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8 Places To Get Web Traffic Other Than Google

Most people consider Google to be the foremost generator of site traffic. Google is constantly changing due to its frequent SEO algorithm changes, which mean that businesses have been utilizing unorthodox methods for rising to the top of search results. For this reason it is important that you consider other sources of web traffic besides Google. There are many ways of generating site traffic, following fine eight other sources of traffic that may be easily overlooked:

  • Yahoo
  • Bing
  • Ask
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • YouTube
  • Reddit

Alternative search engines such as Yahoo, Bing and Ask are another way to generate web traffic due to the fact that different search engines use different algorithms. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are three social networking sites that have high online visibility on a daily basis. Regular status updates and direct messages will attract traffic from followers on the social networking websites. Creating user generated interest from websites such as Reddit or YouTube are more options that should not be overlooked. Many people spend a lot of time on sites such as YouTube and Reddit, browsing articles and videos randomly. Once popularity grows on featured videos or links to articles, this draws more interest in, attracting even more visitors. Ways to generate site traffic include using different social networking sites to post updates regularly while cultivating interest to keep the audience actively engaged. Using appropriate names and unique content on both Twitter and Pinterest will attract attention, along with any viral marketing on YouTube.

The most effective form of generating site traffic will combine a variety of these social media tools to drive even more traffic. Using a variety of tactics to assist with the development of site traffic will help to remain ahead of the competition. Looking beyond the obvious, there is a multitude of ways to generate site traffic.

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This post was written by Solvonix Technologies - India’s leading online marketing company and NuBlue - the reliable, friendly web hosting firm based in Lancashire, UK.



  1. Monica

    July 24, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Especially I would like to refer to the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Day by day they are becoming more crucial for traffic bringing SEO purpose.

  2. Nishadha

    July 24, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Nice set of sources, I have tried all of the except Reddit, will definitely give them a try.

  3. Amanda

    July 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I guess that social networks that you mentioned above are the easiest way for getting traffic and it can be done by everyone

  4. Tatjana

    July 25, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Really helpful tips, thanks for sharing them! Since Google has announced the Penguin update, I’m just got in stuck with my SEO techniques, these tips could help me to increase the traffic to my site.

  5. Peter Lee

    July 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I found most traffic driven by social media such as Pinterest and Facebook tends to have higher bounce rate than traffic driven by search engines. Nevertheless, they’re still a good source to get traffic.

  6. Alison Wood

    July 26, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Giving over emphasis to Google ranking will not guarantee success.As the algorithms of Google are changing frequently if you do not have any hold over other social media sites and search engines you can lack behind other websites.So it is important to rank well in all search engines and increase traffic through social networking like facebook,twitter,digg,stumble upon,etc.

  7. Peter

    July 26, 2012 at 6:44 am

    There are no two opinions on the fact that other social networking sites than google are more in trend nowadys. Facebook, twitter, yahoo and other such sites also attract a lot of traffic on a regular basis and hence, promoting any particular business or product becomes easier. Active users make a lot of difference on any site to generate traffic.

  8. LMh

    July 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    What a great essay on a subject with lots of moving parts. This is full of great information, which is clearly defined and easy to understand. I feel like I’ve got a much better handle on this now because of this article. Great writing!

  9. Steve

    July 27, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Thank goodness for Bing and Yahoo as Google has pretty much completely stopped sending me traffic except for a few a day. Yahoo has really picked up lately and is responding well to link building.

  10. Guerro

    July 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Google is too expensive, complicated and competitive to use. That’s why I use Bing and Yahoo. They’re cheaper and get better results.

  11. Melissa

    July 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Probably i belong to those people who really believe only in Google’s power and number of opportunities, so I will probably use only this source

  12. sintu kumar

    July 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    great tips,i have tried all the traffic sources except pinterest,i will sure try this also..thanks for sharing

  13. Nawaz

    July 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Yes it is admitted fact that Google is notorious friend and it is constantly changing it algorithm and this has disturb the online business. Now online business are in search of alternative ways of traffic that can give them good online business

  14. Mark

    August 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Thank you for your other place to get indexed and get traffic. However, there many other ways to get traffic that search engine. Nowon, Google is the king for search engines. So, you should think about using specific and local directories, forums, … and any place where people can really interact.

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