Top 5 Ways to Increase Website Traffic [Small Biz]


– Hey everybody. This is Roberto Blake of robertoblake.com helping you create
something awesome today. So today, we’re gonna talk about five ways you can increase traffic to your website. So a lot of you have
websites now, thankfully, and if you don’t, I have
some advice for you. You need to get one right now so that you can grow your
business or your personal brand. But that being said,
if you have a website, you’re wondering probably how
to get more traffic to it. You want people to get interested in it, to engage with you, and
to obviously find you so that they can hire you for services, be a client, or buy your products. Whatever you’re trying to do. Website traffic is important. I totally get it, and I’m
gonna give you five great ways that you can increase
your website traffic. So obviously you know I’m gonna lead with one of my favorite ones, which is video marketing. Video marketing and
using things like YouTube can really help the
traffic for your website. There are a couple ways
you can handle this. One, you can actually
link back to your website from your YouTube videos, and a lot of people like to
do that in the, you know, first or second line of the description of their YouTube video, and that’s fine. I used to do that a lot, but I’m less worried about that now, and more worried about my SEO
ranking in YouTube natively, so I don’t need to do that as much. I actually just lead with it
in the intro to my videos. So, that’s an option for you. Another way you can do it is actually embedding your YouTube
videos on your website. This has an unintended advantage though because if people watch the
YouTube video on your website, then you actually can
boost your search ranking because they’re spending
more time on your web page and that’s gonna make your web
page more relevant in Google. So this is a great tip, and on page and on site time is a huge ranking algorithm thing, so make sure you’re doing that. A lot of people have really
been smart about this, like my good friend Amy Schmittauer. She actually prefers that
people watch her YouTube videos on her actual website, savvysexysocial.com instead of just going to YouTube and watching it on her channel. Again, this can really help
you at SEO, website traffic, and it can help you
convert people to customers a lot more easily. My second tip for increasing
your website traffic is to give something away for free. Yeah, that might sound counterintuitive, especially if you’re a business person, but giving something away for free is a great strategy for getting a lot of interest in your website. This is something that you can promote in social media really easily and get a lot of traffic from. So I highly recommend you do it. You don’t have to give it
away for free entirely. You can get something in return. You can get someone to sign
up for your e-mail list, and as you know, having a great e-mail
list in marketing is huge and the money is really in the list, so you need to be
leveraging that effectively. Remember, I did a video
a couple of weeks back on how to get your first
100 e-mail subscribers for your list, so make sure
you’re checking that out. There’ll probably be an
annotation link here, as well as one in the description below, so make sure you’re doing that. This doesn’t have to
be something, you know, extraordinary, but the
more extraordinary it is, the more it’ll stand out, and the more traffic you’re likely to get, so keep that in mind. I actually have a free giveaway for everybody who joins my list, and that is my mini guide. It’s a free e-book called The Seven Points of Personal Branding, and so if you sign up for my Create Awesome community newsletter, you get that. So this is another way that I get people to go from like my YouTube channel or from my social media like Twitter to actually go to my website
and sign up for that. So, I think this will be
a great strategy for you. By the way, you can get that
at robertoblake.com/newsletter. A third way, that I will
have to go more in depth on in another video, to increase
the traffic to your website is an obvious one for some of you. It’s called SEO, search
engine optimization. I’m gonna have to do a whole
video series around this because, one, I’m gonna have to explain what it is to newbies, but the main thing is if you’re gonna do search
engine optimization, you need to do it right. I would recommend that if you’re not skilled in this or educated in it, and you don’t have the time to learn it, just outsource it, but if you do wanna become educated in it, there are so many resources and tools and information out there for free that you can consume. The big thing is to make sure that you’re thinking about your users and what they’re likely to search for and making sure that you’re putting out content that’s relevant to that and that your internal
pages are mapping to that. The easiest example I can give is that if you are, you know, a real estate guy or gal in Arizona, then you probably will want to use the term real estate and realtor in the heading of your pages and Arizona so that people in
your area doing a local search are more likely to find you. This might seem really obvious, but a lot of people are overlooking that and literally just putting home and about in the title and the
heading of their pages. So, a lot of people are missing
out on an opportunity there. My fourth way that you can actually increase your website
traffic is social media. This might seem like a very obvious thing, but a lot of people are
actually just tweeting away in social media and never
linking back to their website. A lot of people have
their LinkedIn profile, their Twitter profile, their
Instagram accounts, whatever, and it never links back to their website. They have it going somewhere else, getting that traffic and that value, and you really should be
directing people to your website, maybe to your free giveaway, just anything like that. So I would highly encourage
you to really think about how you use social media to get people to go to your website. Share a valuable piece of
content and information. Use your lead magnet or your free giveaway as your pinned post in Twitter. Make sure that you’re
posting articles and content from your content marketing
strategy or blog in Facebook, but just don’t be spammy about it. This is a great way to get
traffic to your website and give people valuable information that they might actually need. My fifth and final tip on
increasing your website traffic is to consider doing guest posts, or contributing content, on other sites and platforms. This is a great way to take advantage of an existing audience. Something I like to use is medium.com. You can also, again, be a
contributor to other websites that might be actually looking for content that you put out there. Just go ahead and e-mail
the person in charge of that website or contact
them in social media and let them know that you’re
interested in guest posting and just show them samples of your work and see if that’s something
that they’d be interested. See if there’s a win win there, and, you know, just go for it. Content marketing in this way is great because you can take advantage of an existing audience
that probably cares about the same things
that you’re talking about over on your website, and again, it’s a tremendous opportunity. So go ahead and look into guest posting. So let’s wrap up and cover our five tips just really quick again. We talked about video marketing and how that can be helpful, especially if you’re doing YouTube videos. We talked about using a free giveaway to get people in the door. We talked about website SEO and the fact that you can use that to rank higher in Google search and attract more people to you. Fourth, we talked about social media and please keep it social, but do post valuable information and link people back to your website or at least put your website in your profiles in social media. And again, our fifth and final tip was to do guest posting and
contributing writing on other sites. You’ll get a link back in
the author and about section, and who knows? You might actually be
able to incorporate links to your existing content and website in the article as long as it’s relevant. So those are my five ways that you can increase
your website traffic. I hope this was helpful for you. If you have questions about any of these, or you want me to cover them
in their own individual video, let me know in the comments section, and I’ll try and create
those videos for you. Anyway, like this video if you like it. Don’t forget to subscribe. Check out the other awesome
content on the channel. In fact, if you like this,
and you think it was useful, share it with a friend. As always, you guys, thanks
so very much for watching, and don’t forget, create
something awesome today.

