Everything you do online is more or less pointless without having traffic. You can have the best designed website or the best products for sale but if you never get any website traffic, you won’t have an online business.
You can pay for traffic to drive visitors to your website or you can use free website traffic strategies. Here are 10 ways you can increase the amount of free website traffic you receive.
1. Know Your Keywords
Keywords are the words that a potential customer will type into a search engine when looking for products or services that are relevant to your online business. Make sure that your website content includes these keywords. The search engines provide a potential customer with a list of websites that match their keyword search.
2. Build An Email Database
When you have an email database list of prospective customers, you send emails to your list to direct them to your website whenever you post or upload something new on it.
3. Email Signature
Add your website address into your email signature. Ask your readers to share and visit it.
4. Guest Blog
Look for authority figures in your industry and ask if they will accept as guest blog post from you. If they agree to publish something for you, produce an original piece of content for them and supply it with a good image or photo to accompany the post. Include a short biography with a link to your website.
5. Get Onto YouTube
YouTube is a fantastic free traffic generator. Videos are easier to make than you probably think! Include your website URL in your videos, and in the description. Don’t forget to tell people to visit your website in your videos too.
6. Join a Specialized Blogging Community
Many specialized communities are free to join. But even if there is a small charge think about joining one in order to get traffic to your website.
7. Improve Your Search Engine Optimization
Learn as much as you can about search engine optimization. It’s essential if you want to get more free website traffic.
8. Produce a Site Map
A site map is a list of pages on your website that you want indexed by the search engines. If you use the WordPress platform to manage your website you can get a plugin to help you create a sitemap.
9. Create a Facebook Page
Create a Facebook page so that you can showcase your blog posts and articles on Facebook. Use a “learn more” tab to link to your website.
10. Publish Articles In Popular Ezines
Ezines are online newsletters and are published in just about every niche you can image. Check out the top ones in your industry and offer to write relevant content for their newsletter for exchange for a link back to your website.