Working hard? Attract the attention your blog or website deserves!

I recently received an email from a fellow Chris, who runs an interesting and fun to read website about camping in Mexico. It was clear Chris pours lots of time and energy into sharing his experiences with the world, and was looking to me to help attract more visitors. Here is what I told him.

Driving traffic to your website is a large project and is the responsibility of both the web designer and the content producer.

Here is what you can do.

The first step is all about improving traffic via search engine visitors. Some of this work you can do yourself, I’ll share how.

Write content with search engine traffic in mind. You won’t need a drastic change to your writing style, but changing a few habits can yield high search rankings more visitors.

Begin by determining what search phrases you expect potential visitors might use to find your website. Yours might be “camping in Mexico” or “boondocking tips” for example. Next, work those phrases into your writing where possible, especially in your headlines. This will connect your web site with phrases people are searching for who might be interested in what you have to say.

Another way to drive traffic is building relationships with other bloggers and people online who might want to share your website with their friends. You can comment on other blogs, join and post on forum related to your subject matter, offer to write guest posts on other blogs, or feature interesting people in articles on your own blog.

How I can help drive traffic :)

As a designer focused on search engine optimization, I am familiar with current methods for building websites which make pages easier for search engines to see. My sites are subsequently ranked more prominently in search results, which yields more traffic.

I focus on building professional, sharp looking, search engine optimized blogs and websites.

If you’d like, I can also help relationship / link building and copy writing.

There you have it. If you’re interested in talking more about how I can help, please let me know.

-Chris Bauer