30 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website

By Nancy Badillo | Promote your blog

Aug 28

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 6.59.41 PMAre you looking to increase traffic to your website? There are many ways to increase traffic to your website. Majority of people believe the only way to driving traffic will cost them money. There are different methods of driving traffic that you pay for, and the majority of them are free. Increasing traffic to your business, website, or blog is the key to building a larger audience. I have enlisted in this post the top ways to increase traffic your website. The benefit of increasing your traffic is to improve visibility, ranking, and increase revenue.

1. Write Articles is one of the most powerful ways to generate traffic for your website. Here is a list of free article sites that I personally use at the given moment.

Squidoo.com
Hubpages.com
Isnare.com
Goarticles.com
Getarticlesdone.com
Ezinearticles.com
Articlecity.com
Technorati.com
Buzzle.com
Suite101.com
Seekingalpha.com
Associatedcontent.com
Examiner.com
Articlesbase.com
Xomba.com
Flixya.com
Bukisa.com
Triond.com
Hellum.com
Oondi.com
Shetoldme.com
Digitaljournal.com

2. Commenting on blogs is another great strategy for generating traffic. When leaving a comment on someone else website make sure the site is relevant to your niche. Other things to take in consideration for your comment to be approve is to provided content, be respectful, and know what your talking about.

3. Social bookmarking is another source for building traffic. Here are my favorite social bookmarking sites.

Twitter
Pinterest
Facebook
Google +
MySpace
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Delicious
Digg
Tweetmeme
Fark
Slashdot
Friendfeed
Clipmarks
Newsvine
LiveJournal
Meet Up
Orkut
MyLife
Ning
Tagged
Deviant Art

4. Facebook Fan Page is a tool to drive traffic to your website. Creating a Facebook Fan page is very easy process and free.

5. Facebook ads are a popular method of buying traffic for your site. Facebook ads provide targeted, demographic, and direct traffic.

6. YouTube is a free marketing channel that everyone should use to drive traffic to their websites. Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine? YouTube is a free online tool we should be using for online marketing.

7. Referral Program is a great way to drive traffic through the word of mouth. Offer your potential customers a discount if they refer your services to their friends.

8. Facebook groups are a great way to promote your blog post to boost your traffic. I join other Facebook groups with relevant topics and start posting my blogs. I get tons of free traffic using Facebook groups.

9. Join a forum group to boost traffic to your site. In the forum group your able to post or answer questions. In a forum group, you can easily become an expert on your field and built credibility. They are forum sites for all types of niches. Here are a couple of forum groups I have using in the past and still use.

Top Forums for SEO

forums.searchenginewatch.com
sitepoint.com/forums/
seoforums.org
seomoz.org/community
forums.digitalpoint.com/
forums.seochat.com
highrankings.com/forum
seo-guy.com/forum/
forums.site-reference.com
seoblackhat.com/forum/

10. Ebay is a great source to drive traffic to your website. Ebay currently has over 60 million customers. How do you generate traffic from Ebay? All you need to do is create a good About Me Page in your Ebay account. In the about me, page Ebay allows to promote your website.

11. Newspaper Ads is another tool to drive traffic to your site. Contact your local newspaper and place an ad.

12. Search Engine Optimization is a terrific way to drive organic traffic. Make sure to optimize your site by taking advantage of keywords and excellent content.

13. Backlinks area great for search engine optimization and driving organic traffic. If your looking to buying high quality backlinks there are many companies where they can be purchase. Here are a couple of companies I have bought backlinks.

Thehoth.com
BruteforceSEO.com
Buildmyrank.com
3waylinks.net
Massarticlesubmitter.net
Onlywire.com

14. Guest posting will help grow your brand and is a popular option to drive traffic. I have included a link with various sites with high ranking that allow guest posting.

Http://blogging.org/blog/sites-that-allow-guest-posting/

15. Investing in E-mail listing will help your website drive tons of traffic. I have enlisted some of the organizations that provide E-mail listing services for a reasonable price.

Aweber
Get Response
Mail Chimp
Constant Contact
Campaigner
Benchmark Email
IContact
Campaign Monitor
Jango Mail
Boomerang
Ezine Director
Jango Mail

16. Free E-book is another way to drive traffic to your site. The e-book is a free incentive for customers to return to your site and add promotional links inside the book. There are many ways to create an e-book for a low cost. I have enlisted a couple of sites to buy or hire someone to create an e-book.

Freelancer
Fiverr
Fastcinco

There are also companies that allow buying private label rights. These companies let you buy the e-book and let you change the title, content, author info, and even sell them and keep every penny.

Master-resale-rights.com
Plrebooks.co.uk
Sallys-ebooks.co.uk
Floodle.net
Plwholesaler.com

17. Clickbank helps promote your product and increases your website traffic. Majority of the traffic will be from affiliate marketers. Affiliate marketers sign up to promote your product sending traffic to your website.

