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This is something we could all discuss for the rest of existence. I'll try to share some highlights. =)
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.
Organic Traffic - Top Keyword Positions for Search Results on major Search Engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing
The best way to gain traffic is awesome content, and gaining traffic organically, by obtaining top positions for keyword search results on Search Engines like Google and Yahoo. In order to gain top positions, you need to work on your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for your site, learning everything you can on how to gain higher search results on Google and other search engines. Google the acronym: SEO.
In lieu of a huge budget, it takes a ton of work and due diligence to build any website, and especially a Community. And even if you could afford a lot of advertising, in today's climate you still have to:
The list goes on and on, and unfortunately unless you hit something lucky and viral, it takes working on this every single day.
Research, research, research. Work, work, work...but be sure you love what you're doing and have fun.
Coffee! Can't believe I forgot that. ;-)
mmmm.... yes coffee... they real key to online success
Social Networks are a great way to spread the word about your site and generate traffic.
If everyone is talking about your domain and spreading the word then those who are interested in the topic your site is based on will click on the links to your site, thus creating more traffic.
Social media is also a valuable part of your search engine optimsation campaing
It can be hard getting people to spread the word about your site but if you use a social network exchange it can greatly help increase the buzz about... and increase the amount of visitors coming and staying on your site.