Getting people to visit your website is crucial, as you can’t make any sales no matter how good your product or site is if no one knows about them.

You can’t rely on random visitors to your website. Getting enough visitors to your site to make it profitable will not happen by itself; it requires some effort. There is no reason, however, that getting more traffic to your site has to be difficult or very time-consuming. Building traffic should not really take up more than an hour of your time every day, two at most. There are actually quite a few ways to increase the amount of traffic you get.

These proven ways of bringing more traffic to your website will help you if you start using them.

One strategy you can use is blog commenting; it’s best to leave comments on blogs related to your niche. This can, however, be tricky. You don’t want to simply leave a ‘great blog!’ comment. This kind of behavior will only make you look like a spammer.

The best way to leave a comment on a blog post is to actually read the blog post and then write a couple of sentences about what you think about what you’ve just read. This will prove that you actually read the blog and that you are participating in a helpful way. This also increases the chances that the owner of the blog and maybe some readers will visit your website in return. If you are a valued participant, there is also the chance that the blog owner will give you a place in his blogroll!

Look for people who can contribute good content to your website. You can allow them to link back to their sites if they provide you with some good content, maybe a three or four hundred word article in your niche. There are actually two reasons why this is good for you. Getting outbound links is one way to improve your page rank. The other advantage is that you’ll be getting an inbound link, another desirable benefit. When you allow others to publish content on your site, they are very likely to mention their contribution on their own sites with a link to yours. So this technique gives you links that are both inbound and outbound, and you can also get traffic directly from the site of the person who contributed the article!

Use social networks by registering with them and creating profiles. Facebook, MySpace and other such sites can be very powerful marketing tools, so don’t neglect them! Some internet marketers don’t see the relevance of these sites, but if you learn how to use them they can generate lots of traffic and sales for you! If you explore your own niche a little, you’ll find that other marketers have created profiles on social networking sites; take a look at these and see what they’re doing. As you meet people who are interested in what you have to offer, you can gain a following, some of whom will become regular buyers of your products!

There is no shortage of methods to attract website traffic; in fact, it can be difficult to know which ones you want to use. It’s best not to try to use too many at once, but stick to one at a time. Work at each method for a few months and, if it isn’t working, move on to another method.

When you find that something is working, you should then work at this method harder to bring you even greater success. More visitors to your website can only help you. Some of your visitors will buy something from you, so increasing your traffic will mean increasing your sales!