0f7a1f8d0ead8ae88cd48fee3ac48372 1448226916 cropped - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your WebsiteINTRODUCTION

When you start a website and post articles, blog entries, and other useful information, you naturally want to get traffic coming to view it, sign up for your membership, and buy related products that you are promoting (and get a commission).

In the past the value of a viewer was negligible, specifically organic viewers. The cost to get traffic to your site was very small. Instead of focusing on good content that offered value to the reader, you would just pay to get people there and make your sales.

MORE ON INTERNET TRAFFIC IN THE PAST…

Organic traffic was not at all the focus, unlike today. What good were they,  and why try to attract them, when instead of providing high quality content, you could just pay very little for viewers who would be much more valuable simply due to their volume/conversions?

Paying for traffic back then was done often and in huge volumes. This was another time, when pay per view ads cost fractions of a penny per thousand views. This of course has changed, as has paid traffic. Today it is a completely different world…

WEBSITE TRAFFIC TODAY

Nowadays it is all about quality content that drives the organic traffic to your site, so you have to prepare your site accordingly…

This does work, but it takes time…

You  think that once you have your SEO right for the site that the problem of start getting traffic to your website is over, and to a point you are right.

If you only want to rely on the organic traffic generated from high search rankings that result from using low-hanging fruit keywords and keyword phrases you will get a certain amount of traffic.

IMPACT ON CURRENT FOCUS FOR NEW WEBSITES

The new website has a really tough time however,  because it takes a period of time initially to get some notice from the search engines or even the social sites…

Organic traffic is hard to come by starting out…

Sometimes, especially when the site is brand new,  all you want is to start getting traffic, and you don’t much care where it comes from.

You do not want to wait in the organic method, and want to kickstart that traffic. This is OK, it can start getting attention, a desirable thing…

So how can we speed up getting traffic?

Simple solution: We can buy some traffic…Just like in the early days of internet marketing…This leads me to how best to buy this traffic…

Today I am going to go over a some tools and sites that can help you get traffic as you start, and these can be used even as you grow your traffic and sales from your website…

We will do this is two phases…

  • First we will cover just getting traffic using some easy to access and sources.
  • Secondly we will look at the better way to use paid traffic – targeting your traffic.

Lastly, we will go over some general guidelines for low cost traffic, for both general and targeted traffic, that will save you money and increase your effective use of the paid traffic.

BOTTOM LINE: If you want quicker results regarding traffic, I suggest you pay for it, but you should do so in a smart way – use avenues that are relatively inexpensive and depending on where you are at with site authority and age, do so in two phases, as described below…

PHASE ONE – TRAFFIC FOR YOUR WEBSITE

I first want to provide some possible sources for you that will not force you to spend huge amounts of money, and will start getting people to your site…

We will go through some lower cost options available (Phase One) and then, as you grow your business, you can look at slightly more expensive targeted options which still will not break the bank (Phase Two)…

Low Cost Traffic

I have done some research to find some viable low-cost sites which will feed agreed to amounts of traffic to your site for a low cost.

There should be something here for everyone’s budget at these sites…

Have a look:

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website1 -Pro Traffic Booster

– The Site

 http://protrafficbooster.com/

– Home Page (screenshot)

Pro Traffic Booster - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

Using Pro Traffic Booster helps small business owners and online marketers get high quality, geographically targeted website traffic through their full page advertising technology. They have a high volume of website visitors and offer traffic at very reasonable prices.

They have an advertising network of thousands of websites worldwide; the network receives hundreds of thousands of website visitors, and customers’ websites are displayed to network visitors, based on the selected geographic target.

When you advertise through them, your website is displayed as a full page ad, in a full-screen pop-up or pop-under window.

All you need to setup is your URL, select a delivery speed, choose a category and preferred geographic target, and the amount of website visitors you would like to have sent to your site.

Once active, they display your site on their network where it is viewed by thousands of real people.They purport to drive high quality traffic to your websites and have good reviews from what I have seen.

