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How To Drive Traffic to Your New WordPress Site

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How To Drive Traffic to Your New WordPress Site

June 1, 2016

1. Start Building Your Email List

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Most users visiting your website will never see it again. This is why the first thing you should do is start building an email list. Email gives you direct access to your users, and it is a lot more effective than any other marketing tool available today.

Our favorite email marketing tool is MailChimp. 

 

2. Install Yoast SEO Plugin & Optimize Your Posts

If you haven’t already, then you should stop what you are doing to install and setup one of our favorite WordPress plugins, Yoast SEO. It is the most comprehensive website optimization plugin available. It allows your to customize meta tags and descriptions, page titles, and so much more. Be sure to spend time on optimizing each and every blog post on your website. Yoast SEO comes with a post analysis tool that assigns an SEO score to your posts based on the focus keyword you add. Pretty neat!

 

3. Link To Internal Pages

Did you ever wonder why all successful blogs link to their older articles? Internal linking help search engines understand the importance of your content, context, and how it relates to other content on your website.

 

4. Use Rich Snippets

Rich snippets add useful metadata to your WordPress posts. Search engines can then use this data to display your site differently in search results. This boosts search traffic on your website.

 

5. Make Sharing Easy

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Social media is an important source of traffic for any website. There are several plugins that can let you add countless social media sites. But one downside of using those plugins is that they will slow down your website.

Floating Social Bar makes sharing easier without slowing down your website. It adds a sticky floating social bar on top of your posts.

 

6. Track Analytics

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Website owners need to understand how visitors use their website. This helps you understand what kind of content your users like and what you should do next. Google Analytics gives you all of this information for free. How cool is that?!

7. Keep Your Content Useful

This is the most important tip that you should always keep in mind. Offer useful content that helps your users and has real value.

 

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