Internet Business is dead without website traffic. It is true that traffic is lifeblood of any internet business. A good business plan, with hot product and with good looking website is not going to make any profit online if there is not a steady stream of traffic to the website.
Internet history has proved that ugly websites with huge traffic are most profit full websites online. So I warn you that do not waste time, energy and money on just web design. I have seen new business owners, spending big bucks, and several months just creating good looking website and when it comes to the traffic generation they are already exhausted and they have no more budget to spend.
If you have budget for advertising, a website with great copy which has good conversion rate, and you have also hot product then pay per click traffic is best way to go. It is fast, proven and bring targeted traffic which means more sales. It costs money but with a great copy and product this method will make you rich online fast.
Now we come to proven free traffic methods, when you are short at budget, or you want to benefit from free traffic streams online, following are three proven ways to increase website traffic without spending a dime.
1. Search engine traffic with simple SEO strategy
Search engine optimization seems difficult and hard game to get free traffic from search engines. But I tell you from my own experience that it is not that hard. It is doable and I have done this for my and my clients' sites again and again.
Yes It takes some time and some effort from your part. You have to know what you are doing, and you have to be consistent with your SEO strategies.
There are three top search engines, Google, Yahoo and MSN. When you will start SEO, Google will not even notice you so do not be discouraged, but MSN will start sending you traffic within some days. Then if you keep applying your SEO strategies, Google will start ranking your site higher and higher. As I said already that you have to be persistent to get real free traffic from search engines.
2. Write articles and submit to the article directories
This is another proven free traffic method. You build incoming links for your website, you build your brand, and you get direct traffic from Article Directories, from the Publishers who publish your articles and also search engines rank your site higher due to more quality incoming links for your website.
3. Related forums and communities
Online forums and discussion communities are free to join. It is best method to attract the targeted traffic to your website and present your product to the users who are already interested in the topic.
You just have to locate the related forums which cater your target market, register there, and take part in the forum discussions, be the expert, do not spam, just be very helpful to the community, and they will start looking for your products, and will actually buy from you. It is time tested and proven way to get more free traffic and more sales.
So you learned three free traffic methods in this article, SEO, article marketing and forum marketing, I suggest you implement these traffic tactics in your traffic strategies marketing plan.
For example you can plan that you will write at least one article per day. You will post in the forums everyday, and you will check and improve your search engines positions every day, or twice a week.
After all it is action from your part which will make difference. Otherwise everyone knows that how to get free traffic, but they will not get a single visitor if they do not apply the knowledge they have about traffic tactics.
Take action today, do not delay for another day, you will loose traffic that is more lost sales and profits.