Top free traffic sources to promote your website based on my experience

Google: Google is the best source of free traffic for all of us but getting to
the top is not as easy as we think if there is high competition. It doesn’t mean it is impossible. You can rank your website by using different techniques. It is possible to get a good amount of traffic from Google but it might take a long time and effort. But if competition is low then you can easily get ranked. The most common techniques are long tail keywords, backlinks, social bookmarking, quality content, proper images, mobile friendly, loading speed (it doesn’t mean fastest loading than other sites), proper URL format, keywords in title tags and meta description, and image alt tags. SEO can be divided into two parts – on page SEO and off page SEO.

Facebook: According to our experience, the social media giant has lots of active users and it’s a good free traffic source. Facebook is a really good traffic source where you can find targeted traffic easily. Facebook groups are also powerful these days. But if you’re into affiliate marketing then it might not be as helpful as you think.

YouTube: Videos explaining the benefits of your products, services and offers can give you a high amount of traffic to your website. The video should contain helpful, problem-solving content. If your video contains advertisement only then it might not be successful.

Twitter: using this as a free traffic source could be hard if you have little or no followers. The followers are a bit geo and niche-targeted. The downside of using Twitter is that some of the followers you get don’t last. Some brands have huge followers so you can try it if you have time.

Instagram: If you’re a celebrity then you must not miss this platform as you can see Instagram in top search results in search engines, not in Google only but in other search engines too. It is good for the travel industry also as we got many followers in a short period.

Quora: Find topics related to your offer and answer questions but make sure your answers are detailed and solve the problem in the question. Then you can include your link but be careful you might get banned. Quora is strict when you share links. You can also create spaces on Quora, write articles and promote your links.

Vk: is a Russian social media. The best part of this social media is we can also use the English version. We can change the Russian language from settings. According to our experience commenting on others’ posts can give you more visibility and traffic. is another Russian social media that helps to get traffic. Here you’ll get more friend requests as compared to Vk and there is a high possibility that you’ll get banned if you do spamming. We suggest not to share a lot of links here. Once you get banned you’ll not be able to open another account from the same mobile number.

Reddit: You can easily get free traffic on Reddit but follow the rules and avoid over self-promotion. Doing fake upvotes from your own account can get you banned from this platform.

Pinterest: According to my experience if you’re into the travel, fashion industry then this is the site you must not miss. I’ve used this site for many categories but found it is good for the travel industry even when we’re less active. Travel-related pictures have more impressions than others.

Tumblr: Tumblr is a free blogging platform. Getting followers for a new account is not easy but creating a Tumblr helps you to get some traffic. You’ll get followers but slowly according to your post. But if your post gets reblog and love (likes) then that day you can see more increment in followers.

WordPress: Free blogging in WordPress helps you. Till today we’ve not experienced huge traffic from WordPress but it is also a big name in the industry so try checking and testing things.

Blogger: It is a free blogging platform by Google. Being active in Blogger can help you grow as you can see Blogger blogs in Google search results also. This is one of the free blogging platforms that you should not miss. Low-completion keywords will help you here.

Article submission sites: There are plenty out there but I recommend you start with Medium, Hubpages because these platforms rank well on Google. For Hubpages, don’t insert any link into your first five articles so they can be published and pass Hubpages boot camp. After you’ve gotten out of the boot camp, you can now insert your links and get traffic.

Forums: Forum marketing is not as popular as in those days but there are still some good sites. You need to Google search to find forums. Register on the ones with lots of active users and high-level engagement. You can also use websites like to check traffic status of the website. If traffic is low in the forum then it might not be helpful for you.

Medium: People say Medium is a good platform but I do not have long experience in Medium and I also don’t have good experience here. I feel like Medium is strict with its users.

Weheartit: is similar to Pinterest but it doesn’t send much traffic and bans you from sharing links. Hot images are also not allowed here. This is not a blogger-friendly site.

We’ll keep adding and updating this content as we find new sites, methods and experiences on above mentioned site.