Okay, so you want more free traffic to your website? Fantastic news! By building a social site you can achieve just that, absolutely for free.
Here are a few things you should keep in mind when building a social site:
- Be active on other people’s sites and blogs within your niche. Connect with and participate actively in these communities by leaving comments and helping fellow members by answering questions they may have. By doing this, people will start noticing you more and more, thus increasing your traffic. Be careful to not go overboard when doing this! Remember you want to add value to the conversation, not just post something for the sake of posting. Don’t be a nuisance!
- Include a call to action. If people like what your website has to offer, they will very likely come back. Encourage them to become more involved by writing comments, leaving responses, and helping you to expand your audience by inviting other people to your website.
- Utilize the power of comments. Commenting is a very powerful tool to establish and build relationships between you and your audience. You should consider replying to comments on a daily basis. Set aside half an hour or more per day to engage with your audience by responding to people’s questions and opinions. If people see that you are an active person, they are more eager to return.
- Set up your own forum. Consider including a forum on your website. It allows for people to come together and discuss various topics within your niche. It’s also a great way for you to build a community. By owning an active forum on your site, Google will start ranking you higher in search results, resulting in a boost of free traffic to your website. Please don’t be surprised when this happens, if your forum is active and stays relevant to your niche, then it will happen! When you reach this point, consider adding moderators who will moderate the forum and ensure that everything remains related to the niche and stays civil.
So, there you have it! These are four things you can consider applying when making your website more social-friendly alongside boosting traffic to your website for free. Remember to think outside the box and enjoy watching your online audience grow.