100 Ways To Get More Traffic To Your Website

By Daniel Scocco

Last week I told you guys I was working on a really long post that I hoped would become popular, remember? Well, I just published it on one of my other websites. The post is called 100 Ways to Increase Your Website Traffic.

I had seen a couple of similar lists around the web, but most of them contained only a single sentence per item, and most items were not directly related to generating traffic at all.

That is why I decided to write my own list. I made sure only to include points that are really going to increase your traffic (even if just slightly), and I also explained each point and included links to relevant resources where suitable.

The result is a monster post with almost 6,000 words. Here is a quote:

30. Launch a review contest. If you want to increase your search rankings you could launch a contest where people need to write about the content in order to get an entry. The links you’ll get will send you both Google juice and new visitors. Keep in mind that you need a good prize to motivate people to write about your contest though.

31. Launch a voting contest. You basically need to create a contest where the winner will be picked with a voting session. Suppose you have a fitness website. You could invite your readers to submit their best fitness tip, and then a voting session would decide which tip gets the prize. This would motivate participants to link to the voting session and to encourage their friends to visit your website and vote.

32. Launch a traffic contest. If traffic is what you want, why not be direct about it? You can launch a contest where people need to send traffic to one particular page inside your website. It could be the contest page (for a viral effect) or a resource page (e.g., a page where you give away an ebook). After the established time frame (e.g., 2 weeks, 1 month or anything else), you’ll simply need to check your web analytics to see which websites sent you more visitors, and then award the prizes.

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41 Responses to “100 Ways To Get More Traffic To Your Website”

  • Nabeel | Create Your First Website

    Whoa Awesome, awesome post you made there at your other website!

    I have bookmarked it as it will take some time to go through all 100 points and I have also re tweeted the post.

    These 100 points look awesome, and I think they will be enough for a lot of traffic generation.

    Thanks a lot for writing those 100 ways!

    Kindest,
    Nabeel

    • Kamal Hasa

      Well it’s awesome and huge lol!

      Hope the post goes viral. I didn’t know that site was yours Daniel πŸ˜‰

      • Web Marketing Tips

        And its nice to see that every way is working

        Trying some code here … πŸ™‚

  • Karen

    Wow, Daniel!

    Thanks so much for putting this list together and offering your expertise in getting more traffic. I can’t wait to read the entire 100 ways.

    Karen

  • Kaczor

    Great post! I’ve been looking for such article for a long time. I discovered your blog yesterday and now I’ve found one of the most useful posts ever. Good job.

    Greets,
    Kaczor

  • Lye Kuek Hin

    Thank you so much Daniel for the time taken to provide us such an awesome post. Probably need to take some time to read and digest. I will certainly implement it probably not all but those that can be implement directly first. Thanks again.

  • Keisha

    Daniel,

    Tip 31 is a good one for blog traffic. As a mom blogger, I see and participate in these a lot with other mom bloggers.

    This a great resource to keep the traffic fresh.

    Thanks,
    Keisha

  • Tom | Oral Answers

    Wow! I see how you had to break it up into chunks to write that massive article.

    I read through it and agree with everything you said. I did find one mistake – when you talk about forums and link to phpBB, you link to the Brazilian Portuguese page of phpBB… It might throw some people off thinking they have to learn Portuguese to run phpBB. Mas, fue um artigo otimo!

  • Josh Garcia

    Hey Daniel,

    That is a killer list you put together!

    I love the graphic you have on the other site. Did you do it yourself?

    Chat with you later…
    Josh

  • Ultimate Blogger

    Great! an awesome post over here. I really agree with those points and they got to work.

    I can see that they all seems to be killer articles..

    Thanks for sharing.
    Regards

  • mohsin

    I have to admit that you shared a lot in this post. Once I have created a mind map for my friend to tell him how to increase traffic on his blog and I have kept it as a secret till now πŸ˜‰
    But this post has stimulated me to publish it on my SEO blog. I will do it soon, thanks for this information packed post.

  • jason

    I’m a fan of number 30. Reviews are a great way to get in among peers and also gather extra traffic, while maybe making extra money as well.

  • Saki

    Thanks. This is really amazing list. And needs time to analyze it but your summed it up really good πŸ™‚

  • Dev – Technshare.com

    Hey Daniel,

    Awesome Post man. Some Brilliant Tips there.
    launching a traffic or voting contest works amazing.

    Btw. The design of the ‘howtomakeawebsite’ looks awesome.

    Thanks for sharing this great Post.

    ~Dev

  • Peter | laptop comparison

    This list is amazing. Bookmarked.
    A quick question, why didn’t you mention creating a “mini-net”. I believe it is completely white-hat and is effective. But I am rather new to SEO and traffic generation, so please correct me if I am wrong.

