Getting traffic to your website for free
A lot of money is usually invested by website developers in strong advertisements and campaigns as a way to launch and popularise their sites. This should not necessarily be the case as there are various other channels to attain the same goal without the cash.
Among the most common means of getting traffic for free is through use of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. By adding links in such media, a vast number of audience can be reached in a viral way as friends pass it on to other friends and so on. It might take considerable amount of time and effort, but the results are certainly worth it.
Another channel would be to develop a rapport with other non-competing website owners and propose the exchange of links. By adding their link to your page and they doing the same in return ensures that both parties benefit.
Posting useful responses to questions in forums that have potential target markets and including links in the post attracts visitors as well. This should however be done very carefully ensuring that trust and respect of other members of the forum is won as it is through the same channel that critics can take advantage.
Creation of free products or services should as well be in the bag of tricks. Traffic can be achieved when the website offers some useful contents depending on the niche of the site, for example, general advice and tips. There are high chances that when people access these free products and services, they will as well go through the main sections of the site.
One should ensure that his/her site is getting traffic optimized for search engines. It’s a major way of getting traffic thus one should ensure that that the site ranks well for keywords targeted. This shouldn’t be a lot of trouble for a website developer.
Some of these getting traffic measures might not be so easy, but they produce great results in terms of generating traffic. And one saves a lot of money while at it!
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Originally posted 2012-09-27 00:00:00.