This is a guest blog post written by Dave Whitworth.
In the early days of your websites life you might wonder where your next visitor is coming from!
You thought you had done all the hard work in building your site. Surely it is only time before floods of traffic crash your server? (If only)
Giving up is not an option but what is wrong, is it you, is it the content on your site, just what are you doing wrong?
Well the truth of the matter is that you are probably not doing much wrong at all! Some sites take years before they become popular but that’s not very comforting as you need traffic now. Well the good news is with a little patience and a proven traffic generation strategy you can soon create a flow of traffic to any website.
This is of course assuming that you are offering something that people want? If so it is only a matter of letting them know where to find it.
You can spend a fortune on paying for traffic and in my experience it is an area which should be approached with caution. An ill advised campaign here and some vastly overpriced keywords there and you will very soon be soon over budget and probably out of pocket.
Using free methods of traffic generation can be time consuming and require you putting in some effort but unless you have a huge budget, going down the route of free targeted traffic is always the best option.
You have probably tried some free traffic methods and had some success but gave up because you weren’t sure what worked best for you, here’s 3 methods I have found to work very well.
Dave’s 3 Top Traffic Tips:-
1, Blog & Forum Commenting – This is a fantastic way to generate free traffic back to your website. Simply look for blogs & forums related to your niche and submit quality comments.
Both blog commenting and forum posting can bring lots of targeted traffic to your site but for me forum posting just edges it.
When you comment on a blog, that post soon moves down and sometimes out of the picture quicker than a forum post. With a forum post, you can join a thread that stays around for as long as people post comments to it.
There is an art to forum posting and if you just go along and say ‘nice one’ or ‘that’s just what I was looking for’ you will just get ignored.
Provide quality comments on blogs and forums and you will get noticed. Provide thought provoking topics on a popular forum and you can have thousands of eyeballs on your signature following your link back to your site. There are actually people on the Warrior Forum who do exactly this and earn a full time income from this type of traffic generation method alone.
2, Article Writing – Some people think this is no longer a good way to drive free traffic but let me assure you it is. As long as you write interesting articles for humans to read and not some spammy re-spun article that is worthless to anyone reading it.
Article writing should be approached as if you were telling an interesting story. It could be a story which leads you from title to author resource box by giving a solution to a problem but above all it should leave the reader wanting more. When writing an article don’t hold back, share everything you know and this will make people interested in your paid offers.
3, Writing Guest Articles For Blogs – Blog owners love unique quality content for their blogs and if you can get your articles published on other marketers blogs this will help get the word out about your website/offer. Again your article should be the best quality it can be and it should also be 100% unique for the blog it is published on.
Make sure you tell the blog owner that your article will be written exclusively for their blog and explain any benefits this will bring and you will find many blog owners take you up on your offer. I know this method works as you are reading my article on John’s blog 🙂
There you go, 3 simple traffic generation techniques that will provide your website with all the traffic it can handle.
These 3 methods are just a few of the tried and tested methods used in the 30 Day Traffic Flow System. I designed it when my own traffic generating attempts began to frustrate me. There are many methods of traffic generation inside the member’s area and a spreadsheet which when used on a daily basis will let you know how you are doing against your targets. Not all methods of targeted traffic generation work for everyone and you can soon drop the ones that are not working and increase the ones that are.
As the name suggests you will create a flow of traffic within 30 days. Depending on your efforts this flow could turn into a flood. You do have to put some effort into it, but once set up, you can pick and choose your battles.
If you are struggling to get targeted traffic to your site or offer 30 Day Traffic Flow could be just what you need. There are many reports inside which could easily sell individually for more than the price of the whole system!
This was a guest post written by Dave Whitworth, partner at http://www.30daytrafficflow.com