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What to Avoid When Getting Web Traffic

There are obstacles that you need to avoid while generating traffic to your website. Falling into these traps may affect your campaign performance. So while formulating different strategies to get web traffic, you need to find out what the obstacles are, as well.


Search engine optimization is one of the various leads generation techniques that is common today. This is widely used by webmasters today, and it is also a highly recommended method on top of the other strategies. SEO comes in different forms. But all activities can be categorized under either black hat SEO or white hat techniques. Thus, in SEO it is easier to identify the bumps because all you have to do is to find out the black hat SEO methods and avoid them at all cost.


However, SEO is just one facet of getting traffic. There are other methods such as advertising and search engine optimization, and each technique has its own set of bumps. It is, therefore, vital to expand your awareness on the obstacles to avoid in each method so that you can more effectively get around these bad techniques that can potentially diminish the effectiveness of your campaign.


To get the balls rolling, here are a few decadent techniques of getting website traffic that you have to always keep in mind, so that you can avoid falling into these traps.


Search Engine Optimization


Black hat methods are the bumps of SEO, and one good example of black search engine optimization is content farming, which is a massive and bulk distribution of inferior quality contents published to mainly for backlinking purposes. This method used to be effective in the past, but now Google has set up the Panda algorithm in order to effectively identify sites involved in such activities so that necessary sanctions will be imposed.


Another black hat SEO method is link farming. These are inferior links made to the sake of attaining the quantity advantage in order to push the search engine ranking of the site higher. Backlinks without contents are generally labeled as bad links and link spam. So avoid building such links.


Social Media Marketing


Social media networking is now getting greater grounds in traffic generation, and it is effective in capturing targeted web visitors. But this method, too, has its own bumps that you need to avoid at all cost.


As with all else, spamming is a bad method of getting traffic. This is common in SEO, in forum posting, and this has now invaded the social networking world. Take note that people visit social sites mainly for networking with friend and to meet new people. Majority of the social users don’t want to be advertised at. Therefore, don’t spam the network with constant plugging of highly commercialized contents. This will not only cause you to lose fans and followers, but this can also damage the image of your business.


Advertising and Buying Traffic


There are also a couple of bumps in advertising and in buying traffic. In advertising, you need to avoid using inept services of advertising firms with malicious activities. These are companies that use PTC or paid-to-click sites to quickly get the click-numbers. Obviously, these firms are ripping off your hard-earned money, and definitely they will give you poor conversion from your ads campaign.


In paid traffic, fraud is rampant in the industry, and you need to avoid using the services of malevolent firms tapping on the traffic exchange networks as their traffic source. It’s pretty obvious that people coming from these networks will not convert.


Their main reasons for visiting websites is to get a return favor from the other members of the network by getting the same number of web visitors with the number of times they visited websites of the other members. Therefore, due diligence in research and investigation is imperative to ensure you will not fall into the traps of inept paid traffic firms.


In any case, these traffic generation methods are just a few examples of the many bumps to avoid while capturing targeted visitors to your site. It is important to be aware of these obstacles so that you can more effectively deviate away from these bad techniques when you get web traffic. Some of them may be effective, but only for a short while. You should focus, instead, on the legitimate ways to enjoy not just the short-term advantages but the long-term benefits, as well.