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Getting Targeted Traffic To Your Site - For Free
Every online entrepreneur knows that targeted traffic is a crucial part of his website's success, but not everyone knows that they can get targeted traffic for free. And this knowledge is especially valuable if the website is not yet generating enough income to justify spending money on advertising.
So how do you get targeted traffic on your site for free? There are 6 effective techniques that you can use to do so, and these involve article directories, exchanging links, and participating in forums that specialize in topics related to your website's niche. If you know how to use these methods effectively, you will be sure to generate lots of targeted traffic, all for free.
Technique 1: Article Marketing Through Article Directories
articles that are relevant or related to your site, and then submit them
to online article directories. Make sure that these articles contain
useful information, not just a blatant advertising piece. Article directories
always allow you to include information about yourself and your website,
so people can see it and be encouraged to visit your website to see
what you're all about. While you're at it, why not try offering a freebie,
such as an e-book, to get visitors to your site? All of these can be
placed in the resource boxes that are conveniently provided by the
This involves writing
articles or reports about certain topics that you're particularly interested
in. These articles should then be sent out to several websites that have
content related to your articles' topics. For example, if you've written
articles about cooking, you should send them out to websites about cooking,
recipes, or perhaps home-related topics. Of course, sending out articles
about pets to websites that feature content about ballet equipment is
out of the question! Offer links to your site with every report or article
you send out. Giving free content to others using this method will help
a lot in promoting your website, and you can also give out permission
for anyone else to freely distribute the articles, in order to increase
the chances of getting even more free targeted traffic.
Link exchange programs are great sources
of free targeted traffic. Look for members that have websites with similar
interests or topics like yours, since they will be the best link partners
you can have on the program. This will make your site more relevant
and attractive to search engines because you're linked to other sites
that share the same topics or interests as you do.
There are hundreds of
online communities or forums that are related to your website's niche.
Join them and participate actively in the discussions. If you're going
to start a thread, make sure that it's interesting and relevant to the
overall subject or topic of the forum. Post interesting comments in the
online discussions and the other members of the forum will be more than
happy to read what you have to say. You can use your signature to post
a link to your site. All of these will benefit your website in the form
of free exposure and free targeted traffic from forum members.
Some of the most popular ones include
Squidoo, http://del-icio.us, Digg, and StumbleUpon, to name a few. Register
with them and submit your website's information. Your website will then
be listed in their directories, which gives your site additional exposure
and more free targeted traffic.
This last technique for getting free targeted
traffic will be effective if you have a blog on your site. If you do
have one, send your blog's URL to several RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
sites. Every time you post new content on your blog, your RSS data will
also be updated, making your website more appealing to search engines
that specialize in blogs. People like blogs with good content and are
updated frequently, so keep that in mind as well. If you can establish
your blog as a good source of quality, interesting, and up-to-date information,
more and more people will visit you regularly, thereby providing yet
another free source of targeted traffic.