Ever wanted to know how to make a splash on the web – or at least a little bigger wave than what you have going now? Below are a few tips for teachers who want to build more traffic for their studio website.

Website Traffic Basics
Here are a few tips on how to make your music teacher website more effective in attracting new students.

1) Make It Pretty – People like pretty. If your site is pretty they’ll stay longer, and be more engaged by what you have to say. The temptation among many teachers is to put up a free site, and hope for the best. Unfortunately, free sites don’t usually look great, and your visitors will be gone as fast as they came. If you’re a music teacher that’s in it for the long haul, it’s best to launch a custom designed website.

2) Make It Bigger – Google favors large and well established websites. You don’t have to go crazy, but a 10 page website will perform far better than a 3 page website. Consider adding a blog. Even if people are visiting your site from some far off land, it’s still traffic. When Google sees that you’re site is getting visited more often, they’ll put your site higher in the search results. That will mean even more traffic for you – and potential students.

3) Go Pinterest/Facebook – Social networks are a great way to spread the news about your site, and get traffic moving in your direction. Make yourself a business Facebook page and post away. Make a page on your website for your favorite music books and products. Pin these products to a board on Pinterest. Repin those product pins with TrafficWonker.com – it’s FREE!

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Have your started blogging to bring in a few extra dollars each month? The tools listed below will provided you with a number of options to help you to drive significantly more traffic to your site. I hope you’ll find this “out of the ordinary” post helpful.

With Pinterest driving more referral traffic than just about any website on the planet, having the right tools to tap into that traffic is so important. This post will review seven social media schedulers and provide links to the sites for further review.

7 Social Media Schedulers

#1 Buffer – Buffer is a multi-social site management tool for scheduling to Facebook Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Linkedin. Buffer offers an easy-to-understand interface,  and you have the option to publish posts directly, at a specific date/time, or next in the queue. The Awesome Plan is $10 per month, and their Small Plan is $99 per month if you choose annual billing. Analytics are only included with the Small Plan.

#2  TailWind – Tailwind began as a Pinterest analytics tool, and has since added a pin schedulers. Its Smart Scheduling tool, guided by historical data, helps Pinterest marketers pick the perfect times to pin. There are many stats, but most aren’t useful to the average marketer, however you will find the pin performance stats to be helpful. You can also manage all of your accounts from one dashboard. The Plus Plan is $9.99 per month if you choose the annual plan.

#3 Traffic Wonker – Traffic Wonker takes social media automation to the highest level. Branded as the Auto-Pilot Pinterest Pin Scheduler. Less Work. Better Results. If you are looking for a set-and-forget Pinterest pin scheduler, you won’t be disappointed. TrafficWonker was built to save time and eliminate the guesswork inherient in social media scheduling. This scheduler – unlike all the rest – doesn’t rely on historical data to help members achieve greater product and content visibility. TW’s looping seven day queue simply allows members to easily publish enough pins so that they are always be present in the Pinterest SmartFeed. Also unique to TW is the AutoClear tool. This feature keeps member boards free from duplicate pins and protected from growing significantly large from the many repins. Multiple accounts can be managed from one dashboard. The Starter Plan is $7 a month if billed annually, and the Growing Business Plan is $9 if billed annually.

#3 ViralWoot – (Formally PinWoot) Viralwoot offers Pinterest marketing campaign  management and analytics for bloggers and businesses of any size. ViralWoot is one of the biggest players in Pinterest marketing, serving approxmately 72,000 marketers & businesses in 50 countries. Features include bulk scheduling and editing of pins, and Pin Dripping –  recycling top performing pins for increased traffic. Multiple accounts can be managed from one dashboard. The Starter Plan is $10 per month is billed annually.

#4 Meet Edgar – Meet Edgar brands themselves as the self-filling social scheduler. edgar reuses your pre-loaded content to attract more traffic. Everything you add to the Meet Edgar queue is stored in the library. It’s even arrange in categories, like “Music Lessons” “Piano Sheet Music” or “Note Naming” I you want to save even more time, Meet Edgar lets you add content in bulk or hook him up to your blog’s RSS feed. The you create a schedule so Edgar knows when to publish your products from each category. If you run out of posts he’ll just fill in the holes with content from the library. Edgar works with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Get started with MeetEdgar for $49 per month is billed annually or  $79 per month if billed monthly.

#5 – ViralTag
Viraltag (formerly Pingraphy) is a Pinterest management tool for bloggers and small to large businesses. ViralTag is user friendly, intuitive, and provides a reliable service.  Viraltag feel that Pinterest repins are not the truest indicator of conversions. In an effort the provide that indicator they have integrated ViralTag with two analytics platforms – Brand’s Analytics and Google Analytics. The Pinterest pin scheduler tool features a best-times-to-pin tool that is driven by Google Analytics stats. They also have an Evergreen Post tool that recycles pins.ViralTag also lets bloggers and business owners  manage up to five social marketing site accounts within the basic plan, making it value-driven plan if you have five accounts but not as much if you’re only managing one.

