FREE website traffic?

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I figure what better place to ask then here

What are some of the most effective FREE stratagys you use to drive traffic to your website?
And
What do you do to make them successful?

And what are some of the worst stratagys you have used?
And why do you think they didn't work?
#free #traffic #website
  • Profile picture of the author Splatterfox
    Free:
    1. SEO (takes a long amount of time but depending on your niche and competitors you can achieve really good results)
    2. Article writing (ask other people in your niche if you can write a guest article for their blog/website)
    3. Social Media (if you post really good content you can get more and more users over time).

    So far I didn't have any "worst" strategy so far, in my opinion there aren't any "bad" traffic sources, just not suitable ones for certain goals. But in general, buying traffic on sites like Fiverr etc. is normally a bad idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Hi Dprsunlimited,

    One of the must useful lessons I've learned in marketing is that nothing of value is free. It's is going to cost you time, money, or both.

    Forget about what is free and focus on what is profitable. If something is profitable it is way better than free. Profitable activities pay you which is better than free, wouldn't you agree?
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  • Profile picture of the author Headboyprince
    the only best traffic source is GUEST BLOGGING when you do it well, every other traffic follows
    When you look for influencers that have similar site to yours, you reach out to them and create an epic post for them, mustnt be articles; (you can do videos, podcast, images, infograhics, ebooks, then when they publish it on their site, you get a backlink ( building SEO traffic), they share it on social media ( you get SOCIAL SHARES and your contents go viral)
    guest bloging must not be limited to only blogs but on other sites like FORUMS, FILE SHARING SITES, MAGAZINE SITES.
    Forget SEO traffic, the people who rank on SEO are people with no SEO knowledge.
    "SEO is something that happens, when you do eveything right"
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    • Profile picture of the author Dprsunlimited
      Originally Posted by Headboyprince View Post

      the only best traffic source is GUEST BLOGGING when you do it well, every other traffic follows
      When you look for influencers that have similar site to yours, you reach out to them and create an epic post for them, mustnt be articles; (you can do videos, podcast, images, infograhics, ebooks, then when they publish it on their site, you get a backlink ( building SEO traffic), they share it on social media ( you get SOCIAL SHARES and your contents go viral)
      guest bloging must not be limited to only blogs but on other sites like FORUMS, FILE SHARING SITES, MAGAZINE SITES.
      Forget SEO traffic, the people who rank on SEO are people with no SEO knowledge.
      "SEO is something that happens, when you do eveything right"
      How would you recommend contacting people to do "guest blogging?"
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      • Profile picture of the author Headboyprince
        Originally Posted by Dprsunlimited View Post

        How would you recommend contacting people to do "guest blogging?"
        look for high influencers in your NICHE
        go to the contact me, or about on the blogs, there after you would see their contact EMAIL
        Write a personalized email: not a spam email template that will be deleted before opening
        Get personal, tell them something you like about them,
        before telling them you want to guess blog
        Now, Write a post with a very powerful headline,
        create a call to action on the end the post.
        Mention other influencers from your NICHE on the post.
        email them to link to the post
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        • Profile picture of the author Dprsunlimited
          Originally Posted by Headboyprince View Post

          look for high influencers in your NICHE
          go to the contact me, or about on the blogs, there after you would see their contact EMAIL
          Write a personalized email: not a spam email template that will be deleted before opening
          Get personal, tell them something you like about them,
          before telling them you want to guess blog
          Now, Write a post with a very powerful headline,
          create a call to action on the end the post.
          Mention other influencers from your NICHE on the post.
          email them to link to the post
          when doing this would I post the post on my own blog? Or would I send it to them via email or maybe some other form perhaps?

          obviously this form of traffic generation is new to me and any more information you can provide would be very helpful

          Thanks for the advice
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          • Profile picture of the author Headboyprince
            Originally Posted by Dprsunlimited View Post

            when doing this would I post the post on my own blog? Or would I send it to them via email or maybe some other form perhaps?

            obviously this form of traffic generation is new to me and any more information you can provide would be very helpful

