My Website Is Not Getting Traffic- Is this normal? Please help

by tush
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I have been slaving on a hot keyboard for about 3 months now to build a content rich website for personal branding. Down the road, I intend to monetize by selling my eBook, some affiliate products and other suitable products.

But here is the problem: No one seems to have visited my site. For now, I am targeting keywords and plan to try other traffic building strategies once the story I am telling comes out. So far I have about 25 pages:
I guess these are my questions:
1) While I know that it takes time, is this a normal phenomenon these days? What is realistic?
2) What can I improve on this website to make it more appealing? Is there something that I am not clicking?
3) What is the best approach for some one trying to build a content rich website today? I still don't know much about the complicated stuff. I just know the basics for content building.

This is the Website: Soul Food For Real Women - Inspirations For Real Women

Thank you so much in advance.

P.S: Back in the 2007, I built a website with Site build it and within three months, doing the same amount of work, I had some reasonable traffic and even made ~$500. But of course, most things are automated there and I did not do much. Is the competition just too stiff these days, or there is something I am missing?
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  • Profile picture of the author nwik
    Try adding some more photos. Keep your site as appealing as possible.

    Try adding some videos or testimonials about your product. Be more creative.
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  • Profile picture of the author ruthl3ss
    have you tried paid traffic? you can use fb ads to do that. You can also create your own fan page and start promoting it
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  • Profile picture of the author Eagle07
    Originally Posted by tush View Post

    I have been slaving on a hot keyboard for about 3 months now to build a content rich website for personal branding. Down the road, I intend to monetize by selling my eBook, some affiliate products and other suitable products.

    But here is the problem: No one seems to have visited my site. For now, I am targeting keywords and plan to try other traffic building strategies once the story I am telling comes out. So far I have about 25 pages:
    I guess these are my questions:
    1) While I know that it takes time, is this a normal phenomenon these days? What is realistic?
    2) What can I improve on this website to make it more appealing? Is there something that I am not clicking?
    3) What is the best approach for some one trying to build a content rich website today? I still don't know much about the complicated stuff. I just know the basics for content building.

    This is the Website: Soul Food For Real Women - Inspirations For Real Women

    Thank you so much in advance.

    P.S: Back in the 2007, I built a website with Site build it and within three months, doing the same amount of work, I had some reasonable traffic and even made ~$500. But of course, most things are automated there and I did not do much. Is the competition just too stiff these days, or there is something I am missing?
    Get more targeted traffic to your site. Create a fanpage and promote it with Facebook PPC. Buy more traffic from Twitter and other social networking sites.

    Advertise your site in women's forums too.

    You will have targeted traffic with these and when you are selling great stuff to your audience, sales are expected!

    You can take this even further and capture your visitors' emails in exchange for some kind of free gift then market to them through emails.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      You said nothing about how you're promoting your content? If you build it, they will come, doesn't quite work in marketing.
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      • Profile picture of the author tush
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        You said nothing about how you're promoting your content? If you build it, they will come, doesn't quite work in marketing.
        Ya, looks like this strategy doesn't cut it these days
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  • Profile picture of the author ollestella1874
    Try solo ads , even if you dont have a big budget, you will get traffic. once you have some sales invest in more solo ads and so on and so on untill you build up a following.
    Invest in yourself and you will reap the rewards.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    So you have learned Online Marketing Lesson #1:

    The world's greatest content is completely useless in a vacuum.

    Next time, when you come up with a new project, begin with the question: "How will traffic arrive at this platform?"

    Figure that out FIRST.

    Mediocre content hooked up to a substantial and pre-qualified traffic source out-performs fantastic content attached to a tiny amount of poor-quality traffic.

    Seems obvious. But then why did you do what you did? (Which is very common.)

    Online Marketing has two components: Traffic and Conversion.

    You have some of the Conversion part. Now you need the Traffic chunk taken care of.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Hey Annette,
      You have a really good story, and I think it could inspire women.

      Have you tried gaining readers through Social media ?? Also, going to similar blogs in the 'Self Help for Women' niche and attracting followers that way could be beneficial...i.e guest posting and blog commenting .


      - Robert Andrew
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      • Profile picture of the author tush
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Hey Annette,
        You have a really good story, and I think it could inspire women.

        Have you tried gaining readers through Social media ?? Also, going to similar blogs in the 'Self Help for Women' niche and attracting followers that way could be beneficial...i.e guest posting and blog commenting .


        - Robert Andrew
        Hi Robert,

        Thanks for the complement

        I had not really done any other marketing apart from content building.... but my next move is definitely doing that....
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      So you have learned Online Marketing Lesson #1:

      The world's greatest content is completely useless in a vacuum.

      Next time, when you come up with a new project, begin with the question: "How will traffic arrive at this platform?"

      Figure that out FIRST.

      Mediocre content hooked up to a substantial and pre-qualified traffic source out-performs fantastic content attached to a tiny amount of poor-quality traffic.

