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Measure Web Traffic By Now:
Web traffic is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a web site.
This necessarily does not include the traffic generated by bots.
determined by the number of visitors and the number of pages they visit.
Sites monitor the incoming and outgoing traffic to see which parts or pages of their site are popular and if there are any apparent trends,
such as one specific page being viewed mostly by people in a particular country.
Knowing how much traffic a website gets helps you validate the website’s content and lets you know how much traffic you need to get to see similar results.
Too much web traffic can dramatically slow down or prevent all access to a web site.
This is caused by more file requests going to the server than it can handle and may be an intentional attack on the site or simply caused by over-popularity.
Large scale web sites with numerous servers can often cope with the traffic required and it is more likely that smaller services are affected by traffic overload.
Sudden traffic load may also hang your server or may result in shutdown of your services.
Advertise. This one is so obvious, we’re going to look at it first.
Get Social. …
Mix It Up. …
Write Irresistible Headlines. …
Pay Attention to On-Page SEO. …
Target Long-Tail Keywords. …
Start Guest Blogging. …
Invite Others to Guest Blog on Your Site.
The following types of information are often collated when monitoring web traffic:
The number of visitors.
The average number of page views per visitor – a high number would indicate that the average visitors go deep inside the site, possibly because they like it or find it useful.
Average visit duration – the total length of a user’s visit. As a rule the more time they spend the more they’re interested in your company and are more prone to contact.
Average page duration – how long a page is viewed for. The more pages viewed, the better it is for your company.
Domain classes – all levels of the IP Addressing information required to deliver Webpages and content.
Busy times – the most popular viewing time of the site would show when would be the best time to do promotional campaigns and when would be the most ideal to perform maintenance
Most requested pages – the most popular pages
Most requested entry pages – the entry page is the first page viewed by a visitor and shows which are the pages most attracting visitors
Most requested exit pages – the most requested exit pages could help find bad pages, broken links or the exit pages may have a popular external link
Top paths – a path is the sequence of pages viewed by visitors from entry to exit, with the top paths identifying the way most customers go through the site.
Contributing to other websites is a great way to drive traffic to your site. I myself write for about a dozen major media site, and while it may not result in immediate customers, the benefits are definitely felt throughout the organization. And our referral traffic from these sites is a huge boon.
To become a contributor you need to start small and work your way up. Also, you need to hone your craft when it comes to writing. To do this you need to be writing every single day.
The more you write, the better you’ll be come and the better your chances will be at becoming a contributor.