FREE TRAFFIC METHODS? What works and what doesn't?

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What ways have been most successful for you guys at getting free traffic to your website? I'm just curious to see what works and what doesn't work for you.

What's worked best for me was to partner up with someone who had an influence of about 20,000 Followers and that gave us both instant traffic. Also Facebook commenting on Public Figures posts and posting relevant content to trending hashtags on Twitter has also proven to be successful for me.

Please post your best and worst strategies, fails and successes. I'd love to see what's given you results
#free #free traffic #free traffic methods #methods #success and failure #traffic #works
  • Profile picture of the author Mcfoxr
    I utilize different traffic strategies for different niche blogs.

    For my Gossip site, the major source of traffic are Twitter, Facebook ( Group and Fanpage), Instagram and a local entertainment news forum. The posts to Twitter and Facebook is automated while Instagram and the forum is done manually. Intend to build a list from the site and use blog broadcast feature to automate blog post emails to the subscribers, when a new post is made

    others are Niche forum, email list
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    Youtube and Q&A sites...up to last year yahoo answers was the rage, now I believe quora is the goldmine if utilized correctly.
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    For me, YouTube has worked best.

    More on that here: how to use short YouTube videos to drive traffic

    Regards,
    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Free traffic works well but can take time and when your first starting out its very limited. With paid traffic my money has full control over my business. Instead of spending 6 hours working on a free traffic method I can spend ten minutes and let my money go to work for me and do a much better and faster job.
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    • Profile picture of the author maghaz
      agree ....money is our servant ...when you use it as a servant it is work very nice ...but when it is become master then it is will use like a servant ....
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua1406
      how much faster is buying traffic vs free traffic?
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    • Profile picture of the author AUrope
      Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

      Free traffic works well but can take time and when your first starting out its very limited. With paid traffic my money has full control over my business. Instead of spending 6 hours working on a free traffic method I can spend ten minutes and let my money go to work for me and do a much better and faster job.
      Hi, are you talking about Adwords here? Is it not too expensive? How much do you need to spend to get an acceptable result?
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    Medium.com is a good place for organic free traffic because you have a built in audience.
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  • Since I am in a business to business service privider I have found that posting and commenting in groups related to my field on LinkedIn helps me. Also, whenever I write an article and post it up on my website and then share it out via social media, my website traffic usually increases 3-4x. Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author gregdavidson727
    Originally Posted by iSuccessful View Post

    What ways have been most successful for you guys at getting free traffic to your website? I'm just curious to see what works and what doesn't work for you.

    What's worked best for me was to partner up with someone who had an influence of about 20,000 Followers and that gave us both instant traffic. Also Facebook commenting on Public Figures posts and posting relevant content to trending hashtags on Twitter has also proven to be successful for me.

    Please post your best and worst strategies, fails and successes. I'd love to see what's given you results
    The internet is all about USEFUL CONTENT. Provide people with useful content and the traffic will come.
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  • Profile picture of the author Travis Ross
    LinkedIn has always been my choice when it comes to getting free traffic for my business. You get to rapidly send out a couple thousand invitations per account, so you can expect to generate around 500-1000 connections per account. The other day I sent out 600 invitations in approximately 15 minutes, and after using my usual strategy, I had hundreds of "real" targeted business owners accept my invitation within hours. the key to my success comes from being able to send a message to my connections inbox using automated LinkedIn software, rather than promote my business through the status update. The bottom line is that you need an unfair advantage when it comes to getting free traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author VincentD
      Originally Posted by Travis Ross View Post

      LinkedIn has always been my choice when it comes to getting free traffic for my business. You get to rapidly send out a couple thousand invitations per account, so you can expect to generate around 500-1000 connections per account. The other day I sent out 600 invitations in approximately 15 minutes, and after using my usual strategy, I had hundreds of "real" targeted business owners accept my invitation within hours. the key to my success comes from being able to send a message to my connections inbox using automated LinkedIn software, rather than promote my business through the status update. The bottom line is that you need an unfair advantage when it comes to getting free traffic.
      Hi Travis,

      What Linkedin software or feature did you use to generate 600 invitations in 15 mins? Can you show me how?