      Seems obvious. But then why did you do what you did? (Which is very common.)

      Online Marketing has two components: Traffic and Conversion.

      You have some of the Conversion part. Now you need the Traffic chunk taken care of.
      Hi Jason,
      Actually a few years back, if you built content, they would come. I made some decent income solely doing that.... but what you say about hooking content to a substantial but and pre-qualified traffic absolutely makes sense.
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  • Yes setu up a facebook fan page and start by liking other pages too to broaden your reach. Then write articles on your fanpage and promote the page as well as your articles with facebook's PPC. You can start with as little as $5 per day and its a good way of gaining followers.

    Also as someone pointed out, create an optin linked to an autoresponder so that you can contact and market to your list later on (VERY important)
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by Gerhard van Staden View Post

      Yes setu up a facebook fan page and start by liking other pages too to broaden your reach. Then write articles on your fanpage and promote the page as well as your articles with facebook's PPC. You can start with as little as $5 per day and its a good way of gaining followers.

      Also as someone pointed out, create an optin linked to an autoresponder so that you can contact and market to your list later on (VERY important)
      Hi Gerhard,

      Having been online for a while, I couldn't agree more with the importance of an autoresponder. Was just buying a little time to see how the traffic builds... but before I intensify my marketing campaigns, I will definitely do that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vancodigital
      Originally Posted by Vancodigital View Post

      Hi Annette,
      Sorry, I hit return and it posted.

      I also built a couple of profitable sites with Site Build It back in 2007. I was making decent money with those sites and then I was slapped by the google algorithm changes.

      Today it is very different. You still need to create really good content, but now you need to spend a lot of time promoting that content.

      That means guest posting and building quality backlinks to your content.

      I use to try to produce 3-5 search engine optimized articles or posts a week. Now I'll produce 1 or 2 and spend the rest of my time trying to promote that content.

      Also, SEO rules have changed a lot since the SBI days. It used to be we would use the keywords pretty extensively throughout the content, now keyword density is kept below 2%.

      If you are using WordPress, I would suggest Yoast SEO plugin for helping with your on page SEO.

      I also use Long Tail Pro keyword research tool and have found it to be invaluable. It provides much more relevant information than the google adwords tool. It provides the data that you need in order to determine which keywords you can easily rank for. Similar to Brainstorm It was in SBI only better.

      You've got a great concept, keep up the hard work!

      John VanDerLaan
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      • Profile picture of the author tush
        Originally Posted by Vancodigital View Post

        Sorry, I hit return and it posted.

        I also built a couple of profitable sites with Site Build It back in 2007. I was making decent money with those sites and then I was slapped by the google algorithm changes.

        Today it is very different. You still need to create really good content, but now you need to spend a lot of time promoting that content.

        That means guest posting and building quality backlinks to your content.

        I use to try to produce 3-5 search engine optimized articles or posts a week. Now I'll produce 1 or 2 and spend the rest of my time trying to promote that content.

        Also, SEO rules have changed a lot since the SBI days. It used to be we would use the keywords pretty extensively throughout the content, now keyword density is kept below 2%.

        If you are using WordPress, I would suggest Yoast SEO plugin for helping with your on page SEO.

        I also use Long Tail Pro keyword research tool and have found it to be invaluable. It provides much more relevant information than the google adwords tool. It provides the data that you need in order to determine which keywords you can easily rank for. Similar to Brainstorm It was in SBI only better.

        You've got a great concept, keep up the hard work!

        John VanDerLaan
        Hi John,

        Thanks so much. You definitely understand where I am coming from Great insights and tools you have shared out there. I have been using the brainstorm it tool, since I have kept my site with SBI, but it is obviously time to venture into other things.

        Best,
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        • Profile picture of the author Vancodigital
          Originally Posted by tush View Post

          Hi John,

          Thanks so much. You definitely understand where I am coming from Great insights and tools you have shared out there. I have been using the brainstorm it tool, since I have kept my site with SBI, but it is obviously time to venture into other things.

          Best,
          Annette,

          I have a site in a similar niche. I would be happy to publish a guest post for you so that you can start building backlinks.

          I don't get a huge amount of traffic, but I have an email list of about 2400 that I notify of all new content, as well as promote on social media.

          Guest post would have to 100% original content and related to the niche. At least 1000 words and high quality.

          You can put 1 link in the content back to your site and also provide an author bio with 2 links.

          My site is Live a Well Balanced Life.

          Let me know if you are interested.

          John
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          • Profile picture of the author tush
            Originally Posted by Vancodigital View Post

            Annette,

            I have a site in a similar niche. I would be happy to publish a guest post for you so that you can start building backlinks.

            I don't get a huge amount of traffic, but I have an email list of about 2400 that I notify of all new content, as well as promote on social media.

            Guest post would have to 100% original content and related to the niche. At least 1000 words and high quality.

