Today I wanted to make a quick post about my 5 top sources of free traffic I've been using for the past months with awesome results.
These sources of traffic are mostly free.
They are all about positioning, bringing big amounts of qualified traffic and converting them into leads.
And in order to achieve that you need to provide value.
In fact, I've heard before that “Your best content shouldn't be on your blog”.
And that's exactly what we are going to talk about on this episode.
Forums are a great way to drive traffic since they gather a lot of people interested in one topic, under one roof.
To find forums to post to, we'll need to do some research on Google:
Here are some more footprints you can use:
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Some of the good things about forums is that you can provide value, answer questions and leave a link (for the most part) to your page.
Another powerful and free way of bringing in traffic is blog comments.
However, this needs to be taken seriously and from a value-providing standpoint.
Every time you comment on someone else's blog you need to be insightful and provide further valuable content.
And be respectful of other people's work.
To find good blogs to post to, head to Alltop.com
As I've spoken before, press releases are a great way to drive traffic to your site.
They are also an awesome source of backlinks.
So if you want to know more about press releases, head over to this post.
One of the best way of getting your word out there is to be featured in other people's blog.
That's called Guest Blogging or Outreach, and basically means you will providing good content on other people's websites.
This will in return bring in traffic and authority to your business.
I'd look for posts that have lots of tweets, shares and +1s. This usually means the post has a lot of traffic and interaction!
I usually use Buzzsumo for that.
I would take it a bit further though.
If you want to truly generate a relationship within your industry (which I strongly encourage you to do), you should also invite people to post on your blog.
This also applies to Facebook or Google Plus Communities.
When giving away value and sharing on these communities you can gain a lot of traction.
So don't be afraid to send out your best content to these sites.
And join groups, interact, vote and comment. That's the best way to grow a profile.
I hope it helps you guys!
Hernan Vazquez is a digital marketing trainer and consultant that built several 7 figure businesses from scratch. He specializes in helping business and students grow their online businesses through the use of Sales Funnels, Paid Advertising and Email Marketing.