Are you the owner of a newly launched website? Does your website lack the popularity that you feel it deserves? If you said yes to these questions, then you should have a look at the following 10-step guide. It will show you how to get valuable links and improve your traffic levels and overall site popularity.
Use the full power of automated link management websites and directories. You could start by using some great resources such as the ones found at
Use high authority websites like Wikipedia to generate traffic and increase your website popularity. Remember that quality is king on such websites, so don't try to spam them or find quick solutions. However, you must be careful when you use Wikipedia... because it can be edited by other internet users, some of the information could be inaccurate.
Join a few forums related to the topic of your website and become an active member. Some forums don't allow you to place links in your messages-- unless they are really valuable forums try to avoid them as they will bring little benefit.
Place a link or invitation for potential link partners. There are many webmasters who visit related websites and some of them might want to link to you.
Try to include a link to your website where the context allows it. Blog posting is effective and has the potential to send hundreds of visitors each week with only a few well written comments and some subtle links.
6. Post on groups and other online communities.
7. Use social bookmarking websites such as digg.com or furl.com to generate interest in your website. The more interesting the content of your pages is, the more credit you will get from the people who determine the placement of your links.
8. Yahoo Answers is another interesting source of traffic and links. Make sure to become a real contributor to the program, not just someone who places a link without any real content.
This will generate a viral effect in which visitors tell their friends about your website. This will lead to increased traffic, plus it will let more webmasters know that you exist, increasing the chances of a link exchange.
This is another viral marketing tool that has the potential of generating more and more incoming links towards your website as the articles you submitted get republished on websites and blogs. You may want to register with some directories and ezines to submit your article for inclusion, such as:
Article submission can be tedious, which is why you may want to consider an automatic article submitter. It will submit one article to over 30 directories in half an hour. To watch a video on how to accomplish this, go to:
Use the full power of automated link management websites and directories. There are many webmasters who visit related websites and some of them might want to link to you. Use high authority websites like Wikipedia to generate traffic and increase your website popularity. Try to include a link to your website where the context allows it. Use social bookmarking websites such as digg.com or furl.com to generate interest in your website.
Michelle Hoffmann is the owner, editor and publisher of The 24KaratMarketer Ezine – http://free24karatmarketer.com, an online publication that is dedicated to helping marketers, new and experienced, succeed in their online businesses. She is also a mother, writer, photographer, web designer and student of nature. Yes, she does it all!