Let’s talk about some powerful ways to get free and automated traffic coming to your website.
Before we begin
Before you begin trying to get traffic to your site, you need to do your keyword research first. The reason this is so important is that you are going to be building content and traffic sources for specific keywords. So you need to make sure the keywords you’re targeting are worth targeting.
While doing your keyword research, keep the following in mind:
- How competitive are the keywords you’re going after? This involves doing some competitive analysis to determine the ease of entry for each keyword
- What kinds of visitors do these keywords bring? Some keywords will bring lots of traffic, but none of them will buy. You want to generate visitors ready to buy.
- What about affiliates? Nothing brings more buyers like an army of affiliates. This means that some of your traffic focus should be on getting affiliates to your site.
Although this is an essential step, doing it all by hand can take a very long time. And hiring an expert is very expensive. And that’s why most people skip this step! The smartest marketers use website traffic software to automate this and other aspects of their business. This way you get this critical step done fast and done well.
Only then can you start getting traffic
Only after doing your keyword research correctly can you start targeting these keywords to get you traffic.
Here are a couple of clever ways to do this…
- Most people overlook the power of Surveys!
- “Traffic Traps”
People love filling in surveys. And smart website owners know this, so they will include your survey on their site if you make a good one. It’s a win-win. They get a great perk on their site and you get a link back to yours. This allows you to get free website traffic from other people’s sites! Most people think surveys are just for collecting data, but in this case you don’t even care about the answers. Just make the question interesting enough that people will want to share it with their own visitors.
Maybe you’ve seen these help sites where people post questions and other people answer them. Once again, the main reason for this site is not the reason you’re interested. You are going to generate traffic, leads and sales from them. One thing you can do is to visit sites like Craigslist and Yahoo! Answers and manually extract contact info to contact other users. The good news is that it’s easy to find website traffic software that can do this automatically. These tools put the whole thing on auto-pilot and just deliver the leads to you each day.
No doubt you’re aware of YouTube and other video websites. YouTube is one of the most highly traffic and search websites on the entire internet! If used properly, video sites can get you more website traffic than you know what to do with.
Even if you don’t think you can make a good video. One super easy thing to do is take an article or website you’ve written. Then simply record yourself reading the text and you video the screen with a simple screen capture program. You can even get software that will automatically do this for you.
The Bottom Line…
Getting traffic is not that difficult. Use your noodle and come up with things other people aren’t doing. Plus, there’s lots of great software out there to help you.
So, start right now and:
- Keyword research first is key
- Next, set up a survey or two with viral appeal
- Take advantage of the “help” sites
- Capitalize on video!