Building a website the right way will ensure you get plenty of traffic – Not just today, but repeatedly over time. Most people who get started in web marketing try to cut corners and end up getting nowhere. The reality is, if you build your website the right way from the start, you’ll be able to create a very nice stream of traffic and income for months and years to come.

What Makes a Successful Website?

A successful website is based on giving real value to your visitors. These are websites that people will actually pass on to their friends because the content is so useful. If you create a genuine online asset, that’s when the payoff really comes.

Why Great Content Matters

There’s a saying in the world of journalism: “Content is King.”

It doesn’t matter how pretty your site is or how good you are at writing copy. If the actual content, the real meat of your website isn’t good, then you’re not going to succeed.

Having great content will mean having your content passed around, getting links, and getting ranked. Make sure your content is truly first class.

Work With, Not Against, Google

It’s true that you can game Google for a short period of time. However, eventually Google will update their algorithm and put these kinds of sites out of business.

It really doesn’t make any sense to try and game your way around Google when you can actually give Google what it wants instead.

What does Google want? Good, high quality, relevant content for its searchers. If you give Google’s users that, then every time Google updates it’s algorithm you’ll win instead of lose.

Connect With Your Visitors

Connecting with your visitors is key. If you can build a real relationship with the people you’re serving, you’ll get both links and traffic.

You’ll also start to become better and better known in your market. If you treat your market as just a “target market” to market to, you will get some traffic and sales. However, if you treat your market like you’re talking to real people, then you’ll actually start to build trust and a reputation in your industry.

That is how you get your visitors to come back countless times in the future.  You’ll become the go-to person in your niche.  That is what you want.