In today's SEO, what are the best free steps to get traffic?

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Hey how's it going. I run an authority site and have recently landed two guest posts in my niche on two PR 3 websites. I figure that's a decent start, but there's probably much more that I can do. What are the effective SEO techniques that work today, besides guest posts?
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  • Profile picture of the author abs007
    Originally Posted by timrodriguez View Post

    Hey how's it going. I run an authority site and have recently landed two guest posts in my niche on two PR 3 websites. I figure that's a decent start, but there's probably much more that I can do. What are the effective SEO techniques that work today, besides guest posts?
    Social Media content distribution works well and so does participating in social groups and forums in your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author DBMEDIALLC
    Content syndication to free to submit sites still works. Press releases, pdf/doc directories, etc. You can also boost your tier1 links with software assisted links, this is still safe and effective.
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    • Profile picture of the author LloydMS
      Originally Posted by DBMEDIALLC View Post

      You can also boost your tier1 links with software assisted links, this is still safe and effective.
      Sorry but that's a very dangerous thing to say. At least in that simple of an explanation.

      I don't disagree that you can use tools effectively. But you have to know what you're doing and be very, very selective and smart about it.

      I also think it's simple enough to rank without using tools that it's not necessary, at least in terms of using them for money sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by DBMEDIALLC View Post

      Content syndication to free to submit sites still works. Press releases, pdf/doc directories, etc. You can also boost your tier1 links with software assisted links, this is still safe and effective.
      White hat tier2 blasts (forum sig.)?
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  • Profile picture of the author danielcollins
    Forget SEO now... focus on PPC,Email marketing and Social Media
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  • Profile picture of the author ibarena
    Today's world is all about Social Media marketing. Create a FB Fan page, twitter pages, Pininterest to get more traffic. Ask your twitter followers to RT as studies show that more than 75% of times, you ask a good blog to be retweeted it gets retweeted by some follower. Increase your FB fan base. Promote via Linkedin.

    But all this should be backed by excellent quality blog posts. Before hitting "publish" ask yourself if you would like to read and recommend this post. If your answer is NO, then edit it again till you satisfy yourself.

    Create some good ebook and give it for free to increase your user base. Atleast you will get some email subscription. Use this opt-in list to timely email and ask users to check new blogs. But don't overdo this by emailing daily as users might spam you. Once in a week is good.

    Don't have high hopes when you start these mechanism but 10,20,30 new readers everyday will gradually add to several thousands over a period of time.

    Most important, don't think that some Harry Potter's magic wand will bring several thousand visitors in a day. Rather stay away from unethical or unwarranted ways to bring traffic. That seldom happens unless you have one of most compelling stuff or ideas to promote.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enuke
    SEO will never die, i have good result to do these things , content marketing in social sites and do article submission on web 2.o sites , ezine articles is still effective. Iconographics technique is also very important today , so go as fallows

    Guest blogging
    article submission only one and two sites not more (squido, hubpages, ezinearticles)
    infographics
    create video
    create ppt
    and rest work for smo. these techniques gives the better result , Go for SMO while doing these techniques,
    I put my views , welcome to our SEO experts , thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author danielcollins
      Originally Posted by Enuke View Post

      SEO will never die, i have good result to do these things , content marketing in social sites and do article submission on web 2.o sites , ezine articles is still effective. Iconographics technique is also very important today , so go as fallows

      Guest blogging
      article submission only one and two sites not more (squido, hubpages, ezinearticles)
      infographics
      create video
      create ppt
      and rest work for smo. these techniques gives the better result , Go for SMO while doing these techniques,
      I put my views , welcome to our SEO experts , thank you
      The activities which you described here are outdated. Seriously. If you are still with these activities, you will be in problem for sure in coming time.
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by danielcollins View Post

        The activities which you described here are outdated. Seriously. If you are still with these activities, you will be in problem for sure in coming time.
        What's wrong with starting a Squidoo page, uploading a video to Youtube, do some guest posts and share some infographics around.

