37 Beginner Friendly Ways To Gain Free Website Traffic

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Increase Website Traffic

There's one thing every new website needs....traffic!

You can create all the best content in the world or have an amazing product and no one will ever see it ("build it and they will come" is a myth and not true online so you can't just create content and expect people to magically find it without work on your part).

But for so many new website owners traffic is seemingly hard to find (despite it being in abundance and everywhere)

Without it you have literally have nothing...no audience, no email list, no sales, no customers, no money and absolutely no chance of ever quitting your day job, replacing your income, winning back your freedom, taking control over your life and experiencing your dream life.

So how DO you get traffic?

In 'The Beginners Guide: How To Increase Website Traffic' I'll show you almost every different method you can drive targeted visitors to your site.

Focusing on the most effective ways so you don't waste time.

In fact I've included over 37 premium, hand picked, resources on the net that explain each step.

You don't need to do ALL of these methods instead simply figure out where your target audience hangs out online (just ask yourself which blogs, social platforms, communities, website, forums etc do the read and follow?) and focus only on those sources.

When you find out which sources convert best into sales then you ramp those methods up.

So let's increase your website traffic...


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How To Gain Social Media Traffic

Social media can be a very effective way to get traffic to your website or blog.

It allows you to build up your audience, connect with potential visitors AND network with other influential people in your niche who already have the audience you want to tap into.

Don't make the mistake of thinking you need to be on EVERY social media site instead focus on the core ones where your target audience can be found.



How To Create Profitable Facebook Ads In Your Niche Without Going Broke [And Why People Love Shocked Cats]


"Jon LoomerOnly half of your fans are on Facebook every day and even then, they’re active during a small window. The same holds true for users catching their friends’ content. Promote a user’s interaction with your website and more of their connections are likely to see it.” - Jon Loomer.



10 Simple Twitter Tactics That Will Get You More Traffic Today


Adam Connel“My personal blog received 5 x more traffic from Twitter than any other referral source which shows that it can be done when you incorporate the right tactics” - Adam Connell.



How To Grow Your Blog Traffic Using Tumblr


Takeshi YoungWhy should I care about Tumblr? Before we get too far, let me provide some stats about Tumblr which should help put things into perspective: 130.5 million blogs on Tumblr, as of August 2013” -  Takeshi Young.



Drive Massive Traffic with Instagram Marketing: A Sumo-Sized Guide


Michael Zsigmound“With Instagram, marketers have access to a huge audience of 100 million active users” - Michael Zsigmound




4 Ways To Increase Your Traffic With Stumbleupon




How to Use Reddit to Get More Traffic and Build Your Tribe




Can You Get Traffic From Pinterest In Just 1 Month? [Case Study]


Neil Patel“Pinterest isn’t a perfect fit for all web marketers…yet, if you can figure out how to use it as a tool in your SEO toolbox you can drive massive traffic to your site” - Neil Patel



8 Ways to Get More Traffic from LinkedIn


Steve Rayson“ Audience Insight Report  found that LinkedIn drives significantly more traffic to corporate websites than all the other social platforms combined – 64% of all visits” - Steve Rayson.



Can Triberr Get You More Web Traffic [Or Is Traffic a False God]?


Neicole Crepeau“Triberr is a platform that bands together like-minded bloggers who support each other by tweeting worthy posts” - Neicole Crepeau.


Scoop It

Wait Till You See What Happens When You Scoop.It


Scoop It“During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors  “ - Scoop It



(RELATED: All the major traffic sources and strategies are covered, step by step, including an in-depth tutorial on "how to get your first 1,000 website visitors" (and much more) inside NicheHacks Insider)


How To Rank In Google & Gain SEO Traffic

SEO can be an incredibly effective way to get traffic however due to it's unpredictable nature (all it takes is 1 algorithm update and you could see your rankings lost) efforts should be put into place to drive traffic from alternative sources also.

SEO falls into 3 categories - blackhat, greyhat, and whitehat.

White hat is completely 'ethical' link building. Blackhat is using whatever means necessary to rank in the search engines and greyhat somewhere in between.

I will only share sustainable, long term, white-hat and Google-safe strategies with you.


(Whitehat) Link Building

23 Foolish Link Building Mistakes You Must Avoid At All Costs (#19 is Plain Stupid)

The 5 Step SEO Strategy To Rank For Any Keyword in 2018 & Beyond (With Zero Risk of a Google Penalty)

7 Reasons Why You Need to Quit Your Unhealthy Obsession With Google Traffic (And Follow This Stress Free Strategy Instead)

27 Experts Reveal Their Best SEO Tools For Keyword Research

15 Ways To "Build" Powerful Whitehat Backlinks That Will Rank Your Niche Site



brian dean“People that succeed with SEO do two things very well. First, they identify SEO techniques that get them results. Second, they put 100% of their resources into executing and scaling those techniques.” - Brian Dean


How To Get Website Visitors From Content Marketing

Content marketing refers to using content, usually blog posts but also infographics, video and any other types of content, to draw in visitors.

