8 Ways To Boost Traffic With Meaningful Links

by Shell Harris December 31st, 2012 

traffic

During the last year, there have been well over two billion people surfing the web. This number shows an incredible amount of growth since previous years. With so many new websites being created every day and billions of internet users out there, it can be difficult to know how to direct traffic towards a website. Search Engine Optimization companies have seen enormous momentum as more and more people need help in order to find success on the web.

Perhaps you have already started adding new SEO content to your site in order to boost your internet rankings. But, are you seeing the results you want? The thing that many people don't realize is that content is only one piece of the SEO puzzle. Another key part in gaining internet traffic is to make your website "linkable". The more meaningful links that are directed towards your site, the better off you will be.

Take it from someone who knows; links are a fundamental part of internet success. If you are looking for a way to increase traffic to your site, here are some helpful tips about link building.

1. Create Lists

Lists are one of the easiest things to link to because they can be simple, straightforward, and applicable. Of course this is only the case if your lists include information that is actually meaningful. Take the time to write well thought out lists, so that others are encouraged to link to your information. Try these ideas for successful lists:

*Top ten lists

*How to articles

*Expert lists

2. Outsource Link Building

If you don't have the time, or you have some extra money floating around, hire someone else to build links for you. This can be a great way to boost internet traffic without putting in a lot of tiresome work. Link building is extremely important, but not everyone wants to put in the effort. If you plan to outsource your link building, make sure that you look for a high quality SEO firm that will provide you with reliable work.

3. Become An Authority On A Subject

If you want people to link to your content, you need to make sure that you know what you're talking about. Only include information that is easy to understand and reliable, and spend the time necessary to avoid mistakes. Even the best information will be thrown out if it is presented poorly.

Above all, make sure that your site looks professional. If you have not already, create an about section and a privacy policy. These are some of the things people will expect to see from an expert.

4. Pay Per Click Services

Pay per click services can be extremely helpful because they encourage relevant traffic to your site. When attentive visitors are directed towards your site, they may want to link to it.

5. News

The more you can spread the word about yourself and your site, the better off you will be. Get a press release written, and submit it to your favorite sites. Also, consider sending relevant news to friends and ask for feedback. Another great way to draw in visitors and increase your site links is to write interesting news articles about current and trending topics.

6. Encourage Business Links

If your website represents a business, there are many different places to advertise and encourage link building. Consider these ideas to help you get links for your business:

  • Submit your business info to your local chamber of commerce
  • Add your site to a library or local business website
  • Ask for links from business affiliates and associates
  • Develop a mutually beneficial relationship with other businesses where you can link to each other's websites

7. Stay Active With Free Online Resources

There are many online resources that are completely free that can encourage others to learn about (and link to) your site. Participate in several different relevant groups by answering questions and reviewing products, and make sure that you stay active with social media sites. When you provide useful information to other people, they often link back to you without even realizing they are doing your marketing.

8. Start A Blog

If you do it right, your blog can be your most successful marketing tool. Make sure that you keep it up to date with relevant information, and don't be afraid to link to other blogs. The links you add will often come back around to benefit you in the future.

If you follow these steps, you can be confident that you will see more links going towards your site. The more people link to your site, the more internet traffic you will find.

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy 12 internal linking best practices

Shell Harris

Shell Harris, founder of Big Oak Studios, Inc., a Virginia SEO firm focusing on mid-size to small businesses. He reminds you that SEO is a marathon, not a sprint.

Big Oak Blog

You May Also Like

One Response to “8 Ways To Boost Traffic With Meaningful Links”

  1. Julie says:

    I love writing posts with lists. They are easy and fun to write and I think people really enjoy them.