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#1 Key Secret to Boosting Site Traffic: Word of Mouth

October 2, 2009

Mouth Every blogger and website owner is usually on the hunt for one main thing (especially if making money or recognition are one of their primary goals): getting more traffic! There are posts all over the internet about how to increase traffic, but there is just one thing that is key. Word of mouth.

Sure, visitors come from all over and for all sorts of different reasons. But the reason that causes them to want to check out your site over any other reason, as well as develop a trust in you and become a reoccurring visitor, is word of mouth. Think about it in simpler terms. Let’s say you’re in a new city and trying to find a nice restaurant to go out to eat. You could do this by walking up and down the streets until you come across something that catches your eye. You could do a little research on it. OR you could take some recommendations from a friend or two that’s been there before. Out of all of those options, most people would be more likely to take a friend’s advice and check out what they have to recommend.

Why is this? Because the information is coming from someone you trust, and therefore, you will obviously see it as trustworthy. Not only would they be more willing to check out the restaurant in the first place, but they will also be more likely to enjoy it, and more likely to return. The same thing goes for your website or blog. Word of mouth is key, and that is why building relationships over the web is so essential. If you are able to gather up plenty of connections that will spread the word about your site to THEIR connections, then your name or brand will continue to spread like wildfire, and your following will only continue to grow.

So that is your key traffic secret. After you get a good hold on it and base your traffic building around the concept of word of mouth, everything else will follow. Let your challenge for this upcoming week be incorporating this idea into your schedule. Build connections with people that can help you, and help them in return. It’s a complex balance, but it doesn’t take much work, and you will reap the rewards. Good luck!

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4 Responses to “#1 Key Secret to Boosting Site Traffic: Word of Mouth”

  1. Ry Sal on October 3rd, 2009 6:42 am

    As always, great advice, thank you!

  2. Udegbunam Chukwudi on October 4th, 2009 2:53 am

    Word of mouth is something that recently been getting me emails from Nigerian folks who have been told I run a genuine make money online blog. Direct traffic to the site has increased immensely and I’m most grateful to the guys wih whom I’ve interacted and made good rapport with.
    All newbies must strive to interact with others in their niche as you never know whom you’ll make an impact on and in return that person will be recommending you to his/her followers/readers/students.

  3. Make Money Easily At Home on December 1st, 2009 5:20 pm

    Hi,
    Thank you very much for this article.
    I think it is important to remind internet marketers that while using networking, they should avoid spamming or directly promoting their products, service or affiliate links. Before doing so they should have already a group of loyal followers who are expressing interest in such products or services.

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