How is it actually possible to promote your website for free these days?
It is true that most marketing and advertising tools require payment. Free tools often have limited functions and sometimes you can only use them for a short period of time.
So how do you promote your website without paying for anything? Here are a few ways you can try.
There are free directories on the Internet that allows free listing. You don’t need technical skills to do this. You simply enter information required by the directory site onto their forms, making sure you read their terms and conditions first.
(P.S. We have hundreds of directory sites on our list, in case you don’t have the time to do the research and submission yourself. It’s either you pay for the list at a very affordable price and you submit your links yourself or you pay for a few hours of our time to do the submissions.)
Before you start submissions, be sure to prepare your website and make it secure, if possible, so you get a better chance of getting accepted into the directory site’s listings. Most rejected listings have unsecure sites; the easiest way to check that is through the URL – a secure site has SSL so its URL will read “https” while an unsecure site’s URL is just “http”.
Join forums you are interested in and that are actually related to your website. It will be easier to promote your website in a forum that talks about something you can solve. Forums are free to join but you must be active so readers/users can start to trust you. You can attract instant visitors from there if you know what you’re doing.
Use your writing skills to promote your website through Press Releases. Create a compelling paragraph or two and email it to media outlets — newspapers or Internet magazines. If you wish, you can also send them to radio and TV networks. This will massively grow your website traffic!
Free website promotion is possible now because of social media! Facebook by far is the highest ranking with over 2 billion users. You can choose to use the BIG THREE (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) or use everything — LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, WhatsApp, etc.
What is website traffic without content? Your readers will probably leave as soon as they see nothing in there that interests them. Writing regular blog posts is very helpful to keeping your readers engaged. But it’s not just about writing anything. Your post has to be of quality. It has to be relevant to your niche/industry.
There are tons of information on the Internet that could catch your readers’ attention. If they visit a website that offers them nothing but rubbish, or outdated information, or something they already know a thousand times over, then you’ll lose your readers.
You have the chance to promote your website for free when you guest post on someone’s blog. Websites that offer guest posting will provide an author section where you can add links to your website and your social media pages. You can also offer to accept guest posts on your website, but remember, no one will want to guest post if your website does not look trustworthy!
YouTube is free to use. Start a video marketing campaign and share the links to the public. Add your website link to every video you make.
Podcast is one of the hypes nowadays. With the right tools, you can make it big in podcasting! You might even turn this into another source of income other than just a free tool to promote your website.
So yes, these are eight ideas you can use right away to promote your website and get as much traffic as you want!