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Title: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: OregonInvestor on April 13, 2013, 01:11:31 am
I have a group of questions here regarding getting my website traffic increased! These are just ideas/questions that I could think of, I would be greatly appreciative of anyone who can answer any of these questions or anyone who has any extra input/ideas that I should consider!

I just made a “We Buy Houses” type website and my goal is to target local motivated sellers. At this point I am looking to get it as high up on the search engines as possible, preferably the top spot as soon as possible. I kind of have a feeble understanding of what it takes to get there though. From what I understand you have to use a “SEO” (Search Engine Optimizer), but I don’t know exactly what that entails.

Is getting to the #1 spot essentially all about using keywords and phrases? And if so, how do I know what phrases are the most commonly searched?

Where do I  go to learn about and setup Payperclick?

Besides getting #1 on SEO, and plugging my site on my direct mail pieces, what else can I do to attract as many local motivated sellers to my site??

How do I use Blogging to get local motivated sellers specifically, to come to my site?

BackLinking? Forum posting? Directory submission?  Social book marking? I don’t even know what any of these are, or how they can be affiliated with web traffic?
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: Moses O on April 14, 2013, 04:30:50 am
Judging fro your post, i think you already have an idea of what to do to get traffic.Start by reading materials on the topics you do not understand and implement them one by one over time.
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Post by: LucasAtwell on April 15, 2013, 04:15:52 pm
In order to increase the traffic for your site, you need to share it to different social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+.
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Post by: Peterson710 on April 30, 2013, 09:08:12 am
For increasing traffic on site it is good to use forums and blogs. Social sites are also useful for this purpose. With these tools we can generate traffic on site easily.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: aahnagupta on May 06, 2013, 05:41:30 am
By creating a powerful Social Media Strategy
Posting quality and regular content
Let not alexa & page rank divert your attention
Involve yourself with the blogosphere
Add & Optimize Social Media Sharing Buttons
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: CuoOfTea on June 02, 2013, 08:01:43 am
hi OregonInvestor, to answer a few of your questions.

Yes, getting on the no. 1 is about choosing the right keyword because this serves are your basic foundation of getting ranked. You have identify the volume of searches and its relevance on your website. You can use google keyword tool to identify phrases with most searched term.


You have to create a rich-compelling content that will help or provide solutions to your reader.

Backlinking is the process of getting links for your website. Forum Posting, directory submission and social bookmarking are SEO strategies that helps a website get backlinks.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: rewebshop on June 07, 2013, 02:01:07 pm
Hey there, I just found this website and I would love to give you a few tips. (In full disclosure I am a real estate marketing exec, this is all I do)

The best way with less stress to drive traffic in this current economy is Facebook Advertising. (note this is NOT social media, it is actually purchasing facebook click advertising)

Some people swear by craigslist but in my experience although traffic does come, it usually ends up as tire kickers and people already working with other agents.

I would recommend you not taking too much on your plate, your head might actually explode and your real estate business will suffer as you inadvertently become a web marketing expert. However by focusing on a few things you can enter into traffic increases without effecting your strength as an agent in your area.

One more thought that I want to share, traffic is NOT as important as conversion. If you had 5 people on your website today and they all became clients that is more important than 5000 people on your site who leave in 3 seconds. Conversion precedes traffic so you must make every effort to create calls to action and strategic value statements throughout your marketing materials. This will be more valuable than traffic. Once you nail conversions, traffic will work in your favor so much more than you can imagine.

Remember be faithful in little, and you will be given more!
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: Rexcon on June 25, 2013, 01:26:44 pm
It is not hard or tough thing.
If want to increase business website, apply these steps in any effective way:-
Search related forum & blog,
Use higher PR forums,
Post quality comments,
Social sites,
Post article and directories...
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: daniel08 on June 26, 2013, 10:23:35 am
Getting a first position for "We Buy Houses" is going to be very difficult because it is already a very popular key phrase and is oversaturated.  I would use Craisglist , the "Housing Wanted" section. 
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Post by: VishaaL on July 04, 2013, 02:02:46 am
If you want to increase web traffic for any website, you need to expand the website on some popular social media website like, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube etc.
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Post by: gareth_esutera on September 14, 2013, 02:55:46 am
Well, aside from the others that already mentioned, you might also want to use your forum signature to provide link to your websites. That would allow people here (and in other forum of your interests) to check what your website is all about.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: Canberra Properties on September 26, 2013, 04:09:06 am
Hello

Yes.  It is important to do some SEO, but don't spend all of your time there.  If you do free course or two, you can do a lot of it yourself.

