Nowadays it seems as if everyone realizes that they need to increase their traffic to get the same amount of sales as people are spending less money. This can easily be attributed to increased competition in niche markets and the current economic state in numerous countries. To get traffic you should have a general idea of what you need to accomplish daily (yes I said daily). Ideally, you will want traffic from Google or other search engines, which means you will have to be on the first couple pages of search results. This is where SEO for traffic building comes into the mix and if done properly can increase your page ranking on Google in a very short time.

Many have the thought that SEO is a one-step solution that can be accomplished with automated software, which simply is not the case. Some software does a fine job automating a portion of the processes; however, I have not seen software that will complete 100% of the work satisfactorily. SEO for traffic building does help you, if you let it, far beyond just trying to rank for keywords.
Increasing your page ranking on Google will drive free traffic to your site. A crucial step to increasing your page ranking on Google is SEO, which contains various components for both on-page and off-page SEO. On-page seo deals with keyword placement, proper utilization of H1 tags and your meta description. Your title needs to be around 60 characters while your meta description should be limited to 160 characters. Those two fields are the most important to “lure” the search engines, however also entice a surfer to visit your page. If you only use those descriptions as a baiting method, you will upset your visitors.

Search engines are finding social media more important than previously. If you have poor content on your page, you will receive very few if any Facebook “Likes” which will bring your ranking back a bit. If your poor content is duplicate or incorrectly used private label rights content, Google will put you back at the end of the line to start gaining rank. The importance of this is searching; if you are dropped to the end do you find it rational to think people will click the last page to see what is at the end?

Off-page SEO is equally as important in my opinion, however not entirely as important to the search engines as on-page SEO. Backlinks and where they are located is important especially edu and gov domain extensions. Some individuals actually feel edu and gov domain extensions are weighed as if they were PR 9 or 10 sites with Google. Regardless it is a known fact that “good” backlinks do matter to Google and other search engines. Owning and managing multiple blogs, I can tell you first hand garbage links or spam backlinks are rejected as fast as the notification hits my inbox. It is not the fact that anchor text is used nor the website not relating to my niches. The issue is the comment itself. Most submitter software on the market do not allow you to deviate from the comment you placed into whichever software you are using. How does this typical spam post add to a conversation or thought: “Nice post man! I waiting for more content!”? Stop trying to figure the answer; it does not add to a conversation in fact it takes away from the conversation dramatically. If you add an insightful comment, especially if you quote an exact portion of text from the blog where you are commenting you are almost guaranteed to be approved and receive a backlink!

Another aspect of off-page seo that helps me greatly is the traffic I receive from the blog I comment on directly. When you give thought and put effort into your comments, you raise the curiosity of that blog’s viewers and they click on your hyperlink. Not only do you now have a backlink from that blog and receive a visitor, you also start being viewed as an expert. This is especially true with forum marketing inside forums popular in your niche.