10 Best Ways To Get FREE TRAFFIC

Cost of getting free traffic has gone up by 5 times in the last 10 years. Hence, the importance of getting free traffic is gaining momentum. But it is easier said than done. I assure you, it is still possible to get tons of free traffic if you make a proper strategy and work regularly on that. Here in this post, I am going to give you 10 sources for getting free traffic. It works for me and it will work for you if you do it the right way.

Before I go further in explaining about these 10 free traffic sources, I repeat that I always emphasize that getting traffic will yield positive results only if you have made valuable, useful, interesting and informative content. There is no point in getting 1 million hits on your website with a 95% bounce rate. If the content is junk, you are only wasting your time and money by putting all the efforts to get free or paid traffic.

So assuming that you have great content, let us move to find great resources of getting free traffic.

  1. Quora: This one is at the top of my list and is my favourite. Quora is a more powerful version of Yahoo Answer. Here you can ask questions and give answers to questions that people ask. Quora boosts to have an Alexa ranking of 91 with an impressive 300 million users per month. All its content appear in google searches so be a bit careful while asking a question or replying a question. Write the way you create your blog posts. Plan your SEO and keyword strategy before you write. Sign up for it, select your interest (basically your niches) and write a powerfully attractive profile message where you can mention the hyperlink of your blogs or websites. Be regular in replying to the questions. Do not just give a link to your website saying that you will get your answer on this website. Give a detailed useful reply keeping associated keywords in the reply and either using hyperlink of your blog in the answer or giving the link in the foot note. Remember Other users judge your answers by “Upvotes”. The more upvotes you get, the more popular your answer will be. In the last 30 days, I must have spent about 1 to 2 hours on Quora and following are the stats of my “answer views”. It’s quite good. Even if only 25% of the readers clicked on my links, I got about 700 laser targeted free traffic from Quora alone. If I place an ad on google-adword for this, it will cost me approx USD 2100.
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2. Issuu: Issuu.com has a global rank of 1,462 and gets about 45 million visits per month. Sign up for Issuu and start sharing your contents. Here you share your content by uploading documents. You can insert hyperlinks in your documents. Issuu also has a feature to share your documents with many social media platforms.

3. Hubpages.com: This great website has an Alexa rank of 36,734 and gets about 2.5 million visits every month. Sign up for this site and start making your hub pages on the topics covering your niche. It is a kind of blogging site and its pages also appear on google searches. Interesting point about this site is that they share Google Adsense and Amazon sales from the website with the users. So in addition to getting free traffic from this site you earn a reasonable income also.

4. Minds.com: When ever somebody starts a blog, I always recommend that before you start posting on your own blog, start writing on other high authority platforms like mind.com or hubpages.com. If you write valuable content on these sites, you become popular and people become curious about you, giving you an edge over your fellow bloggers in your niche. As a result, people’s curiosity leads them to your website. Minds.com has an Alexa ranking of 20,957 and gets about 3.1 million visits every month. Just Sign up and start posting your contents. For every upvote, share etc. on your article, you earn tokens which you may use to boost your content to get more traffic.

5. Sociopost.com: What I love about this platform is its simplicity. Just sign up and start submitting your story where it allows you to insert your link also. So simple to do to boost traffic to your blog. Its global rank is 528,261.

6. Viadeo.com: This platform is very similar to Sociopost.com and has a global ranking of 18,346 and gets about 4.1 million visits every month.

7. Ibotoolbox: You can use this website to generate free traffic in many ways. You can post from time to time. You can create your own press release and many more things. this is also a great place to enhance your network with like-minded people. This site gives you points for doing various small things and you can use these points to create your ad to further boost your traffic. Just Sign up and start getting laser targeted traffic almost instantly. Ibotoolbox has a global ranking of 301,292 and gets about 118.18K visitors every month.

9. Scoop.it: This one is a content curation site and very easy to use. And you don’t even have to write a post or a story here. Just enter your link, add some tags and submit. All is done within a few minutes. It boosts a global rank of 6,957 and attracts whopping 12.20 million visitors every month.

10. Getpocket.com: Getpocket.com has a global ranking of 1461 and attracts 40.78 million visitors every month. Very simple to use. Submit your link and add a few tags and your job is done.

My final words: Avoid sending these traffic directly to your website. Send it to a landing page wherever possible, capture email and then forward it to your blog or website. It will be very useful in the long run. You can opt for an auto-responder below which is free for 30 days.

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So this is a list of my favourite 10 platforms which you can use to generate lots of free traffic for your blog. I will end up this post with a suggestion. Use all these platforms responsibly to get the best out of them. Be a part of these communities. Be helpful to others. Do not just do lots of self-promotion and spamming groups. Instead, interact with the members fruitfully for the best result.

CRACKING THE “BLOGGING FOR MONEY” CODE

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There are many people who are putting effort in blogging for money. Unfortunately they are unaware what types of blogs that make money. Most of them select their favorite niche and start posting as and when ideas come. Also, they are often misled by gurus that you should develop an habit of writing at least one article every day. That is, they emphasize on the number of articles.

Well, I agree that one should write regularly but the emphasis should be on quality and strategy rather than quantity. Instead of writing every day, write once a week and add more value to your blog by making a proper strategy. And I am going to discuss the strategy which is very essential to follow if your aim is blogging for money. You will find many articles where they write about how to generate traffic and monetize your blog but I have written this article with a difference perspective. Hence, you read the whole article up to the end and follow the concept step by step.

