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How to Drive Traffic to a New Website

It takes Google anywhere between four days and four weeks to crawl a new website. That means that for up to a month practically no one will find your website through search. This can be deflating to a new site owner especially when the site just launched and you are excited to start a new online journey. Listed below are three things you can do after the website launches to help get traffic to your new website.

Online Ads

Google Ads is an online advertising platform where advertisers pay to display ads on Google’s search engine and networks. In a high-level overview you create an add, select the geographical area you’d like to advertise to display in, choose some keywords that will trigger the ad and set your budget. Doing this correctly can bring in a good amount of traffic and hopefully convert visitors into customers.

Blogging

According to WordPress.com, over 409 million people view more than 20 billion blog pages each month. Blogging is a good way to increase the amount of pages you have on your site and, when done right, can be a huge gain for SEO traffic.

Answer The Public

To aid in your blogging efforts you can spark inspiration for topics on AnswerThePublic. Using this tool you can search a broad topic that relates to your business and find questions that have been typed in Google and Bing. Questions your customers are trying to find an answer to. From the data provided choose a question to answer in a blog post or two and publish those posts on social media.

Social Networking

We recommend signing up for all social networking websites as a way to protect your brand. Even if you don’t have plans to use the network or your visitors are not on it you will own that network’s URL and have access to the account. With the networks you plan on using you can start connecting with others interested in your product or service. And don’t forget to add hashtags in your posts. Doing this can open your profile up to even more followers. Visit RiteTag to view hashtag suggestions, popularity and find the best tags for each post.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media management platform where you can write and schedule posts to multiple social media accounts. Your social media accounts provide insights as to when your visitors are online looking at posts. Take this data and schedule your posts to publish on each account at the most appropriate time.

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