Think of a new website as a gas station at the side of a highway.  At first, no one knows that it is there, because even though it looks nice and is functional, it isn't linked to anything and unless someone accidentally drives off the main road, they won't bump into it.  The lights are off, until you link it up with the main search engine traffic stream.  Essentially, by building links, you are turning on the lights at night and, you are building a service road to your station.  When people know it's there, they will drive off the search engine highway, to your door and fill up with your services (if you are selling what they want).  The looking good and being functional are what get the sale, once they arrive at your site.

Now, think of each link as a piece of advertising along the highway.  Small websites (less popular) are like erecting small signs, but big, popular sites are like putting up big billboards.  It's kind of like receiving 1 or 150 votes in an election.  It's worth the time to do this properly.  Include quality, honest text.  Avoid some free services that may get you a link on some website the major search engines have banned (about 1,000,000 or 300,000,000 sites worldwide).  Some free submission services are fine however.

You also need to let search engines know you exist.  You don't get a page 'so-to-speak', but they will list you in searches.  There are free services that do this.

Social media (facebook, twitter etc) are important.  They are becoming more important to search engines.

Another important thing is to seek out the English pages on foreign search engines in China and India.  Baidu is a huge Chinese Search Engine and is worth submitting to.

I hope this helps somewhat!

Have a great day.

John
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: gareth_esutera on October 03, 2013, 05:44:40 am
At times, aiming for the number one can be not feasible. If you've done all those backlinkings and content optimizing, and your competitor is doing the same but they preceeded your site by three years, it would be difficult to beat them. Nonetheless, you should keep doing the SEO tactics and complement it with other forms of marketing like social media. You won't get to number 1, but you will keep having many visitors.

Besides, who knows when your competitor might become sloppy with their SEO or in taking care of their website. You can easily sneak to number 1 if you keep doing SEO.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: shilpa2014 on June 28, 2014, 01:36:44 am
Generate more number of backlinks, and do white hat SEO, my keyword Flats in OMR was nowhere last week but today its in 2nd postion.
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Post by: praveen2014 on June 28, 2014, 01:55:36 am
Apply SEO technology, Do ON and OFF page activities. It will increase your traffic for sure.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: JenniferKelly on December 04, 2014, 04:31:32 am
Social Media Optimization is one of the effective way to increase the traffic of a website. Along with this you can also do Social Bookmarking, Classified Ads, Blog Submission and Forum Posting.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: shaunanderson on December 08, 2014, 06:43:04 am
There are many free and paid techniques to increase website traffic such as PPC, SEO, SMO. It's depend on your business niche, budgets.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: PostcardMania on July 06, 2015, 03:49:27 pm
Hey there!

SEO takes a very long time to build up and requires a lot more than just keywords. But, by using PPC (pay per click) and the bidding system, you can jump right up to the first page of the Google search results basically overnight. You just need to make sure you have a good bid, that you did your keyword research, have a strong ad and landing page, and focus on continually improving your quality score. (Sounds like a lot, right? Not going to lie, it kind of is.)

A good place to get started is AdWords, but you might need to research it a bit befre you launch your first campaign because PPC can get pretty complicated, pretty quick.