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Type of blogs

Before you start your blog, decide the purpose of your blog. There are many reasons bloggers create blogs and every type of blogs needs to follow a different strategy.

  1. Blog to support your product or business. You have a business and you want to inform your audience about your business or product.
  2. You want to create a blog for making money and that way your blog itself is your business. i.e. blogging for money.
  3. Blog creation to express your experiences and ideas.

Now all these type of blogs demand a different strategy. We will focus only on the second type of blog in this post. So let us start.

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We will follow the following strategy to make money blogging

  1. Select the niche you are interested in.
  2. Find out a few sub niches for your main niche. Let us take my blog that you are reading now as an example. My main niche for this blog is “Earn money online”. I have many sub niches like earn money online with affiliate marketing, basics of internet marketing, email marketing, how to generate free traffic etc.
  3. I have written a main post about “Earn money online” and the made many posts regarding my various sub niches. Then these posts on sub niches are interlinked strategically. Like my post about email marketing will have link to the post where I have discussed how to generate free traffic. This type of cross linking will tell the google that you have authority in your main niche.
  4. So, you need to select your next post after doing research on your sub niche and write about that topic. Work within the strategy instead of writing whatever comes to your mind.
  5. That is why I wrote in the beginning that instead of writing every day, do research for 2-3 days, and then write the post on a topic that is the result of your research. Ant the most important point is to write informative, interesting and useful quality content. So take your time in completing your post. Ask your friends to proof read your post. Ask for their suggestions.
  6. Once you do this on a regular basis, your blog will start getting organic traffic.
  7. Build up your presence on various social media platform by joining groups related to your niche. Be interactive in the groups by helping others and solving group member’s problems through your expertise in the niche.
  8. Do not ever do self promotion in these groups. Just be proactive in a positive way. Spamming in these groups is always suicidal. Share your blog content in a very normal way.

Monetizing your blog

After you have made the content generation strategy, time has come to plan your blog monetizing strategy. Unless you follow this plan, your dream of blogging for money may only remain a dream. There are many ways bloggers monetize their blogs. Following are the three main ways to monetize.

  1. Google Adsence: Google pays you if Ads placed by google is clicked. Problem with Google Adsence is that it pays so less in normal niches that it is hardly sufficient to even cover the hosting charges of the blog. (Unless you are in very costly keyword niche like insurance, loans etc.)
  2. Affiliate Marketing: This one is my favorite. You get commission if the product owner’s product is sold through your website. You may join a few of the many sites which allow affiliate marketing for their products. A few of these sites are Commission Junction, Click Bank, JVZoo, ShareaSale etc. Which platform is best for you depends on your niche. I normally like to promote the products which are recurring in nature. You sell it once and keep getting commission month after month as long as the buyer keeps paying. Although, you select the right affiliate offer based on your niche, yet there are a few platform which are good enough for any niche and I recommend these platforms to every one as they are recurring in nature.
    1. Skillshare.com : This is good for all niches because it is an online course program and their range of course is very wide. They cover niches like weight loss, health supplements, internet marketing, various types of sports like golf etc.
    2. GetResponse.com : Although it sounds as if this platform is valid for internet marketing niche, but think about it, who doesn’t require email marketing. Online business is not sustainable if you are not always in touch with your audience and email marketing helps you achieves that.
  3. Selling contextual ads on your website. I like it because of its recurring nature. There are many platforms available on which you can sell contextual ads on your website but my favorite is Magenet.com. It is easier to join and they provide complete automation so that you do not have to manually insert ads on your pages. Once, they sell an ad for your blog, they insert the ad automatically using a plugin on WordPress sites.

Finally do not forget to implement what you learnt from this post because:

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Best way to monetize a blog

There are many ways to monetize your blog or website. But the best way to monetize a blog is by contextual ads.

I have described the whole process below.

Advertisers select your website and ask you to insert their links at a desired part of your website. It might be within your post or in the side bar or any where. Once you do that they pay you monthly for keeping that link on your page.

There are many platforms available for doing that. But my favorite one is Magenet where the whole process is automated. Magenet has created a plugin for WordPress and Blogger platforms and once you install their plugin, the advertiser’s link is automatically placed on your blog and you start getting your monthly payments via PayPal.

So, once you have added all your blogs and websites, you don’t have to do any work. It is that simple.

Other than Magenet, there are a few good ones like LinksManagement and Adsy. I prefer to monetize my blogs by all these three platforms.

All these work almost in a similar way.

Hope this information is useful and will help you find the best way to monetize a blog.

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Free Traffic Sites

Following are a few very good sources of Free Traffic.

IBOTOOLBOX

This one is my favorite source of free traffic. This site according to me is All in one FaceBook, Twitter, press release site, Ad site etc. Free to join and even then delivers immensely. There are a few up-sales but I have not gone for any and it works for me all free.

Traffic Ad Bar

It is traffic exchange site. I spend less than 10 minutes of my time each day and it is able to generate 50 to 100 hits to my site.


Link Colider

It is a traffic exchange site with a difference. More advantageous if you want to increase you YouTube subscribers or FaceBook Fan page “Likes”.
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Leads Leap

Another great exchange site similar to Traffic Ad Bar.

I Need Hits

This is a paid site and in their smallest package they generate 1000 niche specific hits per month. I am a paid subscriber here. If I am able to generate targeted leads in my list by 20 to 30 contacts every month in $10 (Not considering the conversions), its a great deal when you compare the same with Bing or Google Ads. It is a dirt cheap traffic.

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