Thursday, April 12, 2007

Free Ways to Generate Traffic

To put it bluntly, you need capital to start up a company. Making money means spending money as well. However, with the flexibility and versatility the Internet offers its users, there are many ways of optimizing the potential of your business site in gaining traffic.

Traffic flows can be jump started in many ways, but many sites don’t have enough capital to generate tons of traffic to their sites. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to generate traffic. All you need is the right mindset and a careful discipline. In addition, drive and perseverance must come naturally to you to bring more traffic to your site.

Paying nothing for site traffic is a topic dwelled upon by many SEO and self help sites with articles. Since it is possible, I’m going to just tell you that paying for your advertisements is the best way to go as far as traffic is concerned. These free methods only serve to reinforce or giving you a chance against the big guys, while paid advertisements can put you over the top.

The first step is to make use of online forums and online communities. These communities consist of people who compose of a special demographic that might be the target of your web pages. Through posts and threads, you can act as an informed subject on the niche at hand.

With message boards, you can establish yourself as an authority and build a solid company reputation. Your range of expertise should be presented here. By being helpful to other members and making use of the signature feature, you can build a reputation and earn trust amongst the people who belong in your niche.
In addition, you can use newsletters to present people with a catalog of your products and services which can be complemented with highly informative and entertaining articles. If your articles are full of zip, more people will be encouraged to sign up for your newsletter and visit your site – which boosts traffic.
Another trick of the trade is to trade links with other websites. This does not require any capital. Just contact other webmasters and come to an agreement over a link exchange to benefit both sites. Every person that goes to the other person’s site with your link attached stands a nice chance of visiting your page as well. This trick is especially promising when both sites discuss the same niche.

Writing articles and submitting them to article directories is another way of piquing interest in your products and services. Write articles that are chockfull of information and be well written enough to be readable and attract other aficionados. Your traffic flow can be greatly helped by this strategy. Take advantage of article submission sites like and, where your signature line to every article can contain a link to where the article originates. This signature should include a small description of your company along with the article.

One last bona fide trick of the trade is to write excellent content for your website. Search engines are supposed to track down keywords and keyword phrases appearing in your content to index it correctly. Content does not always have to be written by a professional freelance writer or Pulitzer Prize winner. All you have to do is make sure that an article can hold a reader’s interest enough to take action. Generally, in the freelance writing world, you get what you pay for. Stay away from freelance writers that charge abysmally low rates, such as $3 for every 500 words.

Generally, internet users use search engines to check out what they’re looking for. In return, search engines use keyword searching to help the search


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