Introduction to FREE Traffic

Free traffic is never actually free because you always have to factor in the cost of your time but I suppose its not costing you money as such so the next best thing really.

The issue with free traffic is that it does take a lot of time and effort especially is starting from scratch so consider buying traffic as soon as possible.  You don’t need to commit to a big budget, you can but 100 click solo ad for $30 and this is a great strategy to consider to test out your offer or service BEFORE you spend months developing the free traffic, many many thousands of marketers have done this only to find the niche was not responsive or the offer just did not work, something they could have found out within a couple of days of testing and an expense of $30.

I will be covering many methods and strategies to drive both FREE and Paid traffic over the coming weeks and months, in the meantime here is a list of the main sources for free traffic.

  • Forum Marketing

  • Join the biggest forums in your niche.
    – Search Google for “discussions” in your niche.
    – Establish yourself as an authority by providing valuable posts to the forum.
    – Answer people’s questions.
    – Have a good signature, with an enticing link, such as a link to a freebie.
  • Forum Search Engines:


    boardreader.com
    omgili.com
    forumssearch.com

  • Forum Directory:


    directory.big-boards.com

  • Blogs

  • Best way to get blog traffic is to create incredible content.
    – Create “link bait”
    – Write something highly controversial.
    – Utilize 
    trackback links as a form of conversation marketing with other bloggers.
    – Participate in blog carnivals. See blogcarnival.com
    – Host your own blog carnival.
    – Leave comments on other peoples’ blogs. (Do NOT spam or use automation)
    – Expand your reach through 
    RSS feed syndication.
  • RSS Feed Aggregators:

  • technorati.com
    syndic8.com
    feedage.com
    newsisfree.com
    theblogfarm.com
    newzalert.com
    feedsee.com
  • Submit to curation sites, such as alltop.com
  • Blog Communities

  • blogengage.com
    fuelmyblog.com
    blogher.com (for women only)

 Blog Directories:

  • globeofblogs.com
    bloggernity.com
    blogville.us
    ontoplist.com
  • Pligg sites (also Scuttle, phpDug, and PublicBookmark):
    blokube.com
    tipd.com
    bizsugar.com
    fwisp.com
    dzone.com (web development related)
  • News Aggregation and other Curation Sites:


    imnewswatch.com (Internet Marketing only)
    biznik.com
    webpronews.com
    (search for some in your niche)

    • Guest Blogging 

  • Some guest blogging or guest article opportunities: 
    www.blogussion.com/write-for-us/
    www.zeromillion.com/involve/
    www.bloggernews.net/write-for-bnn
    www.fuelyourblogging.com/contribute/
    smartblogs.com/interested-in-writing-for-smartblogs
    www.sitepronews.com/call-for-writers/
    homebasedbusiness.com/profiles/blog/new
    slashdot.org/submission
    www.lifehack.org/contribute
    www.knowtebook.com/publish
    (There are thousands of places where you can potentially be a guest blogger! Search for blogs in your niche)

    • Tutorial Sites

    Instructables.com
    Good-tutorials.com (Graphics/Photo/Programming)
    Tutorialized.com (Web design and marketing)
    tutorial-index.com (photoshop, coding, video, etc)
    tutorial-center.com (computer related)
    geekpedia.com (Programming)
    tutorialsphere.com (web, video, audio, etc)
    tutorialsgarden.com (photoshop & coding)
    thewebblend.com (Design)
    fstutorials.com (Web design)
    noupe.com (Graphics related)
    (there are dozens more)

    • Document Sharing Sites

  • docstoc.com
    calameo.com
    docs.google.com
    edocr.com
    ensips.com
    pdfcast.org (for PDF’s)

Slideshow Sharing Sites

slideshare.net

authorstream.com

slideboom.com

powershow.com

slideserve.com

slidesix.com

myplick.com

  • Ebook Sharing Sites and Directories

  • free-ebooks.net
    getfreeebooks.com
    ebookdirectory.com
    e-booksdirectory.com
    free.yudu.com
    manybooks.net
    witguides.com
    bookyards.com
    bibliotastic.com
    smashwords.com
    sharewareebooks.com
    ebookjunkie.com (Free ebooks category)
    ebookmall.com (Free ebooks category)
    Amazon.com (Kindle version)

