Introduction to Free Traffic

Free traffic is never actually free because you always have to factor in the cost of your time but I suppose its not costing you money as such so the next best thing really.

The issue with free traffic is that it does take a lot of time and effort especially is starting from scratch so consider buying traffic as soon as possible.  You don’t need to commit to a big budget, you can but 100 click solo ad for $30 and this is a great strategy to consider to test out your offer or service BEFORE you spend months developing the free traffic, many many thousands of marketers have done this only to find the niche was not responsive or the offer just did not work, something they could have found out within a couple of days of testing and an expense of $30.

I will be covering many methods and strategies to drive both FREE and Paid traffic over the coming weeks and months, in the meantime here is a list of the main sources for free traffic.

  • Forum Marketing

  • Join the biggest forums in your niche.
    – Search Google for “discussions” in your niche.
    – Establish yourself as an authority by providing valuable posts to the forum.
    – Answer people’s questions.
    – Have a good signature, with an enticing link, such as a link to a freebie.
  • Forum Search Engines:

  • Forum Directory:

  • Blogs

  • Best way to get blog traffic is to create incredible content.
    – Create “link bait”
    – Write something highly controversial.
    – Utilize trackback links as a form of conversation marketing with other bloggers.
    – Participate in blog carnivals. See
    – Host your own blog carnival.
    – Leave comments on other peoples’ blogs. (Do NOT spam or use automation)
    – Expand your reach through RSS feed syndication.
  • RSS Feed Aggregators:

  • Submit to curation sites, such as
  • Blog Communities

  • (for women only)

 Blog Directories:

  • Pligg sites (also Scuttle, phpDug, and PublicBookmark): (web development related)
  • News Aggregation and other Curation Sites: (Internet Marketing only)
    (search for some in your niche)

    • Guest Blogging 

  • Some guest blogging or guest article opportunities:
    (There are thousands of places where you can potentially be a guest blogger! Search for blogs in your niche)

    • Tutorial Sites (Graphics/Photo/Programming) (Web design and marketing) (photoshop, coding, video, etc) (computer related) (Programming) (web, video, audio, etc) (photoshop & coding) (Design) (Web design) (Graphics related)
    (there are dozens more)

    • Document Sharing Sites

  • (for PDF’s)

Slideshow Sharing Sites

  • Ebook Sharing Sites and Directories

  • (Free ebooks category) (Free ebooks category) (Kindle version)

    • Submit Coupons to Coupon Directories

  • (Forum) (Forum)
    (and many more)

    • Podcasting Sites

  • (podcast category) (Christian) (Blackberry) (Zune)
  • Free Press Release Sites

  • http://www.1888PressRelease.comhttp://www.24-7pressrelease.com



  • Free Classified Ads

  • Free Directories

  • (Your site must use Google maps) (submit via email)
    (Do a search to find niche-specific directories)

    • Social Bookmarking

  • is a free site that you can use to automate your social bookmarking
  • (manual submission recommended) (Financial)
  • Q&A Site

  • is probably the most popular Q&A site currently.
  • Other social media & web 2.0 sites

  • Hubs:
  • Places to build free pages & blogs (and post on others):
    thoughts.comPhoto sharing:
    flickr.comWiki-type of sites:
    listafterlist.comRating/Review sites: (Write guides)

    • Traffic Exchanges

  • (aka Click Exchanges, Popup Exchanges, Autosurf Sites, etc.) I recommend NOT buying credits or upgrading your account, unless you just want to artifically inflate your traffic stats.Traffic Exchanges:
    webmasterquest.comPop-Up & Exit Ad Exchanges:
    visitors.wsBanner Exchanges:

    • Traffic Toolbars


    • Viral URL Cloakers

  • – is one to use if you’re a StumbleUpon user. – is a popular one in the Internet marketing communityURL cloakers that pay cash for clicks:

    • Free Safelists



I have included a short video series covering basic free traffic methods, its a couple of years old now but the fundementals still apply and well worth a couple of minutes of your time especially if you are just stating out

Video 1

Introduction to free traffic

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Video 2

Using adswaps to drive traffic

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Video 3

Using Affiliates to your own product

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Video 4

Cool tip using Wikipedia

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Video 5

Targeted traffic from yahoo answers

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Video 6

Using Youtube

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Video 7

Google News

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Video 8


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