I hear a lot of people asking this question but the answer is plain and simple:
You don’t create website traffic. In fact, the traffic is already there, and all you have to do is to drive traffic and direct them over to your website.
You can’t create something that’s already there! It’s just a matter of funneling the traffic to where you want it to go, which is ultimately your website.
Now, how the heck can you do this?
Stick around and pay close attention to what I’m about to teach you because once you apply this strategy, you can simply tap into an abundant and even an infinite supply of traffic that doesn’t require you to buy hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of courses the fake gurus try to sell you.
This technique is plain and simple and anyone can do it.
If you’re ready to have traffic flowing your way, let’s get things rolling right now!
Your Website is An Island and It Needs Bridges!
Think about your website as an island. Floating around in cyberspace with web traffic on all the other islands separated by seas of water with no connections.
Your customers right now are on other people's websites, social media platforms, forums, entertainment platforms, they're on a bunch of other islands!
The goal for you is to get the traffic on the other islands and move them over to your website island.
You have to create bridges to connect a piece of content with those people out there and funnel them to your website.
This can be done many many ways but the priorities of these connections are different for every business in every niche!
I'm going to show you the 6 big places online where these connections to your future customers need to be established, and then I'm going to show you how to connect with real people on those platforms to get your website tons and tons of connections, AKA Bridges to the island of your website.
Where Can You Build Bridges To Connect People to Your Website?
Your website is either a funnel or, needs to have a funnel component, giving your audience an opportunity to get into your monetization ecosystem.
It has a wide opening on top, all of these connections to the other islands and the job of these connections is to catch all of the potential website traffic and bring them onto your website, into your funnel.
This same website / funnel is what generates leads and sales for you. It does what it’s supposed to when it’s optimized.
[Updated, People were confused about this funnel, website, and blog conversation so I made this video to clarify]
How can you direct this free traffic that’s just wafting around the cyberspace?
You tap into the traffic that is widely available on various websites, platforms, and apps on the world wide web.
In both my wife’s and my main business, we get crazy traffic from tons of places and I will show you how to tap into all of those at the end.
Before that, let's see some of these big islands where we need to begin building bridges to bring new people onto your website.
You don’t create website traffic, you instead funnel the existing traffic from places like these.
Just about everyone on the planet has a Facebook account. In fact, even kids have Facebook accounts for various reasons whether it’s for gaming, social networking, etc.
At present, Facebook has about 2 billion active users monthly.
Can you imagine what that means if you are able to funnel even just .005% of those users and turn them into your website traffic?
When you really think about that number, it’s clear how ridiculously crazy the potential of traffic you could be bringing to your website!
Twitter and Quora
Got a question in mind? Quora’s got answers for ya, based on users’ responses. It’s kinda like a Q and A platform where you can post questions on any topic under the sun, and users who know a thing or two about it will send in their response.
As of the end of the third quarter of 2018, Quora has reported having hit about 300 million active users. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it keeps growing in the years to come.
As for Twitter, I bet you’ve heard about this, right? So it’s a platform for posting “tweets” or any thoughts you want to share with the world. You can talk about your latest video, blog, share a cool quote that struck you today, whatever.
No, it’s not just a collage only platform.
There’s way more potential here than just pictures of nice hairstyles, fashionable outfits and it’s growing every day!
It has everything from DIY, to recipes, to off grid living, to nutrition and wellness, to cars and reviews on hotels.
Anything you can think of is on this platform and their website actually has about 150 million, maybe even 200 million active users.
It’s a great place to post your infographics, memes, and image-based content, which if they’re awesome enough, will definitely be re-pinned and shared by fellow Pinterest users.
Back in the day, the TV was the coolest thing ever created on the planet.
“Now, it’s like, the TV?... I want YouTube!!!”
A bunch of people do, check these stats out!
No wonder YouTube users all around the world are currently at 1.3 billion, and the number keeps on rising as more and more people are getting hooked on this massive search engine.
In fact, nearly 5 billion videos on YouTube are watched day after day, and there are over 300 hours of videos uploaded to this platform every single minute.
There’s an endless supply of videos to watch created by YouTubers whether they are personal videos, business-related videos, travel and leisure, etc.
Everybody knows Google. It’s the biggest search engine in the world, with 3 billion plus unique searches per day.
You’re stuck on something and want to get answers, you go straight to Google to unstick yourself and gain new knowledge.
It’s pretty much the modern encyclopedia, with libraries of books and information!
