Top 10 Free Ways to Get More Visitors to Your Own WebSite and Blogs

Optimize your web site for Google - Let’s start with Google so that it gets out of our way. I am sure that you all agree that the best and hardest way to get free traffic is by optimizing your web site for Google.

Don’t forget about Yahoo and Bing - Yahoo and Bing may not have the market share of Google, but a top position in either Bing or Yahoo can bring in a good number of visitors. I have web sites that rank on the first positions for popular keywords on both Google and Bing and although the traffic I get from Bing is ¼ of what I get from Google, it is still a good source of free traffic.

Get More Visitors to Your Own WebSite and Blogs


Add your web site to the Chrome web store - The chrome web store is a fantastic source of free traffic and yet many webmasters are not taking advantage of it. It is very easy to add your web site to the Chrome Store and the traffic you can get is free and continuous. If you are not familiar of the chrome web store read my previous post which also includes a case study on traffic gains.

Create a mobile version of your web site - more users are searching the web using their mobile phones. The numbers of mobile searches are increasing dramatically and you just can’t ignore them.

Create an Android native app and publish it to the Google Play Store - You can create an android app and publish it to the Google Play store, users will download your app and some will visit your website.  I am a big fan of this method for getting free traffic and it works very well. Do you know that there are more than 15 million new android users per day? What does this means in terms of traffic?

Create an android app and publish to the Amazon store - Amazon had great success with Kindle and they decided to create their own application store (Amazon appstore). The concept is the same as described above with publishing an application on Google Play store.You create a free app and publish on the Amazon store. People download the app and some of those users will visit your web site to get more information.

Guest post on high traffic web sites - Many people believe that guest posting is about getting links but this shouldn’t be the case. The main reason of why you should guest post to another website is the traffic benefits and not getting a link pointing to your website. A guest post on a trusted website may rank high as well and this will create a steady flow of free traffic to your site.

Keep your content fresh - Keep it fresh and keep it relevant’, this was Google’s reply on the importance of having fresh content on your website.

Engage with Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, YouTube, LinkedIn) -
Social media platforms are getting popular day by day and if you don’t have a clear strategy of what you want to achieve, you many end up losing your time without having a real benefit.

 Post a presentation on slideshare.net - Have you heard of slideshare.net? If not go and check it out. Basically it is a website where you can upload and share a presentation. The good news about Slideshare is that it has a lot of traffic so if you make a good presentation it will be seen by thousands of people and some of them will visit your website as well.

Other sources of free traffic - SEO Expert BloggerRama describe a few more sources of traffic in my post, how to increase web site traffic, but the bottom line in all methods is the same. You need to find out where your potential users hangout online and give them a few good reasons to visit your web site.

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