When it comes to the success of a blog or website, traffic is the most important thing. Without it, there can never be any sales, period!
Want to increase traffic to your site for free? Read on!
- Start a Fan Page on Facebook
Facebook is free – create a fan page and base it around or dedicate it to your site, brand, industry, or event. Make sure you invite all your friends and clients to like and share the page.
- Post Unique and Informative Content
Google values unique and informative content. Post content that targets keywords related to your field on a regular basis and you are good to go. You can have content done for you for as little as $5 per article or blog on freelancing sites such as Upwork and Fiverr.
- Publish Controversial Pieces
Controversial articles or blogs are extremely likely to attract the attention of the people you want to visit your site. Something that is likely to arouse public disagreement will definitely get people to talk, link to it, and share. Once your content goes viral, sit down and wait for free traffic.
- Request To Be Published In Related Blogs
Getting published in related blogs, also known as guest posting, is a free and effective way to bring traffic to your site, especially when the hosting blog happens to be popular. Just include a link to your website at the end of your post and wait for results.
- Take Advantage of Top Article Directories
Article marketing, if done right, can bring loads of free traffic your way. Just write exceptional articles, include relevant keywords and keyword phrases that tend to rank high in Google, and submit them to the top article directories. Remember that these articles need to be extremely informative, original, well-written, and relevant to your field.
- Publish “Top something” Kind Of Articles
According to a growing body of research, Internet readers tend to appreciate “Top something” kind of articles more. This is because they are easy on the eyes and are also easy to digest. Examples include “Top 5 ways to ….” Or “Top 10 tips to …”
Create a “Top something” kind of article that is related to your field and you could very well send traffic to your site without having to pay a dime. Just make sure the article is informative and evergreen.
- Use a Funny, Attention-Grabbing Picture as Link Bait
Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? By publishing a funny, attention-grabbing picture or image, you will definitely convince people to visit your site as long as they find your pic interesting. For inspiration, check out Reddit.com. Their pics section will give you something to think about.
8. Establish yourself as an Expert on Popular and Professional Sites like Linkedin and Yahoo Answers
Establish yourself as an expert on popular and professional sites like LinkedIn and Yahoo Answers. The best way to do this is to answer questions while at the same time including a link back to your site. The trick here is to stick to questions that relate to your expertise or you’ll end up sounding pointless, or worse, a spammer.
- Ad Swap
Ad swapping involves swapping ad space with a website that is related to your field. Do you have a website you can AD swap with? The Ad can be in the form of a newsletter, Ezine ad, or banner.
10. Offer a free eBook
Write an eBook that offers valuable information which is related to your field and give it away freely. You can include a link to your website in the footer to encourage readers to visit your site for more information. Offer valuable information and you can expect your readers to share the book widely.
11. Submit an Interesting Video to Popular Video Sharing Sites
People enjoy short videos. Create a short video introducing your products or services or announcing an event. Offering free videos is also a great way to form or develop your email list.
12. Take advantage of HubPages Hubs and Squidoo Lenses
HubPages Hubs and Squidoo Lenses usually rank well in Google as long as they contain the right keywords. Take advantage of these “one page websites” and be sure to include a link to your site and to add anchor text links for more exposure.