6 Free Ways to Get Quality Targeted Website Traffic – Part 1
Did you realize that there are easy ways to get free quality traffic to you website? Most webmasters do not realize that some of the best website traffic that they can receive will not cost them a dime.
In fact, one of my websites receives hundreds of newsletter subscriptions a month without me having to spend a dime on advertising.
Most Internet marketers will tell you how to write good ads and pay the write amount at click at Google and Yahoo, but what they will not tell you (usually because they do not know) is how to get free traffic that will actually convert into more revenue than the paid traffic!
There is only one catch – these traffic generating techniques will cost you your time instead of your money. Now you could easily make it cost you money instead by hiring someone else to do it for you, but that is your prerogative.
If you apply these simple techniques you will get more target traffic to your website.
Here are six easy ways to get quality targeted traffic to your website free of charge.
1. Participate in popular online forums.
One of the easiest ways to gain exposure to your website for free is to become a member of a few popular forums that are related to your niche market. For example, if you run a website about making money from affiliate marketing, a good place to go might be a forum about affiliate marketing.
The key here is not to blatantly advertise, but instead actually participate in the discussions and become a respected member of the forums. You can place your website with a few keywords in your signature, or even post links to articles that you have created that might be of interest.
Basically the more you participate and help others with their problems on these forums the more respected you will become and the more people will follow the link to your website.
One of my first successful websites received close to 2000 visitors per day simply from a couple of forums that were in my market. All I had to do was participate. I then told them about my website that would help them as a free resource. Before I knew it I was receiving a ton of visitors and my traffic was simply from this one technique.
However, do not openly advertise without first participating, as this will get you now.
2. Submit your articles to article directories.
You should already have articles published on your website (and if do not start writing some!). If all they are doing is sitting on your website then you are only using 1% of their potential!
You should visit the popular article directories (such as http://www.ezinearticles.com ) and submit your articles to these directories.
When you submit your articles be sure to include a good resource box. It should contain three of four lines about yourself and a good call to action (such as "Get your free report on …" or "Find out more at …"). Resource boxes should always be written in the third-person.
3. Submit your articles to ezine publishers.
You should also start searching for other ezine publishers in your niche market. Do intensive Google searches and also pay attention on the forums where you are advertising.
Sign up first for these newsletters and then start a correspondence with the ezine list owner. Let them know that you have some articles that would interest their readers (and make sure that your articles would!). Ask if he or she would publish them along with the resource box.
You will be surprised at how many publishers will willingly agree to this. Webmasters spend a lot of time looking for good content for their websites and for their ezines. If you are able to provide them with this source, and your articles are good quality and not just sales letters, they will gladly accept!
To be continued …
This is part one of two articles. You can look for the next article that will contain three other tips that will help you to create viral traffic that will spread like fire!