There Are Several Free and Low Costs Ways You Can Use to Get Traffic to Your Website
Here are just a few to get you started, and it is important to get started. Nothing is going to happen (sales, etc.) on your website until you have a plan to get targeted visitors to your website.
This also goes by different names like Bum Marketing and so on. To be effective, you need to submit a topical article to one of the major article directories that you have either written yourself or that you had someone ghost write specifically for you where you can claim authorship. The article should be very well-researched on the topic you have chosen. The topic should relate to the content or major keyword theme of your website. Proofreading for spelling and grammatical errors is essential. Place a link to your website in the resource box of the article before you submit it. You can write different variations of the article and submit a different variation to a different article directory. This will help you attract targeted visitors to your website.
Join the forums that are related to the keyword theme of your website. Spend some time reading different post and comments made by others before you begin to post your own topics or comments. When you do post a topic or make a comment, make sure that it is relevant and professional. Make sure that you use the signature option in your profile, which is nothing but text of about 3-4 lines, with a link to your website. As more forum members get to know you and respect your opinions, they will be more interested in visiting the website links in your signature.
Traffic Exchanges can be useful forms of traffic, but not the way most people think. One use is for websites where you benefit by having your page loaded, like for banner impressions. Their best use, however, is for your squeeze page where people can opt in to your mailing list or newsletter for more information or to download a report or piece of software.
Free classified ads are not as effective as they once were. Like Traffic Exchanges, their best use is to capture a name and email address in exchange for providing more information or a free download. You can also write an eye-catching or provactive headline in hopes of getting a reader click through to your website. This method should not be relied upon heavily, but if you spend only a few minutes doing this now and then, you will receive some traffic.
A properly written press release correctly submitted through a reputable press release agency can do wonders!
A resource box configured correctly with your article will bring interested visitors to your website.
Do not use Spam Email lists, it will be extremely harmful to your business and reputation. Safelist are not as effective as they once were. You MUST spend the time and effort to generate your own email ist of subscribers.
For targeted traffic, Google AdWords and other PPC networks like MSN and Yahoo are great options for webmasters to use. The keywords being used with AdWords are very important when you are targeting people to visit your site. The keywords must also be relevant, and must be in relation to the product that is being sold.
Title tag in your blog
A blog must have an attractive title in order to get a good ranking in the search engines. The title plays a vital role, but the actual post must be well-written and informative as well. That will get your site good traffic.
Submission to directories
There are thousands of Directories on the Internet and I am sure several specific to the main content of your website or blog. Submitting your website or blog to the various online directories is a monotonous job, but it is a very cost-effective in increasing your page rank. The more relevant the directory, the better the results.
HubPage and Squidoo
Both of these allow you to focus on a specified topic or keyword. They are great ways to get links back to your mainwebsite or blog, especially if you use the RSS feeds from your blog.
Reciprocal Link Exchanges
Not as popular as they once were, but they still are effective for the non-Google search engines.
Exchange ads or email promotions with other website owners.
You can place a "Tell-a-friend" script on your website, which would help you get more traffic as visitors might recommend your website to other people.
Blog and Paid reviews
Ask a blog owner to write a reivew about your website and post it on his or her blog and encourage comments. This is a great way to get exposure and recommendation by others who are established and respected in their field of expertise.
Expired Domain Names
You can sometimes find a domain name that is expired but that one time was used with a website that had content similar to yours. If you can obtain that domain name, you can redirect visitors from it to your website.
You can design a 404-error page for your site. A link can be placed in that website, which directs the visitor to the main website. </div>
If you’ve liked a product that you’ve used, you can leave behind a testimonial and put a link to your website at the end. This also works when you are reviewing a product.
Particpate in Giveaway Events
You can offer the visitors free gifts, reports, ebooks or software in exchange for visiting your website or opting into your email list or newsletter.
Answer people’s queries on Yahoo! and place a link at the bottom to your website.
Word of Mouth
Give your customers good support, they will refer you to others.
You can make relevant comment on other people's blogs, and put a link to your website in the comment. This can build traffic very well.
Screensavers and Toolbars
You can make attractive and useful screensavers and toolbars, placing your logo in them for branding purposes.
Selling any item as a charity auction on eBay will result in the charities linking back to your eBay auction, and also to the main website.
Whenever you post an entry in your blog, always make sure that you link it back to your site. You can also create more than one blog, and have a link to the main website.
Properly placed and worded advertisements on Craigslist can bring you targeted visitors.