10 Best Ways To Get FREE TRAFFIC

Cost of getting free traffic has gone up by 5 times in the last 10 tears. 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 on the top of my list and is my favorite. Quora is a more poerful version of Yahoo Answer. Here you can ask questions and give answers to questions that people ask. Quora boosts to have Alexa ranking of 91 with 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 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”. Its 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 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 adsence 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 curiousity 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 millions visits every month.

7. Ibotoolbox: You can use this websites to generate free traffic in many ways. You can post 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 you 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 favorite 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.


blogging for money

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.

types of blogs that make money
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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.


Free Traffic Sites

Following are a few very good sources of Free Traffic.


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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How to Set Your blog for Google PageSpeed Optimization

What is Google PageSpeed Optimization

Google PageSpeed Optimization is the latest kitty that Google has taken out of its bag and it has taken every SEO expert by surprise. This has become the foremost important point to Google’s search algorithm. They have set a limit of the speed within which your blog or website has to be fully loaded else it will be penalized. In short, if your site is not fast enough, there is no point in wasting time over SEO or keyword research etc. In other words, loading speed of a website became on of the key factors of search engine optimization. Google also provided tools like Google PageSpeed Insight which tells you the problematic portions of your website and suggests ideas about how to fix them.

You can click on this link to check the speed of you blog at which it loads and what are the recommendations as given by google.

Google pagespeed optimization

Initially I tried too many things but finally, I came to the conclusion that there are too main criterion which decide your blog’s loading speed.

  1. Image size, type and compression: This is specially true if you are a travel blogger and you have many images in your blog posts. The best site which helped me achieving proper image optimization is https://gtmetrix.com/

Simply enter your blog’s URL and it will generate a comprehensive report with respect to Google pagespeed optimization. It has generated the following report for one of my blog Ranjanstravels.com.  My score in image optimization is quite high as I have already implemented what is required as per this site’s recommendation.

Google PageSpeed Optimization

If you click on “Optimize Images” in the first column it will show you the details of your images that need optimization. See below one of the images on my blog as encircled by red color.

Image Optimization

It has found this non optimized image in your blog with its complete location and name of the image, which is


Right after this image link, it has provided you the optimized image with slightly different name. If you click on the “Optimized Image”, you get the following new image location and the name:


You will notice that the optimized image name is name of the non optimized + _df76daf31b9f44353f26251df03e1138 and its location is, of course on gtmatrix.com’s server.

Since now we know that our image has been optimized, let us see how to replace non optimized image on our website or blog by the new optimized image.

First you create a path on your computer’s C: drive (ignore your website’s name) as per non optimized image which in this case is:


Now click on the optimized image as given on gtmatrix.com and right click on the image. Click on “Save as” on the subsequent pop-up box. then select the folder C:wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ that you have just created and save it as cropped-Copy-of-CHCH-010 (Name of the original image. Delete _df76daf31b9f44353f26251df03e1138 that has been added in the optimized image. Now the optimized image is saved on your computer in the same path as your website’s hosting server.

Now go the control panel of server where your website is hosted. I am assuming that you are familiar with these terms if you own a blog or a website. Open your file manager. Control panels provided by hosting companies are very similar with a few differences here and there. File manager of my control panel looks like below:

Google PageSpeed image optimization

You will notice that I have browsed through my file manager as per the path provided by non optimized image. I have encircled this path by red color. Now simply copy the image C:wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Copy-of-CHCH-010 from your computer to the folder as shown above. Remember, my wordpress’s root directory is at the folder named htppdocs. It will different for you and if you are not sure, you may call the help desk of your hosting company and find about it.

Repeat this process for all your non optimized images. Once you have completed the process, all images will disappear from the performance report of gtmatrix.com and all of your website’s images will be optimized as per google pagespeed optimization.

Another advice is to use only jpeg images and not png images on your websites. You will find many plugins for doing this if you have your blog / website on wordpress platform, but I personally feel that this is the most efficient way of optimizing your images.

2) Second most important factor to increase the loading speed of your blog, is careful and efficient use of java script. Now, I am not a web developer but a blogger. I can not spend my time in doing all this. So, instead of solving this problem related to Java script, I circumvented it and it worked. I will share a few points that may work for you as well.

a) If you are using YouTube videos in your blog post, never ever use the embedded script provided by YouTube. Instead, take a snap shot of your video, and create a hyperlink for this image using your YouTube URL. Your loading speed will immediately go up.

b) When you are searching for plugin to create social buttons for your blog, search with the following terms:

“Java script free social links buttons plugin for WordPress”

You will be amazed to find many plugins which say that their plugin work without Java scripts. Use only those plugins and see your loading speed rocketing up like magic.

c) Be very careful of using complicated themes. Go for the simpler themes that do not have intricate header. This itself will increase your blog’s loading speed. I have seen in general, that people browsing for information or products prefer simpler website pages rather than jazzy ones. Simple pages cause less distraction and your conversion rate also improves.

I have explained these points with my personal research and experience and I hope, it will help you achieve excellent Google pagespeed optimization. Do leave a comment if you have any comment or suggestion regarding google pagespeed optimization. I like to be proactive with my audience for mutual benefits.

