In order to make money off a website, what is the most important aspect that advertisers look for? It is your traffic rank. Most advertisers look at sites to see what there Google PageRank and there Alexa rank are. Well the Alexa Rank weighs more heavily on the money aspect. If you have a site that is in the top 100000 in the Alexa Rank that means you have a well trafficked site. The hardest part about building your Alexa Rank is trying to find ways to get people to your site and continue coming to your site. A really great way is to give away free stuff. Everyone loves free things. But in order to get people to find these free things you have to write about them and/or market them. Learning the basics or SEO and SEM is a great way to get your site going and start getting continuous people to your site. There are a ton of websites out there each one can become the biggest site in the world and have the most traffic. It only take some well planning and a great strategy.
How To Break The Top 500000
Really to be honest breaking the top Alexa 500000 is not as hard as it might seems. I am going to give you a 5 step way to get your site closer breaking the top Alexa 500000. This will start you on your way to getting closer to the harder mark of 200000.
Step One – Content Is King
The biggest way to get more people to your site is to make it bigger. Now I don’t mean go out and find the biggest image you can and put it on your site. I mean make more articles, more posts, more pages, and more places for people to interact. A great way to start this is to build a blog. Most people hear blog and think well am I going to have to post daily. NO, you could post one article a month and it would be good enough. The worst part about blogs is getting a blog that is hosted by another site. For instance Blogspot. Getting a Blogspot account is not a bad thing but it will not help your site much. You need a blog that is built into your website like WordPress.
Step Two – Sitemap Submission
What is a sitemap? It is a easy xml template of your site. It makes it easy for search engines to crawl your site. You can make one of these really simply by just going to Google and type in Free Sitemap Builder. Once you have your sitemap you will need to put it somewhere on your server. Most of the time it is in the root directory of your website. After that you can submit it to all different search engines and then they will know what is on your website.
Step Three – Meta Tags
Your meta information is not the easiest thing to do because you have to get creative and it takes time. But, if you just put up the mere basics, like title, keywords, and descriptions. Your site will start to grow rapidly. A really good place to start with meta tags is Search Engine Watch.
Step Four – Social Media
One of the easiest and fastest ways to get traffic to your site is with Social Media. Everyone knows that Social Networks are the big thing. I really only know a few people who don’t have a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and so on. The easiest way to get peopel to your site. Submit each page that you want people to find to StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, Technorati, Reddit, and many more. This is simple and takes but 30secs per submittion.
Step Five – Content Content Content
I know I mentioned this already and it is the number one way. But it is also the number 5 way because it is the best way to get people to your site. Really SEO, SEM, Submitting, and Social Media cant come close to a site that has a ton of content. If you don’t have content then you will not get many people.
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