A Complete Guide to Free Website Traffic

When it comes to traffic generating, many affiliates and other website owners tend to get stuck in a comfortable rut. We often use a small number of favorite techniques and rarely venture beyond them.

I’m hoping this report will encourage you to look beyond the techniques you’re using and try a few new ones. By using a wider variety of techniques, you’ll attract new visitors from new places.

The wider you cast your traffic net, the more you future-proof your online affiliate marketing business. You probably won’t use EVERY method listed here. Choose the ones which best suit your affiliate site, your skills, your interests and your temperament.

Traffic tip #1

You MUST have high quality, unique content if you want long-term, free search engine traffic. This is the most important tip of all. Sadly, it’s one which many website owners ignore. Provide LOTS of information-rich, keyword-rich, useful content for the search engines and humans to find.

You know that search engines are being clogged with junk at an alarming rate. The other day, we came across a marketer who was boasting that he owned more than 20,000 blogs – and he’s not the only one. Consider the scary effect of this exponential increase in low quality Blogs and websites. Old, large, well established sites will inevitably become more and more important and trusted by the search engines. Owning a large, well established, high quality site is a very solid investment in your future. These days, even Google’s webmaster guidelines advise affiliates to publish “unique and relevant” content.

If you spend time thinking of ways to provide truly USEFUL content that people will talk about, you’ll automatically end up with lots of free, one-way links to your site as people recommend it without even being asked to do so. We’ve been building information-rich websites ever since we created autosurfmonster.com . This method has worked extremely well for us and continues to work very well. If your website helps solve people’s problems, they’ll love you for it.

Traffic tip #2

Keep ADDING fresh, relevant, useful content. According to Google, about half the 2.5 billion searches done a day at Google are for unique, one-off phrases. The more pages you build full of on-topic material, the better the chances your site will be found. When it comes to keywords, think big. You want your site to be found via THOUSANDS of different phrases every month. Then you can lure that traffic to your best money-generating pages or to your newsletter sign-up page.

Also, search engines prefer fresh sites which keep gradually adding new content. Don’t let your site go stale. “Our own rule of thumb is this: Add a minimum of 1 article per week, 2 preferably. Adding an article daily is euphoria and adding 1 every six hours, well, that’s the best.”

Traffic tip #3

Choose a memorable domain name. If you’re launching a new site, choose a name people will remember easily. Ask yourself: “Will people remember my domain name?” Try to choose a name which won’t be confused with similar names. You don’t want people typing your competitor’s domain name when they’re trying to find your site.

NameBoy.com has a handy tool to help you choose domain names. Also, you can find a surprising number of good deleted (expired) domain names at Whois.net. Both those tools are free.

Traffic tip #4

Buy the wrong domain name, too. If you think people may confuse your domain name with a similar name, try to buy that name, too. A good domain name registrar will make it very easy for you to redirect one domain name to another.

Traffic tip #5

Make your domain name easy to read – especially if it’s a .NET Which of the following is easier to read and understand? www.whiskybeach.com or www.WhiskyBeach.com See how using a capital letter at the start of each word makes the second domain name easier to read – and easier to remember.

Whenever you mention your domain name anywhere, ALWAYS present it in its most readable form. A good place to start doing this is in your email signature file. If you’re unfortunate enough to have bought the “.net” version of a domain name because someone raced you to the “.com”, help people to remember your site by writing it like this…


Being MEMORABLE helps you get more repeat visitors.

Traffic tip #6

Use appropriate keywords in your image file names. searching for images. We are not sure how valuable those visitors are, but we didn’t have to do anything very special to get them. Google Images – http://images.google.com – makes it easy for people to search for graphics online.

To take advantage of this, when choosing the file name of an image on your site, use an appropriate key phrase, for example, “book-ends.jpg” if you’re promoting book ends.