            Thanks for the advice
            you contact them via email, and send a note letting them know that you are interested in writing for them. In other terms, writing for free for other bloggers.
            guest blogging is the act of creating contents for similar websites, to yours with a link on your about bio profile in order to drive traffic or build links to your site.
            this traffic is very targeted. Guest blogging;
            • atrracts More traffic,
            • Increase your subscribers
            • Builds your network
            • and raises your income too
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  • The only free strategies that have ever worked for me are blogging and Facebook. With free strategies you have to have patience. It will take a while to build the skills and the following you need. I wouldn't bother with free direct advertising such as free classifieds. It is possible to get sales from things like that, but it's pretty rare and inconsistent from my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficFlow
    I made about $35 in Adsense in one day with lots of traffic after someone shared my Wordpress post on Stumbleupon -- not sure how to replicate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author nikhilsonu44
    Hi mate,

    If you want most effective traffic method to drive on your website use yahoo answers, Where you will get tons of targeted traffic related to your niche and that converts into sales as well in short time of period.

    All the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dprsunlimited
      Originally Posted by nikhilsonu44 View Post

      Hi mate,

      If you want most effective traffic method to drive on your website use yahoo answers, Where you will get tons of targeted traffic related to your niche and that converts into sales as well in short time of period.

      All the best.
      Thanks I have heard of this but i haven't tried it... how would you recommend driving the traffic to my website from there?
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  • Profile picture of the author sprucevn
    If you would like the most effective traffic method to drive on your website use yahoo answers, where you will get the enormous number of aimed traffic concerning to your niche and that converts into sales as well in short period of time.
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  • Traffic you can get on freeways:
    Post your websites on some other blogs for the same niche.
    Join to forums about that niche.
    Share your pages and post to facebook and other social media.
    Advertise for free on some website who give you that solution.

    Paid traffic:
    Learn how to send targeted traffic to your possible audience with facebook ads, twitter ads, google adwords,
    implement retargeting pixel, and send traffic again for the cheaper price.

    Use email marketing to connect with people, and send them news about your niche.

    More free ways:
    Great way is also creating youtube videos about your niche.

    If you have website, you can use SEO technique.

    Use email marketing.

    Milan Disic
    Email Marketing Mentor
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  • Profile picture of the author dyhair77
    Building organic traffic is the hardest work you'll ever put in to your website. With that being said, it's also the greatest investment of time and effort you can make.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattdicken
    Add your web site to the Chrome web store

    The chrome web store is a fantastic source of free traffic and yet many webmasters are not taking advantage of it. It is very easy to add your web site to the Chrome Store and the traffic you can get is free and continuous. If you are not familiar of the chrome web store read my previous post which also includes a case study on traffic gains.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    I suggest you => traffic networks

    they work pretty good, with zero money and zero time to invest
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  • Profile picture of the author Catherine Bueno
    Hello there,

    Utilizing SEO is so far a good way to get free website traffic, but the process is quite tedious. You can also use Facebook or other social networking sites to promote your website. Just make sure your website content is really good, engaging and valuable; that's the things that matter most to clients.

    Thanks and best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author ankurchabda
    A popular method is to employ a technique called SEO. You will get highly targeted visitors to your site, as they typed their query into a search engine to find a solution for their problem. I better warn you now, it is not an easy job that once you are finished you can sit back and relax. Getting free web site traffic with SEO is a constant, continuous and systematic process.
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  • Profile picture of the author CraigRichards
    Facebook has an option for you to post videos and picture where you can link your website to the post. You can do that for FREE.
    But also if you have a budget you can boost your post for a cost. It depends on your daily budget, but it will definitely generate traffic to your website.

    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author bonzo124
    1. Facebook, fan pages
    2. Forums
    3. Twitter, don't spam if you want results
    4. Reddit, some sub categories
    5. Article marketing
    6. SEO, the most effective method.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mastery1
    There are a lot of different techniques for free traffic

    The main difference with free vs paid traffic, however, is that free traffic requires (sometimes a lot) of your time.

    Paid traffic requires much less time and (usually) can get results faster.

    However, if your going for paid traffic, the ROI should be positive.

    For free traffic sources, some good options are.

