All websites need traffic, people to find you and your services. Read on to find 6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website.
Woo hoo! Your website is finished, what next?
Your lovely new website is finished and looks great, so what is the next step. Now you need to tell people where to find your website and bring in traffic.
Here are 6 ways to drive traffic to your website:
- Yes, video is the most the scariest way however it works.
Getting onto video will shorten the trust learning curve dramatically. Your protentional customers can “meet” you, see how you talk, how you look, how you dress and get to know you very quickly without ever being in the same room as you. We all hate to make a wrong decision or feel like we have been ripped off and video can make the jump to KNOW – LIKE – TRUST a short journey.
Once you have made your video you have multiple place you can share it. Start by creating a YouTube channel and upload your videos there, write a
description and add your keywords. Once you have your videos on your YouTube channel then you can add then to a page on your website. Don’t forget Facebook looks native video, this means videos that you have uploaded directly into Facebook and yes it can all be the same video.
Social media is called social for a reason, you need to engage, start a conversation.
Posting funny cat videos, what you had for dinner or even relevant information about your business is not enough unless you engage with your audience.
We have all been on Facebook pages that how thousands of Likes however noone ever visits the page and I bet you bounced out of there super quickly too, why because it was boring.
Engagement is the answer.
Write posts in the same fashion as you would if you were telling a friend about this great new product or service that you have just found. Explain to them the benefits and the great value it has and how it solves your problem.
Then get people to engage with your content, ask questions, offer solutions to their problems and make your page fun. Give your audience a reason to keep coming back.
People buy from people they KNOW – LIKE – TRUST.
When you are looking to buy a product or service for the first time or looking for a new supplier what do you do? You ask your friends or business colleagues, we trust referrals.
Who can you partner with to get more referrals?
Can leverage off an influencer in your space, a business network club, sporting club or other memberships you may have?
Can you partner with another type of business whose customers may benefit from your content? Write articles for your local chamber of commerce magazine, be featured in a blog, shared on a group or be recommended on Facebook page with a large following.
Who can you partner to be able to have a long term business relationship with that will benefit both their customers and you? For example an Accountant that is located near a coffee shop may offer free coffee’s to people how fill in a survey form that is located at the coffee shop. Win Win, coffees and referrals.
Just over three-fifths of respondents (those 25 or older in particular) would prefer to be contacted by brands via email. According to the Adobe Consumer Email Survey Report 2017.
Email is a very powerful business tool. How often do you check your email every day? I’m betting lots; most people have their alerts on to tell them “they have mail”.
Do you open all your email?
On average 60% of emails are opened and the rate is even higher when you take into account that most email services are set so you can read the email in preview mode without having the open the actual email. All in all, getting your message across by email is very effective.
One of the best ways to drive traffic to your website is to email your prospects and current customers regularly with helpful information which could be a brief description and link to your blog article, a feature product, how to information and so one.
Email marketing is a powerful way to reach your current and potential customers however a word of warning – One half of respondents (and more than half of females) find being emailed too often by a marketer as the most annoying when receiving email offers. According to the Adobe Consumer Email Survey Report 2017.
- Be Helpful
Answer your customer’s questions. You can answer questions by having an FAQ’s section on your website, then use these FAQ’s as content for your social media posts.
What are the questions you get asked over and over about your products or services?
Answer questions that are being asked in Facebook groups and forums that relate to your expertise or topic.
- Guest posting
Guest posting is where you write articles for other people’s blogs. The advantage of guest posting is you may be able to leverage their audience. Magazine style blogs are always looking for guest posts Sourcebottle is a service that is always looking for people to write content.
Here are 6 ways to drive traffic to your website are:
- Be Helpful
- Guest posting
Just remember help and serve people (not go straight for the sell); then you will be able to find many ways to bring traffic to your website.
Need help? Give Cathy and the Team at CATCO Enterprises a call on 9797 0889.