There are many ways to increase website traffic. The question is, which methods are best?
Here are 3 of the simplest and best ways to start you off:
1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SEO is, hand's down, the foundation for increasing website traffic.
Where do you begin with SEO? Keyword research! You must take a bit of extra time to learn how to do keyword research properly before you learn more about SEO. After you have a good list of keywords to work with, you'll be able to place those keywords in the right spots so you can rank highly in the search engines.
2. Blog Commenting
Blogs are where it's at online. By leaving comments on other people's blogs with a link to your site in the box that is usually provided for a url, you can build valuable links to your site.
Links you leave in blog comments are either do-follow or no-follow. Leave a comment on a do-follow blog with a link to your website can pass Google PageRank value to your site and improve your site's rankings in the search engines. That in turn can help to increase traffic to your site.
Put great audio content on your website for people to listen to marked with the appropriate keywords, for example a collection of interviews, and people will want to stop and stay a while on your site.
If you don't have a good recording and editing program in your computer, you can use the excellent free open source program, Audacity.
After recording your audio and converting the file to an mp3, you simply post it on your site using one of the many free or paid players, then you can submit your podcasts to several podcast directories for more exposure.
Although podcasts are very popular, most website and blog owners don't podcast at all. Depending on the niche you're targeting, you will likely have an advantage if you take the extra steps to create good podcasts, even if they are very brief.