It’s a problem all website owners and marketers have daily. The struggle to get traffic to your shiny website that took you ages to design. My advice is to think outside the box and use little known unorthodox traffic sources available to us all. Here are my top website traffic generation techniques.
You can increase web traffic and make sure it is targeted traffic, and what is more all of the following methods won’t cost you a single penny, so it will be free web traffic in return for a little effort on your part.
1/ Join a forum or online community that fits your website or site you are promoting, post to the groups and build a reputation as an expert in your chosen field. Use your signature line or whatever method they allow to plug your website url. It is amazing how fast this method will get people visiting your website and what is more it is laser targeted traffic because if you choose your forum well they are pre sold on what you have to offer.
2/ Unorthodox traffic means by definition methods the crowd do not use. Try writing a short report or e-book about the subject your site covers. It doesn’t need to be long 7 or 8 pages made into a pdf or e-book with unobtrusive links to your site or the page you want to promote. If there’s one thing I have discovered during my 4 years on line marketing my sites it’s that this method works! It will build traffic virally and exponentially, free traffic and again laser targeted web traffic for years to come. Give your report away free and give the people you give it to the right to do the same.
3/ One web traffic driving method I use now is MySpace. Create an account on MySpace dot com and seek out friends who share similar interests. Blog about your interests and ideas on your own MySpace Blog and provide links to your website . The more friends that share similar interests with you the more web hits and site visitors or traffic you will get. Also when you have something important or a new product to share you can send a bulletin to your friends, in effect your own spam free opt in list of warm prospects worth it’s weight in gold.
4/ Make sure your content of your site is unique i.e written by you, and for maximum traffic that it contains keywords or keyword phrases that your customers are looking for. This serves two purposes, good keyword density i.e mentioning your keywords within your content will get you good rankings on the major search engines. It’s free traffic its targeted traffic if you write your own content it will stop you being penalised for duplicate content. Which can get your site buried or excluded from search results. Plus if its entertaining and informative it will get you repeat traffic as people bookmark your site and if your visitors find your site useful and entertaining they will pass recommendations on to friends. This may not seem like unorthodox traffic and may seem even obvious, but it is amazing how many online marketers or website owners disregard or do not pay enough attention to this web traffic technique.
5/ Offline traffic generation methods. All of us are guilty of this even me. For years I was blinkered into doing everything on line then I tried placing a very small classified ad in a national newspaper, I mean very small it was basically just my website URL, and the cost was negligible. The traffic it brought to my site was amazing and it is a traffic generation method I use regularly. Find any method you can use to get your message in front of your customers if your websites target is quite local try a small local ad at a local sports venue shops leaflets anything that gets your site address in front of someone’s eyes. Trust me this unorthodox traffic technique will surprise you with the amount of site visitors it generates.
I hope these unorthodox traffic methods help you to get the website visitors you deserve. Do one thing per day use one website promotion method per day, and like planting seeds you will be surprise how fast your web traffic grows, until you increase web traffic to a level that will bring sales and success you have been striving for.