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How To Get Traffic To Your Website Using White Hat SEO

There are millions of websites on the net. All websites need traffic. Website owners use SEO for traffic. There are three types of SEO, White hat SEO, Grey hat SEO and Black hat SEO. White hat SEO follows the rules of search engines. White hat SEO is good for your website as this is the best long term strategy.

Black hat SEO gives you quick results; your website will be on the top of search engines within a week. The risk is that Google can ban your site. Grey hat SEO works sometimes, less risky compared to black hat SEO but still there is a chance that Google will ban your website.

We will discuss white hat SEO to drive traffic to your websites. The first step is to code your website properly. Use less of Javascript on your website as search engines cannot index your site. Flash content without alternate textual description will not be indexed in Google. It is better to keep flash content to the minimum on your website.

Customer friendly sites rank high on search engines. You can customize error pages with user friendly messages as visitors will like it. Sometimes visitors type in the wrong URL. This is easy and will make your site stand out as a user friendly site.

Keyword stuffing in meta and title tags is used by spammers. Google and other search engines ban such sites. Every page of your website has to have proper title and meta tags. These tags tell the search engines what your page is about, so use it wisely and provide the right information.

Search engines love XML Sitemaps. This is a quick way to get high ranking on search engines. Always provide a XML Sitemap for your website. The sitemap has to be in the same directory as your homepage. Wordpress users can use a plugin to create it. If you are not using wordpress then other XML Sitemap generators are available, you have to edit the robot.txt file to point to the sitemap page.

Google webmaster tools and other tools can be used to monitor your SEO efforts. You need to analyze your traffic and links. These tools will provide you information on the keywords that are working well and also on the link profile. We need a natural link profile.

Most webmasters have keywords within the posts and title. We can be creative and have keywords in domain, page names and folders within the site. This increases the chances of getting more traffic for your website.

We can use online services like Alexa to measure our traffic. These online resources give us lots of information on demographics and traffic analysis that can help improve SEO for your website. You can target long tail keywords with less competition for more traffic.

Google now measures your website stats like user time on site, bounce rate etc.. Quality website content is most important. Users do not like lots of ads and links. Your content should be at the center with minimum distractions. Users should like your content and come back for more.

Webmasters go for link exchange with related websites. This is a good strategy if you are linking to quality websites. The better way to make this work is going in for a mutual exchange of content with links. Both parties get links and content. Google like contextual links, this is a good seo strategy. Guest posting is very good. High traffic sites can give you lot of traffic with just one good post.

We can use Google trends to check for keywords that are trending on search engines. These keywords bring in huge traffic. Create content using these keywords and post articles on your website. The keywords have to be related to your website.

Search engines don’t buy your products and services, people buy them. High quality content is most important. Now your focus should be on user experience, bad content will not get us results. Keyword density does not matter now.

Do you have images in your website? Always use ALT text. All links should have keywords that describe the content of your page. This helps the search engines to know more about your web page. If you are a member of various forums and websites, then fill your profile with link to your website. Forums are a good source of targeted traffic. Forum signatures can have links to your website.

We have discussed some basic steps to achieve high ranking on search engines. White hat seo always follows the rules of Search engines. We do not game the system. We want long term success. People share good content; this ensures that you get a natural link profile with social signals. You should make it easy for visitors to share content. If you are using wordpress, just have a quality social plugin.

People still follow black hat SEO. They look for new loop holes in the system and try to use it for their advantage. This is a short term strategy, just works for some time. Webmasters have a choice; it totally depends on you as to how you get traffic for your website.

We have seen a lot of Google updates in 2013, the penguin, Panda and Hummingbird. Many feel SEO is dead and we will never be able to keep up with the Google updates.The good news is that white hat SEO works now and will always work in the future. Google is targeting sites that cheat their way to the top. Black hat and grey hat SEO is risky and has never been a long term strategy.

Websites that have good content and provide value to the reader will be rewarded by Google. The strategy for 2014 has to be content marketing. The website content should be helpful and targeted to your audience. Social signals are important. Google looks for regular content that is shared in social sites. You need to keep the website live with fresh content. Authority sites will always be at the top of search engine results.

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