5 Free Website Traffic Sources

How to Get Free Website Traffic

Free Traffic Source #1: Email

Email can do what paid blitz can’t. A good email strategy is a must-have to get free and consistent traffic to your site. And it begins with organizing the leads you already have. Once you have your list of family, friends, colleagues past and present, you can start sending out emails on your content, exclusive deals, or specific offers.

Free Traffic Source #2: Social Media

Social media is an effective tool to create visibility and awareness for your blog. It’s exceedingly easy to use as most of us are already proficient. Before you start using social media, you should know which platform your audience is more likely to use and concentrate there. The trick here is not to be forceful or obvious because the one thing a social media platform doesn’t want you to do is click an outside link and leave them.

Free Traffic Source #3: SEO

Despite what you may have heard about tricks and hacks, Search Engine Optimization is a longterm game. You can’t rig your way to the top in a matter of weeks, or even months. You have to keep putting up the content of the highest quality, know what the keywords for your topics are, develop domain expertise, keep all your internal links functional, and importantly, have patience.

Free Traffic Source #4: News

One of the most successful ways to get your blog noticed is to get you and your content on successful news platforms. There are hundreds of websites and journals where you could get published, along with a bio and a link to your website. This gives you visibility and authority. There’s no need to know the right journalist or editor as there are other options to connect with scores of them.

Free Traffic Source #5: Podcasts

Yes, we know, everyone’s starting one. That’s because podcast viewership is off the charts. Once you have your blog up and running, you should search podcast directories for those in your domain. Approach them with your bio, snapshots of your content, tailor your thoughts to their expertise and style, and then offer to be a guest. There’s a good chance that someone will request you to be on their show if you do it diligently.

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Lindsay Kirsch is an expert in workflow design and marketing automation strategy.

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Lindsay Kirsch is an expert in workflow design and marketing automation strategy.

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