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How to increase your website traffic for free to over 200% (traffic generation case study)

Do you want to increase your website traffic for free to over 200% or higher in a short time? Or are you looking for some ways to drive more traffic to your website?

If yes, you are in the right place.
Today I will share with you the strategies I used to increase my website traffic for free to over 200% within a month.

But before I show you the strategies I used to achieve such a result, I want to notice that in the spirit of full transparency, this post about “how to increase your website traffic for free to over 200%” contains affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I can get a commission from any company, but I only recommend products/services I use and truly believe will give value to my readers. Thank you for supporting me!

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Now, this point is clear, let jump straight into the meat of how to increase your website traffic for free.

How to increase your website traffic for free to over 200%

There are countless ways to increase your website traffic for free.

But in this post, I will just with you 10 strategies to increase your traffic without spending a dime on paid advertiseng.

1. Create more SEO friendly content and optimize them for search engines

One of the strategies I used to increase my website traffic for free to over 200% in a single month is creating more and more content.

English is not my native language, and at my start creating content constantly is been challenging for me.

Plus, I have a full-time job to manage. So it took a week for me to write 1 blog post a week and get it live.
But as it says, “it’s by forging that one becomes a blacksmith”.
In these last months, I started to x2 the numbers of posts per week. Sometimes I post 3 new fresh content within a week and that helps me increase my website traffic fast.

2. Updating my old post

Google loves fresh content. So it is to your advantage to get your content up to date and fresh every time. Updating your old content can increase your overall site ranking and performance on search engines.
For example, if one of your posts gets to the top ten rankings in Google’s search engine results page, updating it can ramp your page position to #1 or #2 on the SERP.

Trust it or not, this strategy can help your pages and your entire website rank higher on Search engines like Google, even if it is a brand new website.

Pro tip: Avoid updating your content most frequently (every week or month). Doing this will not lead you anywhere. Also, don’t try to biff Google. When updating your content, make sure to add value, relevant images and so on.

3. Improving my SEO

Do I need to mention it? If you want to drive more free or organic traffic into your website, SEO must be your core focus in your content marketing strategy.

You can improve your SEO by optimized your On-page and Off-page SEO and by optimizing your whole site. SEO optimization plugins such as Yoast SEO or Rank Math is a must-have tool if you want to write SEO-friendly content.

4. Making use of several avenues or diversifying my marketing channel

One of the best way to increase your website traffic or visitors is by inscreasing or diversifying your marketing channels.

This not only increases your chances of attracting more traffic but also allows you to work with confidence because if one fails, you can always get traffic from the other channels without having to start from scratch.

And when I talk about diversifying channels, it goes the same with content diversification. Both work hand in hand.

For instance, you can start a Youtube channel for video content (video marketing), podcasting for audio content, your blog for writing content and social media for visual content.

Actually, I am not involved in podcasting marketing but I started a Youtube channel and social media marketing (Facebook mainly) and it perform well for me.

5. Improving my DA (Domain Authority) PA (Page Authority)

Needless to say that DA and PA are a ranking factor Google uses to rank websites on the SERP.
The more your website DA and PA are high, the more it will rank higher on Search Engines.

Now, you are wondering how you can improve your website domain authority.

All right!

The easiest way and the best way to do that is by building high-quality backlinks. A backlink is a link to your website from another website.

And you can build backlinks through guest posting.

Here are some benefits backlinks can bring to your online business or website:

  • Get targeted and quality traffic to your website (extra traffic for you)
  • Google will increase its trust in your website,
  • Increase your pages and whole site rank. That means more traffic, more leads and more sales for you.

There are bloggers that offer guest posting and whatever the niche in with you are you can find people that offer this service.

Just go on Google and google your niche name+ guest post/write for us.

Let’s say you are in the weight loss niche. When I google “weight loss guest post”, here is what Google gave me as a result. See the image below.

You have in front of you countless results you can go through and choose the one that fits your writing style.

But if you are poor in writing like me, guest blogging is not the best option for you because your work will be rejected a thousand times.

Fortunately, you can get links back to your website by creating quality and engaging content.

Another option is to hire a freelance writer or proofreader on Fivver or Upwork to do the hard work for you.

6. Tracking and analyzing

If you’re a marketer who doesn’t track and analyze your marketing efforts, it’s like crossing the road blindfolded and you will pay a heavy price for that mistake.

As an affiliate marketer or blogger, you need to track your traffic and campaigns in order to figure out which campaigns perform better.
I didn’t tell you why I started a Youtube Channel although I am not fluent in English.

My social media campaign started with Pinterest, but when I started creating (publishing) more and more reviews, I realized Pinterest doesn’t perform with product reviews posts.
People go on Pinterest not to read reviews, but to finding tips and fun stuff.

After an analysis, I changed my plan and started a Youtube channel that is perfect for product reviews and all kinds of posts.
Most of my social media traffic comes from Youtube, Quora, and Facebook.

7. By starting an email marketing

Email marketing is another way to increase your website traffic for free. And the best part it helps to connect yourself with your audience, build a trust relationship and engage them.

What you need to do is to start building your email list and then send newsletters to your list with some links back to your blog posts.

To build your list fast, you need a lead magnet and a landing page or opt-in form to collect their details (email, name, etc.).

If you don’t know what a lead magnet is, let me give you a quick definition.

To be simple, it is just an offer you can give away to your prospective customers in exchange for their email address.

That can be something of value like an ebook, a free course, a gift card, etc.

Here is an example of a lead magnet I created with LeadsLeap PopupExpert.

Lead magnet

If you are starting out and don’t have money to invest, Sendsteed by Leadsleap and Mailchimp are email marketing tools’ provider you can use for free.

8. Targeting long-tail keywords

Image credit: neilpatel.com

If you have a new brand website like the mine and you don’t do your keywords research diligently, you won’t rank on search engines.

A short-tail keyword will bring you so much traffic if you succeed to rank your post on the first page of Google.

But if you want to rank higher, drive targeted and quality traffic that converts, target long-tail keywords and create much content. It is better to get 10 pages that convert and rank higher on search engines than getting 1 page with lots of traffic and low conversion rate.

The likelihood to rank for these keywords is high. Plus, it converts better because you are targeting a specific audience to your website.

Experts report that Amazon makes 57% of their sales from long-tail keywords.

This strategy helped me double my organic traffic as well.

How to increase your website visitors for free

You won’t find a winning long-tail keyword without a keyword research tool.

The Keyword research tool I use myself is Jaaxy. You can read my review here and find what this tool can help you take your online business into the next level.

9. Remarketing

What does it mean, remarketing? It means advertising to people you already have a connection with. For instance, you can re-engage your Facebook friends, your email list, your Instagram and Twitter followers, etc.

10. Buy niche-specific abandoned domains

Another way to increase your website visitor for free is to buy niche-specific abandoned domains. That means buy expired domain names that got visitors and redirect these domain names to your existing website. This strategy will conduct extra traffic these expired domain names received.

Bonus: Use the E-A-T concept (long term goal)

E-A-T is an acronym that means Expert, Authoritative and Trustworthy. Using the E-A-T concept means creating engaging and valuable content that will engage your audience and get them to share, comment and create backlinks to your website. That will lead Google to trust your website and give it more authority.

Wrapping up…

If you want to increase your traffic for free, following these strategies will help you drive tons of traffic on your website.

I used some of these strategies and they worked for me.

What strategies have you used and what’s been your experience? Share it in the comment section below.

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Must-read post:

1. How to create a website and make money

2. Jaaxy review: A best keyword research tool every blogger must use

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To your success,

Sebastian

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