How many ways can you get free website traffic? Who knows, but here are some to get you started. Hopefully, there will be one or two ways here that you haven’t yet tried.
1. Submit your website to search engines. Don’t wait for them to find you. You can automatically submit to 20 at freewebsubmission.com. You’ll have to submit manually to Google (www.google.com/addurl.html).
2. Directories. Search for niche directories for the topic of your website. Just type in “directory + online games,” or whatever your site is about. There are also many general directories that accept submissions for free. The primary value of directories is not direct traffic, however. It is the links that help your ranking (and therefore traffic) with the search engines.
3. Forums. A great source of traffic for some sites. Talk about things of interest to you and get free traffic to your website (always sign off with a link). Link to subscription pages for newsletters or e-courses you offer to get maximum repeat visits from the traffic.
4. Free classifieds. There are many places that you can advertise for free, although few of them seem to be of any value. Test a little and go with the ones that deliver.
5. Exchange Links. Exchanging links with other websites can get you free traffic in two ways: traffic from the site, and traffic from the search engines, because the link helps your ranking with them.
7. Give testimonials. Do you love an e-book or other online product? Tell the author and let her know she can use your testimonial. Mention that you’d appreciate it if she left the link to your site (under your name) active. Good testimonials are valuable, and you’ve probably seen them with a name and link attached.
8. Write articles. A great way to generate free website traffic. In fact, that’s what this article is about, and I have to tell you that there are at least ten more ways to get free traffic in my newsletter. Visit the site and sign up.
Steve Gillman writes on many money-related topics. To learn more, and to subscribe for FREE to “Web Site Optimization Secrets,” go to: http://www.themoneymakersite.com/