With over 3 billion searches each day, and more than 3 billion unique search engine result pages displaying 10 websites each, Google is a goldmine of traffic for ya!
There’s Traffic Everywhere!
Aside from these big sources of website traffic, there are a ton others too, of course. There’s Snapchat, Tumbler, and a bunch of niche forums where folks exchange and absorb information.
So how can you say you have to create traffic?
It’s absolutely everywhere on the internet!
And so the goal now is for you to get your island of a website out there after building it. Connect your website, use conversion mechanisms with those platforms I just mentioned that already have millions and even billions of users.
Your quest now is to build “bridges” and funnel users from those platforms and apps and onto your website. And this is what we’re going to talk about next so hang tight!
5 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website for Free
“I don’t have a huge budget. Can I still capture tons of traffic to my website?”
In this video I show you the web of connections you can connect to so you can bridge the millions of people in the world to your website.
If you’ve got more time than money, you can totally drive traffic to your website organically or even with a limited budget.
Here are 5 ways that you can absolutely funnel the existing traffic to your website and here they are:
Increase Website Traffic from Social Media
I’ve mentioned the major website traffic sources on the internet and as I said, there’s dozens more.
And the best way to tap into these platforms and drive traffic to your website is by making sure you’ve got kickass content that people want to read, watch, or listen to.
You want your website to have bridges that will connect it to dozens of other sources of website traffic on the internet.
And this is why you need to keep linking your content to these platforms each time you connect with your audience.
Post engaging content on Twitter then link them to your website or YouTube channel for more information they can learn from.
Pin your killer infographics or graphic art you have made on Pinterest and add a link to your blog or channel that they can explore further for more relevant content.
Then, mention and add to your description what your website is. Throw in some soft calls to action to let them know that they should click on the link to learn more about your website content or great optin..
Drive Traffic From a Podcast
When you're either a guest on a podcast or you're running a podcast yourself, a podcast is a really powerful way to get people back to your website.
You can have show notes that list all of the resources that you talked about in your podcast, you can mention your opt-in pages, the courses that you sell, reference a blog post that you wrote…
There are tons and tons of ways in a podcast to get traffic back to your website.
Increase Traffic with SEO
When you search for something on Google, do you visit the other pages of the search engine results page (SERP), or you stop at page one?
I bet you usually just stick to page one and then check out the top 5 results, right?
Can you imagine if your website doesn’t even show up in the top 5 or top 10 of the first page??!!!
How in the world can people even find your content or learn about your business if you don’t show up in the top 5, or worse, the first page of the SERPs?
Web pages in the number one spot get over 30 percent of web traffic from that search phrase.
So if you create more blog posts and learn how to do SEO, you can get traffic that is currently on going to other websites to come to yours. And you can also apply SEO to your YouTube videos. Use your keywords in the title, description, and say it a few times throughout your content. That will boost your chances of appearing in the SERPs for the keyword you’re using.
Google only shows 3 videos in the results page, so if your audience would rather watch a video on the search phrase they were looking for, and you show up in the results…. Boom!
Traffic to your funnel increases.
Increase Web Traffic From Quora and Forums
Say you found a question posted on Quora that you specialize in or you know a lot about.
Then that’s your chance to chime in and answer a question to help that person who’s looking for a solution to their problems.
But it doesn’t end there….
You can also include a link to your website or YouTube channel if you think the person can get an extensive level of clarity from your answer.
You can answer the question first, then you can add in, “It’s lengthy for me to answer the whole question on this topic here you can read my blog post or check out my video on it here (insert link here)...”
Impress them with your well-written content, and they’ll be so happy you’ve helped them get the information they need, they’ll be inclined to check out more of your content and even share your content with people who can benefit from it, too.
Create Your Web of Connections and Funnel That Web Traffic
You can’t create traffic because traffic is already there.
All you need to do is to go out there and participate in those major platforms, apps, and websites by becoming a content partner.
Have your well-timed and well-located calls to action to get more content, which could be your optin, your sales page, your landing page, etc.
Make sure you’ve got ammunition to build bridges to and from your website by pounding it out and creating content daily.
Engage with your audience, keep helping them solve their problems with the content you provide. Ultimately, this is how you drive traffic to your website, to your funnel, and you eventually grow your list and your business online!
Let me know if you need help or if you want to share your insights on this post. I look forward to your comments, until the next one!
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Miles is a full time internet marketer who sells information products and a niche membership program with his wife, Melanie. Together they have created a lifestyle business that allows them true location independence and this blog where you get to see behind the scenes and see how they have built their online business from scratch.