QUOTE(JamesMoore @ Mar 30 2013, 12:27 AM)
As an internet marketer, finding the best method for traffic generation is like finding the "holy grail." Because you know how important it is to your online success, you always have to be looking out for new ways to get more. But here are some methods that can help you accomplish this task.
You should build an email list
Hands down this is a really great traffic generation method. You're now promoting to a targeted market, your list. They joined your list because they're interested in what you're offering, so they're more likely and willing to buy from you. With an email list you have the opportunity to market to them repeatedly. Keep in mind though that you need to entice your members to subscribe to your list and you have to build and maintain a relationship with them to keep them.
Use a paid domain to host your site
You can use free domains for hosting your site, especially if you're on a budget. But I don't recommend it. With free domains, ads are placed on your site that you have no control over, these ads give your site an unprofessional appearance. Also there's a lack of customer support if you have issues. Furthermore there's no guaranteed up-time. Meaning, your site may be profitable and up today and tomorrow it disappears or crashes with no explanation in either case.
You can host your site with a paid service for as little as $5.00 per month which is still affordable even if you're on a budget. This gives you control over the look and feel of your site and your traffic generation methods.
Minimize the ads until you build up some traffic
Ever been on some sites and have to wonder where the content is, because all you see are ads? That's not a good way to generate traffic. In fact it's a good way to drive traffic away from your site. Potential buyers are expecting value when they visit your site, they get this from the information you provide. A site full of ads doesn't offer that. It's suggested by most experienced marketers that you even fore-go the ads until you're getting a constant stream of traffic to your site.
Highlight, italicize or bold, some of your keywords
This is a neat little way to generate traffic. When you highlight, italicize or bold some of your keywords, it tells the search engine bots that some keywords are more important than others, so they should place more emphasis on those. For example, you can highlight, italicize or bold your primary keywords and not the secondary ones. Don't go rushing off to do that with every piece of content you have though. You should only do all three for your sales pages and don't highlight your site or blog posts.
There is no "best way" when it comes to traffic generation. What works for some marketers might not work for you. That's why there are so many ideas available out there. You have to through them and find your own best method.
Four traffic generation methods are :-
-> Article submission.
-> Social bookmarking.
-> Directory submission.
-> Blog commenting.