First let me explain what we mean when we are talking about free traffic. Free traffic is traffic that goes to your website or web page, that you don’t have to pay for, like traffic from the search engines. Free traffic is the basic effect of good web page search engine optimization and maintenance. The popularity of a website should always be on the rise, provided that it addresses a niche market, and it promotes a quality product. Of course not all free traffic will help your online business sales That is a completely different question if we consider web surfers’ and there business relevance.
You can get more traffic if you implement professional strategies to get the users’ attention and make the pages really competitive. And of course the more people you get to visit your website, the greater the chances are that you will make a sale. At least, this is what most people think when they are trying to boost the sales on there site. The truth is that you can get a thousand visitors every day and make no sales, on the contrary you could lose money if you are using Google Adwords. How is this possible? Such a situation takes us back to the choice of keywords. I’ll tell you why.
Let’s consider the case of a company that sells pet food. The keywords you select should be very relevant for your domain, or you risk to attract numerous visitors that are only after information but would never buy something. Thus, using too general or broad terms like ‘cat’, ‘cat food’, ‘cat nutrition’ could be disadvantageous, try to use longer keyword phrases like ‘best cat food’, ‘what cats like to eat’ and the like. So if your site is getting a lot of free traffic but you are not making any sales you may want to look at how targeted your keywords are.
If this is one of your issues you may need to start from the beginning and start your search engine optimization all over again. A good solution for making the right keyword choices from the very beginning is to use some keyword selecting tools that identify the highest in demand keywords and provide you with full listings of terms. Some of these will be used for article marketing, others for search engine optimization, but they all aim at increasing the level of free traffic and sales.
You could do a bit of reading about the rules that make free traffic advantageous for businesses. You will inevitably find tips and suggestions from people who have been doing online marketing for a long time. Take whatever you consider useful and relevant in such materials and implement the information in your business strategies. Good luck!