You have just created your new website and probably you have written a couple of blog posts and still waiting to see people visiting your site? If that is your case then you are reading the right post. Because in this article am going to be showing you some top ways to get free traffic to your site for free.
Hey, do not look down on yourself if you are seeing the traffic you had in mind at first when you launch your site at first. We all have been in that shoe before, in fact when I started blogging I always have less than 400 blog visitors per month and most of the traffic was from a bot that are trying to crawl my WebPages and blog post.
I was so depressed that I almost quit blogging, luckily, for me, I found some free traffic sources, which transformed my blogging career and now I am happy to share some of them for you so that you will not find the blogging journey fun and easy.
How to Get free traffic sources for a new site to improve its visibility
The free traffic sources that I will be sharing with you people today are sites that you have heard or used before in the past or present. Many people make use of these sites day in day out but they failed to realize the traffic potentials that these sites have.
Among these sites are;
Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms in the whole universe, with over 1 billion active users and millions of signup week in week out. Facebook is ranked number 3 best website in the world currently, which makes it a good source of traffic for your brand new website.
Generating traffic from this site is not as difficult as it might look to you, one of the easiest ways to drive traffic from Facebook is to join different groups that are related to your niche and from there you can share your blog post to does groups. By so doing you have a good chance of getting clicks to your website.
Secondly, you can also get traffic to your site by creating a Facebook page and sharing your blog post with your followers. Creating a Facebook page is very easy with just a few clicks of a button you are done. Post on your page converts more than just posting on public groups because if you are not careful your post might be declined.
Therefore, I highly recommend you create one.
Quora is the best Q&A platform in the world with millions of monthly visitors each. This platform is all about people coming together to share ideas with each other and you can make use of the opportunity to drive a high amount of free traffic to your new site.
All you have to do is to create an account on Quora, which is simple and will take less than two minutes. After creating your account you can now go ahead to answer questions that you have enough knowledge of and from your question you can attach a link back to your own website.
Why most people fail to get traffic from this site is because they answer questions that they have little or no idea about. If the person that posted the question, reads your answer and found it not good, he will not click on your link. Therefore, I will advise you to answer questions that you have full knowledge of.
Note: not all questions you answer you have to attach a link to your site, in other words, don’t be in a haste to drop your link. You need to impact knowledge first before thinking about promoting your site. Most people do not think of this therefore they end up spamming Quora, which can affect your site.
Am sure you must have heard about online forums, an online forum is a special site that is created for a particular niche, where people who are in that niche will come together to exchange ideas which each other so is Reddit.
Reddit has a lot of traffic and you can create an account for free through that means your interactions with people in your niche thereby building trust and credibility to your site. Once you can build that trust you will drive in backlinks for free which equates to extra traffic.
However, you can create a good post and also attach links to your website and get traffic. Nevertheless, I must warn you to be careful with the way you post your links because when I first created my Reddit account, I was just posting my links randomly which led to my suspension and removal from groups that I belong to.
So please be careful that you will be suspended because of spam.
SEO should be on the top of this list nevertheless other methods that I mentioned earlier and will be talking about below are still important. SEO stands for search engine optimization this is an act of making your website good so that it can be indexed and appear at the top of search results whenever someone types in the query.
Nobody will talk about driving traffic to your site without talking about SEO; because once your site is SEO optimized, you will keep on getting thousands of visitors every day to your site. There are two types of SEO, which are
· On-page and
· Off-page Seo
Onpage SEO is all about optimizing your blog post so that it can rank high for the search query you wrote about. This has to do with writing good and SEO optimized titles, using H tags (H1, H2, H3, and so on) within your blog post, Secondly, you need to add alt text to all your images to help google and other search engines understand what the image meant.
Also, you need to add interlinks to your previous article that are related to the new one you are writing, adding external links to sites with similar content wouldn’t be a bad idea but most people neglect this with the mindset of driving traffic to their competitors' site.
Lastly and the most important is that is very good to use your keyword properly like in your title, subtitle, and body of your content in other for search engines to understand what the article is all about. These are just part of the things that SEO is made of, in other to know more about SEO I would recommend watching a lot of youtube videos this will help you a lot.
Off-Page SEO is all about building links to your site, which is popularly known as backlinks, this helps search engines like google to know the strength of your website and how to place you in a SERP (Search Engine Result Page).
Do you believe that just one video has the potential to bring you up to 1 million blog visitors instantly? Yes, it is very possible; people are using youtube to bring in views to their website and vice versa.
Youtube as you is a platform that allows you to post your videos for free and you can make use of it to bring visitors to your blog post. Many people fail to use Youtube because they are shy to face the camera; if you are one of them then you are reading the right post. I am going to show how you can run a youtube channel without showing your face.
We will be using In video to create a video for youtube without your face being seen, all you have to do is to write what you want to be displayed in your video and then upload it to invideo, invideo will then use your script to create a video for you.
All that is left is for you is to edit the places where there is a need for editing and you are ready to upload it on youtube. In the description section of your video, you can include the link to a closely related blog post so that people that view your view can also view your blog post.
Guest posting or Guest blogging is all about writing articles for sites that are at the top of your niche and you can add links to your site. This is my favorite, but it requires time and effort to bring in traffic to your site, especially as a beginner it is ideal that you write a few blog posts for a top site that are in your niche.
The major problem with this method is being approved to pitch a post on a stronger and established site. Mostly you will send an email seeking to write a guest post and you end up not getting a reply.
But with the help of youtube, there are a lot of videos out there that will guide you on how to write good emails that will not be ignored. I highly recommend videos from Sam Oh where he talks about email marketing.
Build an Email List
Have you visited any site before and you saw a pop-up to subscribe for more articles? If yes then you have an idea of what email marketing is already. Email marketing or building an email list is all about collecting the email addresses of your blog visitors so that you can email them whenever you post new content.
If you are using WordPress it is very easy to do so, all you need to do is to install plugins like Constant Contact Forms and you do not need to worry much about coding or writing some HTML code. Alternatively, you can create an account with mail chimp, which will do the coding for you, and all you have to do is to copy and paste the code at the backend of your website.
Note: You do not expect people to give you their email addresses when they do not find value in your previous content. Garbage in Garbage out (GIGO) the more you give the more you will receive.
Getting free traffic to your brand new website is very difficult and it is essential for the growth of the website. When I was a beginner, I found it difficult to get views but now I have passed that why I created this post so you can learn the methods I used in getting thousands of visitors to my site on a daily basis.
Apply these methods above and you will see positive results, I wish you the best of luck.
Thanks for reading