This article will show you 10 unique and well proven ways to attract lots of people people to your website. We at Real Traffic Source have tested out these methods and some of our friends in the IM world did the same with pretty good results. Here we go:
1. Give people a free subscription to your e-zine
Almost everyone is publishing a e-zine (small newsletters or online magazines) nowadays so it’s important to give something extra with the free subscription. You could offer a free gift or advertising when people subscribe.
2. Provide your visitors with free and useful content
Find out if your visitors have some problems or issues that needs to be solved. Find a good solution and publish it. Your content will be more attractive to your visitors if it’s up-to-date or original. You could also offer people the option to reprint the content in their e-zine or web site.
3. Offer a free online directory
The directory could be full of interesting ebooks, e-zines, web sites etc. If people find your directory to be a valuable resource they will visit it over and over. Let your website visitors list their websites and let them also suggest other resources and list it.
4. Give your visitors a free ebook
The content must be useful and add value. You could also include your own ad in the ebook and allow other people to give it away. If you don’t want to take the time to write one, you could ask other writers permission to use their articles.
5. Hold free online classes, seminars or webinars
They could be held in your web site’s chat room. The idea of “live” information will definitely entice people to visit your web site. You will become known as an expert on the topic. Everybody loves an expert who is willing to share his knowledge.
6. Give visitors a free entry into your contest or sweepstakes
The prizes should be something of interest or value to your visitors. Most people who enter will continually revisit your web site to get the results.
7. Let visitors download free software
It could be freeware, shareware, demos etc. You could even turn part of your site into a free software directory. If you created the software, include your ad inside and let other people give it away.
8. Offer free online services or utilities from your web site
They could be search engine submitting, copy writing, proofreading etc. The service or utility should be helpful to your target audience.
9. Give free consulting to people who visit your web site
You could offer your knowledge via e-mail or by Skype/chat. People will consider this a huge value because consulting fees can be very expensive.
10. Give your visitors a free membership to your online club
People want to belong to something, why not your online club. You could also give away a free e-zine for club members only.
All these tips for attracting people to your website is actually about connecting to your. When you learn to understand their needs and how to cater for these needs they will return, and perhaps purchase your products or services.