            You can put 1 link in the content back to your site and also provide an author bio with 2 links.

            My site is Live a Well Balanced Life.

            Let me know if you are interested.

            John
            Thanks John,
            Let me first put a few things in order., particularly an autoresponder. I will then get back to you. Yup, carried the tortoise from SBI with me
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Fox
    Time to dive deep in PPC I guess. Fast results and via tweaking the ROI can be splendid.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindklemz
    Two things are basically involved in getting traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindklemz
    Two things are involved in getting traffic to a website.(1) the quality of the content and (2) the targeted keywords. You need to write quality contend that is engaging before google will rank your site. You also need to target low competition keywords, once you have done these basics, you will surely get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author marks2424
    One thing you can do is check where your webpage shows up in a search, there are a lot of page checkers not rank checkers that will show you where your site shows up. Your site could be ranked at lets say 150 which means 149 sites show up in a search of your keywords before your site does. That means your site would be way back on page 15 at the bottom and who is looking there.

    Once you know where your site is and if you are going to relay on organic searches for traffic you can then look to see who is on page one position one and see how they put there site together, what articles are on the site, you can do a page source look up to see their site description and what their keywords are.

    Do you have any backlinks, as someone said if you aren't only using SEO to get traffic have you tried any solo ads to see what happens. There are a lot more ways to get traffic to your site if you have money to spend then there is with just putting up a site and writing articles and making comments on forums and blogs you just have to decide which one is wright for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Ya, looks like this strategy doesn't cut it these days
    Social media is where it's at today.

    Get out there and promote yourself. Get in FB's search results.
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  • Profile picture of the author getbread
    You have to pay for traffic or hustle to get traffic. Spending money is the route people hate to take but if you believe in your site then you shouldn't have a problem doing that. If you hustle you should be trying to contact bloggers in your niche and comment on related blog, maybe make youtube views or interact with people on yahoo answers. These tasks won't cost much money just a lot of time.

    You definitely should be taking some action. Don't wait for visitors because the might never come.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rhyattiv
    Very inspiring story. I agree with the previous posters about guest posting on blogs in a similar niche. A Facebook fanpage can also help alot with targeted traffic. I would also recommend starting a Youtube channel and posting at least weekly videos on topics related to your blog posts or even putting together your own inspirational videos like the one already on your site. I was having a similar issue with one of my websites and starting a youtube channel worked wonders for driving traffic. Just my two cents. Best of luck to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by Rhyattiv View Post

      Very inspiring story. I agree with the previous posters about guest posting on blogs in a similar niche. A Facebook fanpage can also help alot with targeted traffic. I would also recommend starting a Youtube channel and posting at least weekly videos on topics related to your blog posts or even putting together your own inspirational videos like the one already on your site. I was having a similar issue with one of my websites and starting a youtube channel worked wonders for driving traffic. Just my two cents. Best of luck to you.
      Thank you Rhyattiv
      You are absolutely point on with videos... if only I could get my lazy ass to do them!
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by Rhyattiv View Post

      Very inspiring story. I agree with the previous posters about guest posting on blogs in a similar niche. A Facebook fanpage can also help alot with targeted traffic. I would also recommend starting a Youtube channel and posting at least weekly videos on topics related to your blog posts or even putting together your own inspirational videos like the one already on your site. I was having a similar issue with one of my websites and starting a youtube channel worked wonders for driving traffic. Just my two cents. Best of luck to you.
      Thank you Rhyattiv
      You are absolutely point on with videos... if only I could get my lazy ass to do them!
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  • Profile picture of the author guess121
    Hi...

    Well done for getting this far... some don't make this far and plus they would moved onto the next shiny object. I think you are about 10% through your journey. Don't give up! The site is average. Do not concentrate on SEO solely. Go and look at your competition and see what they are doing and how their sites are built.

    1. Why would I want to come to your site and not go to top sites on Googles first page or any other authority site that has been around years?

    If you can answer that then 90% of your problems are solved!

    2. What will you do to keep me coming to your site?

    Now if you pass these two hurdles... you can think about selling to these people and advertising, monetizing, etc, etc, etc!

    Good luck and I wish you well and success!


    Originally Posted by tush View Post

    I have been slaving on a hot keyboard for about 3 months now to build a content rich website for personal branding. Down the road, I intend to monetize by selling my eBook, some affiliate products and other suitable products.

    But here is the problem: No one seems to have visited my site. For now, I am targeting keywords and plan to try other traffic building strategies once the story I am telling comes out. So far I have about 25 pages:
    I guess these are my questions:
    1) While I know that it takes time, is this a normal phenomenon these days? What is realistic?
    2) What can I improve on this website to make it more appealing? Is there something that I am not clicking?
    3) What is the best approach for some one trying to build a content rich website today? I still don't know much about the complicated stuff. I just know the basics for content building.

    This is the Website: Soul Food For Real Women - Inspirations For Real Women

    Thank you so much in advance.

