how to increase website traffic

parthakolkata1's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2010
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I have two websites, one lists important dates and events from world history [ hisdates.com ] and the other is an online collection of popular jokes and quotes [ jokesplusquotes.com ].

I have submitted the site urls to major search engines and directories, but still unable to drive traffic to the sites.

Can anyone please suggest, how to increase the traffic to the sites.

Thanks in advance.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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There are lots of ways to generate traffic and its not just as simple as just submitting your site to search engines and directories.

Get some unique and great content.
Generate some good quality links to your site.
Use PPC Marketing to drive traffic.
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PolicyWala's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2009
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Generate back links - than only search engine will pick your site on the top of search results
SEO - Read some SEO stuff and implement the same to your website
Blog and Forum commenting - comment of the blogs of your niche

Try and let us know the result
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cuinee's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2009
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Originally Posted by parthakolkata1 View Post
I have submitted the site urls to major search engines and directories, but still unable to drive traffic to the sites.
Participate also on the following:

blog commenting
press release
article submission
social bookmarking
social networking
forum posting
classified ads
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JhonWilliams's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2009
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Originally Posted by parthakolkata1 View Post
I have two websites, one lists important dates and events from world history [ hisdates.com ] and the other is an online collection of popular jokes and quotes [ jokesplusquotes.com ].

I have submitted the site urls to major search engines and directories, but still unable to drive traffic to the sites.

Can anyone please suggest, how to increase the traffic to the sites.

Thanks in advance.
Hi,
You can do article submission,participating in forum,link exchange,blog commenting and RSS submission.This helps to improve traffic.
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Well it's nice discussion going on. Online marketing is gaining rapid popularity nowadays. Effective tools such as SEO, Social media sites, link building,forum and blog participation etc. are very helpful. Twitter and face-book also helps to reach our targeted audience and helps to gain traffic. To increase the website PR you have to get more back links from higher pr sites . I also do online marketing through <<Link Dropped>> and i realize that marketing tools really helps lot to promote our business or site. I think this discussion is really helpful for marketing related people.

Last edited by shabbir; 21Jan2010 at 13:56.. Reason: S
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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No self promotion in posts. Keep them into signatures.
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Mary24's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2010
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Find long tail keywords and try to optimzie with those keywords.
Thats all.
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franky123's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2010
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You should do link exchange with same theme sites and blogs which have massive traffic. It will help as well as go for blog commenting, article submission. I think it will help you to invite more and more traffic.

Thanks
Franky
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yohan's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by parthakolkata1 View Post
I have submitted the site urls to major search engines and directories, but still unable to drive traffic to the sites.
Engaging on the following helps generate traffic:

social bookmarking and networking
press release
online group posting
hub page