Are there any legitimate tips or tricks for increasing website traffic?

Srikar S August 25, 2013

Hello everyone,

The traffic to my website is very low. Does anyone know tricks to increase more traffic?

Thank you

  1. MakeUseOf TechGuy
    August 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Srikar, to be honest this is impossible to answer effectively without sharing your site URL. I could probably tell you within minutes why you're not getting traffic. If you're prepared to accept the brutal advice, then please share.

  2. Diya K
    August 26, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I am good traffic from stumbleupon. If any of your posts get popular there, it gives you huge traffic.


  3. Bruce E
    August 26, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Make sure it is indexed by as many search sites as possible.

    Use SEO optimization techniques so it will get ranked appropriately by search sites.

    Cross-promote with other sites with similar content. This generally isn't possible if they are direct competitors, but if they provide complimentary content, it can work wonders.

    • MakeUseOf TechGuy
      August 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      You're missing the core point, I think: write better content. They will come.

    • Bruce E
      August 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      You could have the answer to everything in the universe, but if it doesn't come up in a user's search nobody will ever have the chance to read it.

      BTW, I was already assuming that the content was worth searching for in the first place. If it isn't, the SEO rankings should end up reflecting that as well.