    P.S: Back in the 2007, I built a website with Site build it and within three months, doing the same amount of work, I had some reasonable traffic and even made ~$500. But of course, most things are automated there and I did not do much. Is the competition just too stiff these days, or there is something I am missing?
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  • Profile picture of the author kurttasche
    Be more active on social media. Most of my traffic now comes from Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. Very little comes from organic search. You may also want to look into paid advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author FastQuality
    I don't think you wasted time on it. You would always need good content on your website and you already done it.

    If I was in your position I would now write and publish less content on my own website, and publish content in other websites. Look for good guest posting opportunities that will allow you to get some traffic and backlinks.

    Also try to get some backlinks to your posts. Look to your competitors backlinks, and try to get those exact same links for yourself.

    This is a marathon, not a sprint
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  • Profile picture of the author randyman
    Yes you can get visitors without backlinks or promotion whatsoever, but you will need tons and tons of good quality content. This way you'll rank on a lot of long tail keywords.

    25 pages is not nearly enough.

    Keep producing quality content, do keyword research, learn about on-page/off-page SEO ... as a bonus: learn social media promotion (free not paid).

    You can start here for white hat SEO:

    Code:
    https://www.gotchseo.com/backlinks/
    I'm not affiliated with it, I just think it's a good guide for starters.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
    Hi, hope you don't mind some site design thoughts?

    That's a nice looking site (love the image) but it did take me a few minutes to work out what the site was about. This might just be because I'm a bloke, so apologies in advance!

    Just my thoughts but the 'Soul Food 4 Real Women' is too much in the background for me, it doesn't really stand out, a darker color might work better.

    Have you though about having a tag line/sub-title as well. Just something that sums up what the site is about, there's a nice space there on the left!

    Articles look good and once I started to flick through the site it all made sense, I just think having that little something extra in the header would really catch attention and make visitors want to look at the rest of the site.

    Traffic! As others have said, you need to be digging into the niche and finding where your targeted audience hang out.

    Have you identified any forums or blogs where ladies will be interested in your content?

    That would be a great start but make sure you get involved on these sites and don't overly promote your site, at least not at first (can you have a signature on these forums that points to your website?).

    I would also say that now is a great time for you to start building a list! It's a bit of work at first but if you aim to do this before you start to generate traffic then you're all setup to capture your site visitors from day one.

    You'll find some great tips in the email marketing threads here on Warrior.

    Hope some of this helps. Nice site with a lot of potential.

    Cheers
    Jon
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
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  • Profile picture of the author rockthedesign
    do off page seo and on page seo
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  • Profile picture of the author alanjai
    Hi Tush....1. This is probably one for the newbie Wordpress user, but just thought I'd mention it, in your admin area, have you allowed search engines to crawl your site ? 2. Try doing a press release !!
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    • Profile picture of the author alanjai
      Originally Posted by alanjai View Post

      Hi Tush....1. This is probably one for the newbie Wordpress user, but just thought I'd mention it, in your admin area, have you allowed search engines to crawl your site ? 2. Try doing a press release !!
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      This is not an affiliate link : VidPix &mdash; Radu's Reviews
      I would start monetising now by using your images, done correctly images can help your onpage SEO
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by alanjai View Post

      Hi Tush....1. This is probably one for the newbie Wordpress user, but just thought I'd mention it, in your admin area, have you allowed search engines to crawl your site ? 2. Try doing a press release !!

      Hi Alanjai,

      You guessed... right here is one newbie 101. I haven't done anything like that...let me check it out .
      Thanks BTW, just checked... and apparently I had allowed, although I do not have an idea how I did it...
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    Check your domain in different penalty checker tools
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  • Profile picture of the author Lillie232013
    SEO and SMM good way for your site
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  • Your niche is a good one for FB. Go for ads and give away free content where they need to sign up in order to access good content. PPC is also a good option if you have money to spend for it. Otherwise, start with social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surge Calls
    I suggest experimenting with paid search and see how it goes, keep adding content and innovating your website. If you are going with paid search or ads I suggest making a landing page as well as it is better for conversions. Good Luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by Longvo View Post

      For so long, i have been promoting a lot of products but i didn't make a dime after. i was struggling so bad to the point i have to spend more and more money to advertise on Facebook and other website but it didn't work either.
      i thought it was done for me trying to make money online. However, it was just a normal day like others. I woke up thinking about giving it one chance, but this is i have to purchase the product to test it out to see if it is really a good products that really can generate money for others people when they purchase from my link.
      So, i gave myself a week to figure that out and it actually works. They paid me about $500 in that week from working with MY DATA TEAM JOB.
      From there, i recommended my friends and family to try by sending my affiliate link to them. I got paid and they also get paid by working with the company. so, they start recommended to more people their friends and families etc... by sending my link.
      i made a lot money from it.
      so, my recommend for you guys it that if you want to promote a company products, you have to try it out yourself first to make sure that you really bring them a good deal.
      most important thing in online marketing is trust and honest. People by from you or your link is because they can feel when you are actually doing good thing, they also know that when you just want to make money by selling a product that they don't need or you don't even have it.

