How do you get more traffic to your site? Let me show you a few strategies I used to get 1000+ visitors to besthotelsorlando.com in just the first month (just like some of our other built out travel sites). You can start this today with just 1 site it’s super easy and you will learn more the more you do! By the way be sure to check out the site, see how hidden I have made some of the advertisements on this site.
First How will you monetize!? Your site must have a purpose! How will you make money from all of this? we use hotelscombined affiliate.
Select a niche that you’re not only passionate about but also one that has a high volume of searches per month. Orland has a high amount of searches for tourists looking to find hotels and stay in orlando. This is the traffic I am trying to target as some of them are directly looking to book a hotel. Right now I am using hotelscombined as an affiliate but may change to Agoda as I think the payout is bigger per sale you make (hotelscombined actually sends people to agoda).
Keyword research. Start researching finding a huge list of keywords related to your main niche that you are going to write about. Base everything you do from here on in for your site. This keyword research is almost more important than the content its self.
Build Your Site. Once you have selected your niche time to buy the domain and build out the site. I used wordpress for this and woothemes for the theme…easy basic and gets the job done no need to waste alot of time here
Now create keyword targeted content! I have had a virtual assistant write 1 article a day for this site along with other sites we have made that also get over 1000+visits a day. This is good for SEO as the site is updated regularly showing that its fresh to the search engines. We usually make posts between 600-700 words long. Make sure your content (every post) is very keyword driven. As you can see on besthotelsorlando.com I have targeted exact hotels in Orlando once the site starts to get more authority hopefully these pages will start to rank when people search that exact phrase. This is a long way off as the site is still very new. On our other sites we have targeted exact restaurants, places in the city, attractions and festivals and this has worked well. The more content you have the better so make this your priority especially at the beginning of the site.
Social Media. Set up a facebook, Google+ and Pinterest account and even twitter rssgraffiti is great for facebook to save you logging in and posting every single time. Make everything go automatic so every time you post it goes out to all these sites. Get some fake followers by using Fiver gigs
Here is the grey area everyone has a different strategy here but here is what I have done.
Link build to every post- along with the social networks every post should have a few links at minimum because you dont want 100% of all your links going to your home page. One of the easiest way to do this is to create a web 2.0 link wheel. Make this on a free wordpress blog, posterous, squidoo etc. Make the content related to the post and around 300-400words. Put around 2 links in the post back to your main money site. Remember web 2.0’s are weak on there own so make sure you do some mass linking to them if you can, such as mass blog commenting or social book marking.
Link to your home page- There are many ways to create backlinks to your home page these web 2.0s are also effective here like I talked about above
There are many tools that you can use to help you build your link portfolio. Remember to keep it somewhat natural and use these tools carefully. If you don’t know the basics of SEO its wise not to use these tools at all
Below are just a few of the exact gigs I have used on fiver for linking backlinking to the site feel free to use them- Using just these and a few more alone should give you some traction. These could also be effective for smaller niche sites and I have used them in the past. By the way Pintrest got this site 300+ visitors alone it is really blowing up over there!
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Cathy_Rey will get your website atleast 125 SEO Backlinks and a Tweet to 11,500 people for $5 Gig Here
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Last but not least manual backlinking. There are literally hundreds of ways to do this but the best way is to get a virtual assistant to go through and do this for you as it is very time consuming. If you are doing manual backlinking yourself you are really doing something wrong as it will take you hours and hours.
So now you get the drift right?! its easy!! As I said you can start with 1 blog or website and build from there. I can only hope that in 6months time this site will gain some real traction and start making more money. depending on how much traffic/money it is making in 6 months I will decide weather to make more or stick to building out this one. There are literally thousands of cities to choose from the world over so why not pick one and start writing today. This same type of strategy could be used for any niche and using a different affiliate program or Adsense to monetize.
FYI- http://bruneihq.com/ has been a big fail so far. It has got about 300+ visitors a month and was started 3 months ago. Not only that it has made no money at all. I have not put as much love into this but it goes to show not everything can be a winner but it does not matter.