One Easy Way To Get Free Targeted Web Traffic

There are many ways to get free targeted web traffic, including article marketing, search engine optimization, forum marketing etc. But today, we are not going to discuss any of those.

We are going to talk about a more ‘advanced’ way to get free targeted web traffic.

I describe it as ‘advanced’ because this method may seem overwhelming for newbies. But if you are an experienced marketer or willing to get your hands dirty, it’s not difficult at all.

The trick is to provide a free web-based application that is useful to your targeted traffic.

Let me show you a real-life example:

Seobook.com is a website selling SEO training. Its targets are people interested in search engine optimization. One strategy that this company uses to get free targeted traffic is by providing free SEO tools such as keyword research tool, SEO plugin for Firefox etc.

Isn’t it a commonsense traffic strategy? Anyone using the tools will become their potential customers.

Yes, it will take some initial effort to promote your free tool to the community you’re targeting. But once the power of word of mouth sets in, you can see free targeted web traffic coming to your website like clockwork.

If you haven’t realized, that is one of the strategies that we adopt to generate targeted traffic for our members – YOU.

We develop different kinds of marketing and advertising tools that our members can use to generate leads. Since all the tools carry a link to our website, some traffic will come to our website. Some will join our membership, read our blog and visit other members websites via the ads in our network.

3 Simple Steps To Create Your Own Traffic Bait

Now that you understand the principles behind this strategy, the next question is, how to create your own tool that you can use to get free targeted web traffic?

Below are 3 easy steps that I use all the time:

1) Come out with a good idea

You don’t need to be too creative, but you need to know what are the tools your market needs.

Great ideas are usually solutions to problems. Thus, identifying problems is your first step in generating great ideas.

For example, before I came out with the idea of Affiliate ID Manager (a viral software that we give away in LeadsLeap), I was saving tons of login IDs and passwords in my Outlook mailbox and Excel spreadsheets. It was a real mess at that time. Then I asked myself what if there is a software that can manage all the IDs….. And the result of this thought is Affiliate ID Manager, which is available to you now.

2) Get a programmer to create it

There are many freelancing websites where you can find programmers to turn your idea into a product.

I will not go into the details on how to find programmers. I just have one advice: Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Do not think that you’ve engaged a programmer and everything will be done magically. Chances are it wouldn’t.

First, you need to have a very clear idea of what your end product will look like, detail it down in either writing or drawing, and make sure that your programmer understands it. You also need to list down all the product features. The list must be specific and measurable so that both you and the programmer can use the list as a check list to decide whether the project is completed. Lastly you need to communicate with the programmer as often as possible to make sure that the project is progressing and all the features are included.

3) Promote it

Nothing can happen until you promote the hell out of it and get enough people to start using your tool. Period.

There you have it, an easy way to get free targeted web traffic. The traffic is easy, the preparation work can be tedious, but it’s well worth the effort.

17 thoughts to “One Easy Way To Get Free Targeted Web Traffic”

  1. Hey Kenneth, it is the same with giving away free wordpress themes. All you have to do is get a designer to create professional looking wordpress themes and distribute around
    in various internet marketing forums then you will get huge traffic from there.

    It’s a nice simple trick and I think they are cheaper when
    you compare to application development

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  2. Grat post as usual, Kenneth
    Not so easy to do though, but I’m not yet an advanced marketer.
    Maybe a website with free reports, genuine reviews and so on to begin with…

  3. Great advice Ken. I actually had something I wanted to create a while back. I even contacted a developer, but never went through with it. This really gives me something to think about.

  4. I can really identify with your post Kenneth.
    Currently I have a particular site that I go to that submits my website to 140 search engines. I also like having all my types of traffic generation systems in one place for future reference to make sure I’m using them correctly. For example
    this blog post.
    http://www.marketingyoursuccess.com/?p=80

  5. Thanks Kenneth,

    for some very good info!

    For those with a great idea who don’t know any programmers, you can start by getting estimates from programmers at places like elance.com.

    There are also programmers who will work with you at Entrepreneur connect.com (http://econnect.entrepreneur.com/).

    And, of course, you can also contact folks with these skills at many, many forums.

    So, now there’s nothing left but to get off the pot and do it!

    Good luck everyone!

    Thanks again,Kenneth.

    Lynne

  6. I agree, it is a great post, but not really meant for everyone. We don’t all have great ideas to develop something. I like just writing for traffic, articles and Blogs. It’s exciting to see things you have written make it to the front page of Google organic links. I love trying out new products, but as a developer…hmmm-maybe not me.

  7. Hi Ken,
    A great concept one which I shall use in due course.
    I am actually using one of your creations on my site now,
    to give away a report on squeeze pages,it works a treat.
    I.E. Slidesense.
    Keep up the good work
    martin

  8. Hi Kenneth,

    I think that offering a widget on one of my b2b webpages will really improve my conversions.

    I am in talks with a programmer at this time to produce one.

    I believe that offering something like a widget will help others get additional traffic to their websites or opportunities and the viral nature will help my business as well.

    It seems to be win-win.

    Thanks for the idea, Kenneth

  9. A very good idea indeed. Anything that’s a FREE giveaways should attract some traffics. Some advertising technique worth studying. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Lots of good tips and ideas here! Always go for targeted traffic when you try to get more visitors to your website or blog. Free traffic is of course free, but it often requires time, and time is money, as they keep telling us. Interesting post!!

  11. Hey there! I’ve been following your web site for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent job!

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