Get more website traffic

Get more website traffic

If you are an online marketer and you have a website, you know that the key to generating sales is getting more traffic to your website. You also know that not all website traffic is the same. Not only do you need a lot of web traffic, you need a lot of targeted traffic. That is the key and once you have it, your sales will increase exponentially.

The best way to get targeted website traffic is to use pay-per-click (PPC) services like Google AdWords, Yahoo, or a number of other paid services. You also need to know what you are doing or you could find yourself spending a lot of money, underperforming, and losing money very quickly. Also, when you're starting out, you're on a budget and starting PPC campaigns may not even be an option for you right now.

That's where free traffic exchanges come into play. Free traffic exchanges can be a great way to drive traffic to your website. You should also know that there really is nothing free because you have to spend your time browsing other websites for credits. However, free traffic exchanges are a great way to drive a lot of visitors to your site, so spending an hour a day browsing isn't too much to ask if you're making sales with your efforts. And isn't that why you're in this business to start with?

Free traffic exchanges are a great marketing tool for many reasons. The best reason is that many people search and hopefully click on your website or promotional pages. But there are hidden benefits to free traffic exchanges that you may not have even considered.

Search engines love free traffic exchanges because of all the inbound and outbound links they generate. Plus, rapidly changing content is another reason search engines love traffic exchanges. Exchanges that have more content also generate a higher page rank and therefore more traffic and more memberships. The key is to find exchanges that are very active and have a lot of members. The more members you have, the more leads you will get by viewing your offer and your chances of sales conversions are much better. But bigger is not always better.

Some free traffic exchanges can work very well for one marketer and be a complete waste of time for another. If everyone was promoting the same website or affiliate program on the same traffic exchange, for example, you probably won't make many sales. Even if you were promoting the best product or service on the internet, if everyone was promoting the same thing, your chances of someone buying through your website or links are slim to zero. Also, when people see the same ad over and over, they become numb. Don't fall into this trap. It's one thing to try to sell a very popular product / service / e-book etc, but it's another thing when a million people are trying to do it too. Competition is a good thing, because it validates your market, but too much competition is tough and it's time to move on.

We all know that clicking ads on a free traffic exchange can be very boring, monotonous, and time-consuming. This is why you need to make the most of your opportunity or you will just waste a lot of time and effort on something that just isn't working. If you have your own specialized website, then you have already set yourself apart from the rest. If you are an affiliate marketer then you need to find products / services that everyone else does not promote, especially within that particular traffic exchange.

One way to use free traffic exchanges to your advantage is to join a few up front and see if their sales increase. If your sales aren't going well, try a few more. When you find a few traffic exchanges that seem to be generating sales for you, limit them until you find one or two that are working. Now focus your efforts on those because they are the ones you want. At least for now anyway. Things can change, so keep an eye on your campaigns and if sales seem to be dropping then it might be time to change your offer or find another traffic exchange that can win back your profits again.

As I mentioned, your individual promotion is everything. If you are trying to promote something that everyone else does, I don't care what traffic exchange service you are using, your sales conversions will be very low or none at all. You can't always blame the exchange. Sometimes you have to look at yourself and think if you are doing your best to make vents.

If you are going to use multiple free traffic exchanges, and I highly recommend doing so, you should get a multi-tab web browser. Many of these browsers are free and run on PC and MAC. The tabs feature allows you to have a web browser open with multiple tabs, each of which goes to a different website. You can easily put 5 or 6 of your free exchange sites on these tabs and get credits for all of them in the same time. So instead of browsing for 1/2 hour or an hour and getting 200 visits for one exchange, you could get 200 visits for 5 exchanges in the same amount of time. It is a great time saver and multiplies the hits won by 5 or 6 times.

Getting free traffic to your website can be a lot of work. If you don't have the money to spend on full PPC (pay per click) campaigns like Google AdWords or Yahoo, free traffic exchanges are a great way to get the traffic you need - for free!