Internet traffic guide to improve your business
Hi and welcome once again friend! Just starting the week and writing a cool blog post for my dear readers. Today the topic is internet traffic but I will be talking only about free traffic sources, in the future, I will make a similar post for paid traffic.
I want to share my experience with internet traffic, I learned a lot these last weeks and maybe you can find helpful information here about free traffic if you are just starting or looking to improve your results.
Great resource #1
If you need to find something you will use a search engine like Google, Bing or Yahoo for example, unless you know exactly the URL there is no way for you to find something without it.
They all love great content and awesome blogs so is a win-win for everyone.
Now, it is true that there is a lot of potential ranking for keywords but is not easy at all if you are not an authority because the internet is huge and you are not the only one trying to rank. Lucky for you internet is massive and you can find keywords for all levels from beginner to expert.
Keywords with a low amount of searches per month would be more likely to beginners with new blogs and keywords with tons of searches per month would be only for experts since to be competitive you need to be an authority site. What is an authority site? Just a site with a lot of traffic, a ton of content, experience and time.
Google Adwords is a free tool you can use to find the perfect keyword for you, very simple.
If you cannot rank is because your site is too new or too young, keep working hard, adding more content, trying your best to get traffic and improve every day. You can track your progress by installing an extension for your browser from Alexa. With the Alexa Traffic Rank you can check your position, the lower the number the better.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
New sites will start over a million as a minimum while hot sites like YouTube have a single digit. With the extension, you can know the position of every website you visit, very helpful and awesome!
Do not get crazy about it either, do not force things with your ranking, is just a number.
Keep working on your backlinks and engagement and you will see a boost in your free internet traffic journey. Never copy an article, post or any other content because it will not rank well, only unique and amazing content will rank.
Great resource #2
This can be super powerful and most people think of it as a joke. Forums are massive and when we are talking about free internet traffic there is no better option than a great forum.
If you do not know, a forum is just a place where you can create content, engage and find a lot of information. Everyone can create threads with a title and content so other people can read it or leave a comment. Be sure to read the rules before doing something, each forum works the same but the rules are different.
Also, if you are going to create a thread make your best to find the best section for it, it can be deleted or moved depending on the moderator and the forum Every forum is different but it does not matter what kind of niche you have because there is a great forum for any niche out there.
Why is this so important? Well, your audience is just there! People who love what you love, people who want to learn what you know, etc. The readers you want so badly are just there waiting for you, being active and helping people is the way to go.
To find a forum just use any search engine with something like “internet traffic forum”, “football forum”, “cooking forum”, etc.
Once again I will recommend you to get the Alexa extension for your browser to find good forums, there is no point to invest and spend a lot of your valuable time into an inactive forum or not relevant with a low amount of traffic. Aim for a good forum with activity, engage and traffic to get the best out of it, then just work hard, keep helping people, doing friends and sharing your awesome knowledge!
How it works is very simple, most forums work the same way. Signatures are the real deal, you do not need to spam your links or anything because you can get banned from the forum, only promote your blog inside your signature. Every user can have a signature and is displayed below your posts or comments.
If your niche is cooking you can create for example some threads about cool recipes you like or be social with other people leaving comments on other threads. Your signature will be always there, below any comment of yours, do not spam comments because you can get banned, be legit and professional! Help people, engage with them, make friends! They will visit your site for sure.
Internet traffic can be hard if you are lost but I think there is a lot of potential in forums.
If your niche is cooking you can create content or leave awesome comments with a signature talking about your blog, something catchy and leave a link! You can edit your signature any time you want.
Remember not to spam or anything, the only way to promote your blog in a forum is inside your signature! Never promote links directly and never sell things to people! Focus on offering help and being awesome.
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This method is very good but it takes time and a lot of patience. First, you need to find popular blogs where your audience is, very active blogs where you can find helpful information and also leave feedback or even add value to the post. If you stand out from the rest you can make better results.
For example, you find a cool new post from one of the blogs where your audience is. After reading, you leave a comment with great value and people will see it. If they click your name they will visit your site! How amazing is that?
Spamming will not do anything for you, find good blogs and be real! No one is going to visit your blog if you leave a comment like “Hey! Visit my blog if you want to read the latest …..” instead, leave a helpful comment.
Leaving a comment with a link is not a good idea, looks like spam. A lot of blogs are using plugins to highlight your last blog post below any of your comments, blogs like mine, there is no need to leave a link.
Same as forums, offer value and do not think about traffic, do not spam and do your best!
Great resource #4
One of the most powerful if done correctly. Any free internet traffic source has things in common like offering value and building a relationship.
Social media can be hard but if you have constancy things will work, focus on 80% great content and engagement leaving 20% for promoting.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
People want to have some fun, share some funny things not to buy something. Drive the traffic to your blog first, then you can promote things over there or even on your email list. Use your social networks to engage with your audience! You can find them inside groups or lists!
I am not going to lie, it will take a lot of time to create an active account but the key is to be consistent with relevant content.
You do not need to have 100 different accounts, use the social network you like the most and if you have more than one try your best not to get overwhelmed. If you feel that way just try with less!
That is everything for today friend! Hope my experience can help you in some way. I want you to comment and share your experience with any of these methods. If you have another great way to get free internet traffic just let me know!