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How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby Meeko28 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:34 am

How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods


Putting up a company would of course require a lot of things, to get straight to the point, you need a capital. To make money requires money as well. But of course, with the versatility the internet offers, there are many ways you could find that could help optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic.

While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flows, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. Well, you don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.

How sweet it is to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent, it may take time, to say honestly, I’m not going to beat around the bush with you. You get better chances by paying for your advertisements, but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I’m about to tell you.

Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss about lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.

With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.

You can also make use of newsletters. Provide people with a catalog of your products and interesting and entertaining articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.

Another great idea is trading links with other sites. You don’t have to spend a cent. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. With exchanging links, the efforts both sites do will benefit both sites. Every traffic that goes to the site could potentially click on the link of your site and visit your site as well. This works well especially when both sites feature the same niche.

Write articles that could pique the attention of people that have interest in your product. Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs.

Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. When people find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article originated. Include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there’s a great probability that they will go to your site.

Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that a content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do your on but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain requirements as well as great quality.
Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.

All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby tosaytheleast » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Well one of the best methods to have drive traffic to your site is youtube. Making an interesting video about your website and your services and upload and promote it in youtube will be very helpful. You could also try posting on social networking sites especially facebook and twitter.
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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby krang » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:23 pm

Youtube, web 2.0 properties such as Flickr, Squidoo, Tumblr, answers sites, free blogs like blogspot or wordpress, marketing on forums ... that all can work.
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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby Hardison » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:03 pm

Guest blogging on a popular blog in your niche is a great way to get free traffic to your website or blog. This has really worked for me.

I have used press releases with limited results.
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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby BigBIgFan » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:40 am

The best free method to generate traffic with, besides creating great content, is to interact with people who enjoy your niche such as in forums like this one. If you can be where your potential traffic already is, without spamming your site, there is a good chance people will check it out if you are interesting.
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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby mz_angie1987 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:11 am

I agree with the above. Blog on popular sites such as tumlr and wordpress would be a good idea to drive traffic to your site. You could also get a youtube page and twitter would help people become aware of your site.
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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby machtm » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:57 am

My personal opinion is that social media is the only reliable source of free traffic. The great thing about social media is that it allows you to build your brand as well.

I don't think I could launch a company, product or service without some paid advertising though...

The problem I see too many "marketers" do online is jump into all sorts of free traffic generators and they just look sloppy. Take your time, build the RIGHT content and the RIGHT creatives before you start posting everywhere :) - just my two cents.
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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby etc » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:31 am

Youtube is definitely one of the best that I mostly use among the rest. It may not be applicable for some niches but for those who have travel niches, home improvements or something like tutorials, the videos for sure will grab attention fromusers searching for its keywords.
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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby BigBIgFan » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:23 am

I hadn't even thought about Youtube because it's a different medium but there are a lot of people who only use youtube to look for things and so not including videos in your marketing plan is a sure way to miss a lot of potential visitors. Take that with a grain of salt however, if your goal is to get web traffic you may find that youtubers don't really want to leave youtube.
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Re: How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Postby Waynefire » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:28 am

I have to admit I really like the free traffic methods. I know that this is something which I really like to do because I am cheap! The main way that I have managed to generate good amount of traffic is to get the backlinks for my main page.
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