1. Search Engine submission and optimization
Submit your website to major search engines like Google, Yahoo, All the Web and AOL. There is good old Dmoz – open directory project where you can submit your website in appropriate category and hope for getting accepted into it but don’t get hurt if your web is not accepted by dmoz. Second is SEO – Search Engine Optimization. SEO is a method/technique to optimize websites/webpages to make it list on first few pages of search engines like google, yahoo, Ask and MSN etc., to increase web traffic/website hits. One surefire way to drive traffic is to get indexed in various search engines, and then trying to get a higher ranking for your site. Ensure that your website is search engine friendly and the major search engines have indexed your website. Check that your META tags are properly configured. Meta keywords must be incorporated into your site. Also try to keep your keywords as specific as possible. It is extremely hard to rank high for broad keywords. Post quality content and grammatically correct articles onto you website. You can also hire a copywriter or web developer to post content for you.
2.Writing Articles and Newsletters
Articles are viral tool to generate web traffic to your website. In order to bring people back your site, you need to have good attraction. Post an informative articles on your website and its a nice idea. After writing articles on your website you can also post these on other article directories with back links in it to original web page. This is a sure way to get back links and get web traffic to your site.
3. Web Directories and feed syndication
Web directories are sites that list sites by categories. There are many free link web directories available on the internet. You can submit your web site to free link directories and get your website/blog listed in as many web directories as possible. If you are running a blog then try to find some blog directories like blogcatalogue and feed syndication servives like myBlogLog that specialize in your industry. For example, if your site is about alternative power generation then try to get your site into alternative/green power directories. Getting listed into these directories can also help with search engine ranking. If you are runnig a particular kind of free link web directory then do list in Mohyals.info Free link directory
3. Cost Per Click (CPC) Advertising
It is the most costy method to drive traffic. You may not require to join these programs, if you do not have strong fiscal support. CPC advertising has been the money maker for companies like Google, MSN, and Yahoo. Whenever you do a search on Google, you see that box of paid listings on the right. You need to pay whenever a person click on your ads. One thing that worth your attention is that Google can somehow see how interested the user is in your site and then charge you more for that click. That might sound retarded, but its great when you pay less for the clicks that only visit your front page and then leave. I highly recommend Google Adwords to all of my clients as a cost effective way to get traffic to your web site.
These are just basic tips on generating web traffic, there are many more ways to generate traffic to your website. Post it everywhere you can and with every thing you do. It’s a long process and requires patience and dedication on the part of website owner/master.