The ultimate goal of most website owners is to increase traffic on their sites. The increase in traffic not only indicates an increase in the popularity of your website but simultaneously boosts the profit for those who sites and profit earning. While an increase in traffic is great for those whose sites are equipped to handle such intense traffic, sometimes this traffic is unwelcome. Many sites have actually been forced to temporarily shut down due to an overload in the volume of Internet users accessing the site. Basically these sites have exceeded the monthly leased bandwidth via all the hits they've received recently. More often then not though a hike in traffic is certainly welcome.
Essentially increasing the number of people that frequent your website can be a reasonably simple task. Purchasing advertising like pop-up ads, in-page ads and bulk email, can certainly help your site expand via the increase in traffic. For those wishing to increase the amount of traffic without having to pay anything for advertisements, there are alternatives. Simply by allowing your site to be placed in search engines you can greatly augment the volume of Internet users that visit your site. This is a little tricky however, as you may or may not notice a dramatic boost in the volume of hits depending on your placement in the search engine's output. Most people do not search past the first page of the engine's output and as such having your website appear in subsequent pages may lessen your chances for hits considerably.
Along with the abovementioned methods of amplifying the volume of web traffic on your site you can also build link popularity, that is, increase the number of links to your site. To do this you can contact similar sites via email and ask them to link to your website