If you are going to rely on free traffic sources for your advertising and marketing methods, then you should make sure that you do a variety of them so that when Google changes it’s algorithm again, you are not in jeopardy of losing everything as so many people have done before you. There are software programs designed by shady people to try to manipulate the ranking system and people have been using them to gain top spots for their keywords. This creates an unfair advantage over those who cannot afford to pay for these services so Google keeps track of these things and does a sweep every so often, changing things up and knocking down anything it doesn’t like.
Many people still swear by the free traffic methods and I use many of them myself with much success. But you really need to do your research, learn how to implement each program or method before you start and spend the time to do it right.
Keyword research and analysis is something that MUST be learned and mastered unless you have the money to hire a Virtual Assistant or SEO team to help you get and stay ranked for what you want to be known and found for.
Here is a list of some of the popular free traffic methods you can use
Traffic exchanges (Traffic Splash, Easy Hits 4 U)
List Building Sites (ListJoe, List Builder Maximizer)
Free Classifieds (Kijjiji Craigslist)
Joining free giveaway events also help you to grow your email list. You can find a list of these events to join by doing a Google search.
There are many other popular places to try online and they all have their pros and cons. If you have lots of time and hardly any money, these routes are excellent ways to get going with bringing in more traffic. But they are time consuming and if you have a service business, chances are, you need to be working as much as possible.
If you have any free marketing methods that have been working for you, I would love to hear about it. Just leave a comment below.
Also, stay tuned for our next post on “Using Webinars for Traffic and Sales” for more tips and tricks to get you bringing in more traffic and sales to build your business.
To your success,