9 Old-School Methods That Still Work To Drive Traffic To Your Site

These are all super quick and fairly easy methods of driving traffic to your website, many of which have been ignored by marketers in favor of the “latest and best”. However, they all still work, some of them extremely well, especially considering how quick and easy they really are.

In fact, there isn’t a tactic here that takes more than an hour, and some can be done in just a few minutes. Some can get traffic pretty fast and some take some time.

My suggestion: Do one a day, every day, until you’ve done all that interest you. Some you will continue to do on a daily basis, like using Twitter, but of course you can also use automation to lighten the workload.

1. Do product reviews. To drive traffic? your bet Product reviews are easy to rank, especially if you do them on video. Here’s the catch: don’t do it like any other product review. Instead, be real. Use your personality. Have fun with it. And ask the reader/viewer to subscribe for more product reviews.

One last thing: TELL THE TRUTH about what you think of the product. I once came across a product review that said, quite frankly, that the product wasn’t worth it. I didn’t buy that product, but I did subscribe to the author’s list and have since bought several hundred dollars worth of products from him because he earned my trust.

2. Create a list of keywords. Then use it to write your articles and blog posts. It’s fine to write about what you want, but it’s even better to write about what people are actually searching for. By using a list of keywords, you not only get new ideas, but you are also better in tune with the market and what could make your articles rank on Google. Once you write a new article, promote it on social media.

3. Find questions in forums and answer them in articles. If someone is asking a question in a forum, there is a good chance that others are asking the same question. Go ahead and write an article, post it, then post your article link in the “for more information” forum after your answer.

4. eHow.com is a PR7 site, so getting a backlink from here could be useful for SEO purposes. Click the Join Now button and sign up. Fill in the “about me” box and be sure to include your website URL along with your keywords in the anchor text.

5. Blogger.com is a PR8 site, owned by Google (hint, hint). When you join, find the “about me” section and add your website URL along with your keywords in the anchor text.

6. StatCounter.com is another PR8 site. Sign in, click “cpanel user” and “enter details”. Enter your website URL in the “Home Page” box and save your changes. Go to the forum and make at least 2-3 useful posts.

7. Sign up for forums in your niche. Fill in the details in your profile, including your name and website. If the forum allows it, add your website or blog to your signature. Make several useful posts in each forum. Quality backlinks are what you’re looking for here, but if you find that you enjoy posting on forums, keep it up. Your posts can drive traffic back to your site.

8. Join Twitter. Use Twitter. Really. Make multiple tweets, find people to follow in your niche, and every time you write an article, tweet about it. It amazes me how many marketers still don’t fully use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

9. Set up a lens in Squidoo. This is another top PR site that could help you with your rankings. Also, the lens itself could rank highly for your keywords. Go to the site, click “make a new lens” and follow the instructions from there. Remember to update your lens with new content from time to time. And be sure to include your bio along with your URL.

All of these are quite simple and can help drive traffic to your website. So the next time you have a few extra minutes, pick one and get to work. It will be time well spent.

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