More often than I'd like to see, webmasters make the mistake of assuming that the easiest way to increase traffic is to attract as many new visitors as possible. This belief is partially correct, but a site cannot become truly popular unless it also appeals to these new users so much that they decide to come back again and again. This is very important. There are many simple things that make your website interesting and make your visitors return to your website.
1 High-Quality Content – Offering high quality content is of course a very important factor when it comes to getting visitors back into your blog/site to read more of your articles/blogposts. So it certainly is worth spending time writing high quality content to provide your readers with the best possible information related to your niche. After all, a great website is something which exceeds the visitor’s expectations.
2) Start A Newsletter - Running a newsletter takes a lot of work, but brings large rewards in return. If you are able to get your visitors to subscribe, you can then E-mail your newsletter to them without the fear of being accused of spamming. This way they won't forget that your site exists and after reading your E-mails for a while, they will remember its address even in their sleep. You can make use of a free program like Listwire.com to create your own list building campaign. Click on the below link to read more about it
1) Remind people to bookmark - There are two schools of thought on this subject. The first believes that offering a link to bookmark your site will increase the amount of visitors who do so. Because remembering Internet addresses is difficult for some, being bookmarked ensures that you won't be losing return traffic just because the user happened to wander off and then forgot your URL. You can make use of a site like Addthis.com to make sharing a lot easier for your readers. Just watch the below video to quickly learn how it can help you.
1) Add Proper Links - You have to be careful about how to add and where to add links on your website. Any outbound links should not be placed on the homepage of your website. Place them in such a way, that the visitors cannot get to those link unless they see all the information on your webpage. Make your website’s own hyperlinks more prominent and include such internal links in the content.
2) Discussion Forums – Discussion forums are like glue. A well-maintained, busy discussion forum can become a huge success. And you don’t have to know programming to create your own website with a forum where users can register and start posting. You can make use of a content management system like Joomla which is totally FREE. Using Joomla you can quickly create your own website with a forum (You need to use the Fireboard Forum extension for creating a forum using Joomla).
The best part about these boards is that most of the content is produced by the visitors themselves and these content that is produced by the visitors can certainly help when it comes to ranking high in the search engines as well. A good example is the popular internet marketing forum Digital Point forum which is ranked high for a lot of keywords related to affiliate marketing.