In this article, I will share with you my free traffic system that consistently and predictably gets me traffic everyday to my website. But first of all, if you’re used to marketing your website via advertising, you should know that the traffic you get from free marketing will take a while to match the traffic you get from paid advertising. Paid advertising has its perks, but for some people it just isn’t worth their time.
Here’s the first component of my free traffic system that I want to share with you.
1) Video marketing
You can get a ton of traffic from sites like Youtube, Google Video, and Metacafe - and making videos couldn’t be easier than ever. You can use a free video tool such as Camstudio (camstudio.org) to make your videos. Camstudio makes it possible to create screencasts or “how to” videos that show the user how to do some. This is what the majority of my videos are since I’m kind of camera shy and don’t like being in front of the camera (lol).
Anyway, Camstudio is a tool that you will want to get well acquainted with. If you’re someone who isn’t camera shy and you want to be in front of the camera, then this is fine too. You can get thousands of hits to your website by using Youtube as a method to get your marketing message out there.
Usually the most popular videos on sites like Youtube are music videos and snippets of news casts. But even though this is true, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get thousands of hits with your small 2-3 minute video. I have seen 2-3 minute videos get over 10,000 hits to their video and grow in popularity on Youtube.
After you have completed your video, one thing that you will want to consider doing is extracting the audio and converting it into a podcast. In fact, let me show you how podcasting plays a part in my free traffic system.
I mentioned above that you can take the audio from your video and turn it into a podcast. This is something that I highly recommend you doing. After extracting the audio, you can submit it to a popular podcast directory such as Itunes. This is where all the major podcasts are on the internet.
For example, there is a podcast that I’m subscribed to and that I regularly go and get. This podcast is of the Suze Orman show. Suze Orman is one of my favorite people in the world and I absolutely love her financial advice. The way I’m hooked on Suze Orman is how some people will be hooked on you. Here’s another element of my free traffic system that you should consider.
3) Forum marketing
Forums are excellent marketing tools. You get to plug your website all while learning helpful advice from people at the same time. There’s an internet marketing forum that I’m apart of called the “Warrior Forum”, and you should be a member too if you want to learn very good internet marketing strategies.
To do forum marketing correctly, you will want to stick with giving helpful information and plugging your website in the signature line of your posts. This is the proper place to advertise your website at. One thing you never want to do is spam the forum boards. This is the fastest way to get booted off the forum.
All 3 of these methods are a part of my free traffic system. If you want to get free traffic, simply follow the tips in this article. It will take some time for the techniques to work, because free traffic methods are apart of a long term internet marketing strategy - so you have to be patient with the results. But if you can remain patient, you’ll see your efforts more than pay off for themselves.
Good luck with developing your own free traffic system.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Randall Magwood is one of the most respected and highly-regarded online marketing experts on the internet. He has a website about internet marketing that helps small business owners learn how to market their business online simply and easily. To learn more, visit his website here: http://www.internetmarketing-rules.com