Creating a website is only the beginning of an online presence. Whether you use your website to earn with google adsense, or to sell a product, the amount of traffic you get will determine how successful you'll be. However, getting traffic to your site does not require large amounts of money. In fact, there are several ways to get traffic to your site at no cost at all.
Free Classifieds:Believe it or not, this has been a very good traffic generator for my personal site. The key is to use high traffic free classified sites, such as Craigslist, Salespider, Kijiji or other similar high traffic sites.
Article Marketing:If your site is designed to earn Google Adsense revenue, odds are you have a content based site. To get more free traffic to your website, write short articles on topics related to those of your site, then submit them to the many free article sites online. Just be sure to include your web address, with a link if possible, as a tag line at the bottom of every article. If your site focuses on making money online or internet marketing, submitting articles to www.makemoneyonlinehowtos.com will provide you with targeted traffic. There are many other sites available online to submit articles as well.
Social Marketing:Social networking sites are popping up all over the internet. This is a great opportunity for you to take advantage of the opportunity of network/social marketing. Make intelligent comments on topics related to your site and provide a link offering more information.
By using these free website traffic generators, you will see your results slowly increase. However, each of these require a lot of time as they need to be repeated often. For many more website traffic ideas visit the link below, under the Resources heading, titled 'More Ways To Get Traffic'.