Your best free traffic sources? (I share mine)

by 0Mike0
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Hi all :-)

So currently I am mainly using free traffic from Facebook, to my offers. I works really well and I make sales.

I look for people in similar groups in my niche and I make connections that way, just mainly by having normal conversations and explaining about my products (without spamming anyone of course). It works really well. Obviously you have to have a professional looking FB profile. Does anyone else do this?

I have a couple traffic sources - but I would love to hear your tips...?

Thanks!
#free #mine #share #sources #traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author smmbundle
    This is good inspiration. I've just begun doing this, i.e. conversing with related people in groups and see if they wish to connect. Just making sure that I don't look like a spam. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author amitel
    This is a great way to get traffic. It's also worth paying attention to instagram. If you make a thematic profile and develop it, you will get another source of traffic where you already have experience, as is the case with Facebook.

    In general, I think that it is worth focusing your skills exactly where it turns out, in this case on social networks.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Originally Posted by 0Mike0 View Post

    Hi all :-)

    So currently I am mainly using free traffic from Facebook, to my offers. I works really well and I make sales.

    I look for people in similar groups in my niche and I make connections that way, just mainly by having normal conversations and explaining about my products (without spamming anyone of course). It works really well. Obviously you have to have a professional looking FB profile. Does anyone else do this?

    I have a couple traffic sources - but I would love to hear your tips...?

    Thanks!
    since I have my own traffic source I dont use others, but I used facebook and never got a single sale...
    Maybe I did something wrong who knows, it was like 6 yrs ago
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  • Profile picture of the author surfer30
    This is an inspiring story. I dont like facebook groups. Buy I work on long term strategy like guest posting. This simple traffic strategy brings you organic traffic over and over. Why I hate facebook groups, you send your stuff and it's gone in 5 minutes. Find a long term traffic strategy
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    OP, unless your rotating through several accounts, blasting FB groups (even if niche-filtered and niche-targeted) is a sure way to get banned or worse, getting your URLs flagged.

    There's a workaround that reduces blocking by over 50% or more: use ACTIONABLE images
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  • Profile picture of the author david@seoextent
    Free FB traffic rarely converts, at least I haven't seen in a while.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    While I agree that this approach can work--I have used it and have gotten some good results with it.


    I also must say that FB banned my account for no reason--so I would suggest branching out into some other ways of getting traffic.


    As far as the comment about SEO--personally I do not like this for the simple reason--if your ranking goes--so goes your income.


    However, this is just me.


    Hope this Helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author silveraden
    My best free traffic so far is Facebook. I have a page with more than 300k followers and each time I create a new post, traffic to my site always at the highest. Although it is not consistent, it's worth the effort.
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      • Profile picture of the author silveraden
        Originally Posted by rosarionet View Post

        Hi there! I started working with a new client a couple of weeks back. Similarly to you, he is trying to drive traffic from FaceBook. The scale of course is not the same. He has a group of up to 1K visitors and posts almost daily. The type of posts varies from general quotes to products and more rarely meaningful articles. As expected, this drives less traffic and the bounce rate got higher.

        In my option, he should post only valuable info only when this is necessary. I think posting really interesting stuff would help with the matter. Could you please share your thoughts on the matter? Also is it OK to post on a daily basis? Any other suggestions or good practices would be highly appreciated
        Facebook groups are a very good source if you have a specific niche, but if the group is general, you may have a different result. I have specific groups for local movies, NBA, outsourcing, and jokes and all of these are doing just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    We run quite a successful language business using traffic solely from Facebook groups. Works like a charm.
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    • Profile picture of the author silveraden
      Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

      We run quite a successful language business using traffic solely from Facebook groups. Works like a charm.
      The good thing about Facebook is you can target your audience... Especially for your language business.. you can only invite people from certain countries who want to learn that specific language you are offering.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robertbrain
    Originally Posted by 0Mike0 View Post

    Hi all :-)

    So currently I am mainly using free traffic from Facebook, to my offers. I works really well and I make sales.

    I look for people in similar groups in my niche and I make connections that way, just mainly by having normal conversations and explaining about my products (without spamming anyone of course). It works really well. Obviously you have to have a professional looking FB profile. Does anyone else do this?

    I have a couple traffic sources - but I would love to hear your tips...?

    Thanks!
    Yes, Social media is helping in getting traffic. Publish the best quality content you can. It is helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    My best free traffic is the traffic come from my affiliates

    they do the work, i getting paid.

    Of course they getting paid too

    Awesome win win win deal

    Linh
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    My best free traffic source is Pinterest.


    I have had free traffic every day for over 6 months from one pin.


    I have about 20 pins altogether and get some traffic from about 4, but most of it comes from one pin.


    The next best source is Google.


    Hope this helps.


    Ged
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    • Profile picture of the author 55sadhikar
      Originally Posted by Ged3 View Post

      My best free traffic source is Pinterest.


      I have had free traffic every day for over 6 months from one pin.


      I have about 20 pins altogether and get some traffic from about 4, but most of it comes from one pin.


      The next best source is Google.


      Hope this helps.