– Order Page

Different packages are available at very reasonable prices…Here is a screenshot of their order page:

Pro raffic Booster Order Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– Reviews

They have excellent reviews and are considered one of the top providers based on reviews I have seen. Here are some from their website:

Pro Traffic Booster Reviews - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– My Rating:   +++ Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 3/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website2 – Ultimate Web Traffic 

– The Site

https://ultimatewebtraffic.com/

– Home Page (screenshot)

Utimate Web Traffic Home Page Shot - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

Per the description on the site you can buy quality and cheap targeted website traffic that is 100% real and from humans. The traffic is sourced from many thousands of different locations, and orders are fulfilled per the request of customers wishes as ordered.

– Order Page

Here is a screenshot of the traffic source  and order page on the site:

Ultimate Web Traffic Traffic Soureces - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

Targeted traffic is delivered from audiences sourced in more than 50 countries plus they have 300+ different categories of focus.

When you order you select the number of visitors you want, the traffic target (category), and the time span. You will be then asked for your Website URL on the next order page.

All Targeted traffic orders will start within 6 hours to 3 days of your order. They stay in the “Pending” status until the the site has tested and processed everything manually.

The sources for the traffic range from expired domains to search engine listings, and all traffic is targeted, per their page. Here is a screenshot of the traffic source and volume information from their webpage:

Ultimate Web Traffic Traffic Sources and Visitors - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

Ultimate Web Traffic Targeted Traffic - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– Reviews

From the website they have reviews posted, most are very positive from users. Here is a compilation screenshot:

Ultimate Web Traffic Reviews - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– My Rating:   +++ Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 3/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website3 – Buy Fast Web Traffic 

– The Site

http://buyfastwebtraffic.com

– Home Page (screenshot)

BuyFastWebTraffic Home Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

They advertise that they can, better than all other competitive sites, deliver connections between real visitors and your website while considering both geographical location and targeted interests.

Their results for you will be 100% real visitors who are actually interested in learning more information that is contained in your website. They deliver the traffic via their propietary advertising network infrastructure. This network consists of publisher websites, apps, and advertising partnerships.

They also have a ‘premium traffic’ option at an additional cost. This has additional benefits to you as described in their FAQ section of their site, as follows:

Premium Traffic has a few benefits. First, it places you higher in the order queue so your order is reviewed and processed as a priority. Second, we may provide additional reviews and comments based off anything we notice that could help you improve on your campaign. Lastly, we place your ad on a higher quality advertising platform with some of our premium publishers. Think of it this way, imagine the first 3 ads you see on Google, that would be considered Premium.”

Source: FAQ page from the site 

– Reviews

There were no reviews posted on the web site, and the information was rather less detailed on the site than the Ultimate Web Traffic service above, but I went outside the site once again to see what users are saying about this traffic source.

There is a site that rates and posts reviews of the different traffic sites called Web Site Traffic Reviews, and it can be found at http://buywebsitetrafficreviews.org/trafficwebsites/…

Here is a screenshot of their rating and review of this site. This site rates them as a top 3 choice for buying targeted traffic) and service:

BuyfastWebtraffic reviews and rating - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

 

– My Rating:   +++ Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 3/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website4 – TraffMagic 

– The Site

http://www.traffmagic.com/

– Home Page (screenshot)

Traffic Magic Packages Home Page  - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

 

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

The site TraffMagic helps quickly get you an increased volume website traffic. There are several sets of packages to select from, and once you have placed the order, you get your desired traffic.

They have three options available to include SEO packages, email marketing packages, and website traffic packages.

Also they have different advertising platforms as follows:

The best quality network they offer is their ‘premium network.’ This network is used for web sites that have enough visitors, but are trying to grow.

The premium network is used for websites that are free from sound, videos that play on auto-pilot, and any type of browser customization such as pop-ups and frame breakers. This is their fastest network and has the widest reach.

The next system they offer is the sound system. These networks are used for websites that may contain audio, songs or movies. Websites in this system may not contain any type of web browser customization such as Java pop ups or frame breakers.

This sound system is available to most sites in the common well built up areas for the internet so it will work well even if not the top notch program they have . The distribution of visitors is a process that happens more slowly with this network than with their premium network.

Knowing this, the potential advertiser (you) will likely want to plan their traffic request accordingly, and when at all possible use  an alternative website that does not contain audio so that they can use the premium network.

The last system seems to be the least desirable. It is used for those websites that either crack out of their monitoring structure or they may contain a Java pop up.

