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How To Generate Traffic To Your Website On A Shoestring Budget

Bob Withers
May 20, 2008
If you are new to marketing online or network marketing and don't have a large budget to play with, there are many low cost or no cost alternatives to help generate traffic to your website.

The key to success online is getting people to see what you have to offer. In other words generating traffic to your website so they can observe the product or service you are selling. There are many ways to do this and some methods are more expensive than others, while some cost nothing at all. Promoting your website need not be a costly activity and there are many free online marketing methods that can bring great results.

One of the most effective online marketing methods is Article Marketing. Article marketing consists of writing articles related to your website and then distributing them through article directories with an Author's Biography Box at the end which includes a link to your website. Article marketing is free, but if you have written good articles which are also properly search engine optimized then you can get great results from this online marketing method.

Forum Marketing is another excellent way to promote your website. Although this online marketing method is more time consuming than some of the others it can provide excellent results. The trick with forum marketing is to provide plenty of useful information in forums related to your website and then include a link to your website in your forum signature. If people have read your posts and find them interesting, they will be more likely to click through to your website and hopefully buy what you are selling.

Social Networking has become another popular and free method to promote your business. Be careful when using this method not to break the rules of your social networking site. If used correctly, this method can provide increased traffic to your website.

Search Engine Optimization is perhaps the most important online marketing method you can use to promote your website.
By learning a few search engine optimization techniques you will be able to do much of this yourself and enjoy the benefits of search engine optimization free of charge. Most people use search engines to find what they are looking for online.
So if your website is correctly optimized you will be seen by a lot more people, which should convert into a lot more sales.

Free Classified Advertising websites are also a good way to get your business seen by many more online consumers. Many of these classified ad sites allow you to post your ad free of charge in order to increase traffic to their site. Again, try to make your ad search engine friendly and it may also be picked up by some of the top search engines online today.

These are some of the main cost free methods of advertising your home business or any business for that matter online. They are also some of the more effective ones which will hopefully contribute to the success of your online endeavors.
About the Author
Bob Withers is a professional sales and marketing person with over twenty years experience. He has also turned his sights on internet and affiliate marketing to apply his trade. If you want to get in touch with Bob please visit:
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