        Nothing.

        Unless you start to mass spam all those low quality platforms.
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        • Profile picture of the author danielcollins
          Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

          What's wrong with starting a Squidoo page, uploading a video to Youtube, do some guest posts and share some infographics around.

          Nothing.

          Unless you start to mass spam all those low quality platforms.
          Do you think infographics still work in 2013? And squido which was famous before 2-3 years like ezinearticle was.
          Social media is the only thing which is working because if you check updates from google, they are more focusing in getting social signals and they always talk about natural links.
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          • Profile picture of the author abs007
            Originally Posted by danielcollins View Post

            Do you think infographics still work in 2013? And squido which was famous before 2-3 years like ezinearticle was.
            Social media is the only thing which is working because if you check updates from google, they are more focusing in getting social signals and they always talk about natural links.
            Dude I'm guessing you was hit by the search engine updates or you failed miserably at SEO.

            Squido has worked great for many years and anything of quality published on there will continue to work great-

            Ezinearticles might not be as easy to work with as it once was but that doesn't mean users are still not benefiting from it.

            I recently purchased my first infographic for one of my websites. It continues to send me good traffic and has diversified my backlinks.

            It's important you dont become one of those extremists and go and build hundreds of one type of links all at once.

            Diversify, publish good content, syndicate that content and your infographics, articles etc will continue to work for you.
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            • Profile picture of the author danielcollins
              Originally Posted by abs007 View Post

              Dude I'm guessing you was hit by the search engine updates or you failed miserably at SEO.

              Squido has worked great for many years and anything of quality published on there will continue to work great-

              Ezinearticles might not be as easy to work with as it once was but that doesn't mean users are still not benefiting from it.

              I recently purchased my first infographic for one of my websites. It continues to send me good traffic and has diversified my backlinks.

              It's important you dont become one of those extremists and go and build hundreds of one type of links all at once.

              Diversify, publish good content, syndicate that content and your infographics, articles etc will continue to work for you.
              No dude, i wasnt penalized for any of the domain. Currently all domains are working very well.
              I am just giving my opinion here. I wrote what i know.
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          • Profile picture of the author nik0
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            Originally Posted by danielcollins View Post

            Do you think infographics still work in 2013? And squido which was famous before 2-3 years like ezinearticle was.
            Social media is the only thing which is working because if you check updates from google, they are more focusing in getting social signals and they always talk about natural links.
            Lol an infographic is just a material, how can you say that such thing won't work anymore? It's all about where you get it featured.

            I do agree that most of the public places are not really worth it to get a link from in terms of power to rank but I still wouldn't leave them out, even if their only purpose was to provide more anchor diversity it's still worth it.
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by danielcollins View Post

            Social media is the only thing which is working because if you check updates from google, they are more focusing in getting social signals and they always talk about natural links.
            It's like walking into a Weight Watchers meeting & telling everyone donuts are gross.
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            • Profile picture of the author danielcollins
              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              It's like walking into a Weight Watchers meeting & telling everyone donuts are gross.
              Yukon, put your views here only. You dont have any rights to talk about others.
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              • Profile picture of the author yukon
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                Originally Posted by danielcollins View Post

                Forget SEO now... focus on PPC,Email marketing and Social Media
                Originally Posted by danielcollins View Post

                Social media is the only thing which is working because if you check updates from google, they are more focusing in getting social signals and they always talk about natural links.
                Originally Posted by danielcollins View Post

                Yukon, put your views here only. You dont have any rights to talk about others.
                That was my views, your talking social nonsense like it's going to rank a page.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinemarketer23
    social media distribution of course and also interact with people in forums like this one!! cheers..
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  • Profile picture of the author brienn
    To promote your website as a brand, then work with seo and anchors
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  • Profile picture of the author satyr85
    Tiered link building.

