Four Free Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website
As the economy and job market worsens, more and more people are turning to the internet
to seek out ways to make income, either through network marketing, affiliate marketing, or
both. Unfortunately, most people are under the impression that all they have to do is put
up a website, sit back and watch the money roll in. Nothing could be further from the truth.
While having an attractive website is important, it means NOTHING without traffic.
In other words, what good is an attractive website if no one to sees it? In fact, one of
the biggest reasons that internet-based businesses fail is lack of quality traffic.
Traffic is the lifeblood of any successful business, regardless if it is a network
marketing business or a "traditional" business.
My goal in this article is to highlight 4 simple (yet effective) ways you can drive
traffic to your website that that you don't need a budget for:
1. Optimize Your Website - One of the best ways to increase traffic to your website is
to get ranked by the search engines. This is done by making sure keywords⁄phrases
that you're trying to get ranked for are strategically placed in the HTML tags, in the
content of the site and in the domain name. Many people think their websites are optimized
for search engines, when in fact the majority are not. Keep in mind, that getting
organically ranked takes some time but the traffic you'll get is well worth the wait.
2. Promote Your Website On Forums - By participating in related forums and engaging in
conversations, you'll be able to build relationships with other people in the forums,
brand yourself as an authority figure and increase the chances that people will click your
link that's placed in your signature. This "link popularity" is awesome for your website
ranking. Keep in mind, the one thing you should NEVER do is spam the forum or post
unrelated garbage on the forum just so you can promote your link. This will most likely
get you banned from the forum. At the very least, it will destroy your credibility with
other forum members pretty quickly.
3. Get Into Article Marketing - Article Marketing is one of the best methods people use
to drive traffic to their site. Article Directories let you put a link to your site in
your resource box that people can click to get to your site. Besides the fact that writing
and publishing articles brands you as an authority in your target niche, your articles can
be republished by other people which results in your link being all over the internet.
4. Video Marketing - Video Marketing is a another great way to drive traffic to your
site for several reasons. Besides being free, videos allow you to connect with your
audience in a deeper way than you would in an article. In a video, your audience can hear
your voice, your tonality, your excitement, etc. As always, make sure you're posting
valuable content and information. By doing this, you'll brand yourself as an expert and
drive targeted traffic, all at the same time.
Besides the ways I've listed above, there are still a ton of other ways to drive
traffic. My suggestion to master at least one method of driving traffic to your website.
Then supplement that method with two or three others. Don't try to master 10 different
methods at one time or you may get overwhelmed. The key is to stay consistent with your
marketing efforts. Before you know it, you'll have a ton of traffic coming to your site
which will ultimately turn into leads for your business.
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