How To Get Free Traffic To A Website – TOP 8 Traffic Sources For New Websites

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Do you have your own website, but struggle to get visitors? If so, you have come to the right place. In this article I will share with you 8 ways on how to get free traffic to a website.

An amazing piece of content alone won’t drive traffic to itself. You need to take the time and effort to promote it.

Most people will tell you to do paid advertising, but I know that not all of you have the money to do that. That’s why everything that I am sharing in this article is 100% free. You won’t have to spend a single dollar.

Without further ado, let’s find out how to get free traffic to a website.

Write Irresistible Headlines

Let’s start with a very important factor. Your headlines. The headline of your post is equally important as the post itself.

If the headline doesn’t grab the reader’s attention, no one is going to read your article. Big companies create around 20 headlines and analyze them carefully to see which one has the potential of driving the most traffic.

Without a compelling headline, even the best piece of content can remain unfound. So think twice about your titles, before hitting ‘’publish’’.

Social media

Social media is useful for promoting a website for several reasons. First of all, you can share your content there, which counts as back linking. You can also use social media to promote new products and services, important events or news about your business.

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The choice of social networks depends on where the target users are. This means that before targeting a particular social media platform, it’s important to understand the digital behavior of your target audience. Which social media do they use the most?

Each social network has a specific audience. For example, Facebook is suitable if you want to reach the highest possible circle of people. If you want to target users with visual content, try Instagram or Pinterest. Snapchat, in turn, is suitable for companies targeting teenagers.

Here are 3 of the most powerful social media platforms.


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YouTube is the second most used search engine after Google. The best way to get free traffic from YouTube is to obviously make videos, but that alone won’t bring you traffic. So what can you do?

Promote your content as much as possible within the first 24 hours of releasing a video. Ask people to leave a comment, give a like and share the video. If you can engage your viewers within the first 24 hours, YouTube will rank your video much higher in the search results.

Another way of getting free traffic from YouTube is to redirect people to your website. Tell them that you have a guide, or something like that, on your website that they can download for free. You will be surprised how many people will go to your website and check it out.


Pinterest is a visual platform. The interesting thing about Pinterest is that it is both social media and a search engine. The majority of Pinterest users are women, but a lot of men and young people use it as well.

The more pins you have, the more people will be drawn to your website. Your pins should be relevant to the blog post you are linking to and they should also be optimized for SEO. Check out this article to see some amazing Pinterest tips and how you can monetize your pins.

Another thing that you can do is to subscribe to Tailwind’s free trial and find a Tribe Tab in your niche. Just type in a keyword related to your niche and you will find tons of tribe tabs.

After that, all you have to do is to share other people’s content in these tribes. Others will do the same with your content. This is beneficial to everyone, but the key is to share 30 to 50 pins a day.

The video below shows how to create Pins that go viral:

Facebook Groups

Last but not least of the social media platforms is Facebook. Many of you may think that Facebook is old-fashioned, but the truth is that it is the most universal social media platform.

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Facebook groups are communities that people interact in every day. The number of people joining Facebook groups is increasing each year, which means that there is a huge potential for free traffic from Facebook.

Find a Facebook group, related to your niche and become a member. Once you get accepted you need to be very active in the group, so that people can notice you.

You will have to share other people’s content within the group, leave comments, engage in conversations and help others. After a few weeks of doing this, people will start to trust you and will be more likely to take a look at your website.

It is important to be patient. You should never try to push people into your offers. Gain their trust first and let the rest happen naturally.

Here is a video for those of you who really want to go in dept with Facebook marketing and utilize it to get free traffic to your website. 


Content marketing

If you create content, you can take advantage of a number of platforms that allow you to publish your posts for free. It is an easy way to promote your content and reach a large audience.

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While it is true that the platform you choose depends on your target audience and the type of content you create, there is a universal platform. It’s called Medium and in the next lines I will tell you exactly how you can use it to get free traffic to your website.

How to get free traffic to a website using Medium

You have probably already heard of, but did you know that you can use it to get free traffic to your website? Whatever you post on your website, you can post on other websites as well. But don’t just take your whole article and post it on Medium.

Take the first four or five paragraphs of your article and then add a ‘’click to continue reading’’ link that will lead people to your website.

A way you can scale things up, is to have a pop-up to collect people’s emails. That way even if they leave your site, you can always send them an email with an offer.

Add Share Buttons

One of the biggest mistakes site owners make is not allowing visitors to share their content. When someone likes your post, give them the opportunity to share it by adding share buttons.

This really simple step can make a huge difference. Imagine that people started sharing your content to their profiles. Their friends would see the post and may share it as well. The process goes on and on. So add share buttons!

Get Influencers To Share Your Content

If a well-known person shares your content, people will definitely start coming to you. But how do you actually get influential people to share your content. Don’t just ask them to share your post, because they are very unlikely to do so.