They key is to create the best possible content that you can, preferably different or better than what's already out there in your niche, so that people just cannot ignore your website.

By getting that content in front of your target audience and influential people in your niche you can build up your traffic numbers substantially.

It also encompasses guest posting, syndication, and curation.


General Content Marketing

How To Find And Manage Content Writers for Your Niche Website [The Definitive Guide]

14 Smart Ways To Create Authority Content in Any Niche (Even If You're Not An Expert)

The Best Content Marketing Tips: 6 Trends Niche Marketers Need To Conquer

31 Ways To Promote Your Blog Posts & Get Blog Traffic [Updated]

How To Write And Promote Expert Roundups Even If You Don't Know Any Experts

41 Copy & Paste Headlines Formulas That Get Clicked



Sonia Simone“Remember, content marketing only works if you can create content that’s both entertaining and useful to your readers.” Sonia Simone.


Guest Posting

The Ultimate Guide: How To Guest Blog Like A Pro (& Get Loads Of Targeted Traffic)


Kristi Hines“The first thing to remember about a great guest post is that it is not about your business, your products, or your services. Guest posts should be valuable sources of information – not advertisements! “ Kristi Hines



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How To Use Online Networking & Outreach For Traffic

One of the most important thing you can do as a marketer, blogger or webmaster is network with other people in your niche.

Doing so will be beneficial to both of you and help grow your website and connections.

By sharing others content, reach out to them via email, commenting on their blog and linking to them you're building a relationship.

Over time they will return the favour assuming your content is up to scratch.

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Comment Traffic [Yes, It Still Works!]

How to Write Outreach Emails that Get Responses From The Biggest Authorities In Your Niche


(RELATED: All the major traffic sources and strategies are covered, step by step, including an in-depth tutorial on "how to get your first 1,000 website visitors" (and much more) inside NicheHacks Insider)


How To Use Forum & Message Board Marketing

Forum marketing works by engaging in relevant forums with your target audience by answering questions, posting great topics and being a useful member.

Some forums will allow you to share snippets of your post with a link back to your site but most simply allow a clickable signature.

You'll be surprised how many visitors you can receive just from signature clicks in a busy and engaged forum IF you're posting useful advice.

Simply posting for the sake of increasing the post count and displaying your link won't help you much.


How To Build Traffic Using Forums


Jens“I’m only spending about 10 minutes a day on discussion forums, but from this little effort, I have successfully managed to drive traffic from forums every single day to my blog” - Jens P Berget



How To Drive Traffic Using Video Marketing

The power of video cannot be underestimated. Youtube is the second biggest search engine in the world behind Google.

It's also a social media website in it's own right as well as a video sharing platform.

Video reviews, personal presentations, animation, simple slides can all push visitors towards your site in huge numbers.


6 Ways To Use Video Marketing As A Niche Marketer


jeff bullas“YouTube represents fertile ground for lead generation. People tend to forget YouTube is in fact a social platform just like as Facebook and Twitter with sharing capabilities, comments and likes as part of its features.
“ - Juff Bullas


(RELATED: All the major traffic sources and strategies are covered, step by step, including an in-depth tutorial on "how to get your first 1,000 website visitors" (and much more) inside NicheHacks Insider)


How To Drive Traffic From Email Marketing

Email marketing is a rarely talked about traffic source yet it's one of the most engaged and powerful methods at your disposal.

You NEED to be building an email list as an online business or you're missing out on repeat visitors & sales as well as building up a relationship and trust with your audience.

Having a series of follow up messages that go out regularly to subscribers can mean a continual stream of visitors back to your site.

You can also send 'broadcast' messages to get an instant spike of traffic to your latest piece of content.


33 Irresistible Lead Magnet Ideas To Grow Your Email List Fast

42 Hard-Hitting Ways To SkyRocket Your Blogs Email Subscribers List (Number 32 Is SUPER Important Yet Often Ignored!)

9 Ways To Grow Your Email List With OptinMonster

How To Choose the Right Email Marketing Tool – GetResponse vs. Mailchimp vs. AWeber


Bnoon“All other things being equal, email marketing still crushes social media marketing “ - Bnoon Tennant


Other Traffic Generation Methods

Here are a collection of other traffic generation methods that don't fit into the other categories.

Blog Commenting

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Comment Traffic (Yes, It Still Works!)



Slideshare Traffic Case Study: From 0 to 243,000 Views In 30 Days



How To Create The Perfect Infographic


Using Automation Tools

How To Awake The Sumo & Automate The Growth Of Your Website


Competitor Spying

How To Spy On Your Competitors And Steal Their Traffic With Ahrefs



Ryan Hanley“When it comes to generating consistent traffic growth your blog comment strategy is no different than SEO or social media… It’s all about adding value and being awesome! “ - Ryan Hanley


(RELATED: All the major traffic sources and strategies are covered, step by step, including an in-depth tutorial on "how to get your first 1,000 website visitors" (and much more) inside NicheHacks Insider)


Bonus Resource: Paid Traffic (Optional)

Paid traffic is one of the quickest ways to get visitors to your site and test your conversion rates.

