August 02, 2006Volume 5 Number 26 Issue 114     
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Get Traffic For Free

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Well, that was quick! We have our cruise and airfare booked and are ready to sail. Unfortunately it will not be until late in the year. I bought myself a new digital SLR camera with a couple of features that my pocket digital lacked. It was interesting to note that I shopped all over Canada and the best price I could get was $399. I ordered it from an Internet shop in the U.S., for $250 and am picking it up tomorrow during our trip to Minneapolis. I expect to be back in time to pen next week's article, but as in life, there are no guarantees  *8>)   If you don't see a newsletter next week, you'll know that we had a great time. My niece, who stays at our place when we are away, says that if we travel any more often, she's going to list our house as her permanent address   *8>)

Until next week, I hope that you enjoy today's article.

Get Traffic For Free

Setting up a profitable company will require a lot of things, among the most important will be capital. As I am sure you have often heard, to make money you need to have money. But you don't always need cash! If you are low on cash, but have plenty of time, you can use time as your capital. There are many ways you could find on the Internet that could help you optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic or sales, without spending one penny.

While cash allows you to access many ways to jumpstart your traffic flow, you can still attract a respectable traffic flow without cash by using your time, imagination and a lot of eagerness. If you have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research, you can generate a great deal of traffic for your site.

How sweet it is to increase the traffic to your site without spending a single cent. If you search the web carefully, you will find many sites that have articles that offer tips and guidelines on how to generate traffic using only free methods. Although it is possible to generate traffic without spending a single cent, it will take time and a great deal of effort on your part. Certainly, you get better chances by paying for your advertisements, but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I'm going to tell you about.

On-line Forums

Take advantage of on-line forums and on-line communities. The great thing about forums and on-line communities is that you can target a specific group that fits the demographic that you want. You can discuss a lot of things about the niche that you are seeking to impress. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and therefore you can be well prepared.

With on-line communities and forums you can build a great reputation for your company. Show them that you know what you are talking about. Wow them with your range of expertise on the subject. Build a reputation and trust with the people in these forums and communities and they will gladly visit your site and make purchases.


You can also make use of newsletters. By writing a newsletter, you keep your name in front of potential customers. Make sure that your newsletter is informative, interesting and personal. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who sign up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic. Provide people with a catalog of your products interspersed with interesting and entertaining articles.

Link Exchanges

Another great idea is trading links with other sites. You don't have to spend a cent. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. With exchanging links, the efforts both sites do will benefit both sites. Every bit of traffic that goes to the other site could potentially click on the link of your site and visit your site as well. This works well especially when both sites are in the same or related niches.


Write articles that could pique the attention of people that may be interest in your product. Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados. Writing articles that demonstrate your knowledge and of value or interest to other people is another way to attract the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs. Be sure to circulate your articles widely.

Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. You can submit your articles by hand - after all, you are trying to do this without spending any money! Or, you can do what I do, and that is use article submission software like Article Submitter to help speed the process.

When people find your articles interesting or useful, there is a good chance that they will be interested in seeing more of what you have written. Be sure to include a link and a brief description of your company with every article to make it easy for readers to go to your site.

Content Content Content

Ensure that your site contains a great deal of good content, especially original material that you have written. Search engines search for the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and rank your site based on how they are used.

Hiring a professional content writer is the easiest way to get great content, but it is not a requirement. To save money, you can write your content, as long as you make sure that your content is entertaining as well as containing accurate information.

Search Engine Optimization

Generally, Internet users find what they are looking for by using search engines. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. By optimizing your site with the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs associated with ads.


Start a Blog. You can set up a blog on one of the free services such as Be sure to update it frequently and use tag and ping to make the world aware of your blogging. My Blog is at, where I try to keep visitors informed of my newest articles, sales and sites.

You can use all of these free methods and many more to drive more traffic to your site. All it takes is a time and effort rather than money. Learn all you can about the methods I've mentioned, and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without spending one red cent.

Until next time…


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