If you have a website and you are struggling to attract any visitors to it you may not be aware of the many different ways that you can generate free traffic without spending any money on advertising and you can start almost immediately.
The process of generating traffic on the internet can be broken down into two categories, generating paid traffic and generating free traffic. Its possible to be successful with or without an advertising budget but each requires a completely different strategy and plan of action.
Here are the most effective ways of generating free traffic:
This involves writing and submitting articles to various article directories on the internet so that you can gain more exposure and reach a wider audience. If your articles are high quality and target long tail keyword phrases you can achieve top rankings in the search engines and generate free traffic.
Each article that you write will contain your resource box at the bottom which explains what you are offering and directs people to your website. Because readers know a bit more about yourself and the type of information that you provide before they visit your website they are highly qualified and will respond to your offers.
This involves creating free reports and converting them into PDF files so that you can give them away and allow people to distribute them on their website or to their subscribers. If the information is high quality your free reports will spread across the internet very quickly and generate free traffic.
Each report that you create will contain your personal information on the first page which explains what you are offering and directs people to your website. As well as selling your own products you can also recommend other people's products as an affiliate and earn commissions for any sales that you generate.
This involves setting up a blog on your website using a script such as Word Press so that you can post content on a regular basis and create a loyal following of people who are eager to read your information. If you optimise your blog with custom permalinks and incoming links you can achieve top rankings in the search engines and generate free traffic.
Each page of your blog can be customised with Google Adsense and banners for various products that are related to the content and you can also include a subscription form for your opt in list. As well as this you can also automate your blog with various plug ins and software to make it easy to run and maintain.
This involves posting content on your blog and syndicating it using various social bookmarking websites so that you can gain more exposure and reach a wider audience. If the information is high quality more people will vote for your content which will improve your rankings on the social bookmarking websites and generate free traffic.
Each post on your blog will include tags for various social bookmarking websites that you want your content listed on and you can automate the process by installing a plug in such as Easy Bookmark Script which will insert a link at the bottom of every post on your blog so that readers can quickly and easily bookmark it.
Search Engine Optimization
This involves targeting certain keyword phrases using reciprocal and one way links from other related websites in order to improve your page rank. If your website has high quality incoming links and the correct keyword density you can achieve top rankings in the search engines and generate free traffic.
Each page on your website can be optimised to target a specific keyword phrase by using anchor text for all incoming links from other websites. If you target long tail keyword phrases that have less competition you can easily rank on the first page in the search engines within a matter of months or even weeks.
This is a brief summary of how to generate free traffic and of course there are many other ways of sending visitors to your website for free on the internet. Its just a case of finding which method suits your needs and how much time and effort you are prepared to put into it to become successful.
This article was written by Simon Akers who is the editor of the Marketing Oasis newsletter, a free internet marketing ezine packed with tips to help you succeed and increase your profits: http://www.MarketingOasis.com