List of Free and Paid Traffic Tips

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This is one of the most asked questions when it comes to any type of Startup Company or newly founded website. Of course, the more money you spend the more traffic you're going to get. However, that isn't always the case when starting out. I’ve listed amazing traffic sources you can use for free along with paid. Don't forget quality and not quantity. So make unique accounts and reach out to users instead of just spamming links in hope to generate traffic. Remember think long term instead of short term. Spamming will only hurt you in the long run.

Note: This is from experience with SaaS application type products and results may vary. Updated post from my previous one with application, mobile and additional sources. I'm certain I'm missing some sites but this is from personal experience and what I've researched! Post in the thread of other useful sites that I haven't included which are high conversion.

Now let’s get started!

Focus on startup type networks first since you will generate early adopter quality leads instead of chasing after them on major sites. For example, Papaly you're able to generate traffic from Google and relevant niche profiles. Another example, Ello you can reach out to users easier since everyone initially is an early adopter on the site. I’m only listing quality sites that will generate you traffic. Of course there are hundreds of social sites but these are the quality sites that give results long-term and short-term.

Social Bookmarking: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
Product Hunt | Product Hunt
Hacker News | https://news.ycombinator.com/
Papaly | https://papaly.com/
Reddit Sub-Reddits | reddit: the front page of the internet
Designer News | https://news.layervault.com/
Pinterest | http://www.pinterest.com/
Scoop it | You are the content you publish. | Scoop.it
StumbleUpon | Explore more. Web pages, photos, and videos | StumbleUpon.com
Delicious | https://delicious.com/
Diigo | https://www.diigo.com/

Tech News:
TheNextWeb | The Next Web - International technology news, business & culture
TechCrunch | TechCrunch - The latest technology news and information on startups
LifeHacker | Lifehacker - Tips and downloads for getting things done
Wired | WIRED
The Verge | The Verge
VentureBeat | VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Mashable | Mashable
GigaOM | https://gigaom.com/


Social Media: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
Ello | https://ello.co/
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/
Twitter | https://twitter.com/
Google+ | https://plus.google.com/
Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/
Tsu | https://www.tsu.co/
Aboutme | http://about.me/


Video Websites: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
Youtube | https://www.youtube.com/
Twitch | Twitch
Dailymotion | dailymotion.com


Question & Answer: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
Quora | http://quora.com/
Yahoo! | https://answers.yahoo.com/


Application Websites: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
AlternativeTo | AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations
Freeware Genius | freewaregenius.com - Freeware reviews and downloads, featuring the coolest, best free software
CNET | https://upload.cnet.com/


Browser Extensions: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
Chrome | https://chrome.google.com/webstore
Firefox | https://addons.mozilla.org
Safari | https://extensions.apple.com/
Opera | https://addons.opera.com


Mobile Application Sites: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
Appszoom | Download thousands of Android and iPhone apps - Appszoom.com
PC Mag | Mobile App Reviews | Mobile Apps Review | PCMag.com
Pocket-Lint | Apps news, reviews, photos and video - Pocket-lint
AlternativeTo | AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations
Common Sense Media | https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews
IntoMobile | IntoMobile - Breaking news, information, and analysis on the latest mobile phones and mobile technology


iOS Review and Rating Sites: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
Appadvice | AppAdvice - iPhone/iPad App News and Reviews
iTunes | https://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/ios/
Reddit Sub-Reddits Not in Order:Mac Life | Apps | Mac|Life
148 Apps | 148Apps » iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch App Reviews and News
CNET | iOS Apps - iOS software downloads and software reviews for iPhone and iPad - CNET Download.com
Appolicious | iPhone apps and iPad apps | Appolicious


Android Review and Rating Sites: List is in order from Traffic:Conversion Ratio
Aptoide | Home | Aptoide - Android Apps Store
Google Play | https://play.google.com/store
Reddit Sub-Reddits Not in Order:App Brain | Top Android Apps and Games in the Android Market | AppBrain.com
Android Tapp | AndroidTapp - Android App Reviews, Android Apps, News, App Recommendations, Interviews

Paid Advertisements
Pinterest Ads | https://ads.pinterest.com/
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/advertising
Google Adwords | https://www.google.com/adwords/
Bing Ads | https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/
Solo Ads | SoloAdsX | Internet Marketing Solo Ads Directory
Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/ads/
Twitter | https://ads.twitter.com/

Overall, free traffic can bring you amazing traffic especially if your company goes viral. I would however stay away from Facebook likes and strictly promote post engagements. For those that are interested in why I brought up paid Facebook likes can view the video . Also, jump onto Pinterest ads as soon as you can because it will become public and cost more per click. All the sites listed have been used from personal experience and pictures are results from it.


Enjoy your long and short-term traffic along with quality links aiming back to your site! You will see a major boost inside the search engines. First it will mainly be long tail keywords but as the months go on you will be ranking for high competition keywords. Good luck on your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author brentb
    You forgot two good paid traffic spots:

    TrafficVance
    Targetismo
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    • Profile picture of the author hostingexcel
      Originally Posted by brentb View Post

      You forgot two good paid traffic spots:

      TrafficVance
      Targetismo
      I said quality conversion sites not low quality sites with horrible landing pages and authority.
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      • Profile picture of the author brentb
        Originally Posted by hostingexcel View Post

        I said quality conversion sites not low quality sites with horrible landing pages and authority.
        Not sure what this means? Why would Google's authority ranking of an ad networks homepage have anything to do with how good their traffic is? The are completely unrelated and have no relationship in any way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    Great post, buddy!!

    Lots of good options on there. If you don't mind, I'll share what I use to get traffic.

    Paid traffic sources:

    Mainly Solo Ads

    Free traffic sources:

    Pinterest
    Tumblr
    Twitter
    Blog
    YouTube Channel

    Here's a video of my main traffic sources... Social networks can work wonders...

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  • Profile picture of the author izwan
    Completely posting. Great to be used as reference. Thanks bro.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolasmd2112
    Great post! Slideshare is also another great free source that still ranks well in the search engines!
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  • Profile picture of the author rooneymanutd
    Great one
    I'll use it for my tech site

    Techgunner.net

    Do visit it
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    This type of thread goes here
    allinone - Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace - Threads Tagged with allinone
    Or we have them all over the place so please asked the mods to move it...
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