Not getting any traffic to your website
Are you frustrated that you’re not getting any traffic to your website? Can’t afford expensive Pay-Per-Click campaigns? Then you’re very fortunate to have discovered this article. After reading this article, you will know 7 traffic strategies that will boost your business. 7 Free Traffic Strategies.
In comparison to the other free traffic strategies, article marketing is still the king. Peruse the internet marketing literature and you are sure to find this one mentioned. Ok, so article marketing is ubiquitous, but does it still actually work? The answer is, yes! Just make sure article is honestly geared to informing your reader. Do not sell to them or they will click away in an instant.
This traffic strategy is increasingly gaining steam and is now almost as popular as article marketing. Having a squidoo lense is analogous to having your own personal website. The built-in advantage of a squidoo lense is that Google loves them! The downside is that Squidoo will show advertisements on your lenses, but they really don’t detract from your content. Write a very informative lenses (don’t make it salesy or too promotional) and then include a link to your website. Like article marketing, if the user is pleased with your content, chances are they will go ahead and click to your site.
Of all the free traffic strategies, I predict video marketing will overtake article marketing in the future for the mere reasons that people are instantly stimulated visually. You can easily make a youtube video by putting together PowerPoint slides, using your own pictures, or using Camtasia. Watermark your video with a link to your site and include a link in the resource box.
Set up profiles at popular social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, Ryze.com etc. Network with people in your niche and get established on these sites with a customized profile. It is very easy to grow your network, and people who are interested in what you offer can find you easily. If you can use “photo marketing” to your advantage (cute pet pictures for a pet site, for example), include Flickr.com in your networking list as well.
This technique is underutilized, but effective. People who post questions in Yahoo Answers many times have legitimate problems and are seeking help. If you think you have the solution to their problem, answer their question in an honest, detailed way. Avoid hype AT ALL COSTS. At the end of your answer, include a link to your website
Blogs and Forums
Just like the other free traffic strategies, the important point to keep in mind is quality information. Find blogs related to your site, and make relevant, informative posts. Do not sound spammy, or your post may be deleted. Many blogs allow you to link to your site, so include it at the end of your post. Again, for forums, make quality posts and in your signature include a link to your site.
Funnel Traffic From Other Sites
This is a strategy that require a little bit of creativity, but you want to consider many different ways that you can funnel traffic from popular websites such as: craigslist, ebay, YouTube, Wikipedia, etc. These are very popular websites that are established and bursting at the seams with live visitors. Think of ways that you can add something of value, and (without spamming!) lure these visitors to your website.
Depending on the scale you implement these strategies; you should be receiving a good steady amount of traffic. Consistently marketing your site in a variety of ways is the key to gaining exposure and getting a consistent flow of traffic into your website!
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