I would like to compile a list of all the traffic source methods that can bring conversions. Once I have this list I will then compile a list of places to go for each method
I will start the list and as people suggest missing sources I will update this post.
So here goes the start:
PPC (pay Per Click) - This is where you pay a set fee for each person who clicks your advert. This can be from search engines or website networks.
PPV/CPV (Pay/Cost Per View) - This is typically when you advert is displayed as a pop under/over.
Article Marketing - Submitting articles to article directories
Article distribution - Submitting article to a service that automatically distributes your article.
Press Releases - Releasing a news story with a link back to your site across a news network.
P2P - Releasing files on P2P networks for free with a link back to your site.
Offline Classifieds - Making classified ad offline with a link to your site
Offline Noticeboards - Putting up postcards on public noticeboards linking back to your site
Online Classifieds - Posting an ad to online classified sites like craigslist
Forums - Participating in forums and adding a signature link
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) - Getting site listing in natural search engine listings
CPM (cost per thousand) - This is usually banner advertising or display advertising on websites.
Newsletters/ Ezine - Many popular online newsletter allow for sponsorship and will put a link back to your site.
Directory Listings - There are several online directories that actually can bring traffic to your site by paying for a listing.
Mass E-Mail - Sending out an advertising email to either a rented, generated or compiled list.
Social Networking - Creating profiles and submitting content that links back to you site on popular social networking sites
Blog Commenting - Finding popular relevant blog posts and linking back to your site in the post.
Viral Reports - Creating a report to giveaway, that the people you give it to, in turn, give it away to others.
Host Beneficiary - Contacting others who already have a customer base and arranging a way to put your product infront of them. Can be in the form of a joint venture, or giving something away free to someone elses list in return for caputing their details.
Video Marketing - Creating videos and submitting them to popular video websites
Image Marketing - Submitting pictures to popular image sharing websites that link back to your main site
Q&A Websites - Finding questions on Q&A sites that are relevant to your site and linking back in the answer.
Web 2.0 User Submitted Content Sites - Submitting content to web 2.0 sites that links back to your main site.
Affiliates - Offering a comission on sales for affiliate marketers to refer sales
Which ones have I missed? I am looking for sources as in the type. So for instance I have listed PPC as a type, so all other PPC style advertising sites will be covered by that. Once I get a full list of types, I will continue research and try to create a list of specific sites for each to share with everyone.
TV Commercials - Creating commercials for internet or offline TV stations
Radio Adverts - Online or offline radio stations
Competitions - Sponsoring competitons on websites or radio usually to get website mentioned.
Direct Mail - Sending out letters or postcards with link back to your website
Free Software - Create useful software for free like a small application or a toolbar. You could load part of you site inside a frame within the software, display ads or even re-direct users.
Referral System - Such as a tell a friend script on site so people can spread the word about your site.