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3 Free Traffic Strategies to Boost Your Affiliate Sales

Jinger Jarrett
Sep 11, 2008
Although the fastest way to get traffic to any website is pay per click, you may not have the budget to spend. If your marketing budget hovers around zero, it's OK, because there is still plenty you can do to get sales to your site. All you need is a simple plan.

1. Optimize for the search engines.

If you build your own website to sell multiple products, and you really should, your first step is search engine optimization. Search engine optimization will allow you to target the right keywords and optimize your site for these keywords.

By optimizing your site, the traffic from search engines will be more targeted. More targeted traffic is what increases your conversions.

Do your keyword research first and make sure you have chosen the right keywords to describe your site. Although three and four keyword phrases don't get as much traffic, they are more targeted. Optimize your site for enough three and four keyword phrases, and you will drive plenty of targeted traffic to your website.

2. Build backlinks.

Link popularity is one of the most important factors for raising your rankings in the search engines. The better your site ranks, the more traffic you will get.

Building backlinks to your site is really easy because there are so many free tools available to help you find link partners, as well as submit your site to directories.

Make a commitment to submit your website to at least five directories a day. At the end of one year, you'll have over 1500 backlinks pointing to your site.

It's easy to find software to help you get the job done quickly. Simply do a search in one of the major search engines for "free directory submission software". There are plenty of free trials available, as well as free versions of directory submission software to help you.

3. Write articles.

Writing articles is one of the most effective and free ways to drive traffic to your affiliate site. Articles will help you build valuable backlinks to your site, as well as add value to your offerings.

If the idea of optimizing your site for the search engines and building backlinks sounds too hard or time consuming, then simply write articles.

Writing articles to promote your affiliate website is easy. You may use the keywords you used to optimize your website or find new ones. Submit your articles to as many article directories as possible to build as many backlinks as possible.

Targeted traffic to your site and higher website conversions are simple when you apply these three strategies.
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Jinger Jarrett is the author of "Internet Marketing To GO! Cashing in on Article Writing", available on Amazon.
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