      Thanks a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    What works for me:
    - distribute free content
    - fanpage
    - forum
    - eBay

    What doesn't work:
    - 5 buck traffic from fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author nsserve
    We rely on pure seo traffic and nothing else, the software industry isnt big on email or social media lately.
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  • Profile picture of the author terinah14
    Most of my traffic come from Reddit. Once you post a good one on the right sub, it can go viral. I also have a Flip It account that gives me little traffic (but that's better than 0 right?). Pinterest works well too.

    I haven't tried getting traffic from forums and blog commenting, but I'm trying now. XD
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    • Profile picture of the author raul lucian
      Originally Posted by terinah14 View Post

      Most of my traffic come from Reddit. Once you post a good one on the right sub, it can go viral. I also have a Flip It account that gives me little traffic (but that's better than 0 right?). Pinterest works well too.

      I haven't tried getting traffic from forums and blog commenting, but I'm trying now. XD
      I also vote for Reddit. If done the right way, it can bring alot of traffic, especially if you are submitting to larger subreddits.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Social networking sites, blog commenting, Guest Posting and forum posting is one of the free methods to get quality traffic for a website/Blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Net66
    I have found just putting quality content up and then encouraging others to share it on social media has really been driving me a lot of high quality, targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    PPC = it's very strong

    There are free ppc networks to use that seems to work very nice (from what I see in my tests)

    Actually I'm getting nice ppc traffic without paying a dime
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    • Profile picture of the author dennisliebel2
      Originally Posted by maxsi View Post

      PPC = it's very strong

      There are free ppc networks to use that seems to work very nice (from what I see in my tests)

      Actually I'm getting nice ppc traffic without paying a dime
      Can you say exactly what ppc networks you are talking about.

      Also I am a little confused as the first p in ppc is "pay" and you say "free". Could you please clarify.
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    • Profile picture of the author PrintKing
      Can you give an example of a " Free ppc network"?
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  • Profile picture of the author iSuccessful
    Thank you for sharing your methods. I've learned some new techniques to test out. Have a great day everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    For free, it's the use of parasite sites. Parasites are domains with high authority that tend to rank well in Google and that you can build a page or publish content on. There's a number of good parasites, including Youtube, SlideShare, FB fan pages, Weebly, Quora, etc.


    I prefer parasites that not only rank well in Google but can also drive internal traffic. The sites I listed just above, except for Weebly, are not only parasites but also give you the opportunity to get traffic internally by getting friends/followers, etc.
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  • I still love this video on YouTube that Anik Singal did about traffic.

    He said he gets a question all the time about the best ways to get lots of traffic.

    His reply in this 9 minute video is the best: https://youtu.be/rtO6ee9pzRc

    It's all about hustling and being smart with your buys when you have a converting optin page.

    For those of you still unfamiliar with Fiverr and their traffic buying...I don't suggest it...poor, robotic, and haven't wiggled a dime loose from any of it. Just FYI...
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  • Profile picture of the author irdkkelate
    just don't use fiverr ...full of rubbish and junk traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbs
    There are tons of ways to get free traffic! Here are a couple of resources that'll give you more information....

    (Some of these are for blog traffic, but also can be used for any website)

    7 Proven Strategies to Increase Your Blog
    Link Building Case Study: How I Increased My Search Traffic by 110% in 14 Days
    The Ultimate Guide to Free Blog Traffic (This one is from my site, but it is relevant)
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    pay for it or work for it (SO CALLED FREE)

    Anyways you want free right?? then feed your blog consistently....



    whatever gets your audience to your site, track what they do on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Originally Posted by iSuccessful View Post

    What ways have been most successful for you guys at getting free traffic to your website? I'm just curious to see what works and what doesn't work for you.

    What's worked best for me was to partner up with someone who had an influence of about 20,000 Followers and that gave us both instant traffic. Also Facebook commenting on Public Figures posts and posting relevant content to trending hashtags on Twitter has also proven to be successful for me.

    Please post your best and worst strategies, fails and successes. I'd love to see what's given you results
    Originally Posted by Mcfoxr View Post

    I utilize different traffic strategies for different niche blogs.

