When you have your website uploaded and running, you might be thinking your job is over. In fact the big task is going to start now, promoting your online business and generating traffic. If no one comes to your site, how will your business make any money?
There are many ways to generate website traffic. It can be paid traffic method or free method. PPC campaign is one of the main paid website promotion. But for a new internet marketer with limited financial resorces often paid method is simply not possible. So we should think about getting free website traffic.
Think about the keywords first. Make sure you use; low competitive, moderate demand keywords. If you go for competitive keywords it will be very difficult to win against high page rank sites. Also, find some ‘more targeted’ keywords. They will be less competitive, but you will get targeted visitors.
You can submit your website to directories. Yahoo, MSN like big directories are paid directories. You can look for directories in your niche as well. Make sure you submit your site in the correct section of your niche.
Write articles and submit to blogs as a guest author or to article directories with your site link in resource box.
Try getting back links from authority sites in your niche. One way links means vote of acceptance. When some authority site accepts you, you got high rankings in search engine eyes. Reciprocal link exchange also gives some benefit, though not as good as one way links.
If possible add a blog to your site. Search engines like more and more fresh content. Also there are many ways to promote your blog posts and this will give more back links to your site. Social book marking is an example of blog promotion.
Visit forums in your niches and make some valuable comments and use your website link as your signature line. Before doing this make sure you read their rules. Otherwise you will be booted out. Another advantage of visiting these forums is that you will know the pulse of the market. You will know what is hot selling right now? Also try noticing what people are asking more and more in forums. Try making a product in that field to solve their problem.
Make some free eBook or small report in your niche and submit in free eBook directories with a opt in form. You can try free advertising blog, free classifieds sites and give away event sites with these offers. If you can make some audio or video product, it will be more effective. Consider creating software and submitting it to download directories.