    • Submit Coupons to Coupon Directories

  • couponcabin.com
    couponcraze.com
    couponcraze.com
    coupongirl.com
    couponmountain.com
    currentcodes.com
    dailyedeals.com
    dealcatcher.com
    dealhunting.com
    dealofday.com (Forum)
    deals2buy.com
    deals4dummies.com
    dealtaker.com
    edealsetc.com
    gottadeal.com (Forum)
    happycoupons.com
    headlinedeals.com
    jackscouponcodes.com
    keycode.com
    mycoupons.com
    promotioncode.org
    quicktoclick.com
    ultimatecoupons.com
    wanting.com
    (and many more)

    • Podcasting Sites

  • allpodcasts.com
    digitalpodcast.com
    feeds4all.com (podcast category)
    fluctu8.com
    getapodcast.com
    gigadial.net
    godcast1000.com (Christian)
    ipodder.org
    itunes.com
    learnoutloud.com
    mirpod.com
    podbean.com
    podcast411.com
    podcastalley.com
    podcastblaster.com/directory/
    podcastdirectory.com
    podcastingnews.com
    podcasting-station.com
    podcastpickle.com
    podcastpup.com
    podfeed.net
    rimpodcast.quickplay.ca/rimpodcasting/ (Blackberry)
    social.zune.net/podcasts/ (Zune)
    stitcher.com
    techpodcasts.com
  • Free Press Release Sites

  • http://www.1888PressRelease.comhttp://www.24-7pressrelease.comhttp://www.AddPR.comhttp://www.afly.comhttp://www.afreego.com

    http://www.africa.emailwire.com

    http://www.africanewswire.net

    http://www.albertam.com

    http://www.anyrelease.com

    http://www.approvelist.compress

    http://www.articlecity.prwebdirect.com

    http://www.articlesubmission.org

  • Free Classified Ads

  • ablewise.com
    adoos.com
    adpost.com
    allfreeads.com
    american-classifieds.net
    backpage.com
    classifiedads.com
    classifiedsgiant.com
    craigslist.org
    domesticsale.com
    ebayclassifieds.com
    eclassifieds4u.com
    epage.com
    finditclassifieds.com
    freeclassifieds.com
    geebo.com
    inetgiant.com
    kedna.com
    locanto.com
    newfreeclassifieds.com
    olx.com
    oodle.com
    pennysaverusa.com
    salespider.com
    usfreeads.com
    webclassifieds.us
  • Free Directories

  • 01webdirectory.com
    arakne-links.com
    azlisted.com
    bhanvad.com
    dmoz.org
    exactseek.com
    fourfind.com
    freeadvertisingdirectory.com
    freewebdirectory.org
    gmdir.com (Your site must use Google maps)
    illumirate.com
    info-listings.com
    innerseek.com
    itzalist.com
    mavicanet.com
    netinsert.com
    smartlinks.org (submit via email)
    somuch.com
    thalesdirectory.com
    theseoking.com
    topsiteswebdirectory.com
    uudir.com
    worldwidewub.org
    (Do a search to find niche-specific directories)

    • Social Bookmarking

  • socialmarker.com is a free site that you can use to automate your social bookmarking
  • Slashdot.org
    Digg.com
    Reddit.com (manual submission recommended)
    Tagza.com
    Fark.com
    Connotea.org
    Netvouz.com
    Diigo.com
    Bibsonomy.org
    Folkd.com
    Linkagogo.com
    Tipd.com (Financial)
    Jumptags.com
    OYAX.com
    Boomarking.com
    Karmalynx.com
    HealthRanker.com
    linkedwords.com
  • Q&A Site

  • sable2know.org
    akaqa.com
    allexperts.com
    answerbag.com
    answers.com
    answers.yahoo.com is probably the most popular Q&A site currently.
    aolanswers.com
    ask.fm
    ask.metafilter.com
    askville.amazon.com/Index.do
    blurtit.com
    fluther.com
    formspring.me
    justanswer.com
    kgbanswers.com
    mahalo.com/answers/
    querycat.com
    quora.com
    stackexchange.com
    theanswerbank.co.uk
    webanswers.com
  • Other social media & web 2.0 sites

