If you have a website where you are selling a product or service, you know how important website traffic is to your site. However, most users are very annoyed with pop ups or float over banners and will quickly, leave your site. A different approach that is highly effective is the use of viral traffic and there are many ways you can do this free of charge.
1. Make use of your current customer base. First, you have to find a way to make it easy for your current customers to advertise for you, so to speak. If you sell a product or a service, include a form during checkout for the customer to refer friends. The form should include the customer’s name and email address and give them five or ten slots to add friends name and email addresses. What this does is instantly send an email to the people listed in the form with a link to your site.
2. Offer a newsletter free to your current customers with content that is humorous or controversial so that they send it to their friends, and their friends send it to their friends. As a result, you gain traffic to your site. The trick is, make sure the entire content is not in the newsletter, make a link so they have to come to your site to read the rest.
3. Create an email signature that is included in all your outgoing email with a link to your website. Join various forums or message boards where you can have a signature with your website link. Participate in the forums that are related to your business. Post messages that are helpful to the users, the more users see it, the more they click on your link and you gain free traffic to your site.
Viral marketing is a powerful tool and you can use free avenues as a way in which to build up your website traffic.