Such websites are limited to a highest possible of 500 visitors per day. They may also only focus on worldwide viewers.

These kinds of websites cannot be targeted to a particular country. TraffMagic will inform you if your order is in breach of the other two options, and let you know your order must be targeted to this network.

You have three days to respond when this breach happens, and if the company has not received a response they will automatically run your advertisement through this worldwide market regardless of what geo-targeting is selected.

– Order Page

The website traffic packages they offer are very affordable, and start at $15 USD for 2500 unique visitors and range through 6 packages total, with the most expensive option for 100,000 unique visitors at $220 USD.

Here is a snapshot of their order page with the basic package showing:

Traffic Magic Order Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– Reviews

 Here are some testimonials from the site:

Traffic Magic Testimonial Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

From third party review and rating of the site and service, found at http://buywebsitetrafficreviews.org/trafficwebsites/. As you can see they are the second highest rated such service:

TraffMagic Rationg and Review Shot - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– My Rating:  +++  Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 3/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website5 – Revisitors 

– The Site

https://www.revisitors.com/

– Home Page (screenshot)

Revisitors Home Page  - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

This site called Revisitors has a variety of traffic plans that send a number of real visitors to your website over the course of several days.

The lowest priced plan costs $19.95 for 2,500 visitors at 100 visitors a day, and goes all the way up to a 100.000 visitor plan for $349.95 at 3,500 visitors a day.

– Reviews

They have a page with many testimonials you can have a look at here:

Revisitors Testimonails Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

They also get a good rating from the objective review site found at http://buywebsitetrafficreviews.org/trafficwebsites/

Revisitor Review and rating Page shot  - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– My Rating:   +++ Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 3/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website6 – FREE WEBSITE SUBMISSION

– The Site

www.free-web-submission.com

Home Page (screenshot)

Free Web Submission Home Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

This is a good site that has tools and training that helps you build traffic to your website through guiding you through your search engine promotion efforts.

It contains many resources to help you start planning your search engine strategy. You’ll find training videos, guides and infographics to assist you on this site, and again, free to use.

Here you can also submit your website URLs to 40+ of the most popular search engines. It has an automated submission tool that makes it very easy to submit your site to search engines that accept automatic submissions.

Here is a snapshot of what they can assist you with regarding visibility and traffic free through their service:

Free Web Submission System - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– Reviews

I searched for some reviews of this site without getting any real results, but in this case I do not think it is so important. They are providing a service and the information provided seems to be up to date. Using this site to have another set of ideas for  your SEO efforts, plus getting your website out to the internet directories, etc. just seems like a good move. This site is easy to use and informative.

– My Rating:   +++ Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 3/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website7 – AD CASH 

– The Site

(you can publish or advertise Ads)

https://www.adcash.com/

– Home Page (screenshot)

Adcash Home Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

AdCash Experience Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

They have ways for you to either advertise or offer advertising on your url…This is like a marketplace for buyers and sellers of traffic they can get for others…

AdCash Coverage - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– Reviews

They have a very active site and seem to be doing very well, their service is used by a lot of clients on both sides – either selling advertising space or vying for advertising space.

Here is a recent Press Release, and if you go to their site, you will see just how actuve this company is…

AdCash PR - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

My opinion: Definitely worth having a look to see if this site and service can provide some of the traffic you are looking for.

– My Rating:   +++ Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 3/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website8 – FIVERR

– The Site

https://www.fiverr.com/

– Home Page (screenshot)

fiverr home page shot - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

If you head over to Fiverr, you will see many services offered for $5. This includes buying traffic! How much traffic?

Have a look for yourself:

===> Fiverr UNLIMITED traffic!

BUT…This is a nebulous claim. You really have no idea how MUCH traffic you will get…There are no minimum guarantees about the volume of the traffic, only that they don’t limit it with a cap (?).

They do claim on some of the adverts I see that you will receive highly targeted traffic, but think about it, you can likely do a better job using other tools I will mention below if you know what your targeting.

Bottom line is that unless you’re giving these people you hire access to your Facebook Insights data, the traffic you’re going to get is probably not quite as targeted as it could be with just a little effort on your part.

Fiverr is last on this Phase One portion of low cost paid traffic list for a reason. “Cheap” isn’t always the only consideration for paid traffic.