  • Hubs:
    hubpages.com
    squidoo.com
    gather.com
  • Places to build free pages & blogs (and post on others):
    weebly.com
    wetpaintcentral.com
    blogger.com
    livejournal.com
    tumblr.com
    xanga.com
    blog.co.uk
    thoughts.com
    Photo sharing:
    pinterest.com
    clipboard.com
    flickr.com
    Wiki-type of sites:
    wikipedia.org
    wikimedia.org
    wikia.com
    wikidot.com
    wikispaces.com
    listafterlist.com
    Rating/Review sites:
    reviews.ebay.com (Write guides)
    rateitall.com

    • Traffic Exchanges

  • (aka Click Exchanges, Popup Exchanges, Autosurf Sites, etc.) I recommend NOT buying credits or upgrading your account, unless you just want to artifically inflate your traffic stats.Traffic Exchanges:
    10khits.com
    4×4hits.com
    autosurfmonster.com
    autosurfpro.com
    bellasclickshack.com
    bonus-hits.com
    clickvoyager.com
    dragonsurf.biz
    easyhits4u.com
    eternalhits.com
    fastcashandtraffic.com
    freeautosurf.com
    freetrafficlotto.com
    freetrafficworld.com
    golden-hits.com
    gradeatraffic.com
    high-hits.com
    hit2hit.com
    hits4surfers.com
    hitsafari.com
    fits-a-million.com
    hitsboosterpro.com
    ilovehits.com
    internetTraffic247.com
    linkcrews.com
    lords-of-traffic.com
    maxtrafficpro.com
    proclickexchange.com
    realhitz4u.com
    runesurf.com
    smileytraffic.com
    soaring4traffic.com
    startxchange.com
    tecommandpost.com
    tehoopla.com
    teprofits.com
    topsurfer.com
    toptiertraffic.com
    traffic4webmasters.com
    trafficattheraces.com
    trafficera.com
    trafficg.com
    trafficgoldrush.com
    traffichoopla.com
    trafficpods.com
    trafficsnapper.com
    trafficspammer.com
    traffic-splash.com
    trafficswarm.com
    traffictaxis.com
    vitalviralpro.com
    webbizinsider.com
    web-biz-solutions.com
    webcentresurf.com
    webmasterquest.com
    Pop-Up & Exit Ad Exchanges:
    exitdomain.com
    exitfire.com/57
    exitjunction.com
    eztrafficexchange.com
    visitasweb.biz
    visitors.ws
    Banner Exchanges:
    1800banners.com
    adendum.com
    bannerexchangenow.com
    bannerrage.com
    bannersgomlm.com
    bucketsofbanners.com
    click4click.com
    ebannertraffic.com
    exchange-it.com
    freeadzone.com
    freebannerdisplays.com
    freebannerexchange.org
    free-banners.com
    hitx.net
    impressionz.com
    linkbuddies.com
    neobanners.com
    optimumbannerexchange.com
    showyoursite.com
    thebannerexchange.com
    whambanners.com
    worldbannerexchange.com

    • Traffic Toolbars

  • freetrafficbar.com
    freetrafficexplosion.ourtoolbar.com
    instantbuzz.com
    surf-bar-traffic.com
    viraltrafficfrenzy.com

    • Viral URL Cloakers

  • ezadexchange.com
    newdawnads.info
    su.pr – is one to use if you’re a StumbleUpon user.
    trackads.biz
    trafficstorm.us
    viraladmachine.com
    viralexchange.biz
    viraltextadz.com
    viraltrafficdominator.com
    viralurl.com – is a popular one in the Internet marketing community
    URL cloakers that pay cash for clicks:
    adf.ly
    swyze.com
    upag.es
    adblue.us
    viraltrafficdominator.com

    • Free Safelists

  • activesafelist.com
    adtactics.com
    adzquik.com
    dolphinadexchange.com
    elitesafelist.com
    freesafelistking.com
    freesafelistmailer.com
    globalsafelist.com
    herculist.com
    iearnadsfree.com
    myfreesafelist.com
    myfreetextads.com
    newdawnads.info
    roadstersolos.info
    safelister.com
    safelistxl.com
    smartsafelist.com
    solo-ads.com
    soloxflow.com
    spicy-soloads.com
    target-safelist.com
    theleadmagnet.com
    ultimatesafelisthost.com/directory.php
    viraladmachine.com
    viralexchange.biz
    viraltextadz.com
    viraltrafficmania.com
    xtrememailer.com