11 Jan 12 3:11 pm
The traffic niche is a really hot niche, but be careful as well. as a total newbie to internet marketing, you will find early on that most of your visitors will know more than you do, and it can hurt your ability to build trust early on. After all, how can you teach someone else how to do something that you can't do yourself?
The IM niche is really popular, which means more competition, and it can be cutthroat at times.
There are loads of Fake experts out there already trying to make a name for themselves teaching things that they don't know anything about. My best advice is to keep it real. you can do it from a newbie perspective and still make sales through it as an affiliate. Where most people go wrong is trying to pretend to be an expert when they aren't.
there are 3 major things that I see with your site that need to be improved in order to get more traffic going and build your own authority, especially if you are going to target the "how to get website traffic" niche. After all, if you don't practice what you are trying to teach, people won't trust you in this niche.
1, more content - this was said earlier, and I understand that you want to promote your site, but without enough content, people will see you only have a 5 page site, and will leave without ever reading what you say on your site.
People want content and a lot of it. having more content will help you keep the traffic that you send. Also, I find that sites with less than 30+ pages simply don't rank well in search. It will take time to build traffic to your site, and if you want to get some guest posts ( my biggest traffic source right now is guest posting on blogs) you will need at least 15-20 articles already on your site to even be considered by most descent blogs.
2. format your content- people don't like huge blocks of text. I generally try to keep my articles to 3-5 lines of text in a block. Otherwise, people will find it hard to read and will leave your site. people online will often browse through your articles and proper formating will help people navigate the content easier.
also, use bold, italics, line breaks and other formatting options to spice up your content. you can take a boring article and use formatting alone to make it stand out.
3 diversify your keywords. there are a lot of keywords on traffic generation and most of them don't have "website traffic" in them. The more you know your niche, the easier it will be to pick out better keywords. look at specific traffic tactics, and find the keywords for those.
on top of that, most of the people coming to your site will see you are on free hosting and will run away. think about this, if you can't make enough from your own site to pay for webhosting and your own domain, why should people trust you to help them with their websites?
Everything you do needs to be looked at from the customer's point of view. You can do it, and you have a good start. Keep it up.
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