Do you want free website traffic to your site? Are there any other sources besides Google that can bring visitors to a website?
The answer is yes and these 12 methods describe what you need to do to get more free website traffic. You don’t have to pay for expensive ads to get traffic to your website. There are many ways to engage with your potential audience and none of them require any money at all. Not only are their social media sites, there are also video and special interest websites where you can engage with people. As an example, here are the top 12 websites you can use for free website traffic.
By posting videos online to video services such as Youtube, you can more easily engage with your audience. Simply make a video that’s relevant to your website. If you’re video is interesting, you will gain subscribers who will be notified when you upload a new video. Each video has a short description that you can use to direct people to your website. Plus, with Youtube’s monetary model, you can get paid for each view you get.
Tip: Youtube videos get great search engine rankings so you can get a lot of free traffic.
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We’re all familiar with this social media site, but did you know you can create fan pages and groups on Facebook? A fan page is basically an online profile someone creates in order to talk with and socialize with people of similar interests. Fan pages usually aren’t for websites, but for specific things like dogs or specific activities. However, if you create a fan page or a group about something that’s relevant to your site, then you can use the opportunity to link your website to hundreds of people that would truly be interested in it.
Tip: When you join the groups DO NOT SPAM! Provide some value to the members when you will see results.
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If you’re a specialist or are otherwise knowledgeable about a subject, consider running a blog. People read blogs to find out information about a subject that interests them, so you’ll be attracting people that will be genuinely interested in your content. Further, you can actually host your blog on your website and make it much easier for people to explore your website.
Tip: Just remember to create a good content and if you want to see fast results you need to post every day for the first to mounts – Google loves this.
Reddit has more than 250 million unique visitors per month.
Reddit is a website that is divided into web pages by specific subjects and these divisions are called subreddits and may range from owl lovers to writers to video game lovers. Find a subreddit that’s related to your website. Create an account and actively engage with the community by posting your thoughts and commenting on others’ thoughts. If people like what you say, they’ll vote it up so it appears higher on the thread.
This allows you to be more well known in the community if you have interesting things to say. Reddit, however, doesn’t allow people to advertise their own website directly in their posts, but you can link to your website on your profile page. If you become an authority within the community, people will want to see your profile and be directed to your website that way.
Tips: Reddit is a crazy traffic source but you need to pass the moderation. You probably wonder – How to do it?
- Post god staff and don’t spam your site all the time.Create an account and use it for a while before you start to drop your links to your youtube videos or to your blog posts.
- Another way is to use people on Fiverr.com, they have a lot of accounts and they can post your links
Stumbleupon is a website where bored or adventurous users can randomly be taken to another website on the internet. Users choose from a list of interest, click a button, and are sent away. They never really leave, however, since Stumbleupon’s header is always at the top of the page, allowing the user to return or go to another random site. Though this sounds like an unreliable way to receive traffic, with millions of people using Stumbleupon daily, traffic might actually increase. To be a part of this, all you have to do is add your website to Stumbleupon by signing up.
Weebly is a website builder(blogging platform) you can use to improve your website search engine rankings.
Tip: I commend that you create at least 3 mini sites (Weebly Properties) for your top 3 terms you are trying to rank for.
Tumblr is a social media site where people share text, video, or picture sets in posts. People that follow them will then see these posts on their homepage, called a dashboard. If they like the content on their dash, they can choose to reblog the post, thus allowing their followers to see it. In this way, posts can be seen by thousands of people very, very quickly. By making a relevant post that links to your website, you can take advantage of this.
Tip: Tumblr page is ranking very well on Yahoo so you can tab into YaHoo search engine directly by creating tumbler pages. And the other advantage is that there is a lot of traffic on the Tumblr network itself.
Pinterest is a site that lets you pin interesting articles, web pages, and a myriad of other things to a page. Other people can then see your page of pins and explore. By pinning things that are relevant to your website, you attract like-minded people that you can link to your website on your profile page.
Tip: Create images that are related to your topic with the link at the bottom to your site.
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Twitter is another familiar social media platform. You can build a following by sending out messages of 140 characters or less. If people like this tweet, they can choose to follow you and retweet it.
Tip: The key to Twitter is to automated it to post at least from 6 to 15 times per day. To do it you can use platforms like Buffer.com.
Forums will not usually allow you to directly link to your website via a post. However, most forums allow you to have a signature, a bit of text that appears at the bottom of every post you make. Most forums allow you to link to your website in your signature. So if you go to a forum that’s related to your website and engage in the community, it’s very easy to direct people to your website.
Tip: It takes a little bit of time every day but if you can engage with the members and send the traffic to your squeeze page this is a nice way to slowly build momentum.
Snapchat is a photo sharing service that allows you to take pictures, write a caption, and post it online either publicly or privately. If your website depends on a personal brand, or you want people to get to know you better, then Snapchat would work for you.
Like Snapchat, Instagram allows you to share photos you take. You can tag people or objects in these photos and people can comment on them. Instagram has come into the mainstream with its monetization policies, allowing people to make money by being sponsored by businesses.
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Conclusion: In this article, I have described a few sources of free traffic but the bottom line is that all methods are the same. You need to find out where your potential users hangout online and give them a few good reasons to visit your website.