How To Increase Website Traffic Through Document Sharing

Making money on the internetMaking money on the internet depends on traffic.  You might not have thought of document sharing as a quick and easy traffic generation method. Let’s look then at how to increase website traffic with document sharing.

Document Sharing sites are free online directories. Used correctly they are actually even more effective than article marketing because few people have realized how powerful these directories can be.

You can use good quality PLR content or your own stuff and upload it to these sites in Word, PDF, or as presentation slides. The most popular of them all are:

1.    Scribd
2.    Docstoc
3.    Calameo
4.    Issuu
5.    Slideshare

Get More Search Engine Link Juice

A great reason to use these document sharing directories to increase website traffic is because many of them allow you to insert a live link into your document. You build more backlinks while driving targeted traffic.

Fast Indexing

Google loves document sharing site. They often rank high in their search engine for specific keyword terms. So make sure you use your keywords in your documents.

As a bonus for using these directories you also get your content indexed super fast. Especially if you build a couple of backlinks to it after you publish your document.

Optimize Your Docs for Optimum Results

The easiest way to use document sharing sites to your advantage is by optimizing your document for search engines.

You need to pay specific attention to the following parts of your document:

•    Description
•    Tags
•    Title
•    Length
•    LSI
•    Text Font
•    Footer
•    Anchor Text

Basically you need to make sure that each of the above is using your chosen keyword, while also making sure you don’t go overboard.

What I have found to work best is documents that range within the 500-700 word mark. I generally choose a font size of 14, or 16 because some people struggle if they have to read smaller text which could lead to a fast click-out.

When you describe your document and tag it, make sure to use your primary keyword, and supporting LSI (related) keywords.  Keep the keyword count low.

Your best bet is to write informative, educational pieces of content that give readers enough value to want to know more. At the end of your document you should feature a live hyperlink (use proper anchor text) to your squeeze page to build your list and as part of your strategy to make money on the internet.

How to Make Your Document Sing

To really boost traffic with this method it is important for you to immediately build some backlinks to your published document as soon as it goes live.

My choices involve the following activities:

•    Social bookmarking
•    Pinging
•    RSS feeds
•    Other backlinks

Socialmarker is a free bookmarking tool that can semi-automate the process of bookmarking sites. You still have to click on each profile, but if used on conjunction with Roboform’s web form filling ability you can do this in next to no time.

To find out more about how to increase website traffic sign up for my free Traffic Deluge Report at the top right hand corner on this blog.

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3 thoughts on “How To Increase Website Traffic Through Document Sharing”

  1. Thanks for the interesting tips and resources. We’ve got a lot of articles on our sites, but the idea of adding pdfs with backlinks is great!

  2. A simple ping and a social bookmark would be enough to get some decent rankings in the search engines and start sending free traffic to your websites.

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