You need to make sure that when you pay that the traffic is legitimate. there is traffic that will do something for your site and there is traffic that does nothing.

In my opinion, this would be my last choice for low cost general traffic. It just is numbers unless they can show you otherwise. Be very careful before spending money on Fiverr for this service.

– Reviews

There are many reviews depending on the selected person for the service. It is best to look at each to see what their past history has been and other pertinent information prior to selecting any particular person/service.

– My Rating:  +++Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 3/5 possible thumbs up


 

PHASE TWO – HIGHLY TARGETED TRAFFIC – OPTIONS FOR LOW COST TRAFFIC

You can find thousands or hundreds of thousands of visitors for a very cheap price, as you see from the above sites, but truthfully those visitors in most cases won’t be worth much to you.

If you get visits but no sales, the only thing they will accomplish is to inflate your analytics counts. The only thing such traffic gets you is the visits and attention. They will likely get you few leads or sales.

But now that your site is getting some traffic through buying it, things may have begun to click for you. There are more people coming to the site both organically through search engine results and social media.

You may now decide that you want to ramp up the conversions from the visitors, or  you want to start getting new targeted visitors that are looking for what you have to offer.It is then time to transition to using targeted paid traffic.

Below are some options for doing just that…Look at each carefully to see which may be better for your goals:

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website9- Outbrain Amplify

– The Site

http://www.outbrain.com/amplify

Home Page (screenshot)

Outbrain Amplify Home Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

This is a very good source for quality relevant traffic and one of my preferred targeted paid traffic methods. It is calle ‘Outbrain Amplify.’ It is quite effective, much more so perhaps than any of the methods mentioned above.

Their service is similar to a site like “Cracked” where you have related “from around the web” links. The idea behind this is that they’re curating posts that would be of interest to the readers of the current post.

This is like having a  simulated blog network available to you without actual blog partnerships involved, and is getting you somewhat more targeted traffic.

It’s really is a light form of PPC advertising. You simply have to submit your blog post URL and preview image, and set a bid.

Outbrain then scours their network of available and pertinent sites (which includes CNN and ESPN), looking for any relevant posts that may be closely related with the right keywords that match your blog post. When it does find them, and if your bid wins the spot, then your post is displayed.

This is relatively new and now is the time to get in. This segment of advertising is exploding in these related content ads services . Right now there is littl regulation, but it most certainly will come…There are a lot of websites that count on the other relevant posts to get the traffic, although their own content may be less than stellar.

– Reviews

There is a good site found here that explains this site and what it can do, and also compares the costs against other similar programs available. You can get there from here:

===> https://www.getapp.com/marketing-software/a/outbrain/

Have a look and do more due diligence yourself, but this site and service seems like a very effective way of using reasonably priced PPC to get you targeted traffic, and in tests this site has outperformed GoogleAds…

– My Rating:   ++++ Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 4/5 possible thumbs up


 

Facebook - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

The best way to get paid traffic that is effective is through tried and tested PPC. With a  Facebook ads account you  are exchanging cash to get traffic. It is still cheaper than many other forms of PPC, and can be very effective if done correctly.

There was a Moz study recently that found that, on average, you can reach up to 4,000 new viewers; and these are very highly targeted viewers, not just anyone, spending just a single dollar!

If you do the math, for a spend of $30 USD a month, you could get 120,000 viewers!  Look at the prices for some of the othr traffic sources, and compare.

This is still a BIG bargain and represents one of the best values available today for PPC. There is simply no where else that you can you traffic numbers like this!

Of course it is more than a matter of price. The other very valuable thing that Facebook provides is targeted traffic. Today over 1 billion people spend time on facebook daily. The platform collects vast volumes of information on members activities.

For us, as advertisers, we then can use those huge mountains of information to direct our advertising exactly to the people whose activities match the profile for the buyer of what we are seeking to sell to.

Your ads are not wasted on people who really don’t care. It makes too much sense to not work with facebook in spite of what you may have heard. You just have to learn how to winnow down the targeted audience to have success.

The budget required to promote on Facebook is very flexible. You can spend as much or as little as you want. For instance a  dollar a day is easily doable, and you will get lots of traffic, and if successful and you have the budget, you can ramp it up and spend as much as you like – $10 a day, $50 a day, oreven  $1,000 a day if your operation is of that size.

