5 Great Ways To Generate Free Website TrafficStephen Hawkins
One of the reasons why so many marketers have failed to sell even a single product online is because they are not driving enough traffic to their websites.
As far as making money online is concerned, one of the most important aspects is traffic generation. This is because of the following reason – you may have a fantastic site with fantastic offers, but if nobody has heard of it, your website is non-existent, and there is no way for you to generate sales.
There are two types of traffic generation – paid and free. In my opinion both work equally well, but in different ways.
In this post, we will take a look at five free traffic generation methods that have worked very well for many people for a long time and will continue to work well for a long time to come.
The first one is Social Bookmarking. There are many social bookmarking websites on the Internet, including Digg, Propeller, and Del.icio.us, where you can submit your site to, and by doing so, your website will be reached by a wide community of people around the globe. If the content on your website is interesting enough, you will surely have a lot of visitors who come to read your content.
This is why it is a great idea to conduct a thorough research in order to find out what your prospective readers are interested in, before you actually start writing any content for your website.
Another great way is Article Writing. Many people falsely believe that you have to be as good as an English professor to write articles, but that is not the case.
As long as you are able to write in simple English, you can write articles on the Internet. And besides, there is no need for you to write long articles; about 200-300 words articles can do the trick, and you can create them in a matter of 10 to 15 minutes if you are writing about something that you have very good knowledge about.
Once you have written the articles, you have to submit them in the various article directories available on the Internet.
The way to drive traffic to your website with articles is through the author’s bio that you place within submitted articles. As long as your articles are interesting and informative, people will click on the link that leads to your website. But your content must be up to scratch.
Everyone should join Social Networking websites like Facebook and Twitter, where you can meet up with like minded people who have relevant or similar interests.
For example if you have a website about cat training, you can look for cat lovers on these social networking sites, connect with them and get to know about which area of cat training they are interested in and need more information about. Once you have found that out, you can provide the requested information on your website based on your knowledge on the topic.
As long as you are not a too persistent salesman, one who tries time and time again to promote their services or products, and show them that you are honest in sharing information, you can be sure that they will regularly visit your site.
If you want to get traffic from Forums, you must first start participating in them. If you are new to the forum, start off by replying to forum posts from others. Try to help out your fellow forum members by offering a solution to their problems.
As long as you keep your forum posts beneficial to your fellow forum members, they are going to begin to see you as an “expert” in that area, and should want to see your website first hand in order to learn more from you through the tips and advice as well as product recommendations you make. You can include a link to your website in the forum signature.
You can make use of the various Web 2.0 platforms, like Squidoo and HubPage, which are free to sign up and use, in order to create mini-sites to share information in your niche.
There you have it, five of the most popular free traffic methods on the Internet. Give each your best shot and get the most out of them. A little trial and error over a short period will indicate what works well for you. Then stick to that and grow within that method.
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By the way, don't forget to check out my Free Traffic Guide for more great ways to generate free website traffic