Website Traffic ; 40 Simple Ways to Increase and maintain it

In this post, I will reveal to you the 40 ways to increase your website traffic. You really need to know these sources of website traffic so that you know where to find it if you need it. Web traffic is the number of people that visit your site on daily basis. I will use the Google Analytic dashboard to explain this web traffic concept to you.

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The Concept of Website Traffic

Let’s use the image below to explain…


Web traffic could be explained as follows

  1. Users: Number of users that visit your website at a particular time interval (daily, weekly, or monthly). From the picture above the number of users are represented at 235,274.
  2. Page Views: This is the number of times the user(s) click to open a new page/post.
  3. Bounce Rate: This is the percent rate of exit. When the user leaves your site, it’s calculated as bounce rate. The lower the bounce rate the better.

5 Main Sources of Website Traffic

Here are the 5 Main Sources of Website Traffic

A. Referrals:

You will get traffic to your website when a reader/user clicks a link from another website to visit your own. This is web traffic through referrals.

How to increase your referral traffic…

1. Get traffic from other websites through natural linking

2. Get traffic from other websites through guest posting

3. Get traffic from other websites through comment posting

4. Get traffic from other websites through forum commenting

5. Get traffic from other websites through affiliate campaigns

6. Get traffic from other websites through paid advertising


B. Keywords:

This is website traffic from Google search. That is… if an individual enters your website from Google search result after performing a keyword search using Google search tool.   This is typically referred to as “organic traffic”.

How to Increase Organic Traffic

Here are few suggestions to increase your organic web traffic. This is typically called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Here are the working checklist

7. Do keywords research before you write your articles

8. Verify your site on Google and Yahoo webmaster tools

9. Optimize your articles to rank well in Google

10. Write epic, detailed and useful contents to attract links from other websites

11. Choose a country target in Google Search Console

12. Create and submit your website sitemap to Google

13. Increase your Site speed

14. Use absolute urls

15. publish only original contents

16. Perform internal link building

17. Use images in articles and add descriptive ALT tags and filenames to them

18. Use title tags on your keywords

19. Shorten meta descriptions to 155 characters or less

20. Shorten title tags t0 tags ~65 characters or less

21. Put the keyword in the url slug

22. Limit the number of 404 / 500 errors

23. Make your site mobile friendly (responsive)

24. Make your site sharable on social media

25. Add Authorship Markup to your site


C. Social Traffic:

Many webmasters drive traffic traffic to their websites using social media platforms. These are;

26. Get website traffic from Facebook

27. Get website traffic from google plus

28. Get website traffic from Twitter

29. Get website traffic from Instagram

30. Get website traffic from Pinterest

31. Get get website traffic from LinkedIn


D. Campaigns:

A campaign in terms of web traffic involves getting your website traffic from paid or sponsored sources. A typical example is email marketing. When you get your email subscriber to visit your site again, this is recorded as campaigns. A typical examples are…

32. Get Website traffic through email marketing

33. Content marketing tools


E. Direct Visitors:

This is when a visitor visit your website directly without passing through any sources listed above. These are called direct visitors.

See how to increase direct visitors to your website 

34. Use memorable site url

35. Make your website to be unique and attractive

36. Offer invaluable services

37. Advertise your website on offline media like newspapers, billboard etc.

38. Organize or sponsor  events

39. Tell them to come back again

40. Keep publishing content your audience will love.

See: 3 simple tips to help you get repeat visitors to your blog

These are the 40 ways

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Ifiokobong Ibanga

Ifiokobong Ibanga is the founder of You can get in touch with him on Instagram @ifiokobong. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly send a message. Much Love!

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  1. Thank you so much for the information sir. I have a question. Please explain more on authorship markup in your own way for a clear understand? Will be glad to hear from you sir. First of all, you are my mention and I have read so many articles from you on all your site.

    1. Authorship markup involve adding a re_author tag to your articles. The best way to do this is verifying your blog or website in Google plus. Hope that helps.

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