Every website and online business out there needs traffic. You can have the best products in the world but if nobody ever sees them it’s pretty pointless. Ok – so that’s pretty obvious I’m sure you’ll agree, yet generating traffic is something internet marketers seem to really struggle with, especially when they are on a limited budget. So wouldn’t it be great to get targeted traffic and not even have to pay for it? Here are 3 ways of generating traffic for free (there are of course many other ways too…)
An adswap is where two people who have a mailing list join forces and do a reciprocal mailing. This is often done for the purposes of list building but adswaps can be used to advertise pretty much any website or product.
2. Blog commenting
Blog commenting seems to be a very underrated technique and yet it can be a very effective way of generating traffic. Simply join in the conversation on other blogs in your niche and include your website link when you post your comment. The best comments add something to the original blog post and demonstrate to other people that you are knowledgeable about the subject. In short you want to make people interested in you so that they will check you out.
3. Viral marketing
The beauty of viral marketing is that you can ‘set it and leave it.’ A viral eBook I created years ago is still generating me traffic to this very day. All you need to do is create an interesting product (whether that is an eBook, short report, video etc) and include a little advertising and links to your websites within it. It helps if it is something unique or quirky, but the main thing is that it provides value in some way. Once you have your product created your job is to initially distribute it and then encourage other people to do the same (just include a message within the product letting people know that they are free to pass it on to other people as they wish.)