Friday, December 24, 2010

How Can I Get Repeat Web Traffic?

Getting visitors to your website is half the battle. The other half is getting them to come back! Find out how with this article on how to get repeat web traffic.

By John Beaumont

You don’t want your new visitors to your website to disappear again so how can you get them to keep visiting your website?
So you have received some visitors to your brand new website but how do you get them to return?
Always make sure you offer additional value first. What do I mean by additional value? One example would be to place links to affiliate and partner sites and request that they do the same for you. If their products are related to your particular industry but not in direct competition with yours then why not advertise their books/videos? With most you should be able to earn some commission and also get repeat traffic.
Give customers the ability to “opt in” for any special discounts/offers. Consider offering a regular newsletter?
Besides adding a link to your primary page asking your visitor to “book mark” or “add to favourites” also add a link asking them to recommend to a friend. It would also be advisable to include a prewritten title such as “I’m sure that this will interest you” just by clicking on it.
An “Our Policy” page clearly defining your business ethics and principles must be included. This will include a privacy policy so that clients feel secure when visiting your site.
Ensure that you site is branded using consistent logos, colours etc so that visitors always know they are on your site. However this doesn’t mean that you neglect to update the pages of your website on a frequent basis as you don’t want to create a stale image but rather an interesting exciting up to the minute site. This will help you get the repeat traffic.
A FAQ page should be created which addresses most of the doubts that you feel your potential client might have and this can be used to also clarify your product/company further.
It is also important that the potential customer can find their way back to your site in the event that they lose the book mark by ensuring that each page has appropriate keywords and titles.
Finally but perhaps most important of all never, never spam any client who has opted in for newsletters with unsolicited emails. Always allow them the option to “opt out” of the mailings and ensure that you honour this request. If they like your products they may come back but they are very unlikely to do so if their email box is flooded with information they no longer wish to receive. Don’t forget you are after repeat traffic
So take care when setting up your website and when done properly you should gain a regular enthusiastic client base who will continue to return to your site on a regular basis. Brilliant!  You now have repeat traffic.
To your success!
John Beaumont Internet Marketer

Friday, December 10, 2010

What If You Really Could Start From Scratch?

Everyone has their favorite of excuse for not wanting to change or start something new. The more resistant to change, the more excuses. Making significant changes in your life is hard work!

By Robin Rushlo

Copyright (c) 2010 Soaring Eagle Companies LLC
Everyone has their favorite of excuse for not wanting to change or start something new. The more resistant to change, the more excuses. Making significant changes in your life is hard work!
But what if you really could start from scratch? What if you put aside everything from your past, all your current problems, and just started over?
Starting over doesn’t mean you have to take a vow of poverty, divorce your current spouse, or forget about your kids. Starting over means there is some aspect or aspects of your life that you would like to change. What are willing to do to change? What does starting from scratch really mean?
Starting over can mean starting small while having a very specific goal. If your finances are the problem, maybe you start by packing your lunch one extra day a week. Or maybe you don’t buy any new clothes for a month.
Maybe you are not happy with your weight or the way your body looks. Maybe you have tried lots of diets and none of them work. Maybe you are just out of shape.
It is very easy to say “well, I’ve been like this all my life and now I’m (whatever age) and I’m not going to change now.” What if you woke up one morning and sat down and really thought about making some change.
Starting from scratch working on your body to make the changes you want might be difficult, but it could certainly be done. What resources would you need? How committed could you be? What is your dream body? Could you just start by eating one healthier meal a day?
What about changing your career? What about starting a new business? Why not start with a small investment in a new business?
In this age of instant gratification, we often think that it is too late to start over. We lose our patience if things don’t happen immediately and we are afraid of wasting our time and resources.
Starting over can give you a whole new perspective in your life. Starting over can also open doors you thought were closed forever.  Don’t make yourself older, sicker, or later by being afraid to start over.
Never too old, never too sick, never too bad, never too late to start from scratch and begin again. Bikram Choudhury
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis