18 Jan 14 10:45 am
Free SE traffic is hard to beat, because it's usually what we focus on first and spend the most time on when we have more time than money to spend when starting out.
My best sources for traffic for my site needanarticle.com right now are:
Free SE traffic 40% (google, Bing/Yahoo)
Direct traffic 40% (returning visitors)
Referral traffic 20% (Review sites, membership sites, forums, social sites)
Your right we should diversify traffic sources, here's what I'm trying to focus on (when I'm not working IN the business instead of working ON it):
Search engines (publish content & market it)
Direct traffic (social, forums, guest posting ugh will I ever get started on guest posting! lol)
Paid traffic (Facebook ads, solo ads, contextual/banner ads)
Since we are not a giant corporation or anything our advertising team is me lol and our budget is small, so we have to operate like a start-up would.
Anyway here's some free resources, just because(sorry the forum won't allow more than 3 links so copy paste):