Here’s a tip we just discovered… When we searched in Google Images for “book ends” we discovered that the very first search result was for a page which did NOT contain a graphic of book ends! Instead, the page contained a “book ends” LINK to a book ends graphic on a second page. It if suits the design of your site, you may want to experiment with this technique.

We are not sure how much use traffic to images is, but if it’s ADDITIONAL traffic you can get simply by choosing image file names carefully, it’s worth having.

Traffic tip #7

Do REALLY SERIOUS keyword research. If you want to get LOTS of traffic from search engines, you need to find out the exact phrases which people are typing into search engines. There are free tools available for this, but they’re not nearly as useful as the more comprehensive paid tools.

For example, if you’re using the Overture keyword tool for your research, be warned, its results can’t be trusted. The Overture tool shows you the SAME number of searches for all these searches:

bikini girls

girls bikini

bikini girl

girl bikini

bikinis girl

girl bikinis

This is obviously nonsense. The Overture tool is useful to give you a quick rough guide, but NOT for, serious research.

“The harder it is to discover a certain search phrase (getting traffic), the less competition you will have in the SERPs (for that search phrase). If a keyword research tool is free and popular, how many competitors will you have for the phrases you discover there?”

Traffic tip #8

Try this page titles experiment. Here’s a good way to increase your traffic. Go to Google and type any phrase into the search box. Look at the titles of the websites in the top 10 rankings. Which ones catch your eye and tempt you to click on the link? Some are dreadfully stodgy, boring. Some are merely a long list of keywords. Some are good. Some are junk. Good titles are written for search engines AND humans.

Now look at the titles on your site. Start with your most important pages. Rewrite them to make them more eye-catching.

Now go to Google and do a search of your site like this…


Study the page titles. If you own a large site created over many years, you may be horribly embarrassed at just how BAD some of your page titles are. Do you want to find some examples of good titles? Simply go to Google and do some more searches. Don’t stick to your industry.

Type in all sorts of different phrases and study the titles that appear in the top 10. You’ll soon be brimming with ideas on ways you can improve your page titles. Checking how enticing the information is in your meta description tag can help, too. Some search engines display this information in their search results. If you have a well established site, you may have written many of your page titles and meta descriptions years ago when you knew less about marketing than you do now. If so, it’s time for another look at them.

Traffic tip #9

Organic SEO – a few key points. Search engines are getting cleverer all the time. You can try to outsmart them but to us it makes more sense to work WITH them.

They’re gradually getting better at sifting out low quality websites and ranking them poorly. So build high quality websites containing genuinely useful material that other people want to link to.

The basics of good search engine optimization are fairly simple. Here’s a very quick summary:

· You need to make it easy for a search engine to figure out the topic of your page.

· Find appropriate keywords or key phrases and use them in the title, in the page heading, in the introduction, throughout the article, in the meta description, in alt tags, at the end of the article, in links on the page, in bold or italics, and perhaps in a list on the page.

· Use key phrases in your file names, for example: keyword1- keyword2.html.

· Use synonyms and word variations naturally throughout the page.

· When linking to your pages, use appropriate keywords in the anchor text (the words people click on). Do this for links throughout your site, and also on other people’s sites which link to yours. Vary the anchor text.

· For internal links, it’s better to use text than graphical links.

· Create a logical navigation system so that humans and search engines can easily find the content on your affiliate marketing site.

· Get links from other sites to internal pages as well as to your main page.

Traffic tip #10

Submit to the main directories. The more high quality links you have to your site, the more impressed the search engines will be. Start with major directories such as…



Top 5 Ways to Build Links and Traffic For Google

Link Building#1 – Article Marketing – Use Article directories such as www.ezinearticles.com; www.buzzle.com; www.articledashboard.com; www.goarticles.com here’s a huge list but Ezinearticles is the best IMO

If you can justify the cost you can find writers here at DP, http://www.rentacoder.com; http://www.getafreelancer; http://www.need-an-article.com make sure you that you request at least a few samples from your writer and that they can write and speak in the language you want the affiliate marketing articles written in.

