Here is a quick look at what is needed to set goals and manage your SEO (SEO) campaign.

1. It is essential to define your goals for your website.

It’s a good idea to set goals for your site at different points of life, such as when you first built it, when you make changes to it, and when you decide to “spy” on the competition.

2. Keep the goal in the back of your mind, and be aware of what you need to do to reach it.

Nothing motivates you more than knowing that you must reach a goal. It will help you avoid procrastinating if you can keep these two goals in the back of your mind and set short-term goals regularly.

Being objective is a helpful goal-setting strategy. Consider how you’ll know if you’ve achieved your goal. And how can this result help me? Is it worth it, for example, if you have 50 visitors to your site on day 5, but it doesn’t increase your click through rate or provide you more page views?

You now have a goal for the day to meet, beat, or surpass. Next is to set a short-term goal. This is important and you need to be realistic. Stick to a goal that is not impossible and does not make your short-term goals long, such as getting 1000 clicks on your site today. This would make it super difficult to meet, beat, or surpass in a few months. Keep your goals simple. A goal to get a specific result would be much more realistic.

Now you have decided your goals. It is time to come up with a plan to reach them. There are several ways of accomplishing this but here are a few quick and dirty methods.

1. Article Marketing – If you have an article, find an article directory and get it published. The best are Digg, Reddit, one of the many free directories out there, etc. There are many more, but the above two are the best. Write a good article and provide a link to your site. Get a link back.

2. Blogging – Write a blog post. Provide a link to your site. Make sure the blog post is relevant. Do not spam. Repeat the steps above regularly to get more links back to your site and more traffic.

What else is there to say? Other methods exist, but these are the most common ones. You’re now ready to put your traffic strategy into action. You must locate and submit your website to search engines. Add to your existing site’s content, double-check that it’s relevant to the search keyword, throw in a few useful items, and get started.