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7 Highly Effective Ways to Generate Traffic to your Website

7 Highly Effective Ways to Generate Traffic to your Website

A strong internet presence can play a major role in enhancing the sales of your business. Good internet presence helps in earning more revenue and ensuring brand loyalty. It is important that you keep your websites up to date. You should look at the latest trends and make changes accordingly so that it helps in getting more traffic and is more profitable. You do not have to redesign the whole website to make it better. Making little improvements will help in improving the user experience.

Here are some tips that you can use to improve the design of your website without doing a full redesign.

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1. Make it Easier to Share Content

Sharing the content helps in increasing the traffic to the site. You can reach a wider audience if you can make it easier for the visitors to share your content on different social profiles. You should add plugins which allow users to share any post with just a few clicks. The sharing process should not be complicated because if it is, then the visitors will not go through the trouble of doing it. Adding social media plugins will help in making sure that your content is shared and it reaches a wider audience.

2. Add Videos for More Attraction

Videos are an excellent addition to any website design. Most visitors love to watch videos. It is also an excellent means of conveying information. It is a much faster and effective way of getting across your message as compared to the text. It is better to add a dynamic video instead of lengthy boring descriptions. People like to stay on sites which offer more videos. It is also one of the features which compel people to come back to your website.

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3. Make use of All the White Space

Too much white space on a site can be a little unwelcoming. It is better to use most of the available space. You can use them for more advertising. But it is important to leave just enough of the blank space so that the site does not look overwhelming. There should be a good balance between the content and the empty space. Too much empty space will make the page look boring while too much content can make it look congested – so adopt a balanced design. You should put the most important things on top and surround it with images or text which highlights it.

4. Go for a Responsive Design

Most consumers like to visit sites by using different devices. Make sure that your website is easily accessible on different devices. Many people use smartphones while surfing online. Having a responsive design helps in uplifting sales and increasing the SEO of the site. Use platforms such as Drupal or WordPresUe to make the site more responsive.

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5. The Quality of Content Matters

The type of content plays a major role in determining how much traffic your site gets. It is essential that the content is unique and is of good quality. People will only share your content on their social media profiles if the content is of good quality. You should also see the trend and determine the interests of people. Try to focus your content on what people like. You can also see the posts which have been shared most by the people. It will also give an idea about the content that people would like to see.

6. Avoid Posting Too Much

Posting new content regularly seems like a good move because it means that visitors will always have fresh content to check out. But always remember that adding new content is only a good idea if it is of good quality. You should not comprise the quality just so you can provide fresh content constantly.

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7. Aim Bigger and Go Global

Offering content just in the English language means that you are limiting your potential visitors. You should look to integrate a system which offers translations. It will allow you to increase the visitor’s base and there are several translation tools that you can use. If you want to go global then you should make sure that you are sensitive to the norms of different cultures.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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