Congratulations on getting your website up and running. This is a major achievement. You should celebrate it.
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Now that your website is up and running, your next major problem is how to get quality FREE website traffic.
In order for your online business to grow, you will need a steady stream of new people coming to look over your website. We need a steady stream of new people simply because well…. how often do you go back to look a website twice? The answer for most people is that unfortunately time is so limited and new website pop up all the time, so only a few websites ever get repeat website visitors.
As someone starting out, luckily for you there are a large number of different traffic streams out there…. and they are all on stand-by to help you grow your business if you ask them too. Yes really!
These are my top tips for getting FREE traffic to your website.
Tip 1 ~ Make your own Video and put it on the Internet.
Video streaming services are taking over the internet. It is estimated that people today spend more time watching video streaming services like YouTube than they do watching standard TV.
Just look at this chart.
Look at this breakdown by age. You can see that across the board LOTS of people are watching Videos online these days and if you look at the break down by ages, if you sell a product or a service to the Millennial generation, you just HAVE to get online as well.
Source: Contently, 2018
You have two choices when it comes to embedding video onto your online business website.
1) You can embed a YouTube video that someone else has already made.
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2) You can create original content.
If you need help learning how to record your own original content, please click here to watch a step by step video.
The best free and easy online software programs to help you are:
Biteable ~ https://biteable.com/
Moovly ~ https://www.moovly.com/
Screencast-o-matic ~ http://screencast-o-matic.com/home (Screen videos)
Jing ~ https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html (screen videos)
Tip 2 – Write Great Comments and Support Others In Your Niche
So as part of your competitor analysis and general market research find out what the BEST websites are in your niche.
If you aren’t sure simply so a Google Keyword Search Query on a specific topic within your niche and whichever website URL’s appear at the top of your search, we will call them the “best” at that keyword topic for today.
Then click on the URL and then open up a blog post.
In this example we typed in “Best Chopsticks” and here are the market leading search engine results for that query.
Read the article and then leave a comment in the section at the bottom of the page that allows you to do this
Hot tip – DO NOT add your website URL link in the main body of the comment section, you will end up in the spam box and you may get blocked from the website entirely.
You will be given the opportunity to leave your website address as part of the authentication process for your website – you need to put your website in that comment.
Send the website author a private email
If the website owner has written some wonderful and helpful information it’s OK to quote them as a source. You can send them a private email them to ask for additional information if you think this extra information will help your readers. Don’t forget to add your URL link so they can look at the article. Many fellow bloggers will be flattered to receive your email and be really happy that you have mentioned them briefly in one of your posts.
Please respect copyright and original content credits whenever you can.
On social media, please “like”, share and tag any articles that you like. Please add your website link (you are sharing with your audience after all). This is also a great way to boost the amount of content that you share with your audience without having to generate all the content ideas yourself.
** If you like this article, please feel free to share it around as well. Please use the quick links on the right-hand side of the blog post or on the bottom of the page.
Please remember to stay polite and friendly and don’t become a spammer, stay a nice person!
Tip 3 – There are websites that will submit your blog post to lots of different search engines for you FOR FREE!
AddMe is one example of a bulk search engine submission service that you can use for FREE.
How it works is you submit your site to AddMe and they let up to 20 different search engines know that you have just created original content and it’s available NOW.
This is a great way to get a real boost in your Search Engine rankings.
If you use this service, then you need to Copy and paste the code on your website,
At the bottom of your post you will see this text displayed “Search Engine Submission – AddMe”
Tip 4 – Don’t forget the “Real World” as well.
Don’t forget about all the great ways that you can promote your online business in the real world as well.
Business cards, flyers and leaflets are really, really cheap to get printed these days.
Don’t forget to get some created and then you can leave them at different spots like cafes and at libraries and community centres that are all happy to help promote small businesses in the local area.
Tip 5 – Get serious about spreading the word on Social Media.
Social media is your friend. You can use your existing networks to help spread the word about any new post and recommendations that you have just created.
Social Media can be really great if you have a little bit of creativity about you.
One thing that I like to do is to offer a FREE promotion like and eBook or something similar that I can give away at little / no cost to myself.
The best part about this is that people who follow you and follow your niche will really appreciate these free giveaways on the topic that they also really love.
Why don’t you give it ago? It could be as simple as writing 10 or 20 blog posts on a topic within your niche and then giving this away as “101 ways to enjoy XYZ”. I mean you have done the work and created the original content, why not use it in a different format to give your audience added value?
Bonus Tip: Share New Posts on Social Media Quickly and easily.
Sharing new blog posts on social media doesn’t have to be painful. There are tools and app’s out there that can make your life easier.
Two Social Media tools that I like to use are Buffer and Hootlet (by Hootsuite).
If you need step by step instructions on how to use either of these tools please see the links below.
Buffer ~ How to use for training on how to use Buffer Please click here
Hootlet ~ One click – 3 shares for training on how to use Hootlet, please click here
So In Conclusion
Now that you have done the hard work and turned your website into a living, breathing real live website the next step is to turn it into a genuine long term sustainable business.
The best way to make this happen is with lots and lots of FREE website traffic.
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