There is nothing new about the problems that plague new internet business owners. One of the biggest problems to solve is how to generate guaranteed website traffic.
You are not alone in this problem. I have it, and everybody else that ever started online marketing of a home-based or other business has it.
We all look for completely free techniques to increase targeted website traffic for free. This is your ultimate dream. The visitors come to your site, they cost you nothing, and your profit increases endlessly.
Of course, if you have just started, you know that this is not the reality of starting your online business. You have to work, work smartly, choose strategies that best leverage your time and money.
One of the best free advertising options that are available to you is writing articles. Now, for some businesses, you may think that this will be hard for you to do. This is the usual thought from owners of retail websites.
So, I want to give you a quick example of what you could do if you owned a retail website that sold purses and wallets. If you had a website just like this, what kind of articles could you write in order to get free traffic?
At first, some people may think there would be nothing that you could write in order to generate free traffic to a retail site such as this. But the real answer is that you can easily take each one of your products in order to write a simple review.
For example: maybe you have a new novelty type of wallet that you sell. Maybe it’s one of those wallets that are made out of duct tape. You can easily write a review about how these new wallets are not only fashionable but extremely durable.
After people read your article, they will learn about your wallets and then be left with an option to where they can purchase (you will include your website at the end of the article in the about the author box). Once you have done this with one of your products, then you do it with the rest of your products.
Now, if your website is an informational website, then, of course, writing “how-to” articles and informative articles relevant to your website will be the easiest thing possible.
Search Engine Optimization:
You may have a website but how will people know about it. As a marketer, it is your responsibility to convey the details about the product or offering to every prospective stakeholder. Using search engine optimization allows you to do this in a simple yet effective way.
Simply plugging in the right keywords at relevant places within your web content can escalate your search engine rankings in a big way.
This means that each time a prospective customer initiates a search for products or services similar to what you have been offering your website will pop up in the initial results. Tools such as Semrush can definitely help you with SEO and increasing your online visibility. Get a Semrush free trial and use the tool for free.
An efficient and money-saving marketing technique, social bookmarking is being looked upon as the new age technology to promote your website and its offering in a cost-effective manner.
It does not require a large part of your budget but if you manage to get the basics right, the results can be amazing.
Create Quality Content:
One technique to gain visitors to your web enterprise is to provide quality content on your web pages. Try to have several pages of informative useful content as well as your sales page.
Good content in the form of articles that are relevant to your website topic can be obtained by subscribing to RSS feeds or selecting well-written articles from an article directory and publishing them on your web pages.
Be sure to use the entire article including the resource box so that the author of the article will get proper links and credit for his effort. Think about this from the browser’s point of view. Is your web content worth spending time on or is it time to hit the back button?
Create some free products and services:
Websites witness a steady inflow of traffic whenever you offer something useful. You can create several types of useful content that conform to the niche of your website. You can write articles giving lots of advice or some short and precise tips. The best way, however, to generate traffic is by creating a free product. When the products attain popularity, people would start visiting your website. Chances are that they would visit all sections of your website.
Offline promotion is a mostly forgotten aspect of free website promotion. Computers, these days, can be spotted almost everywhere and there are people who spend more time on the computer than anywhere else. However, life still hasn’t completely moved on to the internet.
Offline promotion is a powerful way of popularizing your website but only if you know how to use it. Some conventional ways of promoting your website offline are to print your URL on your business cards and souvenirs.
You can also print the URL on your company’s vehicles. Printing T-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise with your company’s logo inscribed on them is another way of making your website more popular.
Create a Blog:
A blog is also known as lens and hub. It is one of the easiest ways to have handsome traffic flowed towards your website. They generally get good rankings on the search engines.
More and more people will be able to access your site and thus more links returned to your site. If you will make use of friendly keywords on the web page, it will lead to better search engine optimization. You can use hosting such as InterServer or Siteground to start your blog.
Post links, banners, and other means of transportation on your hub or blog. This way you are making your website blog as a tunnel that will send you all the traffic reports on a monthly basis.
Free Press Releases:
There are hundreds of websites that will permit you to register press releases for free. It gives a way to review your ideas. It is for sure that paid services are more explored and are more in demand.
Again you will have to optimize your press releases through search engines but you need to add powerful keywords and phrases for higher rankings.
Look for the top two or three forums in your niche. Look for ones that have a large membership and are active. Spend time getting to know how they work and then start contributing on a regular basis. Join with the attitude you are going to contribute in a positive, helpful way.
You will be banned if you simply try to push your website. Interact with the other members so you can learn from each other. You will become a respected member and people will be drawn to visit your site, which can be part of your signature.
This is similar to visiting forums. Look for the best two or three blogs in your niche and leave constructive comments relating to the subject. You would have researched your niche thoroughly, so you should have good insights and information to share. Don’t just visit to get your link in the comments, as the moderator will delete them.
What you are trying to do is to establish yourself as an authority in your niche, which will entice people to click your link to find out more. The blog owner may even invite you to become a guest blogger, which will further strengthen your credibility.
Put these principles to use and you should see positive results with an increase of visitors to your site and with that an increase in sales.
Cheap website traffic can be achieved with these simple steps and you will have a great website that will keep the money coming in without you having to spend much.
I am Shubham Chopra, founder of Marketing Savior and an exuberant content creator with a great zest for providing insightful reviews about digital products that will help startups & SMEs penetrate into the online world easily.