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Old 11th September 2010, 06:44 PM   #21
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Remember SEO is not a Sprint its a Marathon. Give yourself atleast 2-3 months to see some positive results. Everyone else on this thread is correct you need to make yourself more visible in the search engines. And if your goal is to use your website as a lead generation funnel than make sure you add valuable content and infomration for your audinece, and a call to action. For traffic methods use the following:

1. Article Marketing - submitting to ezinesarticles
2. Guest Blog Post - write a blog post for someone and have that blog post placed on their website with your anchor text you are optimizing for.
3. Acquire authority links - approach webmasters by looking at domaintools.com and finding their email or even phone number, and trade an article for a link, or ask them to refer your website for a link.

If you can master the above three, than you will see some very good results.

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Old 13th September 2010, 10:03 AM   #22
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you can improve visitors by doing link building techniques just like submitting your site to directories and social bookmarking, also build profile through social media such as facebook and twitter.

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Old 16th September 2010, 09:46 AM   #23
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Offer free, original, and quality content on your site. This is the most effective means for increasing traffic to a website; offering people something that they cannot obtain elsewhere, or at least, not to the level of quality that you are offering it.

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Old 16th September 2010, 02:04 PM   #24
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I'm glad posting quality content is what's working for so many, but from my experience, BACKLINKS are king... not content.

I was able to get my squeeze page... a simple page with little content... listed as #1 for "Computer Consultant" and "Computer Consulting", two decently competitive keywords, primarily through backlinking.

The deep pages on my site do contain optimized, quality content, but in my initial efforts to rank for those two keywords, all my focus was on backlinking to the squeeze page using anchor text links.

The key for me was to obtain QUALITY backlinks from High PR sites. This included:
  • Article Marketing (approx. 20 articles across a dozen or so article sites)
  • Press Releases (1 Press Release submitted to about a dozen free Press Release sites, which were then picked up and syndicated)
  • Blogs on Web 2.0 Properties (The same articles I used were then submitted to about 15 Web 2.0 Blog sites (Squidoo, Hubpages, etc.))
  • Blog Commenting on High PR blogs (Leave a decent comment with an anchored text backlink on every High PR blog you can find)
  • And lots of PR4 or higher Forum Profiles (I probably did about 1500)

I went for Computer Consultant first and achieved page 1 within a couple of weeks. I think getting to the #1 spot took about 6-8 weeks total.

BIG LESSON!!! - Choose your keywords WISELY!

When I started these SEO efforts, the Google Keyword Tool reported that 135K people searched for "Computer Consultant" every month.

After all my efforts, that fantastic keyword brings me about 7 visitors daily.

I suggest you look for several less competitive, HIGHLY TARGETED long-tail-keywords that get 50-100 clicks daily and use the above mentioned tactics to get INDIVIDUAL internal pages on your site listed for each of your chosen keywords.

With less competitive keywords, each of your pages will rank quickly and your site will have a broader audience.

Best of luck,
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Old 17th September 2010, 12:11 AM   #25
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First of all you should have proper optimized your website applying on-page techniques then use off-page techniques which helps you to improve your traffic and get good rank in SERP. Social bookmarking is the one of the best technique in off page which improves your visitors.

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Old 17th September 2010, 04:47 AM   #26
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Update your site with quality(original) content. And start SEO Strategy to get back links from other high authority sites in search engines.

There is no end for SEO Strategy.

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Old 14th October 2010, 08:35 AM   #27
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I am working small business ad Agency, How to imporve more visitors for my website. Please give me Suggestion.

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Along with proper SEO strategies that are on page and off page, you need to carry out activities related to relevant communities also. I agree to “Alexandrabrian” and “cirklagirl” for this. Join relevant communities, post various activities, form a strong network, interact with people. People will start clicking on to your website. Provide true information; don’t go for single fake information. Generating traffic is the process which includes much SMO and SME work along with off page as you finish work with on page changes.

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Even in these times of doing almost everything online, there is still a place in all marketing strategies for direct mail.

Direct mail is personal. Carefully worded copy can seem to address the recipient directly. The mail piece also gets the recipient’s undivided attention, for a few seconds at least. This is a great marketing tool for steering people to visit your website.
This is very true, most of the top internet marketers still use direct mail. There is a definite place for it in everyone's marketing arsenal.

Don't get me wrong, I love internet marketing, in fact, it is the majority of what I use personally. But I do integrate some direct mail too. When used right it is extremely effective and a great compliment to my internet efforts.

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Old 16th October 2010, 12:46 PM   #30
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I don't know if anyone has mention this but the main thing is the age of your website, the older the better.Seo is great but there is only so much you can do, if Google values age.

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