    For my Gossip site, the major source of traffic are Twitter, Facebook ( Group and Fanpage), Instagram and a local entertainment news forum. The posts to Twitter and Facebook is automated while Instagram and the forum is done manually. Intend to build a list from the site and use blog broadcast feature to automate blog post emails to the subscribers, when a new post is made

    others are Niche forum, email list
    Originally Posted by samimnoorzaitgc View Post

    I get most of my traffic from twitter and forum signatures. The rest comes from search engines. I'm currently active in 4 forums.
    Originally Posted by Leli View Post

    Youtube and Q&A sites...up to last year yahoo answers was the rage, now I believe quora is the goldmine if utilized correctly.
    Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

    For me, YouTube has worked best.

    More on that here: how to use short YouTube videos to drive traffic

    Regards,
    Daniel
    Originally Posted by webmarke View Post

    Medium.com is a good place for organic free traffic because you have a built in audience.
    Originally Posted by HilleyConsolidated View Post

    Since I am in a business to business service privider I have found that posting and commenting in groups related to my field on LinkedIn helps me. Also, whenever I write an article and post it up on my website and then share it out via social media, my website traffic usually increases 3-4x. Hope this helps!
    Originally Posted by Travis Ross View Post

    LinkedIn has always been my choice when it comes to getting free traffic for my business. You get to rapidly send out a couple thousand invitations per account, so you can expect to generate around 500-1000 connections per account. The other day I sent out 600 invitations in approximately 15 minutes, and after using my usual strategy, I had hundreds of "real" targeted business owners accept my invitation within hours. the key to my success comes from being able to send a message to my connections inbox using automated LinkedIn software, rather than promote my business through the status update. The bottom line is that you need an unfair advantage when it comes to getting free traffic.
    Originally Posted by T S Chan View Post

    What works for me:
    - distribute free content
    - fanpage
    - forum
    - eBay

    What doesn't work:
    - 5 buck traffic from fiverr
    Originally Posted by terinah14 View Post

    Most of my traffic come from Reddit. Once you post a good one on the right sub, it can go viral. I also have a Flip It account that gives me little traffic (but that's better than 0 right?). Pinterest works well too.

    I haven't tried getting traffic from forums and blog commenting, but I'm trying now. XD
    Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

    Social networking sites, blog commenting, Guest Posting and forum posting is one of the free methods to get quality traffic for a website/Blog.
    Originally Posted by Net66 View Post

    I have found just putting quality content up and then encouraging others to share it on social media has really been driving me a lot of high quality, targeted traffic.
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    For free, it's the use of parasite sites. Parasites are domains with high authority that tend to rank well in Google and that you can build a page or publish content on. There's a number of good parasites, including Youtube, SlideShare, FB fan pages, Weebly, Quora, etc.


    I prefer parasites that not only rank well in Google but can also drive internal traffic. The sites I listed just above, except for Weebly, are not only parasites but also give you the opportunity to get traffic internally by getting friends/followers, etc.
    Originally Posted by FunnelMarketingPro View Post

    I still love this video on YouTube that Anik Singal did about traffic.

    He said he gets a question all the time about the best ways to get lots of traffic.

    His reply in this 9 minute video is the best: https://youtu.be/rtO6ee9pzRc

    It's all about hustling and being smart with your buys when you have a converting optin page.

    For those of you still unfamiliar with Fiverr and their traffic buying...I don't suggest it...poor, robotic, and haven't wiggled a dime loose from any of it. Just FYI...
    Originally Posted by irdkkelate View Post

    just don't use fiverr ...full of rubbish and junk traffic
    Originally Posted by johnbs View Post

    There are tons of ways to get free traffic! Here are a couple of resources that'll give you more information....

    (Some of these are for blog traffic, but also can be used for any website)

    7 Proven Strategies to Increase Your Blog
    Link Building Case Study: How I Increased My Search Traffic by 110% in 14 Days
    The Ultimate Guide to Free Blog Traffic (This one is from my site, but it is relevant)


    This is worth at least $1 WSO list builder. Thanks all, implemeting as much as I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author menatekero
    so the best compilation of the free method will be ?
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  • Profile picture of the author keep well
    i think only forum is best for free traffic.others methods are no so much working
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  • Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemantkumar
    If you listen to me, I will suggest you to just write a quality content for people, quality content is only the key to get traffic. Otherwise there are so many methods to get free traffic but only few of them works properly without any harm.
    Some method I use to get traffic are..
    Join discussion on Q/A sites or fourms in our niche like Worriorforum, quora is really working best or you can search forums according to your post from google.
    You should take help of social media site to promote your blog like Facebook, Twitter, google plus and yeah don't forget Instagram etc.
    Youtube is really helping people to get a huge traffic, just make a video related to your post and upload it on youtube with your post link.
    You should submit your post to some awesome sites like..
    Reddit
    Buzzfeed
    Tribeer
    Boredpanda
    etc etc...
    You should use them atleast once and then feel the change in traffic.
    Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    Instagram , Facebook fan pages and Youtube videos work well for me..
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  • Profile picture of the author spei83
    I am using autosurf websites, where I get traffic for my websites, in exchange for surfing others.
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    • Profile picture of the author terinah14
      Originally Posted by spei83 View Post