    Money site
    ^
    Tier 1 website -lets say wordpress.com blog)
    ^
    Tier 2 website -lets say 10 blogs on platforms like wordpress, blogger, tumblr for evey 1 blog from tier 1
    ^
    Tier 3 (Not necessary) -10 blogs on platforms like wordpress, blogger, tumblr for evey 1 blog from tier 2
    ^
    Low quality backlinks to tier 3.

    Why so many tiers? To keep low quality backlinks as far from your money site as possible.

    P.S.
    Its not p ossible to do it by hand. Tier 1 can be done by hand, other tiers - you need automation for that.
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    • Profile picture of the author ibarena
      Originally Posted by satyr85 View Post

      Its not p ossible to do it by hand. Tier 1 can be done by hand, other tiers - you need automation for that.
      Can you explain the kind of automation you mentioned? Do you mean using some automatic bot to submit to these sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author Roy Jones
    Guest blogging, Link wheel, PPC etc. may help you in getting more traffic to your webiste. Other than this, Supplementing your original content, Trying to get more backlinks on your website, Using social media, Advertising your presence will definitely help you to get more traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author viki667
    The problem with hundreds of backlinks are that they create a pattern..
    If all your backlinks are the same type, google can get to you very easily..
    So when you're creating a backlinks, do them in really randomly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abdul Sattar
    1. Guest blogging is very effective because all top SEO's doing guest blogging.. for guest blogging you must chose a high authority domains like SearchEngineLand, EzineArticles...

    2. Use Social Networking Specially Specially Google+, Facebook and Twitter...
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  • Profile picture of the author Smith John
    Some of the best off-page SEO besides Guest Post are
    Social Media Posting
    Like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, linkedin, google+
    Social Bookmarking
    Submitting the page link to those site which gives the public link will provide the benefit in gaining the page rank and got indexed by the search engine bot.
    Blog comment s is also one of the best way to increase the back link for the site
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    Targeting and building your social community, of you make your best effort to publish interesting and High quality stuff with a lot of images and videos, there is always a lot of space for free traffic from stumbleupon and pinterest
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    you need to build social signals, a lot of them
    i have been ranking quite couple of pages using stumbleupon, pinterest and facebook
    Originally Posted by timrodriguez View Post

    Hey how's it going. I run an authority site and have recently landed two guest posts in my niche on two PR 3 websites. I figure that's a decent start, but there's probably much more that I can do. What are the effective SEO techniques that work today, besides guest posts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Social media and article marketing are still very best and effective for bringing quick traffic, You need to regularly post articles to get good amount of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author GTC1187
    Social media traffic converts really, really poorly.
    I've gotten sales using social media marketing, but only by engaging people one at a time and selling my products to them on an individual basis.
    Also, "social signals" are WAY overhyped. These signals are less than 10% of Google's ranking factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author BennyP
    If you're a good writer, go check out Squidoo. Can get a lot of traffic there. Run away from anyone who mentions tiered links.
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  • Always prioritize content marketing/syndication and also mix your SEO efforts with social media marketing. Remember to distribute unique and quality content only. It'll also be good if you start your online branding as well. These days, it's also important to build your reputation online aside from using pure keywords only for linkbuilding. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author adwordmedia
    I think social media is a great way to drive free traffic. Spend your time and money in PPC rather then SEO nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author hostdare
    Share your content in social media sites like Facebook,StumbleUpon,Hub pages,Twitter, Google+.Do forum posting and blog commenting.It will give you good traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author AdAstra
    1. Social signals
    2. Youtube
    3. Traffic links
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  • Profile picture of the author Ripster
    Free ways to get traffic:

    - Blogging/SEO
    - YouTube
    - Social Media
    - Guest Posting
    - Article Writing
    - Blog Commenting
    - Forums
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalsmart
    article submission, blogging still work to get traffic to your site. These strategies are available for free.
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  • I would say be active in social media sites, do more content syndication, press releases, forums and blog comments. You can also try PPC but just to make sure that this works for you, I recommend you first have a test campaign before you spent money on paid ads
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