Tips That Will Increase Your Website Traffic For Free

Tips That Will Increase Your Website Traffic For Free

Generating healthy volumes of website traffic can be an elusive endeavour if you don’t know what you are doing. For businesses on a tight budget or website owners who aren’t comfortable or had a bad experience trying to generate website traffic using paid advertising methods, not to worry, there are solutions that can easily be implemented to get traffic from free sources that are very effective at increasing website traffic.

Using paid sources to increase your website traffic is undoubtably the easiest method as far as time invested is concerned, but it can be a costly method that doesn’t always guarantee results.

In this post I am going to lay out for you at least 10 proven ways to increase website traffic that are absolutely free. I hope you enjoy this post. Please leave any comments or questions you may have at the bottom of this page and I will get right back to you,  cheers Mike.

1) It All Starts With engaging Content

There is no substitute for writing engaging content. If you think that you are going to get by writing short Un-informative content for your website you might as well quit right now. Informative and authoritative content is what you will repeatedly leverage to increase free traffic to your website, so you had better have some. You will see as we move on to other traffic generation techniques, content is a big part of implementing these free traffic generation techniques.

2) Become A Social contributor

OK, you have gone through the tedious task of creating  engaging content for your website,  it’s now time to share your content on social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Sharing your content can be as easy as installing a social sharing plugin on your website that will share links to your content on social platforms that you choose to participate on. Social sharing plugins are usually free but do offer premium paid options. I have personally have never paid for a premium social sharing plugin, free does the trick for me! You can also share your content manually by copy and pasting links to your content on social platforms.

3) Participating In Forums Is A Must!

Forums like Quora and Medium are increasing in popularity year after year. Diversifying your traffic source away from relying totally on search engine traffic is always a good strategy.  Taking the time to answer questions or participate in conversations in forums such as Quora offer a great opportunity to drop a link to your website or relevant content with little time or effort needed.

Lately a new advantage to participating in forums has emerged, high visibility in search engine results. I know I have talked about diversifying away from search engine traffic but why not take it while the free traffic is there. I have noticed of late that questions and answers from Quora and Medium are frequently reaching the first page of search results. Reaching the first page of search engine results is like having the winning lottery ticket. Only 7% of all search engine traffic search past the first page  when searching.

4) Make Your Content Title Enticing

If you want your content to garner the traffic it deserves, then you need to make people want to read it. Don’t make the mistake that Many bloggers make by using generic titles that are designed for ranking in search engines. You always want to keep in mind that the goal of the content is to create conversation and engage your readers. This all starts with an intriguing title and snippet, if your post is going to be indexed. I like to create my own snippets for my website posts. This can easily be done close to the bottom of the page while you are in the edit mode. Here is the snippet I wrote for this post which should show up with my title in search engine results.

5) Use A Keyword Tool When Writing Your Content

One thing I have learned over the years when training new affiliate marketers is, don’t take anything for granted. I would never write a piece of content for my website without checking for keywords and the commotion and traffic they will attract. A good example of this is this post on” Increasing your website traffic for free”. First thing I did when I came up with the idea to write this post I turned to my keyword tool to find high traffic, low completion keyword phrases I could use in this post. Below is a search that I did to prepare for this post.

You can see I used in my title “increase your website traffic for free” which looks pretty good as far as the keyword tool shows. Traffic is good and better yet, the competition for this keyword phrase was very low. Using a keyword tool is critical to getting your post ranked higher in search engine results which will drive more traffic to your website.

6) Don’t Rely Solely On Your Websites SEO

Unfortunately when people start out in affiliate marketing or Blogging they think that just because they have installed some type of SEO plugin like “all in one SEO” or “Yoast” that presto, any content they create is ready for the internet. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You need to take the time to brush up on the basics of SEO to best optimize your content and your site for search engines such as Google. Organic traffic (search engine traffic) can vary depending on how good you are at other sources of traffic generation,  but the average website has roughly 50% of its traffic generated from search engines. When you look at the opportunity that SEO offers for traffic generation you have to make this a priority.

7) Create A Content Marketing Strategy ASAP!

It took me a few years to realize the importance of sticking to a realistic content marketing strategy. A content marketing strategy includes all aspects of promoting your content including setting a writing schedule and much more. A good content marketing strategy includes everything I have mentioned here so far and much more. You can look at my content marketing strategy here, modify it to meet your time constraints and needs.

8) Page Loading Speed Means Everything These Days

Search engines such as Google have made page loading speeds a priority. A page loading speed is simply how fast your page loads so that internet users can view it. Google has really dialled down on this metric when they look at ranking your site and its contents. There are lots of tools out there including Google Analytics that will tell you what your loading speed is for any given page.

9) Get Visual

As much as I have resisted it, getting in front of the camera is looking like the smart thing to do. The Traction that Youtube is getting with Google has made creating your own Youtube channel worth the investment in time as long as you have the quality content on your site to back up your videos. Youtube is getting some preferential treatment from Google as far as exposure on the search engine goes. I guess this is understandable seeing Google owns Youtube. The power of that face to face connection that Youtube offers a great opportunity to drive traffic to your website.

I hope you found this post of value, please leave me your comments or questions below and I will get right back to you, cheers Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

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