The following is written by Steven Papas.
Nobody can survive as an internet marketer without traffic. Traffic is the reason a seller will make sells, it is the reason you will get subscribers and it stands at the center of internet business and money making.
Targeted traffic on the other hand refers to people who already have interest on the content of your site and will constantly visit it. Why will they return often? Probably because you have a content that appeals to their needs and they will continue to come back as long as you retain your high quality creation efforts.
How Do You Get Targeted Traffic?
Check related blogs.
One of the easiest ways of getting targeted traffic to your blog is from other related blogs – blogs that treat issues on the same niche as you. If you are able to find blogs with high and constant targeted traffic already, you will profit more. iBlogZone can get you started.
You can start by leaving quality comments on those blogs and with time you can extend your efforts to guest posting.
Combine these two tools and consider buying advertisements on that blog too (if the webmaster sells ads).
Use related forums.
Forums are places that many people visit everyday to find solutions, enrich their knowledge and find out what other people in their niche are doing. Many people gather at forums like Blog Engage and Blogger Forum to discuss and help each other out. Join forums that are related to your blog, following their rules and regulations. Put a short but action oriented description of your blog and a link to it on your forum signature and as you are posting, you are building backlinks and getting targeted traffic in return.
Use search engines.
You can either buy ads from search engines, which might be costly, or go for traditional search engine traffic generation. While thinking about generating traffic through search engines, you have to think about using keywords or must learn how they work first. The entire work and services of search engines can be laid down to keywords and keyphrases. The best way to come up with keywords is to think about what people would type in search engines to find you.
Recently, it has been identified that searches are now conducted more using the long-tail keyword phrases than keywords alone. It means that instead of searching for “cat rearing,” web users are more specific in order to narrow down the search and save time and will type something like “cat rearing mistakes to avoid.” The more you can narrow your blog contents down to solving specific problems with long-tail keywords the better. I receive traffic and make sales because of such long keyword phrases.
Use social media and bookmarking sites.
Social media and social bookmarking sites, such as StumbleUpon, are other online space where you can meet with great number of people. People who are already interested in your niche along with potential buyers and followers are all there; you just need to reach out to them. Some of these sites like Twitter will allow you to reach out to many people with just a single post.
Is Targeted Traffic Important?
You can’t survive without traffic; it make the whole process of internet marketing go round.
Blog commenting plays a major role in forming a community around a blog and attracting new followers and subscribers. You can’t generate sales without targeted traffic. They are the reason we are out here blogging and if they are gone by any means, our entire blogging efforts will be grounded because there will be no profit and thus no encouragement. The more backlinks you build, the higher your ranking you get in search results for your targeted keywords.
When you end up in the first page of Google your traffic explodes. The greatest advantage of getting traffic through Google first page is that your average bounce rate decreases dramatically, because these users know exactly what they are looking for and they land in your nice well-crafted webpage.
I advise you make a plan of your daily activity using the above techniques, especially guest posting and stick to it 100 percent of the time. You will soon enjoy your hard earned traffic.