I want more traffic FREE

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I have a blog which is barely 4-5 months old and with 6 posts in it. I am don't know much traffic generating ways, I tried facebook groups, and commenting on other sites, my blog barely touch 7-15 visits daily (sometimes much worse). I want some free ways to generate traffic, I don't care how much time it takes or work it needed, I need some new ways to generate traffic. But it need to be free, you may think I am so cheap, but I am just a beginner .
Please help me
#free #traffic
  • Build up more content on your site.
    Reach out to other site owners in your niche and offer your content to them (syndication)
    Reach out to other site owners in your niche and offer to write unique content for them (guest blogging).

    Of course, you'll need a link back to your site with those second two options.

    That will not just bring you traffic, but TARGETED traffic, which is the best kind.

    Good Luck!

    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author BayonJose
      Originally Posted by Michael Levanduski View Post

      Reach out to other site owners in your niche and offer your content to them (syndication)
      Reach out to other site owners in your niche and offer to write unique content for them (guest blogging).

      Michael
      What is syndication, I clearly don't understand that, and how to ask for guest blogging, is there any particular sites that allows guest blogging?
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnIsCool
    Start by blogging every day using long tail keywords for your pst titles. Use Yoast SEO and optimize the heck out of each post for that long tail keyword. Make it worth going too. There are over 440,000,000 results in Google for "Powered By WordPress". What makes your blog unique, worth going to?

    Then start link building, send out monthly press releases, find similar blogs and ask for link swaps. 6 posts is not enough to do anything... this isn't 2008 anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    You might consider submitting your articles to relevant sites that may be interested in republishing your articles, niche relevant forum posting with sig link and possibly creating a freebie which you can post on freebie forums and sites. There are many other ways but these will get ya started and I'm sure others will respond with other ideas. Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by BayonJose View Post

    I have a blog which is barely 4-5 months old and with 6 posts in it. I am don't know much traffic generating ways, I tried facebook groups, and commenting on other sites, my blog barely touch 7-15 visits daily (sometimes much worse). I want some free ways to generate traffic
    Your major problem is that you're in the wrong niche. You have no idea how to generate traffic but you have a blog whose target audience is internet marketers. You're making the single commonest mistake that beginning marketers make (and it's also the single biggest reason for the high fail-rate in internet marketing): you're purporting to teach people things of which you have no successful experience yourself. I know that isn't necessarily true of individual posts on your site - for example, your post about installing WordPress at the free host 000WebHost.com: I'm not suggesting you haven't done that yourself (clearly you have) but overall your target demographics are totally unsuitable for your experience-level. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you need to hear this from someone before you waste any further time with this - it's not the right sort of site for you, at all, if you want to make money online.

    Originally Posted by BayonJose View Post

    I need some new ways to generate traffic. But it need to be free, you may think I am so cheap, but I am just a beginner .
    So was I when I started, and I used free traffic only, and I still do now. (It's "free" in the sense that I don't pay money for it - I pay with time, effort, education, skills and so on). What you need, BayonJose, is to acquire skills, not to try to teach them to others who probably know more than you do.

    Please appreciate that I intend my entire post only helpfully, here: it's just that experience tells me that your chances of making money from that site are infinitessimally small. You're trying to do something with a very, very low overall success-rate to start with, and on top of that you've stacked the deck against yourself just about as firmly as you possibly could.

    Originally Posted by BayonJose View Post

    I don't care how much time it takes or work it needed
    There isn't "an amount of time or work it needs". Your problem isn't that you haven't yet gone far enough: it's that you've set off in the wrong direction.
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    • Profile picture of the author BayonJose
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Your major problem is that you're in the wrong niche. You have no idea how to generate traffic but you have a blog whose target audience is internet marketers. You're making the single commonest mistake that beginning marketers make (and it's also the single biggest reason for the high fail-rate in internet marketing): you're purporting to teach people things of which you have no successful experience yourself. I know that isn't necessarily true of individual posts on your site - for example, your post about installing WordPress at the free host 000WebHost.com: I'm not suggesting you haven't done that yourself (clearly you have) but overall your target demographics are totally unsuitable for your experience-level. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you need to hear this from someone before you waste any further time with this - it's not the right sort of site for you, at all, if you want to make money online.



      So was I when I started, and I used free traffic only, and I still do now. (It's "free" in the sense that I don't pay money for it - I pay with time, effort, education, skills and so on). What you need, BayonJose, is to acquire skills, not to try to teach them to others who probably know more than you do.

      Please appreciate that I intend my entire post only helpfully, here: it's just that experience tells me that your chances of making money from that site are infinitessimally small. You're trying to do something with a very, very low overall success-rate to start with, and on top of that you've stacked the deck against yourself just about as firmly as you possibly could.



