Free Traffic? Here’s how to get it!

We all want to know how to get traffic for our websites. The more traffic we have the more sales we make. This makes traffic the most important element of an online business.

The question is how to go about this. In the past a lot of weight has been given to various techniques such as creating back links.

How to Get Traffic for my Website:

How to get traffic for my websiteGoogle constantly updates its rules and it is vital to ensure that whatever technique you use today Google will still like tomorrow. Lots of companies have bought backlinks in the past and then with the latest Google updates these websites have literally disappeared from organic search.

Everyone in the online world has heard the term “Content is King”. This is one technique that will always be smiled upon by Google.

If you think about it, what is Google trying to do? Match searches with quality content.

Each new page or post you add to your website has a main keyword focus, however all the content in that page will be indexed by Google which means there are loads more keywords that you can be ranked for in each page.

Click here to read How to Select the Best Keywords for your Website.

Keyword research is one of the most important aspects of writing content. There is no point in writing content with high competition keywords that you will struggle to rank for.

Instead of looking for a dangerous quick fix to drive traffic to your website, look at the long term solution which will always be safe.

The only true way to safely acquire traffic for your website is through quality content. Aim to add as much quality content to your website as you can. Regularly adding new quality content to your website is the only way to ensure you get ranked and you won’t get penalized by Google in future.

Click here to read What is Quality Content for SEO: How to Write Good Content for information on how to write content for SEO.

How to get traffic to my website through contentThe most important aspect of this is to remember to write for your reader first and for search engines second. If you write content that is engaging your visitors will share your content, they will trust you and they will browse around more of your website.

This is what Google is interested in! Do your readers like what you are saying? Do your readers think your content is good quality?

Stop trying to get back links or submitting content to other websites, instead focus on your website.

Submit your content to your website, focus on building trust with quality content and through social networking.

Please let me know (leave a comment) if you have any questions or tips!

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Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.


  1. Rightly you have mentioned, quality content is the key. Many wonder how to get traffic for their website and get caught in scams. Loved how you lay out the core concept of getting traffic.

    • Hi Demi

      Thanks for visiting. I am glad you enjoyed this post. Traffic seems to be a very misunderstood concept with people often using black hat techniques that damage their business, without them being aware of it. Unfortunately the internet is full of incorrect information and especially for the newbies it is hard to distinguish between black hat and white hate techniques. I will be writing articles soon explaining the difference.

      Kind Regards

  2. Hey Lynne

    Another fantastic post. I spent years wondering how to get traffic to my website, and this lead me down the road of some really doggy money making scams… It ultimately lead to me scrapping everything that I thought was right… And starting from scratch.

    Wealthy Affiliate has proved to me that there is no short cuts to getting traffic, that being said… Once I had followed their training and refined my content a bit… I started seeing results within days… It really is all (95%) about quality content.

    You are offering some great info for your readers here. Keep up the awesome work!


    • Hi Marc

      Thank for visiting again. I had exactly the same experience, trying to find ways to get traffic to my website and it really is quite simple once you know what to do. I also tried some dodgy things, without knowing that it was black hat techniques. The result was that short term I got traffic and long term it did nothing for me. Now I know how to really make it work for me.

      Kind Regards

  3. Thanks Lynne for sharing this. I would say strategy but I think policy is a better word. Writing content that users are looking for not only helps your rankings, it helps spread peoples interest in your site.

    • Hi Vic

      Thank you for visiting and sharing your knowledge. Yes, writing content that is interesting and relevant is definitely the goal.

      Kind Regards

  4. This was exactly what I needed right now. I am in the process of building up traffic on my site so I am being somewhat forced out of my comfort zone into the ‘social media scene.’ We share the same views about not trying to find some quick fix for driving traffic to our sites but using a long term approach. Thanks for the info.

    • Hi Faith

      It is a pleasure. I will be sharing more about social media soon. I would really recommend focusing on getting content on your website first and then concentrate on social media at a later stage. Content is king as you always hear, so get that up.

      Kind Regards

  5. Hi Lynne. That is a great article about traffic. I am quite new to affiliate marketing and I don’t know much in-depth about backlinks and other tactics but what I do know is that Google searches for quality content to offer for its users. In my opinion, that is the right way to go right because it is better for the market and the consumer. I think we should always provide valuable information. As long as we keep this in mind, success is only a matter of time! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I have put your added your page to my bookmarks. It is very informative e offers exactly what we are talking about, a great content.

    Best wishes


    • Hi Stefan

      Thanks for your feedback and best of luck with your affiliate marketing!

      There is not much to concern yourself with regarding backlinks, it really is an outdated tactic and it can now sometimes even cause more damage than good. You are on the right track, work on regularly adding quality content to your website on a regular basis and you can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to also research your keywords as this can make such a huge impact on your content ranking!

      Kind Regards

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