Generating Traffic To Your Website – So Many Advice? Which One Do You Follow?
Generating traffic to your website – It’s pretty obvious why you would want to drive visitors to your site. If your site does not have any visitors, then nobody is going to know your existence or the existence of your products and services.
Sure you can have the best product out there, but it’d be useless.
It’s just like a restaurant that serves excellent food but nobody knows about the restaurant in the first place. No one is going to dine in there.
When it comes to generating traffic to your website, there are many ways to do that. One of the BIGGEST mistakes, if not the biggest mistake, that people (especially beginners) commit is trying to learn ALL the different ways of generating traffic.
Today they learn about SEO. Instead of implementing what they’ve learned, tomorrow they go learn about PPC. The cycle continues on. The next day is article marketing. After that comes social media, then video marketing, forum marketing, etc.
The list goes on.
The skills learned are almost never put into action.
Okay, sometimes they are put into action.
But for how long? One day? Two days max?
People implement these methods and expect immediate results. This is not going to happen. As with most things, it takes time to see results.
Instead of trying to learn everything at once, you should instead learn and master ONE form of traffic generation method first.
I know this is not easy as it sounds, especially since we as entrepreneurs love NEW ideas and concepts and just plainly hate doing the same task over and over again because repeating tasks just scream “BORING” to us!
By learning one traffic method at a time, information overload and action paralysis will be reduced to a huge extent. These 2 reasons are why people fail to be successful at a particular method of generating traffic.
People suffer BADLY from information overload because they are bombarded with so much information (both free and paid) every single day.
Guru X advises them to go with article marketing. Guru Y says Twitter marketing is the way. Guru Z claims SEO is king.
So many different CONFLICTING advice? Whose advice do you follow to start generating traffic to your website?
You follow ONE of them.
Let’s say you decide to go with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for generating traffic to your website. The steps you need to follow are:
1. Study and learn from the SEO expert
2. Implement what you’ve learned
3. Analyze and refine
You don’t have to master every traffic generation method out there. You can outsource the other methods. Go to places such as the Warrior Forum or freelance sites like freelancer.com to find other people to do the work for you.
TIP: Even if you outsource most of the traffic work, you should become at least good at ONE of the traffic generation methods.
Word Of Caution: There are a lot of sites that claim they can drive hundreds of thousands or millions of visitors to your site for a few hundred dollars. Do NOT trust these sites and do NOT buy from them as you’ll be simply washing your money down the drain.
As the saying goes: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
The takeaway of this post:
Learn ONE way of generating traffic to your website. Implement it and be patient. Outsource other traffic methods so that you don’t become overwhelmed. It’s better to be an expert at ONE field than to be average at a lot of fields.