For many people the thought of a web site traffic generator is associated with some sort of automated software that is over priced and doesn’t deliver anything more than a few hundred hits a day. Most of which never convert in to a sale or lead of any sort. Most web site traffic generators do nothing more than spam your site to unsuspecting surfers by forcing it to pop up under their current browser window. How many times do you actually read the stuff that pops up while your searching for something else. Most people find it very annoying and will simply close these popups without even looking at your web site. Instead of wasting your money on an automated web site traffic generator I suggest you do something that will actually bring targeted visitors and increase your search engine rankings.
What am I talking about? Article marketing.
You can use articles as a web site traffic generator. Writing articles is free and will give you tons of back links to your web site. Search engines love to see links pointing to your site. In fact the amount of back links to your site is the most important factor in your web sites overall ranking.
The key to making your articles work as a web site traffic generator is to write articles using profitable keywords related to your web sites main theme. A profitable keyword is one that has a monthly search volume between 300-5000 and has little competition at the search engines. The goal is to get your articles to appear on the first page of search results for each keyword. This has two advantages. First, your articles will be viewed by many more people meaning more visitors to your site. Second, the search engines will rate the links in your articles more favorably because they are on a page that has a top ten search result.
Another reason article marketing is such a great web site traffic generator is because many of the free article directories you will submit your articles to are high ranking sites themselves. So make sure the article directories you choose to submit too have a high Google page rank and Alexa traffic rank. A favorable Google page rank would be 4 or higher and a good Alexa rank would be 100,000 or lower. If you use Mozilla Firefox you can get a free tool that will display the Google and Alexa ranks at the bottom of your browsers page. It can be found at http://www.quirk.biz/searchstatus
Writing 2 or 3 articles a day will get better results than any web site traffic generator you can buy. It will take some time, but as you get used to it most people find they can write about an article an hour. 2 to 3 hours isn’t too much to ask for thousands of potential visitors is it?