How To Get Traffic To Your Small Business Website:
It’s simple, build a website and the traffic will find you. Well, it’s not that simple anymore. In the past, a small business could build a website and start competing with the big guys. That’s not the case anymore… So, how do you get traffic to your small business website?
Here are the steps to creating a quality website and getting traffic.
You thought we were going to say, “Start Building”? No, the first thing you need to have is a marketing plan. Without a marketing plan your website will not have a clear direction. Doing this step first will save you tons of time and even more money. You will not regret taking a step back and looking at your business and products before you start building.
Great! You have a marketing plan and you are ready to start building a website. We recommend using WordPress. WordPress is a great platform and can be easily edited down the road. It is a good idea to contact a professional if you don’t have a clue where to start.
Choose a domain name and hosting.
To get a new website online, you’re going to need two things:
- A domain name (a web address like yoursitename.com)
- Hosting (a service that connects your site to the internet)
The WordPress platform itself is free, but a domain name and hosting will cost you around $3 – $4 a month (less than a coffee, so it won’t break the bank).
Owning your own domain name looks far more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain (like yourbusiness.freewebsite.com), and it’s super affordable, too.
Where do you get a domain and hosting? We recommend HostYouNow.com It is easy to use and very affordable.
The fun starts NOW! It’s time to start building your website. We could write 1,000 pages on different ways to do this. The important thing is that you make it reflect your business and marketing plan. If you need help, get it. It is easy to spend months building a website if you don’t know what you are doing.
You have created a great website now it is time to get traffic to your small business website.
Popular ways to get traffic:
- Social Media
- Email Marketing
The key to your success will be selecting ONE traffic source and getting really good at it. You will get overwhelmed if you try to do everything at once.
Test, Tweak and Analyze
The days of building a website and forgetting about it is long gone. You will need to continuously tweak, test and update your site on a regular basis. This is how you will get traffic to your small business website!
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