      I believe My Data Team jobs is a great company if you want to promote. it has been around for more than 10 years with Anti-scam and everything.
      If you want to check it out, you can go through my affiliate link if you want or you can go direct to the web site. it doesn't matter, i just want to give you guys some tips how to actually make money online.

      my affiliate link: https://romevo.sendlane.com/view/data-team-jobs
      or website link: Work-at-Home Data-Entry Jobs
      Longvo,
      Did you just post this here by mistake or I assume it was a robot?!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean1
    Waiting for free traffic can be difficult and may never happen. Its better to buy traffic. you can get 1000's of visiter's by tomorrow by buying it. If you wait for free sources the same amount of traffic can take months, if at all.

    The downside to paid traffic is obviously you need money, but with a good offer you will be able to make your money back.

    Just make sure you have a way to make money back quickly when buying traffic and the cost wont matter anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author tush
    Thank you so much everyone for these great ideas. I should invite all of you for some margaritas once it starts getting hot
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  • Presentation matters a lot in today's world. Present your website in different manners like do ppt submission, pdf submission, share images on social media and yeah put more effort on social media because lots of people are on social media in today's life.
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  • Profile picture of the author China Business
    take it seriously, take it as a business, take the spiders and internet as a inteligent human. 1, Real content, best to be self written, 2, Nice pictures, better be from yourself, 3, Put links to the Image, 4, Promote on Social Media, of course the content really matters, 5, make mutual fans and links to other busy sites, 6, Update timely, and oftenly. 7, and find a good SEO supplier, 8, think more and do more!
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  • Profile picture of the author freepricecompare
    Small things have big values in SEO. For example, alt text of your logo is just "logo" and file name of your logo is logo-soul-e1443803418446.png.

    Please revise the entire website and make it search-engine friendly as much as possible. Your logo image should have alt tag "Soul Food" either "Annette Tush" and also give a meaningful file name to all images.
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by freepricecompare View Post

      Small things have big values in SEO. For example, alt text of your logo is just "logo" and file name of your logo is logo-soul-e1443803418446.png.

      Please revise the entire website and make it search-engine friendly as much as possible. Your logo image should have alt tag "Soul Food" either "Annette Tush" and also give a meaningful file name to all images.
      freepricecompare
      Do you see how newbies leave money on the table?
      Thanks for the headsup. Will work on that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      I feel it take times perhaps?

      I always get to see some claim he just done a website within just few months able to get constant 10k or even more page view per day.

      well I was ..??

      " perhaps " he using black hat way?

      or his/her website is too good which can go viral ?

      buy traffic? which I doubt so , it serve no purpose in the end the site will very fast out rank down and traffic decrease ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sven300
      Hi Annette

      Most responses in this thread advise you to increase the promotion of your site. It's not a bad idea. But...

      I do not think your website as it is now can be successful... Sorry to say this.

      If I were in your shoes, here's what I would do ...

      1) I think the website is not targeted enough (no specific niche). I would divide it into three different websites: women and money, women and love, and women and weight loss. (or maybe four websites? Maybe I would add women and self-help or personal growth?)

      2) I would choose a larger logo for each site.

      3) I would add a little slogan underneath or next to the logo that sums up the mission of each site.

      4) I would learn a little more about SEO and I would build articles (at least some of them) based on keywords (long tail keywords). I feel that you say in your website what you want to say. It's good. But we must also talk about what people want to hear.

      5) I would add images or graphics in some of your articles to make them more visually stimulating.

      6) The letters of the text are in light gray. They should be darker.

      7) Your articles are written in a journalistic style. It would probably be best to write them in a "web writing" style. I suggest you study the following book: https://www.amazon.com/Yahoo-Style-G...=1&*entries*=0

      Good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author tush
        Originally Posted by Sven300 View Post

        Hi Annette

        Most responses in this thread advise you to increase the promotion of your site. It's not a bad idea. But...

        I do not think your website as it is now can be successful... Sorry to say this.

        If I were in your shoes, here's what I would do ...

        1) I think the website is not targeted enough (no specific niche). I would divide it into three different websites: women and money, women and love, and women and weight loss. (or maybe four websites? Maybe I would add women and self-help or personal growth?)

        2) I would choose a larger logo for each site.

        3) I would add a little slogan underneath or next to the logo that sums up the mission of each site.

        4) I would learn a little more about SEO and I would build articles (at least some of them) based on keywords (long tail keywords). I feel that you say in your website what you want to say. It's good. But we must also talk about what people want to hear.

        5) I would add images or graphics in some of your articles to make them more visually stimulating.

        6) The letters of the text are in light gray. They should be darker.