18. Flickr is a free tool to drive traffic to your site. Anyone that uses an image through your Flickr account has to give an image credit which will drive free traffic your site.

19. Create a blog and drive traffic to your website.

20. Sign up for answer websites. The answer websites are a place where people place questions about specific niches who are trying to find an answer. Becoming the expert at the answer websites will drive free traffic to your site. I have enlisted some of the sites you can sign up for free to drive organic traffic.

Answers.yahoo.com
Ask.com
Allexperts.com
Answers.com
Blurit.com
Anybodyoutthere.com
Funadvice.com
Askville.com
Askmehelpdesk.com
Answerbank.com
Answerly.com
Answerbag.com
Friendfeed.com

21. Use Podcasting to drive traffic to your website. Podcasting is one of the newest crazes over the Internet. Podcasting is continually growing daily, and its a great way to get your website traffic.

22. RSS Feeds on your website will also help promote traffic. The RSS Feeds are one of the most powerful traffic driving tools a blogger can use to create backlinks and rank higher in the search engines. Feedburner allows blog owners to create and manage their RSS Feeds.

23. Web 2.0 Sites have huge traffic and are a great way to drive free organic traffic. I have enlisted some of my favorite Web 2.0 Sites.

Ehow.com
Typepad.com
Yelp.com
Blogger.com
Photobucket.com
Wordpress.com
Craiglist.com
Wikipedia.com
Blogcode.com
Blinklist.com
Techcrunch.com

24. Email Signature. All of your emails should have your website address in the bottom.

25. Business Cards are another great form of getting free traffic. Provide everyone you meet with a business card with your website address. I have enlisted some of the top sites to buy business cards.

Vista Print
123 Print
Zazzle
Businesscards 24
Go Print
Juke Box
Overnight Prints
Print Runner
Uprinting

26. Search Engine Directory. Increase your visibility by adding your website to search engine directory. I have compose of the top search engines to add your website.

Yahoo
Google
Bing
DMOZ
Alta Vista
Go
Hotbot
Galazy
Lycos
Alexa Internet
27. Place ads on Micro Websites. Using micro websites to drive hoards of targeted traffic to your website. Here are my favorite micro websites.

Fiverr
Yooker
Fascinco
Tenbux
Zeerk
Gigbucks
Dealerr
Gighour
Taskarmy
Zeerk
Mturk

28. Advertise on outsourcing sites. Offer your product or services to different countries. I have enlisted my favorite outsourcing companies.

Freelancer
Odesk
Elance

29. Create an interactive community in your blog. Adding a blog comment field on your website will allow for everyone to join the conversation. In return make sure to respond to everyone comment Google loves interaction. A great plugin I used for WordPress is Comment Luv.

30. Sign up for free Gravator account. Every time you leave a comment on blogs your picture and website address will automatically appear.

 

Image Credit [ clockworkscafe ]

About the Author

Nancy has a vast background in PPC and SEO. Feel free to visit her site NancyBadillo.com Be sure to stay updated with her most recent posts on PPC.org about the latest changes and trends in online search marketing.

James McAllister August 28, 2013

I love how you put the most important one first. Simply writing articles is one of the best things you can do to drive long term traffic to your website. Sure, social media and such will bring in a boost in traffic for the short term, but natural organic traffic gained from writing articles is what’s going to bring you visitors for years to come.

    Nancy Badillo August 28, 2013

    Hi James,

    Thanks for reading my post! I do agree with you writing articles is a great method to drive tons of traffic to your website.

Ryan Biddulph August 28, 2013

Tremendous list Nancy because you covered many proven, systematic ways to connect with your audience by boosting traffic. If you promote aggressively through as many channels as possible you can draw in a massive audience. Thanks!

    Nancy Badillo August 30, 2013

    Hi Ryan,

    Thank you for reading my post! I do agree, the best technique is to promote aggressively to receive a mass audience.

Mia Taylor August 29, 2013

Hi Nancy,

Brilliant give away!. Thank you for the list

    Nancy Badillo August 30, 2013

    Hi Mia,

    Thank you reading my post!

Riza August 29, 2013

That’s a long list. Anyway, there’s no one way that would work for all types of businesses online, and so what better way to help than to give lots of tips on how to drive traffic. I’ve seen some on the list that are popularly used, while others are totally new to me. Nice!

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    Nancy Badillo August 30, 2013

    Hi Riza,

    Thanks for sharing the list! I appreciate your feedback!

Maddy August 29, 2013

I think SEO with unique and high quality content is the best way to get good traffic. If traffic from search engines are retained and we made them direct traffic, nothing can compete this method. Because direct traffic is the best way to be safe from search engine penalties like a panda and penguin. Also branding is another good option to play on the safe side.

