How to Increase Referral Traffic
So typically, there are 3 types of traffic: Referral traffic, direct traffic and search engine traffic. Each of these are super important but for now, we’re going to look at referral traffic.
According to Small SmallBusiness.Chron.com, its Google’s method of reporting visits that came to your site from sources outside of the search engine. Typically, when someone clicks on a link to go to a new page on a different website, Google Analytics tracks the click as a referral visit to the second site. So basically it’s a recommendation from one sit to another.
Yeah, you want that good ol’ referral traffic… Have no fear here are 4 simple referral traffic strategies not only for your drone business but for any industry.
Start following an influencer in your niche or industry. Get a feel of the page or blog you’d like to post on. Is the page or post formal, professional or more laid-back? What kind of people are following the post, are they considered a novice or more advanced. Set up and schedule regular posting, the more the better because you keep the same referral traffic from a steady source over time and of course increase the traffic on your site.
Sites that allow you to bookmark and tag a mix of online resources are another cool way to referral traffic issue. Here’s a list of a few social bookmarking site and yes, the listings are free.
Digg. Domain Authority: 98
StumbleUpon. Domain Authority: 97
Delicious. Domain Authority: 96
Folkd. Domain Authority: 75
Reddit. Domain Authority: 98
According to Wordstream and Shaeholic.com Pinterest is all the rage. A new study shows Pinterest drives more referral blog traffic than Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and YouTube COMBINED for referral traffic. Yeah that means you had better get to “pinning” friends!
Social Media Platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn and Google +
Social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ are also natural contenders for bringing in referral traffic. Just remember your platform—Facebook and Google+ tend to promote a more casual, friendly atmosphere while LinkedIn is more professional.
Share your latest blog posts, events, or even favorite blog comments. It’s fine to share a link to a page that simply needs a bump in traffic now and again, but be aware these attempts can sometimes appear spammy – your followers’ tolerance may vary.
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