        7) Your articles are written in a journalistic style. It would probably be best to write them in a "web writing" style. I suggest you study the following book: https://www.amazon.com/Yahoo-Style-G...=1&*entries*=0

        Good luck!
        No need to apologize... You are very right. Great tips out here. Down the road, I might hire someone to structure it so that it is better targeted. Many thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author W450
      You could always give social media a try or another try... facebook groups/ ads are working great for me !
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  • Profile picture of the author gweijie
    check out the compeition for your niche, there might be a bunch of super authorities blocking your traffic, if not, then you need to build more links
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  • Profile picture of the author sophieleo
    You should try PPC campaign for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author repusurance
    Meta title and meta description are attributes that shows how your page appears in the Google SERP and they're hugely important. Write a attractive title and description and you will getting outstanding searches.
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    • Profile picture of the author rritz
      Originally Posted by repusurance View Post

      Meta title and meta description are attributes that shows how your page appears in the Google SERP and they're hugely important. Write a attractive title and description and you will getting outstanding searches.
      I agree ... I couldn't find any meta tags aside from og:
      you need meta description and meta title at least

      I haven't read through all replies here I confess, but if I were you I'd start off with the obvious on page SEO things
      use google webmaster tools, they will walk you through a lot of the necessary steps like submitting a sitemap, structured content markups, meta tags etc.

      Also SEO your images, put your keywords in the meta description of your pictures etc.

      This can get you far.

      Also, I can't say it often enough, use google + (page and personal)
      if you share your content on g+ using your keywords in the title and description of your post you may rank in google search results with g+ post much better than your actual page does.

      There's also bing webmaster tools. Though bing has just a fraction of the search volume you still should not leave this out.

      You've also got a blog on the page, you could have a free wordpress blog where you publish excerpts of your blog posts and get followers and visitors to your site as well. Might also work in tumblr, though I am not as experienced with it.
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      • Profile picture of the author tush
        Originally Posted by rritz View Post

        I agree ... I couldn't find any meta tags aside from og:
        you need meta description and meta title at least

        I haven't read through all replies here I confess, but if I were you I'd start off with the obvious on page SEO things
        use google webmaster tools, they will walk you through a lot of the necessary steps like submitting a sitemap, structured content markups, meta tags etc.

        Also SEO your images, put your keywords in the meta description of your pictures etc.

        This can get you far.

        Also, I can't say it often enough, use google + (page and personal)
        if you share your content on g+ using your keywords in the title and description of your post you may rank in google search results with g+ post much better than your actual page does.

        There's also bing webmaster tools. Though bing has just a fraction of the search volume you still should not leave this out.

        You've also got a blog on the page, you could have a free wordpress blog where you publish excerpts of your blog posts and get followers and visitors to your site as well. Might also work in tumblr, though I am not as experienced with it.
        Just submitted my sitemap, now trying to figure out site maps...
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  • Profile picture of the author kaitlam14
    I think you can promoting your post by create more backlink
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvonne Whitley
    Hi Tush, Is your website responsive which works on all devices? Responsive website design is the new norm. There is a strong tie between site speed and google rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by Yvonne Whitley View Post

      Hi Tush, Is your website responsive which works on all devices? Responsive website design is the new norm. There is a strong tie between site speed and google rankings.
      From my limited understanding, it is :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author CityCowboy
    Hey

    you seem to still have the mentality of - Build It And They Will Come!!

    you could have the best website in the world, but If No one knows about it, then It doesn't matter how great your content Is... WE TEND to spend so much time writing 2000+ words blog posts to get traffic, while Big brand websites only write 300+ words articles and they always get 100X the traffic that we get!

    Why? because they don't rely on Content-building, they rely on Content Marketing!

    If you want to get more Traffic, you need to start working on Content Marketing

    Start reading some of the blog posts that Neil Patel shares on his blog neilpatel.com - he is an expert in content marketing.

    Hope that helps
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    • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
      Originally Posted by CityCowboy View Post

      Hey

      you seem to still have the mentality of - Build It And They Will Come!!

      you could have the best website in the world, but If No one knows about it, then It doesn't matter how great your content Is... WE TEND to spend so much time writing 2000+ words blog posts to get traffic, while Big brand websites only write 300+ words articles and they always get 100X the traffic that we get!

      Why? because they don't rely on Content-building, they rely on Content Marketing!

      If you want to get more Traffic, you need to start working on Content Marketing

      Start reading some of the blog posts that Neil Patel shares on his blog neilpatel.com - he is an expert in content marketing.

      Hope that helps
      And yet you don't know how to use your $40 to get traffic.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-can-i-do.html
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

        And yet you don't know how to use your $40 to get traffic.

        http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-can-i-do.html
        And Citycowboy just some friendly advice... WF has a very long memory
        Not trying to kick you when your down but just being honest and something to keep in Mind in the future


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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by CityCowboy View Post

      Hey

      you seem to still have the mentality of - Build It And They Will Come!!

      you could have the best website in the world, but If No one knows about it, then It doesn't matter how great your content Is... WE TEND to spend so much time writing 2000+ words blog posts to get traffic, while Big brand websites only write 300+ words articles and they always get 100X the traffic that we get!