      There isn't "an amount of time or work it needs". Your problem isn't that you haven't yet gone far enough: it's that you've set off in the wrong direction.
      So what do you suggest? Learn something, or post something different? or wait for a while?
      Please specify
      You gave me some great info.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by BayonJose View Post

        So what do you suggest? Learn something, or post something different? or wait for a while?
        Thank you for not taking me the wrong way.

        I agree in principle with all the comments above, from others, about content syndication and guest blogging (which is really just a specific form of "article marketing" under another name), but here's the thing: neither is likely to help you with the site you currently have.

        I think you need to start by choosing a niche. If you want to make money through affiliate marketing (which I'm guessing you do?), free traffic-generation is all you need, anyway - with the exception of a couple of brief experiments with AdWords, it's all I've ever had. But you need a niche, first. And you need to stay away from anything to do with internet marketing itself, and/or making money online, as your niche.

        You could start here (and with the threads linked to, here): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post8644097
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris-
      VERY good points, as usual, Alexa

      Chris

      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Your major problem is that you're in the wrong niche. You have no idea how to generate traffic but you have a blog whose target audience is internet marketers. You're making the single commonest mistake that beginning marketers make (and it's also the single biggest reason for the high fail-rate in internet marketing): you're purporting to teach people things of which you have no successful experience yourself. I know that isn't necessarily true of individual posts on your site - for example, your post about installing WordPress at the free host 000WebHost.com: I'm not suggesting you haven't done that yourself (clearly you have) but overall your target demographics are totally unsuitable for your experience-level. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you need to hear this from someone before you waste any further time with this - it's not the right sort of site for you, at all, if you want to make money online.



      So was I when I started, and I used free traffic only, and I still do now. (It's "free" in the sense that I don't pay money for it - I pay with time, effort, education, skills and so on). What you need, BayonJose, is to acquire skills, not to try to teach them to others who probably know more than you do.

      Please appreciate that I intend my entire post only helpfully, here: it's just that experience tells me that your chances of making money from that site are infinitessimally small. You're trying to do something with a very, very low overall success-rate to start with, and on top of that you've stacked the deck against yourself just about as firmly as you possibly could.



      There isn't "an amount of time or work it needs". Your problem isn't that you haven't yet gone far enough: it's that you've set off in the wrong direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
    Originally Posted by BayonJose View Post

    I have a blog which is barely 4-5 months old and with 6 posts in it. I am don't know much traffic generating ways, I tried facebook groups, and commenting on other sites, my blog barely touch 7-15 visits daily (sometimes much worse). I want some free ways to generate traffic, I don't care how much time it takes or work it needed, I need some new ways to generate traffic. But it need to be free, you may think I am so cheap, but I am just a beginner .
    Please help me
    You have 6 posts. Now do your keyword research and add 6000 more. You really thought you were going to be successful with 6 blog posts? LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    Here's how you build a list AND get FREE traffic that adds to that list
    and builds your profits even more...

    ...Set up a simple sales funnel that captures a visitors email address
    in exchange for some HIGHLY sought after high quality information.

    As soon as they give you their email address send them to a related
    PAID offer of that original FREE offer they gave you their email for.

    Test, tweak and test again until your FREE offer page converts at
    at least 30% (so for every 100 visitors you add 30 new subscribers) or
    getting up to 40%, 50% and even into the 60% + is even better.

    Also test, tweak and test again your PAID offer page that they see as soon
    as they have given you their email address so that you can at least convert
    10% of those new leads into paying customers. (again very do-able if you
    have an enticing offer that is backed up with good sales copy)

    So what does all this give you?

    It allows you to go out there and start buying traffic!

    "What? I thought I said I wanted FREE Traffic"

    Yes of course.

    Now that you know you have a sales funnel that converts well...

    ...You can now go out there and PAY for traffic knowing that you
    are going to at least break even or make a profit from that PAID offer
    you've been testing & tweaking right?

    You can now build a targeted list of subscribers, build a buyers list also
    from the paying leads you've now got and send them to your BLOG,
    more of your offers, affiliate offers whatever you so wish.

    Far better to at least capture an email address rather then spending all
    that time just driving traffic to your blog.

    Better still...

    ...Add an opt-in from onto your blog so you can capture email addresses
    from your blog too.

    Then it becomes a win-win situation for you.

    You can then drive traffic to your blog knowing that some of them are
    going to add themselves to your list in exchange for the freebie offered
    at your blog.

    Hope this helps you out in some shape or form.

    All the best
    Gavin
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    • Profile picture of the author Phoenix68
      Originally Posted by gcbmark20 View Post

      Hi,

      Here's how you build a list AND get FREE traffic that adds to that list
      and builds your profits even more...

