Well! As a blogger, we all know that the maximum traffic your blog would receive is possible only from Google Search Engine. In fact, I would say 70% of your blog visitors are coming directly from Google. The reason is simple, everyone knows about Google and for many web browsers it is the default search engine.
However, I have seen in my long blogging career that bloggers tend to underestimate other sources from which they can get huge traffic. According to me, you can get huge visitors from many other ways.
Especially, if you are not good in SEO then your traffic from Google will be limited because in order to get huge traffic from Google you must know SEO techniques.
Therefore, in case you do not know much about SEO stuff, then you can make use of 10 ways other than Google to get traffic.
First way could be initiating a debate on Twitter. You have to become controversial by replying or debating with some famous personalities who are on Twitter.
If you are able to engage them in a chat, which is, bit intense, then mainstream media may show that personality having debate with you.
People will come to notice you, and they would like to know more about you through your profile on the Twitter. .
Therefore, it is like linking your name with someone who is famous.
YouTube Response Video
Second way is creating a response video for a video that is very popular on YouTube. Suppose there is a video on YouTube with millions of views and related to your blog then you can create a video and send it as a response to it.
People love to see the response below every famous video. If your video is good, then visitors may like to visit your profile, where you can give your blog’s URL.
Hence, you pull some traffic from YouTube response videos also.
Free Classified Ads
Free classified Ads are also one of the best ways to get free traffic without Google Search Engine. The best thing about classified ads is competition is very less.
You can create good ads giving information about your blog or website and show them daily. I recommend you to get started with US Free Ads.
You can begin with free ads later on you can use premium account which is just $9.99 per month.
Writing a press release can give you a lot of exposure, like news station, radio station or magazines. Press release is an announcement made to the news media.
Press release is like writing an article with a different style. It is very specific to the market. Some of Press release websites are PRWeb, URL wire, PR Newswire etc.
Next would be commenting on other famous blogs. You can comment on blog posts with high Page Rank value. However, your comments must stand out from the rest. It must be long in two to three small paragraphs. People must notice and read your comment.
If your comment is good then they may see your blog URL alongside the gravatar (photo). The best place to comment is on famous YouTube videos.
Yahoo Q & A
Another way to get free traffic other than Google would be Yahoo question and answer website. Here you can answer a question, which is very popular.
However, first you have to establish an authority. After that, you can give URL of your blog in every answer. People will surely come to know your blog.
Likewise, you can also take part in forums Google groups, Warrior Forum etc. Forums can bring you a lot of free traffic.
Ezine article is a website where you can write free articles related to your blog’s topic. You can write a 500 words article with information about your blog in the author bio.
This is very popular website and many people come here to read articles. You can write good articles regularly and it will give you huge exposure.
You can write guest posts for famous blogging sites. Today every top bloggers allows to write guest post for their blogs. You can get a free account and start writing good guest posts.
This will give you backlinks to your blog and huge traffic if your post is published in famous blogging site. Therefore, guest post is the best way to get free traffic.
Emails are another way to get free traffic to your blog. If you collect the email addresses of visitors coming to your website then later on you can send them some great blog posts in their inbox.
It is good especially when you have to sell some products. You can collect email addresses through integrating auto-responders in your blog.
Going in Public
Finally yet importantly is offline or going in the public. You can get huge traffic through spreading a word about your blog in public space like schools, colleges, parking area, seminars etc.
You can create cards, danglers etc for your blog. Offline publicity can pull heavy traffic to your website.
Well! We discussed 10 ways to get free traffic to your blog other than Google Search engine. Almost all of them are free to get started. Moreover, they are very important if you know nothing about SEO techniques. Here are they
- Twitter Debate
- YouTube Response Video
- Free Classified Ads
- Press Release
- Yahoo Q & A
- Ezine Articles
- Guest Posting
- Going in Public