Traffic, traffic, traffic. Your biggest problem after you finish making & filling your website. Especially if you are willing to Monetize It, traffic = money, and there is no money without traffic.
In this article, we are going to give you a list of free methods & ways you can rely on to make your traffic as crowdy as a city traffic!
Make Good Content
It’s all about content, before everything. Because if your content is not that good, the other traffic methods won’t work well. Your content should be well written & grammatically correct. If you are blogging, try to write at least 500 or 1000 words in every post because nobody likes empty pages. And don’t forget to use a browser extension called “Grammarly” to help you with grammar errors.
Posting regularly helps to increase the possibility to reach to a bigger audience. By posting regularly on different subjects, you open more routes & attract more visitors that may be interested in
Write Catchy Titles.
Click-baits get us all, don’t they? But try to make “Quality” click baits (like we used on this article’s title hehe). Use catchy words on your title like: (FREE, NEW, BEST, GUESS WHAT, THE SURPRISE IS…). This kind of words really help to get a lot of clicks you know?
Comment or Answer Related Questions on Forums (Reddit & Quora) While Including Your Link.
Forums like Quora & Reddit are a great way to get traffic if used correctly. Don’t go spamming your website link on posts or questions because that will get it removed and get you in trouble. The best way to do that is to look for a question – which you have the answer to – on your website or blog, answer the question normally while trying to write as much as possible, then finally add your website link as a read more or source at the end of the comment or the answer.
Use Social Media.
Facebook, Instagram, even Twitter are great tools to get you more visitors. You can either start a page, share content, gain followers then start promoting your website, or you can look for niche related groups where you can self promote your website as a way to provide help for the group members. Auto-posting is also very useful.
Make Videos on YouTube.
YouTube is a great way to self-promote your website and gain massive traffic. You can do that by making a tutorial or solving problems for people while promoting your website inside the video & in the description. It’s a pretty old method but it’s still a good one.
SEO & Keywords.
You should research what the audience is looking for so you can create content that exactly matches their needs. You can use different tools like Google Keyword Planner, Wordtracker to get highly searched keywords so you can use them in images name, titles, headers, tags & permalinks. It will definitely increase your SEO.
There are more steps you can take to increase your SEO like:
- Adding a meta-description to your pages.
- Using an SEO plugin like Yoast or SEMRush.
- Making your pages URL’s simple & easy to read.
- Optimizing your website’s speed & load time.
Use Internal Links on Your Posts.
Internal links are a very good way to keep the visitor rolling in your website. Because if the visitor is interested in your website’s niche, he will curiously keep going from link to another. So always include at least 3 internal links on each page or post.
Grow an E-mail List & Send Stunning Newsletters.
Consider adding a “Subscribe to our newsletter” form or pop-up on your website or blog to grow an email list of people who are interested in your niche. You can give them a free e-book to encourage them more to add their emails there. Once you have a good email list, consider sending to them updates about your post with good pictures & catchy titles. But don’t SPAM them.
Highly underestimated, but Highly powerful. It doesn’t only help you make good relationships with other bloggers, but it also helps you grow your blog & get more traffic. Let me tell you how, while guest posting on another blog, you should include links & “Read more’s” from your website, and doing that also increases your SEO, which means more & more traffic.