#2 – Directory Submissions – And yes the ones that seem to carry the most trust and authority in Googles eyes you usually have to pay for…well Except for http://www.Dmoz.org do not submit to the 5 below unless your site is of high quality.

http://dir.yahoo.com/ $300
http://www.business.com/ $180
http://www.botw.org $99.95
http://www.joeant.com $39.99
Free, but seems to be a long wait for most people..

Their is also many more directories that you can submit to but most have no editorial guidelines therefore they typically carry little weight in Google..

If you do submit your site to lots of directories than an easy way to get your listing crawled by Google faster is to bookmark the page that your listing is on….Because most directories will have your listing pretty deep in their site.

#3 – Blog Comments

You can comment on other peoples blogs to get referral traffic and link juice. Great free tool for this is http://www.commentkahuna.com/ you can find dofollow blogs and pretty much automate the process of commenting on blogs….

Make sure you actually read the post and make an intelligent comment…

#4 – Social Luvin

You can use the power of social web 2.0 sites to gain links, traffic and brand trust.

http://www.kaboodle.com – Social shopping, Kaboodle is great for Ecommerce sites…Install toolbar button and your ready to go.

http://www.thisnext.com – Social shopping, This next is great for Ecommerce sites.

http://www.hoobly.com – High PR classified site. Easily add your products and since they have such a high PR your listing will show up in minutes.

http://www.squidoo.com Make pages about your site and add multiple elements such as videos, rss feeds, links, articles etc…

http://www.zimbio.com – Make your own “Wikizine” – Wikizine is basically just a page that everyone can add or edit content…You can add your rss feed and then Zimbio will ping your feed and fetch the content…It’s best to change up the content a little before publishing to Zimbio to avoid any duplicate filters for Google.

http://www.hubpages.com – Make a page, add elements…

These are just a few but of course theirs tons and tons more that almost everyone knows about such as youtube, myspace, facebook, digg etc…heres a huge list.


Its best to use unique, original, never before published content on your pages that you build and use 3 or more affiliate marketing keywords in your title of your page..Link to your pages you build too…..Also some pages that you build will allow you to add rss feeds…Add them…You can build a squidoo page and add the rss feeds from your other squidoo pages, hubpages, article feeds, blogs etc….

#5 – Make a link bait page

Like above in this list their are two link bait pages…The first is a list of article directories and the other is a list of social sites….as you can see it works because I linked to them…

You can compile a useful report in your niche like the Top 15 worst celebrity plastic surgery procedures. Or Top 20 bloggers. Or hottest women online. Do something different, useful, funny, sexy in your niche and people will link to it naturally.

Of course their are many, many more ways for you to build traffic and links but hey this is a top 5 list ….You want more tips, techniques then just grab my free book which is absolutely 100% free, no strings attached.

How To Monetize Your Traffic So You Get The Most Out Of It

Establishing your own E-commerce site or affiliate marketing site is not like what it used to be. There are thousands of competition that is all too willing to get a bigger share of the pie. Every scheme and method you can find to augment your sales would be very beneficial.

affiliate marketing productsWe have got to admit to ourselves. Most of us are into it for the making money online. We are not going to waste our time and effort just for the fun of it. Many sites would not wait until hell freezes over just to see their profits. While there are some who takes things lightly there are always those who would rather see profit any given day. It is common knowledge that without traffic we have no business. Like any online business, without any customers you don’t get sales. Traffic represents all the people that gets a chance to see what you have to offer. The more people who see your affiliate marketing products the more people there would be to buy them.

Nobody puts up an E-commerce site that doesn’t expect profit. We have a startup capital that needs to be regained. With a consistent traffic, we at least have a fighting chance to achieve that probability. Monetizing your traffic would optimize your chances of making the best out of it.

Making Money Online out of your Traffic

make money onlineThe best and most proven method of making a profit out of your traffic is using advertising. The internet generates hundreds of thousands upon hundred of thousands of traffic everyday. Most of them are searching for something. While some are just looking for information there is also a good percentage that is looking for something that they need.

