i am focused on any way that helps to get free traffic, testing different options and strategies and i have to say that many times the most obvious techniques are working great in terms of effectiveness.
I think many methods are discussed and sometimes some twists to usual tasks are really getting the strartegy to another level. But many times the well known strategies are more than enough.
I've been studying a lot, i read tons of ebooks, watched videos etc but there are a few things that i see they always work.
I actually rely on a combination of methods that many of us know but than many others just ignore or wouldn't apply, looking for the "new secret strategy" that boosts sites and flood them with thousands of visitors.
Nothing new, nothing secret but something THAT WORKS!
Someone just skip this tasks as they require a little bit of work but if you don't want to learn and do some work in this business then you are a loser before you begin!
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1) Post on Blogs, Forums, Social Networks
Post comments on blogs and forums related to your niche. Share info, be active and be useful to the community. That pays back.
To look for blogs you could use
Google Blog Search
To speed up the posting process on Social Networks a useful tool is
Social Poster - Automatic Social Submitter: digg.com reddit.com netscape.com propeller.com Del.icio.us Stumbleupon.com etc.
This way bookmarking is very fast, just write once and post on many sites.
2) Use Article Marketing
Write as many articles possible and upload them to the main Social News sites. Popular ones are Reddit, Slashdot, Fark, and Digg for example.
At the end of your articles ALWAYS place the links to your site.
Before the Google update, Article marketing was an amazing way to get free traffic.
It has not come to an end but these days i concentrate more on other sources of traffic.
3) Use Video Marketing
Youtube has benefited from the Google Farmer update so this is now a great way to exploit to get loads of free traffic.
It's easy to create videos about any subject using slides for example.
It's enough to use a software like PowerPoint and a free tool to record the videos like CamStudio
Upload your videos to Youtube but you can upload them to as many video share sites as you want like DailyMotion, Vimeo, Metacafe etc, the list is long.
To speed up the uploading process a useful tool is TubeMogul
These simple but effective tasks all together require time but worth every minute spent to do them. On long term the result is garanteed and there would be no need to always look to the "New Amazing Secret Revealed To Get Free Traffic!"
Many times things are easier than what we think and they are just in front of us.
The main secret of this strategy? Be willing to work!