Sunday, 8 July 2007

How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods
By John Caldecott.

Putting up a company would of course require a lot of things, to get straight to the point, you need a capital. To make money requires money as well. But of course, with the versatility the internet offers, there are many ways you could find that could help optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic.

While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flows, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. Well, you don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.

How sweet it is to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent.  Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent, it may take time, to say honestly, I’m not going to beat around the bush with you. You get better chances by paying for your advertisements, but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I’m about to tell you.

Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss about lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer.  Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.

With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.

You can also make use of newsletters. Provide people with a catalog of your products and interesting and entertaining articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.

Another great idea is trading links with other sites. You don’t have to spend a cent. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. With exchanging links, the efforts both sites do will benefit both sites. Every traffic that goes to the site could potentially click on the link of your site and visit your site as well. This works well especially when both sites feature the same niche.

Write articles that could pique the attention of people that have interest in your product. Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs.  

Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. When people find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article originated. Include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there’s a great probability that they will go to your site.

Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that a content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do your on but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain requirements as well as great quality.
Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.

All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

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Effectively Using Overture/Yahoo To Get Website Visitors
By John Caldecott.

Overture or now known as Yahoo because of Yahoo’s takeover, was the original inventor of the use of the P4P or Pay

for Performance. Overture saw that the internet was fast becoming the easiest and most convenient way to shop, and

advertising was going to hit at an all time high because of the many businesses in the arena.

To get a person to go to a site than others, it needs to be very visible. Providing ads that could direct potential

consumers and costumers to their site would allow them to have an increase in traffic as well as sales. Yahoo

provides a service that can put a site or company’s ad in their sites that can be shown when certain keywords are

inputted.

Yahoo offers a chance for any company to increase their traffic by using their services. With more people being

aware of your site, there would be more traffic and visitors to your site given the chance to view your pages as

well as your products. With even a small percentage of successful sales, with a high traffic volume this could still

be a substantial figure for your company.

Getting a consistent substantial flow of website visitors is every company’s goal. Many methods are devised and

utilized to ensure that there would be more people to boost the sales and to be aware of the existence of such a

product or service. Website visitors are potentially the life blood of your internet based business.

Yahoo/Overture utilizes the same principle as Google’s Adwords. In fact, they are very similar to each other that

they use keyword and keyword phrase searches and to determine which ads to show per search. When a person types in a

keyword or keyword phrase to search for anything, the search engines gives out the results in a page. Then at the

right side of the page, you will see selected ads that have paid for their ads to be viewed with certain keywords

and keyword phrases searched.

For example, Lets say you run a car parts retail/wholesale site. You choose keywords that can prompt or trigger your

ads to be shown in the page when a keyword is searched. When a search engine user types in Honda Accord, your ad may

come up if you have designated that as one of your keywords. You don’t need to fully optimize your site with Search

Engine Optimization methods and techniques.

While some labor so hard to make their site one of the high ranking sites per keyword search, you get the chance to

be on the top of the list or at least in the first page of a search result increasing your chance to be clicked on.

With that, you drive traffic and website visitors to your site a lot faster.

You will have to pony up some cash when using this service though. There are different ways Yahoo/Overture will

charge you. It may be in the number of Keywords or Keyword phrases your ad uses or in the many times your ad is

clicked on. Others offer many other services like having your ad show up not only in the search engine pages but

also with some third party sites.

Third party sites support ads that have the same theme or niche as them. With more areas your ad is shown, you

increase the chances of people knowing about your site or product. With more website visitors you increase the sales

of your site which makes your investment with your ads a wise one.

With so many competitions in the internet based businesses, it is necessary to take a huge leap forward from the

pack by advertising. Yahoo/Overture will be a great place to start. Many have utilized their services and have

reaped the rewards of this decision. It’s a marketing strategy that will increase your website visitors as well as

increase your sales resulting to profit.  

It takes money to make money, while there are some methods that are basically low cost or free, using a marketing

service such as what Yahoo/Overture offers will provide results faster and on a larger scale. Many businesses have

learned this the hard way, don’t be counted with them.

John Caldecott.

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