Sunday, September 7, 2008

Should You Pay To Get Traffic Flowing To Your Site?

If you are hoping to get traffic to your website, you might be tempted to go the way that many Internet marketers are taking. Many Internet marketers are willing to risk all their money in order to ensure that they get some traffic into their websites.

They often spend thousands of dollars in order to buy email lists in order to send out promotional emails, and they spend even more in order to carry out offline marketing methods. Granted, offline marketing methods can help out in your marketing work and can often make your marketing efforts less uncertain. However, with the thousands of billboards already out there, why add to the clutter and spend money doing so?

So Will You Show the Money?

In my opinion, if you have the funds and you are just a young company that has yet to gain exposure from its products and services, then you are better off spending money on improving your products and services and surveying your market, instead of spending large amounts of money on offline marketing, or even online marketing techniques that are very hard selling, or that are more expensive than the features that your online marketing techniques will offer.

In fact, by investing more money in your products and service, you will end up pushing traffic to your website faster, and building your web presence. If you can build up your web presence first and get a good reputation, then you can go on and have some fun with more costly methods. This makes sense, actually, because by then, you will have enough money from your sales in order to spend more on your marketing and widening your audience scope.

What does this mean? This means that you should make the look of your online store better tailored to the needs and tastes of your market. What does this entail? You need to design your website so that it is easy to navigate: make your menus easy to read through, your navigation scheme easy to understand, and your design intuitive.

Make the site easy for your visitors to wade through and read, and make the site attractive so that your visitors will not have a hard time looking at it. Most importantly, update your site frequently, so that your websites will have something new to read each time that they visit.

What should you update your website with? Aside from news and updates about your products and services, try helping your prospective customers out with their lives by providing articles that can help them understand different concepts related to your products and services, or tips lists that can help them get through difficult techniques that they might encounter in the future.

If you build customer relationships early, you increase your chances of touching your customers lives early and getting them to trust you if ever you recommend any product or even sell your own products and/or services.

These are only a few tips that you might want to take into account as you analyze your marketing tactics. As long as you take care of your customers, you won't have a hard time making a profit. And as you take care of your customers, you can find them helping you and referring you to their family and friends, making them the voice of free marketing itself.

As for me, I'm definitely going to pay to increase the conversion of traffic.

How about you ?