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I have linked, left messages on forums and I want to know how I can increase the traffic to the site.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Michelle
[edited by: pageoneresults at 11:45 pm (utc) on Nov. 15, 2004]
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You need to perform keyword research for the top keywords relating to what you sell. For example, i don't know too much about what you sell, but it sounds like 'children's bedroom decorations' or 'interior design' of some sort (be more specific here - 'interior design for kids', 'children's home decor') - only you know what it is you actually sell, so think about what someone would type in when they were looking for such a thing.
Then set up the beginnings of a PPC campaign in Google Adwords and place all your keyword ideas in there, then you will see estimates of clickthrus - select the keyword which will generate the most traffic.
Then optimise your website for those keywords. Place the keyword in title tags, and on the page - carefully though - there's plenty of info on the web about basic optimisation techniques, and it sounds like what you offer is quite specific so competition will not be too great.
[edited by: pageoneresults at 4:50 pm (utc) on Nov. 18, 2004]
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If you don't get orders, have someone else look at your website & evaluate it for the following things:
Are the prices too expensive?
What is the shipping policy?
Is the checkout procedure confusing?
Is the website secure during checkout?
Also, how much traffic are you actually getting (how many visits per day, not hits per day) - remember that most people will browse and only a small fraction (most times less than 1%) will buy.
[edited by: Woz at 2:55 am (utc) on Nov. 19, 2004]
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Another way that's more sure-fire but has less potential amplitude: go post on the new mother and mother to be fora especially in threads about decorating Junior's room, make sure you put your URL in the sig. That stuff works better than SE's for custom craft-type products.