Friday, August 5, 2016

How to get Traffic from a Specific Country or Region

Why every one needs a Country Specific Traffic ?

Every business has their own range of customers as their services are limited to a specific region or country only. These kind of business blogs/websites need a country specific traffic especially organic traffic to get profits for their business. For instance , an Insurance agency in Canada need their clients only from Canada and the traffic they got from Australia doesn’t get anything for them.
The above example said taken into consideration of local business blog, but interestingly , Every Blogger or Problogger or a Freelancer who blogs everyday taking a niche topic and creating a website content and promoting online also needs traffic from countries like United States and United Kingdom or Australia etc., as the organic traffic from these countries earn them more from advertising networks like Adsense , as these traffic’s Cost per Click rate is much higher when compare to other country traffic like India, Philippines, Nigeria etc., Obviously, it depends on the rate of currency of a particular country when compared to a dollar.
These are needs of getting a country specific traffic .
Traffic from specific country

Tips to Get Organic Traffic from a Specific Country

Buy a Country Specific Domain Extension

Let us start from the basics , if you need to promote your business online or want to earn from writing articles you need a website.
A .Com TLD (Top Level Domain) is very popular and I prefer to buy this extension , in case this TLD is not available, choose a country specific domain extension.
For example your business / blog needs traffic from Australia , better to buy an .Au domain name. Sample websites names with country specific domain extensions.
domainname.au (Australia)
domainname.fr(France)
domainname.cn (China)

Choose your language

As you know google search engine has many language versions. You can get traffic easily if you choose to develop website in local language. Though its not necessarily to have site in local language, you can develop and write the content in English too.
Is you write the content in a regional based language you must use the language attributes to make the search engines list your content in regional language search.
Html and xhtml code for language looks like this
<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml” lang=”en” xml:lang=”en”>
when “en” stands for english, you can change it to “fr” if you want to write in french so that there is a chance of getting traffic from France.
Google uses hreflang tags to match the user’s language preference to the right variation of your pages.

Target country/region based Content which drives traffic more

Some changes in your content/article of your blog can do magic . Don’t use Broad Titles to your content. Use Region Specific Titles and Content.
For instance,  ”Tips on Health Insurance”  will have more competition and may not get the traffic from your expected region. Narrow your content target to a specific region which is easy to rank and you will get the targeted traffic using the titles like ” Tips on Health Insurance and Advice in Alabama” . Write blog posts of 2000 words length and use OnPage SEO Tips to write a perfect Search Engine Optimized post.
Choosing a country specific domain extension and narrowing your content to a specific region may not get as much success in traffic generation , unless you opt Local SEO Strategies and Online Promotion Strategies targeting a specific region.

Tips to Index your Website for getting Region Specific Traffic

Majorly , we have three search engines that share the maximum usage in the field of search engines. Google, Bing , Yahoo tops the list. As yahoo merged in Bing, submitting to bing webmaster gets you indexed in both yahoo and Bing.
You can submit your sitemaps to these search engines giving a Geo-targeting option.
Geographical Settings in Google Webmaster : After submitting your website/blogs sitemap, Go to Search Traffic >> Click on International Targeting >> Click on Country Tab and Select your targeting country.

Geographical Indexing in Bing Webmaster : After submitting you blog’s sitemap to Bing using Bing webmaster tool,  Go to Dashboard , you will find Geo Targeting >> Click on that
Bing webmaster offers you few options in Geo Targeting.
You can Geo Target
  • Entire domain to a specific country.
  • Directory or subdomain If you prefer a directory or a subdomain in your website to be a country specific and use this option to Target .
  • Page, This option is used to Geo target a single post or page of your website.
Use any of the options above and get targeted traffic.

Tips for promoting your blog to increase traffic

You will never get organic simply writing a perfect onpage optimized post with a targeted keyword. You need Off page optimization for your blog.

Submit your blog to Local Business Directories. For example your targeted traffic is from Australia you can submit to the business directories like below
localbusinessguide.com.au
hotfrog.com.au
startlocal.com.au
enterprisesearch.com.au
aussiedirectory.com.au

You can find many such local directories , Just google it.
Promote your website in Forums, Find the local forum websites and participate in the discussions , you can get valuable backlinks as well as visitors from these forums .

Promote your website on Social bookmarking sites.

Social bookmarking websites are another good source of traffic and backlinks. Just you have to take care while posting your link, find the topics related to your post and location. For example in reddit we have sub-reddit like r/Indianews if you target Indian Traffic.

Promote your website on Social networking websites

You can generate a massive traffic from social networking websites, if your content is unique , valuable and attractive. Join country specific groups , pages , get followers promote with targeted hashtags .
Tip: If you are from Australia and want to get traffic from USA , remember the time gap while posting. As your targeted visitors may not available at the time of your post.

Plugins that may help you in promoting your website :

Optinmonster : Never Loose your visitor , offer some freebies and make him as a subscriber. Build email list and reduce bounce rate through the Email Intent Popup Plugin.

Social Sharing Plugins : Use Addthis or Shareholic or Super socializer , and arrange these icons after the content or using a floating sharing bar so that, when a visitor likes your content it must be shareable .

Conclusion

This is about ” How to generate traffic from a specific Country” by using some of the techniques I know. Please let me know if there are any other methods to get organic traffic from a targeted Country or region .
Quotes of a blogger to remember while writing ” Research, Focus , and Keep it Simple ”
“Content is King , and Sharing encourages to write ”

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