Free Traffic With Search Engine Optimization

October 31, 2008 by  Filed under: other 
 

Of all of the different types of traffic that you can get your website, free traffic has got to be the most enjoyable. Knowing that you’re getting people from all over the world who are interested in what you have to offer can be a real rush, especially when you don’t have to pay a penny in order to achieve it. Not only that, many of the free methods of getting traffic to your website produce some very targeted visitors. This can not only help your hit counter to spin, it can increase your bottom line by a considerable amount.

Of all of the different ways to get free traffic to your website, one of the most consistent and most targeted is through search engine optimization. This is a process that has been around ever since the search engines came into existence. In a nutshell, it is optimizing your webpage through a variety of different methods in order to rank high in the search engine results for specific keywords. Some of these keywords are searched for thousands of times every day and if you’re able to be at the top of the search engine results, the traffic that you get can be quite overwhelming. There are several things that you need to know, however, before you begin on any good search engine marketing campaign.

First of all, you need to make sure that you are being realistic in your expectations. You should never expect that you will be able to rank well for one or two word phrases that are extremely competitive in the search engine results. Trying to get to the top of the heap which includes well over 10 million results is going to be difficult, to say the least. It is much better if you try to find targeted keyword phrases that are less competitive in the search engines. Instead of going after that one big kill, go after five or 10 smaller ones. You will still receive the same amount of traffic but you will be spread out a little bit which will provide you with somewhat of a safety net.

Search engine optimization is also something that tends to change on a regular basis. For the most part, it has to do with on page and off page efforts. The on page optimization really consists of including the keyword phrase naturally throughout the webpage. You would probably also want to include it in meta title tag. The off page optimization has become much more important in recent years. For the most part, this includes getting links back to your website from a variety of different sources. Using the keyword phrase that you are targeting in the link text and getting links coming in to both your homepage and interior pages are all things that are going to help you to rank well in the search engines.

Although it gets much more complex than this, this is the basic way that search engine optimization works. As you start to see some success from your efforts, you will no doubt want to learn more about the intricacies that will help you to rank well for your keywords.

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