Noob Friendly - Easy Steps for Guaranteed Free Traffic

by FaBiz 16 replies
Hey guys,

i am focused on any way that helps to get free traffic, testing different options and strategies and i have to say that many times the most obvious techniques are working great in terms of effectiveness.

I think many methods are discussed and sometimes some twists to usual tasks are really getting the strartegy to another level. But many times the well known strategies are more than enough.

I've been studying a lot, i read tons of ebooks, watched videos etc but there are a few things that i see they always work.

I actually rely on a combination of methods that many of us know but than many others just ignore or wouldn't apply, looking for the "new secret strategy" that boosts sites and flood them with thousands of visitors.

Nothing new, nothing secret but something THAT WORKS!

Someone just skip this tasks as they require a little bit of work but if you don't want to learn and do some work in this business then you are a loser before you begin!

Never fail when

1) Post on Blogs, Forums, Social Networks

Post comments on blogs and forums related to your niche. Share info, be active and be useful to the community. That pays back.

To look for blogs you could use

Google Blog Search

To speed up the posting process on Social Networks a useful tool is

Social Poster - Automatic Social Submitter: digg.com reddit.com netscape.com propeller.com Del.icio.us Stumbleupon.com etc.

This way bookmarking is very fast, just write once and post on many sites.


2) Use Article Marketing

Write as many articles possible and upload them to the main Social News sites. Popular ones are Reddit, Slashdot, Fark, and Digg for example.

At the end of your articles ALWAYS place the links to your site.

Before the Google update, Article marketing was an amazing way to get free traffic.

It has not come to an end but these days i concentrate more on other sources of traffic.


3) Use Video Marketing

Youtube has benefited from the Google Farmer update so this is now a great way to exploit to get loads of free traffic.
It's easy to create videos about any subject using slides for example.
It's enough to use a software like PowerPoint and a free tool to record the videos like CamStudio

Upload your videos to Youtube but you can upload them to as many video share sites as you want like DailyMotion, Vimeo, Metacafe etc, the list is long.

To speed up the uploading process a useful tool is TubeMogul




These simple but effective tasks all together require time but worth every minute spent to do them. On long term the result is garanteed and there would be no need to always look to the "New Amazing Secret Revealed To Get Free Traffic!"

Many times things are easier than what we think and they are just in front of us.

The main secret of this strategy? Be willing to work!

FaBiz
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Good stuff.

    Guest blogging is also a great way to get traffic..

    Myblogguest and Bloggerlinkup are worth checking out.

    http://www.myblogguest.com

    and

    http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertAxelsen
    Great thread and great advice , FaBiz

    These are all good free traffic sources, and will guarantee traffic if you use them right and put in some of that good 'ol hard work!

    Originally Posted by FaBiz View Post

    To speed up the posting process on Social Networks a useful tool is

    Social Poster - Automatic Social Submitter: digg.com reddit.com netscape.com propeller.com Del.icio.us Stumbleupon.com etc.

    This way bookmarking is very fast, just write once and post on many sites.
    You mean to say that you comment on blogs, and then use social bookmarking to increase traffic to the blog and thereby more clicks from your comments?

    With YouTube there are a couple of tips that are well worth noting:
    • Start your video description with you url, so that it also is visible when the description field under the video is minimized (it is by default)
    • Include http:// in your link, so that it becomes clickable
    • You can rent/buy other peoples videos/accounts, and place your own links in the description
    • Valuable/unique videos that engage the viewers will benefit you the most
    • Always include a call to action in your videos, and include a link for them to visit
    • Oh, and screenr is a great alternative to Camtasia for quick videos

    For blog commenting, you a good trick is to subscribe to popular blog feeds or sign up for google alerts. This way you are alerted when a new post is posted to a blog with good traffic. If you are one of the first to post you can get some good traffic (depending on how the blog ranks the comments, oldest to newest, or newest to oldest).

    As for other traffic sources, here are some good ones
    • Joint ventures! Get creative. You can swap links, do mutual blog post exchange, swap thank you pages, exchange bonuses, give away viral reports for each other and so much more
    • SEO! Yes, it might be boring and take some hard work. Depending on what keywords you choose to rank for, it doesn't have to be all that hard though. Do some good keyword research, get a domain name with your keyword (at least have it at the start, like mykeywordinfo.com), install wordpress (for seo optimization), do some meta tags and title/h1/h2 research and implement, write some unique content focused on your keywords (keep in mind keyword density and latent keywords, google if unfamiliar with this), and start working on backlinks (quality backlinks preferred, like .edu or authority sites) from various sources (use fiverr.com if you find this too boring or time consuming)
    • Answer! Post at answers sites like Yahoo! Answers and WebAnswers.com. Be real helpful, and only link to your sites when appropriate
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    • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
      Originally Posted by RobertAxelsen View Post

      Great thread and great advice , FaBiz

      These are all good free traffic sources, and will guarantee traffic if you use them right and put in some of that good 'ol hard work!


