In Part 1 and Part 2 we showed you ways in which to boost traffic, by Posting Tips and Answering Questions on Hometipster.com. In this final installment we’ll show you how you can add some real juice to SERP and drive even more Direct Traffic to YOUR web site and or blog.
Sometimes, especially for us small businesses, it seems like a never ending battle to get Google to rank us high enough so that we do get sufficient traffic that produces enough income to put bread on the table. Many people think that Hometipster.com is some well funded, large corporations. That’s not true. In fact we don’t even qualify as a medium size business. We are in fact one of the millions of small business on the web trying to make a name for ourselves. How small is Hometipster.com? Just two people. I take care of all the content, design, blogging, marketing and everything else to get people to visit Hometipster.com, while Andrew, takes care of all the clever CSS /ASP.NET coding that makes the site run.
Just because we are small doesn’t mean we are not successful. We’ve come a long way since Jan 2011 when we launched Hometipster.com and our site traffic continues to rise. I’m not going to say I have a magical solution, far from it. What I do have is a passion for what I do and I work 14 hours a day, every day.
So how does Hometipster.com get traffic? For a start we work hard on SEO, but we believe SEO is not the be-all and end-all to getting visitors. Our primary goal is producing excellent content that our visitors will find useful and therefore return for more. SEO can become quiet natural and as Google further extends and tweaks it’s algorithms it’s getting hard to manipulate, using White Hat techniques, rankings. As Google stated, concentrate on great quality and unique content and Google will recognize it and reward you for it in terms of higher rankings.
If you look closely at Hometipster.com you will see that it is very much a social web site. We allow anyone to Post Tips, Post Comments and become part of our growing Questions & Answers Community. All of these are capable of creating one-way back-links and driving traffic to the posters site directly.
Our third and final offering is ‘Writing Guides‘. We encourage anyone with knowledge of DIY (Home Improvement) and Gardening to write and submit a guide. We do have strict guidelines for submission and this is to protect the integrity of Hometipster.com, our visitors and those who have already submitted guides.
Writing a guide is a great way to let people know what you know. It adds confidence in what you do and produces far greater levels of traffic than any Banner Ad could ever hope to achieve.
With each guide that is submitted we allow a single web link. This provides you with a one-way back-link and an additional tool to drive traffic to your website. The best thing… it’s permanent! Once your guide is accepted and published it stays there, so you are able to continuously get traffic from the effort you put in. Here’s an example of a recent submission – this will give you an idea as to the layout and where the web / blog link is situated. How to Install Window Shutters
We certainly appreciate that writing a guide is hard work but once the guide is online, your work is done and then we take over promoting that guide. We want loads of people to read it and we want loads of people to visit YOUR web site and or blog from it. We promote the guide through the prime social networks, we also promote them within the guide pages on Hometipster.com, through Tags and our More How To Guides.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again… The web is an information platform and it was designed originally to share information between people. By writing a guide you are sharing what you know and this in turn benefits you by increasing the visitor flow to your website and or blog. If you truly want your own website and or blog to be successful then learn to share, learn to dedicate your time and effort that helps others in their pursuit of knowledge. A little love goes a very long way.
So there you have it. At Hometipster.com you really can create one-way back-links and drive traffic directly to YOUR website and or blog by:
1. Posting Helpful Tips
2. Being a community member in our Questions and Answers boards
3. Writing DIY and or Gardening Guide
Each of the above takes effort on your part but unless you win the lottery then to make it in this world, and on the world wide web, then you’ll have to put in the effort to be successful.
Finally, Hometipster.com is always open to suggestions, questions and comments. If you have any then please use our Feedback form. My name is Graham Briar, you can direct your questions or suggestions directly to me.
I hope what we offer at Hometipster.com helps you to get more visitors to your website and I sincerely hope that your efforts are rewarded by success!