      Why? because they don't rely on Content-building, they rely on Content Marketing!

      If you want to get more Traffic, you need to start working on Content Marketing

      Start reading some of the blog posts that Neil Patel shares on his blog neilpatel.com - he is an expert in content marketing.

      Hope that helps
      Because old habits die hard Thanks for those tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author amalrichard
    Use Social Medias like Facebook (Group, Pages), Twitter (Hash Tags), Reditt(Sub reddit), inkedin (Group), Stumbleupon(Group),

    Youtube(Keyword) and many more social networks are there to get targeted audience to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    One thing I would do ASAP is install an optin form on your website so you can capture some of your visitors and get them on an email list. Then you can email them updates to your blog,offers related to your niche,etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author aka1005
    Well there are multiple ways to gain traffic. Best way that I have learned is to do solo ads.

    Or, hire some affiliates - good part about hiring your own affiliate is that you only pay them once you get paid.

    Third option is facebook ads and I would also recommend foruming as a free source of traffic. Experiment with these multiple ones and see what happens.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author TomAndrews
    I strongly advise you to run some paid ads.

    Start a Facebook business page and run some ads on there, directing people to your website.

    Trust me, if you want to really see the number of visitors to your site grow, then you need to pay for traffic.

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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    SEO is a school, pay for it or learn it

    by the way you need to change your mind and optimize your website to get traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremusic
    Hey Tush. My 10 cents worth. Change your website header to show the title clearer, and add your tag-line within the header image. Make (or get made) a header image that fits correctly. (I can do that) When I see your website first, I think I'm on a hairstyle blog. You might try a welcome video for the homepage, that connects with your visitors and entices them to stay.
    There are some good suggestions already about paid ads, and social media. I use instagram for example that posts to 4 other platforms at the same time, from one Ig post.
    You can try articles on other blogs for example, as a guest writer,that allow you to backlink to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatrickTaylor1
    If You're Counting On Search Engines Ranking Your Site To Get Traffic And Make Money, You Will Die Lonely And Broke

    The number one difficulty I hear from beginning entrepreneurs is the difficulty in getting quality traffic to their website.

    It's easy to build a website. You can go from no online presence at all to a flash enhanced, e-commerce-enabled website that can collect money for your wares in less than one hour. As of January 2014 there were 861,379,000 registered host names (give or take).

    Imagine if brick and mortar businesses
    were more like the Internet.


    > Imagine a mall 25 stories that's about 37 miles wide and 47 miles long--roughly the size of the entire state of Rhode Island.

    > Inside the mall is a matrix of 8 foot by 12 foot booths.

    > Rent is $50 per year, so it's easy to get a space.

    > There are tens of millions of shop owners.

    > The mall has a centralized directory and the richest shop owners pay to grab all of the top spaces. The rest of the directory is ordered by an algorithm determined by the directory owners based on their own determination of what shoppers want to see.

    How on earth would you attract clientele to your specific shop? What would differentiate you? How would a new shop owner get noticed by the directory?


    This, my friend, is what you are up against in the online world.

    There are nearly one billion websites today.

    Everyone gets a URL and a computer monitor-sized footprint for a "store."

    It is relatively inexpensive to gain access and start your own online business.

    Search engines ("directories") are privately owned and limit your visibility on the web.

    The problem with trying to get "ranked" by search engines is that it takes time to get to the top of the search engine directories. It takes very specialized knowledge and the rules are constantly changing. A website that consistently ranks on the top pages can get wiped out overnight when an algorithm changes.

    You need to develop a SYSTEM to be able drive traffic to your site.

    You will find that PAID traffic is the way to go...and you need to be sure they are REAL HUMAN EYES on your offer...not just a bunch of ROBOTS, or slaves on a click farm making 25 cents per day.

    All the best,

    Pat
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  • No, it's really not normal, sounds like a nightmare to me!

    As you've mentioned that now you're trying the keywords, so I would suggest you to go for the long tail keywords first, once you've ranked well in them you can go for more competitive ones. Which will definitely take a considerable amount of time.

    To get some instant results for traffic you can share your posts on social media. However, you'll need a good standing there, to get some traffic to your site.

    Pro advice: curate engaging content, images, infographics (high quality) to spread your message. Share them regularly on best time on different platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram), as much as you can.

    And at last, could be the problem in your offerings, make sure your site comes in search for the right keywords. You can start by free giveaways like eBooks on different topics in your niche and build up your email list.

    You can follow these tips to get some traffic to your site:
    1. Perform SEO on your site; especially go for the LSI.
    2. Make presence on all the popular social networking sites and engage with people to gain more recognition, loyalty and fan base.

