So you have a beautiful new website and now you need to get some visitors.
How do you do that?
There are so many ways to drive traffic to your website but it's surprising how many website owners just don't do them. Obviously you update your content regularly with blogs/news articles and you keep your content fresh but you also need to advertise what you are offering and get your name known. Advertising can be costly such as google adwords but there are lots of free advertising sites out there too. Some are too good to miss so below is a list of good free advertising – get out there and shout your name from the rooftops!
Google Places - https://www.google.com/business/
Add yourself to to google and get yourself listed in their business directory. When users are searching on the internet in your local areas you will be shown on google maps and appearing in this directory can increase your website traffic.
Cylex Business Directory - http://www.cylex-uk.co.uk/
Another great business directory in the UK that can drive traffic to your website. It's free and it gives you a lot of areas to list in as well as images to upload etc.
Freeindex - http://www.freeindex.co.uk/
This website has changed so much over the years. Apart from being able to list for free you can also receive reviews on this website too. I know that traders such as electricians etc use it to get customers to review them and so a trustworthy service can be seen. You can also upgrade to a premium listing which for some businesses would definitely be recommended.
UK Small Business Directory - www.uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk/
Free online advertising for small businesses and sole traders. Great for local searches and will certainly add to your local traffic.
So the above three I would say you cannot do without but here are also a lot of places to list for free and here are just a few more:-