      ...Set up a simple sales funnel that captures a visitors email address
      in exchange for some HIGHLY sought after high quality information.

      As soon as they give you their email address send them to a related
      PAID offer of that original FREE offer they gave you their email for.

      Test, tweak and test again until your FREE offer page converts at
      at least 30% (so for every 100 visitors you add 30 new subscribers) or
      getting up to 40%, 50% and even into the 60% + is even better.

      Also test, tweak and test again your PAID offer page that they see as soon
      as they have given you their email address so that you can at least convert
      10% of those new leads into paying customers. (again very do-able if you
      have an enticing offer that is backed up with good sales copy)

      So what does all this give you?

      It allows you to go out there and start buying traffic!

      "What? I thought I said I wanted FREE Traffic"

      Yes of course.

      Now that you know you have a sales funnel that converts well...

      ...You can now go out there and PAY for traffic knowing that you
      are going to at least break even or make a profit from that PAID offer
      you've been testing & tweaking right?

      You can now build a targeted list of subscribers, build a buyers list also
      from the paying leads you've now got and send them to your BLOG,
      more of your offers, affiliate offers whatever you so wish.

      Far better to at least capture an email address rather then spending all
      that time just driving traffic to your blog.

      Better still...

      ...Add an opt-in from onto your blog so you can capture email addresses
      from your blog too.

      Then it becomes a win-win situation for you.

      You can then drive traffic to your blog knowing that some of them are
      going to add themselves to your list in exchange for the freebie offered
      at your blog.

      Hope this helps you out in some shape or form.

      All the best
      Gavin
      This is GREAT advice!
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  • Profile picture of the author Laura Raisanen
    I agree that you need more content, 6 posts is not enough yet to build up a following. I would also advise you to get some kind of a theme for your blog just to make it look more professional. I also write a blog and my traffic mainly comes from these resources:

    - blog commenting
    - forum commenting
    - social media (Twitter and Facebook especially)
    - blogging communities (BizSugar, Blokube, Blog Engage)
    - search engines (through content, driving traffic in other ways and backlinks)
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  • Profile picture of the author AntonAtWork
    If you’re just beginning internet marketing then you should be aware there are many different ways to drive traffic. Which one you choose depends on business model. Many marketers who build their site specificly to rank for certain keywords write articles targeted to the keywords they choose. Then the build backlinks to that page. And it is monetized with affiliate offers. So, you’re getting traffic through Google rankings.
    Another way to drive traffic which I find easier is to create great content for both readers and bloggers in your niche. If you reach out to bloggers who already have an audience then create content for them which they post on their website you will get traffic. Plus, since you are referred by a trusted source, it is more likely people will opt-in to your email list.
    This traffic strategy does take more knowledge of a niche because the blogger you want to post your content will require high-quality.
    So, this means you need to pick a niche you know something about. And since, you say you are a beginner in internet marketing, I would advise you to stay away from that niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlso20
    6 posts in 4-5 months is not enough content.

    I would do a solid push of 1 post a day for the next 90 days.

    Syndicate each one of those posts through your social media networks.

    Create a related video on Youtube and link it back to each post as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Rosmer
    Ok, here's the bottom line, thinking of any traffic source as "free" is stupid!

    There is no such thing as free traffic, you pay for it with your time, or some other method. Now, the typical response might be "yes, but I have time and I don't have the money", fair, that's how most people start in solopreneurship and of course you have to trade the one to get the other, but to do the analysis of what is best for you to do you should really understand what your time is worth. For example, depending on where you live, most people can earn at least $10/hr. working a very basic job, often much more. If it takes you 3 hours to get 1 visitor to your site be aware that you just spent $30 to get one visitor and you would have been better off going and working for 3 hours then buying traffic, which would cost a lot less. NEVER view traffic as free, this is a common lie entrepreneurs tell themselves that there is no cost when they are simply not paying themselves for the cost, it will cripple your ability to grow and potentially screw up any partnerships you might put together, account for all your costs and target the lowest cost highest value methods.

    Now that we've gotten the free traffic myth killed let's talk about ways to LOWER THE COST of traffic. If you have to pay for each visit to your site you'll find it very difficult to make any profit. Consequently, what you need to do is three things:

    1. Build a site that makes people want to come back - every great blog thrives on regular visitors, same goes for every successful business, yours is no different, if what you're providing isn't something that makes people want to come back then you're doing it wrong. How do you do this? The best way is to have a steady stream of new content and potentially news (very little gets people to come back like content in a changing field where there is news related, I visit various tech blogs every day for this reason, I visit say DIY blogs only when I need something). Within this content you need to make sure the content is actually good, that it stands out from the crowd. The best way to know if this is the case is to be interested in the field yourself, to read other competing blogs and to write the stuff that you wish the blogs you read would cover but don't. Writing about something you aren't interested in yourself is stupid, don't do it!

