One of the major issues bloggers and web masters face and need to tackle is how to get traffic to your blog or website.
If your blog is not getting enough traffic, it cannot be able to generate the expected revenue or income you need for your blog and this makes it a very necessary factor to look into and tackle.
In this post am going to show you about 10 ways in which you can get free traffic to your blog, this post is written in a concise and comprehensive manner to make it easier for you to understand especially if you are a beginner and you are not yet sure on how you can get more traffic to your blog without having to spending more.
But know that free traffic can fail at times, and you need to invest in your traffic the more as you generate more income from your blog.
So without any further ado let’s get started….
Yahoo answers is a community driven question and answer site that allows its users to submit or ask questions to be answered and as well answer questions asked by other users.
In Yahoo answer, you will be able to ask anything you like, be it under the sun including the sun as well, and get answers from real people.
All you just need is a yahoo account to sign up. You can click here to do that.
You just sign up and get points by answering questions. By doing this you use it to refer people back to your blog to get traffic. You have to make sure you submit a convincing answer which will make the readers to check out your blog.
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, which is created by volunteers around the world and is hosted by Wikimedia Foundation.
It is the largest and most popular general reference medium on the World Wide Web, and it is one of the most popular websites ranked by Alexa
Wikipedia is also a great channel to draw traffic to your blog. You just add your blog links to your posts either by editing or creating new ones.
You should know that If your article or post is not of quality, another person or user can remove it. The links are no follow but can drive quality traffic to your blog.
If you can get many followers on twitter or you already have larger amount of followers, it would be a great advantage to your blog.
Twitter is an American online news and social network on which users post, update and interact with messages which is known as “tweets”.
Tweeting is posting a short message for anyone who is following you on Twitter, with the hope that your messages and posts are useful, resourceful and interesting to your audience.
Just know what your audience love to hear about and always give it to them.
Who doesn’t know about Facebook? Even our parents are now online here.
To clear all doubts though, facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company.
It’s a social networking platform where users can post, engage with each other, comment, share photos and post links and other interesting content on the internet.
To drive traffic to your blog using facebook, you can create Facebook groups and pages, and then use them to generate traffic to your blog. Even your facebook timeline is a great traffic source however Facebook put limits on that.
If you spend more time online, there are chances that you have heard about Reddit. Reddit is also an American social news platform, web content rating and discussion website.
Any registered member submit their content to the website such as links, images and, text posts which are voted up or down by other members.
Reddit is one of the best forums in the world, it can help generate traffic to your site when you constantly share your posts there.
Know that you can only post on Reddit after 24 hours from the time you registered and they also control the number of posts you can submit in a day. That is to make the site less congested.
Google Plus, also known as Google+ is also a social networking service from Google. It’s a platform that is focused on bringing all of Google platforms together for its users to enjoy.
Google Plus is a widely used traffic source. Which has millions of daily users, using google+ would help generate much traffic and views to your site, especially if you have grown a large base of followers.
you can optimize and setup your site to appear in google search engine queries, Google is the wildly used traffic source for almost every website on the internet. You can be getting an outstanding and lots of organic traffic from google alone.
However it cannot be achieved easily as there are so many things which are involved in other to rank top on google.
That is another topic altogether but you must ensure you have a good domain authority, obtain a MOZ rank, back links, page authority and many other things.
Blog commenting is the relationship between blogs, bloggers and its readers. In SEO it’s the process of posting comments on other web pages with a backlink directed back to your website.
This is a great way to exchange ideas, opinions and thoughts about what people feel for a particular topic or post on your blog. Commenting on other people’s blog especially authority blogs helps your blog to get more traffic and makes it more social.
Dropping meaningful and relevant comments on other people’s blog can help you getting your own noticed. But we all hate spam and so you should avoid spamming others.
It will not only annoy the owner of the blog but will show that you are traffic hungry and desperate individual, bring down the quality of your blog and chase away potential visitors.
A forum is known as an online discussion platform. Using forums to make discussion interaction and awareness allows participants who has common interests to exchange ideas with each other.
Posting in forums such as Nairaland can help you come up the top of the search engine. Yes, you direct visitors from Google to Nairaland and then back to your blog since Nairaland already has a ground in Google search results. You just need to keep posting rich and relevant posts on the forum.
Apart from this, you can also get traffic by ordinarily posting and directing the readers in the forum to your blog by adding a signature at the end of your post.
Guest blogging is a method that is used by the owners of blogs to increase traffic to their sites. Guest bloggers offer to write content for other, similar blogs in their niche or industry as guest bloggers
Dropping guest posts on quality blogs like wealthinfotips can fetch you blog visitors and also quality back links.
You just need to write quality posts and submit it to us, we will publish them and credit you for that.
The last but not the least is eBay. It is an online shopping site that is best known for its auctions and consumer to consumer sales. It is also extremely popular for online merchants to use as a sales channel. eBay is one of the most popular ways to buy and sell goods and services on the internet.
When you post about a cheap product and put your blog as the description url. You will generate views to your site as people love free gifts so much.
That’s it guys this are the top 10 free traffic sources that you can use to drive traffic to your blog. For sure there are so many others ways and sources available for you to use, but i will limit it to this ten.
you can use instagram as well to get traffic to your site. If you have a Large followership on Instagram, why not use it and do something meaningful? I use my Instagram page to to advertise my graphics design products, as well promote my blog.
You can use paid adverts which I talked about at the beginning of this post. You can start using paid adverts such as google, facebook, twitter etc once you start make some income from your blog.
So what are you waiting for, go out there and start doing something we the knowledge you have gotten.
Action speaks louder than voice