10 Ways you can drive traffic to your website for FREE
If you can go and ask any business owner what is it they want, you will get a common answer. They will tell you they want more customers. In today’s internet-dominated world, you will find more customers online. But the only way to achieve this is to have enough traffic to your website. I am not talking about the traffic in the busy road. I am talking about your website visitors. In this post, we are going to look at how to get traffic to your website for free. Including ways to boost traffic for free.
For you to be able to drive traffic into your website, there’s one thing that you need to invest. You need to invest time. Doing everything I am going to suggest you do won’t get you traffic instantly. You will need to be persistent about all of them, after a certain period of time you will start to see traffic on your website. If you feel like you can’t invest time and you want to see traffic instantly, I would suggest you consider paid traffic and invest more in your marketing. This steps won ‘t guarantee you traffic overnight, Although I cannot really specify how long it’s going to take, for you to start seeing traffic on your website. Sometimes it can take days, weeks, months even year before you start seeing traffic on your website.
Let’s look at several ways you can get Free traffic on your website.
Give attention to On-page SEO
I know you might have heard that SEO is dead, Think again. Optimizing your content for search engines is still valuable and helps your website rank higher. Are you making the most of image alt text? Also investing in videos helps. Are you creating internal links to new content? What about meta descriptions? Optimizing for on-page SEO doesn’t have to take ages, and it could help boost your organic traffic.
Target Long-Tail Keywords
Do you have your High intend and Popular Keywords basis covered? I strongly recommend that you target Long-Tail keywords too. They account for the majority of web searches. You are going to miss out if you are not targeting them as part of your SEO efforts.
Its useless creating content and hope people will read it, you will have to be proactive in social media platforms. One of the best ways to promote your content is through social media. But you have to ensure that you are promoting your content to the relevant audience. I would strongly suggest for B2C businesses you promote your content through Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. For B2B businesses you may use Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.
Start Guest Blogging
Securing a guest post on a reputable guest post will help increase your website traffic and can help you with building your brand. Proceed with caution, standards of blogging has changed for over a year now and spammy tactics can lead to some penalties.
Invite other people in your niche to Guest Blog on your website
Guest blogging is a two-way street. In addition to posting content to other blogs, invite people in your niche to blog on your own site. They’re likely to share and link to their guest article, which could bring new readers to your site. Just be sure that you only post high-quality, original content without spammy links, because Google is cracking way down on low-quality guest blogging. Don’t worry about driving traffic to them when they guest blog on your website, its a win-win situation. They drive traffic to your website and get some from yours.
Ensure your Website is mobile friendly
Today, more than ever before people are accessing the website on their mobile phones. If your website is not mobile friendly, you are simply telling mobile users to leave your website and go elsewhere. Ensure your website can be accessed and view-able in different mobile devices.
Make sure your website is fast
The faster your website loads the better. If your website takes a long time to load. Your bounce rate will be too high, this will result in losing too much traffic. Make sure that your pages are as technically optimized as possible, including image file sizes, Videos, Pages structure and the functions of third-party plugins. I know sometimes having a live chat plugin makes it more convenient to chat with visitors. But from my experience, some Live chat plugins make your website to be slow. Make sure that your plugins, not only live chat plugins don’t slow down your website.
Make your Voice heard in comments
You probably have joined social media groups, follow certain hashtags and visits few websites relating to your business, if not I suggest that you do. Commenting doesn’t provide an immediate boost to your referral traffic immediately. But providing insightful, thought-provoking comments will help you make a name for yourself. This can result in driving more traffic to your website.
Be Active on Social Media
Its not enough to just share content on social media, you need to participate actively in the community too. Are you on twitter? Then join in group discussions with relevant hashtags. Are you audience leaving comments on your social media posts? Answer questions they may have and engage in conversation with them. People are turned down quicker by people who use social media as a broadcast channel.
Don’t leave Email Marketing behind
Email Marketing can be a powerful tool, and a successful email blast can help drive lots of traffic to your website. Don’t overlook word of mouth, especially for people who are already enjoying the value your product/service brings to them. Sending a friendly reminder of a new product/service can help increase your website traffic.
Thats it for today. If you have your own tips on how you can increase website traffic, I would love to hear them. Please comment below I would love to hear your thoughts.