Put Some Time - Not Money - Into Your Building Your Website Traffic

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Improve Your Website With These 5 Free Website Traffic Tips

Put Some Time - Not Money - Into Your Building Your Website Traffic Building your website traffic doesn't take a lot of money; but it does take some time.  It's the only way you're going to get people to see what you have to offer.  It also establishes credibility and trust.

 

I've written several post about ways to increase your website traffic.  Here's three of them.

 

Here's five more things you can do to increase traffic to your website that won't cost you anything but time.

Get out There!  Find and join social media groups where your target market hangs out.  Start your own group and invite targeted people to join.  Make it open to the public;a place where you will share blog posts, ask and answer questions and encourage your members to participate.

Have You Heard? - The acronym, HARO, stands for  Help a Reporter Out.  This is a great place to help you find or become a source for journalists and others in the media.  Guest blog for market-related websites.  Your post could be picked up through syndication and could go viral.  I wrote a post for a company who provides services to Realtors® and it was picked up by an international online magazine.

Keep it Simple - Take advantage of the signature line on your email, newsletters, marketing materials and business cards.  Sounds simple enough, but it's often overlooked as a valuable resource for building website traffic.  Your signature should include name, email address, phone number, social media links and your web address.  When possible, link the text and icons.

Don't be Afraid of Your Competition - I know that sounds counter intuitive, but your competition can be a great resource for building your website traffic.  Invite them to like your social media pages.  This gives you access to their followers through your posts.  Their followers will then be able to like and share your posts and page.

Is Your Website Ready for Prime Time? - Check your website for broken links and misspelled words.  Optimize your site for search engines. It should take no more than 3 -4 seconds to load.  Slow loading sites are seen by far fewer visitors than ones that load quickly.  Create an introduction video for your homepage.  Add videos throughout your site.  Videos increase interest and lowers your bounce rate.  This is good for SEO.

 

These five tips will help you build traffic to your website.  Having a great website with information targeted for your market will keep them interested and engaged.

Want more tips to increase website traffic? Get my free "101 Ways to Increase Website Traffic" download.

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Rainmaker
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Vickie Teel
Keller Williams Peace River Partners - Punta Gorda, FL
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Thanks Pamela Cendejas for the tips on how to save us money.

Apr 14, 2017 07:31 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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I had forgotten about HARO - thanks for the reminder!

Apr 14, 2017 09:17 PM #17
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Thanks for these valuable tips on how we can make our internet presence work for us more effectively.

Apr 15, 2017 12:45 AM #18
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John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Cape Coral, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,SFR,PSA

I appreciate your sharing tips, especially that they are free.

I just need to apply them.

Thanks

Apr 15, 2017 04:21 AM #19
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Chris Lima
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Great tips! Thank you for posting.

Apr 15, 2017 04:46 AM #20
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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Thanks for the great tips, Pamela Cendejas . Have a great weekend!

Apr 15, 2017 06:34 AM #21
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Greg Mona
RE/MAX Platinum Living - Scottsdale, AZ
YOUR Local Real Estate and Design Resource in AZ!

Thanks for sharing these great tips Pamela Cendejas.  While we do most of these things already to varying degrees, the "HARO" thing is something we haven't considered yet.  Not intentionally, but just never gave it much thought...until now!

Apr 15, 2017 07:57 AM #22
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton

Dear Pamela,

HARO. Never heard that before, but makes sense.

Apr 15, 2017 11:18 AM #23
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

I had not heard the term HARO prior to your post.  These are tips that we should all implement ASAP.

Apr 16, 2017 12:14 AM #24
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Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Thanks for sharing, Always good to take a fresh look at our websites and see what we can improve on..

 

Apr 16, 2017 08:07 AM #25
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Michelle Edwards
Realty One Group Trilogy - San Bernardino, CA
Inland Empire Realtor

Thanks for sharing these great tips!

Apr 16, 2017 08:18 AM #26
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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I never heard of HARO (Help a Reporter Out) ... that that was some good advice.  I need to remember that for future reference.  Thanks for this blog.  I am bookmarking so I can read your other three (3) blogs.  Good stuff!  Congratulations on the Feature!!!

Apr 16, 2017 07:00 PM #27
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

This is a great post chock full of good information! I bookmarked it beause I have to come back and give it proper time along with the other links and blogs!  thank you!

Apr 17, 2017 01:46 AM #28
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Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC, GRI, CDPE
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

Great post. I definately need to work on my website and this will help. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Apr 17, 2017 07:22 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Nice suggestions there.  Its not always about throwing money out here!

Apr 17, 2017 07:44 AM #30
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Congrats on the featured post Pamela, you really give some good tips on how to get more traffic to a website.

Apr 17, 2017 10:46 AM #31
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Pamela 

Thank you for sharing your insight on building a website.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 17, 2017 07:14 PM #32
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Pamela

Congratulations on being awarded a feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 17, 2017 07:16 PM #33
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Congrats on your feature, Pamela. These are excellent reminders.

 

Apr 20, 2017 11:47 AM #34
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Dan Derito
Success! Real Estate - Brockton, MA

These are great tips Pamela.  Thank you for posting.

 

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