Built a new website with all hopes to make it a success? Before you get into any paid advertising methods, here are some ways which you can try to get free traffic to your new website.
Free traffic comes absolutely from search engines and as referrals from other websites. Firstly, optimize your site for the best SEO possibilities. Like having proper title tags, H1 tags for headings, H2 for sub-headings, better inter-linked pages, content with good keyword density, meta tags filled and so on.
Once you’ve done your best possible optimization for search engines, wait for the search engines to index and later send you visitors. Meanwhile, proceed to do the following which will not just help in search indexing and optimization, will also send you some genuine visitors or free traffic.
This is by far the best way to market a site absolutely for free. Write as many unique articles as possible and submit to top article directories. You must write all unique articles and not just copy from other sites if you want better results. If you’re bad at writing articles, outsource them to professional writers. Once you get a handful of articles, submit it to the top article directories with link back to your website in the resource box.
Make Web 2.0 Properties
Web 2.0 sites are the new generation sites where the content on their site is powered by users. Typically sites like Squidoo, LiveJournal, Facebook, twitter are all web 2.0 sites. Create accounts there for free and add some content relevant to your niche. Leave link backs to your website. Apart from getting visitors, it will also boost your search engine rankings.
Participate in Forums
Forums are places where people ask questions and discuss about certain topics. Forums are a great tool of marketing for websites if you do them right. You make use of the signature area beneath every post you make and leave link backs to your website. If your post has a value, more chances for people to visit your website through the link available at your signatures.
Comment on other blogs
Do a Google search and find blogs related to your niche. Read through the blogs and comment wherever possible. You don’t want to overdo this as most bloggers won’t easily approve comments with link backs to website. So make sure you provide a comment that has some value in it. If the blog you comment on has a do-follow attribute for comment links, you are double benefited.
Setup Contests and Baits
Baits are posts intended to go viral. People love contests and freebies. Offer some freebies and tell them you will offer more when they refer 5 of their friends to your website. If you do this the right way, you can explode the traffic stats in no time but it does take some time doing research and careful evaluations. You can always try and keep trying until you get it right. Just be creative and you’re good to go.