The number one goal of website owners is often heavy traffic flow. Trying to accomplish that on your own may be difficult. You may spend the majority of your time trying to optimize your site for search engines or spending hard-earned money on marketing techniques, like pay-per-click. Luckily, there are easier ways to attract more visitors to your website in less time, and for free!
One of the best ways to generate a higher, steadier flow of traffic to your site is to leverage another website’s traffic and resources. The following is a list of ten ways to potentially direct traffic to your site:
Become a Guest Blogger
A lot of popular bloggers will solicit submissions from guest writers to post to their site. Even bloggers who don’t advertise their desire to have a guest blogger on their site may be open to the idea of accepting guest posts. You might convince them by offering to do the following:
- Trade article space with the blogger, letting them post to your site as well
- Include their affiliate links in your article so that they will still be able to make money when a reader buys their product
- Give them some free advertising by writing a glowing review of them in your newsletter or on your site
Recruit People to Your Affiliate Program
One of the best ways to sell more products through other peoples’ traffic is by asking them to take part in your affiliate program.
For example, if you are selling digital products, offering a 50% commission to your affiliates could be very enticing. Offer a higher rate for those who send a lot of site traffic your way. Consider offering additional perks too, like bonuses or discounts to their customers.
An easy way to set up your own affiliate program for digital merchandise is through Clickbank.com. It also works as a payment processor.
Swap Blog Links
Blogrolling is a fantastic way to trade blog links with your fellow bloggers who focus on your niche. It benefits your site in the long-term by placing it on the front page of another person’s blog. And, if said blog has a high Google Page Rank, you’ll benefit from the search engine optimization that comes with trading blog links with that blogger.
Swap Newsletter Articles
If the idea of trading content seems great, then think about the possibility of trading newsletters with other people who focus on the same topics as you. How? When you’re visiting other blogs, find out if they post their newsletter issues to their blogs. Then you’ll also have the added benefit of a back-link and continuous traffic.
Team Up to Promote
If you offer a similar product or service offered by another marketer, consider swapping product links with them on your “download” or “thank you” pages. You might also inquire with the marketer to see if s(he)might be interested in using their affiliate link to direct traffic to your product sales page.
This is a great way to draw responsive traffic — When people have already made a purchase of one product, they could still be in the mood to buy more.
Trade Links on Your Confirmation Pages
Subscription confirmation pages are another great place to trade links. You may also consider trading endorsements in the welcome emails you send to new subscribers.
Consider Joint Mailings
If you sell physical merchandise, look for other marketers who sell related physical goods as well. Request that they include a flyer advertising your products with any shipment they send out, and offer to do the same for them.
You can find marketers that sell large quantities of products similar or related to your own on sites like EBay.
Offer to Interview Marketers
Some of the larger marketers in your niche may not agree with some of the other suggestions we’ve gone over, especially if you are still an unknown in the blogosphere and have a small amount of traffic.
They may, however, be open to the idea of being interviewed, though — in some cases — teleseminar. If they’re keen on the idea, they may help with advertising your interview, which means more free traffic for you!
Don’t forget to mention your website during the interview, ensuring additional traffic long after the interview has been recorded.
Another option to consider is writing an article with another marketer. You can write an article together about tips that focus on your niche. You’ll both benefit from the additional traffic when they post it to their blog and mention it to followers.
Make Rebrandable Reports
With tools like ViralPDF.com, you can get traffic sent to you when you create rebrandable reports. This means allowing others to change the affiliate links in a report you create. Then, anyone distributing that report will have the chance to make money on the backend.
By implementing some, or all, of these simple techniques, you’ll potentially see a boost in your Internet traffic in a short space of time, all by using the traffic generated by another person’s website.