Getting traffic to your website is a challenge, regardless of the type of website you have.
There are many ways to generate traffic – you could risk black hat methods, but that could get you dropped from the search engines pages. Not a good thing.
You could try sneaky methods, like setting up splogs – but again, try to deceive visitors and you could find yourself in trouble as well.
While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flows, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. On thing you should remember though, at some point those sites were in the same boat you may be in today.
So what is the best way to generate traffic using only free methods? Here are a few…
You don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.
Imagine getting more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent, it may take time, but it can be done.
Online Forums and Online Communities
The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss about lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.
If you are running a website on topics such as music, electronics, home audio/video or any other type of consumer product you need to establish your presence as an authority. Seek out the top 5, 10 or 30 sites and make it a habit to visit them regularly and contribute positively to the discussion.
With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your business. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.
Do you submit your posts to blog carnivals? Check out the Blog Carnival that OIBO (Online Internet Business Opportunity) hosts every Sunday. The full title of the blog carnival is “Carnival of Fresh Perspective at Running a Successful and Profitable Internet Business“. Here is the URL of the Carnival over at BlogCarnival.com website: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/cprof_3549.html - there are OVER 100 posts for the upcoming carnival, so it will be broken up into bite sized chunks!
Free or Subscription Based Newsletters
James Brausch publishes two paid newsletters, I’ve seen other Internet Marketers do the same. If you provide a consumer related product/service – so could you. If you can provide true value in your newsletters, you could start-up a subscription based service as well.
Link Exchanges Work!
You don’t have to spend a cent. Check out my link exchange at http://linkexchange.oibo.org and exchange links with me! It’s fast, easy and best of all > FREE!
Writing articles that could pique the attention of people that have interest in your product or service.
Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs.
Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles – did you know that I have a FREE article directory? You can submit your article at http://articledirectory.oibo.org – and yes, it’s FREE!
When people find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article originated. Include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there’s a great probability that they will go to your site.
Write, Write and Write
Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that a content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do your on but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain requirements as well as great quality.
I blog daily – sometimes I post as much as 5x — is it information overload? Yes and no. I don’t always alert my subscribers of all new posts. But when there is something interesting, yes I will alert them.
Posting often lets the search engines know that your site is updated regularly so they will visit regularly. For example, Google, Yahoo, MSN and several other SEs visit my site daily.
Most individuals will use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.
All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods explained here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.