The best way to get traffic to your website is to be at the top of the results page of a search engine. Since there can only be one at the top for every search query, your being actually there is next to impossible with the millions of sites and billions of articles contained within the internet.
However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t strive to be part of the top ten in a results page. A good way, to rise through the rankings of search results is by having an article in each page of your website that contains at least 250++ words. This article should contain keyword and relevant content about your website or your product.
Link exchange programs are like merchant clans or chambers of commerce and industry. By being part of a link exchange program, you agree to display the links of other partner sites in your website. The links that will be placed in your website are those links that lead to other websites that are in the same category as your website. For example, if you have a gaming website, then most of your links will be other gaming sites as well. In return for placing their links on your site, they will reciprocate by placing a link on their webpage to your site. How does this increase traffic to your site? If in a search query, one of your partner sites shows up but yours does not, the searcher is redirected to that site. If your partner site does not have the product or idea needed by the searcher, then the searcher will probably click on the link to a partner site. There’s no guarantee that the link will be yours, but it gives you a chance.
Banner exchanges work much like link exchanges but you will need more space on your website to accommodate other website banners. If you are obsessive when it comes to the cosmetics of your website, then you probably won’t want this one. With so many banners flying around, you can get to look like the United Nations. Be that as it may, a potential active link is still one point in favor of your site being visited by someone.
Ezine article writing and newsletters are another way to herd some website traffic in your direction. You write hundreds, even thousands, of articles to saturate the web. Embedded within these articles are links to your website. Having all those articles around is much like having mini-websites scattered all over strategic places. With these articles, you can also give the reader an option to subscribe to your newsletters. If they accept, then you are right at their front door ready to make your sales pitch (email presentations in this case).
If you want it all to yourself, you can turn your site into something similar to Wikipedia. The only difference is that you have merchandise to sell on each page of your website while Wikipedia does not. Using this method, you are guaranteed a top ten placement in any search engine in the internet. Of course, this would mean a lot of work. But if you really want good money, then you have to give good effort.
P.S. The methods for increasing website traffic I mentioned in this article are just some of the many other ways available in the internet. The most successful are those that entail newsletters and ezine articles and link exchanges with other websites. You decide which method.