However it can be costly when you're new and testing the waters so always start small and build up if you're going to use it.

The beauty of paid traffic is that it's almost unlimited so once you've you've figured out how to convert your traffic into opt ins or sales you can scale it up indefinitely.

Facebook Ads

How To Create Profitable Facebook Ads In Your Niche Without Going Broke [And Why People Love Shocked Cats]


Google Adwords

How to Increase Website Traffic from Google AdWords



PanchanFacebook is the largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users on desktop and 600 million monthly active users on mobile. If it were a country, Facebook would be the 3rd largest country in the world! “ - Pancham Prashar.



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Conclusion On How To Get Website Traffic

So by now you should have some ideas on how to increase traffic to your website.

Simply find out where your target audience hangs out online and focus solely on those sources instead of trying to do all of the methods above (don't spread yourself too thin).

You'll begin to see that certain traffic sources convert into sales and email opt ins more than others so focus all your efforts onto those.

Don't waste time on traffic that doesn't take any action even if it's in big numbers.

Traffic is useless if it does not convert.

And if you start getting lots of traffic but no conversion then don't think the solution is more traffic.

What you need to work on is converting the traffic you already have before you seek out more.

Using the methods here will increase website traffic for you regardless of the type of site you have - so what are you waiting for?

Tell me in the comments section below which resource you found most useful...

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  1. Iman says:

    Yes, all websites need targeted traffic for monetizing. Without traffic, there is no sales. Don't depend on one traffic source. Diversity few traffic sources.

  2. Shalu Sharma says:

    Excellent set of resources to get traffic. Social media is big. I also recommend joining facebook groups in your niche and being active in those groups. Google communities are big too. Triberr is pretty good and being active there will also help bring traffic. Commenting on blogs with commentluv on it is another one but you have to comment meaningfully.

  3. I haven't see my luck in tribberr , pinterest, reddit but find find more time work on this traffic generation site..

    • NicheHacks says:

      Reddit can provide a ton of traffic but it doesn't convert too well for NicheHacks. On other niche sites it does better. Reddit are sucha savvy crowd though and they won't stand for you only sharing your own content.

  4. Fervil Von says:

    This is why I love going to this website more often. Lots of amazing stuff happening. You're really something Stuart.

    Thanks for sharing lad.

  5. Sameer Khan says:

    Really an awesome guide.

  6. krishna says:

    nice share mate..yeah youtube is great tool to drive traffic,I always use youtube to promote something on the net and put some link on video description

  7. Claire says:

    This is really informative... New to this and fishing around for inspiration. It would be great to see an "idiots guide" to getting started as well... Great blog!!

  8. Rahul says:

    I have used social marketing to a great effect to drive traffic to my website. Websites like facebook has very high page rank. It will give us high pr juicy links. But i never tried much marketing in websites such as Scoop it. I think i will have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • NicheHacks says:

      Facebooks home page has high page rank but i don't think that's the same as you posting a link on your profile or to a random group / page on FB. Those inner pages will likely have little or no page rank.

  9. Creating link worthy content is the simplest and most effective way to increase website search traffic. I think most beginners don’t focus on creating quality content, they always focus on increasing their traffic instead of building readers.

    Great post,!!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Great point Sachin, creating link worthy content (and then doing a bit of outreach) is the single most effective way to get traffic. Most people aren't willing or aren't capable of doing so (at least they think that anyway).

  10. Amar kumar says:


    We should be conscious of placing appropriate keywords throughout every aspect of our site - our titles, content, URLs, and image names. We need to think about our keywords as search terms, how would someone looking for information on this topic search for it.

    It’s important for every webmaster their website should be responsive for every browser and compatible with all devices because people can visit our website from anything maybe it can be mobile, tablet, desktop pc, or laptop so make sure of our website should be responsive with all browsers and compatible with all devices.

    People expect some unique stuff that is different from every blog if we will successful in providing unique content or unique product that is different from the others our blog or product will grow up automatically.

    Social media signals are too much important for SEO. We need to engage our audience on social media group or page as well be friendly with them. Eventually, thanks for your great support with your wealthy informative post.

    With best regards,

    Amar kumar

  11. Shoaib says:

    Social traffic and forums discussion is the key of my success.

  12. James Oliver says:

    Google AdWords is the best-paid advertising technique to get instant traffic to a website.
    When it comes to small companies with less budget the best way to get website traffic is by implementing quality SEO.
    There are two important activities under SEO which when executed in a perfect way will give better organic traffic to a particular website. They are:
    1. On-Page Activities (Optimising keywords and Meta data)
    2. Off-Page Activities (Backlinks from third party websites)

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