      Ged
      @Ged , so do all those 20 pins points to 1 site or are they going to different sites. In between how much traffic you get in a month just from Pinterest?
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    For me it works youtube as a free traffic source but your method its very inspiring as you convince people and they trust you .I remember doing this in the past with warriorplus offers it majority of my sales come from this method
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    I am in a fairly new Face Book Group and they are mostly asking the same questions in between success stories from other members from face book strategy so my eyes are seeing opportunity. To help of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author klixion
    Use twitter with keyword hashtags. You don't need to have a bunch of followers on twitter, tweets are meant for everyone on twitter, not just your followers. Just make sure you use popular niche hashtags in your tweets.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin black
    I think social media can be your best traffic source. You can use Pinterest, facebook, Twitter and Linkedin for best free method.
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    Hard to convert sales on Facebook but it is a good way to branding.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggerDeen
    My main source is still seo although I am testing out ppc and most interested in ppc right now due to control I have over it, after that I will move on to facebook as many people have amazing results with it but I do understand the niches which work with it are very different.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Over 80% of my traffic comes from offline sources, such as article syndication in free niche-specific publications, tradeshows, seminars, etc. But having a strong online presence including websites, funnel system, and social media does a have powerful effect for conversion rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author melanikoko
    In my case, a good campaign on Facebook allows me to increase traffic to my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sakthimurugan
    In my opinion Social Media is the best choice for your traffic source. You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
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    • Profile picture of the author qwikaddotcom
      Originally Posted by msulcs View Post

      Reddit is great if you're smart about it.
      I completely agree. I ignored it for many years and just recently signed up for an account. Had a few posts that had anywhere from 1000 to 16000 upvotes. I must say it's one of the best active communities I've ever seen (including all popular social media sites).
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    In my neck of the woods it depends on what your selling and your target market. Example: Honky Tonks place a cutie or two outside and the traffic never stops.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I agree with Jeffery that it "depends on what your selling and your target market." Some marketing avenues work better for different things.

    For me it is SEO all the way! Targeted traffic! It is not "free" but neither are any of the other methods mentioned in this thread. Your time is not free. SEO takes some brain power and time to keep up with the changes and to implement it. That is an expense - but it has always been worth it for me.

    You can often implement a number of different traffic getting schemes at the same time but it is difficult to be effective that way if you are not outsourcing. Spread yourself too thin and you are usually not capitalizing on the method that brings the best results.
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  • Profile picture of the author pilerp
    Thanks OP for opening a thread where members share their best traffic and strategy.
    And members often share some precious insights about it.
    We find there are various ways and what works for whom depends (as Jeffery pointed out above).
    It's heartening to note that even seo works for some. I'd very much like to go that route.
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    I generate traffic from
    Cash blurbs
    Safe swaps
    Direct lead loader
    SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author incomenow
    Wow, you've leveraged Facebook the right way by building interactive bonds with other users from all works of life. Building relationship with others is one of the most prominent ways to drive people's attention to whatever you have to offer. People won't see you as someone trying to spam the community, but as someone trying to help. So, it's true you can build Facebook traffic even without using paid ads.
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    W A R N I N G - S P O I L E R - A L E R T
    The best source of free traffic is in this very forum.

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  • Profile picture of the author 0Mike0
    Some nice tips here, thanks

    I will have to explore Reddit. I don't even have an account there, but do browse from time to time. If you wish to share more info I would appreciate it. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author r0dvan
    Thanks for all suggestions.
    So far I have tried Push Notifications to niche subscribers. I get about 1,000 for about $5-7 USD.
    Also, Reddit is cool, but you need to do some giveaways to call attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarbjit Grewal
    Yes, Facebook is a good source of traffic, but if it is used in a right way! Other sources are reddit, pinterest, twitter, instagram, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    I started Internet Marketing with only free traffic continue to use it paired along with paid traffic. The best free traffic sources are Craigslist, Instagram, YouTube, Quora, Yahoo Answers, Forums, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Offerup, Letgo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Erfan MMS
    That's a great choice to tap into. But the problem is that there are many spammers there trying to pitch very low quality offers and you will just waste your time and money.
    I believe it's not really really worth it doing it, but it's also not impossible to make sales
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by Erfan MMS View Post

      That's a great choice to tap into.
      What is a great choice and why is it a great choice?
      Originally Posted by Erfan MMS View Post

      But the problem is that there are many spammers there trying to pitch very low quality offers and you will just waste your time and money.
      Where is "there" and "how" do spammers affect your business "there"?
      Originally Posted by Erfan MMS View Post

      I believe it's not really really worth it doing it, but it's also not impossible to make sales
      What are you referring to?
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  • Profile picture of the author hsvdm
    My best free traffic source is Pinterest. I am focusing on ladies shapewear, Pinterest has the largest women fan base. Most of these ladies are looking to reduce weight in short cut methods. if you are targeting on females, this is a good opportunity, You need to create as much as new pins (the posts) on the interest that are linking to your website.
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  • I use facebook too.... I love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author susan2015parker
    Good Job. This is my beginning to explore my product. But I still don't like spam. And I also avoid using spam in my work. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Facebook groups are still a great source of traffic, but the mistake most people make is to spam them with there offers. You need to add value, share your free ebook or blog content now and then and collect there emails to build an email list. Sometimes there are persons asking for help in these group and you can build a relationship with then and get them to buy your product. Most of all act or be like you are an authority in your niche and people will follow you.
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