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How to Get More Website Visitors in 2016

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

happy new year 2016When talking with people about their dreams and goals for 2016, one of things I hear most often is they want to get more people visiting their website.

It makes sense. Most people start their search for almost everything online:

  • Products and services
  • a new church
  • a private school for their children
  • materials for spiritual or educational growth

So let me ask you 3 questions…

Do you want more visitors to your website in 2016?

It’s a simple yes or no question. Is getting more people to your website going to get you closer to your dreams and goals for 2016?

Are you just wishing for more visitors or do you have a plan to get more visitors?

Most people want more website visitors but it’s really just wishful thinking.

The truth is…

If you keep doing what you’re already doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’ve already got.

What actions are you going to take to get more visitors?

That’s not a rhetorical question. Go ahead and post a comment below and share what you’re going to do in 2016 to get more visitors to your website.

If you’re not sure, let me make a few suggestions…

1) Focus on search. As I said earlier, “most people start their search for almost everything online.” So if you want more website visitors, you need more people searching for what you offer to see your website in search engines.

2) Develop a plan. How are you going to get people to see your site in search engines? Are you going to invest in paid ads on search engines? Are you going to invest your time doing the things that will improve your website’s organic search rankings?

3) Invest in search. One of the biggest myths regarding the Internet is that search engines give you free visitors. It’s just not true. No matter what your plan is, it’s going to take an investment. Paid ads require a financial investment. Doing your own SEO requires a time investment. If you don’t know how to do either of these things and you don’t have the time to learn, hiring a professional search marketer requires a financial investment.

If you want to reach your dreams and goals in 2016, its time to go from wishing to planning and from planning to action.

Comment & Discuss

  • What actions are you going to take to get more visitors in 2016?
  • Do you have any questions about search marketing I can answer for you that will help you in your 2016 plans?  (Check out What is SEO? for an overview)

About the author

Paul Steinbrueck

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck.

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