Free traffic? Anyone with a little bit of experience knows that, as with lunch, there’s really no such thing. You always pay for traffic – with money, time or effort (or some combination of the three).
With most paid advertising, once you stop paying, the traffic dries up.
On the other hand, with many of the ‘free’ traffic methods, the traffic keeps on coming once you’ve done the work – sometimes for months or years on end.
Article marketing is a great example. If you can get your articles distributed to a large number of other peoples’ sites, complete with links back to your website, they can provide traffic for a long time to come.
There are a number of article distribution services, such as ArticleMarketer and iSnare, which will distribute your articles to hundreds or even thousands of publishers. Some services, like Unique Article Wizard and ArticleMarketingAutomation, even allow you to create ‘spinnable’ articles, so that each publisher receives a unique version of each article.
But these services are not cheap. UAW is $67 a month now.
So I was quite surprised and excited to find a pretty good free article distribution service – Free Traffic System. This service distributes your spinnable articles to 30 keyword-targeted blogs.
The interesting thing about Free TrafficSystem is that it’s really free – there’s no upsell or premium service. They offer an affiliate program, but no money changes hands – you get extra link credits for each new member you bring in.
You also get credits for every WordPress blog you add to the system.
I have a couple of minor quibbles – the article spinning system is a bit clunky, and the process of selecting which blogs you want to distribute an article to is even clunkier (although most of the paid services don’t give you this much control).
But hell, it’s free.No tag for this post.