Increase Web Site Traffic for Free!

One of the tips to successfully running a small business is keeping costs low and under control.  If your business depends on web site or blog traffic for marketing and/or sales, increased traffic to your Internet sites is a definite must.  In this post, we share some tips for increasing visitors for free.   More visitors boots your marketing effort and hopefully yields more sales resulting in greater profit!

So how does a site get free publicity?  Recently we gained several suggestions by attending a local seminar given by a small business guru:

1) Fresh and lots of content. Write an article, blog, or post frequently.  Search engines rank sites based on new content, relevancy, and site traffic.   Traffic will increase, site gets higher rankings, and traffic increases more.

2) Register on a sites like ” ” and “” and link the article back to your site.

3) Cross link with area companies in similar industries. If you make metal widgets, cross-link with a site that makes plastic widgets or components that work with your widget.

4) Publicity.  Spread the word.  Use Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Ning, Digg, or any other free social networking tools.

The Internet is a great way to get noticed and to sell your product or service.  Get writing and linking!


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