Most successful sites rely on returning visitors for the main part of their traffic. The more return visitor you have, the easier for them to turn into paying customers because they’re confidence with your website. There are many techniques to get visitors to your website and keep them coming. I’ll shortlist 5 of the most important:
1) Add and Start a Forum Section, Shout Box or Chat Room
The first thing you need to do is to get your website alive by adding a forum section, shout box, section, add comment to post or picture. By this way, your visitor will have a place to voice their opinion, thought and as well interact with you or other visitors. The more fascinating conversation topics you put, the more visitors will have the feel of community and they will coming back to your website almost every day. Also, if your visitors found something that interesting, they will keep refer the others to come to your web site.
2) Start a web log (Blog)
Write an online journal, article or tips or more typically better known as a blog, keep post the latest news about your website or yourself, and write an interesting article. You will as well improve the website (or yourself) credibility because your visitor will know that your website is alive and they will realize that the web site have a real life individual behind it.
3) Encourage your visitor to take polls or surveys
You can also add some interesting polls or surveys where visitor can voice their opinion and thought and this will encourage them to be active in your website. This is extra method for user and web site interaction and make sure the polls or surveys topics are strongly related to your website niche. This will also keep your visitors coming to your website as human beings are curious creatures and they are fascinated to know about the final result of polls or surveys.
4) Add Videos, Music’s, Games, Puzzles or Quizzes to Your Website
Sometimes people will feel bored and they always searching something that exciting or entertainment. You can put some latest or top music or videos and ask your visitors to put some comment for it. Imagine that if you put some funny video in your blog post, how much visitors and comments you will get? Besides that, you can also put some flash games, quizzes or puzzles in your web site. This way, you also as well hold the competitions for your visitors to get the high score for specified game and your visitors will keep trying continuously to win the game.
5) Update frequently with fresh articles
To keep your visitor coming back, you must update your website often so your visitor will have something to read on your web site. This is the most effective technique to pull visitors coming to your website. As the matter of fact, no one will surf a web site that looks the same for over the years.
As for conclusion, the tips I listed above is the most common ways to get your visitor coming back. I agree that these tips is only for suitable niche such as community sites or personal web sites.