How many ways can you get free web site traffic?

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How many ways can you get free web site traffic? Which one of the following is effective?

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  • Profile picture of the author John47
    Article marketing is a bit dated with the possible
    exception of ezinearticles.com as Google took
    exception to these article sites.

    Free classifieds are not very effective although some
    will make an exception for Craigslist especially
    local ads.

    Forum posting is effective if done properly.

    Quora question and answer site gets a lot of traffic.

    The usual social media sites such as Facebook, Linkedin,
    Pinterset, Instagram, Snapchat etc get a lot of traffic for
    most niches.

    There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube on traffic generation,
    just check that the video is not out dated as the rules on
    these sites change regularly.
    • Profile picture of the author joinreview
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    • Profile picture of the author dignesh solanki
      Thank you mr.john47 your reply and post helped me to solve my same question and gave me a great idea about how to get free traffic and solved my problem easily.
      Thank you.
  • Profile picture of the author Kate H Smith
    There are lots of ways... However, I get free website traffic through Pinterest, YouTube, and Quora... But, I think all traffic sources work. People start trusting you when they see you've experience and you've spent some time on that 'specific' platform. In other words, "Bandwagon Effect" matters a lot. If you're popular, and if you're getting lots of likes and upvotes on your comments or posts, people will listen to you and buy your products/services.
  • Profile picture of the author Julio
    I like posting in forums, commenting in blogs after READING the post that are in my niche, I still submit to some directories.

    I'm still finding new way to find traffic to my site.
    • Profile picture of the author joinreview
      Originally Posted by Julio View Post

      I like posting in forums, commenting in blogs after READING the post that are in my niche, I still submit to some directories.

      I'm still finding new way to find traffic to my site.
      Well Thanks! The traffic you get from above, does it really convert?
  • Profile picture of the author LendBrand
    There are many ways that you can use to bring free website traffic for your site.

    The first method is you can use the SlideShare and similar sites by creating interesting slides and link back to your money site.

    2nd method is creating interesting videos and upload to video sites and put the links to your website. If you don't know how to create videos then you can use the Fiverr services for creating promotional videos with low cost.

    3rd method is creating free ebooks or free download items and provides it through your websites or through the social medias. And if you effectively use this method then you can gain some high-quality social media backlinks for your website without paying any money. And here is the method that you can try to use for your website. First, you create a free download product and then you go to "paywithapost. de". This website is a social pay website, which means if anyone wants to free download your item then they will be forced to pay by twitter tweet or facebook post or google plus post or LinkedIn post etc., and hence you can earn free website traffic and social backlinks to your web page.
  • Profile picture of the author farrow26
    Hello,

    There are lot of ways to get free traffic.

    Some of them are:

    1. PDF Submission sites

    2. PowerPoint Slide submissions

    3. Social Media bookmarking

    4. Promoting through video (youtube, Dailymotion)

    Try to get niche related traffic for more conversions.

    Thank you.
  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    O course anything you can get ranked and to stick in the SERPS your doing real well. Just in that alone there are many ways. Video, blogs, articles, pdf's, images...
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  • Profile picture of the author DaleRodge
    Instagram is an excellent source for easy, quick & free traffic at the moment.

    SEO is a great long term free solution too - but it won't (generally) provide any results overnight.
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  • Profile picture of the author shiftyeyes
    I'm experimenting with that as we speak. I'm going to go where my target audience would be at. Which would be youtube. I tried posting comments and links on videos but realized the linked comments don't even get approved. I'm going to head over to reddit next, then instagram
  • Profile picture of the author hotlinkz
    In truth, there really is no free visitor traffic. Either you will invest cash or invest your time.

    All the methods you listed are effective. It depends on the offer, your sales copy, the market niche, the audience in that market niche, your lead/sales funnel, the timing and many, many other factors.

    The best way to tell... launch, test, analyze, test, analyze, test, analyze and so on. Re-assess what your time is worth in terms of dollars. Once you see the real cost of "free" marketing, it may prompt you to find a way to find the funds to create a marketing and advertising budget.
  • Profile picture of the author Gary Chapple
    SEO is King no doubt there, but can take a very long time to get to a positive ROI, free traffic takes time as well. Guess posts, building a social media audience, leverage influencers, contests and promotions, I personally like YouTube.
  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    YouTube Video Marketing and FB Groups are the best free traffic source right now.
  • Profile picture of the author daronch
    Video marketing and social media marketing are also very effective ways of bringing traffic to your website.
  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Hundreds of ways to generate traffic. Some good... some bad. Some paid... some free. And depending what niche you're in some work better than others.

    Some of the best advice I was ever given when it comes to traffic generation is to ask yourself, "where do my ideal customers hang out?" Is it a certain forum? A certain social network? etc. etc.

    Once you dial-in on that, generating traffic becomes a whole lot easier.
  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Originally Posted by joinreview View Post

    How many ways can you get free web site traffic? Which one of the following is effective?

    Google Webmaster Tool > Add Url

    Forum Posting

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    Article Marketing

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    The most effective free traffic generation methods for me include, YouTube video marketing, forum marketing, and Facebook group marketing.

    Article marketing is not so great anymore but you can squeeze some traffic out of ezine articles.

    The only classified ads site that was ever worth my time was craigslist. Some people say backpage is decent but I didn't get any decent results from my tests.
  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    For me personally...I love youtube video marketing. Very powerful.

    What ever method you choose, learn how to 'master' one before trying all.

    Why?

    Because every channel works (you tube, Instagram, Facebook, twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest ETC).

    However, just because they are easily accessible doesn't mean that they can be easily 'mastered'.

    Can you imagine a martial artist going out and trying to learn Kung fu, Karate, Aikido, Jiu Jitsu and Taekwondo all at the same time?

    Well that's exactly what happens per say online.

    But people take them for granted because they are FREE and easily accessible online.

    I think Bruce said it best...

    • Profile picture of the author anayb
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      For me personally...I love youtube video marketing. Very powerful.

      What ever method you choose, learn how to 'master' one before trying all.

      Why?

      Because every channel works (you tube, Instagram, Facebook, twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest ETC).

      However, just because they are easily accessible doesn't mean that they can be easily 'mastered'.

      Can you imagine a martial artist going out and trying to learn Kung fu, Karate, Aikido, Jiu Jitsu and Taekwondo all at the same time?

      Well that's exactly what happens per say online.

      But people take them for granted because they are FREE and easily accessible online.

      I think Bruce said it best...

      Very-well said ... I'm also very interested in video marketing, which I have been trying to master for the last two years. Other methods? I like to outsource them. Since I am trying to consume (and taking actions) as much info as possible about one marketing channel, I believe I can successfully outsource other methods since the basic concept of each marketing tactic is the same.

      The quotation of Bruce Lee is very inspiring and is aligned with our marketing strategy.
  • Profile picture of the author galantisme
    I'm dealing mostly in the web design niche and so far my best way to get free traffic is to provide free stuff. I share some of my design leftovers and they bring in lot of leads for paying gigs.

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