If you’ve got traffic coming to your site, you’re 99% there. Of course you also need to have a valuable offer for your visitors – a reason for them to transact with you. After getting the traffic you just need to convert it into subscribers and customers . . . but that’s the easy part. So, the critical step is to generate a steady flow of visitors.
Let’s talk about how to generate traffic…
These are the best and fastest ways to get free visitors coming to your site:
- Web 2.0
- Article Marketing
- Video Marketing
OK, so how do they work?
Web 2.0 Sites
Web 2.0 is the name given to websites that get their content from their users. What this means for you is that you can join into the community and add your own content. The other interesting thing about these sites is that all the search engines (including Google) treat them as “authority sites”. The benefit of this to you is that your content is now considered as part of these sites. And any links in your content that point to your own sites count as a strong “vote” in favor of your sites – lending you credibility in the search engines. This is the hidden benefit of using Web 2.0 sites. Getting free web 2.0 traffic is a big topic that we’ll discuss more later. This is good overview of the reason to get into it, though.
Article marketing really builds on the Web 2.0 concept. Article sites are in essence web 2.0 websites. In typical web 2.0 fashion, article sites rely on user-generated content (i.e. your articles). Just as with the other web 2.0 sites, having your content included gives you immediate traffic and search engine ranking. But you also get the extra benefit of other users taking your article and putting it on their site. And in return for getting to use your content, these other users include links back to your website that gives you further search engine ranking and more free traffic. In order to get the most free traffic make sure you:
- Do your keyword research
- Write your article for the keywords you’ve chosen
- Be sure to link to your site on the keywords you’ve chosen. Do this inside the article itself and in your author’s bio.
And finally, we need to talk about getting traffic from videos. Once again, this is really a sub-set of web 2.0. And it carries all the same benefits of article marketing. And in addition to this, because Google and the others love video so much, you can get listed for highly competitive keywords much more easily.
Here’s how to get free traffic using video…
- Sign up for YouTube
- Make your profile uncluttered by turning off all the modules
- Put relevant “tags” in your profile
- Add a link to your website
- Add 1 or more videos to your profile
- For each video use your keywords in the tags, the descriptions and the title
If you take action on the items listed here you’ll have free traffic in no time.