Eight ways to increase traffic to your portfolio site

Digital self-promotion is the most cost-effective and powerful means of elevating your professional status. It goes without saying that you need an online calling card – but just being online doesn't attract an audience. You'll also need to know the tricks of creative SEO. Here are eight steps for making your site stand out from the crowd...

1. Do your research
Before you start making any website improvements or building links, you’ll need to do some research. Start by determining which keywords you want to target based on what type of traffic you want to attract. This will be based primarily on how much traffic and competition the keywords have.

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