    2. Create word of mouth - virality is it's whole own science and it relies on having #1 first, what you want to be building are relationships/followers/visitors, NOT visits, it is visitors/followers much more so than visits that will create the seeds of virality (you need a certain critical mass typically to make virality successful). Then, what you want to do is make the process of sharing easy. Facebook, Twitter, etc. have assisted in this process but on their own are highly ineffective, what you need to do is create something worth sharing and easy to share. For example, quick Youtube videos can be good, something else would be infographics, or images that really stand out. It helps for the content to be novel (different from what people are used to seeing/hearing) in an interesting or compelling way. People don't share things that don't stir their emotions, so it's unlikely boring subjects will stir them to share, whereas something really funny, or awe inspiring, etc. will get them to share. You should test this and focus on things that can be shared quickly.

    3. Build traffic assets - you can pay for ads all day long and that's fine, but far better is to have traffic assets. What do we mean by this? Something where you build it once and it isn't going away, for example a blog post, an SEO ranking might fit this criteria. The reason this is so important is because you pay for it once, say you paid $50 to have some content produced, and maybe it gets you 50 visitors this year...but it stays up and gets you another 10 next year, and another 10 the year after that and so on, meaning the cost to produce it relative to the number of visitors decreases with time, whereas normal paid advertising will remain the same cost with time.

    Hope that helps a little.
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  • Profile picture of the author mgsmith
    Create a good content. 6 posts won't give you a good result, you have to add more good quality posts. Continue marketing it on different social media sites. Search for people who have read, tweeted or posted anything related to what you are blogging and try contacting them in any way you can and ask them to read your blog. Start participating in forums and blogs similar to yours. Lastly don't forget to build links and optimize your website, use an effective keyword for your blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Forteam04
    Write specific content, so searches can find applicable results. Instead of writing "books," write "medical text books" or "organic cookbooks"; be specific.
    If you include low quality links on your site, block them from being scanned by Googlebot.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Thanks Alexa Smith for coming out so clearly on this. It all starts from the beginning, KWR. And the purpose for which we are carrying out a campaign. Don't rush or get into shortcuts while beginning - getting the narrow niche, targeting your audience, et al..
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  • Profile picture of the author nachiketa
    7 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Blog:
    >Optimize Your Content
    >Define Your Audience
    >Ensure The Blog Works Properly
    >Advertise! Advertise! Advertise!
    >Submit the Blog to Search Engines
    >Use Tactics to Grab Your Readers Attention
    >Keep Your Blog Fresh...
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  • Profile picture of the author illiptic
    7-15 hits a day is actually rather good for a blog with only 6-posts on it and only a few comment backlinks

    Post every single day, work on making your content as valuable to actual people as possible, and syndicate the crap out of it everywhere you possible can...

    And by everywhere I mean have a list written down of sites to submit your blog post to every day. fb,twitter,g+, stumbleupon, empire avenue, ect ect ect

    Spend 15 minutes per day searching for more places to submit.

    Keep in mind this is not in any way seo...this is you hustling as hard as you can to get as many eyeballs on your site. If your content is good, you will get followers and traffic over time.

    If you literally have no money to invest, then this is the reality of what it takes to get traffic to your blog.

    Just work like crazy til you have a little income to reinvest into either seo or paid traffic to scale up
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  • Profile picture of the author rocky009
    1) Facebook groups

    2) Traffic exchanges

    3) SEO - 3 specific tools i use to get traffic

    those are the 3 main free traffic methods i use and it pays off for me, only because i have taught myself everything i know when it comes to free traffic.

    more than happy to give advice on these 3 methods and what tools i use to achieve it
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    You need to do some more posts, I'd suggest posting a couple of times a week minimum. The best way I've found to get traffic to your blog is to comment on other blogs in your niche, make sure the comments are relevant, useful and don't self promote!

    Also get involved with other bloggers on twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Riter Ric
    very interestig insights
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  • Profile picture of the author eZyros
    My first thought when seeing the subject of this post was: "Don't we all?!?!?"

    But then on to a serious thought: I agree with many of the posters here who assert you need more content. You do not have nearly enough posts for a blog of that age. You are making a little more than one post per month. Increasing the amount of content and the frequency with which you post should be your first step.
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    • Profile picture of the author erica6
      You can derive hundreds and thousands of traffic via social networks. I suggest you to place fresh content on your blog and then share these posts on social medias so that people can come to your blog to read.
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