If there’s something that every website needs, it’s web traffic. The question is, what kind of web traffic do you want? Getting social traffic can be far easier than getting search traffic. I get very little social traffic these days and I average around a hundred visitors a day via search engines.
Bloggers Traffic Community is made for getting social traffic. Of course, you have to be willing to self-promote your website (or websites) to get the most out of it. I have great difficulty with this aspect of website promotion.
About a month ago, I wrote about link worthy links and openly asked for them. Would you believe I have yet to receive one message about it? People either think it’s a waste of time or they just can’t figure me out.
Since I’m being practically ignored in this matter, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I joined Bloggers Traffic Community in search of blogs I may find interesting. I may participate in one thread each day, but that’s about it. I’m way more interested in websites other than my own.
Web development doesn’t stop at creating a website. It doesn’t stop at writing an article or two.
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If you write something on your website and no one sees it, is it actually visible? You cannot wait for someone to find it using a search engine. You have to promote it some way, somewhere.
I’m satisfied with posting my links at Bloggers Traffic Community, Twitter and Facebook. I have no interest in turning Pinterest into a promotion tool. Of course, that may change.
Years ago, ancient history in internet years, I frequently posted links to interesting websites. I would dedicate entire articles to writing about one website or another. While I don’t plan to get into that much detail ever again, I may start creating link posts when I have enough websites on them to make it worth it.
Many websites, like mine, are multi-niche websites. Others have specific niches, specific areas of expertise. I like food bloggers and I hate them at the same time because they make me hungry. Unique websites interest me more than those that look like copy and paste ordeals.
I’m building multiples lists, sorted by niches. I don’t like every website I come across, so don’t expect me to share links to the ones I don’t like. Also… don’t expect me to be fast. There are days when I won’t post anything at all.