5 Free Underground Traffic Sources

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Everyone wants to drive traffic to their website. More traffic means more users and potentially more revenue.

However, driving this traffic isn’t always easy, especially for new websites.

Below, we detail a couple of our 5 favorite underground methods for driving web traffic:

1) Forums

No matter what your niche, there will always be forums and discussion boards on the subject.

This holds true in online marketing, as much as it does in carpentry or environment. No matter what you are interested in, chances are there are other people talking about it online.

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Not only do these forums provide useful information, but they can also be used to drive traffic to your website.

Many forums allow for you to have a “signature.” This is a small blurb of text at the end of your posts where you can link back to your website.

The secret is to post useful content on the forum. Good advice and practices that people can use to improve their craft, hobby, or business. If you have an attractive

If you have an attractive signature linking to your site, people will trust you and click on it, generating you free traffic.

2) Youtube

YoutTube isn’t just a place to watch cat videos. You can also use it to upload valuable videos in your niche.

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Google is the world’s largest search engine, but many people realize that YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to put your face in front of the camera. You can create slideshow videos using a screen recorder and Microsoft Powerpoint.

I should know, I’ve successfully used YouTube videos to drive over 10,000 visitors to my websites.

Alternately, you can create tutorials or video reviews. These provide massive value to consumers.

Just make sure your videos are short and to the point. They will get lots of views.

Another great thing is that YouTube videos are very easy to rank for SEO purposes. They are certainly a lot easier to rank than websites or web pages.

3) Facebook Groups

Everyone knows about Facebook pages, but few people utilize Facebook groups. Create a Facebook group for your niche, and advertise.

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Make it so that people have to be approved to join. This way you keep out junk, and you also add a little bit of scarcity.

Within the Facebook group, you can share content on your subject matter. You can also have discussions and share tips / tutorials.

Encourage other members to share their advice and experience. Also, encourage them to share the group with their friends. This way you can grow the exposure to both your group, and your website.

4) StumbleUpon

Believe it or not, StumbleUpon isn’t just a great way to entertain yourself and pass the time. It can also be a great way to grow your business.

If you submit useful articles to StumbleUpon, it can be shown to lots of people you may never have reached otherwise.

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If they like it, then your posts will begin to gain steam and be shown to more and more people.

Eventually, you will trigger a snowball effect where your traffic increases exponentially. This can be GREAT for your website

5) SlideShare

Many people overlook Slideshare. The site has over 60 million unique visitors per month.

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That is a lot of users you can reach out to. The goal here is to create useful content. Upload PDF’s or powerpoints that are helpful and informative to your audience.

In your presentations make sure to link back to your website.

In fact, if you have YouTube videos or articles on your site, it isn’t a bad idea to condense them into PDF form, and upload them to Slideshare.

This way, you don’t have to create new content, but you can share and increase the exposure of that which you have already produced.

What are your favorite traffic sources?

Tell us in the comments below.