      I am using autosurf websites, where I get traffic for my websites, in exchange for surfing others.
      How do you monetize that kind of traffic?
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by spei83 View Post

      I am using autosurf websites, where I get traffic for my websites, in exchange for surfing others.
      this type only good for those lead page affiliate site.
      but for personal niche with Adsense might get your account ban.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nexstair
    Social media and Reddit.Huge long term traffic sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author seanbizprofits
    To my personal experience, free traffic sources don't payoff. It's always better to have a full control over the traffic you are sending.
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  • Profile picture of the author pradeep3120
    Should update​ your product information in SOCIAL MEDIA SITES - also target people according to your business-
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  • Profile picture of the author seanbizprofits
    Instagram is the beast!
    It's not expensive, it works for various verticals and it actually works.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by seanbizprofits View Post

      Instagram is the beast!
      It's not expensive, it works for various verticals and it actually works.


      instagram only your profile url can be click

      you can't insert any url under your photo

      some WR already mention some tips like ask the view to check out under your profile
      aka give instruction.

      I do know instagram can insert link , it will be great for IM.
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      • Profile picture of the author seanbizprofits
        Originally Posted by Devilfish168 View Post



        instagram only your profile url can be click

        you can't insert any url under your photo

        some WR already mention some tips like ask the view to check out under your profile
        aka give instruction.

        I do know instagram can insert link , it will be great for IM.
        "some WR already mention some tips like ask the view to check out under your profile
        aka give instruction"

        I wrote a case study about it. I've been running nutra offers on IG. $20k in two months.
        I'm not saying it's perfect but IG really works. It's much easier to set up than FB account for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author haroldnartey
    My name is Harold Nartey from Georgia! Social systems administration locales, blog remarking, Guest Posting and gathering posting is one of the free strategies to get quality activity.
    Thanks
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      Originally Posted by haroldnartey View Post

      My name is Harold Nartey from Georgia! Social systems administration locales, blog remarking, Guest Posting and gathering posting is one of the free strategies to get quality activity.
      Thanks
      Harold Nartey
      Guest posting can be quite effective. You just need to be discriminatory in picking the right ones.

      A fellow Warrior by the name of Kurt here has some good resources in this regard. Ad it's for FREE. I highly recommend checking him out


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  • Profile picture of the author TheKing
    I have read all the comments so far and have noticed that both free and paid methods are working for users but it is not obvious that it will work for you, I have seen some people using paid methods and all their money went into drain, It does not matter which method you opt but they key point is what strategy you use , how good you are in that strategy and a good mind to spot what you are doing wrong in order to improve it
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  • Profile picture of the author 3wCorner
    Create website.
    Create own FB page, twitter account, Instagram and Pinterest account.
    Join FB groups and share your posts.
    Join Google+ communities.
    Forum posting.
    Blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author Timmo7890
    Originally Posted by iSuccessful View Post

    What ways have been most successful for you guys at getting free traffic to your website? I'm just curious to see what works and what doesn't work for you.

    What's worked best for me was to partner up with someone who had an influence of about 20,000 Followers and that gave us both instant traffic. Also Facebook commenting on Public Figures posts and posting relevant content to trending hashtags on Twitter has also proven to be successful for me.

    Please post your best and worst strategies, fails and successes. I'd love to see what's given you results
    I've had some success with commenting on YouTube and also targeting long tail keywords on Youtube with appropriate video marketing.

    Blog commenting and of course article marketing have also worked for me. Targeting long tail keywords with articles is key. YouTube is much less competitive than Google's searches online however. I would recommend a combination of these and of course some social media marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author iSuccessful
    Glad to see more methods to try out thank you everyone who has contributed some value that can help us all grow our online presence.

