When it comes to marketing a website, the sources that are currently being used have a lot of competition. This is because everyone is using these sources for traffic generation, which makes it pretty tough for everyone to stay on top. Especially people who have a new website have a very thin chance of getting adequate traffic. The sources that I am talking about are the search engines. Getting or maintaining a ranking on search engines is a pretty tough task nowadays. But, there are still some untapped traffic sources for marketing your website and they are completely organic. And the best part of generating traffic from these sources is, that these are completely free and have a lot of potential for increasing your website’s viewership.
Also, it is way easier than doing SEO of your website as the SEO requires consistent efforts for 3 months or more. Moreover, the audience that you will reach with these sources is going to be completely relevant to your website that means if your content is helpful, you will also be able to secure some subscribers. Lastly, these are very legitimate sources that will definitely generate results as these are directly shared by Neil Patel, a guru in internet marketing. So no need to type “free traffic sources for marketing 2018” on Google. Because these ways work spectacularly in 2018. Before we talk about these sources, let me give you a brief intro of Neil Patel.
About Neil Patel:
Neil Patel owns an Internet Marketing Agency and is a highly talented marketer with experience of more than a decade. He also has a flair for writing and has secured the title of Best Selling author of New York Times. He has been recognized as one of the top 10 marketers by Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine says that he has established a company that comes among 100 most brilliant companies. Moreover, Neil Patel has been recognized as an entrepreneur among top 100 under the age of 30 by President Obama. Also, United Nations has recognized him as top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35. The gist of the matter is that Neil Patel has a credibility that shouts “Pro.” So it is best to read about the sources he has pointed out in his video “7 Untapped Traffic Sources For Marketing Your Website.” So, without keeping you await, let’s talk about the 7 underused sources for bringing visitors to your website.
Quora is an impeccable source of traffic if used right. People from around the world come to Quora to ask queries and to check already answered questions. This is a great opportunity to divert those people towards your website. All you need to do is to find topics that are related to your niche and then answer their queries. Once you have typed the answer, put a link to your website as well. This way, people who read your answer and find it useful or people who don’t understand what you are trying to say will visit your website for more information. Neil Patel generates over a whopping 100,000 views a month. I am not saying that you will too start to generate 100,000 views overnight. It will depend on how many questions you have answered with your website’s link in it. The more relevant and valuable answers the more views.
Reddit has tons of visitors on monthly basis,51 million to be exact. Now if you market your website on a platform like this, you will definitely generate traffic. But, it is not like that you go ahead and start marketing your website. You need to participate in the community first to build your credibility. Neil tells us that you need to first start participating in subreddits that are the forums of specific niches within Reddit. First, go to your niche, then check out what type of topics are being posted and then post related content with value but without your website’s link in it. This way you will get more upvotes from community members and upvotes are the key to building credibility. Once you have posted for about three to four weeks and have gotten lots of upvotes. Now start posting content with your website’s link in it. This will work like a charm and you will be a good source of traffic for your website.
Nowadays, everyone thinks that forums are dead as the social media giant Facebook has taken over the way people used to conduct discussions. But it is not completely true. A lot of popular forums are still alive with a lot of active community members. So posting on these forums will be an intelligent way to get traffic to your website. Now here’s what you need to do. Firstly, you need to find forums that are related to your niche. You can do that by typing your niche on Google and adding a forum in the last. You will get a lot of results with forums dedicated to your niche. You can then explore those forums to check if the community is still alive by looking at the dates of posts. If the dates are frequent and people are commenting on posts then you have a forum to post to. Now secondly, just like Quora, you need to answer the posts or participate in general discussions with your website’s link in your signature. That’s it, if the forum is popular, it will generate tons of traffic once you have answered to a decent amount of posts.
LinkedIn is also an impeccable source of generating a decent amount of traffic on monthly basis. Now I am not talking about sharing your post through the LinkedIn share button. I am talking about posting your blog on LinkedIn. But the thing is, you don’t need to post the whole blog. You need to just post a few paragraphs from the start that make people want to read the rest of the post. And once you have added the few first paragraphs, you can add the “Click to continue reading” link that will take them to your website. So this way, if people want to read the rest of the post they can do that by going to that post once they click on the “click to continue reading” button. This is also a very powerful way to generate visitors and Neil generates 30,000 visitors a month just by using this tactic.
5. Niche Blogs:
Blogs have always been a great source of generating traffic. People usually do guest posting to bring traffic to that blog to their website but we are not talking about that right now. What I am talking about is to comment on the blogs with your website’s link. This is a very powerful way to bring the relevant audience to your website. What you need to do is to find blogs that are same as your niche. Now once you have found the blog, go to any post and leave comments that provide valuable insights. Do not leave spam comments as these are generally blocked by the blog and also there is no point in generating traffic by spamming. So add comments that provide value and then leave a link back to your website. Generally, when you leave a comment, it asks for the name, email, and URL, you can add your website’s URL there.
Another fantastic way to bring a steady stream of traffic to your website is by using StumbleUpon. This platform actually brings new websites and pages in front of the users when they click the stumble button. Once they do that, they will start to see new websites and pages and yours will be one of them. But the important thing is that you post content that is valuable and has infographics. These type of posts make people click on them. So you need to create remarkable and visual content and then wait for people to make it popular. Your article will become popular if people upvote it. And if it gets decent upvotes, StumbleUpon will start to show your content more frequently.
7. Facebook Groups:
Just like the forums and Quora, you can participate in Facebook groups and get good traffic on your website. Now I am specifically talking about the Facebook group as these do not have restrictions like fan pages on post commenting. So if you comment on the posts of the Facebook group, everyone within the group will be able to see that comment. So what you need to do is to find the Facebook groups that are relevant to your niche. You can do that by just searching your niche on Facebook Search bar. Once you have found some groups with a lot of members. You can then start looking for posts that require some assistance with something. You can then comment on those posts with the URL of your post that solves that particular problem the person is facing. For instance, if someone has posted that they want to explore more sources for generating traffic I can then put a link to this post in the comment. This way I will be able to make people visit my website who are interested in exploring 7 untapped sources for bringing visitors to your website.