Do you want free traffic to your website ?
Are there any other sources besides Google that can bring visitors to a web site ?
1. Optimize your web site for Google
Let’s start with Google so that it gets out of our way. I am sure that you all agree that the best and hardest way to get free traffic is by optimizing your web site for Google.
Google holds more than 70% of search engine market share and a place in one of the top positions of Google search, is a great source of free traffic.
2. Don’t forget about Yahoo and Bing
Yahoo and Bing may not have the market share of Google, but a top position in either Bing or Yahoo can bring in a good number of visitors.
I have web sites that rank on the first positions for popular keywords on both Google and Bing and although the traffic I get from Bing is ¼ of what I get from Google, it is still a good source of free traffic.
3. Add your web site to the Chrome web store
The chrome web store is a fantastic source of free traffic and yet many webmasters are not taking advantage of it. It is very easy to add your web site to the Chrome Store and the traffic you can get is free and continuous. If you are not familiar of the chrome web store read my previous post which also includes a case study on traffic gains.
4. Create a mobile version of your web site
More and more users are searching the web using their mobile phones. The numbers of mobile searches are increasing dramatically and you just can’t ignore them.
Recent studies show that 28% of mobile searches are converting within an hour so it is very important to provide for a mobile optimized version as well.
5. Create an Android native app and publish it to the Google Play Store
Do you know that there are more than 15 million new android users per day? What does this means in terms of traffic?
You can create an android app and publish it to the Google Play store, users will download your app and some will visit your website. I am a big fan of this method for getting free traffic and it works very well.
6. Create an android app and publish to the Amazon store
Amazon had great success with Kindle and they decided to create their own application store (Amazon appstore). The concept is the same as described above with publishing an application on Google Play store.