I’m Ben and I am the owner of herbalcoolingtea.com and I have been quite the fan of diversification of free traffic sources. Suppose for example you rely on search engines to deliver all of your traffic – that’s kind of dangerous in my opinion because all you have to do is just one mistake or search engines can make one little change to their user policies, which could have you banned.
If you’re like me I subscribe to numerous email newsletters all trying to promote their product as to how to get more traffic. I don’t doubt at all that these products work provided that you put the effort into getting them to work but I have been doing online work for the past 5 years and I find that most of the effective tools for traffic generation are really just free and can be applied by anyone with a little bit of effort.
Everyone will tell you, you have to be everywhere on the internet in order to be heard or in order to have back links. Google is great fro SEO and organic links but I recently stumbled upon Wikipedia. Yes, Wikipedia Foundation that free and open source public dictionary, which anyone can edit. This is the one that is driving the majority of my traffic and all for free.
One day I checked my Google Analytics and noticed a 444% jump in traffic here is a screen shot:
Upon examination of this I checked to see where my traffic was coming from and Analytics gives you the top 5 traffic sources and Wikipedia has consistently been my number one top traffic source for as long as I can remember, which was for about a month.
What I did was I got myself a free account at Wikipedia and searching for terms related to my website and add descriptions to Wikipedia and leave a back-link to my website in the references or external link. I also recommend creating a public user profile for yourself with links to your websites.
Next up, was of course organic searches from Google, direct visits, the Blog Glue Network and then that Feed-burner one that came in fifth was the result of the Bring My Blog Visitors Back plugin by none other than Max Blog Press.
As with everything in life, I always firmly believe that diversity is the key to everything. Diversify your traffic sources and your traffic will come.