The internet has proven to be a very reliable source in finding what was deemed to be a very unsearchable product. The internet has made the world a smaller place; you can advertise a product from the depths of Istanbul and still find a buyer from the center of Philadelphia.

Generating traffic is not an easy task. You have to contend with a great number of sites to generate a good number of affiliate marketing traffic flow. But if done successfully this could open up a Pandora’s Box of possibilities. One of the benefits is monetizing your traffic flow.

So, to get to the core of it the more traffic you generate the more likely you are considered as a desirable, desirable, in a sense that a good traffic flowing site is easily convertible to profit. Basically traffic equals profit. Advertising is the name of the game; with the good advertising scheme you can use your traffic flow to your advantage.

When you have good traffic you have a good number of potential customers, customers that are willing to pour money into your coffers. Other than that these are also traffic that can be redirected to sponsored links that are willing to pay you for a sizeable portion of the traffic that you have generated.

This scheme is called “pay-per-click”. With every click a visitor of your site makes on an advertised link you will be paid. The more traffic you generate and the more clicks that happens would spell to more profits.

Affiliate Programs

Another method of monetizing your traffic are affiliate programs. You can link up with other tried and tested sites and online companies and monetize your traffic by having a percentage of sales generated by traffic coming from your site.

The basic idea is, traffic generated from your site will go to another site that can offer a product that you do not carry. Many programs can keep track and make records of transactions that was made possible because of site linkage.

When purchases are made by customers that was led by your site to their site you get a percentage of that sale. Affiliate programs would give you the benefit of monetizing your traffic without the actual need of carrying or promoting a certain product.

There are so many ways and methods to monetize your traffic. All it takes is a bit of hard work and the desire to successfully launch a profit-earning site. The internet is a veritable source of information, many tips and guides are offered everywhere in how to monetize your traffic and make your site a good profit earner.

How to Make Use of Cheap Internet Banner Advertising

For years now, internet banner advertising has captured the World Wide Web for it has become a large help in saving an amount of money while reaching beyond territories. Affiliate Marketing banner advertising played a major part in market trafficking all over the internet and many individuals and companies have bought themselves these cheap internet banner advertising. Some made use of it financially; others have no idea on what to do with it.

internet banner advertising

With your cheap internet affiliate marketing banner advertisement, would you just sit in front of your computer and wait for people to notice you? Would you let your company get trampled by other company’s marketing strategies?

banner advertisingOkay, so you admit you bought internet banner advertising, but does that mean you won’t do anything about it because it costs cheap?

These following steps will help you get up on your feet and make your cheap internet banner advertising priceless. With these simple instructions, there will always have traffic on your website.

First, to be able to capture the attention of your target audience, your title and topic should be thought of with concern. You have to make the people believe that your cheap internet banner advertising is worthy of their time. The affiliate marketing advertisement has to meet the audience’s need.

For the people to bring attention to your internet banner advertising, you should be able to raise the curiosity and convince the people. You should be able to deliver your internet marketing products or services with strong words that may lead the target audience at deciding.

You should be able to constructs words on your advertisements that could lead the target audience that you are directly talking to them to give a sense of familiarity on your services.

As you persuade the people by calling for them and directing them to buy or entail your services, they give importance to your business proposal. Your cheap internet-based banner advertising will become one of the sought for ads there are.

Make sure to present your ads to the global community repeatedly to get them familiar with you and your services.

Always remember that having a website doesn’t mean it could sell products by itself. You must be sure to accompany it with internet marketing strategies. By buying banner advertising, you or your company would save time and money as well as making money online while achieving market sales. These internet banners advertising may come cheap, but it could lead you or your company to riches.

