What if I told you getting website traffic was easy?
That all you need to do is follow the right tutorials, and you’ll be able to access thousands of new people in no time.
And, those tutorials don’t need to cost you any money.
There’s no need for:
You can get everything you need for free across the internet.
In fact, scratch that – you can get them all for free right here.
In this article I’ve compiled the best website traffic generation tutorials so you can start to attract the people your site deserves, in record time.
All you have to do is read on…
What Will I Learn?
I’ve built this list to be the best list of Traffic Generation tutorials online. That doesn’t mean it’s the biggest. Instead, like my list of the best SEO tutorials, this is the cream-of-the-crop.
It’s split into 5 different sections, all of which will drive you much more traffic in a short space of time. Just click the links below to jump to the section you want to read about:
Each tutorial also comes with a difficulty level of Easy, Medium or Hard.
This way you can make sure a tutorial is at your level before you ever commit to the process.
I’ve just got one final point to make before you get stuck into the meat of this article…
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The only way you get anything from a tutorial is to commit to it.
Follow it from start to finish.
The main reason I find you struggle to get results is that you tend to just skim-read a tutorial and only employ the parts that are fancy, or seem really interesting.
And while that’s okay…you miss the point.
With all of these tutorials, I urge you to take the time and commit to it for two weeks, a month (or even three), depending on the strategy. Try and get every drop of traffic from it, and then you can decide if it works or not.
Don’t just look at it, try it for two days, then find a new strategy. Commit to the process and see it through to the end.
That’s the difference between sites with significant traffic and your site right now.
Okay, now that’s said, let’s dive in…
The articles in the section show you a wide range of traffic generation techniques that you can pick and choose from. If you’re not sure where you need to drive traffic from and want to test, start here.
You should be able to use most of them in a small space of time and deliver big results. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Sumo’s bread and butter is traffic generation. This free guide – also available as a downloadable spreadsheet – gives you simple, easy to apply traffic tips you can use right now to boost your website traffic.
In this guide they talk you through 134 different ways you can increase traffic to your site; each only taking no more than 5-10 minutes max. Meaning that for every piece of content you create (article, listicle, etc.), in less than an hour, you can have hundreds of people landing on your site.
These methods are point, click and shoot, so you don’t need to worry about theory.
Moz is a behemoth in the traffic world. They drive millions of visitors to their site every month and spend the rest of their time helping people like you get even more traffic.
In this article they share their 21 most effective website traffic generation tactics, like:
This is a little more SEO heavy, but still useful information.
Especially if you’re looking to make small changes to your site right now.
This guide from CoSchedule gives you 40 actionable strategies to gain social media traffic. Pick one, apply it and if it doesn’t work you can move on to the next one.
It covers your main social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn as well as providing some tips for Google+ if you’re still using it.
The key takeaways here are how each person behaves when they’re on each social media platform.
When you’re on Pinterest and then switch to Facebook you’re in two different mindsets.
Now you’ll be able to tap into them by using bite size tips.
This quick guide shows you how you can make traffic wins with just a small investment of time. Use these methods frequently and you’ll have a constant, reliable, flow of traffic.
By the end of this article you’ll be able to:
If you’re short on time, but need more traffic, then you can’t go wrong than getting stuck into these strategies.
If you’re brand new to online marketing getting website traffic can feel like hopeless can’t it?
You’re a small fish, this is a big pond, and you can’t get your voice heard. Don’t worry I’ve been there before too – it’s awful.
However, these tutorials will show you how to get targeted traffic, even if the only person who knows your site exists is your mum.
This guide is one chapter of Neil Patel’s massive eBook about Online Marketing. It covers all of the foundation streams of traffic back to your site.
In it, Neil covers the topics of:
This may all sound kind of basic, and it’s not as glamorous as a Build A Six Figure Blog In Your Pyjamas style post.
But if you take time to understand (and use) this information you’ll find getting every other type of traffic is much easier in the long run.
He couldn’t use any of Noah’s connections or platforms. He just had to start from ground zero – like you – and build up. He shows you the exact strategies he uses to get SleepSumo off the ground, such as:
This is one of those articles you’re going to want to follow along and take action on as you read it.
