of Traffic Tips
|Tip 55: Make Your Website Sticky!
What do I mean by that? Well, I simply mean that you should start
adding sticky content to your website. Sticky content is anything that
gets people to return to your website on a regular basis. So, in
retrospect, I have been telling you to add sticky content all along.
However, with Sticky Content, people return KNOWING that there will be
something new for them to read, look at, or interact with. Hence, I
have made this tip. It's a technicality, I know; sue me.
There are lots of different forms of sticky content. Most of them are
generally associated with games, news, horoscopes, chat rooms, etc. In
tip #51, I told you to target trends and talk about the hottest new
products that have hit the market. In a sense, that could be considered
sticky content. Also, in tip number 18, I told you to add a forum,
which is considered to be sticky content. I'm sure I have already given
you plenty of ideas for sticky content, so just pick one and run with
It shouldn't take much to lure people back to your site, you just have
to think about what interests your visitors and what they would like to
see. Maybe a "Deal of the Day" section would be effective, as it would
urge people to check out good deals on a daily basis. Then again, You
could always have a "Fact of The Day" section that gives miscellaneous
facts about different things (make them funny, outrageous, disgusting,
or scary. No one likes a boring fact). It's really up to you and the
audience that you are targeting.
I've said it once and I'll say it again: USE YOUR IMAGINATION!
Tip 56: Let Your Visitors Tell Their Friends!
Friends talk all the time. Whether it is a funny joke, boring story,
new T.V. show, or the latest episode of Family Guy, friends talk about
everything. Well, why not give them a chance to talk about your website
with a "E-mail a Friend" Script.
An "E-Mail This Page" Script will allow a visitor to simply click a
link, enter in an email address, and then send the page to someone
he/she knows. It's just more convenient than logging onto an email
account and then manually sending the webpage.
Not everyone is going to use this feature, so don't expect a huge surge
of targeted site traffic. I know that I don't email my friends every
webpage or link that I come across; so why should anyone else? However,
if the website is interesting enough, I will definitely tell someone
about it and the same goes for other people. And that's exactly where
this script comes in handy.
Implementing your own script can easily be done with the help of a
programmer. However, programmers aren't always willing to help you out
of the kindness of their heart; if you catch my drift. If you don't
know anything about scripts (like me) and if you don't want to deal
with programmers (like me again), then you can just use a free "copy
and paste" style script for your website. I have included a Link below
if your interested in a free script.
Quick Note: If your going to use a "E-mail This Page" script, then be
sure to actually use it. Put it on every content based page within your
website. You don't have to put it on every page; just the ones that are
interesting to readers. Also, you're going to want the link to stand
out. Not to the point that it is distracting, but to where the reader
knows it's there.