How can you get more traffic to your website?
When you’re first starting out as a content creator trying to make money on the internet, finding ways to increase the traffic to your site is probably your #1 struggle.
There are a few strategies that many people don’t talk about or even know about! If you’re interested in these methods, keep reading.
Let’s jump right into the most effective ways to get more traffic to your website:
1. Pinterest Traffic
Even if you have a niche that doesn’t have a giant demand on Pinterest, it will always be your quickest win regarding increase of traffic to your site.
When using Pinterest for your blog, your traffic relies heavily on having great content and search engine optimization (SEO). Pinning random things will still have some effect, but will not provide the increase of traffic you should be aiming for.
Implementing an SEO strategy along with your blog post will be much more useful and bring better results. Treat Pinterest as a search engine rather than a social media.
2. Google Search Engine Optimization
If you’re starting a niche blog, have a great SEO strategy, and are really consistent, you may see organic traffic early on. I have a site that is about 6 months old and I am already receiving traffic from Google, but it’s not nearly as much or as fast a win as Pinterest is providing in the same amount of time.
Although there are many similarities between the SEO strategy process for Google and Pinterest, they are ultimately two different platforms and search engines.
3. Facebook (organic)
This method won’t bring in a TON of traffic and you will really need to have an amazing messaging strategy down, but this is a great method for higher-ticket offers.
Having a Facebook Group and being part of other Facebook communities can really be helpful when building trust and learning your avatar.
4. Facebook Ads
Whenever people hear “Facebook Ads” they tend to reach for that little “Boost” button that Facebook is always edging you to click.
The Boost option is NOT a great way to run ads.
The Ads Manager on Facebook is what you should usually be using, as there are a lot more sophisticated and specific options for targeting your audience.
Facebook Ads is a great way to stabilize your business and grow your email list, but if you are unfamiliar with how to use Facebook Ads, I would recommend putting that on the table for now.
Where do you start with increasing your website’s traffic?
For most niches, Pinterest will be your top method to get more traffic to your website.
But, if you are looking for the fastest sales, Pinterest unfortunately is not the top pick.
When you’re deciding what main strategy you will be using for traffic, keep these 3 things in mind:
- What are you selling? The best strategy for high-ticket offers ($2000+) is Facebook, although Pinterest and Google should also follow. Facebook will lead you to approved offers at a faster pace.
- What is your niche? If you have a very narrow niche (you can validate this on Pinterest by doing searches), you will struggle with Pinterest traffic and notice that Facebook and SEO traffic will grow faster.
- How much demand exists for what you do/offer? After validating your offers through organic methods, you may realize that the best method for you would be to go straight into using Facebook Ads.
A quick takeaway
For high-ticket offers, the best strategy to get more traffic to your website would be to use Facebook organically, and for low-ticket offers, Pinterest is the way to go.
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