It is a very simple process to get started if you have not used Facebook advertising before:

  1. Step 1: Create a Facebook business page.
  2. Step 2: Create goals for your Facebook ads.
  3. Step 3: Choose an objective for your campaign.
  4. Step 4: Choose your target audience and ad spend.
  5. Step 5: Choose how you want your ad to look.
  6. Step 6: Place your order.

– Reviews

I have seen reviews all over the map on this advertsing platform. I do think that it is imperative to do some work prior to just throwing money to get some traffic. If you do, your ads will go to very tightly targeted audiences and you can achieve good success at reasonable costs.

– My Rating:    +++++Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 5/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website11 – BuySellAds

– The Site

https://www.buysellads.com/

– Home Page (screenshot)

BuySellAds Home Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

BuySellAds is a mash up of Outbrain and Facebook, both described above. It uses display advertising, much like Facebook’s sidebar does, but on the other hand, it is a network like Outbrain.

The beauty of this is that instead of your ads being limited to showing on one single platform, like Facebook, they may show up on various sites that are strewn around the Internet. You do not access their entire network with a single bid however, but the potential is there.

As opposed to PPC, BuySellAds acts more like a marketplace than a network. You search through this marketplace of  sites that are actively looking for advertisers.

The sites will post their topics, the types of ads they accept, what the starting costs are, the positions and sizes of ads they will post, and any other relevant information. Then you and  compete to bid for the spot. If your bid wins, you get the spot,

Here is a screenshot to see for yourself:

Buy Sell Ads - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– Reviews

I have seen good reviews on various sites for this service/company and would recommend that you have a look and see for yourself. Due to the nature of its makeup, you can effectively use it to generate high quality targeted traffic to your site. The costs are also within reason.

My Rating:    ++++Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 4/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website12 – Google Ads

– The Site

https://www.google.com/ads/new/

– Home Page (screenshot)

Google Ads Home Page 1 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

Google Ads Home Page - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

As you know Google is the big dog of free traffic. In fact nowadays this is  what the entire industry of SEO is built around. They help you get people to find you organically, through the use of keywords and phrases, and this for free.

As you probably also know, there is a cost for proper SEO, it is a major industry, can cost a lot of money, and there are plenty of takers for such services.

It takes a huge amount of knowledge to do it correctly, plus an immense amount  of time, and there are a lot of tools involved to get it done.

You do not have to be an expert to do the most rudimentary SEO, there are inexpensive plugins available now that will do most of the work for you, so  the traffic you will gain even without theh expensive service is fairly effective.

Google of course has other means to get their available traffic. For instance, you can buy sponsored ads based on search results (keywords).

You can buy such advertising using Google’s AdWords, and then you can get listed on literally thousands of sites that have relevant topics to yours.

Their service is similar to Outbrain, described above, and some studies suggest that Outbrain actually outperforms Google. Nonetheless Google is a PPC avenue you cannot ignore because of their reach and power. There you can spend also a small amount and get a big bang for the buck.

– Reviews

You can find positive reviews all over the internet and as stated, this is the big dog so to speak of the PPC world. They are effective, but as with Facebook or other PPC advertising, it pays to do your homework prior to investing large amounts of cash. After you have developed an effective marketing campaign through testing, then you can ramp up to leverage this into more traffic. leads, and conversions.

– My Rating:    ++++Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 4/5 possible thumbs up


 

 checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website13 – Bing

– The Site

http://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/home

– Home Page (screenshot)

Bing Ads Home Page Shot - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

– What They Deliver – Traffic Source & Traffic Generated

Bing is very similar to Google Ads, and can do the same for your traffic, often at a lower price. The main advantage that I see is that the cost is likely going to be lower.

The draw for search engine traffic is largely taken up by Google at 80% of all searches are done through Google, but there is still that 20% from other search engines, and Bing is the second biggest, and still worthy of consideration in your program to increase traffic.

– Reviews

There are many thousands of reviews on Bing, articles on how best to use the service, etc. Generally the reviews are positive and useful.

In my opinion Bing is a worthy place to start using PPC along with Facebook.

Later you can take the campaigns to the larger and more expensive choices out there, after you have tested on Bing and Facebook.

