I have been marketing online for years, and a frequent question my readers ask me is “How to get free traffic for a website.” Why do they ask that? It’s because traffic (the people who come to your website) is what drives your ranking with the search engines and also what drives sales if you are affiliate marketing on your website.
I would imagine if you have created a website, or if you want to create a website, getting traffic has to be one of your top priorities. Why would you spend hours and hours researching and writing, just to have nobody read what you so diligently researched and wrote about.
Wait a minute, didn’t I just say you don’t want to pay Facebook for marketing? Yes, you don’t want to pay, but you do want to get traffic from Facebook generically. The way you do this is to set up a business page on Facebook. If you don’t know what this is, you can visit my Facebook page for this website, Coaching for Internet Marketers, here:
You can create your business page from your personal account. I have a business page attached to my personal account for each of my websites. Facebook doesn’t limit the number of business pages you can set up.
Once you have established your business page, you want to invite all your personal friends to join the page. People will also be able to search and find your page if they have an interest in your niche, so you will get other people besides your “friends” to like your page.
Once your page is established, every single time you make a post on your website, you’re going to place a link to the new article on your business Facebook page with a picture and a little write-up. Every single time!
Pinterest is a fairly new site to me, but it has brought me quite a bit of traffic. You will set up a separate Pinterest account for each website you create, naming and branding it to match your website. It’s super easy to use, and it’s picture driven, which means you have to have a picture attached to each post you make on Pinterest. The site allows you to link your post and will grab the featured picture from that post for you, so it’s efficient.
Here is a link to my Pinterest account here:
The posts are called “pins” on Pinterest, and you can categorize them. If you have a niche that has different categories, you can group them together.
Twitter is another site that is great for placing your posts. You will, again, need to set up a separate account for each of your websites. This platform is a little bit different because it only gives you a small number of characters to write. Therefore, when you post your article link, you will want to use a shortening site to give you a shorter url (website link) so you’re not using all your characters up with the link to your article. Here is my twitter account here:
You can go to bit.ly and sign up for a free account. You can customize the link if you want. For example, I made one for my website at bit.ly which is: http://bit.ly/Coaching_Internet I like to customize my links, but you can use the one they assign which will be a random series of letters.
Wealthy Affiliate Platform
How to get free traffic for a website? This is my best and highest recommendation if you want to get free traffic to your website. The Wealthy Affiliate program is free to join and maintain, but if you upgrade to their Premium membership, you will have access to something called the “Site Comments” area.
In order to understand the search engines and how they rank, you need to understand that they look at the content on your site, but they also look for site comments. That is when someone visits your website and leaves you a comment on your post. By submitting each article to the social media platforms, you will get comments that way, but the very best way to get a TON of comments on your site is through the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
There are a myriad of other benefits for an online marketer through the Wealthy Affiliate platform. I’ve written many articles about the platform, but you can read this overall explanation of the program here:
Every week, inside the Wealthy Affiliate Program, there is a live training as well as the University. I’m going to share you with a couple of the tidbits of information that were passed along to members in last week’s training!
It was all about on-page SEO (search engine optimization) and off-page SEO. Just to clarify, the things you do inside your article and your website are on-page SEO, and the ways you share your post through social media, etc., are off-page SEO.
I’ll share with you today a couple of the on-page SEO tricks that I learned in the Wealthy Affiliate training.
One strategy is that you want to use your keyword phrase (just so you know what that means, it is the main phrase you want to rank for in your article. Mine in this article is “Make Your Own Website Free!”) as the “alt text” on every photo in your article.
WordPress has an option for every photo you post in your article to add “alt (alternative) text” to the picture. Use your keyword phrase on each picture in the article like this:
There were many, many more ideas that I will be writing about in upcoming articles, so please be sure to subscribe over on the sidebar to get alerts of new articles.
Give the Wealthy Affiliate program a try, it’s 100% free to join and maintain the Starter Membership. Once you’re ready, go ahead and upgrade to the Premium program. It is $49 per month, but one of the many benefits of Wealthy Affiliate is the ability to get unlimited site comments. Priceless!
It’s a give-and-take comment area inside Wealthy Affiliate. The way it works is you give a couple of comments, and you get one for your post back. If you give 10 comments total, you get 24-hours of commenting on your posts. That can rack you up 8-10 comments per post. That will skyrocket your ranking. It’s one of the best features (there are so many benefits to this program) of this platform.
Take advantage of the free membership here:
As always, comments and questions are welcome! I am here to help you to start or maintain your online business to make the most amount of money possible, and I really hope you will use me as a resource to help you do that.
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