In this final article in the 3-Part Series – CREATE WEBSITE FREE – We will discuss an important aspect of online marketing, and that is how to get more traffic! Traffic are the people who come to your website! Without people, you don’t have readers. Without readers, you cannot make sales, and therefore your blog will not make any money.
I’ve taught you the importance of joining the Wealthy Affiliate program to set up your free websites. You won’t need a credit card or debit card, you can get started 100% free.
I’ll give you the links here to the others parts of this 3-part series on Create Website Free. Just click Part 1 or Part 2 below to read about these other articles:
Create Website Free – Part 1 – The Set-up with Training – In this article you will learn how to set up your free website and receive step-by-step tutorial and video training to choose your niche, establish your blog, and start earning money from it.
Create Website Free – Part 2 – The Wow Factor! – In this article, you will discover how to create beautiful, interesting and informative blog posts to capture the attention of your audience and get them coming back for more. You don’t want to miss this post, it’s a lot of fun!
Therefore, getting “traffic” (visitors) to your site is paramount to your success, and today’s lesson will focus on some of the awesome ways you can get traffic to your website! Let’s begin!
Social Media Marketing
This probably goes without saying. Sharing your content, every piece you produce, on all your social media platforms is part of the process of blogging.
I have several tools that I use to accomplish this goal for the various sites. I’m going to go over them with you because finding efficient ways to post your content is going to save you in the long run. The business of online marketing can be time-consuming. There are a lot of moving parts.
I use spreadsheets for keeping track of everything. It’s just easier that way. It ensures I accomplish all the goals for each and every post, from my meta tags and descriptions, to my picture alternative text to my social media posts on each site. I’m going to get into these other factors a little later in the article. First, take a look at the social media part of my spreadsheet I use.
As you can see, I keep track of every post. It helps me to make sure I follow the proper SEO steps for each.
The steps are explained here. Just click on each one below to read about it:
When you post a picture on WordPress, you have the option to put something called “alternative text” for each picture. You want to use your designated keyword phrase you are focusing on in the post as the alternative text for each picture you post.
Each post has a place at the bottom where you can fill in a meta title and a meta description. Both areas want to contain your designated keyword phrase for the post.
These are the comments that appear at the bottom of the post. Comments are key for search engine optimization. The search engines like articles that have a lot of comments. I’m going to share with you below my #1 strategy to get lots of comments on my posts. Keeping track of the number of comments helps me know which articles to focus on that might need more.
This is referring to the Wealthy Affiliate comments area. When you are a Premium member of the Wealthy Affiliate platform, they have a give-and-take comments area where you give comments on other websites, and fellow marketers visit your site and leave comments on your posts. It’s genius, really, and a huge benefit of being a Premium member of the program.
These are the various social media platforms, and I have recently started marketing on my Instagram account as well, so I will be adding a column to the spreadsheet. I’ve listed below my easy strategies for posting to all these social media accounts!
Pinterest Posting Strategies
In this article, you will learn all about the Tailwind program, how to auto-post your articles on all your Pinterest boards over time to avoid spamming the platform, how to join "Tribes" where you share their posts and they share yours and other strategies to optimize your social media outreach on the Pinterest platform!
Posting to Linkedin and Facebook Groups
It’s pretty simple. I learned early on in my Wealthy Affiliate training to add a plugin called Ultimate Social Share Plugin. I’m actually thinking of getting the Premium version, but I haven’t yet. Right now I’m using the free version, but I like it because I can easily share my content to my Facebook groups and my Linkedin account. I have a different strategy for sharing to Twitter.
When you click to share, it opens up to your page and gives you the opportunity to post it to your page. Here’s what it looks like on Linkedin. It opens up and gives you the opportunity to share it in a post:
When you click on the Share in a post, it opens up and gives you the opportunity to write something in your post about the article. You can also click on any of the suggested hashtags on the bottom (or add your own hashtags as well if you like). It’s pretty awesome! The you just click post and your post appears on your Linkedin feed!
There’s a link shortner called bit.ly where you can not only shorten your links, but the program tracks the clicks on them as well, which is pretty cool. Go ahead and sign up for an account, and you can begin putting your links into the shortener.
The reason you want to shorten your links is that Twitter only allows a certain amount of characters, so you want to shorten the link to allow you more space to tweet your message. The other great thing with bit.ly is that you can customize your shortlink as well. Take a look:
Now when you post your tweet, you have a lot of room for your words becvause your link went from this: https://coachingforinternetmarketers.com/what-is-bing-webmaster-tools-how-your-site-can-benefit/ to this: http://bit.ly/Bing_Web
Posting to Instagram
Tool to Post automatically to Instagram
I wrote an entire article about this amazing tool I found to automate your entire Instagram account. Instagram is fairly new for me, but I'll tell you, I just keep hearing more and more about it in my training and online social interaction. It can be a game-changer for affiliate marketers, and so I've decided to incorporate it into my business, and I suggest you take a look at this tool to help you do it too!
I cannot stress enough the importance of website comments, and if you become a Premium member of the Wealthy Affiliate program, you won't have to worry about that. You can get as many comments as you want. Search engines take you more seriously and display your site in their results if your blog gets comments. With Wealthy Affiliate, you can get 24 straight hours of commenting on any post just by leaving posts on other people's blogs. It's a true give-and-take community of affiliate marketers!
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