Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tips on Getting Website Traffic

Getting Website Traffic

 That is the recommended search phrase a major search engine suggested when I typed in "getting we..". What that means is that people are searching for that phrase enough that the search engine thought that might be what I wanted. That got me thinking that often times that is what people think will help their web site do well. In reality though, that is not necessarily the case.

Thinking it Through 

In truth, what people often want from their web site is actually one or more of the following.
  • An Income
  • To Help Others
  • A Sense of Accomplishment
Granted, some people want more than one of those items, but truthfully, if you can monetize the site, then the other two become easier. So what people often focus on is making money with their web site.

Now, if a person wants to make money with a web site, ask yourself "should my goal be to simply get traffic?" and you'll more than likely answer with a "no". So what should the objective be if it is not to just get web traffic? Well, many successful web site owners have found that helping people find what they are looking for is what really ends up getting them the most sales in the end. Why is that the case?

Well, if you ponder the behavior and imagine what actually happens during the overall process, you begin to realize that traffic does not equal success. So more is needed.

Actually, what is needed is a different goal. If all web site owners had the goal of helping site visitors find what they are looking for then ultimately every business would be found by the customer that is searching for that respective business.

So, here is my contribution to that outcome: a list of web sites grouped by subject