    1. SEO
    2. Guest posting
    3. HARO (help a reporter out)
    4. Facebook groups/fan pages
    5. Blog commenting
    6. Reddit
    7. Stumbleupon

    There are a lot more options but the nich you're in is important to consider?

    What's your niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author sprucevn
    1. SEO
    2. Guest posting
    3. HARO (help a reporter out)
    4. Facebook groups/fan pages
    5. Blog commenting
    6. Reddit
    7. Stumbleupon
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  • The most effective FREE strategy you use to drive traffic to your website?

    I have experience with this situation and this is my strategy:

    1. SEO, you can do On-Page strategy and Off-Page strategy. On-page strategy you can check with Frog SEO Spider (Free tools) and then you can optimize your keyword, image, etc in your website. Off-page strategy, you create backlink (the backlink is the link refer to your website) in guest blog, medium or something else.

    2. Social Media Marketing, you can share your website in Facebook fanpages, twitter or instagram. Easier if you used social media marketing tools like Buffer or Hootsuite, or you can try ombaQ (social media marketing tools and free)

    3. Email Marketing, you can search email list from business card or linkedin. You can use Gmass (if you used gmail) or may be mailchimp.

    You can do A/B Testing from each strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeckettR
    1. SEO (keyword research, link building, content, user experience).
    2. Updating the contents of your website frequently.
    3. Using your social media, specially Twitter and Facebook accounts effectively.
    4. Getting links with other websites in your niche.
    5. Using any chance to promote your website for free.(free classified ads, submissions to directories, inclusion in various listings, etc).
    6. Creating a free product or service(blogs, ebooks, whitepapers).
    7. Including your URL in your signature (Provide links to your free products and services) .
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Online classifieds
    Social Media
    Blogging
    Email Marketing
    Content Marketing
    Ebooks
    Question answering websites

    In the end it might be free of $ costs but it takes your most valuable asset Time.
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  • Profile picture of the author marktay
    Social Media
    Blogging
    Infographics
    Videos
    Bookmarking
    Blog Commenting
    Guest Posting
    are some of the effective ways to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author simitch
    I have few tips for you in below:

    #Do SMM
    #Do SEO
    if you do not know to do that please learn these and use the best social flatform. remember Social media will give you change to reach person to person which more effective than B2B. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Taylor
    Optimize your web site for Google
    Don’t forget about Yahoo and Bing
    add your web site to the Chrome web store
    Create a mobile version of your web site
    Create an Android native app and publish it to the Google Play Store
    Create an android app and publish to the Amazon store
    Guest post on high traffic web sites
    Keep your content fresh
    Engage with Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, YouTube, LinkedIn)
    Post a presentation on slideshare.net
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  • Profile picture of the author buddypunch
    Getting traffic would never be free at all, You have to put resources but If not interested in investing money then utilize time in following activies to get more and more organic traffic to your website.

    - White Hat SEO (Both on and off page)
    - Write fresh content on your blog/website
    - Social media signals.
    - Article writing and Blogging
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  • Profile picture of the author markhimeb
    There's not such thing as free website traffic. Don't lose your time and money on SEO. You'll have to spend a ton of money and time to get nothing in exchange.

    If you want my opinion, if you have a good product, start marketing it through PPC (Facebook and Google Adwords) and you'll definitely get some customers to start with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prem Mohan
    Seo is a best for increase traffic of you website. There are various types of methods like - high quality guest posts and web 2.0 creations. Smo is also beneficial to get increase website traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    we all know you need to have great content, do SEO and share on Social Media.
    But there other viable ways to get traffic.

    1) Find And Pull Method
    you need to find out about relevant posts on high traffic blogs in your niche. Read it and write out a relevant and helpful comment after the post but instead of linking your name to your blog’s homepage, link to your post on related content. You can find relevant content with the help of google alert.
    2) Link to other Bloggers In Your Posts
    Link to other bloggers in your post.Link out to others in your posts and they will take notice of you. Some of them will even link back to you.
    Let us know if its not work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cloudsair
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    You can post your links to these listing directories (helps a lot):

    Linking Ads
    Directory List - 20,000 web directories - free and paid submission
    Free Website Link Listing Directory, Submit Links for Free
    USA listing Web Directory

    These hepled me a bit, hope it can help you also! Goodluck!
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  • Profile picture of the author netbull
    As per my knowledge 5 Steps to drive traffic:

    For drive traffic use below process:
    1. Submit in directories
    2. Submit Articles
    3. Blog Discussion
    4. Forum Postings
    5. Link exchanges
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  • Profile picture of the author seosemplanet
    Hello

    You can get the traffic on your website with various SEO strategies and activities.

