“No news is bad news.” Heard that one before? The double-entendre is obvious, so I’ve recoined it: “No traffic is bad traffic!” Meaning: if you’re not getting any traffic to your site, that’s a bad thing. If you ARE getting traffic to your site (even if it’s from another country, or maybe not from your target market), it’s a good thing. So that begs the question that every website owner is asking:
“How do I get more traffic to my website?” This series of articles is intended to teach you just that.
So, let’s start by asking some of the important questions, like…
“Why do I need more traffic?” The answer seems obvious, but it begs answering anyway. Did you know that a reported 20 crore people downloaded song "kolavari di" from the interner? 20 crore people!! and how these people reached to the exact website which were offering free song download?. Well, that’s the magic of having a website and getting traffic — to make sales of your products and services.
“What’s all the hype about? Really…”
There’s a lot of hype out there, people claiming they made Rs.100,000′s or even millions of notes. You may have listened to their seminars, read their blogs, even followed their advice… only to find that their techniques didn’t make you boat loads of money overnight. What a let down!
So, what is the hype about? It’s people trying to sell you stuff. That’s all. Their techniques may have worked for them, but they are not tailored to you and your business. Their information may be horribly outdated. Maybe it worked a decade ago, but people are still packaging that information and selling it. So, the first lesson you should commit to memory is: Don’t get caught up in the hype. Immediate solutions and successes are relatively rare. So, we recommend using sound online techniques.
“What is SEO?”
Search Engine Optimization. SEO is a series of techniques you can use to get search engines like Google and Bing to send you FREE traffic on an on-going basis.
Getting the search engines to rank your site higher than others is like a popularity contest. As with all popularity contests, the rules change often. BUT, there are certain concepts and proven techniques that never change, and can be used by any business.
Focus on using proper keywords and key phrases on your website. By using the right words and phrases, you will tell search engines what your site is all about — what your niche is. Doing this properly is the first step to getting search engines to like your site so they will send you traffic.
Creating your first website design can be a tricky thing to do especially if you have just emerged successful from a course. Creating the design is not always easy. Ask someone about his first website design experience. You may be surprised by the number of people who will tell you that it had been time consuming and difficult.
Of course, with your first design, you will learn a lot of tips and tricks. The experience that you will gain from your first website will be extremely useful to you towards your future projects. You will build on this design experience to master your skills and in time become a professional developer. Right from the start, with your first design, it can be difficult to create an error free website. Even professional web developers commit mistakes. Sometimes small details make a big difference in coding or a wrongly aligned line can spoil the look of a design.
Right with your first website design, you should have some targets in your mind. Firstly, you should always aim to produce websites of quality, no matter how difficult the task may be. Secondly, always think from the point of view of the user even if it is your first website design. Thinking like that will help you create a website that will meet the needs of your visitors. Thirdly, right from your first website design try to create a website that will be able to achieve its goals. If you succeed to adopt such techniques from your first website design, then you could be on your way to a brilliant career.
Moreover, if you want to create your own website with your first website design, you should take the right steps to produce something that is productive and equally beneficial for you. To be able to achieve this from your very first website design experience, it is vital that you seek advice from professionals. If you have a friend who is a professional web designer, he might help you. On the other hand, with enough research on the Internet you might come across many websites which can help you with your first website design task.
Now, if you are just a coder, then how will you manage with the graphic design? You might hire a graphic designer. A good option would be to hire a freelance graphic designer it can be more profitable to you. Your first website design task may become even more complicated when you will require a copywriter to write the texts for your website. Again, you may hire a freelancer to keep your expenses as low as possible. Before you settle down with your first website design, it is imperative that you choose a good domain name for your website.
Make sure to include your keyword in your domain name as it can enormously help you rank well on search engines. With your first website design experience, you will gain maturity. The first website design has been a very intuitive lesson to almost all professional web developers.