Traffic is essential for every ecommerce enterpreneur and website owner. The best way of getting traffic is by achieving a top 10 or top 20 position in a famous search engine as Google. There are more than 8 billion websites indexed by Google. Only a small fraction of them get a high ranking.
It is not difficult to generate a lot of internet traffic with a high advertising budget. Big companies can afford millions of Dollars for advertising. Some brands only get traffic because of their famous name.
Most of the website owners have to calculate with a few Dollars. How can they succeed in generating traffic?
Some tips how to generate web site traffic for free:
1. Display your URL on everything
The public has to know about your website. The first step is to spread out your websites URL everywhere: on your business cards, on your online and offline letters, on your mailbox, in the telephone directory etc.
2. Submission to search engines and directories
You can submit your URL in most of the cases free of charge to search engines and directories. Important are directories that relate to the topic of your website. If your website deals with golf, submission to golf related directories or golf related pages in general directories might bring some traffic to your website.
3. Free classified ads
Classified ads are free of charge. You can place as many ads as you want. You can get a better exposure through featured ads to moderate costs. If you decide to pay for featured ads, itís recommendabe to give priority to classified ad websites with a high Alexa traffic rank. You find out the Alexa traffic rank of a website by typing in itís URL at the alexa.com website.
4. Ads in ezines
It is also worthwhile to place ads in ezines that are related to the topic of a website. This can be done with moderate expenses.
5. Expose your website in newsgroups, forums
You may sign up in newsgroups and forums that relate to the topic of your website. You can give your advice to the audience and show solutions by your website. A lot of people surf on this kind of websites in order to find a solution for their problems.
6. Traffic Exchange
You may sign up at the different traffic exchange websites. You earn credits by surfing on these websites. The more you surf, the more credits you earn. Your website receives traffic according to the credits that you achieve. Of course, you cannot sit surfing all the time. This programs offer you the opportunity to refer other surfers to their website. Your website can gain credit from all the surfers in your downline in this MLM-like system. Traffic to your website could explode, at least theoretically.
This article was posted on Aug 12, 2005