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How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)

How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)
Since posting my 2005 traffic figures recently, I’ve received many questions about how I was able to start this web site from scratch and build its traffic to over 700,000 visitors per month (Jan 2006 projection) in about 15 months – without spending any money on marketing or promotion. Building a high-traffic web site was my intention from the very beginning, so I don’t think this result was accidental. My traffic-building strategy isn’t based on tricks or techniques that will go out of style. It’s mainly about providing genuine value and letting word of mouth do the rest. Sadly, this makes me something of a contrarian today, since I happen to disagree with much of what I’ve seen written about traffic-building elsewhere. I do virtually no marketing for this site at all. Here are 10 of my best suggestions for building a high traffic web site: 1. Is your content worthy of being read by millions of people? Think about the effect you want your writing to have on people. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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