Top 3 free traffic sources for new websites

Top 3 free traffic sources for new websites.

My oh my, that’s a lovely little website you have. Is it new?

It must be. Because no one has visited yet.

Bringing traffic to a brand-new website is easy if you have a lot of dough. Simply find the best ad platform and pay for a couple of ads. Piece of cake.

But what if you’ve poured all your cash making the website, and now have little spend to drive traffic to it? 

We’ve got a few ideas. Read on to discover our top 3 free traffic sources for new websites.

 

 

YouTube

How many hours of your life have you lost to YouTube? You’re not the only one. YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world. So why not take advantage of this?

Dust off your camera and start making videos. Don’t have a camera? Your phone will do. Create videos sharing helpful tips or useful information. Something related to your website that viewers will find valuable.

Once your video is uploaded, it’s time to promote it. The first 24 hours are crucial for a video’s success. So post it on your social media accounts. Ask your friends to share it and leave comments.

Remember that it’s not only views that make a video popular, but engagement too. So ask a question in your video and ask for a response in the comments.

And don’t forget to refer to your website during the video. You can point your viewers to an online checklist or blog to drive people to your site.

 

Read: 5 Ways to improve website conversions

 

Udemy

They say knowledge is power. And when it comes to your website, you’re the smartest kid out there.

Offer a free online course in your field of expertise. It’s not as hard as you think – especially with platforms such as Udemy to help you.

Udemy currently has 50 million users – now that’s a lot of traffic. And they’re all eager to learn. So offer them a free course, workbook, checklist, or PDF and host them onto your new website.

Not only will this bring more people to your site, but it will encourage engagement and build trust. Not to mention you will now become the ‘go-to-guy’ in your industry. If done right, this will eventually lead to sales on your website.

Who said that school wasn’t cool?

 

 

Virtual summits

A virtual summit is an online event where up to 30+ speakers are interviewed by a host. Think of it as an online talk show. Only you don’t have to meet anyone, and you can stay in your pajamas.

You’re pretty smart – why don’t you host one?

Start by choosing a specific topic – something niche but still related to what you do. For example, if you specialize in digital marketing, try ‘how to create a winning online lead generation process.’ Or better yet, read our helpful blog here.

Once you have your topic, it’s time to choose the format of your summit. Will you just have speakers talking, one after the other? Or will you present a slideshow? Maybe you’ll conduct interviews. Will you allow Q&A? Perhaps you would like a mix of everything.

Your summit should still offer your visitors something – like a workbook or PDF. This will bring traffic as they log onto your site to download it. 

Don’t forget to build relationships with other influencers in your industry, so you can have them on your summit as guests. Don’t worry about not being able to find anyone – influencers are flattered to be asked. And it will be another platform to promote their work on.

Ask your guests to promote your summit to give you a bigger reach and more traffic.   

 

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