You have a lot of questions to get through though so feel free to PM me if you want to know more!
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: WV Homes on July 07, 2015, 02:34:05 pm
Patience and perseverance seem to be the keys to generating web traffic.  A easy-to-navigate website with solid white-hat seo helps as well.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: CoastalGroupOC on July 17, 2015, 04:06:15 pm
For me the key has really been creating better content on my site then anyone else out there.  I try to keep in mind that google is trying to find the best info for the user and if I can provide them more information then the next guy over time I will get more traffic. 
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: matthewanderson on August 24, 2015, 02:51:20 am
Joining forums and blogs on your niche, signing up to different social media platforms, joining and commenting on relevant Facebook groups on your niche.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: investorwize on October 12, 2015, 03:21:20 pm
Try posting some Craigslist ads for your locality. Also SEO has long term benefits as supposed to the shoot and miss approach of posting ads. However it is the most difficult to achieve and you need extensive knowledge and a good budget to make it work. Google ads can be expensive but if you try Microsoft Ads and Facebook ads if gets much cheaper but the conversion rates suffer.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: reiclub_ronnie on October 21, 2015, 11:28:24 pm
I could suggest posting some ads as well on google adwords and facebook ads. You can't just relay on SEO for all your traffic.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: harish9 on January 08, 2016, 05:27:19 am
To increase the web traffic concentrate on the social media marketing strategies like Google+,Twitter,Facebook etc...
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: WBSteve on January 11, 2016, 11:59:49 am
Pay Per Click advertising is the quickest way to get first page results. Of course, it can also be the most expensive way as well depending on the competitiveness in your local market.

As far as increasing ranking's organically, the biggest indicator Google looks at are backlinks aka what sites have links pointing back to yours. Think of a backlink like a vote and the pages with the most votes rank higher. One word of advice: don't pay for backlinks as Google is constantly updating and will slap a penalty on your site if you try to hire some guy in India to spam your link.

But I honestly would try to outsource this stuff in some way if you can afford it. If you like the techie stuff or enjoy writing blogs, that's great, but the amount of time you have to invest to do things the way google likes to see isn't always the best use of your time.
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Post by: goasya on August 20, 2016, 08:50:19 am
You can use social bookmarking sites,forums,blogs etc
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Post by: AprilLavine on August 25, 2016, 03:00:59 am
I Suggest you to hire a good SEO agency
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Post by: goasya on October 10, 2016, 04:39:35 am
You can try using social bookmarking,blogging forums etc
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Post by: marksmith on November 22, 2017, 12:05:49 pm
Hi OregonInvestor,
I read your post. blogging is the best way to generate traffic.
Do participate in forums and question - answering sites like Trulia, Zillow, Quora etc.
Also, share blogs on social media channels to get traffic.
Thanks!!


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Post by: roderickrodkagy on November 22, 2017, 10:47:19 pm
Use SEO Services, On Page & Off Page. Main focus on Social Media Marketing. These are best methods of increasing web traffic. :cool :cool
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Post by: Clifford Group on November 30, 2017, 01:43:54 pm
Definetly want to start a blog and write some relevant content. It's a lot of work but will pay off in the long run
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Post by: FlyerRE on December 08, 2017, 03:10:22 pm
You can use tools like SEO Moz or SEMRush to help you find relevant keywords and point out issues you have to fix in your current website in order to rank higher on search engines. If you're focusing on Google also check out the PageSpeed tools provided by them.
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Post by: rdayley on December 12, 2017, 09:37:23 am
SEO for your local market.  No use using generic, general terms.  SEO takes time but it's the best way.
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Post by: bfrost on December 19, 2017, 06:10:59 am
There are a ton of great resources all over the internet that explain what to do. One word of caution is that if a vendor promises quick results it is usually not real or could even hurt your rankings. SEO takes time to see results.

I recommend working on Adwords at the same time as SEO because you can get on page 1 within days or even hours if done correctly with the right budget.
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Post by: Clifford Group on December 20, 2017, 06:59:42 pm
you can use google keyword planner to find the best keywords to target. and the best part it's free. ubersuggest.com is also a good one that is free.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: Jerryll on January 30, 2018, 08:31:24 am
I have a group of questions here regarding getting my website traffic increased! These are just ideas/questions that I could think of, I would be greatly appreciative of anyone who can answer any of these questions or anyone who has any extra input/ideas that I should consider!

I just made a “We Buy Houses” type website and my goal is to target local motivated sellers. At this point I am looking to get it as high up on the search engines as possible, preferably the top spot as soon as possible. I kind of have a feeble understanding of what it takes to get there though. From what I understand you have to use a “SEO” (Search Engine Optimizer), but I don’t know exactly what that entails.

Is getting to the #1 spot essentially all about using keywords and phrases? And if so, how do I know what phrases are the most commonly searched?

Where do I  go to learn about and setup Payperclick?

Besides getting #1 on SEO, and plugging my site on my direct mail pieces, what else can I do to attract as many local motivated sellers to my site??