    Here's a technique to make you $$$$$$$ is "FREE + Shipping" Method using Dropshipping...
    1. You find a few great products on AliExpress for less than $5.
    2. Use Shopify as the platform to host those products.
    3. Run Facebook Ad Campaigns for it advertising it as a Completely Free Product but with shipping and handling fees.
    4. Make $ through automation.
    5. Provide customers with more products and services through email marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author terinah14
      Originally Posted by iSuccessful View Post

      Glad to see more methods to try out thank you everyone who has contributed some value that can help us all grow our online presence.

      Here's a technique to make you $$$$$$$ is "FREE + Shipping" Method using Dropshipping...
      1. You find a few great products on AliExpress for less than $5.
      2. Use Shopify as the platform to host those products.
      3. Run Facebook Ad Campaigns for it advertising it as a Completely Free Product but with shipping and handling fees.
      4. Make $ through automation.
      5. Provide customers with more products and services through email marketing
      That method included in Facebook advertising is click-baiting. I wouldn't trust a website that does that. Be honest if you can.
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      • Profile picture of the author iSuccessful
        Originally Posted by terinah14 View Post

        That method included in Facebook advertising is click-baiting. I wouldn't trust a website that does that. Be honest if you can.
        Sorry I wrote it in a misunderstanding way. It would be a totally real offer with all honesty because shipping and handling is a normal thing and people don't mind paying a few $ for something they would normally buy anyway.

        TV commercials do this and it's just a smart idea to do it online.

        The Facebook ads would have a link where the product is advertised free as a promotion for like a limited time.

        You would be "giving away" the real product and making $ through shipping and handling using dropshipping.

        Dropshipping is like affiliate marketing but better.

        So you could implement it with your current online business (if it applies) and benefit by gaining long term customers.

        It's just a smarter way of doing business because you earn $ while boosting your brand and serving people's needs. There's nothing wrong with doing that. It's all legit, not a scam and there's no law that say's you can't do it. It reduces your risks and makes everyone happy.

        It's about building trust and providing value from the beginning. Start with a free product and then sell the other solutions to all their wants and needs later on.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zomcus
      first of all this thread has so much information that can help you bring quality free traffics. Thank you all those who had some input on the post. All I can say is all of them can work and not work it will all depends on how you go about it. Like for example some might say "Instagram might not be good for your business" yet there is no such thing in my opinion. It all depends on how u do it. if you actually put your mind into it it will always bring positive impact on the site but if you decide to be lazy and spam then you will actually get negative impacts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jefferson Manoel
      My favourite traffic methods are youtube and twitter
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    • Profile picture of the author lhlouiscom
      Originally Posted by iSuccessful View Post

      Glad to see more methods to try out thank you everyone who has contributed some value that can help us all grow our online presence.

      Here's a technique to make you $$$$$$$ is "FREE + Shipping" Method using Dropshipping...
      1. You find a few great products on AliExpress for less than $5.
      2. Use Shopify as the platform to host those products.
      3. Run Facebook Ad Campaigns for it advertising it as a Completely Free Product but with shipping and handling fees.
      4. Make $ through automation.
      5. Provide customers with more products and services through email marketing
      Facebook ads is the hardest thing to run and definitely trying to get it approve, especially in the health industry.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      This is a great ongoing thread and I am taking notes.

      I had to go revisit "Press Releases" so it is grounded in my head how to effectively use them and this article was very helpful..

      When Press Releases Do (and Don't) Help Your Marketing

      this point stood out...

      2) Press releases don't improve your communication with consumers.

      Even though press releases may get the attention of a journalist, it is very unlikely that it will reach your target audience (or enough of them to make a difference in your marketing). Consumers like to read information in a way that is easy to digest, and feels more natural -- like news stories and blog posts. The press release format takes longer to read, and is often harder to understand without reading a couple times through. In a world with thousands of stories being posted every hour, readers want to be able to quickly understand the story by reading it through a blog post or another form of writing.

      So marketers, that means in addition to posting your press release, you should make sure the content is somewhere else in a better format so that your audience gets access to it. Instead of promoting your press release through social channels or email, promote your blog post to achieve the same effect of the press release and get your audience the information in the announcement.

      Enjoying the variety of input here..

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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      For myself, the best traffic comes from You Tube videos.

      Give really great content that people will love and it works.

