By William Wellsworth
Without traffic, you won’t have any sales from your site, unless you have a good list of opt-ins, but you don’t want to rely on only existing customers, always keep your list growing.
Traffic alone won’t make the sale, you have to learn how to convert the traffic into cash. You should put as much or more time into learning and testing your ad copy so that the traffic you generate isn’t just window shoppers, the right ad copy can turn window shoppers into buyers, that’s the main goal, right?
So what are some ways if you are low on funds to get traffic coming to your site, I’m glad you asked.
Let’s say you’re just starting out, you have no list, but you have a site and a product, or maybe you’re just an affiliate and have other people products on your site, here is how you can get free traffic.
The only thing you’ve heard about blogging is that its where people meet that have nothing better to do, and you’re not the sociable type, you don’t need to be. People meet there and discuss problems they have with several issues, some of which you may have answers to.
If you can be a provider of answers, you can be the Pied Piper to them, and they will follow. Of course, you’re there on business, and you have a goal, traffic.
Don’t visit these with the blatant objective of “follow me to my site and buy stuff”, they will smell you a mile away. Rather do your research, and make these places you pick, your “therapy” time, getting away from give me, give me, give me mentality, and be a giver of knowledge. Remember a biblical passage says “Give, and it shall be given unto you”.
#2 Search Engines
Study what keyword terms best fit what you’re selling, find out if that phrase is used much, and if it is, build your pages on that theme. There’s more to a page than just the copy, there’s many to consider, the search engines do, you should also.
When you do a search on them, you will find the first line of each site listed will capture your eye, or let it slide on by. How do you want possible traffic to view yours.
The bold first line of each entry you see comes from the title on your HTML page, not the title of your content. If you want to attract attention before they even come to your page, you have to include your keyword phrase as well as an eye-catching headline phrase. This will also be graded by the search engines, and help you rank higher than if you forget and it just says “Untitled”, that’s a real show stopper.
#3 Write some articles
Here’s another opportunity for you to give. Done the right way, you will have others use your article on their site, and along with your little blurb at the bottom, or some cleverly placed text within the content (if the user forgets to copy your signature from the bottom) you’ll get readers to click on the link, or type in your URL and visit your site. Placing your ideas on the internet at article submission sites, gives others the opportunity to use your content for their sites, and it can spread too many places, giving you places on the internet you would never have visited to tell others about yourself.
#4 Social Bookmarking
You don’t have to be an eloquent speaker to be a welcomed visitor to these types of sites, all you need is some friendly input and not be afraid of saying hello to strangers. Don’t however, put personal information on these sites that could lead to something dangerous like identity theft, but listing who your favorite band is, your favorite song, your hobbies, things like this will attract others of common interest, and not forgetting why you’re there by placing links to your web site in strategic places will bring some more free traffic.
#5 Link Trading with other sites
Sometimes frowned upon if done solely for the purpose of traffic, this method can bring high quality visitors if done the right way. Let’s say you have a site that sells dog leashes. You need to ask yourself, who might need dog leashes. Well, how about dog owners, and where do dog owners also visit on the internet. How about dog training sites, or dog groomers, or animal shelters, or veterinarians… Think of the whole picture, from every angle.
Contacting these sites by email or phone, you can suggest that you both can benefit by providing a link to each other that would benefit each other’s visitors, without being in competition with each other. That’s the secret of successful linking, being a benefit to the visitor and your link partner, and not in competition.
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