|Generate Traffic on a Budget
Most webmasters keep their prized web traffic generating systems
to themselves or charge an arm and a leg. I am one of the guys
in the trenches. Before I share with you the simplest and easiest
methods to generate website traffic I will begin with a little
I have several websites and in the past ten years I have worked
with gurus that promised to deliver traffic to my sites. In
fact I have paid from $200 to over $2,000 for traffic to my
sites. I had one person that charged a reasonable fee and my
traffic went from 500 visitors to 8,000 visitors. Three years
later his fee wasn't that reasonable, but I decided to go ahead
and try another website. After three months and two thousand
dollars I saw no results.
As many people know the search engines create algorithms so
nobody can beat the system. The gurus figure a way around this
and charge lots of money to drive traffic to your site. Then
the dance continues and the search engines create new algorithms.
Next thing you know you are going back to the guru or searching
for someone new.
Many of us have been sold a bill of goods about generating traffic
to our websites and the lure of getting on the top ten. I can
tell you from personal experience that I have been in the top
ten and it wasn't that big of an impact. The hook the gurus
use to charge a higher fee is the number of keywords you need
to get in the top ten. After a while you'll realize that ONE
keyword may have over one hundred variations.
Working with gurus creates a roller coaster of traffic to your
website. Your traffic and sales are dependent on the gurus and
the search engines algorithms. When you stop working with the
gurus, or their magic isn't working, your website traffic and
sales hit bottom.
Yes there are rewards working with gurus, but you better have
a hot site that sells. Start with methods that cost less and
allow your traffic to build. Check your status reports to learn
more about your visitors and the keywords they used to find
you. A good hosting provider will offer this with your hosting
A wise marketer once told me that it was best to get off the
roller coaster and put my money into methods that build steady
website traffic. As an owner of a website, you learn how to
update your own pages so you are not dependent on someone to
update your website. The same goes for generating website traffic.
When you take the time and invest in building traffic on a regular
basis, then you will be free from the gurus and the search engines
The simplest and time proven techniques that take very little
time are your best answers. One method I know you have heard
over and over is submitting articles. Let me give you the WHY
submitting articles is important. When you are found in the
search engines you are just another listing on all those pages.
When submitting articles, I get a loyal audience that reads
my articles each week. In fact, when they visit another website
and see other articles I have written on other topics, it builds
more credibility, rapport, link popularity and traffic.
Generating website traffic is using a combination of methods.
Submitting to the search engines is still important, but it
is only a part of your overall traffic building strategy. With
most search engines it may take one to three months to see results.
Now here is the INSIDE INFORMATION most gurus won't tell you.
I am using a traffic generating system that is available to
anyone at no cost. In fact it is simple to implement and takes
only ten minutes of your time to set-up. This system is instant
and you will see an immediate increase in your traffic and it
you can verify your results with your own status reports.
About the author:
Wayne McDonald is the TRAFFIC KING! Get your FREE Special Report
"Generating Traffic On A Budget" at http://increase-your-website-traffic.holisticwebdirectory.com