How do I use Blogging to get local motivated sellers specifically, to come to my site?

BackLinking? Forum posting? Directory submission?  Social book marking? I don’t even know what any of these are, or how they can be affiliated with web traffic?
Thanks in advance!



Wait. STOP!

A lot of the answers here to your question will actually hurt you.
In theory they are correct.. but be careful. Traffic to your site is not "good".

If you get a ton of traffic to your site and they bounce, guess what, Google will demote your rankings (for the keywords used to reach your site).
Make sure you do not just focus on traffic. Make sure you get motivated sellers to visit you. CTR bounce rate and Time on site, are all important measure to monitor. Tweak your site based on that.
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: kwiekailey on January 30, 2018, 10:40:23 am
Some people have already posted this, but I agree:
-Create original content that people will actually enjoy reading
-Optimize the content posts so that they rank well organically (you can Google how to do this)
-Start up social media accounts and post and engage well
-Get backlinks from sites that will post your content
-Pay for things initially to get the ball rolling. Your content may be great but people won't know at first unless you gain traction.

Hope this helps!
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Post by: MarcTro on April 11, 2018, 08:55:41 pm
check out serpstat.com and crazyegg.com. these are two tools I have been using and have found to be very helpful with SEO. Seprstat is way cheaper than Moz
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Post by: aarushi123 on May 03, 2018, 11:30:08 pm
SEO and Social media is a brilliant way to generate a traffic for your website.
 SEO tactics you can perform on your website pages to increase their rank in search engines and get more visitors. In this includes high-quality content that your audience is searching for and writing concise meta descriptions for your pages.
Social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter, Pinterest and more to promote blog posts and other useful content on your website. This way you can get your social media followers to your site, as well as users in your followers’ networks who share your content.
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Post by: heartlandbuyshouses on May 09, 2018, 02:37:45 am
In my own experience, these strategies did increase my website's traffic. These includes:

1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
2. Facebook Ads
3. PPC Ads
4. Craigslist
5 Social Media Shares

 
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Post by: esztanyo on May 10, 2018, 10:06:53 am
Great questions. Hopefully, 5 years later, you've figured out some of the answers by now.  :beer

Yes, SEO is massively important. Google has made major changes to local SEO results. So, you have the opportunity to gain traffic by ranking highly using Google My Business.

Content, links, citations, reviews, all of it matters.

The best advice I give to people is "be a good brand". Google wants to rank the best brands. Those who are providing value and quality services both online and offline.

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Post by: detroitcashforhomes on June 21, 2018, 02:38:25 am
Hey, You can increase your website traffic with help of social media and with the help of your referrals. Or you can try for email marketing which is good for bussinesses.
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Post by: Vinay Reddy on July 11, 2018, 03:23:59 am
As most of the users suggested, Do ON &OFF Page SEO activities by own or else hire some digital marketing agencies that can for you
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Post by: nitingupta2817 on July 12, 2018, 12:07:09 am
The best way is:

SEO
SMO
SEM
Title: Re: How can I increase web traffic??
Post by: sanders77032 on July 12, 2018, 02:36:06 pm
You may also consider what would be the best lead magnet to offer on your site,
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Post by: webuyhousesct on July 26, 2018, 11:59:42 am
Google backlinko, you'll get alot of up to date SEO info there.
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Post by: alugueltrancoso on July 26, 2018, 03:36:28 pm
Instagram works very good for me.
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Post by: HUD512 on July 31, 2018, 08:09:57 pm
Write quality content that searchers/readers are looking for which answers their questions or provides the information they are searching for.  Content is king.
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Post by: REIMotivation on August 09, 2018, 11:31:00 pm
You can always buy traffic from Facebook and Google. Just find ads that convert in your market and brand them as your own.
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Post by: nitingupta2817 on August 17, 2018, 02:16:55 am
Build strong backlinks along with Social media marketing, and PPC.

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Post by: jwkarr on September 18, 2018, 04:10:47 pm
I have built many websites in the past.  I took a different route with my Cash For Homes website.  I used carrot, it seemed like it had a lot of good reviews.  I honestly didn't want to take the time to create my own website.  They have a lot of material with regards to creating a website that will eventually rank high with google.  I am at week 1 so google probably doesn't even know that I exist yet.