For those of you who are just starting out, let’s take a quick look at some of the easy ways to drive specific traffic to your site. First, we’ll take a look at some free site traffic ideas.
Put your articles in article directories. This is by far the most effective way to drive traffic to your site. All you have to do is point people to your website and you’ve got long-term traffic. People find your site through your articles. Some of the best article directories are: GoArticleDirectory.com, EzineArticles.com, IdentityMarketers.com, Articlecity.com
Create a blog. It’s very simple. Just link your blog to your website. Google visits your blog regularly to index your posts. Keep your blog up to date. Your blog posts feed the search engines. Make sure to include your keywords in the new content. Having a blog will help you rank better in search engines. Your website will also benefit from having a blog. Here’s another free option. Find them at: blogger.com, wordpress.com
Post in the forums. This will allow you to put your links in the signup queue. You will get traffic from the members of the forum. Posting catchy signatures in the forums will attract the members. Then they will pay you a visit.
Online marketers are constantly searching for new products to offer. Most of them have large mailing lists of buying customers. They will send emails to their list asking for a percentage of the sale price. This works very well with information products. The Joint Venture option will increase your sales and mailing list significantly. You will need to have a high-quality product though.
What is the internet? It’s a huge network of links. So, jump on board. Reach out to the website owners. Request a mutual link from their site to yours. Make sure to choose your link partner within your specific category. You’ll find that Arelis is extremely useful in this regard.
Even though the internet is a vast place, people like to know what's going on. Having your own free newsletter would be incredibly helpful. Keep your newsletter tightly focused on your topic. You should publish your newsletter at least once a week.
Email the owners of these e-zines (Be careful, they are a bit fussy). Make sure that their ezines have your target audience. Buy some adverts from them. But first, test them out. See what the return on investment is. Does the inbound traffic match the outbound traffic? Try to get discounted rates. There is literally thousands of these ezines. I bet that very soon, ezine ad prices will drop to next to nothing and those fussy owners will be hunting us down. For the first time, we have mentioned ezines in our pursuit of targeted website traffic. These are often the best options for beginners. It can be very expensive to market your website. Be patient! Things will work out.