    - Daily update social media channels i.e facebook, twitter, google+, linkedin and many more with fresh content. Use hash tags in the posts and also share your website products and services along with the content.

    - You can post a blog, article and classified ads for you website. Also you can participate in group discussion in forums.

    - If your website contains video, make sure to share the video on all the social channels and submit it on the video submission sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Honey Bunny SEO
    Find which of your pages are sitting on Google's second page and bump them on the top of SERP

    First, you're gonna need to identify which of your pages are ranking in this range of positions. There are two ways (that I could think of) to do it - the long manual one and the quick convenient one that requires a SEO tool.

    Manually:

    1) go to Google Webmaster Tools
    2) arrange your list of keywords by their Average Positions
    3) scroll down until you see from 11-ths positions to 20-ies
    4) run the ones you have identified with Keyword Planner to see their volume of searches (that is, if you still have this metric, of course) identify the optimal keyword for which we'll be further optimizing our pages for;

    Conviniently:

    1) Tools like Serpstat can breakdown your domain by pages and subdomains and show for which keywords and on which positions they are currently ranking for (http://savepic.org/8395068.png)
    2) Filter results to show "Domain position for a keyword" from 11 to 20 (http://savepic.org/8452415.png). The tool also shows Volume so that eliminates the need to check each keayord manually.

    Now further optimize these pages for keywords in this 11-20 gap using internal linking (with tsaid keywords as anchors), try to attain few more backlinks on them and push the form Google's 2nd into Google's 1st page.

    HUGE amount of additional traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    Social media is and will be key for traffic and google also majority depends on social reputation of any website to make it higher rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author tangiau24
    - Content your websites on various other sites for the same niche.
    - Use email marketing to hook up with individuals, and send them information about your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdallen
    One of the worst Free sources is Traffic Exchanges. I used to own one even. The flawed system is that everyone is joining with the intent to sell. I.E. no one is signing up looking to buy. The TE Owners are the only ones who benefit and then not many of them...
    I would say some good free sources
    1. Article writing/Blogging (generates Google and other Organic Traffic)
    2. Social Media (Especially Pinterest)
    3. Click Banking (trading list members with other list owners. You can find Facebook groups doing this)
    4. Doing a joint venture give away special
    5. Youtube video reviews
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  • Profile picture of the author Rodman1
    There are a lot of ways to get traffic to your website for free. I see most of them are already covered in this thread, but no one talked about Quora for example.
    I've heard about this great strategy a few months ago and started using it just recently (It showed really good results, a couple of hundred sessions a week) I've found a great article about it in this Web Marketing guide, 6th chapter. It's all well explained, it goes really deep into the strategy and explains everything step by step.

    In short, the thing about quora is that you have to build a good profile in a specific niche. After that just look for the questions that are related to your industry and provide an informative answer, so other people upvote it.

    Would love to hear if anybody else had experience with this Quora tactic, please share
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  • Profile picture of the author hynds
    After having your blog running, you need to promote your site in order to get traffic and revenue also. There’re many ways to promote, for both free methods and paid methods.

    Free methods such as: Doing SEO, Social Media Content sharing, Youtube Sharing, Facebook Content, G+, Pinterest,…and many other channels that give you free using and promotions

    Paid methods such as: Doing SEM such as Google adwords, GDN, Solo ads, Facebook ads, banner ads,…

    So it depend on your budgets that you will choose which methods that can give you the best effort, or you need to combine between free & paid methods in order to get the effective results

    I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdallen
    one free method that I saw a post about recently and may be considered common knowledge is launchjacking. Where you look on muncheye, jvzoo, or warriorplus, for products launching and ask for a review copy then make blog posts and youtube videos about that product. Informational more than selling. This free method can get you lots of extra cash...
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