Why Affiliate Marketing Is One of the Most Cost-Effective Ways to Advertise your Business

affiliate marketingEver heard of affiliate programs? These are forms of Internet advertising that rewards the affiliates for driving traffic to the advertiser or for other transactions. The advertiser pays the affiliate to place a link on their website, and the affiliate sends traffic to the advertiser in return. Simply put, it’s about paying commissions to people who help you make sales. It’s that easy. NOT.

Affiliate marketing has its ups and downs. It could be draining if you are not armed with updated information and the technical how-tos. But this article’s sole objective is to reach out to you and not to badmouth affiliate marketing.

Here are the following reasons on why web marketers go gaga over affiliate marketing as a form of Internet advertisement.

monthly income1. Low cost

Many are scared to go on a home based business because of the capital required. In affiliate marketing, you don’t have to spend much to start raking in moolah.

2. Inventories not included

Product management fuss could be very stressing. An inventory is not asked to be maintained. The merchant does the maintenance required.

3. Unlimited income through leverage

When you have a paid job, your monthly income mainly relies on whether you go to work or not. With affiliate marketing, your affiliates could all just lead traffic to your site without having to lift a finger after providing them your ad copy and links. Though not every web marketer earns limitless, it still is a fact that all the necessary matters for the advertiser or Internet marketer are all there to be successful.

4. Go worldwide

With affiliate marketing, you are dealing with a global market place. All you have to do is choose a niche product and prepare all the necessary tools for your affiliates to lead traffic from just about anywhere to your website.

5. Low risk

The very main reason for Internet marketer‘s enthusiasm with affiliate marketing is its having a low risk factor. Especially for those with low budget set aside for advertising, affiliate marketing is just the way to do it.

6. No closing time

With affiliate marketing, your business works every single second of the day while targeting a worldwide market! What could be better than that?

But all of these will be put to waste if you don’t have the right niche product and all the other important tools to make it big in affiliate marketing, i.e., well-SEO-ed website. So better work on this first before ever considering those benefits.

An Overview of Affiliate Marketing Programs

Affiliate Marketing ProgramsA relatively new method of generating income in the age of the Internet is called affiliate marketing. It is an option for making money that a great many site owners have adopted, with a great deal of success.

The site owners who agree to allow another company to use their Web site to promote their products receive a commission from the sale of these items. It costs the host company nothing up front to have their products offered by other Web sites; no money will change hands until the new customer decides to purchase the product from the main Web site.

The way these affiliate programs work is actually quite simple. They seek to reward webmasters for allowing an outside company to promote their affiliate marketing products and other materials on their sites. Consider for a moment the example of Webmaster A who owns a site that promotes a series of e-books. Webmaster A gets a certain amount of traffic to his or her site, which generates a certain level of sales. Now consider how the level of sales activity would increase if Webmaster A had 100, 1,000, or even 10,000 sites offering that same ebook for sale. More sites means more sales! It’s a very simple but effective concept.

Affiliate Marketing Illustration

If your site generates a growing amount of traffic each month, it would be a very good idea to consider offering some related products to your customers as an affiliate of another site. The idea is a relatively simple one, but one that has proven to be quite effective over the last few years.

Both small and large businesses can benefit from affiliate marketing programs. Small businesses can promote their products to customers from around the world. With the number of new Web sites growing on a daily basis, there will always be new places for a company to promote their products. Large companies have the capability of promoting themselves on an even grander scale, generally in the thousands of Web sites.

Webmasters also like the idea of affiliate marketing because it can be quite a lucrative alternative source of income. The name of the game in Internet marketing is to create multiple income streams wherever possible and becoming an affiliate certainly fits the bill. One is not limited to one affiliate program on a Web site; site owners are free to choose several products they would like to promote and with the variety of products and materials that are marketed in this fashion, they will have no trouble finding an affiliate program or programs they would like to participate in.

With affiliate marketing programs paying anywhere up to a 35%-50% commission on a single sale, there is no question that this is a most appealing opportunity for many people. In fact, the potential earnings for those involved in affiliate programs is virtually unlimited!