As soon as we hear about building a website, the next question that pops up in your mind is that How to get free Traffic for my website? Getting traffic can take some time but it is always better to get some Genuine traffic rather than paying some random sites to do it for you.
What happens most of the time when you pay for traffic?
You will get traffic which may or may not include your target audience. If you are not selling or marketing to the right audience then there is no way you will be able to make money online. Imagine you have a site on running shoes and your traffic mainly consists of people who are looking to buy other stuff. Now, when they stumble upon your site, will they buy shoes?
I think you are getting the entire idea of why you need genuine organic traffic and paid traffic is a myth. Let’s look at the ways you can get free traffic on your website.
Purchase a domain for your website
This is a very basic step when you get started with your website and this involves buying your own domain. I had started out with a free website but later transferred it to my purchased domain. I have tried having both, website with my own domain and the free ones. In my experience the sites where you have your own domain rank faster compared to the Site Rubix ones(Create your free website here).
It is possible to rank the free websites as well but I highly recommend that you purchase a domain if you are serious about your online business because a free website might take months to rank in Google. With a domain name, you have a brand which will further help you build your own authority website.
Try getting a .com site as it gets ranked much better than the other alternatives.
Encouraging visitors to share your content
You should always encourage your visitors to share your post or leave a comment on your website. There are times where I have left a comment just because the writer promised to answer all the questions asked. The more comments you have on your website, the more engagement Google sees you have with your visitors which can lead to massive amplification in traffic.
Sharing will also lead to more and more people viewing your content which is another way to get massive traffic. If you can get your post shared on a page which has a huge fan following then you might actually build a massive site within just a month.
Few plugins which I use are Social Share and Sociable. You could install any one among them and customize them according to your choice.
When you start out with writing content I really recommend you to look for great keywords to write content on because that is the foundation for your Google Rankings. I usually do my keyword research and have topics worth a month’s content creation which really helps when it comes to having faster and better rankings. And as we know,
Better rankings= More traffic.
Have keywords which have searches over 50 per month and a competition lower than 100. You do not want your site to get lost in a bunch of massive authoritative sites so I suggest that you go for the low-hanging keywords which have lower competition and relatively lower traffic because getting ranked for them is way easier which would mean higher chances of getting organic traffic.
Make sure that you use the keyword without compromising on the post title. Your post needs to have a tempting title which would make people come to your post and from there your engaging content and the user experience takes charge.
Posting Fresh content regularly
Content is king. This is a really important aspect when it comes to building an online business. You need to post fresh and informative posts on a regular basis. I suggest that you work out a schedule for yourself where you decide a particular time and days when you want to post on your website. Being regular helps a lot in getting great rankings and even maintaining them for long periods of time.
When google sees that you have fresh content on your site, it will crawl your website more frequently for content which would ultimately result in having better rankings. The better rankings your site has your chances of making money increases.
Google webmasters is a really great way to make your site SEO friendly and increase the crawl rates of the google bots on your website. When I was starting out with my website, I found it a little difficult to understand the webmasters because it gives you a lot of information and you need to be very patient to understand each and every detail. But I must admit it is a very important aspect to have in your online business.
In simple words, it helps you in ranking your site and reports all the errors that need to be fixed on your site. It even gives information about all the keywords that your website has been searched for and the total number of impressions or clicks a page has gotten. It helps in overall increasing the site health and the fetch feature helps you to actually point out to google that you have a new post which needs to be ranked.
Similar to the Google Webmasters, we have one for Yahoo and Bing as well and you can go about submitting a sitemap there as well. But I think having Google Webmasters is a must, you could later go ahead and add on the Yahoo and the Bing ones.
Posting Content on Fresh Topics
There is a lot coming up in your niche and you want to stay ahead of the crowd if you really want to get yourself a huge following(traffic) online. Posting content on fresh controversial topics has helped many affiliate marketers get their site ranked on top of Google and something which could really help you is using Google Alerts.
I use Google Alerts as well to stay updated on what is happening in my niche and it is FREE and easy to use. All you need to do is have a Gmail account and go to Google Alerts site and create an alert for the topics for which you want to receive daily updates.
You would be notified about various product launches, updates, and other news which will be really beneficial for your site. You can even have a news section in your website and keep your visitors engaged by having a discussion on what is new in your niche. Here you have another chance to engage with your visitors which will build your site trust among your readers.
Promoting Content on Social Networking sites for free
When I started out with my niche website, I was looking for ways to promote my website for free. Now, digging into different ways through which I can get traffic I realized that Facebook and Twitter are some really great ways to start off with free promotions of your websites. I joined Facebook groups which were relevant to my niche and started posting on them, I soon saw some skyrocketing traffic which was an amazing boost to my confidence.
So, Facebook worked for me, similarly, you need to get out there and promote your site to a targeted audience on different social media platforms and see which one works best for you.
You can even manage your social accounts using buffer where you can schedule posting and manage a lot of social media marketing effectively.
Targeting a specific audience
When you build your website and are on the task of choosing your niche then I recommend you to be very specific with your niche. Niche selection is very important. Don’t get me wrong here, you can have your website on any niche and make money. All I’m trying to say is that being specific with your niche is very important.
You can’t have a broad niche and expect it to rank because then the competition is way too high and it is really a waste of all your time and energy to commit to a broader niche. Be very specific with your niche as ranking and getting traffic becomes much easier. Let us consider this example where I want to have a website on Yoga. Now, I need to break down this niche and be very specific like I could just focus on ‘Yoga for women over 50’ or ‘Yoga for pregnant women’, and the list goes on.
You need to understand that the more specific you are it becomes much easier to get an audience who are genuinely interested in your site.
There is a high chance that your site traffic can rocket sky high once you guest blog on some noteworthy site and you have a link back to your site. However, this is a great opportunity but it isn’t easy ! It isn’t easy to write a post for some of the famous sites for various reasons, maybe they already have people for it and do not believe in outsourcing it to a complete newbie.
You need to even have a right approach to them, this is a really important factor. You can’t send them a mail saying that you have a post written for them and you expect them to post it and send some backlinks to your website. This was outright annoy me or anyone. Rather you should start out by trying to build a bond(professional) with them and then suggest some topics on which you would like to write posts for their website. Make them feel included and involved in the entire process and you might actually stand a chance to write for them.
Getting a backlink from a website which already has a lot of traffic will really help your site get some traffic juice which is another way you can get some genuine traffic for free.
I hope these way are pretty clear and in the case you have any questions , leave them in the comment section below. If you liked it, then share it!