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journeyoflife7 28Dec2010 07:56

5 Free Traffic Methods
Is it possible to get free traffic to your website? Yes! Not only is it possible, but you can also get tons of targeted traffic.

Using free traffic methods, you can expose your website or product by millions of people. Connecting with people who are looking for you is the challenge at hand.

The following are 5 ways of getting free traffic to your very own website!

Tip #1 – Content And Distribution

The more you share, the more traffic you will get. Submit articles to sites like eZines which will use and distribute your article. Try Youtube a give also! The more distribution, the more traffic!

Tip#2 - “SEO Traffic”

Search engine optimization is probably the most popular and best way to get consistent targeted traffic to your website. The only problem here is getting a good ranking! Check my other posts if want more info on how.

Tip #3 - Online Communities

Community websites are great as a free traffic source. By actively participating in discussions online you can drive a lot of traffic to your website. People participating in forums share many of the same problems. To be a part of the community in your niche would mean that you can share knowledge, learn, and stay motivated. You can be of service to others, and get plenty of traffic in return.

Tip#4 – Start Squidoo

As a marketer, squidoo will come in handy. It is loved by Google when it comes to search engine rankings. Anyone can post topics of their choosing on squidoo and the fast paced search engine results can drive in loads of traffic.

Tip #5 – Craigslist

With Craiglist, you can post up ads for free. Google loves Craigslist and your ads can be indexed within about twenty-four hours. Not only should you expect to see search engine results, but views from the many millions of visitors that visit Craiglist everyday.

tooenvee 17Jan2011 22:33

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yea content distribution is really great for producing targeted traffic.

SarahSEO 22Jan2011 13:49

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You are right really good points

enni 21Sep2011 17:29

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Social media has be the best way for traffic now a days. And in social media videos , blogs , and articles be very effective for more traffic. And conversation with people on social media is the best positive thing for our site and business.

dinahcarry 8Nov2011 08:37

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Social media is one of the best way to increase the traffic. Facebook, twitter, Google plus. You can share anything about your site in these social networks. This kind of techniques is good to increase your traffic.

sarah189 6Dec2011 16:41

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Now a days Social media is the best way to increase the traffic. And a fresh & unique content also can attract traffic to your site/blog.

silvan4now 7Dec2011 17:14

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and again the content part appears. i would really love to see a tutorial about how to create such a content

TM-Ali 19Mar2012 11:17

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Really great! It is very helpful tips to generate traffic on websites.

jhonden 25Apr2012 13:22

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I was unaware about the Craiglist functionality, never wondered if it is so effective.

gulika 13Mar2013 13:15

Re: 5 Free Traffic Methods
1. Article Writing

These are the two major benefits of writing an article related to your website content and submitting it to free article directories:

* The people who read your article will most likely click the link in your resource box and this will send you targeted visitors to your website. If you write a informative article, people will recognize you as an expert and will want to find out more information about you and your business

* Every person who publishes your article must also include the resource box with your website link in it. The more articles you have published, the more backlinks you will have to your website. This will help increase your search engine ranking and page rank over time.

2. Posting To Forums

There are many forums on the Internet on every topic you can think of.

Many forums will allow you to attach a signature to your post. Many times this signature can include a link back to your website or a affiliate linkYou should pick a few forums to visit regularly on topics related to your website and answer questions and make informative posts. After awhile you will build a good reputation with the other members and they will trust you, and you will get free exposure to your website. Some posts receive thousands of visitors. Posting to forums can also be indexed by the search engines.

Be sure to make a useful contribution to the forum and don't just spam.

3. Reciprocal Linking

There are two main benefits to reciprocal linking:

* The more links you exchange with other websites, the more of a chance the person will click on your link leading to your website.

* More links to your site will increase your page rank and it will be perceived as more important by the search engines. There are some things to avoid when exchanging links with other websites.

* You should link to sites that will be of interest to your visitors. And also link to sites related to your site content.

* You should not link to sites that have hundreds of links on one page or a very un-organized directory, this can hurt you in the search engines. Only link to sites that have a clearly labeled link page and not hidden where no one can see or click.

* Do not post to FFA link farms. This is a waste of time and will not get you any traffic. It also might get you banned from search engines.

* Keep track of all your link exchanges with software or a contact sheet. Also make sure that your link partners have not removed your link from there website.

4. Email Signatures

This is the oldest and simplest way to get traffic to your website

Millions of us send e-mail everyday, but most of us just sign our name or nothing at all at the end of a message.

Try including your name with a URL, tag line or slogan. Keep it short and to the point and avoid shouting at someone or hype. You will be amazed at how many visitors this will bring you. People will click your link out of curiosity and send traffic to your site.

5. Traffic Exchanges

This is the last and easiest way to generate free traffic to your website. You can surf for free credits or build a downline and receive free credits for the sites that they surf.

The only bad thing about this is the visitors will not be as targeted as the other four methods. Most people surf traffic exchanges for one reason only and that is to surf as many pages as possible in the shortest amount of time to gain credits for there website.

So how do you grab the attention of someone who is only looking at your website for 30 seconds?

* Spend some time surfing and learn what type of market it is. You are going to want to advertise a site that is going to be of interest to the people on the exchange.

* Use a lead capture page instead of your sales page. If people are only looking at your site for 30 seconds they are more likely to request more info then sign up for a program on your sales page.

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