One of my content creators, James, said this was the article that helped him get started in blogging. It’s one of those hidden Gems that everyone starting with a blog or site should read.
Generating traffic is part of the article, but all of the surrounding information is just as important for getting people to care about your site too. In it, Ludvig talks about:
For a beginner, there’s a lot to be learned from this article.
So I suggest you read it (and take notes).
Is there’s someone who gets traffic, it’s Adam Connell; in this guide he breaks down the smooth, smart and simple ways you can start to get more traffic right now.
This is on the beginner’s list because there’s nothing out of the ordinary here. It’s all stuff you know you should be doing…but never actually do. In this article he shows you how to take massive action on them, like:
They may all sound simple, but until you’ve exhausted this list, why try any of the more complex strategies?
That’s why Keep it simple, stupid is my favourite motto.
Social Media traffic is one of the most important types of traffic you can get right now. It converts well, and anyone with access to a social media profile (or two) can tap into it.
But there’s a significant difference between just slapping your content on Social Media and getting strategic, targeted traffic from the platforms.
In this section, you can see a breakdown of the best tutorials for each platform, so no matter where you’re positioned, you can get some impressive traffic back to your site.
Facebook is the king of social media platforms right now. Even though their market is more pay-to-play than any of the others, you can’t argue that everyone is here at some point in their week.
These tutorials will show you how to get the best traffic for the least money – or even better, free – and send your conversions through the roof.
Buffer live and breathe Social Media, so when they speak, it pays to listen. And in this wonderful 33-minute long guide you’ll find everything you need to know about Facebook Advertising.
In it, Kevan Lee covers:
That’s just scratching the surface, too.
If you’ve ever wasted money, or struggled to get conversions, from Facebook Ads this is a guide you need to read.
Between the 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015, PostPlanner grew their Facebook Page by 193% with almost all free traffic. In this guide, they show you how you can do it too so that you can get more free organic website traffic from your page.
With this eBook you’ll learn:
By the end of this article you’ll know the ins and outs of running a Facebook page, and how to use it as a free traffic generation tool for your site. What more could you ask for?
While Facebook has become more of a pay-to-play marketplace, there are still a few places you can generate free traffic. Facebook Groups are one of those places.
In this article, Sarah Peterson covers why Facebook Groups are key to getting more traffic (and sales), what you need to do to build one and how to run your own group. She covers essential information like:
With this tutorial you’ll have constant access to a stream of free, organic, traffic that can’t be taken away from you.
Don’t worry; you don’t need a $1000 budget to follow this tutorial. This article is all about how to leverage someone else’s Facebook Audience to drive as much website traffic as possible.
Glen outlines how he’s been able to access all of Moz.com’s user, as well as numerous other pages fans. As well as continuously growing pages month on month. This is a tricky tutorial to follow, but you’ll see significant results.
In it you’ll cover:
There’s no limit to how much traffic you’ll be able to drive from Facebook when you’ve finished here. In fact, I’d argue this is the most valuable article in this sub-section.
In this article, Nichehacks explore three different case studies on Facebook that show you how to dominate the platform and generate serious amounts of traffic. Including how to get a lot of fans for pennies.
This guest post from Jitendra explores:
It’s a quick read but it packs an almighty punch. If you want to know how to create an army of fans that will convert back to your site (or products) then you should pay this close attention.
Twitter has become less powerful in recent years, but don’t write it off just yet; there’s still a lot of traffic to be gained from sharing here.
Buffer show you how using the content you already have can double your traffic. In fact, Tamie shows you step-by-step how she did it and you can too.
This is a truly simple, easy to follow, guide that you use right from your first tweet.
There’s no fluff, just solid content you can use right now.
It’s always the simple steps that give you the best results. And, with this tutorial/case study hybrid, that’s exactly what you’ll get – simple steps to boost your traffic.
This is all about getting the basics of Twitter right. By the end of it, you’ll have a solid idea of what concepts you can use (even if you pick and choose from the 12) to get big traffic gains.
These are your platform of best practices to start building traffic and taking on more complex strategies in the future.
