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How To Drive Traffic To Your Website For Free With Blog Content

 

 

Entrepreneurs are now using the internet to promote their businesses. More technologically-savvy business owners have even put upon the responsibilities themselves of reaching out to their captive customers.

You can follow suit by putting up your own blog. But the bigger question is how to increase traffic on your website for free. Here are some ways of capturing that much-needed traffic for your blog:

1. Fresh Content

Getting free traffic for your website can be achieved with the use of Google. When people search something in any search engine, they will most likely just visit the websites that are on the first page of the search engine. You can put your blog to a better rank by frequently updating its contents.

2. Captivating Titles

More visitors to your website can become loyal followers if your content is informative. The question is how to make them visit your site. You can do this by making sure that the titles of these articles are captivating. This will make your visitors want to read your blog.

3. Know Your Audience

You will get more free website traffic by understanding your target audience. Your blog must have a clear theme so that you will know who your target market it. Your content must cater to the needs of your audience. If you wish to target seniors, topics like old age wellness and life after retirement are likely to appeal to them as opposed to sports and latest tech gadgets.

4. Include Keyword

Earlier, it was mentioned that you can use search engines to get free traffic. People will use keywords when they are looking for something in search engines, which is why you have to include it in your website’s
content. Doing this will help search engines understand what your website is about. As a rule, you have to include the keyword in the title and in the 1st or 2nd paragraph of your article.

5. Images and Videos

Images and videos are as important as the content and its title. Studies show that articles with photos are more attractive than ones that do not carry any images. Including keywords in the picture will boost your website’s visibility in the internet. Linking YouTube videos will also drive traffic to your website. But you can boost the message of the video by supplementing it with content.

6. Guest Blogging

You should also volunteer to write for other websites that cater to your target audience. Doing this will increase your traffic since these websites already have their own audience. These audiences will turn to your website for more information. You can also ask other bloggers to write for your website. Not only will they give fresh content to your website, they can also bring with them their own audience, who also turn to your website for additional information.

7. Interviews with Experts

You should interview experts and publish their insight in your website. This will make your website stand out as people will be interested to hear what the expert has to say about your chosen niche. This will also boost your website’s reputation as a credible source of information, and increase traffic. It is also very likely that your resource person will share the content in their own social media.

8. Social Media

More people will visit your website if you promote it through social media. You have to do this each time that you create a new blog. Free website traffic can be achieved by taking time to nurture your website’s visitors. In return, they will endorse your services and your products in their own social media accounts. You can make it easier for them by putting some buttons that allow them to share it in social media. You should also retweet past contents so that new followers of your website can read old articles.

9. Be Responsive

Retaining existing followers is as important as getting new ones. You must be available to attend to their needs by responding to feedback. You should foster an environment that is open to communication. But you have to make sure that proper decorum is still met by everyone in your website’s community. Your website
should also be responsive and accessible to mobile devices and not just by PCs. A user-friendly website will ensure that visitors to stay and check all contents of the website. Your blog should not take a long time to load because an unresponsive website will force readers to check other blogs.

10. Test It

You have to visit your website as though you are a person who is looking for information. You have to see for yourself the kind of experience regular viewers have on your website. You should also visit other blogs and identify the differences. This will give you an idea to what makes your website successful or what makes people visit the other blogs. You also have to know what is trending so that you can incorporate it in your blog.

11. Data Analysis

Always make use of the data provided by Google Analytics. You may already know who your target market is. But knowing their demographics will help you strategically position your website to better suit their  needs.

12. Give Webinars

This is a great way to drive free traffic to your site. Try to promote your webinars through social medias to invite more people. Also, ensure you keep on reminding the participants a week and a day before the said event. Lastly, you also have to put this in the archive so that more recent visitors of your site can check it.

This article just gave you some tips on how to get free website traffic. Following them will help you draw more visitors to your website. It will eventually help you gain a bigger share of the market.

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If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to leave them below. I always reply to my readers! ?

 

Christine

Christine is passionate about building a successful online business and helping others to do the same.

10 Comments

  1. Decent list of things to consider when building a website on how to drive traffic. For me the number 1 option is writing good quality unique content.  If you continue on a schedule of providing decent content you will be found by the search engines and get visitors and you will keep those visitors coming back if you keep up the schedule. Its a lot of work but provides the best route to gaining traffic that you can use. 

    • Hi Mark,Thanks for leaving your comments.

      I agreed with you that writing unique content and keeping a schedule for writing is one of the factors that your visitors will keep coming back for information.

      All the best to you.

      Christine

  2. Awesome tips, I use many of these except for guest blogging, interviews and a few others.

    I’m also a member of WA which is you’re number one recommendation listed below to learn how to make money online. 

    I agree it’s awesome and it’s probably the best place to learn and has the most helpful people in the world.I think a lot of beginners overlook the power of keywords and Google analytics. What I learned at WA really help me with that and hundreds of other things I’m grateful for.

    Thanks, Talk Soon.

    • Thanks for your comments, JohnHB.

      It is good to know that you are using many useful tips mentioned in the article.

      I’m glad that you agreed with me that Wealthy Affiliate is probably the best place to learn affiliate marketing. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

      All the best to you.

      Christine

  3. I enjoyed reading this post, since it is very informative. I have a website myself but I am struggling having good traffic, but I saw in one of those points that having a guest write can help. I will try that out, since every week I have fresh content, and I put my keyword in the 1st paragraph and also in the last one.

    You agree with putting the keyword in the last paragraph?

    Thanks for sharing this post with us!

    • Hi Emmanuel,

      Thank you for reading and finding the information useful.

      It is advisable to put your keywords in the title and 1st paragraph. I do agree with you to put additional keywords on last paragraph.

      All the best to you.

      Christine

  4. This article is very insightful.  So happy it came through.  I like how you simplied it all and with short paragraphs and straight to the point.  I have not read a comprehensive article like this one for a while, giving a step by step how to not only drive traffic but also how one can START a successful online business if they FIRST followed all these steps.  I think before anyone starts this online business, this is the kind of information they need to use and do a research. Thank you once again. Back to the drawing table I go.

    • Hi Niley,

      Thank you for your comment and opinions. I’m glad that you find this article helpful in starting an online business.

      All the best to you.

      Christine

  5. Hi Christine,

    This article contains really valuable information! As a newbie blogger, I have to say that I struggle quite a lot with driving traffic to my site. However, after reading all that information, I’ve found a couple of suggestions that will certainly help me. One of them is Guest Blogging, concerning which I have a question – how does it work? What I mean by that is – how do I know if a site searches for someone to write for them and vice versa, how can I let people know that I search someone to write on my site?

    Thank you in advance,Nick.

    • Hi Nick,
      Thank you for leaving your comments. That’s great, you find the information helpful.
      About guest blogging, you can write a page about your conditions for guest blogger. When someone visit your website and interested in posting an article will contact you.
      It works the same way if you are interested in writing a guest post for other websites.
      All the best to you.

      Christine

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