With Community Comes Everything

website trafficThere is something you can start doing even before you build a website that may have the biggest impact on your site’s eventual traffic. Start cultivating community online.

What is a community? Jeremiah Owyang defines community online as:

An online community is: Where a group of people with similar goals or interests connect and exchange information using web tools.

And community is one of the keys to your site’s success.

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How Do You Measure Website Traffic? (Hint, Don’t Use an Oscilloscope)

measure website trafficNow that you know where website traffic comes from and when to start building traffic, we should probably discuss how to measure website traffic.

Before we talk about the tools available for measuring your traffic, let’s geek out for a minute (only a minute, I promise) about what those tools will be measuring.

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It’s Best to Start Building Website Traffic on a Monday

website trafficIt’s true, you should start building website traffic on Monday, but it’s not what you think. I don’t mean Monday as in the calendar day. By “Monday,” I mean that building website traffic starts at the beginning of your site’s life.

Imagine that the lifespan of your website is one week long. Each day represents a different period in the life of your site. Monday is the day you start planning your site, and Sunday is the day you sell your site, wind things down or transition to something new.

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Mommy, Where Does Website Traffic Come From?

website trafficWebsite traffic. What is it exactly? Where does it come from? How do you get more of it? That’s what this “Website Traffic 101″ series is all about, and sharing the answers to those questions is the whole point of this blog.

To some, web traffic might mean the amount of data sent and received by visitors to your website.

That’s a pretty geeky definition, and “data” isn’t going to pay the bills anytime soon. People are what you want to be focusing on if you want to be successful online.

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