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5 Easy steps to increase your blog traffic

“Blogging is just writing — writing using a particularly efficient type of publishing technology.”                                                                                             -Simon Dumenco

What Simon Dumenco has stated is very true but efficiency of publishing can be scaled up in such a way that a good content has propensity to reach wider audience.

Below are our 5 easy steps to increase your blog traffic and also these 5 are my favorites which are often overlooked by many bloggers. Of course, here I have not included the obvious ones like keyword research, guest blogging etc.

  1. Trackbacks: WordPress along with many other blogging websites, has a wonderful capability named as trackbacks. Trackbacks is When you mention any other webpage on a website, their blog (if it is also on a supporting platform) will get a mention that they have been mentioned. It creates a backlink for readers to follow. It really is an easy and effective tactic for the websites to share great content and then receive contextual backlinks.
  2. Promote your blog post on social media: Promoting my blog posts on social media has done wonders to my blog. Mostly I promote my blog posts on relevant Facebook pages, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Linkedin groups, Digg, stumbleUpon, Reddit, IBOtoolbox etc. Also, your blog must have social sharing buttons, at least for these social media platforms.5 Easy steps to increase your blog traffic
  3. Include relevant YouTube videos in your blog post: In today’s world, never underestimate the power of an informative video. Also, do not forget that Google owns YouTube and that’s why videos have capability to generate more traffic to your blog. Not only that, I, many a times make a small video promoting the content of my blog. Many a times, I have observed that even if my blog post doesn’t appear on the first page of google directly but still it gets it presence because of my video which lands on the first page with much less efforts.
  4. Use Efficient software to promote your blog: Earlier, I was never ever in favor of these promotional software because the industry is full of inefficient and fake soft-wares. But, be open to adopt the good ones. Recently, I came across TrafficZion-Pro which really worked for me. I will not go into the details of this software but you may evaluate it by clicking here, if you want to know more.
  5. Write Great Content: Here, I completely agree with Simon Dumenco as after all blog is all about writing. No amount of traffic is of any use if your content is not able to engage with your readers. Never ever bother about keywords, blog post promotion until you have written the full article to your satisfaction and you feel proud of sharing your blog post with your friends and loved ones. Once this is achieved, follow various means of promoting it.

These are my favorite 5 Easy steps to increase your blog traffic.

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Blog Page Vs Blog Post: StumbleUpon Makes your blog Go Viral

Blog Page Vs Blog Post

Blog Page Vs Blog Post

Whenever, one starts a new blog, It becomes a bit confusing to decide what is better, when we compare Blog page Vs Blog Post.

Both are good in their own way and which one to use depends upon what you are trying to do.

Let us see, what is better when you are trying to make your blog go viral by adding the blog in your account’s “Likes”

Many bloggers are using StumbleUpon in order to let their blog post go viral. Have you tried it yet? If not, you are leaving serious dollars on the table.

I tried a new method to promote my blog http://thewhiterainbow.co.nz/. I created this blog in a way so that my latest post always remains the home page. I wrote my first post and added it to the “Likes” of my StumbleUpon account. Now, even if my very first post was not liked by many stumblers, every time I posted a new blog post, that particular post becomes the home page post. Now, it has a fairly good probability that at least one of my blog post may be liked by others. This has fairly good chances of any of my post go viral. Normally, when we have static page as the home page of the blog, that page only is opened when somebody clicks on your blog. In my strategy, every time StumbleUpon shows my blog, it shows my latest post. I will consider a different scenario where using blog page will be a better option when we compare Blog Page Vs Blog Post.

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Two Blogging Tips to be a Successful blogger

The internet is full of info products claiming how to make dollars online on auto pilot. I am really fed up of such claims. Before you try any such products, learn the basics. There are two Blogging tips that can make you a successful blogger to make money online.

Blogging Tips 1

Content that you provide in your blog posts: This is the most important factor to be successful blogger. Try to master the art of writing about the subject that you are passionate about. If you content is not interesting or useful, nothing will happen even if you get millions of clicks everyday.

Blogging tips 2

Traffic: Once you are comfortable in generating great content, you need an audience for your content and that is when you need social media exposure, the rightly done SEO and paid clicks.

So, don’t get caught by thousands of info products which claim to make you rich overnight just by following a process created by their so called software or push button.

Research a niche, check whether it has demand in the market, write a blog post around your niche and once you are satisfied with your content, start looking for the ways to generate traffic. It is as simple as that. If you do not do this, you will waste your money and time with ZERO result. You don’t need any book or guidance to be a successful blogger as long as you are blogging in a field that you are passionate about. Just follow these two blogging tips and you are done. You should choose a niche that you are so passionate about that you will pay to work in that niche or field. Otherwise, you will try to write a few posts somehow and immediately give up when you don’t get results. If that happens, understand that you are not meant to be a blogger and try something else.

Blogging tips

So, pull up your socks and start now. Only you can help yourself. Blogging is a hard work but if you do it the right way, end result is very satisfying and lucrative.

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