If you’re like me, then you’re working full time, have a home to run and not overly wealthy with the amount of time or energy you have to put into your empire, it gets easier when you get into it.
To get more hits on the internet in general you have to update, update and update! Everyday update your sites, it’s pretty gruelling but it doesn’t have to be a major content update everyday, I normally make a mountain of spelling mistakes, every time I read something I’ve written I have to sort the spelling out, this is still an update people, you don’t have to write a new essay everyday! Updating every day means your work will still stay high on the list when people search.
Go public on everything, I’ve got pages everywhere now, youtube, blogger, deviantart, squidoo, facebook, twitter and will be making many more too. So what I’ve basically done is made pages and thrown them into the internet, all have links to each other, remember to link your stuff to each other, all have advisements for me or money making advertisements. Also your pride my hurt, but it’s about quantity not quality. I’ve had a hard time with this lol, but I’ve spent real time on a few things and less on others.
Also another tip I’ve read is the importance of tags on everything you do, there’s no point in creating a wonderful blog or picture when no one’s going to find it because you’ve put one tag on *slap wrists*. What ever you create some on else has done the same thing or something similar have a look at what tags they have used and add to them on yours, don’t be miss leading in them because that just annoys people.
Comment on other peoples work and like it. This is a great one, you get chance hits from people who are bored and just surfing for nothing, if you comment people will click on you comments to see what you’ve done. I am one who does this all the time. Don’t advertise on other peoples work though, I think this is just rude.
Facebook, family and friends are so supportive and helpful, post your new work on face book so people like it comment and you’ll get nice feed back, which always cheers me up, it’s normally my mummy though lol.
On zazzle and a lot of other sites, there are forums, participate and chat to others, you’ll get good hints and more people will have a look at your page.
Let others share your work. I get a lot of e-mails of people sharing my products on their blog or website. Some people get a bit funny about this, but I think it’s really nice that some one like your work enough to advertise it them selves (and yes the will be making some money from the referral, but this way of marketing is all over the web now). You can also do this for other people, creates more easy content for you.
Organise everything properly, people don’t want to have to sort through a load of images/writing that they’re not interesting. If I see something that confused and un-organised I go onto somewhere else. On your zazzle store create easy sub categories stick to under 10, you don’t want everything in it’s own box because that just makes the same problem as before. On lenses or blogs, make sure your content flows like a story;
Stick to short paragraphs.
I think that’s it for getting hits. Things to remember, update, tags, lots of links & share, organise