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17 Effective Ways to Get Web Traffic for Free

Updated on March 3, 2019
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Farrah has been a blog publisher for over 10 years and has been able to amass a few blog traffic and site optimization tips during this time

17 Effective Ways to Get Web Traffic for Free

Getting web traffic for free is one thing every webmaster wants. There is no point having a website if nobody knows about it or visits it. The process of getting this traffic can be daunting for most webmasters as most times, it requires hardwork done continuously.

Luckily, once you pay the price at the beginning by setting some tips in place, you can begin to get this web traffic for free and constantly too.

There are several ways you can drive traffic to your website

1. Get Web Traffic for Free by Writing Awesome Quality Content

Every website needs good content in order to attract and keep visitors. Content is what sets a good website from the rest and when you include this on your website, search engines are bound to search out and drive traffic to your site.

Good content is also great as it increases tour chances if visitors returning and become repeat traffic to your site.

2. Get Web Traffic for Free by Optimizing Your Site With Keywords

When you search for specific keywords on search engines, google produces a lot of pages of different websites that satisfy this search query.

One important quality that determines your website appearing in any search results is keywords. Take for example a person types the words " How to get web traffic for free”, if you write on these keywords contained in the search, then it’s bound to appear in the search.

You should also know that your blog post has to contain between 1- 3% of the keywords being searched for before it becomes relevant in search engines. Anything lesser than this and the search engines won’t recognize your page.

3. Get Web Traffic by including Keywords as the Titles of Your Images

Still on keywords, you should make the images to be used for each topic with the main keywords of that page.. This is because, when people search for images online, the image gets pulled out of your website in the search thereby driving traffic to your site.

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4. Get Web Traffic for Free by Including Your Keywords in Your Page Title

Ensure the keywords you want to rank for is included in your title to boost your chances of getting this free traffic.

5. Get Web Traffic for Free by Making Use of Social Bookmarking Sites

Social bookmarking sites are a huge way of getting traffic. That’s because they already have huge traffic looking for stories or articles. Social bookmarking sites like dig, delicious, reddit are useful in traffic building.

6. Get Web Traffic for Free by Becoming a Part of Large Forums in Your Niche

Identifying the right forum can do wonders for your site. Look for a forum in your niche and sign up. Most forums allow for links in your signature. And every time you join in the conversation by posting, a link to your website appears.

7. Get Web Traffic for Free by Dropping Comments on Blogs

Blog commenting doesn’t just bring traffic to your website, it also helps in your backlink building. Look for blogs that are dofollow (these are blog where links can be indexed by search engines) and start commenting. Be careful not to spam the blog, though as most comments are usually approved by the webmaster before they appear.

The difference between a website owner who experiences massive success and one who doesn't is traffic.

Who can have such awesome content, but if no one is seeing it, then it's a loss.

Luckily, you can get this traffic, and using free means too.

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8. Get Web Traffic for Free by Making Use of Facebook and Twitter

Facebook and twitter are interactive sites and have millions of daily users. They are a huge way to bring traffic to your site. Get a twitter account and start tweeting your latest posts and as your followers grow, so does your traffic.

Facebook works best when you build a page or create a group for your website. You could also promote your website through paid advertising.

9. Get Web Traffic for Free by Writing for Article Directories

Most article directories allow for your website link to be placed in any article submitted. These sites have millions of users who could become your potential site visitors when they see your link on articles you wrote.

10. Get Web Traffic for Free by Doing a Link Exchange With Other Sites

Look for sites in your niche and do a link exchange with them. This is a good way of getting traffic to your website, especially if these sites already have a huge traffic themselves.

11. Get Web Traffic for Free by Making a Video of Your Site Online

Make a video of your website and post it online to great sites like YouTube and vimeo. Detail what your site is about and the benefits people stand to gain in the video.

12. Make Use of Paid Advertising to Get Web Traffic for Free

You can advertise your site in newspapers or magazines targeting your specific audience. For instance, if you have a website featuring jobs, it’s best to target newspapers or magazines that cater to that specific group of people.

You can also advertise using google adwords. This is a very effective means of getting traffic as the reach is wide and target specified.

13.Yahoo Answers is a Great Way to Get Web Traffic for Free

A lot of webmasters are not aware or probably just don’t make use of this great way of getting traffic. Sign up for Yahoo Answers and ask and answer questions, making sure you include a link to your website whenever possible.

14. Make Use of Link Directories to Get Web Traffic for Free

Most of these directories will accept a link from your site for free while others will require that you link back to them. Whichever it is, do not miss out on yet another great traffic generator techniques.

15. Include Your Main Keyword in Your Domain Name to Get Web Traffic for Free

When picking out a domain name, make sure it contains your keyword. Doing so will cut down on the amount of SEO you need to do to get traffic to your site.

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16. Join Quora to Get Web Traffic for Free

Quora is a large question and answer site where you post questions and receive answers. You can also answer questions asked by others.

Look for questions in your niche and answer them, then drop a link back to tour site for further information.

You should however, be careful when doing this so you don't get banned for spamming.

17. Join Revenue-Sharing Sites to Get Web Traffic for Free

You can also join revenue sharing sites like hubpages and infobarrel to get web traffic.

The way it works, you go ahead to post articles and create a link in your profile.

Overtime, you will build a follower base and people who like your articles can decide to check out your profile and click through to your site.


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    • Isivwe Muobo profile imageAUTHOR

      Farrah Young 

      8 months ago from Nigeria

      Hi Carole, I'm glad you found this useful. Thanks for reading and also taking the time to comment.

    • Carole Mireri profile image

      Carole Mireri 

      8 months ago

      This is very useful info for a new hubber/blogger like me.Thanks a lot.

    • Isivwe Muobo profile imageAUTHOR

      Farrah Young 

      10 months ago from Nigeria

      Hi, Newsfeedcoin, yea, I tried to get all the points under one article. Thanks for thanking the time to read and for the comment.

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      10 months ago

      Most of the point mention in the article are well tested by blogger's to drive traffic to their blog or website, you brought all the point in one article is good for anyone who is looking for this information.

    • Isivwe Muobo profile imageAUTHOR

      Farrah Young 

      11 months ago from Nigeria

      Thanks, Lorna, I'm glad you liked it. I hope some of these work to drive traffic to your site.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      11 months ago

      Excellent informative article with great tips. Thanks for sharing.


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