What are the BEST FREE marketing tools and strategies to execute ?

I'm currently in the process of launching my online store. But as a sole entrepreneur there's only so much I can handle. What should be my focus point towards driving targeted traffic and creating a large support group( followers, likes, etc) ?
I currently using Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and Craigslist. I'm currently looking to expand into youtube videos and creating a wordpress blog.

Can anyone provide any insight into Effective Marketing for Free. Any Tools, Sites,and etc ?

Thanks, Your information and expertise would be of great value.
Yes, I have been having a Google analytical account which tracks everything for me. But how can i generate more targeted leads without paying for advertisement ?

1 year ago - 6 answers

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It often "takes money to make money", some believe a business based on free Search engine traffic has limited resale value, because it's not a certain reproducible model, in contract to paid advertising, which is more scalable and not subject to the ups and downs that search engines can cause.

Optimizing of your sales funnel may be optional when getting 'free' traffic, but is essential to make paid advertising profitable, these same optimizing practices, tracking with tools like Google analytics and design optimization with split testing will also improve free traffic sales rates. If not prepared to do advanced tacking, at least use something like the free so you can see where your visitors have come from and what search keywords might have brought them.

If you choose them with care, SEO outsource workers can help increase your search ranking and traffic, take care the wrong one offering 1000 backlinks for $10 can sabotage your site ranking with all too obvious SEO spam, these outsourced assistants would mainly be providing backlinks, perhaps writing some content as well. You can find some smaller packages offered for $5 at private blog networks looked particularly attractive and safe before a number of the more well published ones had sites recently de-indexed, still articles on a smaller blog network may be a plus.

Search engine traffic is still generally seen as the most powerful source of targeted traffic, a presence on all those social sites makes your site look more credible to the search engines, tending to boost search traffic.

If your site has text content and not just catalog pages, you can optimize for certain search phrases by including them in your text content and ideally in the title of pages. The Google keyword tool, made for their paid advertising customers shows you search phrase statistics for related terms (Local and [exact match] options give the most realistic results) certain 'buyer' keyword phrases demonstration a buting intent bring the best converting sales prospects. Someone searching for Plasma TV is much less likely to but than someone searching: Sony XB1193 TV price.

There are some OK low cost member authored guides in the WSO section of

Dealing with the new Google Penguin SEO spam filter

The same SEO authority site also has a marketing resource link section

Here's one little tool that helps generate related site searches, for SEO backlink sources.

1 year ago

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Google Analytics Setup

by Jeanie - 1 year ago

Try this site

by Gerard - 1 year ago

Hi Sindy

There are lots of ways to drive traffic to your online store. The sites you already use are good for sure.
Here I have some other methods you can use to drive traffic:

- PPC (like google adwords, but there are lots of other PPC services) - paid traffic
- Video Marketing (especially via YouTube) - as you already mentioned...
- here at Yahoo! Answers
- do SEO for your shop
- submit articles about your forum
- Squidoo and Hubpages
- Blog commenting
- Forum posting
- email marketing
- Ad Swaps / Solo Ads - paid traffic

If you want to learn more abouth those methods, you can download my free ebook at:


by Fabian - 1 year ago

All that traffic generation method you mentioned are great but are you creating a list? Consider doing that and also using autoresponders to follow up.

You can also learn lots of stuff in forums. Just Google up a good forum and read up. It's amazing what you can discover in there.


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