– My Rating:    +++++Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 5/5 possible thumbs up


 

checkmark - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website14/15 – Twitter, Linked In, etc.

– The Sites

Rather than go into the smaller social platforms that you can also check for PPC rates, I would just say in general follow the same pattern as you have seen me show here.

Do due diligence on each, see if they would fit into yout marketing campaign to increase  traffic, leads, and conversions, and then try them out using small amounts of cash.

– Home Pages (screenshots)

Read above, a simple google search will bring you to each of the social platform’s home page for placing ads with them.

With all, this is the starting point, make sure you are in the right place and review carefully how their program is run.

– What They Deliver – Traffic Sources & Traffic Generated

The audiences are of different sizes and display different behaviors for the other social sites such as Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. so I would say researching the demographics and behaviors is the starting point.

You will learn the advantages and disadvantages, when to post adverts, and etc. Trials of different adverts will lead you to success, but likely it will take time.

Starting out I would instead focus on the bigger platforms, Bing and Facebook. Once you are successful, these other platforms can be incorporated into your budget if so desired.

– Reviews

There are reviews positive and negative to be found, but my assessment is that each of the smaller platforms has a place in the PPC world, and at some point are worth considering for your growth program, after it is well underway and working (your traffic and lead list is expanding at a good clip).

– My Rating:    ++++Thumbs Up e1405961414541 - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website 4/5 possible thumbs up


 

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR USING LOW COST TRAFFIC

Please remember that when you are starting out with a new web site, you have to be careful with large amounts of daily traffic.

It can and will affect your Google Analytics, but possibly less than what you bargained for.

Google doesn’t like to see large amounts of traffic that are out of the ordinary for a particular site.

If your site is brand new and has no visitors for the first month or two, then suddenly you go for 2,500 visitors all at once, Google Analytics would probably only show about 500.

So your ranking would hardly be affected (it wouldn’t go up).This will not be a problem if you want 2,500 and choose to get only a 100 per day. Then your site will slowly move up on the rankings .

When starting , my advice would be to not go with the bigger packages that will give you 1,000’s of visits per day, because it’s just not worth it, especially for new sites.

Also, when you move up to using the targeted paid traffic, I would really look at how best to identify the targets.

With targeted traffic you should closely monitor your results, test to see what works best, and start with small amounts that you pay daily.

Over time, leverage up your spend for paid traffic after you have come up with a successful set of ads that are converting…I have additional training that may help here:

===> Paid Advertising Part 1

===> Paid Advertising Part 2

Other considerations when putting together a traffic plan is how best to grab the traffic and do something with it…have a look at lead generation techniques here:

===> Effective Lead Generation

The next step after that would be to create sales funnels for either building your lead list from the traffic you are getting or to make sales from products that are valuable to your niche members.

You want to take advantage of the traffic and do these things, because that’s how over time you build your business.

Here is some guidance I have put together to get you started on this:

===> Creating Effective Sales Funnels Part 1

===> Creating Effective Sales Funnels Part 2

===> Creating Effective Sales Funnels Part 3

===> Creating Effective Sales Funnels Part 4

CONCLUSION

OK this is a rather long and complex post today, but I wanted to present a good and thorough set of options that are currently available to you as you seek to grow traffic and leads, conversions and profit from your blogging efforts.

If you start by using the sites that will get you traffic to get you on the path of traffic, then shift your focus to PPC ads that will likely bring your more bang for your buck, you can speed up the process of getting good amounts of traffic in a methodical manner that will build authority over time faster than sticking with just organic traffic.

I am always open to learning about other viable sites or tips for accomplishing this and look forward to hearing about them below in the comment section.

Please ask any questions as well there, as this is intended to be an environment where we all learn how best to make money online through our own businesses, and affiliate marketing or other types of marketing is just that – a business!

Cheers!

David Sweney Online Siganture - Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

 

16 thoughts on “Free or Low Cost Traffic for Your Website

  1. Wow, that’s what I was looking for, what a find! I am trying to build my traffic but I do not have a lot of money. Wghen are you publishing more of the series, I can’t wait! Kidding, take your time and keep doing the same nice job with each of the posts!