Instead, write a blog post where you mention them. It can be something meaningful that they have been part of or just a quote they have said. After you do that, you can go and ask them to share your post. They are most likely to do so, because as human beings we like to share things we contributed to or were part of.

How To Get Free Traffic To A Website: Conclusion

There are many ways on how to get free traffic to a website and in this article I have shared 8 of them.

It is important to note that none of them are guaranteed to work if you don’t put in the time and effort necessary. You don’t have to implement all the strategies that I told you. Just pick one or two and stick with them.

Do your research before choosing a social media platform. You need to know where your target audience is and how they behave online. This will help you achieve the best possible results.

I hope you found this article helpful. I am curious to know, which strategy are you going to use to drive traffic to your website? Tell me in the comments don below.

Also, if you have any tips of your own, please share them in the comments as well 🙂


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20 thoughts on “How To Get Free Traffic To A Website – TOP 8 Traffic Sources For New Websites”

  1. Excellent post it’s great that you would recommend sources of traffic for free and with no financial gain for yourself. I have found that my YouTube channel brings quite a bit of traffic to my site and my Instagram seems to do so as well. Thanks for an amazing post. Keep up the good work

  2. I’ve never heard of medium; I’ll have to check that out. I use all of the other mediums that you’ve mentioned for my sites that I’ve created (I have several). I post Booze Reviews on YouTube, my Pet Apparel site and I also have a personal blog that I’m going to do some techy reviews on for things like my Chromebook, my router and my VR that I workout with. Random household things that I’ve bought over the years.

    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    • Seems like you have a lot of websites and ideas. That is great, but a tip is to don’t try to do everything at once. I know what it feels like to have so many great ideas that you just want to keep working all day, but you will get overwhelmed. It’s not a great feeling. It has happened to me several times, so now I try to take everything step by step. I hope this helps you. Just think about the next right step and you will see the amazing results for yourself.


  3. Great post. Really useful information indeed. Thank you. You mentioned above that it’s the best to promote the content within the first 24 hours and YouTube will rank the video higher. Does Google work on same principles? I never heard of Medium before, I am definitely gonna check it out.

  4. Hey Delyana,

    This is such a great article! Thank you for putting all this information together!

    I never knew I could post a shorter version of my articles on Medium for free! What a great idea!

    And I like what you said about picking one or two of these 8 ideas and sticking to them. You need to be consistent to be effective.

    Great advice!

    • Thanks Michael. I am glad you found something new. Medium was a new one for me too. When I first found it, it seemed like such a great way to drive traffic for free that I just wanted to share it with you and the rest of my readers.

      Let me know how it works for you. I would be happy to hear back from you and your results.


  5. Hello, these are all key points that yu have shared. Operating a successful website is like baking a cake. In order for that cake to come out the right way tasting delicious you need all of the ingredients and so it is with this line of work. You need all the ingredients which you have given to have success. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you so much Norman. I really liked your comparison with the cake. It is so true. We should focus on all the important elements of building a successful business. Many make the mistake of only creating content, but if you don’t promote that content or optimize it for SEO, people will never find it.

  6. Delyana, this is such a fabulous article that i want to copy and paste it to my website. I love the content. U wasted no time in absolutely unnecessary introductions at all. That is so cool.
    The ideas are worth emulating. I am sure all these will work wonderfully for getting traffic to a website.
    Thanks so much.

    • Thank you so much. I really appreciate your comment.

      Let me know if you implement any of the tips I shared and how they worked for you. And if you have any further questions, I will be more than happy to help you 🙂

  7. Thanks for the great information about website traffic sources. I can see why you are a success. I love your site. It’s format makes it so easy and enjoyable to read. Where did you learn such great website skills? I am definitely going to incorporate some of your style into my own site. Thanks Again. DeniseK

    • Thank you so much. I really appreciate your words. Everything that I learned is from Wealthy Affiliate. They offer the best training and they have incredibly helpful community as well. I have seen a lot of programs, but nothing has been as good as Wealthy Affiliate. I have summarized a lot from what I learned there in my FREE Make Money Online Guide. Check it out if you want to learn more 🙂

  8. I’ve drifted across Medium by accident quite a few times recently, but never really considered it to be a big player in the respect of generating free organic traffic. Thanks a lot for what might well be a valuable piece of information for the future.

    • I am glad to hear that it helped you Simon. Yes, Medium has incredible power to generate free traffic to your website and I highly recommend it. It takes almost no work to post there, but the results can be surprising.

  9. Thank you for the post! These are wonderful ways to get free traffic to your website. I already use a few of them, but you have showed me a few that I wasn’t aware of. I will have to check them out.

    I use Twitter a lot because my niche audience is there. It does take time to build a following and you have to be very active everyday. I enjoy it though because I have been able to network with a lot of great people that have had tremendous success.

    • I am so happy to hear about your success, Vicki. Keep up the good work. Let me know if you try any of my tips and how they work for you 🙂 I will be happy to hear back from you.


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