Many people spend hundreds or even thousands on advertising to gain exposure to their website or blog. There is no need to put yourself into the red with outrageous advertising expenses. Lets discuss the top five free ways to increase traffic to your website or blog.
1. Yahoo Answers
First, you must have a yahoo account with yahoo.com. Most people already do but if you do not it only takes a few minutes to sign up for one. Next, go to www.answers.yahoo.com. Using the search feature, search for questions about the subject that your website or blog covers. Answer those questions and leave a link to your website or blog for more information. This will get you direct traffic with the users who are using yahoo answers. After some time it will also be picked up by the major search engines giving you secondary traffic as well.
2. Responding to Blog Posts
You must search for and visit blogs related to the subject your blog or website covers. Post a comment on these blogs and include a link back to your website or blog. Make sure your comment is relavent and useful to the blog post. Otherwise it will just appear to users to be spam.
Complete a search for the wikipedia page that discusses the topic that your website/blog covers. Then add a discussion on wikipedia discussing something about the topic that hasn’t already been addressed. Include a link to your website/blog for users to obtain more information.
Myspace.com is an easy way to connect to thousands of people. First, create a myspace page focused around the topic your website or blog covers. After you create your page search for friends with similar interests. For example, if your website or blog is geared towards beanie baby collectors, search for friends who have beanie babies listed as one of their interests. Create links throughout your Myspace page leading to your website or blog. When your blog or website is updated be sure to create a My Space bulletin to let your My Space friends know.
5. Article Writing
Write an article related to the topic of your website or blog and publish it online through www.associatedcontent.com. Do not forget to place links to your website or blog throughout the article. Associated Content is picked up by all the major search engines so you will pick up both direct and secondary traffic using this method.
If you follow these five simple tips, you will have traffic flowing into your website or blog in no time. Best of all you will still have your money in your pocket!