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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    YouTube Video Marketing and FB Groups are the best free traffic source right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author daronch
    Video marketing and social media marketing are also very effective ways of bringing traffic to your website.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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    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.
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  • 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...

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    • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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

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    I actually just posted a thread for my best traffic-generation method

    link: http://www.warriorforum.com/social-m...l?view=classic

    I was hoping it would get posted here in this part of the forum but it got stuffed away in "social media"

    Anyway, it gets me subscribers EVERY DAY, and it's been working ever since the first DAY I started doing it... within MINUTES of implementing it.

    Just because it's a simple method, don't underestimate its power!!
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I usually getting traffic from free traffic sources like SEO, Forum posting, Social media sites, Guest posts, Blog commenting etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author shiftyeyes
      After thinking about this topic all day, I'm thinking youtube is the best way for free traffic. People watch videos and look at pictures. Nobody wants to read. Videos are shared, videos can go viral, and it's free!
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      • Profile picture of the author quadagon
        Originally Posted by shiftyeyes View Post

        After thinking about this topic all day, I'm thinking youtube is the best way for free traffic. People watch videos and look at pictures. Nobody wants to read. Videos are shared, videos can go viral, and it's free!
        Can I just clarify this:

        After reading a question on an internet forum you spent all day thinking about it and the conclusion you came too (and posted) was that 'Nobody wants to read'
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Mortimer
    Forum participation, Amazon Kindle traffic and email marketing are the ones I know.

    Also, I understand that it is far easier to get ranked on Bing than Google, and it accounts for ~30% of online searches, am I correct?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rickyarora
    By doing SMO, you can increase your website's visitors. In SEO, there are many ways to increase website traffics by doing slideshare submissions, article submissions, Blog commenting etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    - blog posting

    - video sharing sites

    - fanpage

    - give away free ebooks
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  • Profile picture of the author wilhb81
    I usually use Instagram + Facebook to get visitors. Being an active member in various forums also my favorite part as well.
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  • 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

    Classified Ads website

    Article Marketing

    Link Building
    Social Media, Local listing, broken link building,
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  • Profile picture of the author Brady Maijon
    My opinion, you can get free traffics on youtube, facebook, instagram, stumbleupon, Forums like here, google, yahoo Q&A, quora, safelists, traffic exchanges and etc. Of course, you need to have the skills and strategy to get them.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingmasala
    Few tips to get website traffic -

    1. Blog posts and guest posts - Rich and engaging content is a great way to attract target audience.
    2. Forum engagements - Active engagements and good suggestions which also links to your blog has proven out to be a good source of generating traffic.
    3. Directory submission
    4. Infographic submission ( if any)
    5. Quora - Answering questions on quora which are helpful,not only generates traffic but also builds your authority.
    6. Using social media channels where your target audience is active

    Hope you find this helpful.

    Cheers,
    Shivankit Arora
    Marketing Masala
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  • Profile picture of the author Fahad Nazir
    If you are technical with development use Basic On-page SEO. and then leave your site link in social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Pinterest etc.
    use Backlinks py guest posting, commenting on forums, directory submissions.
    If you are non technical with development then only go for social site to mark you link there...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarthi Singh
    It depends upon your niche of the websites. If you want to generate best organic traffic. Build a strong social Media Profile or a Page. Share a link on that Page, after that you will generate good organic Traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mdshohidulislamrobin
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    Among them, I think Forum posting is a key!

    Beside this, creating a mobile version of your web site or Creating an Android native app and publish it to the Google Play Store is now trending idea!
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  • Social Media Marketing, Forum Posting and Linkbuilding are the best working process to get free traffic for your targeted website.
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  • In my Opinion the best way to get the traffic is to have discussion in some good forum websites. also write article and post it in some good websites. condition is article should be unique and informative.

    Do some blog post and just share it in different social media websites. It will definitely work well for you. Just try it!
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  • Profile picture of the author seoserviceusa
    FB Groups are the best free traffic source right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author AkashBorah
    1. PPT/PDF Submission.
    2. Social bookmarking
    3. Promoting through video
    4. Infographic Submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author asif787
    The only genuine way is to derive tons of traffic is to create tons of quality content. For this, you just need to create a free blog on blogger.com. Start writing SEO content as many as possible related to your niche. It can easily create backlinks and generate loads of organic traffic towards your site. If you have 1000 pages on your blogger blog, you can be able to receive at least 1000 visitors per day especially related to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Uchiha Itachi
    my way is to share my site up the search engine, social media sites, the forums have the same content, the big video sharing sites and file sharing sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Jones42
    i tried following method and yes it works.

    1. facebook, gplus groups posting
    2. forum signature
    3. blog commenting in high traffic sites
    thats all.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicacain
    Most of the off-page SEO activities can bring you high traffic and leads. Some of them are discussed above by other community members. As far as I have seen, I found these activities much effective to gain traffic:
    • Comment posting
    • Directory Submission
    • Forum postings
    • Video submissions
    • Infographics
    • Ques/Ans
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateGuruAM
    In my opinion, If your target only traffic than you can go with social media site and video marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Cage
    I like using Social Bookmarking and Forum Backlinks. There are other ways: Web 2.0, Document Sharing,...
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  • Profile picture of the author sysads
    OK I am trying to assimilate all suggestions as there too many working and non working methods inter-linked.

    For YouTube videos, how will that help my blog site which is primarily showing How to install open source apps?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    Personally...I like using software that makes getting traffic easier. Training and knowledge is important but taking action on what you already know is most important
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  • Profile picture of the author janurmas
    For a long term traffic generation, I used SEO. For a short term traffic generation, I sued SMO, but need more call-to-action titlings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucky1854
    Hi,
    Optimize Your Website for the Search Engines:
    Search engines have always been a major way to get traffic for free. That is why you need to do your homework and optimize your site so that it ranks well for the keywords you target.


