How can you get more traffic your website without spending too much money?
Perhaps the most important aspect of SEO is keywords. Research phrases that are frequently searched for by your customers. You can find these through your traffic logs and keyword research services on the net. Using these terms (but not overusing them) in your page titles, URL (including domain name), incoming links, headers, content, and meta tags will help you rank higher in the SERPs.
The anchor is the text in a link. It plays an important role in the ranking of websites in a search engine's algorithm.
- Anchor text should vary among incoming links (e.g. if you promote a site on demand "mattresses", anchor text of incoming links could be: «super mattresses», «cheap mattresses by wholesale», «we sell mattresses» etc. If anchors are identical everywhere, that can be a red flag that a site is being overoptimized for search engines.
- Do not make an anchor too long; an ideal length for the link text is 4 words.
Meta tags are not as powerful as they once were but still play a factor. Meta tags should list the keywords that you choose to use in your website.
This should be enough to get you started. Keep in mind, though, that an experienced professional will maximize your results; don't get scared off by prices, because SEO services can be inexpensive if you find the right person to do it for you.
Websites should be attractive and alluring, so it's best to hire someone who knows what they are doing when you are selling a product. It takes time for a website to catch on so be patient. Word of mouth and guerrilla marketing methods can also be very effective. E-mail all your friends and have them e-mail their friends. Keep plugging at improving your website and try to get some professional help with it.
Joining a webring is an excellent way to draw traffic to your site. There are webrings for just about any subject or you can always start your own. The best thing about this is that joining a webring is free.
Also consider link exchanges. Contact your favorite sites' webmasters and ask to exchange links with them and always keep an eye open for sites that let you add your own link.
Use your website and its logo, if you have one, in lieu of a signature on your e-mail. Many message boards and forums will allow you to show a link to your homepage or use a banner/logo in your signatures or posts.
Make sure you put your URL on your business cards and stationery too. For more ideas check out some of the many sites out there with resources for webmasters.
Yes you can and many people do it successfully. The root goal of any money making website is traffic. The more people (or traffic) you have going to your website the more money you are able to make. The reason traffic to a website is so important to money making is for advertising purposes. To give an example Face Book is free to join and free to use but how do they make money? well…
If you just make a two page website about the best places to visit in Oregon how much money could you make off adsense?
Google Adsense is used by embedding it into your website after signing up for the program. They then place text and picture ads on your website which are generally related to the pages they are on by drawing content from the text of that page. Money is accumulated from people visiting your website. The more traffic you have to your website, the more money you make.
I assume you're referring to organic seo. Organic seo is achieved by optimizing your website - including photos meta tags and length of posts, filling it with relevant content, getting your links out there so that the 'bots' or 'spiders' will crawl your site and index your pages without spending money to drive traffic to your site. For something a little more in depth, there's a good article here: imeinstein.net/seo-without-geek-speak/