Following are there ways to get traffic to your website: 1. Pay Per Click Advertising PPC advertising is the best way to get traffic to your website, but it comes with a price. You pay for each click someone makes on your advertisement. Google, Yahoo, and MSN are some of the pay pe click advertising companies. Please DO NOT attempt to do pay per click advertising until you have had a THOROUGH education in PPC advertising strategies. The reason for this is because it is easy to lose lots of money at PPC advetising, and if you don't know what you are doing, you are going to get burned. 2. SEO Traffic SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Basically, the more optimized a site is, the higher it will show up in the rankings when someone types in specific search terms. There are a number of factors that influence a web sites rankings, but two common ones you can control are: 1. Number of backlinks (links from other websites that link back to your website). 2. The kinds of keywords phrases you use. You are more likely to get a higher ranking for keyword phrases which have 100 competitors, rather than 100,000 competitors. As you will see below, there are different ways of generating links back to your website. If you are looking for keywords to use, you can use free keyword generation software, such as: 1. http://www.lexfn.com/ 2. http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/ 3. http://www.goodkeywords.com/ 4. http://www.nichebot.com The only problem with the free tools is that they give you only limited information. However, if you have money to make a small investment ($50-$100), you can purchase keyword tools which will not only give you a bunch of great keyword phrases, but also tell you how much competition specific keywords have - and how many people search for them each month. 3. Writing Articles Writing articles can accomplish two things for you: 1. They enable you to ceate backlinks. 2. They give exposure to your website. In most cases, you can write articles for free on Ezines, which are kind of like online magazines. Places like http://Goarticles.com and http://Ezinearticles.com will allow you to write articles and link back to your website. People with websites will often pick up your articles to put on their websites - which is how you can create backlinks. However, you must provide quality content - blatent sales pitches are frowned upon by most ezines, and you can usually only post back to your website using a resource box - and most ezines don't allow you to use affiliate links in your resourse box. Well, I'm this post didn't cover all ways of traffic generation, but these are some starting points for those of you not already familair with traffic generation strategies.