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9 Ways To Get Free Traffic To Your Author’s Website

You are a new author, and you cannot afford to hire a web designer, so you create your own free website. The website looks great to you now what? You wait for the traffic but there is none and you are at a loss as to what to do.

You hear about SEO, (Search Engine Optimization) and you have no idea of what they are talking about. Search Engine Optimization is the process of improving the quantity of traffic to a website or webpage from search engines. {Search Engine Optimization} targets unpaid traffic rather than direct traffic or paid traffic.

SEO is a great way to get ranked but depending on the host you are using for your website that may or may not be an option for you and you may not know how to set it up.

Don’t worry I have a couple of other suggestions for you.

1. When you set up your website, besides a Home Page; About Page and Contact Page did you remember to set up a page for a blog? Blogging is a great way to drive traffic to your website, but you have to make sure you have an active blog with fresh content. When you blog, write about things you know in your expertise.

2. Have a promotion like giving away a free eBook or share parts of your book for free.

3. Have a contest where you give away a copy of your book or a free gift card.

4. Join a traffic exchange. A traffic exchange is when you view another’s website or ads and they do likewise to your site.

5. Advertise on different sites like Free Ads.

6. Join and participate on Social Email Forums or look into email marketing.

7. Include your website address on all of your outgoing materials.

8. Make sure your social media profiles link back to your website.

9. Add Media to your website like a trailer for your book.

These are just a few suggestions to help you get free traffic to your website.

I hope this helps you out.

By: Ann M. Hampton

Click on the link below to check out or purchase my latest book entitled Senior Moments. This is a Devotional Journal for the Young at Heart.

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