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Five Techniques To Generating Low Cost Website Traffic

Updated on July 27, 2008

Five Techniques To Generating Low Cost Website Traffic

The main way to generating income to your website is: A steady flow of website traffic. If you have no traffic to your site, it does not stand a chance of generating an income. Many sites have tried and failed in doing so, and this results in the the end of business for those sites. It takes time and money to maintain an income generating site; it also takes money to make money.

BUT, it doesn’t take a lot of financial resources to generate website traffic for your site.

Ever wonder how the internet gurus drive traffic to their site? Most of them are spending big bucks to drive the traffic to their sites, investing in many advertising campaigns and different forms of marketing schemes and gimmicks. This is all worthwhile because, well, they are what they are now, high earning, big hitting websites.There are other ways to creating traffic if you don’t really have their resources. There are many techniques to generate low cost website traffic without having to expend what you don’t have or can’t afford. Many people have used costly methods and have ended up losing their business over it.

Here I present to you the Top Five ways to generate low cost website traffic that could improve your site. If you only generate a small number of customers it still works, especially if you get a large amount of website traffic.

Exchange Links

This is a sure and proven method. Rarely would you see a site where there is no link to another site. Many webmasters are willing to exchange links with one another so that they can produce more public awareness about their sites. You’ll soon experience the sudden upsurge of the website traffic coming in to your site from other sites.

A major condition in exchanging links with other sites is having the same niche or content as the other site. They should share a common theme so that there is continuity in the providing of service and information to what interests your target traffic.

Exchanging links will also improve your chances of getting a high ranking in search engine results. It is standard practice that search engines position sites higher that have inbound and outbound theme-related links. With a good ranking position in the search engines, you will create more traffic in your website without the high costs.

Traffic Exchange

This is like exchanging links but with unique programs. Traffic exchange services are the viewing of another’s site or page. This may cost a bit more than exchanging or trading links but could reduce the cost because you get to earn credits. You can utilize those credits when visit others sites, while you earn credits when someone views yours. This is done vice versa where a site can use your sites' contents and so can you to his or her site. Both sites benefit from each others efforts to generate traffic. The other sites visitors can go to your site pages and know more about your site as well as theirs. Once again the public awareness of your sites existence is boosted and generating new website traffic.

Write and Submit Articles

There are many e-zines and online encyclopedias on the internet which provides free space for articles to be submitted. If you want to save costs, you can do the articles yourself. There are many freelance writers who are willing to write for you for a small fee, but to save money, it is wise to write those articles yourself.

Write articles that related to the niche of your site. Write something that you have have experience with so that when they read it, they can feel your knowledge about the subject and will be eager to go to your site. Write articles that offer helpful information and tips to the subject or niche of your site. Always include a resource box at the end of your article so that they can go to your site. Write about yourself and your site. If you provide a brief and informative article, they will go to your site for more and in turn creating an increase in your website traffic.

Create a Newsletter.

It really is not that difficult to create the articles and information for your newsletters. There are many writers and sites that are willing to provide free articles as long as you provide credit for them in your newsletter. This will also provide free advertising for them as well. As your newsletter gets distributed, you can increase website traffic and build a qualified list of readers who will regularly visit your site.

Join Online Communities and Forums

This technique only requires a little time and effort. You can share your knowledge and expertise with many many others who have similar interest as well as your website. When you go to forums of similar interest and niche you can earn free advertising.

Share your interest and knowledge with others to let them know what you know about a subject. As you build your reputation, you also build the reputation of your site, making it a well respected and honest business that could be frequented and trusted by many people.

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To Your Success,

Anthony Bartlett


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      Baizel Staff 6 years ago

      Liked the article, not so long but truly interesting and concise. We would also add " Time and a lot of patience" so that word of mouth also plays its role.

      We're trying all the points you mentioned for our website and hope it all works at the end of the day.

      Great post, thank you!

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      Vladious 8 years ago

      Great Hub .. I love traffic related hubs .