#6 CoSchedule – CoSchedule is a social media scheduling for many platforms, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter. Tumblr, and Google + accounts. The best time to pin feature helps members get increased reach social media sites vs. randomly picking times to pin. CoSchedule has recently introduced ReQueue for their Solo Automation Plan. The feature is similar to MeetEdgar’s self-filling scheduler, being a set-and-forget scheduling tool that automatically fills your schedule if it sees any gaps.

#7 BoardBoosterBoardBooster is a Pinterest marketing tool set that uses secret boards as a “queue” and publish pins from your secret boards to your public boards on a schedule that you set. Members of BoardBooster can schedule pins from the Pinterest app or Pinterest website.They also feature a tool that will test all the pins on your Pinterest boards for broken links. Nothing is more frustration to site visitors that to find a great product and not be able to get to it because the link is broken. Even if you don’t use this site on a regular basis it might be worth signing up to use the broken link tool. BoardBooster doesn’t offer monthly or annual plans, but rather charges a penny per pin. So if you schedule 2,000 pins per month you’ll pay $20 each month.

The Winners

Best for Multi-Social Site Scheduling – Buffer

Best for Time Saving/Pinterest – TrafficWonker (Nearly Fully Automated Queue and Auto-Delete Tool)

Best for Time Saving/Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn – Meet Edgar (Nearly Fully Automated Queue)

Best for Pinterest Account Management – BoardBooster (Broken Link Tool)

Best for Price – TrafficWonker (Starting at $7 per Month if Billed Annually)

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Need an inexpensive way to put up a website for music music lesson studio? Here are a few free website templates that are attractive, and incredibly helpful in making the most of your new website. These free website templates offer:

1) Awesome tips on where to put text so that your visitors will be most likely to see it
2) Tips on identifying keywords that will help draw visitors through online search
3) Completely editable themes with Adobe Illustrator (Get a free 30 day trial on the Adobe website).

How to Build Your First Website with a Free Website Template
Check out this easy-to-understand tutorial that will help you build a simple and useful website from a generic free website template.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Free Website Templates
The internet has become a place where people with no website development experience can come and set up a website for themselves with relative ease. Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages for using these predesigned free website templates.

Advantages

  • Free website templates are just that – FREE! They offer you the opportunity to save hundreds on the design of your website.
  • You get to see what your design will look like the moment you see the template. This same advantage is not offered to you when you hire a designer. While many designers are competent, some are not, and the results will sometimes be far less than satisfactory.

Disadvantages

  • The first and most obvious disadvantage is that the very same free website template may be being used somewhere else. If you do choose to use a free website template, spend a little time customizing the theme you have chosen. Using your own pictures is a great start toward making it you own. (Note: The website templates linked to above are in Adobe Illustrator files, which allows you to completely change the color of the design.)
  • You will not receive website designer support in the customization and launching of your website. You need not limit yourself, however. Save hundreds by downloading your favorite template. Then take it to a designer with your ideas for customization. They’ll know just what to do.
  • Templates don’t offer interior pages designs. This is often the case, though it is not true of the designs offered above. Just click to download one of the free templates and check them out.

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Have you ever wondered how people make money online with an advertiser supported website? It’s actually pretty simple – as simple as adding a snipet of code to your website.  If you have ever been interested in starting an advertiser supported website
of your own, the following information will point you in the right direction.  At the end of this post you will also find links to two excellent free resource websites that will guide you the rest of the way.

What is AdSense?
Google’s AdSense program enables website owners to make money by placing ads on the pages of their website. Google automatically selects the best ads to show your visitors based on your content, and you generate an income when your visitors view or click on the ads.

It’s that simple.

How Do I Apply for AdSense?

Applying for the AdSense program is very easy and takes a only minutes. Simply visit the Google AdSense home page.

If you have a nicely organized website, and it abides by the terms and conditions of the AdSense program (such as no drugs, pornography, or gambling), it is likely that you will be approved.

AdSense is not yet avaiable for websites in every language, though it is available for the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, and Turkish.

After you apply it may take two or three days to receive your acceptance or rejection, though Google often responds even more quickly.

What If I Don’t Have a Website?
If you don’t have a website yet, you will want to begin by creating a business plan. A good business plan will include:

  • Identifying your Target Market
  • Identifying Your Solution to People’s Needs
  • How You Will Attract Traffic to Your Website
  • What Products You Might Offer (If Any)

Read more about creating a business plan.

Your Domain Name
Your next step it to purchase a domain name.  Domain names cost about $10 for one year of service. If you want to keep things simple, you can register your domain name with your website hosting company.  When you are ready to start brain storming for domain names, you can go to GoDaddy’s home page to see what domains are available.

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Your Website or Blog
Next, you will need to decide if a blog or a website is best suited for your content.  Blogs can be started for less that $10, and they are the easiest introduction to the world of websites.  If you are a little more brave you could launch a website, and enjoy the flexibility it offers.  You can have a template website or a custom designed website.  Prices will range from a few hundred dollars to thousands.  Contact a web designer in your area for details.

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Content and Traffic
After you have launched your website, you’ll have three ongoing goals: 1) add content; 2) drive traffic; and Adsense ad optimization (find the perfect place on your web pages for your ads.)

Does this sound like that is right for you? If here are two great websites to provide you with ongoing direction in the deveopment of your Google AdSense Website.

StorehouseBuilder.com

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2CreateaWebsite.com

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