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10 No-Cost Ways to Generate Site Traffic

Posted By Darren Rowse 25th of October 2004 Blog Promotion 4

‘No matter how cool your site or how fabulous your product, you’re not going to generate enough sales to make your business viable unless you can generate traffic. You have to get the word out about your site and give people a reason to visit it, or else you’ll go the way of the dinosaur.

The good news is, there are lots of ways to effectively advertise your site online and drive tons of qualified traffic to your site, all for free! And by qualified, I mean people who belong to your target market and who are most likely to buy the products or services you offer. These are the people you want coming to your site.

Without further ado, here’s our countdown of the top 10 traffic-generating tactics:

Traffic Generation Tactic #10: Use viral marketing strategies to “infect” people with the desire to learn more about your product. These days, viral marketing messages are spreading through the Web like wildfire. Viral marketing is any type of advertising that is self-perpetuating, compelling people to share it with others so that it spreads through a community like a virus—but a good one.’

Read more at 10 No-Cost Ways to Generate Site Traffic

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. Darren,
    Our gift site gets a generous amount of traffic for Christmas, but we need to crossover to more generic gift giving occasions. Your thoughts?

    The site is

  2. Traffic.. I desperately need them. more than ever.

  3. Natasha says: 02/27/2008 at 1:59 pm

    Dead link alert! The new location for Darren’s recommended resource is…

    …and even though the article is dated, many of the 10 tips still apply!

  4. Yes, dead link, the real link is

    Anyway, it is actually a very helpful resource, easpecially if you are starting out.

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