The Best Free Traffic Methods
Now that your website is up and running and live on the internet, you will want to attract website visitors. We call this Website Traffic or “Traffic” for short. This article is all about giving you access to the best free traffic methods used today.
As a website owner, the best thing you can do is create quality content that serves the needs of your audience really, really well. Knowing that you have something worthwhile to offer your customers, step two is to go out and start attracting this “traffic” to your website.
Traffic is important for your website if…
want to sell your own product at your own site.
If you are promoting someone else’s product as an affiliate.
If you’re trying to get people to click on Google Adsense ads.
- If you are creating and then flipping sites for profit
- If you are blogging to increase your personal brand
If you are creating and then flipping sites for profit
It doesn’t matter if you’re promoting business offers or non-business offers, low-cost offers or high-ticket offers. If you want to learn how to make a website that makes money, please click here.
EVERYTHING that you do with your website if you plan on being really successful, you will need TRAFFIC.
The best sort of traffic is traffic from website visitors who are interested in your topic or niche and ultimately are RESPONSIVE to your offers.
Ok, now that you know that you want LOTS and LOTS of wonderful and responsive traffic, how exactly are we going to go and get them I hear you ask?
Here is a list of my top ways to get website traffic.
Social media is a very powerful tool. Social media has been able to focus the audiences attention span towards topics that are current, relevant and interest them. Social media is a great way to get immediate, upto date information concerning your niche. It will give you great ideas for “hot topics” or “hot problems” that you can solve on behalf of your audience. You can also use social media to position yourself as a “guru” in your particular niche.
In social media, please don’t hesitate to experiment with what image, banner ad or graphic will lead to a higher click through rate. What worked 3 months ago might not work today.
Social Media accounts to consider having are:
Google Plus https://plus.google.com/discover
It is estimated that there are currently over 1000 Social Media options available on the internet. As such, it is NOT important to be a member of lots and lots and lots of social media sites. The important thing here is to promote quality content through your networks and attract a group of visitors who appreciate your topic. It can take up a lot of time to cultivate a quality following. As such, you should only join social networks that are relevant to you or your niche. This website for example is only connected to 4 social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Twitter.
Use Emotional Text
What I mean by this is to put words and pictures into the body of your text and images that make people naturally curious and want to learn more. If you are selling a product that has a natural price fluctuation or if often on sale, then a simple sentence that reads “for today’s best price, please click here“. If your audience is genuinely interested in your product, then they would be curious to learn more. This strategy works really well for airlines and fish mongers. Do you think it could also work really well for you?
Select Emotional Images
Images that create a natural sense of curiosity also sell really well. A friend of mine often says “kids can sell anything” because they are naturally curious about the product and want to know more.
Many people are drawn to images before they are drawn to reading text. Have a think about if this step can be successfully applied to your niche?
Social Bookmarking systems allow users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. This is a great way to pass on quality information to your friend and also a wonderful way for your website visitors to share your amazing content with all their family and friends as well.
Some well-known social booking website include:
Reddit Sub-Reddits | http://www.reddit.com/
Pinterest | http://www.pinterest.com/
Designer News | https://news.layervault.com/
Product Hunt | http://www.producthunt.com/
Hacker News | https://news.ycombinator.com/
Again the important thing here if for you to spend your time and energy on sites which have an audience that shares something in common with your niche. In order to find out the best current options for you, please enter “Best Social Bookmarking Sites” into the Google / Bing search engine and then look at the results.
Video Website Channels
Video is tipped to be the fastest growing medium on the internet moving forward. In fact, whenever possible I try to include a video explanation of the topic I am currently talking about. Many, many website bloggers have made lots and lots of money simply by having a standard WordPress website, supported by a YouTube video channel which cross-promotes traffic back and forth between the two mediums.
The top video websites are:
Question and Answer Channels.
Some websites are built around becoming “Authoritative Websites”. If this is you and your niche then having your name or your website’s name mentioned on Authoritative Websites is a great way to boost website traffic.
Some great websites to be a part of include:
Yahoo! Answers https://au.answers.yahoo.com/
For more ideas about FREE website traffic, please click on this video by Kyle from Wealthy Affiliate.
This review of traffic sources would not be complete without talking about paid traffic sources. Here the website owner (you) will pay an advertising fee to another website owner in order to boost traffic to your website. Prices vary widely. It is best to focus on using companies that can correctly link your advertisements with a targeted, relevant audience. Many people only use paid advertisements in partnership with a dedicated “landing page” that links exactly with the message on the advertisements. This is the best way not to “burn through your money” by having lots of click, but no sales.
The most widely known programs on the internet at the moment are:
Google Adwords https://www.google.com/adwords/
Pinterest Ads https://ads.pinterest.com/
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Did you find this information about the best free traffic methods useful? Have you tried any in the past? Did they work well for you? Did it not go well for you? What works better in your niche the free traffic sources or the paid traffic sources? Every niche is different so please don’t hesitate to play around with lots of different options until you find the one that works best for you.
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