The value of targeted web site traffic can never be equal to that of a merely free traffic. Visitors that are easily directed to certain web sites, even for free, if totally clueless as to what the website is all about, are likely going to exit your web pages just as fast as how they have landed on them. You may even find yourself falling from the search engine ranks if this continues to happen, not to mention being banned and the like.
But yes, the web is such an avenue for great opportunities that even free targeted traffic can possibly be obtained. But that does not come without efforts from your end. Here are some tips to building free targeted traffic.
Blogs. If you have a passion for writing and do not mind sharing your ideas on the web, this should not be very hard for you. Blogs are among the most effective ways to get “really” targeted traffic.
The freedom to express your message via compelling articles gives you the chance to capture readers’ attention through your writing skill coupled with some interesting images that are sure to spice up interests. When writing blogs, you have the option to directly pitch your website to your readers (seldom done) or do it in subtle, less obvious ways.
You may post ads on your blog, insert links on some key phrases all of which will lead targeted traffic to your site when clicked. There are numerous blog sites on the web that you can tap all for free.
Forum Participations. This is also another way of getting targeted traffic at no cost. Simply visit forums that discuss topics related to the nature of your website. Participate either by posting your own questions or by answering existing forum inquiries. There may be instances when you can directly refer your website as part of your answers, or you may need to employ tactics to insert it as part of your main answers.
Usually, and this is the safest way to showcase your site for the possibility of getting free targeted traffic, include your web site’s domain name on your signature block. Don’t be satisfied by just putting your name at the end of your answer.
Insert your domain names and URLs so that the readers (who are interested with the forum topic, which is related to the nature of your website) have the option of clicking them and hence becoming a part of your free targeted traffic.
Link Exchange. You are also free to browse the web for link exchange and invite web sites with similar or related industries as yours. Make sure to provide clear link details (an interesting title, clear description, and accurate URL) to draw targeted traffic from websites which visitors may also be highly interested on your web site content. Anyone who visits a web site and cares to navigate through its pages, so that he reaches its resources or links page and clicks on your displayed link is a very promising portion of your targeted web site traffic.