How to Attract Free Traffic to Your Site in 4 Simple Steps

If you are like me and you’ve built websites for yourself or customers, it would be nice to see that you get actual visitors to that site! Else it would be a waste of time. To help you get traffic to your site I recommend following the next few steps.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money (e.g. AdWords) on your site promotion, there isn’t really a fast way to gets big amounts of traffic to your site. Getting traffic is a process not an event, so don’t expect results overnight. I know the Internet is full of offers teaching you to generate ‘instant’ BIG traffic, but that’s “to good to be true”. Like all offers in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true!

Now on with the show:

There are several ways to get organic (free) traffic to your site.

1) Get a high-ranking in Google so that you appear on the first page for your keywords. This requires keyword research; narrow down your target market. It’s easier to reach number 1 in Google search results if you target a specific niche. This requires some basic SEO knowledge but anyone can do it!

2) Use Twitter for your site promotion, it really works. I always thought Twitter was for people who share useless information like letting everyone know they they’re sitting on the toilet. Search for people who are in your target business and Follow them, if they follow you back that’s OK. If they don’t after several days remove them and add others. This way you build a Twitter list of potential customers. If you place a tweet (several times a day with a link to your site) you will see instant traffic because people visit your site. There are Twitter automation tools for this process, manually would take too much time.

3) Facebook Fan page, this is a bit like Word of Mouth. If you have a Facebook fan page for your business and if you use it correctly, this will also generate traffic. People who ‘Like’ your site will generate free traffic, because their friends will take a look to. Recently I listened to a podcast of a popular site and they analyzed their traffic and it showed that of all sorts of traffic, Facebook-people spent the most time on their site. Looks like there’s a difference in the type of visitors depending on the sort of traffic.

4) Create a YouTube channel for your business. YouTube is the number 2 search engine in the world. If you create content on YouTube and people start using it, your ranking in step 1 will increase, because of the backlinking process. Backlinking means that other sites and blogs link to your site. The more backlinks you have, the higher you rank in Google.

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