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  • Profile picture of the author jobdollarr
    I still use facebook for free traffic.

    It worked for me and my business
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin1977
    Free traffic what works for me: forum posts, guest blog posts.
    Paid traffic: FB ads, Email media
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  • Profile picture of the author Alastair Hayward
    I've done all of these and continue to use most of these methods today.

    SEO Traffic
    Publish an ezine
    Publish a blog
    Guest posting
    Article marketing
    Press Releases Distribution
    Email Marketing
    Forum Marketing
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Pinterest
    Youtube
    Yahoo Answers
    Safelists
    Traffic Exchanges
    Blog Comments
    Banner Ads

    I Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingworlds
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    I like social media traffic the best. Facebook, Instagram, and You tube work very well for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArkPresentation
    For traffic you can use Q&A sites
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  • Profile picture of the author ramancc22
    Hello, Warriors!

    Can anyone please help me and tell me how can I target specific keywords for my tech support blog. My website is urbaneratrend.com
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    Linkedin is interesting, because of some high class people there.

    Facebook groups are interesting, because of the size of marketing, mno groups...

    Do both, and send out a lot of solos, great combination.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Trust me if you want to make good money nowadays, free traffic is not the answer. Facebook Ads is the best way to get good quality targeted traffic, since it has improved its advertisement platform. Even the top gurus are exploiting this ad platform today.
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  • High-converting traffic source for me is monitoring & commenting on relevant topic conversations and pages on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    For me twitter was working really well to get readers, engagements and even clients to my services
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinesmsshop
    Facebook and Twitter is Best for Traffic
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  • 1 million visitors means nothing if only 4 of them buy something. It isn't just traffic you're after, but quality traffic. Targeted traffic. People who have a desperate need for whatever it is you're selling.

    How would you prefer to sell vacuum cleaners? Schlepping your vacuum cleaner door-to-door in one neighborhood after another hoping that the next door will be the one? Or posting a small add in the local paper offering a free report on "the top 10 things every housewife should know before buying a new vacuum cleaner" and including with that free report an invitation to attend a free demonstration at a local Holiday Inn banquet room?

    There are many sources of free traffic today, Instagram, Empire.Kred, Pinterest, etc, etc, etc. The only question is, how many buyers are there in those groups and how can you best qualify them before presenting your offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Pinterest use to be a great method to gain more exposure. Sadly, the spammers move in. Their goal is to sell see ALICE as well as rorex reprica. Before, there were a lot of Pinterest clones, but most are gone. Full time job erasing spam posts and improper images. I have a forum with over 100,000 members and most of my time has gone to removing spam. The few good posts are drowning in a spam ocean. Have to scream at the top of your voice... there is so much noise. Wish the old DIGG was still with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author designblog50
    Best traffic source is facebook,twitter,linkedin,instagram and etc.This is a free traffic method.
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  • Profile picture of the author george bill
    Youtube and facebook sites are my favorite source to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfern76
    great answers mentioned above me. viral method is one of the best I think. I still got free traffic coming in even I haven't done anything to my blog. it contains many valuable articles there. so make sure you put value on your article, post or anything to your blog. they love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy The Kid
    As well as social media, I also find it is useful to engage in discussions on forums that are related to my niche(s)
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  • Profile picture of the author comtechdigital
    One interesting and little used way is to find already high shared content using a tool like buzzsumo around your topic/niche, then change the link you're sharing using sniply which not only shortens the link, but allows you to add a popup to that content itself. This means you can use other peoples viral content (videos, pictures, articles) and borrow their high views and shares, obviously not everybody clicks through to your popup, but it's free... and you just queue it into something like bufferapp and you're set. If its a free offer, it gets some good clicks. Thoughts?
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by FunnelMarketingPro View Post

      Did you know the headline is the most powerful aspect of any blog post, social media post, video, advertisement, or any other piece of content?

      You could have the best copy and best content in the world but if nobody reads, watches, or listens...what's it matter?

      Well, I created a powerful list of 25 rare headlines to help get your brain going and get you the most action from your content.
      There are many forms of highly effective advertisements that don't utilise headlines. A video or advert could use an attention grabbing graphic.

      The headlines you linked to are very common in fairness and some are poor in structure. It's important that long sentences don't taper off into words with less impact that the former. The mood should be upheld and shouldn't taper.
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  • Profile picture of the author lhlouiscom
    Hi there, #1 way...