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100 thoughts on “Top 5 Ways to Increase Website Traffic [Small Biz]

  1. +Roberto Blake good to find this topic today. Totally sat down to do a plan to change-up my vid format, and did a yearly plan which started with some monetization of my vids. Really looking to do the website start-up, offer stock photos. Right now, i'm on a ton of platforms, and took time to learn how to use them natively, but linking back everything is time consuming. However, my postings are happening every few days. Love your vids. Realized i needed to turn notifications on for your channel. Great video, ALWAYS inspired!

  2. Hey Roberto, in respect o embedding a video on the web page, what is the best location on the page to insert the video?  At the bottom maybe?

  3. hey Roberto, first off, love your content. Keep up the great work you are an inspiration. I was curious about charging hourly for my web design services. is there a tool or some easy way to prorate my hourly based on actual time spent? I get distracted a lot when I'm working in my get a sandwich, check other sites, general procrastination. I don't see any videos online about how exactly to work hourly. if you could go into an elaborate video explanation that would be much appreciated. Thanks a lot, Dominic.

  4. Thanks very much. I am brand new to this world, and I appreciate your using plain, everyday language. I write a blog. Perhaps you would make a video on how to specifically market a blog (not a product or specific services).

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  6. I am not sure about whether it is good to link to my Etsy shop instead of my personal site. If I am a client I will shop from Etsy, not from a personal site. Will you give me some advice? I am using Pinterest, Twitter, DeviantArt, Google +

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  10. Hey Roberto! Awesome video content you put out there. I would like to know how I can actually share content to social media or anywhere and have it link back to my website? I'm still not that good at getting this little habbit done properly..lol….thanks!

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  12. Hi Roberto: I think you're a great video personality. You're obviously a smart guy, and I think your videos are really great, even though I already do everything you mentioned. Nice work.

  13. heey Roberto, great tips but i want to ask you something else. How do you make your websites? do you use website buiders or something else? what would you advise? , thanks in advance

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  22. @Roberto Blake I know this is an older video, but mad props for having SAO as your background, and the baby groot.

  23. Thank you for this information. You're right that some of these suggestions are obvious, but now I need to go back and implement them.

  24. Good advice on bringing traffic to your website. Just finished puttinglinks on my Youtube Channel to my Shop online

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  26. great video. i'm seem to be at an impasse right now. my site is still unknown and i don,t seem to be driving any traffic to my site. i m relying on facebook mostly. any tips.

  27. How do you manage your time to lot of stuff roberto /… i see you do design + marketing + youtube
    please share your schedule and what you NOT DO … i mean how ??

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  29. you talk about the 'how' but you have a computer right there why don't you just show us how????

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