  • Samir

    Thanks for the post. We must put it between all webmasters hands πŸ˜‰

  • Jun on Blogmaster

    Other similar bloggers with related niche such as earn money blogging and building traffic to your site, welcome the idea such as yours. But the details are little bit hazy as of the moment. This is also one way to promote your site. Great tips you have here.

  • Richard Chidike | Motivatory

    You have done well with this list and tips. it’s goes to show you have time on your hand to pen all that down. well, i know this will be useful to young bloggers.

    Nice post!

  • Aditya Kane

    Woah, that pretty much covered everything did’nt it.
    It seems the website is still under work. Could’nt miss the Lorem Ipsum latin text on the sidebar. πŸ™‚

  • Gary David | Build Your List Fast

    Thanks for sharing this Daniel. You’ve really provided awesome post about traffic generation, those are powerful methods that anyone can apply!

    Regards,

    Gary

  • Roshan Ahmed

    Hi Daniel,
    I liked your article but I don’t think that April fool prank may not work for the new bloggers. But if a blog has been constantly providing quality content then their readers would accept the prank as fun, but on the other hand if it is from a newbie they’ll consider his as a scam and treat his prank as his shameless way of promotion. What do you think?

  • Sean – Blogging Strategies

    Providing free 100 ways to get traffic is really a great effort and very much appreciative! I just had a glance at that post and it looks neat with some points having images that reflects the Traffic tip. But did this quote recalled at the time of writing ‘Too much or too little is…. ‘?

  • Patrick | CityMax.com Easy Business Websites

    Hi Daniel,

    That’s some killer content right there. I’ve tweeted and posted this to our Facebook page – if you’d ever been interested in doing a guest post on our blog, we’d love to have you.

    Best,

    Patrick @ CityMax.com

  • UM3$H

    100 points are too much to study in one day. I will save these for future time. Some of them are what I see everywhere in “how to make money” kind of blog.

  • Keith Davis

    Hi Daniel
    Thought that you were kidding but a hundred it is.
    The definitive list.
    Right I’d better get staerted.
    Number 1…..

  • Michael Garmahis

    Man, Out of the box Methods are hilarious!

  • Kaye

    And the subtle tip you demonstrate here (which might be reflected in the hundred)

    * Write a great post delivering content on a site already generating some traffic that refers and links to a larger article on another site, so that people check out two sites with “one” click!

    Thanks for taking the time to write out two great posts!

  • stylo

    Well pretty nice, after reading article its make sense that yeah i will get traffic through these ways.

    • Web Marketing Tips

      So which way is yours favourite one … would you like to share ?

  • articlestream

    OK, it’s going to take a while to digest this list.

    With the contests, how are you supposed to increase your traffic with one if you don’t have much traffic to begin with?

    • Web Marketing Tips

      If you are having problem in digestion … than do not eat it whole …

      Eat it in part … digest and than go for other bite ( I mean other part of the list) πŸ™‚

  • Farouk

    i saw the list and its impressive, thumbs UP!!!

  • Harshit Singhal

    I might have a few points to add too..But I’ll do that by publishing my own post on 100 ways to get traffic.

  • Chin M C

    Great tips from this 100 – As i read through it – there are many tips that i can incorporate to make my website draw in more visitors ..thanks you very much Daniel

  • kevinxiao

    I canÒ€ℒt wait to read the entire 100 ways.

  • thelma harcum

    This article is a masterpiece Daniel Socco.

    You have done the world a great service to give such a wonderful gift. So much useful information!

    Sometimes as a marketer and just starting out, you really forget some of the strategy to use to bring color to your website.

    This article is really a book. I’m downloading it and taking it to lunch!
    Love you!
    Thelma Harcum

  • Web Marketing Tips

    We always get such awesome posts from you and we are really thankful for you.

    Just going to read whole post in one breath … as this one is really attractive title … lolzzz

  • Virtual Agent

    Nice list and I think most of them would really help to get more traffic! πŸ™‚ Just make sure that you would be able to send a prize, I mean the real prize that was promised.

  • Joshu Thomas ( OC webmaster Blog)

    Now thats an amazing killer article !! thanks for sharing the tips Daniel !! now am slowly ( yea was slow – its difficult for any blogger to impress on the web lol ) becoming a fan of your writing and sharing on the web.

    thank you
    Josh

  • Marcos Patterson

    You’re “100 Ways to Increase Your Traffic” website is just completely amazing! I’ve learn so much from your content that I don’t need to research the internet for more information. I’m guessing that’s the killer article you were explaining in your previous post. Great Work and Thank You!

  • Web Designer, London

    A great List Indeed. I have just read your entire post and agree that this one of the most in-depth posts on traffic building. It will be great if you could publish some statistics on the post including how it compares to standard shorter posts.

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