What is it about America that makes everyone so interested? Think about it, singers, actors, scientists, and even politicians, all want to crack the American market. In fact, such is the obsession with the United States that many no longer count themselves successful in their respective countries until they can finally attract the attention of the American people to themselves, art, trade, business, skills and so on. If that is the case, then bloggers could perhaps be forgiven for jumping on the same bandwagon. Afterall there is no smoke without fire and if the American market offers something good, why not join in and become a part of it?!
In light of the above, this article tries to help those bloggers who want their blogs to become popular in America and increase targeted Web traffic or visitors to their Web sites from the United States. While the following suggestions may not cover every aspect, they should go a long way in assisting your blog to become popular, not only in your native country but also in America.
Use US-Based Directories
It is common knowledge that increasing backlinks to a site will increase its reputation and eventually lead to more search engine traffic. Thus, submitting your blog links to free or paid US-based directories could be one of the most important ways to attract more visitors to your site from the United States. Examples of US directories to submit your site to includes;
Know What To Write
Knowing what to write is very important. If you choose the wrong niche or specialise on a topic that people are not interested in then no one will read it. Therefore, in order to get as much American traffic and exposure as possible, you should focus on trending or important issues in the US. Whilst they are paid keyword research tools such as Keyword Discovery and WordTracker, good free alternatives such as Google’s Adword Keyword Tool can also be used.
Buy Short-Term Traffic
Google Adwords tops the list of reputable and established Web tools from which one could buy short-term and potentially long term traffic by advertising. Other examples include Facebook Ads, and Yahoo! advertising campaign.
Research Article Sites
Compile a list of high ranking US sites such as Buzzle.com, Squidoo.com and Work.com or blogs that accept guest contributors and be a part of it by submitting your own articles, commenting on posts and participating in their online forums.
Use Your Video Imagination
It is an understatement that Americans love watching video and sites such as YouTube is in no doubt very popular in the US. There has been a lot of unlikely success stories in the past and you can be one of them.
Network! Network!! Network!!!
There is no substitute for networking i.e. knowing and meeting the right people and one way to do so is by socialising through social networking sites that are very popular in the US such as, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Avoid Spamming Techniques
By all means, you should avoid spamming or using spamming techniques. There is no quick way to good success and it will only lead to being banned or suspended by Google and other search engines. However, doing things the right way will definitely lead to longer lasting success if you persevere. Goodluck!
What other ways can one increase Web traffic from the United States?
May 24, 2011 at 7:28 pm
I find it very interesting that people are so fascinated with what’s going on and in terms of success in the US, while the US is focused more on out-sourcing and cheaper costs elsewhere. What do you think it would be like if every country focused more on themselves than fascinations with others? Do you think the respective economy’s would improve?
November 18, 2011 at 2:47 am
Wise words, Uri!
May 25, 2011 at 3:40 am
It is also good if we threads in a specific niche of U.S site.This also one way to get high traffic.
May 25, 2011 at 8:56 am
This is a REALLY useful post. My blog promotes Amazon products in the US yet I’m UK based so am looking to enhance my US traffic. Thanks!
May 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm
Very informative but I do not agree with the paid traffic either it is for long time or short time.
May 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm
But to get targeted traffic it’s the best way because you can target it precisely. Also, this article was not about FREE methods 😛
May 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm
Remember, getting genuine traffic does not always come free. There are individuals and companies out there who are prepared to pay money to advertise their services rather than wait for search engine indexing etc. Therefore, its up to the individual whether he or she wants to do it both or either way.
May 28, 2011 at 11:58 am
great idea, my work is also to promote a work of American firms now i must try your suggestions
June 6, 2011 at 10:09 am
Nice post, getting targetted traffic is not easy. You will probably have to pay for some services but for sure it is worth of it.
Thanks for sharing,
August 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm
How come the Wordtracker link is crossed out?
August 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm
To me the U.S. is interesting because it is a big market.
Many people speaking the same language and many of them are already buying stuff online, so it’s easier to sell.
Nice list. Very useful.
September 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm
Getting targeted traffic to your site can take a lot of time if you are just concentrating on organic search engine traffic. Plus, there are several things that you have to do to optimize your site before the search engines will even look at you. I have used paid Alexa traffic when I start a site, and then use a small amount of paid traffic to keep it going. Once the search engines have recognized my site, I back off a little on the paid traffic until I don’t really need it anymore. It all depends on what you want to achieve and in what amount of time.
October 25, 2011 at 10:51 am
A very good article on how to increase website traffic in US, it’s very helpful for me
October 28, 2011 at 8:25 am
Nice article, I was planning for driving traffic from U.S on the fact that the Ad words PPC will be higher and not to mention, online users are quite higher and habituated there. Thanks………
November 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm
We have tried this steps for 4 weeks yet a difference is 1%..please update with new tricks
November 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm
Hey – thanks for this article and for recommending these sites. Will work on getting some good content on them as want to increase traffic to my site especially from the US.
December 19, 2011 at 1:26 am
I have tried some of this directories, actually those increase my traffic a bit, but I can’t say that there was major change. Actually I think that my blog is getting more traffic from social bookmarks and forums, compared to blog directories.
January 11, 2012 at 9:03 am
Thank you very much for the useful post, i ll try to submit my blog to the directories you listed above.
June 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Thanks a lot for these tips will try to implement this as my site is ranked high in Malasia and India but has poor US traffic
November 12, 2012 at 7:13 am
Thanks a lot
Your info is very good
January 2, 2013 at 9:50 am
i will try with this procedure. my website traffic is low can you tell me how can i increase website traffic.
January 23, 2013 at 7:40 am
thanks for share, my site get low traffic after 3 month running, and mostly my traffic come from india and indonesia, is there any ways to increase us, canada and UK traffic?
March 11, 2013 at 1:08 am
I am a newbie, just start a blog and don’t have an idea to bring readers to my blog. This information is really valuable for me. Thanks for sharing it with us.
October 15, 2013 at 1:51 am
great post…. my fast ways to get traffic are: Paid Advertising – PPC, Banner Ads, etc, Guest Blogging, Forum Marketing – eg. Creating a WSO, Blog Commenting – Making good comments, Traffic Exchanges, Question and Answer Sites – Especially Yahoo Answers, Social Bookmarking – If your content matches their popular topics