Having a well-visited website is a quite a challenge.
You can have a good and quality content, you can have the fantastic product, you can even have a super shopping mall, but if no one sees it, then it’s like doesn’t exist.
To people see the content or offer of your website is your responsibility and to do that in the right way you have two options.
You can drive traffic to your website by free or by investing in traffic.
In this post, I will go through several ways how to get free traffic to a website.
Investing in website traffic is also very good and profitable way, but that theme I’ll leave for another occasion.
SEO, Content & Keywords
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the key to generating free traffic to your website from major search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
You optimize your website by providing a good quality content (providing value for the readers) by implementing keywords so your website will naturally get ranks higher and higher.
Here’s an example:
You can easily build your blog website on WordPress, Blogger or similar platforms with a few clicks. Then you write and post your content targeting the keywords.
Keywords need to be less competitive, so you focus on long-tail keywords. For that purpose, I use Jaaxy keyword research tool described in this post – The Long Tail Keyword Research Tool
As you build your authority and content of your website you’ll start to notice increasing website traffic. Then you can turn that traffic into your subscribers with an opt-in box on your website.
TIP: Create an opt-in page where you can offer a gift for their email contact address and you can build a list of subscribers. Then use the autoresponder to send offers or inform your subscribers about new posts. For the best performance and purpose of sending emails through an autoresponder, I suggest you use TrafficWave.net autoresponder because of embedded opt-in pages and it also has unique Affiliate Program and lowest price.
As the time passes and if you do everything right you will be getting more and more subscribers who will be waiting for your next post. Also, over time you will build your website authority and establish a recognizable brand.
In that way, your subscriber will engage by leaving comments and feedback on your website which will indicate on popularity and better rankings of your website.
More subscribers = Better SEO
Forums, Social Media Groups
Forums and social media, in general, are places where people comment, share, ask questions, help each other and discuss a particular topic.
REMEMBER: Forums and social groups have some rules about promotions/advertising and make sure to read their guidelines, so you don’t come in a situation to be banned from those groups.
However, most of them will allow for you to have a signature or to have your link in profile description.
That’s the best places to put a link to your opt-in page so you can get more subscribers or followers.
Through forums and social media, your job is to provide value through content, answers and helping others’, so in that way, you will show your expertise in the particular field. People will want to know who are you and how they can contact or follow you and they will search your signature or link to your web page.
Try to be active as much as you can by replying to several questions using quality content.
Create your own thread to get more exposure to members.
Be always a good and polite member. You don’t have to agree to some threads, but you can politely explain why you disagree.
P.S. If you want to generate free traffic from forums or social media groups – Never, never, never do SPAM.
Leave Comment on Blogs in Your Niche
What you need to do is to find other people who write blogs about the niche you are in.
Leaving a comment on those blogs in your niche will result in massive backlinks to your website.
You can simply go to Google search, type keywords about the niche you are in the + blog.
In that way, you will find hot and authority blogs. Most of them will allow you to put your URL beside comment, so make sure that your comment is excellent for other visitors and related to the topic. You also need to follow or to subscribe to a newsletter, so you will be noticed every time a new post is released. Try to be the first to leave a comment. Many others’ who land on that page will see your comment and probably visit your page.
The URL you leave should be taking them to your opt-in page so you will generate more subscribers for free.
The better is the comment = More visitors will read it = More clicks to your website.
REMEMBER: You are a guest on that blog, so act nicely, leave a good quality comment related to the article, and don’t SPAM. If you can put the URL that’s great, if not OK. Don’t push it. Put your URL on your Gravatar profile so people who click on your profile can read something about you and from there they can click on your URL.
Answer “Quora” Questions
Quora is an answer and question website where you can answer questions from your field of expertise. It’s free to use but go through their guidelines, so you don’t have any problems.
You can answer the questions and make sure that answers you provide be great.
Use your profile to write something about yourself and put the links to your website/opt-in page there. Don’t use affiliate links in your answers, because your answer will be removed by Quora moderators.
You can also write your own questions if you want to get some great answers.
