There is one rule that always applies when it comes to generating income for your website: A steady flow of quality targeted traffic. If your site has no visitors then you stand little chance of generating an income. Many websites have tried to exist without getting quality targeted traffic and failed in doing so, the result is always the same, the website ends up failing. It takes money to maintain an income generating website and many people don’t realize that, however, you don’t have to break the bank to generate quality traffic for your site.
Have you ever wondered how sites that get lots of quality targeted traffic do it? Most of them are spending tons of money to drive the traffic to their sites, they investing in multiple advertising campaigns and different forms of marketing to drive the quality traffic to their website. This is of course worthwhile as they are big sites that receive tons of quality targeted traffic.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to run big advertising campaigns to get quality targeted traffic to your website. If you don’t have their resources there are many ways to generate low cost website traffic without having to spend what you don’t have or can’t afford and many times these large advertising campaigns do not accomplish what you may need. Many people have banked on high cost methods and have ended up losing their shirt over it.
Here I am going to explain the Top five ways to generate low cost website traffic that could help boost your website earnings. Even if you only get a small percentage of successful visitors to your website, these are all low cost or free methods for obtaining website traffic and therefore well worth looking into.
This is a sure and proven method that many website owners have used in the past. Rarely do you see a website that does not have a link to another site. Many webmasters are willing to exchange links with one another so that they could produce more public awareness about their sites and generate more website traffic. You’ll soon see and feel the sudden upsurge of the traffic coming in to your site from other sites that have a link to your site. A major prerequisite in exchanging links with other sites is having the same niche or content as the other site that you want to exchange links with. They should share a common subject so that there is continuity in the content and information between the two websites. Exchanging links also boosts your chances of getting a high ranking in search engine results. It is common knowledge that search engines ranks high sites that have inbound and outbound theme-related links. With a good ranking position in the search engines, you will generate more quality targeted traffic to your website without the high costs associated with advertising.
This is like exchanging links but on a different level. This may cost a bit more than exchanging or trading links but could be made cheaper earning credits while surfing other peoples websites. These credits are then used to have your website displayed to others. You both benefit from each other’s efforts to generate traffic. The other sites visitors can go to your pages and know more about your site as well as you learning about their websites. Once again the public awareness of your sites existence is boosted. It must be noted that this really only works for certain websites and will most likely get you banned from your Google AdSense account. Most people are doing the same thing you would be doing, clicking to get credits and not showing interest in the websites being viewed.
Write and Submit Articles
There are many e-zines and online encyclopedias on the internet which provides free space for articles to be submitted and made available to millions. If you want to save costs, you can do the articles yourself which is typically the best idea, however, if you do not have the time there are many freelance writers who are willing to write for you for a small fee. Write articles that are themed along with the niche of your site and its content. You should also stick to writing about something that you have expertise on so that when your visitors read it, they can identify with your knowledge about the subject and will be eager to visit your site again and again. Write articles that produce tips and guidelines to the subject or niche your site is involved in and make sure to include a resource box at the end of your article that links directly to your website. Write a little about yourself and your site. If you provide a light, information-laden and interesting article, they will go to your to your website to find out more.
Make a Newsletter.
This may sound like hard work because of all the articles you may need to use to build a newsletter but on the contrary, this is not so. There are many writers and sites that are willing to provide free article as long as they can credit for the articles as well as backlinks. This provides free advertising for them. As your newsletter gets pass around, you can widen your public awareness and build an opt-in list that can draw regular quality targeted traffic your website.
Join Online Communities and Forums
This only requires your time and nothing else. You can share your knowledge and expertise with many online communities as well as your website. You can get free advertising when you go to forums that have the same subject or niche with your site. Share your thoughts about a specific subject and let them see how knowledgeable you are. As your reputation for having specific knowledge on a subject grows the better the reputation for your website will become.
These are just some ideas for you to use to generate low-cost quality targeted traffic to your website, these are alternatives to the higher priced advertising campaigns that are available and do often work. Experiment with the different options and find out what works best for you.