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As the next part in the series on web traffic, I thought we could discuss free targeted traffic. Yesterday during our discuss about how to generate web traffic we talked about a number of different ways to get traffic paid and free. Today we will focus on everyone’s favorite type of traffic: Free targeted traffic that actually converts.
The question, however, is not are you interested in getting free targeted traffic. The real question is how in the world do you do that?
3 Nifty Ways To Free Targeted Traffic
1. Form Joint Venture partnerships. Rick Hodge was our guest last night on the Internet Marketing Night Cap. He had some amazing insights into how to create valuable Joint Venture partners for your business online. One of the cool ways that you can do this is through driving traffic to each others sites as either affiliates. Drive traffic to someone’s sale page for a percentage is a time-honored idea that has only been enhanced with the internet.
2. Find where you niche hangs out. When you were a kid and wanted to meet other kids it made sense that you could find some new friends at school. While, this might be a simplification of that idea, remember that you can also find new prospects by discovering where they hang out. The rest is simply relationship building. Every relationship will grow and lead to more relationships. That is why it is amazing what happens when you get plugged into small niche groups. I have seen this repeatedly in my business offline and online from BNI to tribes to some of the Skype groups I have been on lately.
3. Work it everyday. Discover where you get the most traffic to your site and work that source everyday. For example, I get a large percentage of traffic from the content I write. That means everyday I spend at least 45 minutes writing something fresh for my readers to appreciate. It is the culmination of 2 years of blogging that has helped me drive over 120,000 visitors since this blog first started in January 2010. A far cry from the 5 people who visited the site on the first day.
Bonus: Give them more! I know this is a bit cheesy, because other people have done this before. However, give them a little bit more than the rest. The quality you provide will drive in far more free targeted traffic than anything you could ever attempt to do with quantity measures alone. Look at Apple computers. Steve Jobs searched to make everything better and better. With the cool technology he created it inspired a few devote followers who shared his vision with the world.
So, how do you drive free targeted traffic to your website? With quality, partnerships, relationships and consistency. Kind of boring, if not for the fact that it just works like gangbusters! What is your favorite method of driving free targeted traffic?
Great suggestions on getting free traffic. I like the use of tribes and going to forums. I will take you suggestion to search out more sites to connect with.
If you have a group of people who can be your clients already on one of the forums you might just want to focus in more on connecting with those people first. At the same time, if that market is tapped out then definitely test out other groups online.
After reading your post on your site’s traffic records, I was impressed a lot! Also the tips which you have posted in this post seems very good and effective too to achieve this. I noticed that social media play a big role in bringing targeted and consistent traffic in our site.
Thanks Candice! What is your favorite social network?
Facebook, because honestly as of now we have skype that hold the reality that we are in a modern and keep on improving new technology to make more fastest communication and entertainment, through facebook we can share our thought, videos, picture and most especially this is also used to advertise your business.
Facebook is great for sharing content, while I believe Skype is a better network for long term relationships.
Thanks for your suggestions Andy! I still go for social media which I think is the most effective way in giving free traffic and attending conference too in order to meet new prospects.
We would love to see you at our half day conference! I think that was what you were referring to.
Hello Andy, overall, what strategy has worked best for you in getting targeted traffic to your blog posts?
It has not been just one strategy. I would say forum connections, social media, and good Google keywords work best from what I have seen.
Great list Andy.
I have just recently discovered (quite by accident) that a number of my posts on Google + are actually ranking quite well. Which is interesting because I have only been using it to share posts I find interesting.
No keyword research, no SEO titles, just proving content that I enjoyed….. and somehow I am getting some 1st page listings.
This may be something to look into. Would love to hear your take on it…..Maybe a new post? =-)
That is interesting how your Google+ posts are showing up at the top of the search engines. Any type of content show more than the rest?
I can relate with no. 3 the most simply due to the fact that whatever you choose as your favorite traffic source, free or paid, you can delve into it head first. If you can use your favorite source, you will use it in comfort and go at it hard! It will be easier to use the source you have chosen to your advantage.
Thanks for the info.!
Definitely! Having a source that you know more than the rest of your competition is a definite advantage for traffic generation.
Thanks for that impressive suggestion. 🙂 Social media is a great way for us to know everyone and get into traffic.
Completely agree Stevie! If you never guessed from coming to this blog I am a bit of a social media freak!