    Now, for your query regarding the content rich website; you can follow these:
    1. Analyze what your competitors are offering, and based on that level up your game.
    2. Just written content won't solve the purpose. I've seen your website; that you have already used some images in your content but you can do more. Go for posters, infographics or videos. Create magic with content!
    3. You can also make your writing style more engaging and interesting. For starters, you can read some blogs on blogging tips.

    You can also read blogs on marketing like Moz or Neil Patel, it will give you a clear understanding of how you can make things happen for yourself.

    Pro Advice: Create Rich content like videos and try to use touchy content showcasing yourself in your videos by doing this you can form an emotional bond with your audience.

    You should have great content, well spread over social media as SEO will not give you much edge, it will only be beneficial in google searches, to connect with your audience you have to have a strong social presence.

    P.S. you have lots of things to work on your website, some major problems are:
    1. No keywords
    2. No description
    3. A lot of Text
    4. Fewer images
    5. Minimal hyperlinking

    and lastly, make a great logo which is important for your branding purposes and remove your hosting partner's logo from the title of your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by theunderestimatedkid View Post

      and lastly, make a great logo which is important for your branding purposes and remove your hosting partner's logo from the title of your website.
      Hmm.... how does one remove that hosting partner's logo?!
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  • Profile picture of the author enjamulahsan
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    This is normal. You can find a SEO expert for your website which will help you getting traffics. Also index your website to all available search engines. Do social bookmarking as well as backlinking. All you needs to do is Search Engine Optimization.
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    Have you tried SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author abhinav98
    Hello,
    Your problem is something which every other person is facing thesedays and fortunately we have the solution for this:-
    Follow these steps
    1. Check whether your website is Search engine Friendly or not, If no, then hire an SEO Expert that can help you in this regard.
    2. While doing SEO emphasis on both on and off page SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author extensiveideas
    Is you favicon correct, i think its coming from hosting provider. Although this will no increase traffic but if you can focus on more long tail keywords than less generic and strong keywords your traffic will increase with faster ranking. Other than that you may not be using few great social tools like hootsuit and onlywire, do check them. Image and video marketing need to be more balanced and connected to the content. We are getting good traffic by doing the same in our site on SEO Course . We also use good quality paid Press Release Submission from time to time to give good boost in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author desley
    Hi,
    Fabulous question. I really like your site. You do have a great story to tell and some of the responses I think are fabulous suggestions. I would suggest adding a few extra videos to your site; including any complimentary YouTube videos as one other strategy. Some other basic SEO strategies will assist also i.e. possibly a few more internal linking; a few more bolding/italicised/dot points etc. will also assist.

    FB is another avenue, however, bear in mind many people prefer not to leave FB to review websites; Solo ads is another that has been suggested, however, do thy research and know they numbers first otherwise you could spend lots of $$$ with little results. (You can research solo ad vendors via FB and you may be surprised by what is being offered compared with years ago.) Joining FB groups on your topic might be a great free method you could use because you have a lot of good things to say and thoughts to share which could potentially prove helpful to others who may also then want to review your site more fully, however, bear in mind the rules of the group/s when using your link.

    You could potentially head over to WSO and pick up the WSO PR Dominator (which is web based) and write snappy articles or Press releases and include your website link on your chosen topics. I'll state upfront I'm still testing this system, sure will get on Page 1 Google, what I'm still testing is how long the articles remain on Page 1 Google at present; however it may be worth a shot. (One off payment and you can write as many articles as you like).

    If your website is based on the WP Platform, I also suggest the plugin SEO Yeost where you can include meta keywords to assist. Also remember each time you update your site, you ensure you ping the site for the search engines.

    Anyway hope I'm not stepping out of line and giving too many suggestions. Would really like to know how you go.

    Good luck on whatever you choose. One final suggestion that has been given to me - choose two different traffic generation methods and master these rather than trying to do everything. Hence, if you decide on FB master FB and one other i.e. YouTube - master these 2 strategies first.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketoor
    Go to a CPA network and get some leads for your site. It's the easiest way!
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  • Profile picture of the author PinkStar
    I would suggest you update your index title tag; "Soul Food For Real Women - Why It Takes an Incredible Amount Of Strength To Be A Woman"
    That's not good out of a SEO point of view so instead use some keywords people would actually search for.
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    Move it along folks, nothing to see here
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  • Profile picture of the author 3wCorner
    Nice website. However, you need to update your website. Add more contents regularly. Add CTA(call to Action) button.

    And most of all, build your audience. Automation won't work anymore, you get penalized. SO get away from that. Go social media. Update your FB page, twitter, IG and pinterest account regularly by posting news or interesting stuffs or contests from your sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan Jaeger
    This is normal if it's new just because you don't start ranking for keywords until a least six months. I wrote an article that might give you ideas on different traffic generating methods. 12 Little-Known Techniques For Generating A New Website's Traffic - No-Limit Web Design
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