Links are a great traffic source

Buying links actually rates the fastest way to get traffic to your website. You simply sign up for Google AdWords. Then run ads with a link on those sites and any time someone clicks the link, you pay for the click-through a relatively straightforward bidding process based on the popularity of the keyword.

You can also buy links in ezines, newsletters, and on other people’s website either on a per-click basis, for a period of time (a week or month), or in exchange for paying them a commission if a sale gets made as a result of a click on the link.

But, the best type of link to get involves one person telling another person, either explicitly or implicitly, they should click the link and visit the site at the other end.

One way to do this is simply to exchange links with another site that targets the same audience as your site. You can manage this process manually or use one of the many software packages that will mange the process for you. A search on for “reciprocal link manager software” yields a good start.

The easiest way to grow a link is through using articles other people post on their websites which link back to your website. The reason articles work so well for “growing” links involves the numerous ways in which articles get distributed online, each of which can create dozens, hundreds, even thousands of different links back to your website by publishing a single article.

In fact, the following represents only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the places you can grow links by publishing articles online.

Blogs – Your articles can not only appear on your own blog but get posted by others on their blogs with surprising ease. The links in these articles can point directly back to your website.

Other People’s Sites – Popular websites attract repeat visitors by offering targeted content to their readers. Since they can’t produce all the content themselves, they publish articles created by others. Links from these sites can bring a steady stream of targeted visitors by giving you targeted exposure.

Many publishers run articles written by others to their targeted readers, and your link in the resource box can bring you a veritable avalanche of targeted site visitors when hundreds, even thousands of people receive your article at the same time.

Bottom line, when you get right down to it, the best, most dependable sources of targeted traffic come from links that people click.