Three Powerful Methods for Driving Free Web Traffic to a New Site

by A.D Paterson on 24/09/2010

If you’re looking for information on getting free web traffic to your newly created site, you’re in the right place, because this is just what you’ve been searching for.

Below, we’re going to look at three tips to help you get traffic to your site with as little fuss as possible.

To start with, we’re going to be talking about what type of site to use. Next, we’re going to be looking at what you need to do to it to get the search engines interested. Finally, we’re going to finish up with what you need to be putting on your site to get the traffic flowing in.

After reading this article, you’re going to have a better understanding of the sort of site to setup, a key optimisation step, and how to get people coming back for more.

First off, let’s discuss the type of site you should be starting.

There is a misunderstanding about the time, effort, or money, you should be putting into your site to get it up and running. Websites don’t have to be created by expensive design companies in order to be effective, in fact, some really basic sites are getting a load of visitors each day, and are making a lot of money into the bargain.

You should start out with a blog. Blogs are quick and easy to setup, they can either be free to create using Blogger, or they can be setup from the CPanel of your hosting account. Setting up a blog on your own hosting account may sound difficult, but by going to the ‘Fantastico’ section, and following a few simple instructions, you can have it up and running within minutes.

Next, we’re looking at what you need to do to get the search engines to visit your blog.

Most people just use the standard ‘out-of-the-box’ blog templates and hope that they’re going to be enough. To a certain extent they are, but there is so much more that you can do to help things along.

There are a number of free plugins that will help you with the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) of your blog. The best plugin to get started with is the Platinum SEO Plugin. This plugin will allow you to make your ‘Home Page’ more search engine friendly, and let you do things like tell the search engines what they shouldn’t be indexing, and how your titles should be formatted.

There are many other plugins that will help you to optimise your blog to get traffic, but it’s always best to start with one or two and see how they go – the others can always be added later.

Finally, we want to keep them coming back for more.

Above almost anything else, when trying to get free web traffic, content is the key. The content doesn’t have to be the best that any one will ever find on the net, but it should have enough information to satisfy the people reading it, and it should have enough of the keywords that you want the search engines to rank you for.

Worse than not having the keywords used enough, is having them used far too often – it will be seen as keyword spamming. The balance can be difficult to judge at first, but a good rule of thumb is to have the main keyword mentioned in the title, the very first sentence, and the very last sentence. For the rest of the article use it sparingly, or, better still, use your other related keywords, instead.

Write your articles as often as possible, and keep giving people information that they’ll want to keep coming back to read.

There we have it. Admittedly there are far more things that you can do to get free web traffic to your site (like submitting articles to article directories and linking back in the bio to your site), but those would take several more articles to cover – but it’s always best to start with the basics, and make sure you master them, before trying anything more ambitious.

Now get out there and start doing it, and you’ll soon have that free web traffic heading to your new site.

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