Instagram is a hot platform right now. And, with their Instagram Stories features, they stand to overtake Snapchat with disposable media too.
So, let’s look at how you can start to generate real website traffic from Instagram.
Lots of Instagram case studies and tutorials focus on how to get big on that platform. But this guide shows you how to use that following to create a massive flow of traffic back to your site.
In this chapter of the eBook, Sarah explores:
If you’re short on time just take a look at this one chapter – it’s the most traffic focused – but if you have extra time, devour the whole guide. You’ll be able to do so much more with your platform.
Buffer’s Instagram playbook shows you how to create an Instagram profile that converts.
You’ll learn how to become an Instagram superstar and create valuable content that grows your traffic (and brand) to become a real social authority. They talk about:
So by the end of the article you’ll have a clear, actionable, marketing plan to help you drive crazy traffic from your updates.
Another little tip I can give you for Instagram is to checkout BuySell Shoutouts. They will give you shoutouts which are paid promotions on popular Instagram influencer accounts.
You’d be amazed at how undervalued Pinterest is as a traffic source. While there are hundreds of case studies of people getting awesome results, it’s often forgotten about for the other much bigger social networks.
If you want to harness the traffic generating power of Pinterest, then you’ve come to the right place.
Infographics may be less useful than they were a few years ago. But, you can still use them to get big traffic wins on Pinterest.
In this article, Andreea Ayers talks you through her process of getting 30,000 repins resulting in 11,362 page views. Not a bad return on investment, right?
It’s not a long article, but there’s enough information to kick start your Pinterest traffic right off the bat.
If you were ever in doubt of Pinterest’s power, this tutorial will open your eyes. In fact, the first fact that stands out is that it’s the second biggest source of referral traffic. So, you know…it pays to be here.
This guide is a complete step-by-step on how to go from zero Pinterest presence through to generating some serious website traffic. You’ll come away with actionable strategies like:
If you’ve never touched Pinterest before – or are completely lost with what to do – this post is for you.
You’re not in for just another tips article. SME has written the Pinterest tips article. Everything here is designed to help you extend your reach and drive more traffic back to your site.
Ana Gotter provides 26 actionable ways you can supercharge your Pinterest results right now, and how to craft the best updates in the future. You’ll learn:
By the end of this article you’ll be able to make informed decisions on your Pinterest marketing and deliver content that’s guaranteed to drive traffic. What more can you ask for?
When you picture LinkedIn, you think of business people in suits making water-cooler conversations over the internet. And, it can feel like your site isn’t quite the right fit unless you’re talking about conversion rates and business practices.
But you’d be surprised how much content people are willing to devour here. And, no matter how far and wide your topic is spread, you’ll be able to find something a LinkedIn audience can sink its teeth into.
Here’re the best tutorials to help you do just that.
This article takes a slant on the B2B (Business-to-Business) side of website traffic generation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the information here to develop a killer strategy for your site.
In fact, even if you’ve never even opened LinkedIn before, you’ll leave this article with a fully actionable plan to get the most people for the least time invested. Over these eight points Jimmy Daly takes you through:
If you can’t get traffic using this article, LinkedIn probably isn’t the right platform for you.
Now I want to take you through some of the other ways you can get social media traffic. That’s not to say these platforms are less used – Snapchat, Kik and WhatsApp are ones of the biggest apps on the planet.
But the direct traffic from them is much harder to access. You can still get a substantial following and conversion to traffic from them.
This tutorial caught me off guard. WhatsApp isn’t a platform you’d think to use to drive traffic. But, here you can see it’s not only good but super effective.
Sean Bestor talks you through everything you could need to know about WhatsApp marketing. And, most importantly, how to use it to build a constant flow of traffic from the app.
This is a fascinating tutorial, and if you’re a mobile-focused website, you’ll want to pay close attention here.
Believe it or not, Guest Blogging is still an excellent way of driving traffic to your blog.
It’s not dead. In fact, it’s not even close to dead. If you’re a newbie blogger or want to connect with a new audience you’re yet to reach. Guest Posting is the perfect way to do it.
You know what is dead though? Bad guest posts.
