Optimize your site for search engines.
Search engines have always been a major way to get traffic for free. That is why you need to do your homework and optimize your site so that it ranks well for the keywords you target. SEO is still the most powerful way to get traffic for free and you really need to invest some time and efforts in the optimization of your site. SEO is not that difficult and if you want to get familiar with it in a nutshell, check our SEO Tutorial. If you are too busy for that, you can start with the 15 Minute SEO article.
2Frequently update the contents of your site. .
If you expected some shocking secrets revealed, you might be a bit disappointed. One of the first steps in getting traffic for free is trivial but vital – get great content and frequently update it. In terms of SEO, content is king. If your content is good and frequently updated you will not only build a loyal audience of recurring visitors, who will often come to see what is new, but search engines will also love your site.
3Take advantage of social bookmarking sites.
Social bookmarking sites (especially the most popular among them) are another powerful way to get traffic for free. If you want to learn how to do it, check the How to get Traffic from Social Bookmarking sites article, where we have explained what to do if you want to get free traffic from sites such as Digg, Delicious, etc.
4Use your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Social networks are also a way to get traffic for free. If you are popular on networks, such as Twitter or Facebook, the traffic you get from there can easily surpass the traffic from Google and the other search engines. It is true that building a large network of targeted followers on Twitter and supporters on Facebook takes a lot of time and effort but generally the result is worth.
5Get links with other sites in your niche.
Another way to get traffic for free is from other sites in your niche. Getting links with other sites in your niche is also good for SEO, especially if you manage to get links without the famous nofollow attribute. But even if the links are nofollow (i.e. they are useless for SEO), they still help to get traffic to your site. If you manage to put your link in a visible place on a site with high volumes of traffic, you can get thousands of hits from this link alone. If you need list of sites within your niche where you could get backlinks from, check the Backlink Builder tool. However, be careful if you exchange links because linking to bad neighbors can do you a lot of harm.
6 Use any chance to promote your site for free.
Free promotion is always welcome, so don’t neglect it. There are many ways to promote your site for free and some of the most popular ones include free classified ads, submissions to directories, inclusion in various listings, etc. It is true that not all free ways to promote your site work well but if you select the right places to promote your site for free, this can also result in tons of traffic.
7Create a free product or service.
Content drives most traffic when you offer something useful. There are many types of useful content you can create and they largely depend on the niche of your site. You can have articles with tons of advice, or short tips but one of the most powerful ways to get traffic is to create a free product or service. When this product or service gets popular and people start visiting your site, chances are that they will visit the other sections of the site as well.
8Use viral content.
Free products and services are great for getting free traffic to your site and one of the best varieties in this aspect is viral content. Viral content is called so because it distributes like a virus – i.e. when users like your content, they send it to their friends, post it on various sites, and promote it for free in many different ways. Viral content distributes on its own and your only task is to create it and submit it to a couple of popular sites. After that users pick it and distribute it for you. Viral content can be a hot video or a presentation but it can also be a good old article or an image.
9Use offline promotion.
Offline promotion is frequently forgotten but it is also a way to get traffic for free. Yes, computers are everywhere and many people spend more time online than offline but still life hasn’t moved completely on the Web. Offline promotion is also very powerful and if you know how to use it, this can also bring you many visitors. Some of the traditional offline ways to promote your site include printing its URL on your company’s business cards and souvenirs or sticking it on your company vehicles. You can also start selling T-shirts and other merchandise with your logo and this way make your brand more popular.
10Include your URL in your signature.
URLs in forum signatures are also a way to get traffic for free. There are forums, which get millions of visitors a day and if you are a popular user on such a forum, you can use this to get traffic to your site. When you post on forums and people like your posts, they tend to click the link to your site on your signature to learn more about you. In rare cases you might be able to post a deep link (i.e. a link to an internal page of the site) rather than a link to your homepage and this is also a way to focus attention to a particular page. Unfortunately, deep links are rarely allowed.
Getting traffic for free is a vast topic and it is not possible to list all the ways to do it. However, if you know the most important ways – i.e. the ways we discussed in this article and you apply them properly, it is guaranteed that you will be able to get lots of traffic for free.
Optimize your site for search engines.
Hi and welcome.
Has anyone ever told you that you look just like Wentworth Miller the actor? I guess because you’re a famous actor, that’s how you were able to get a license to use Jennifer Lopez’s name and photo in your gig.
Yo! Wentworth ! I’m just trudging through Prison Break for the third time… Love you in that show brother ! :-B
And Resident Evil: Afterlife !!!
Reply to @cheezees: I concur!
I never realized Greek farmers needed so much online research~
to call this user the best seller on fiverr doesnt make sense to me.
Its one thing to try to promote someone but to call him/her the best?
We need more humble people around here.
I dont believe anyone is the best, why ? cuz we all have different taste and this cant be a “pepsi vs coke” kind of thing where you can clearly choose between two.
We have a bunch of sellers that are great and still trying to reach level 1 or 2.
Its ok , its your opinion but to come here and call someone the best , its a slap in the face to all the other sellers imo.
Reply to @biancha:
Probably the same user with 2 accounts. If so it will catch with them and both accounts could get banned.
Reply to @voiceoverwork: this happens a lot but no problem, yo fiverr for $5 i will clean your database from multiple accounts with different name.
Extra gig ; sniff , retrieve, exploit. that way they wont come back
Ah, I remember well the late, great fragglesrock, who enjoyed posting conversations with himself pretending to be other members, and they all just wanted to tell the Fiverr world that this one and only fragglesrock was the best seller ever! (even though he hadn’t made any sales yet). And they all “liked” each other’s posts. In fact the 3rd 007 told the second 007 that it was “nice” of him to say all those wonderful things about the 1st 007 (fragglesrock) (“Nice post, man”).
It was such scintillating reading! Alas, I believe all the 007’s from that thread have vacated the building…
Reply to @celticmoon: Hahahaha fragglesrock and the other 007’s! There were a bunch of 'em! I would read and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh. Remember when you said to a suspected 007, “fragglesrock, is that you?” And they denied and then disappeared? I nearly died laughing. You will never let him/them live that down. =))
Yes! I couldn’t help it, even tho I was pretty sure it wasn’t. In fact, I’ll never look at a -007 nickname appendage the same way~ I’ll always wonder: Is it him? Is it??
That whole thread was like some bizarre Spy vs. Spy (from Mad magazine??)
Reply to @voiceoverwork: Ye, I was wondering, I saw the that pic on another account?
I can’t find the thread, it’s been a while…it was quite comical. And obvious! :^o