember, it’s the reader that matters most, not the search engine. Keep the SEO aspect in your back pocket to make minor tweaks to your content that won’t affect the overall quality of the article.
Photo of Google search engine production server by Steve Jurveston.
Blog About Your Leaf. Making an announcement on your blog about your brand new leaf can instantly send traffic. This can be done in a number of ways. You can dedicate an entire post on the leaf itself, or you can blog about a related topic and link to the leaf at the bottom of the post (“find more information about improving traffic here”).
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Post the Leaf to Reddit. It’s all about cleverness, humor, and originality on humor. It’s also all about the title you create for your content. Post your newest leaf to Reddit with a catchy title that is sure to grab the attention of the Reddit crowd. If you’re stuck for ideas, visit the Reddit home page to see what type of content makes it to the front page.
This post on ProBlogger is very helpful on Reddit Marketing.
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If you haven’t been clicking the +1 button on every leaf that you publish, you could be missing out on some traffic. Google Plus allows you to add a custom description to share with your circles (that’s the fancy name for your friends of fans). Depending on the circles you create, you can target exactly who you want to see which posts. So if you write about toy trains, you can share your latest leaf about toy trains with your toy train lovers Google Plus circle.
Google Plus also has the added benefit of having some impact on SEO. The +1 numbers, Google has said, may impact how your leaf is ranked in search engines. In addition, your leaf may show up to your friends and family who are logged into Google f you have +1’d your leaf.
Everybody loves pictures! Adding photos to your leaf increases your chances of being found in Google image search, which can be a major source of traffic.
To be sure your leaf will show up in Google image search, fill out the title (description) of your image whenever you upload it. This will tell search engines exactly what your image is. An image rich leaf has a great chance of being found in search engines, more so than a leaf that is purely text.
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Research your Google Analytics account. Zujava allows you to add your unique Google Analytics campaign ID to your account. This opens up many possibilities for in-depth research about your leaves, like referring sites, keywords, bounce rates, and traffic spikes.
To take advantage of Google Analytics, log in and view your overall traffic sources. Find out which websites have been sending traffic your way, and try to increase those numbers! If Facebook has been working for you, then spend more time on your Facebook campaign. If a toy train lovers forum is sending traffic, then posting more there might help increase traffic.