    1. Hi Keisha, Glad you can use this. I know there are a lot of people, even those that are having success at this online marketing business, that can use some of these methods of getting free traffic. If I can help even a few, I feel like I have done my job! That is why your feedback is good to read! Cheers! Dave : )

  2. This is a good series of posts so far. I have checked out both you have published so far and look forward to the rest. I guess I will have to keep checking lol….Free traffic is exactly what I need, and what I am reading so far seems like a not so hard way of getting some….Thanks!

  3. Hi! This was an exceptionally useful post for me. I have been looking for advice on getting free or low cost traffic for my site. I am just starting out and even if I put good content on the site, it is hard to get people coming…This will help! I also see you are doing a series on free traffic, I will have a look at that too, anything that will help is appreciated! Bye for now!

    1. Hi Berniece, Good that you found this article on free and low cost traffic useful. Because of the many questions, I have decided to expand the info and make a 10 part series that will drill down and provide more information on how you can get free traffic using methods that are not hard to implement. Stay tuned and check back. Cheers! Dave : )

  4. Hi DaveSw, i can see you have done some really extensive research there on how to get low cost traffic.
    What i will love to know from you is if there is no risk of paying for traffic. For example, is it not possible for google to trace and disfavor sites that pay for traffic?

    1. Hello Vallery!

      First of all thanks for stopping by here. I always appreciate it when readers take the time to leave some feedback, and offer their own insight to whatever the subject may be.

      Yes I did quite a bit of work to put this together, although some of it was there already since I am playing with PPC at the moment. This prompted me to see what else might be out there that I did not know much about. The article is the result.

      Actually it was timely, because I have several young websites that I am trying to start getting traffic to, and the low cost traffic is the way to go, because I have a limited budget. The different site sthat offer the traffic each has thie ups and downs, so by seeing them together like this, I am hoping that readers will be able to see which may be for them and then take action.

      On the question regarding Google frowning on paying for traffic, Google itself is the biggest seller of paid traffic on the internet. They have the lions share of this market as in Google Ads…So more of concern is when you pay for traffic, you need to know what you are expecting and how to measure what you get for paying fo the traffic…Good question!

      Cheers!

      Dave : )

  5. Hi Dave,

    Thanks for this very in depth review. I’m looking at increasing traffic for one of my new sites, I agree with your two phase approach far better on the wallet 🙂

    I noticed all the first stage sites have a end score from you, is there one that you are rate above the others?

    1. Hi Nate,

      Appreciate you stopping by read the article and also adding your feedback and thoughts. Yes I need to look at overall costs and certainly I think this paiod traffic thing is like insurance – you can buy it in great numbers to the point all of your available money is going towards it…The point being that whatever you do pay for needs to have a reason and plan behind it, or you really will not know if you are getting desired results.

      I did give each a score, and did this for Phase One and Phase Two sources. The intent was to show that each has its positives and negatives, and for the most part one or the other is not a site that I would go crazy over. The exceptions that offer the best value for starting Phase Two where traditional PPC comes into play is Facebook and Bing.

      These two I rated higher, because until you have an effective campaign together, they each have low cost programs where you can test and see what works. THEN you can ramp or scale up the advertising, because what converts on a smaller scale will convert more on the same percentages and etc. These are the two sources I am currently using for PPC too.

      Cheers!

      Dave : )

  6. Hi Dave,
    This is a very valuable post. It is nice to know that there is so many options for people who want to get some extra low cost traffic to their website while they are waiting for their site to age a bit. Like you said SEO does take time, but it is well worth it. When you get highly targeted traffic from SEO, you generate more sales. Thanks again for all the wonderful ideas.

    1. Good Day Wendy,

      I appreciate that you stopped by and also took the time to add your thoughts to the post. This is valuable to me and to other readers happening by the site as well. It is good to get many perspectives on this somewhat controversial subject.

      The reason the word controversial is used by me here is that I have read many articles from people that are in the online marketing business that say we should not waste money on such low cost traffic as I discuss in Phase One. I do agree that oonce you get started and traffic comes on its own, you may want to shift to focus more on Phase Two sources, as these offer more targeted sources for you that you can measure.

      The SEO portion is well worth it for several reasons I think.

      (1) Over time it will bring you more organic traffic, the cheapest and the work for which you have done up front for. That is indeed worthy!

