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Traffic Generation Tip of the Day: Stay Active and Be Consistent

The Best Traffic Generation Tip I Can Pass On

People are always writing blog posts and writing an article or two about the best possible traffic generation tip or tips out there and while a lot of the information is spot on, much of it is a copied version of some other marketers observations or a creation out of thin air without very much research in support of it.

I have even produced content in this manner, but have spent the last few months observing what has really worked for me as a part-timer.

Part-timer?

Yep, I had an opportunity to make quite a bit of money going “back to work” with some old partners of mine and I took it thinking all along that I would come back to my online business efforts in a few years and retiring somewhere secluded and beautiful with my wife (sounds like a tasty dream!)

With all of that said, I am happy to report on the best traffic generation tip that I have seen that has given me a leg up and helped keep me at the higher levels of traffic generation (my traffic stats have actually improved since I have been less active).

The Best Traffic Generation Tip Ever!

OK, the first tip that I can pass on, the one that really works, the one tip I can actually title the best traffic generation tip is…

…BE CONSISTENT!

I don’t know how else to say this, but if you are not creating content on a consistent basis then you may as well throw the towel in now.

With a new blog, you need to post an article, a video, an audio….SOMETHING….every few days – especially when you first start the blog. After you have been around a bit and have created some content on your blog then you may tone it down a bit posting once or twice a week, but whatever you do, do not stop creating and posting that content!

The search engines…and of course I am basically referring to Google here…love active blogs and websites and reward those of us that are active with higher rankings in the SERPs. That should be enough of a reason for you to get out there and post in a consistent manner focusing on getting something out there three times or more per week!

So I just wrote that you should be posting three times (or more) a week and it just occurred that some of you may want to actually have a schedule of some sort to follow, so here goes nothing…

Month 1 to 3 – Post 3 to 5 times per week every week! Make sure you do some keyword research in order to get noticed on the search engines.

Month 3+ – Make sure you are posting AT LEAST once a week, but 2 to 3 times a week would be better. The key at this stage is to make sure that your content is very good, very informative and very valuable to your readers. The first month or two was for the search engines, but now is the time where you need to really turn it up a notch for your readers and this is also where you want to start building up your audience.

Months 6+ – Continue posting at least once a week. Support your site with articles, videos and podcasts….basically anything that you can get out there that will offer value. Offer value in the content you post – that’s another traffic generation tip that I will go over in subsequent articles.

 Traffic Generation Tip Number Two: Be Active

Do you currently follow a blog of any sort? If so, don’t you like “new stuff” on there?

Of course you do, and YOUR audience, the one you are building are no different and this brings us to my traffic generation tip number two…BE ACTIVE! If you are building a site that you use to teach people a new skill or many skills then it is probably a good idea to put updated information on the site in order to maintain the interest of your current readers.

Yes, it’s great to continue to attract new audience members, but do  not alienate those that have been with you for a while already – make sure you are developing new content for your readers.

If you are going to talk about traffic generation then make sure you explain a new traffic generation method every week or two. Compel your readers to read and to follow you! One of the best ways to accomplish all of this is to stay active. Post, post, post.

You don’t have to write a new article every single day, but post something that is worthwhile…it could even be a link to another site that you have found discussing information that is critical to your niche.

If you produce a new video, post it on your site as well as your channel.

Simple Methods to Stay on Top

A traffic generation tip like those listed above seem pretty simple, but I have found that simplicity is the best rule of thumb when it comes to marketing. Keep it simple. There is no need to complicate things.

People want information and they want it in a convenient and consistent manner. Give your audience good information they can use and try to over deliver in that area as well.

If you follow the two steps above when getting your blog started, you WILL see results within a few weeks in the numbers of folks that come by as well as the results you will start to see in the SERPs. Keep it simple…a traffic generation tip that really works.

 

About the author: A passion for helping others, Mark started marketing on the Internet in 2005 with very little success, but with a little determination decided that he was going to go “all in” when it came to making money online. Since then he has been able to stay at home and build his Internet Empire from scratch. Mark enjoys helping other entrepreneurs be all they can be. Connect with mark on

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  • ski club

    My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .
    net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because
    of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using
    Movable-type on numerous websites for about a
    year and am anxious about switching to another platform.

    I have heard good things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
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    • Mark Graham

      I’m not sure how to accomplish this or even if it can be….sorry, just not a tech savvy guy!

      You may want to submit a question to the WordPress support folks – they CAN answer this one for you. Go to: http://wordpress.org/support/

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