    Don't pick on 100 ways to drive 100,000 visitors to your blog, pick 5 or less. But this would be best...


    1. Guest Blogging

    You see your competitors somehow land an article on big sites and get huge coverage. Instead of feeling sad about it, you can use this to your advantage to get coverage for your own business or website as well.

    When you see that someone in your niche has gotten a post on a huge site, you learn two things:

    1.This particular site accepts guest posts.
    2.The kind of topics they are looking for in their guest posts.

    With this knowledge in hand you can contact the blog author to pitch them a similar idea for a guest post you they will be happy to publish.

    They already published something similar so you know they would be happy to do so again. There is simply less friction. Just make sure it is not actually the same idea and that it is something similar that will add some value to their site.

    Find blogs that are authorities in your niche and take a look at their posts that are guest posts.
    -Make a list of similar ideas you can blog about
    -and send them an outreach email pitching them a one
    -or few of those ideas those ideas.

    Mention the similar posts already published on their site and tell them how your post can help their readers...
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexGoodall
    OK - here's an obvious and a not-so-obvious response.

    Obvious...

    I'm surprised this hasn't been raised before, but there's no such thing as free traffic.

    You either pay by $ or by Hours. The traffic method you select depends on which of those you have least of.

    Not-So-Obvious...

    ALL your traffic should be free. If it's not, you need to adjust your business model - or more accurately, your funnel.

    Because if you're not making a positive ROI on your traffic spend (whether in $ or hours) you're going to go out of business.

    More helpfully....

    Before even thinking about traffic, you need to create a FUNNEL, and know exactly what you're going to do with that traffic.

    Throwing up an optin-page with a freebie isn't enough.

    You MUST create an "effective funnel" which will maximise the income from your traffic. And part of an "effective funnel" is having an irresistible low-cost offer right after you deliver your freebie to your signups.

    And you must test and tweak all elements of your funnel until sales of that low-cost offer cover the of cost getting the traffic.

    Hey presto - FREE traffic!

    And if you were paying for the traffic in $, it's very likely that you can now SCALE the business.

    Which is something very hard to do if you're paying for traffic in hours.

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  • Profile picture of the author amalrichard
    I Prefer Reddit, Stumbleupon, pinterest, Twitter, Craiglist to drive Free Traffic to my website. Thanks all for sharing your source of Traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesRider
    Facebook commenting, twitter hashtag etc are as like spamming and are not long term income source. If you really want to use social media to promote, then use facebook pages created by you, raised by you. Then try to advice people (follower) with your best offer related with your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author rashedpwd
    There are many ways to increase your site traffic. You can use any ways as you wish. You should use more than one ways at the same time. You can use the Social media site, Youtube, Forum posting, Relevant blog commenting, Article submission & so on. Thanks for your interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    Forum Traffic and Youtube has done well for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author gwilfo1988
    I saw a great way to get targeted traffic the other day where you don't have to pay for any 'Boosts' on Facebook.

    You create a Fanpage on Facebook, lets say the Niche is 'Classic Novels'. Now everyone who joins is going to like Classic Novels otherwise they wouldn't 'Like' the page in the first place. You will obviously have to set up a great page with captivating content. Then the way you get them in is 'A FREE Giveaway!' e.g Top 100 Novels published by Penguin!. You then run a competition that lasts say 6 months. To qualify for the competition you must enter your E-mail address and name (on an opt-in form).

    This way you have targeted traffic. You aren't paying to Boost your posts. Friends of Friends will see it and join. Not only will you generate fans buy you will be boosting your leads with actual e-mail address's.
    You can also monetise this straight out of your Facebook page with your Thank You Page e.g Google Adsense, Affiliate links to related products etc. Set up your auto-resposner and DONE.

    The competition will cost you a few hundred i'm guessing, but over a 6 month period, it's not much.
    This can also be done with holidays or a wider niche.

    Hope this helps my friend
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  • Profile picture of the author tstellar
    There are so many free traffic methods you really want to see which one works best for your niche and your website. Yahoo answers is a great place to start people post a question you reply with an answer along with your website, offline you can hand out flyers at the mall. Twitter is a great place to build a following. All of these will generate alot traffic when used correctly. There are many ways to get the word out. Creativity is the key here.
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