      (2) Secondly the effort to make sure the things are done properly that SEO calls for results in an easier read for your site visitors, a good thing, because they will stay longer, more often go to more pages to see what else you may have, and they will spread this around to others…

      (3) Lastly, I think it leads to more people signing up to your contact list, giving you the chance to use email marketing campaigns to gain their trust and eventually offer promotions to them…I just started a three part series on this here, and part one you can find here ===> EFFECTIVE EMAIL MARKETING THE ART OF THE OFFER AT http://davesweney.com/effective-email-marketing-or

      This is a rathr lengthy response to your comment, but thanks for posting because expanding on the artiicle through the comment section is a great way to initiate more discussion and chances for all of us to learn from others.

      Cheers!

      Dave : )

  7. An excellent resource to bookmark on traffic and how tho get it.

    Tell me out of the paid traffic resources, have you tried any of them and which one worked the best for you?
    Do these sites work for any niche, or only for the make money online type websites?

    1. Hi Michel,

      Thanks or stoppong by today and yuor feedback is appreciated! I am glad that you find the information useful and I hope that it helps your own online marketing business! That is exactly why I posted it here! Low cost traffic is a consideration that many may need to look at, especially when starting out.

      Regarding your question as to whether I have tried any of these low cost traffic options, yes I have tried three of them so far, and will try one more this month to compare them all to see results. They are for some different online marketing efforts, and involve 4 sites only at this point. All of the sites are new to 8 months old (relatively new)…

      I have a start up eCoomerce business where we are selling products from web sites that are targeting regions or countries. So far we have only 3 web sites live, but we will be expanding exponentially over time to many , over 200 total! To market this business, I am testing small cost marketing campaigns through Facebook and Bing. Both offer cheap options to start, and when we have come up with the most effective funnel, we will ramp up and likely try Google Ads and other sources of paid traffic.

      Also from the initial stage low cost traffic sources I mention in the article, I am going with two so far and using them for this site. The first is Revisitors and the other one is the Free Web Submission site. Both I think are worth a look from people having new websites that they are tryong to kickstart traffic for. The others in the phase one stage are also OK, in my judgement..

      The one that I would be most careful with is the Fiverr option, There it is real important to know who you are dealing with when you sign up for traffic. have a look at reviews of clients and etc. and then maybe even inquire directly to see what kind of response you get. Then decide which to go with.

      Best of luck to you with your own online marketing business, it is a lot of fun and quite exciting to see things change as they are….

      Cheers!

      Dave : )

  8. Hi, David
    That is a wonderful post! It contains a lot of information and reviews.
    I like your recommendations for getting traffic, especially for the new websites. I have a new website, only 3 months old, I started depending on providing good contents only, but it is clear that it needs some sorts of increasing traffic. surely I will consider buying more traffic, and I will use your amazing review for selecting one of them.
    Thanks very much for the valuable post, keep up the good works.

    1. Hi Ehab,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. This is a subject that I think is specially good for the new person trying to get a start with online marketing. Affiliate marketing in particular has a heavy dependence on getting traffic for success. Of course this applies for any segment, such as eCommerce or digital product sales, but the commonality between them all is that traffic is a requirement to have any level of success.

      You are right about starting out. You can work yourself silly, publish high value and relevant content, and even use the low lying fruit technique where the keyword focus is on lesser competition on the internet. The proper SEO can be done by yourself and eveything else possible, but it is a fact that the traffic just will not be there in the numbers you may desire.

      Low cost traffic is a way to shoot some figurative adrenaline into your efforts. It does not have to cost a lot of money, does not have to take a lot of extra time, and it can lead to the traffic you need and quickly do that. I do think that you have to continue to work diligently and consistently to add new content, use the SEO, and social platforms to get organic traffic.

      But selecting one of the options I mention will get you sem-targeted traffic to very targeted traffic quickly and at minimal cost. This can be run concurrently with your other organic traffic effort. At the end of the day, you will achieve much more in less time!

      Best of luck with your program and I hope that whatever method you select works for you. Please consider coming back to share your experiences with the rest of us, we can all learn! I pronote this sharing, because it is such a community that I am seeking to create with this site!

      Cheers!

      Dave : )

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