Starting a new website can be an easy task, you can hire someone to design the new website, or just do it yourself. But the difficult task is to drive targeted traffic to your new website; again you have the same two options, hire someone, or do it your self. There are many things you could do that could help optimize your website and generate free traffic. It sounds great to have more traffic for your website without spending a single cent. Yes, it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent to get free traffic, but honestly the true is that it may take some time to see the results of these techniques. You have better chances of getting traffic faster by paying for advertisements like PPC (Pay Per Click) in a major search engine. If you don’t have any advertising budget use some or all of these free traffic generating methods. SEO your Website: SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the most important steps and one of the most forgotten. If you want to be found at the major search engines you need to perform some basic SEO adjustments to your website. You need to set the metatags properly, especially the title and description metatags. I have seen website with the title “homepage” or “MySiteName.com” can you know how many people are searching for these titles on Google. Forget about your sites name and set a keyword rich title and description. You can get help with these tasks online. Add Keyword rich Content to your Website: Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines then use keyword searching to get their search results. With the right keywords in your website, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs. Write new content for your website that is entertaining as well as keyword rich and search engines will find it. The most important result from adding good content to your site is that people will find your website. Trade Links with other Sites: A great idea to increase your website traffic is trading links with other sites. You don’t have to spend a single cent to do this. All you have to do is to make an agreement with another webmaster. By exchanging links, both sites get the benefits of more traffic especially when both sites feature the same niche or are complement of each other. You can also submit your website to link directories. Submit to Article Directories: You can find many sites that offer free article submission and posting. When people read and find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article comes from. Is important to Include a link or a brief description of your website within the article and there’s a good chance that they will go to your site. Use Traffic Exchanges: Some people think traffic exchanges don’t work, but they can truly be a great way to expose your website to the world without the cost. Join only the best ones that allow you to target a specific interest like Traffic Swarm, Link Referral, and EasyHits4U. Also take advantage of newsletters, free classifieds, press releases, blogs, online forums, and online communities. All these methods generate free traffic but you have to be persistent and keep working everyday.