1. Search engines – SEO
2. Email marketing
3. Co-registration traffic
9. Spurl.net – problems while loading the site
12. Backflip.com – no longer with us
19. Buddy Marks
22. Google Bookmarks
25. A1 Webmarks
26. Bookmark Tracker
27. myVmarks – no longer with us
28. Wirefan.com – no longer with us
37. One more trick you can use. Share your new post via Google Reader (the little share icon at the bottom).
46. You can also try to create a new community at Ning, or join an existing one.
Social news sites
Three main players here:
If you’re in the design niche check out these sites as well:
This one’s a no-brainer:
The idea is similar to the approach regarding Web 2.0 sites. Only this time you’re going to create some free blogs. Check these out:
A.k.a. submitting your content to different places around the internet.
62. Guest blogging (or posting)
This is the first biggie. Guest blogging (or posting) is one of the best sources of quality traffic. Try it yourself. Contact a number of bloggers and get some guest posting spots.
It’s just a fancy name for submitting your articles to various article directories around the internet. Each article has, of course, a live link back to your site.
You can start with these:
69. Article Dashboard
70. The Free Library
72. Article Alley
73. Article Blast
75. Sooper Articles
You might want to consider one of these services as well:
79. One more trick. Turn your article into a pdf and submit it to Scribd.
If you’re into this kind of stuff you can use spinning software to create some alternative versions of your articles. The best one of its kind is (as the name says itself) The Best Spinner.
Similar to article marketing, only this time you’re submitting videos.
80. YouTube.com (how to create a YouTube background)
You might want to consider one of these automation services as well:
You’re ahead on this one if you’re a radio-personality type. Of course, use your podcast to promote your main site.
This is one of less popular ways of driving traffic, but can be effective if you refine the process well enough.
104. One more trick. SEO-optimize the images on your blog. That way they have a chance to appear on Google Image Search.
This is not a direct traffic getting method, but a way of notifying certain search engines that something is going on at your blog. After the pings have been sent those search engines update their listing featuring your new content. This in return can get you some new visitors.
Check out these services:
RSS directories and aggregators
Sites, where many different RSS feeds can be found in one place. Submitting your blog to such places can’t hurt you.
122. Blog commenting
As you know every comment contains a link back to the author’s site. And a valuable comment can bring really good traffic when it’s published on a big blog.
Just a simple advice here. Go out there, find some quality blogs and start commenting.
123. Forum posting
Similar to blog commenting. Only this time you’re posting on forums, and the link is usually in your signature file.
124. Ning communities
Mentioned earlier in this list. You can either create a new community or join an existing one.
Getting a blog badge
A badge is a little widget that sits in your sidebar and displays various things. Mostly ads for other blogs. However, by displaying such a badge your blog gets featured on other websites that use the same badge.
Website and blog directories
They’re not as effective as they used to be, but there’s still some value in this.