Today I wanted to make a quick post about my 5 top sources of free traffic I’ve been using for the past months with awesome results.
These sources of traffic are mostly free.
However, you need to invest time to make them work.
They are all about positioning, bringing big amounts of qualified traffic and converting them into leads.
And in order to achieve that you need to provide value.
In fact, I’ve heard before that “Your best content shouldn’t be on your blog”.
And that’s exactly what we are going to talk about on this episode.
My Top 5 Free Sources of Traffic
Forums are a great way to drive traffic, since they gather a lot of people interested in one topic, under one roof.
To find forums to post to, we’ll need to do some research on Google:
Here are some more footprints you can use:
“Powered by BlogEngine”
“Powered by Blogsmith”
“powered by Typepad”
“powered by scoop”
“Powered by PHPbb”
“Powered by vBulletin”
“Powered by SMF”
“powered by Simple Machines”
“powered by punBB”
“powered by expressionengine” “yourkeyword”
“Powered by Tagbox”
“Powered by DRBGuestbook”
“powered by bbPressPowered”
“Powered by PunBB” register.php
“powered by vbulletinpowered”
Some of the good things about forums is that you can provide value, answer questions and leave a link (for the most part) to your page.
Another powerful and free way of bringing in traffic is blog comments.
However, this needs to be taken seriously and from a value-providing stand point.
Every time you comment on someone else’s blog you need to be insightful and provide further valuable content.
And be respectful of other people’s work.
To find good blogs to post to you can head to Alltop.com
As I’ve spoken before, press releases are a great way to drive traffic to your site.
They are also an awesome source of backlinks.
So if you want to know more about press releases, head over to this post.
One of the best way of getting your word out there is to be featured in other people’s blog.
That’s called Guest Blogging or Outreach, and basically means that you will providing good content on other people’s websites.
This will in return bring in traffic and authority to your business.
I’d look for posts that have lots of tweets, shares and +1s. This usually means the post has a lot of traffic and interaction!
I usually use Buzzsumo for that.
I would take it a bit further though.
If you want to truly generate a relationship within your industry (which I strongly encourage you to do so), you should also invite people to post on your blog.
This also applies to Facebook or Google Plus Communities.
When giving away value and sharing on these communities you can gain a lot of traction.
Please remember than the more moderated the community is, the better the content should be.
So don’t be afraid to send out your best content to these sites.
And join groups, interact, vote and comment. That’s the best way to grow a profile.
Further Advice for These Free Traffic Sources
- Value First. Links and Traffic Second: Remember that you want to be as helpful as possible on these sites. If you’re trying to game the system you’ll waste your time, your account will get shut down and you won’t achieve your goals. The value that you put out there is the one that you get back for your business.
- Use Every Opportunity to Grow your Authority: By giving away good quality content and brand every profile the same, you are growing on authority. Make your profiles look like a million bucks and use every opportunity to help others.
- Have a Funnel in Place: As we have shared over this article, it’s really important that you have a funnel in place to capitalize in all of that new traffic. Turn them into customers and leads by offering even more value. You can see the entire process of creating a lead magnet on this free course.
I hope it helps you guys!
Have an awesome day!