Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing with you some of my favorite ways of getting Traffic. This special Traffic Series will cover many popular methods of attracting visitors to your sites and I hope to introduce you to a couple of new ones which you may not have tried out before. In this post I’m going to deal exclusively with Document Sharing Sites, these little gems are often neglected but they are one of my favorite traffic generation techniques.
Traffic Series 1 : Document Sharing Sites
Document Sharing sites are directories and are similar to Article Directories. What makes these sites such a useful part of your Traffic Arsenal is the fact that so few people have caught-on to how effective they can. It’s a far less competitive environment than Article Marketing and you have a far higher chance of getting your content seen and read.
Some Advantages of Document Sharing Sites
- Many of these websites allow you to embed live links within the documents.
- There is No Review Process – you simple submit your content and you’re good to go. Sites like EzineArticles usually take a week to review your content before a decision is made on whether to accept it or not.
- Duplicate Content is permitted – of course it’s easier to rank for unique content but you can also save a lot of time by submitting the same documents to numerous directories.
- Images are allowed – you can add clickable images to your documents. This will increase the overall quality of your work and lead to a higher click-through rate to your site.
Here are some of the Document Sharing Sites which I use.
This list is by no means exhaustive but I think you’ll agree there’s more than enough there to get your going!
I’m aware that many of you reading this post will have blogs of your own. So what about this for an idea…when your finished slaving away on your latest addition to your site why not open up a copy of it on your computer, do some simple edits and export it as a pdf. Instantly you will have re-purposed you content and you can upload it to these kind of sites and make it available to a whole new audience.
The beauty of Document Sharing Sites is that you can use html links throughout your work, these could be linking back to your site, your squeeze page or any affiliate offer you are promoting.
Imagine that you write one blog post per week and convert it into a quality article/document. You submit it each and every week to half a dozen high traffic document directories. Do you think this will lead to an increase in Traffic hitting your site? Of course it would, but it’s important to be consistent with this sort of method.
You will not see 100,000 visitors minutes after posting your first document, like anything else it will take time but little by little, as the weeks go by you will see results.
Document Sharing Tips
Document Length : Anything between 500 – 1000 words is perfect.
Font Size : Go for something easy to view such as font size 14-16.
Document SEO : Save your finished document with a title which exactly matches the keyword phrase which you want to rank for.
Links : Use anchor-text links around 3 times in any document. Don’t go overboard on the links as you’ll only come across as pushy…and we don’t want that!
Give Your Document Sharing Efforts and Instant Boost
As soon as your documents are online you’ll need to give them an instant backlink boost to help them on their way. Nothing too hectic is required here, any of the methods following methods will work fine and help your documents start attracting traffic immediately.
- RSS Feeds
- Blog Comments
- Social Bookmarking
So there you have it, it’s a pretty simple method for getting your content out there in front of a potentially huge amount of visitors. It’s a great way of re-using and re-purposing your blog writing efforts and give these entries a new lease of life on Document Sharing Sites.
I hope you give this a shot and try it out over a couple of weeks. It’s one of my favorite Traffic Methods and that’s why I put it first in this special Traffic Series.
So that’s it, thanks for reading and I’ll be back soon with another great Free way of driving Traffic to your websites.
All the Best – Noel.