The members of the Quora can read the questions and if some question interests them they will go to check the answers. If you provide a very good answer they will go to your website (if you put it in the answer) or they will go to your profile to see who you are and find out something about you.
All answers you provide will be visible on your profile, so more of them you have and the better they are, the more authority you have.
Quora is the great tool for driving free traffic to your website.
For more pieces of information, you can check – Quora Wikipedia
Or You can go directly to their website – Quora.com
Write Articles for Article Directory Websites
You can write articles and post them on article directory websites and you can give permission to anyone to publish it.
You have a signature attached to your content and anyone who publishes it must leave your content as it is or must request your permission to change it.
Anyone who read your article can see your signature and if they click the link you provided with an article you get traffic to your website.
Besides driving traffic to your website, writing articles will help you in many ways to build your brand.and represent you as an authority in your niche.
There are many article directories and you can easily find them on Google search, but you focus on the 2 or 3 major ones.
I put here a few interesting article directory you can use:
Create a Video
YouTube is a great place for you to drive traffic to your website.
You can make various video designs and then you can publish it on your YouTube profile or channel.
People often use YouTube for better and faster search for topics they are interested in and by making quality videos you can easily drive enormous free traffic to your website.
With the modern smartphones and good preparations, you can make a quality video for your audience.
If you like image slide video you can use Windows Movie Maker. It’s easy to use and have great slide videos followed by nice music, and you can make headlines and text of your choice.
You may be needed some tool for better and quality videos you wish to make. Consider investing in tools such as microphones for better audio and video cameras for better video or some tool for editing your video.
Another useful tool is TubeBuddy which can help you organize your videos, help you find more viewers and save you a lot of time and money.It’s not free, but the prices are really symbolic if you consider how much time it can save you.
When making a video make sure that you will be providing useful information and also do that in funny and engaging style to keep viewers attention from the beginning to the end of your video. Be yourself and be authentic when making a video. If you never made a video, don’t be serious all the time, relax and try to have some fun. People will trust you more and you will have more viewers if you act natural.
Don’t forget to practice few times or you can show your video to some of your friends or family to see reactions and get some comments about what is good or what to erase.
TIP: Make sure to have a logo of your business and URL in your video and in a description of every video you make, so you can become very easy recognizable to your audience.
Traffic Exchanges and Safelists
You can easily get a lot of views in front of your website if you have free time to devote to traffic exchange platforms and to safe mailing lists.
Both of the programs are very popular and there is a many of them you can join for free, but pay attention when you register for the first time. There will be the One Time Offer (OTO) which are in most cases are the best choices, but you do not need to take them. All depends on that what you wish for traffic to your website. If you are a free member then you will need to do all things manually, and if you have upgraded account then you have credits associated for traffic to your site or you have credits to safely send emails to other members.
Traffic Exchange programs work in a way ” you see my website I see your website”. Basically, you surf for credits which you can use to drive traffic to your website. The ratio is usually 2:1, but for upgraded members are 1:1 so take that into consideration when you joining the program.
Safe Lists are much similar, but in this case, when you join the program you voluntarily agree to receive email offers from other members in the program and get credit for reading those emails. Then you can use your credits to send emails pointing members in direction of your website. Be ready to receive a lot of emails, so I suggest that either make a filter for those massages or have the separate email account.
When you get familiar whit just one of the programs you can join multiple programs to get massive traffic to your website and even you can earn some money while you doing this the right way.
If you are new to this kind of advertising here is the fantastic free report and crash course how to start and all you need to know before joining these programs. Even some experienced members don’t know the secrets revealed in these reports.
Those are just some ways to drive traffic to your website and there is a lot more you can find.
Having a free traffic driven to your website is an excellent thing, but you must work on that day by day.
It’s not an easy task to do, but it’s your business at stake and nobody else can care more about the success of your business than you do.
Driving free traffic to your website or to your opt-in page requires continuous engagement, persistence, and determination to achieve success.
It requires a lot of time, but if you continuously work on that you can achieve great results.
If you have any questions or unclear or want to add something to this topic, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to discuss it.