The Best FREE Traffic Sources for New Websites

The Best FREE Traffic Sources for New Websites | New websites struggle to get traffic. If you have money it's easy. All you have to do is find the best ad platform where your target audience is and just pay for ads. But if you don't have money where can you find free traffic sources? Today I'm going to break down the best free traffic sources for new websites.

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The first best free traffic source, YouTube.

Look, it's the second most used search engine. I've grown my channel organically to over 490,000 subscribers, and almost one million monthly views in less than three years.

Well, if you're going to do YouTube you got to upload videos. When you upload videos the best thing you can do is in the first 24 hour that your video hits promote it as hard as possible.

I'm not talking about paid ads. I'm talking about tell your friends about it, ask them to share it, ask them to like the video, leave a comment.

So, when you have a website and you're creating these YouTube videos, and you tell people to go to a specific URL on your site, you'll find that people will manually type that in and you'll get free traffic to your website.

The second source of traffic that you can get is by offering a free Udemy course.

According to SimilarWeb, Udemy gets over 68 million visitors a month. That's a lot of traffic.

You can give away a free course, all the PDFs, the workbooks, the checklists, the downloadables, and host them on your site. That way people from Udemy will then go over to your site. It's a great way, plus those people are super engaged.

The third traffic source I have for you, podcast tours.

I'm not telling you to go out there and create your own podcast, but there's a lot of other podcasts out there that do interviews with other people.

Search for ones that interview a lot of other people. Pitch them to be on their show, and talk about what you can offer to their audience that'll be valuable.

Now, during your interview make sure you share your URL, your website, and give them something for free that they can get on your website so that way they have to go to your site. It gives them a reason versus just being like ah, I'm too lazy to type in the URL.

But when you give them something really good, they'll go to your website and you'll start converting all those podcast listeners into visitors.

The fourth traffic source, Pinterest and Tailwind Tribes.

So, here's what I want you to do with Pinterest. I want you to look for boards with already 20 Pins on them each. Then you'll need to add some images. And you can create them on for free, and point those images to your best blog articles.

Now, when you do this that image has to be related to your blog article.

Then you'll need to subscribe to Tailwind's free trial account, no credit card required, and then next step is you want to click Find a Tribe tab and start looking for tribes within your niche.

You just have to type in keywords and you'll find tons of them. And all you have to do is share the best content from other members in these tribes, and then others will start sharing yours too.

The fifth traffic source, hosting virtual summits.

Pick a really specific topic, in other words you want a niche, for your event. You can pick a whole event just on link building, or a whole event on Facebook, social media shares, or whatever it may be.

So, when you get super specific you're much more likely to do better. Then package it in a way that makes it really interesting.

Once you figure that all out you'll have your format, or you can do a mix of a little of everything, to be honest, and have different speakers. And before you host your event start building relationships with other influencers and have them as guests. But when they're there as a guest make sure they also push this out to their list and tell other people about it because it'll help give them more press as well.

Make sure you also have a funnel. Because when these people go to your site you want to make sure that you're selling on more stuff.

The sixth free traffic source, Facebook Groups.

What I want you to do is start sharing other people's content within the group.I want you to participate and engage by leaving comments, help other people out, answer their questions.

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    36 Responses to The Best FREE Traffic Sources for New Websites

    1. CARRAROE BOUNCING CASTLES January 23, 2020 at 3:14 pm #


      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

        Thank you!!

    2. Hasbullah Padzillah January 23, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

      Thanks Neil. I’m using ubersuggest a lot now

      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

        Amazing 🙂

      • kakumanu kitchen and vlog's January 24, 2020 at 11:01 am #

        సార్ మీకు తెలుగు వచ్చా

    3. Avast Zumac January 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

      Hi, Neil, today am among the top 14 commentators I have a question, what I lack the requirements to make beta videos

      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:06 pm #

        I’m not sure I understand you question, can you elaborate, my friend?

      • Avast Zumac January 24, 2020 at 8:12 am #

        @Neil Patel You talked about making videos for youtube, what if am starting out & iIhave nothing like the equipment and how to make better videos

      • Awaken The Greatness Within January 24, 2020 at 10:48 am #

        Avast Zumac don’t you have a phone?

      • A business from scratch January 24, 2020 at 8:02 pm #

        @Avast Zumac You could use your phone and a quite place, or do some out of camera thing where you put clips that relate to your topic, and do voice over.

        For voice over, go to a closet and record with your phone there.

    4. Abdul Rehman Shaikh January 23, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

      Amazing as always Neil. Keep uploading, keep encouraging. I’ll never unsubscribe you

      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:13 pm #

        Thank you very much 🙂

    5. Cory Tsuhako January 23, 2020 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks Neil for sharing this valuable info. You are THE man! : )

      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:13 pm #

        Thank you very much, Cory 🙂

    6. Scott Bates January 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm #

      Absolutely spot on advice Neil. Love the cheat site idea too.

      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

        Always gotta find ways to hack the system 😉

    7. shiv kumar January 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

      Hey neil your fan here
      Trust me i emailed you about this topic two days ago and today i see this. Amazing
      Thanks man

      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

        I’m listening to you all 🙂

    8. safezoneprimer January 23, 2020 at 6:45 pm #

      Having YouTube channel mature takes lots of time 😉 btw, thanks for video

      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:17 pm #

        Absolutely 🙂

    9. Vikas arya January 23, 2020 at 9:24 pm #

      Great knowledge Neil, very helpful. thanks for sharing.

      • Neil Patel January 23, 2020 at 10:20 pm #

        Absolutely 🙂

    10. Googlebing Ocean January 24, 2020 at 2:49 am #

      thanks, Neil you are awesome great content

      • Neil Patel January 24, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

        Thank you 🙂

    11. GOD FATHER January 24, 2020 at 2:54 am #

      Hello sir! I want to create a website in two languages. Suggest me something! how to do that?

      • Neil Patel January 24, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

        Yes, you can add a plugin to make your site multilingual.

    12. mssoffto Learn Digital Marketing January 24, 2020 at 4:11 am #

      Mr perfect Every time you get a new learning is used very nice person

      • Neil Patel January 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm #

        Happy to help 🙂

    13. WhatsFun AK January 24, 2020 at 5:23 am #

      Thanks a lot Neil, you are the one who motivates me to go ahead with the Tech….

      I love the way you make us understand….


      • Neil Patel January 24, 2020 at 6:18 pm #

        I’m happy to help you understand 🙂

    14. fun January 24, 2020 at 7:40 am #

      Great Content Neil .i followed and implemented content in your videos, however, i have failed to build backlinks for my tourism website. Great love for your content from the pearl of Africa

      • Neil Patel January 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

        Keep grinding on building those high DA backlinks 🙂

    15. Online Entrepreneur Now January 24, 2020 at 11:54 am #

      Wow so much amazing value in this video, thanks Niel!

      • Neil Patel January 24, 2020 at 6:10 pm #

        My pleasure!

    16. Martin Chau January 24, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

      genial como siempre neil!

      • Neil Patel January 24, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

        Thank you 🙂

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