      You mean to say that you comment on blogs, and then use social bookmarking to increase traffic to the blog and thereby more clicks from your comments?

      Yes, that is how it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author n1985
    Excellent tips, will follow the above and the OP advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin W
    Like you said, article marketing is really good for traffic... and backlinks too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Radu Dascalul
    Great informations here FaBiz.
    I agree,there are some methods that always work.At this moment I use Niche Domination,a method that combines almost all the tips presentedby you above.
    It includes:keyword research,writing groups of 4 or 5 posts interlinked and published at the same time,seo ,forums and a lot of syndication on article directories,social media sites,social bookmarking sites and tribes.The traffic is huge.The secret here is consistency.When you do it for few months you will get a lot of traffic,especially from the search engines.

    Besides Niche Domination I like to interact On social media.Indeed,your contribution there pays back tenfold.Also,comments are a very effective way to get traffic and make new friends at the same time.
    Vey soon I must start to shoot videos as well.

    Thanks for sharing your insights
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    Great thread outlining free traffic. I find Youtube and other video sites one of the best ways to bring in traffic to my sites. I recently read that YouTube is the second most popular search engine after google so its definalty a huge advantage if you are getting traffic from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author lowkey786
    good stuff for newbies for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author GregSilva
    Great stuff, I also recommended making a YouTube video that is related to your website and optimizing it. A great way to get related traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
    Originally Posted by FaBiz View Post

    To speed up the uploading process a useful tool is TubeMogul
    A better free alternative right now is TubeShack.

    FaBiz
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    You can also but together short reports (5-7 pages) and place them on document sharing sites such as Scribd.com. Another great way to get free traffic.
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  • Free Traffic often results in Free Loaders... seriously there is NOTHiNG NEW in the above posts.

    How will this traffic convert is what matters. Well unless you just get off on looking at counter numbers.
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    • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      Free Traffic often results in Free Loaders... seriously there is NOTHiNG NEW in the above posts.

      How will this traffic convert is what matters. Well unless you just get off on looking at counter numbers.
      It is exactly what i said, NOTHING NEW!

      Many people are always looking for the "new secret method" for driving traffic while don't understand that many of the well know methods like the one i explained, just WORK!!

      Easy and effective, why always need to look for something new if the old good things work? :rolleyes:

      Conversion is about what you have on your site, how competive is your price,how you make your videos etc.
      Of course if i sell on my site "air conditioners" and make videos about "flip flops" i won't sell anything.

      Just an extreme example but this to say that there are some obvious aspects about conversions but you could also just have an AdSense site and drive targeted visitors to it to receive clicks.

      It needs a bit of work but again, who doesn't want to put some work on IM then better get a 9-5 job imho as the IM is not about "push a button and get rich" system but involves work and research to be done.


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      • Profile picture of the author John Marshall
        Some great, great information here.

        It is surprising how difficult it can be to get started on getting traffic going. Different things work for different people. I tried article marketing and failed whilst others have found it really successful. The reason I failed at it? I did it all wrong!

        Give things a little bit of thought and search these pages for quality help. There are many people here who can help a great deal.

        Two tips - try to find out if there is any traffic for what you want (my mistake when article marketing!) and what sort of traffic it is. Social traffic and buyers can be very different - as I found out to my cost.

        Where are there buyers?

        Kind regards,

        John
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    There are few great posts in this thread, that's for sure... but I would like to add something different to this thread...

    I mean, we all are in pursuit for free traffic but there is no such a thing as free traffic... it cost you time to get traffic, and time is actually money... now, don't get me wrong, I know there is lot of folks who can't afford purchasing traffic, but keep in mind that so called "free" traffic is actually costing you something... in many cases that's much greater value than a few bucks for traffic...

    Another thing... we are all in that internet marketing and online business niche... look around and you will see that almost no one became an expert, guru or got rich from "free" traffic... I can name only few of them who managed to achieve that, but again it was not from only "free" traffic...

    I don't want to kill anyone's dreams or break the plans, just want to give you a few thoughts to think about... it took me a long time to realize this, but if you want serious success, think about paid traffic... it will make your life easier and success quicker...

    And no, don't buy traffic, ads or anything else and send it to blog or general website... that would be failure... use it to build your own list! Once you have a list, you are master of the game...

    The point is: plan your business, your projects, your websites... think outside the box and think long term... don't just be like a fly without the head and search for a few quick visitors... instead of that, build an asset that you can use for a long time to come...

    just my 2 cents... no hard feelings...
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