6 Ways to Build Traffic and Build a Following

"I need help!"

Don't we all?

You may already know some of the ways to build traffic but like Henry Ford, creator of Ford, said "anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty."

So stay young and pay attention.

Oh, and yes, with these ways you could progressively build a following, which means more business.

This is in no particular order.

1. Use Flickr.

Social photo sharing attracts people to your website. Add good tags to the photos so they attract your targeted audience to your site. Imagine getting a piece of the millions of views Flickr receives every month. Not a bad way to build traffic.

2. Join a social bookmarking site.

I'm talking about Digg, Delicious, Reddit, FriendFeed, and bunch more.

Bookmarking sites are where you share your favorite sites with other people sharing the same interests. Make friends here, and soon they will follow you and click on your favorite links (which should include your website)

3. Twitter

Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few years then I'm sure you heard of twitter. One of the best ways to gain traffic, get clicks, and build a huge following.

4. Add widgets, themes, and extension to your site.

There are many free additions that will enhance your site. Make your site interesting rather than the typical boring website. Make your site user friendly and exciting. Users want to see and experience new things, give it to them with your site.

Oh, and yes, I almost forgot. You got have your visitors download a toolbar with a link or direct feed to your website and its content. Try Conduit.com

5. Use industry specific sites to add links and networks with by contacting the websites. Many are willing to join the cause to help your build your website traffic. There are hundreds of them. Find your niche and dominate those industry sites.

6. Submit articles to article directories.

I'm sure you heard of Ezinearticles.com. How about articlesbase.com? How about goarticles.com?

Create on demand good content, link to your website, and you will build a following this way.

I know, I know, there are probably thousands of more ways to build traffic and a following but these have to be on the top of the list.

Start with these first.