In my previous two articles we explored four different ways, in each article, to generate free traffic to your home business website. The total of eight different internet marketing techniques examined included: classified advertising, article marketing, social media marketing, free e-book advertising, adding more backlinks, Twitter traffic, writing product reviews and joining forums. This article will examine four more internet marketing strategies for driving free traffic to your home business.
The first strategy we’ll look at is making it a habit to leave comments on competing blogs or blogs that are involved in your target market. You can get a list of, what are called, “do follow blogs” by typing this phrase in Google’s search engine. Do follow blogs mean that when you leave a link to your website in your comment it will not have the nofollow attribute.
Google and other search engines will recognize this as a valid backlink to your website. A good tip when leaving comments is to put some effort into the exercise. Find a post you’re interested in and add a meaningful comment. Just saying “great article” or “nice post” in most cases will be a waste of time because it probably won’t be approved. Try to make posting comments a habit by submitting a few every day.
The next free traffic generating technique you can employ is submitting your Newsletter to ezine directories. Submitting to these directories is another great way to get backlinks posted for your website. You can get a list of ezine directories by conducting a Google search and of course the more you submit the more potential traffic for your home business site. Again, as with leaving comments on competing blogs, try to make a habit of submitting to ezines by doing at least one per day.
A third method you can use to attract visitors is to set up an account with Yahoo answers and answer questions on their website. When you answer a query you can leave your url and if someone likes your answer they may visit your website. However, be sure to provide a well thought out response, otherwise the likelihood anyone will drop by to check out your opportunity is minimal at best. Another advantage of providing an interesting answer is that Yahoo answers often comes up in the search engines, so your reply may be coming up in search engine results for some time to come.
A fourth way to drive free traffic is to setup a Squidoo account and create your first Lens. Squidoo is another high Page Rank website with the potential to steer free traffic back to your site. By using Squidoo you can add content relating to your niche while entering the url of your main website or blog which will result in more free traffic coming your way.
Using any one or more of these strategies should result in more new visitors to your home business website.
Bob Withers is a professional sales and marketing person with over twenty years in the field. He has also turned his sights on Affiliate Marketing to apply his trade. Bob changed career paths four years ago when both he and his wife began working with Autistic adults in the US, which along with his Home Business and Affiliate Marketing, is his focus right now. If you want to get in touch with Bob or learn more about Affiliate Marketing and Home Business opportunities please visit:
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This is my new Blog and having been away from it for a couple of years it’s great to be back because I really enjoy it. Just to tell you something about myself, my wife and I are currently working with Autistic adults in the state of Maine and we love it. Although we’re from Canada, originally from Newfoundland, this is our second stint working in Maine and the two men we are working with this time around are great. We’ve become very attached to these young men and we consider ourselves to be a family. Actually our job title is that of Therapeutic Foster Parents and of course we take it very seriously. One of the main reasons we take it so seriously is that we are advocates for these young men because at times they can’t speak for themselves.
The sad part about our job here in Maine is that we have to leave the country after 18 months. The reason for this being the company who hired us and sponsored us into the US could only get us into the country by way of a Training Visa with the main condition being we have to leave after 18 months. We were here under the same circumstances in 2007 and had to leave the guys we were caring for at that time at the end of 2008.
This of course was very difficult for the three men we were working with and living with at the time and it was also very difficult for us because we became very attached and as I mentioned earlier we became a family. One of the main benefits of coming back is that we get to see the guys we worked with on our first visit and we also get to do what we enjoy which is caring for and helping these young men.
Because of our love for what we do and for the people we work with I will be dedicating a Page on this website to Autism and to the people who live with it on a daily basis. I’m hoping this will help educate people who aren’t familiar with what is fast becoming a global concern and help to raise funds for research.
The other objective of this website is to offer Home Business advice and present opportunities to people who are interested in making a legitimate living by working from home.
I’m hoping to have a great deal of relevant content added soon and I hope people will make it a point to visit often. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to read this information.
The following two videos should give you some idea of the majestic beauty of Newfoundland:
I’ve added a video below, one of which is actually an advertisement by a local brewery located in St. John’s, Newfoundland which is where I’m from. But it contains some great shots of the area and I like to think portrays what we, as Newfoundlanders, are all about: People who care about people, who work hard and play hard but aren’t afraid to laugh at ourselves. In the following videos you will see many examples of this outlook on life as portrayed by local entertainers performing at what we call “Kitchen Parties”.
These are events where neighbours come together to have a few drinks and entertain one another through song and dance. Please take the time to have a look.