Edson Hale August 29, 2013

Slideshare is another great free option to attract traffic on your blog or website; you just need to convert your article or post into a presentation format and upload it on slide share website by first getting yourself registered. You will get huge traffic from there if you put headings and subheadings of your presentation with keywords and longtailed keywords of your niche

    Nancy Badillo August 30, 2013

    Hi Edson,

    Thanks for reading my post. Slideshare is a great option to attract visitors. Great points when uploading a slideshare. Thanks again.

Eli Sultanov August 29, 2013

yea, your right, its hard to drive traffic on your own so you need help from those giants

    Nancy Badillo August 30, 2013

    Hi Eli,

    Thanks for reading my post.

raman bathina August 29, 2013

There are no words to said about this article.Just follow the article that is the main thing now to get huge traffic with these huge list of traffic generation websites.Off course lot of content also need to do this work.Nice article.

    Nancy Badillo August 30, 2013

    Hi Raman,

    Thank you for your kind words.

Oscar Frank August 29, 2013

This article is really a bomb shell. I’m glad I came across it, thanks for dropping by.

    Nancy Badillo August 30, 2013

    Hi Oscar,

    Thanks for reading my post and awesome comment!

Anil Tiwari August 30, 2013

Thanks for sharing such a worthy article that is so much helpful for webmasters to increase the successive traffic to websites.
Really it works very well to increase website traffic and Google PR.

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Anil,

    Thank you for the wonderful comment! I am glad you enjoy the article!

santosh August 30, 2013

great article nancy many sources of driving traffic are there and plenty no. of useful sites which helps u in that. thanks for sharing this. :-)

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Santosh!

    Thank you for reading the post. I am glad you found the list useful!

Muhammad Saleem August 30, 2013

Hi Nancy,
This is a great post because in this post I found so many sites which hidden from me so thanks for sharing them. But why you not include slideshare as I am using it and getting good results.

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hello Muhammad,

    I will include slideshares! Thanks for the suggestion :-)

suryabhan4 August 30, 2013

hey Nancy
thanks for such nice article and for such great information , i hardly know about the 4-5 tips that you have mention, the best part i love about article is the list of the free article sites.

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi,

    I am glad the article was useful especially the list of articles!

Sameer Suri August 30, 2013

Very genuine tips, I appreciate it. Thanks for sharing :)

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Sameer,

    Thanks for the feedback!

Lucian August 30, 2013

And, of course, write good articles on your own website, probably the most important thing to start with :)

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Lucian,

    Yes, writing quality content on your site is a great way to drive and keep those visitors.

Shariful Islam Razu August 30, 2013

Hello Nancy Badillo, First thanks for writing this awesome article about seo. I am newbie in seo and want to learn some thing really great. I think i just found what i need about drive traffic to my blog. Thanks for sharing…

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Shariful!,

    Your very welcome. I am so glad the post was useful for you. Good luck with SEO!

Hemu August 30, 2013

The article is really loooooong. thanks for sharing this huge list of article submission websites.

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Hemu,

    Your very welcome! Thanks for sharing your feedback.

anubhav mishra August 31, 2013

thanks for this wonder ful post i will do the same ,but first i will register on Gravator ,thankyou very much.

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Anubhav,

    Sure thing. Gravator is awesome!

Qasim August 31, 2013

Hi Nancy,

Traffic is much important for website or blogs, thanks for sharing these ways. Also you can use social media exchange platforms like Viralcontentbuzz, Justretweet and Msocialh to get extra social shares from like minded people.

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Qasim,

    Thanks for your feedback! I will note those new additions!

Himanshu August 31, 2013

Great tips, Learn something new this time specially eBay tip….. Thanks

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Himanshu,

    Thanks for reading the post!!!

rajat September 2, 2013

hello nancy
really nice points you have mentioned to drive the traffic as i am new to blogging i must consider these tips thnx for sharing it will share it with my other blogger friends too which are new to blogging
regrds
rajat kapoor

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Rajat,

    Thanks for sharing my post!

Rajesh Jhamb September 2, 2013

Hello Nancy
I love the way you write article about how to drive traffic to blog.
this is beneficial article for all bloggers who are struggling to get traffic.
Thanks for sharing such a great post.

    Nancy Badillo September 3, 2013

    Hi Rajesh,

    Your very welcome! Thank you for reading my post.

Hari P V September 7, 2013

I think SEO with unique and high quality content is the best way to get good traffic. If traffic from search engines are retained and we made them direct traffic, nothing can compete this method. Because direct traffic is the best way to be safe from search engine penalties like a panda and penguin. Also branding is another good option to play on the safe side.

Nancy Badillo September 16, 2013

Hi Hari,

Thank you for reading my post and your suggestions! I do agree, writing high quality content and SEo will help you drive tons of free organic traffic!

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