This is a very frequent and important question. Because web traffic is the first step to generate income from your website. Once people come to your website, then there are chances that they might do some transaction or click some ADs on your website.
A few simple but effective tips for increasing your web traffic are given below:
1.Offer free, original, and quality content on your site. This is the most effective means for increasing traffic to a website; offering people something that they cannot obtain elsewhere, or at least, not to the level of quality that you are offering it. Don’t copy and paste from other websites as it is. Atleast modify the words, if you are so lazy. Because, copied text is very easily identified by the search engines and you will lose your ranking soon.
2.Improve your search engine ranking by focusing your content on keywords related to your topic. This is called search engine optimization and will help people find your website when they’re searching the Web. To know more about keywords, refer to my article The Power of Keywords.
3.Advertise your presence. This is one option which if used rightly can be very effective. There are many advertising companies, one option is using Google Adwords. But you have to be really smart in using these techniques, otherwise you might lose a lot of money without any gain.
4.Give freebies. Who doesn’t like a freebie?! Online freebies are commonplace and they leave the visitor wanting more when they are well written and informative introductory materials. People like free stuff. So, they will visit your site more if they get it. Give them a free eBook to invite people to your website or to subscribe. Or keep a free download option on your website. This will attract visitors to your website, more than anything else.
5.Use all of these free techniques to increase traffic to your website: USFreeads.net, twitter.com, bloggvertise.com, drop flyers, chat rooms, forums, Youtube, Myspace and Google Groups.
Use all the above techniques and believe me your traffic is surely going to increase.
Best of luck!!