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Web Marketing: Driving Web Traffic

Blog Visitor–

Thanks for your question.

Q: “How do I increase Web Site traffic and can you direct me to someone who can take a look at the Web site and blog?”

A: Make it easy for people to find & use your site. Plus, get a mentor from Ask SCORE Online it’s free & confidential. (Use the keyword Web. You get a good list. You can even narrow the search to women counselors only.)

Here are some specific tips to get you started:

1. Have an eNewsletter? Be sure that users can subscribe to it & talk about new site features. Don’t just display it on the site.

2. Have a blog? Be sure to ask friends, colleagues & your professional network to comment. Comments, even a few add interest & interaction to a blog more visitors.

3. Have calendar alerts? If your site is about timed events, festivals or special dates of interest to your visitors, consider offering a subscription-based email for alerts about important events. Build a loyal following.

4. Promoting an industry? Then, be sure to get links from leading industry sites. It gets you better search results & more traffic.

5. Get Traffic: Get links from consumer sites & other blogs. This gives you traffic & improves Google search results.

6. Get Traffic: Place limited Google Ads. Run ads on relevant keyword searches to get more traffic. Note: Be careful to set a budget, so you don’t get surprised by a big bill.

7. Do you Invite feedback from visitors? It’s amazing what your visitors will share. Visitors tell it like it is. Listen, visitor feedback can make your site better & more compelling.

-Christine Banning

For 50 years, SCORE has helped aspiring and current small business owners achieve their dreams. Through a network of over 11,000 volunteer business mentors in 340+ chapters across the country, SCORE connects decades of business experience and knowledge with those who can best use it. | Facebook | @SCOREmentors | More from SCORE

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Discussion (6) Comment

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  5. Jenny CawthonVisitor

    What are price ranges for buying ads on Google?? Thanks for the great info. One other thing that I’ve heard is that the more often you have activity on your site, whether it is your blog or visitors leaving notes, the higher up the google search list you climb.

  6. shani blountVisitor

    Thanks for the great advice. I am looking to increase traffic to my blog:, and this article was right on time !


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