There are many ways you can drive traffic to your site for free. The top three options are SEO to get organic traffic, community networking and through social media engagements. Below are tips to better grow your traffic through each source.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

If you own a blog or a website, you are probably familiar with Search Engine Optimization or SEO. This is the process through which websites are optimized to gain higher rankings in search engine results. There are many techniques that fall under the SEO umbrella that help with rankings. For example, building quality backlinks is a major and popular way to climb the search engine ranking ladder.

Another great way to build backlinks is through internal linking on a website. Search engines use algorithms to determine the authority of your blog posts, site pages and overall website. The power of internal linking is that it shares “link juice” from ranking pages to pages that are not ranking.

If you have a physical location for your business, look into local SEO, especially a Google My Business profile and then, Google Maps citations.

Community Networking

Community networking is still effective and can be used to drive a lot of traffic to a website. Of course it needs to be done tastefully and respectfully. Examples of community networking are posting in Facebook groups or niche forums. Since these communities are targeted, you will get more qualified traffic.

Since this marketing strategy is very popular, it is often abused and therefore forums and groups are very guarded. Many are monitored for spam and self-promotion. The key is to comment more than you try to post and to provide useful information. If all your posts or comments are filled with affiliate links, chances are you will be removed from the group or forum.

Use your profile bio for your signature. When you leave meaningful comments, readers will make their way to your profile to learn more about out and click on the link to your website.

Social Media Engagement

Social media can drive thousands of visitors to your website. Social engagement can include commenting on niche related posts, building a large following for your page or collaborating with other bloggers or influencers.

What's nice about social media traffic is that once you master it, or if you post the right thing at the right time and go viral, your site can get hit with 10,000+ visitors in one day. If you follow trends and your trendy posts, gets featured or shared, you could easy see traffic from other platforms as well. More procedures and plans can be seen on