In this post, I will be going over how to get website traffic for free. There are lots of ways to get traffic to your website or capture page. If you have read my previous posts then you already know a few.
Social Media Marketing
If you’re looking to drive website traffic without spending money on advertising, harnessing the power of social media sites can be an effective strategy. With billions of users worldwide, platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn offer immense opportunities to reach and engage with your target audience. Here are a few strategies to help you get website traffic for free using social media:
- Create Compelling Content: Develop high-quality and engaging content that resonates with your audience. This can include blog posts, articles, videos, infographics, or any other form of content that adds value. Craft attention-grabbing headlines and optimize your content with relevant keywords to improve its visibility.
- Build a Strong Social Media Presence: Establish a consistent presence on social media platforms by creating and optimizing your business profiles. Use your brand logo, cover images, and a compelling bio. Include a link to your website in your profile to drive traffic directly.
- Share Your Content: Share your content regularly on social media platforms to increase its visibility. Craft enticing captions and utilize relevant hashtags to expand your reach. Encourage your followers to share your content, as this can significantly amplify its reach and drive traffic to your website.
- Engage with Your Audience: Actively engage with your followers by responding to comments, messages, and mentions. Encourage conversations, ask questions, and participate in relevant discussions. This engagement builds trust and loyalty, leading to increased website traffic as users are more likely to visit your site to learn more.
- Leverage Visual Content: Visual content tends to perform exceptionally well on social media. Create visually appealing graphics, images, and videos that are shareable and align with your brand. Infographics, quote cards, and short video clips can attract attention, increase engagement, and drive traffic to your website.
- Utilize Social Media Groups and Communities: Join relevant groups and communities within your industry or niche. Actively participate by providing valuable insights, answering questions, and sharing your expertise. Be mindful of group rules and avoid spamming. When appropriate, share links to your website’s content, offering additional resources or solutions to group members.
- Collaborate with Influencers and Industry Experts: Partnering with influencers or industry experts who have a substantial social media following can help increase your website traffic. Collaborate on content, interviews, or promotions where they mention or link back to your website. Their endorsement can generate curiosity and encourage their followers to visit your site.
- Run Contests and Giveaways: Organize contests or giveaways that require participants to visit your website to enter or complete specific actions. This strategy incentivizes users to explore your site and engage with your content. Promote these campaigns on social media platforms to maximize their reach and impact.
Remember, building website traffic through social media takes time and consistent effort. Monitor your analytics regularly to understand what content performs best, adjust your strategies accordingly, and refine your approach to drive even more organic traffic to your website.
If you don’t like the thought of sharing content on your own social media accounts then you can use the following site to get others to share it for you:
This is basically writing articles and distributing them to article networks. Perhaps the best technique I have found for article writing is Will Allen’s $592 A Day Sending Simple Emails. You can get it for less than $10 here.
He even gives you done-for-you articles and shows you how to make them unique. He also gives you a free traffic method cheat sheet.
But if you don’t have the money right now (which I totally get, been there) then you can check Google for a list of article sites to distribute your articles to.
If you are unfamiliar with what a forum is, it is essentially an online discussion forum where a group of people gathers to talk about a specific issue or topic. For just about every subject, there is a forum. You can use a search engine like Google to find forums to post to by entering your niche and “forum”
Forums related to weight loss will be found by using the search in the image above.
You should look for forums with a signature section. If the forum allows it, you can submit a brief advertisement in the signature section and a link to your website.
Make sure a forum you join is relevant to your niche before you join. A niche is the segment of market you are in such as weight loss or making money online.
Make sure to complete the profile page when you sign up for a forum by describing who you are and the type of business you are in. Additionally, you should take the time to become familiar with the forum rules.
Be sure to include useful information about the topic being discussed when you begin posting. Be as considerate and helpful as you can. Starting off by advertising your site or taking any other action that would appear spammy is not a good idea. Allow your signature section to serve as your promotional tool.
Commenting on other people’s blogs is a fantastic free strategy to improve website traffic.
You can post your website address in the URL field of several blogs. Put your link in the URL field rather than the comment section. If you post it in the comments, it can appear spammy.
It’s important to leave thoughtful, original comments on other people’s blogs that are relevant to the topic. Tell them what you think about the subject, offer criticism of what they wrote, explain why you might feel the way you do about the subject, and finally express gratitude for the knowledge.
Commenting on other people’s blogs is a fantastic free strategy to improve website traffic.
Avoid using the same blog remark on multiple blogs by copying and pasting it. Each comment should be unique.
Viral Mailers and Safelists
Promoting a splash page or capture page is the most effective approach to using free viral mailer and safelists. Sometimes, before making a purchase, we need to see something several times. With a little work on your part, you may promote to them regularly by creating an email list.
Read my post on How to Build Email List from Scratch to learn how to build your own email list.
Before you join up for any viral mailers or safelists, you should create a new Gmail account to avoid having your regular email account overloaded with emails. When registering for the viral mailers and safelists, you should use the new email account as your list email address.
You may also want to read these guides that will show you effective methods of using Viral Mailers and Safelists:
HOW TO EARN 100 A DAY WITH FREE TRAFFIC shows you how to get loads of sign-ups using viral mailers.
How To Get More Referrals For Free is a strategy I use to get even more sign-ups.
After signing up for some of the free viral mailers and safelists and have started to get emails from them, you should take the following steps to configure your Gmail account so you can filter the emails.
- Open one of the emails from the viral mailer or safelist.
- On the right side of the email, after the star and arrow, click the vertical ellipsis.
- Select Filter Messages Like This.
- . Select Create Filter.
- Typically, I choose Never Send It To Spam, Apply The Label, Skip The Inbox, and Also Apply Filter To Matching Conversations. I specify the name of the safelist it is for when picking a label.
When you need additional credits for a certain safelist or viral mailer, this will simplify things for you.
Traffic Exchanges allow you to earn credits for looking at other marketers’ sites. You can then use these credits to show your own site. You will want to use a capture page or splash page as you only get a few seconds to capture their attention.
If you are going to use traffic exchanges you will want to make sure you are set up correctly to do your “surfing”.
Create a new folder in your web browser and name it something like Traffic Exchanges. Usually, depending on which browser you are using, you can do this by right-clicking on the bookmarks bar and clicking on New Folder.
You will want to add the best converting traffic exchanges to your new folder which you can find here:
Once you’ve bookmarked all the traffic exchanges you wish to use in your folder (I’d recommend no more than 10 to 15 at a time depending on how fast your computer is), you can open them all at once by right-clicking on the folder and selecting Open All.
To switch between tabs, you may either press Ctrl-Tab or simply click on each tab separately. However, I use Quick-Tab to do my surfing:
Promo Codes will allow you to earn credits without doing much surfing. You can find a bunch of promo codes for traffic exchanges here:
For those who enjoy it, there are two games that significantly increase the fun of surfing. Playing these games can earn you traffic credits, banner and text links, and even money. By clicking on the banners below, you can learn more about these games:
How to Get Website Traffic for Free Final Thoughts
There are many other ways to get website traffic for free. But these methods should bring you in more than enough. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.