Ask a marketer or business owner what they’d like most in the world, and they’ll probably tell you “more customers.” What often comes after customers on a business’ wish list? More traffic to their site. There are many ways you can increase traffic on your website, and in today’s post, we’re going to look at 25 of them, including several ways to boost site traffic for FREE.
- Get Social
- Mix It Up
- Write Irresistible Headlines
- Pay Attention to On-Page SEO
- Target Long-Tail Keywords
- Start Guest Blogging
- Invite Others to Guest Blog on Your Site
- Go After Referral Traffic
- Post Content to LinkedIn
- Implement Schema Microdata
- Link Internally
- Interview Industry Thought Leaders
- Don’t Neglect Email Marketing
- Make Sure Your Site is Responsive
- Make Sure Your Site is Fast
- Foster a Sense of Community
- Make Yourself Heard in Comment Sections
- Examine Your Analytics Data
- Get Active on Social Media
- Submit Your Content to Aggregator Sites
- Incorporate Video into Your Content Strategy
- Research the Competition
- Host Webinars
- Attend Conferences
A web directory or link directory is an online list or catalog of websites. That is, it is a directory on the World Wide Web of (all or part of) the World Wide Web. Historically, directories typically listed entries on people or businesses, and their contact information; such directories are still in use today. A web directory includes entries about websites, including links to those websites, organized into categories and subcategories. Besides a link, each entry may include the title of the website, and a description of its contents. In most web directories, the entries are about whole websites, rather than individual pages within them (called “deep links”). Websites are often limited to inclusion in only a few categories.
There are two ways to find information on the Web: by searching or browsing. Web directories provide links in a structured list to make browsing easier. Many web directories combine searching and browsing by providing a search engine to search the directory. Unlike search engines, which base results on a database of entries gathered automatically by web crawler, most web directories are built manually by human editors. Many web directories allow site owners to submit their site for inclusion, and have editors review submissions for fitness.
Web directories may be general in scope, or limited to particular subjects or fields. Entries may be listed for free, or by paid submission (meaning the site owner must pay to have his or her website listed).
A web page (or webpage) is a specific collection of information provided by a website and displayed to a user in a web browser. A website typically consists of many web pages linked together in a coherent fashion. The name “web page” is a metaphor of paper pages bound together into a book.