These tutorials will show you how to get the most from every guest post so that you can squeeze every last drop out of traffic out of them.
And, if you don’t have the time or the resources to take care of your guest posting, you should hire one of these guest posting services.
This is the most extensive guide to guest posting you’ll find.
Everything you need to know – from keywords to search, to pitching, to creating content and following up – is in here with steps to take to maximise your results. Brain takes the time to talk you through:
That’s really just scraping the surface, too. If you only have time to read one guest posting tutorials from this list, make it this one.
This article shows you the subtle art of the guest post in 12 easy steps.
Ryan Biddulph has made a career out of creating connections and creating high-value guest posts. He’s even featured on my blog in the past. And, this article outlines his entire process.
By the end of it you’ll be able to:
These are the staples of getting guest post traffic.
If you can’t get accepted, you can’t get the traffic, can you? Time to get to work.
Okay, don’t confuse this with the Brian Dean post. Ninja Outreach gives you advice on how to guest post correctly and case studies on how people have got incredible results from publishing just one post.
Dave Schneider talks you through:
So you have a clear, easy to build, strategy for great guest posts right now.
This article shows you how to create a guest post that drives crazy traffic back to your site.
When you land a guest post you’re only half way there, now you have to write a post that will generate high levels of traffic. In this tutorial, Bryan Harris talks you through expanded guest posting. Also known as creating killer content for your target blog.
He’ll show you:
If you’re struggling to get results – both traffic and subscribers – from your guest posts, this could be your missing link.
Don’t like the thought of hours of tireless guest posting work, but still want the traffic? Well, you’re in luck.
Here you’ll find my personal strategy of how to automate guest posting to drive hundreds of people to my blog every month, without anywhere near as much work as everyone else.
I’ll show you:
You’ll be able to have your guest posting strategy running in the background while you focus on some of the other ways to drive traffic from this list.
Traffic isn’t always about what you know, how well you write or even the quality of your content. A lot of the time, it’s about who you know and if they’re willing to share your content.
This section is going to show you how to get to know the right people and build a network of friends and bloggers that will help you drive serious amounts of traffic to your site.
This is such a simple strategy, but it’s so effective you’ll see results in just a few days.
Michael Pozdnev has created a unique strategy for tapping into mid-level bloggers and befriending them to generate a whole new stream of traffic. Not only that, using this strategy he’s managed to increase his level of backlinks, shares and guest post opportunities.
If you feel like you can never get people to listen (or send you traffic), this approach could change your life.
YouTube is such a huge source of traffic. It’s often overlooked when it comes to performing outreach and getting people to send you traffic.
Thus article from Peter Attia shows you how to unlock the power of YouTube by connecting with YouTubers in a way that they’ll enjoy, and getting them to talk about your site. Resulting in a big spike in website traffic.
Whether this is your first time working with Vloggers, or your 100th, you’ll be able to find a gem here to supercharge you traffic generation.
If you want to get targeted, engaged, traffic without guest blogging, Blog Comments are your (old) new best friend.
In this case study, James takes you through how he was able to gather super-targeted, low-bounce rate traffic in just a small space of time. The results here are just a handful of what you’ll be able to achieve if you employ this strategy long term.
He talks you through:
By the end of this article, you’ll not only be able to generate new traffic, but you’ll be well on your way to forging new friendships throughout the blogosphere.
This article is all about hot to get out of your comfort zone and start connecting with bloggers in a way that benefits both of you. Mostly, with traffic.
Tor Refsland has an impressive resume of sites he’s been featured on. And in this article, he gives you his personal strategy for getting featured and driving lots of incredible traffic back to his blog.
All of his strategies apply to every kind of site, and you’ll learn:
This article leads into his email course and it’s worth signing up to for free. He gives you some top information right to your inbox, too.
There you have it, the best in website traffic generation tutorials for you to work through.
Which ones did you decide you were going to commit to?
Here are the links back to all the section you’ve just seen, to save you scrolling through again:
But now I want to know, which tutorials would you like to see on this list?
Which website traffic generation articles have had the biggest impact on your site?
Let me know in the comments…