As it turns out, never say never… I mean, if you know me I’m one of the few people who honestly think that massive list posts are stupid, and impossible to digest… Yet, here I am writing one.
Let me explain. The whole “getting traffic” issue is one which can be approached from many different angles. The possibilities are countless. You can get traffic from so many different places and by utilizing so many different practices that it’s more than easy to overlook something.
That’s why I’ve created this leviathan. I wanted to come up with a list containing all the practices and traffic sources I can think of.
But it’s still me, so even though I’m the author I still find this list impossible to go through for a normal human. That’s why I don’t expect you to read all of it. Just find a portion that interests you and use it as a reference file.
Here we go: 9,200,000 traffic sources for your blog or website:
So-called free traffic
…cause it’s nowhere near free.
1. Search engines – SEO
SEO is probably one of the biggest things you can practice in order to get some traffic for your website (by the way, make sure to check out my complete guide to hosting for online business). Top ranking for a good, competitive keyword can mean the world to your blog or website.
WordPress SEO is a pretty popular topic around the internet. Don’t forget to check these two cool posts: WordPress SEO – The Definitive Guide To Higher Rankings For Your Blog at Yoast, and WordPress SEO: The Only Guide You Need at ViperChill
2. Email marketing
Fancy name, but what it really means is sending emails to a list of people and leading them back to your blog. If you haven’t started to build your email list yet, it’s about time. Check out MailChimp as they are the only big player offering free services.
3. Co-registration traffic
This one’s usually not free, but it’s a part of email marketing, so I thought I might as well place it here. The basic idea is this: You find someone who already has an email list and try to convince them to place an additional form somewhere in their sign-up funnel.
This form/field/checkbox asks a new subscriber whether or not they want to subscribe to your list too. Something along the lines: “Hey. You might also consider subscribing to Karol’s list. He shares some interesting information about internet marketing. Just tick the checkbox and you’re good to go.”
In the end you get a new subscriber without any real effort on your part.
Social media traffic
There’s a couple of different things here.
In a sentence – you add your blog to a number of different social bookmarking services.
9. Spurl.net – problems while loading the site
12. Backflip.com – no longer with us
19. Buddy Marks
22. Google Bookmarks
25. A1 Webmarks
26. Bookmark Tracker
27. myVmarks – no longer with us
28. Wirefan.com – no longer with us
You don’t have to do it by hand though:
37. One more trick you can use. Share your new post via Google Reader (the little share icon at the bottom).
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