    Frequently Update the Content of Your Site:
    In terms of SEO, content is king. If your content is good and frequently updated, you will not only build a loyal audience of recurring visitors, who will often come to see what is new; but search engines will also love your site!

    Take advantage of social bookmarking sites:

    Social bookmarking sites are another powerful way to get traffic for free.

    Use your Twitter and Facebook accounts:


    Social networks are also a way to get traffic for free. If you are popular on networks, such as Twitter or Facebook, the traffic you get from there can easily surpass the traffic from Google and the other search engines.

    Include your URL in your signature:

    URLs in forum signatures are also a way to get traffic for free. There are forums, which get millions of visitors a day and if you are a popular user on such a forum, you can use this to get traffic to your site.

    Start Guest Blogging

    Start Document sharing

    Start blog commenting,Article sharing,

    I hope this will help you to get traffic easily on your site.

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    All great but probably the best way is to build your social media listings. Slow process and you must get involved. The benefit is more quality traffic to your offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author manoaratefy
    Good morning,

    I just do forum posting for my web hosting business and I think it is very efficient. Last year, we have doing classifieds ads posting but no peoples come to our website from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author usamapc
    The best way to get free traffic is to make a high quality website and not go for any shortcut. Link Building is only way to get higher in google ranking other methods are not as strong as link building. so always go for link building. For furthur mor seach for google ranking factors to see which helps more and which not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alinajaini
    1) Optimize Your Website for the Search Engines
    2) Frequently Update the Content of Your Site
    3) Take advantage of social bookmarking sites.
    4) Use your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
    5) Get links with other sites in your niche.
    6) Use any chance to promote your site for free.
    7) Create a free product or service.
    8) Use offline promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickW816
    If you are a local service or storefront, online business directories are great. Social Media is effective if done well also.
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  • Profile picture of the author brookeharper08
    Pinterest usually does it for me, but a co-worker who just launched a new travel blog of her own takes advantage of social media's diversity.

    In Pinterest, you'll find like-minded people that will show interest in your work, what you do, and how you do it. There are also businesses that could possibly become partners and affiliates in the future. It's one of the most effective platforms where you can showcase your content and the more you add relevant content to your blog and post in on your board, the more likely you'll have followers that will be led to your site using each and every pin you post on Pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barkston
    Above mentioned all activities are effective but you can do Social Media Promotion for additional free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author lonny265
    Nice question. It is bad headache who have website but don't get a huge visitors? There are turns of free method to get visitors. I have a site . At first you should have quality content to attract visitors. Also good looking site. After that you can use off page seo method. I usually do social media method and spread my site. Also do guest blogging but it's hard to get quality back link from them. You can do social bookmarking although it's old method but efficiencies. You should use raddit or pinterest to get huge traffic. Make niche related video and promote them diffrent video sharing site. It's my opinion. Besides that a lot of method available.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author mminhajuddin
    I think article marketing does not work so much! You may not get expected results. And, forum marketing can be effective if you are going to target niche specific forums!
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  • Profile picture of the author tranthanhthai125
    Apart from making your way, I also create facebook fanpage, twitter, linkedin, ... (social network). So not only made a name on its own website, but also on the track plays on those pages. From there you will also have more stable traffic volume.
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  • Profile picture of the author logoartistdesign
    All the above mentioned techniques are important & freely help in traffic generation.
    Addition to them social media sites can be very helpful as you may be aware people are very much active on them.
    While performing above techniques make sure your content is technically & grammatically correct, unique & updated.
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  • Profile picture of the author nguyennguyenhung
    I'm experimenting thereupon as we tend to speak. i am progressing to go wherever my audience would be at. which might be youtube. i attempted posting comments and links on videos however completed the coupled comments do not even get approved. i am progressing to head over to reddit next, then instagram
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  • Profile picture of the author The Author
    My first thought would be "All of the Above". All the methods you mention are great, and have indeed proven themselves among successful marketers. There are so many ways to generate free traffic online, it's a little overwhelming.

    It will however require a lot of research from your side, because you need to find what works for you. Try taking a look at some free tactics I use - Warrior Forum - The #1 Digital Marketing Forum & Marketplace - The Author

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  • Profile picture of the author demi Hawkins
    Posting free classifieds on different website is one of the best method for create back links of website it can help to boost ranking of website in different search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author netbull
    1. Provide fresh, unique and useful content in your website. People use the internet here to take into consideration information plus buy what they need. It is actually therefore crucial that you might have excellent and completely unique content within your website in order that visitors to your web page will take more time on the site, bookmark your site plus purchase from you. Moreover, should you have plenty of useful home your internet site, you can be viewed as a specialist in your niche, and you ought to therefore easily get customers.

    2. Optimize your website for search engines. In order for your site available across the search engines like google anybody are attempting to find information, make certain that your niche keyword phrases are already within your headlines also in other content in your website. Because of this your web site can make an appearance which will obtain a high position if we search for those keywords within your website, which will drive more traffic inside your website.

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  • Profile picture of the author trafficshouter
    there are lots of ways that can you drive free traffic for your website, However i get free traffic social media marketing as like as Facebook, twitter, pinterest, google plus and you tube marketing, I think that its best free traffic source
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  • Profile picture of the author Neha Kaushik
    You can get free traffic to your website from social sharing like fb, twitter posting etc.
    Document sharing is good way for free traffic.
    Video marketing is also the best way to get free website traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author arunpandi
    Adposting
    Blog commenting
    Profile creation
    Blogger
    Web 2.0
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