Your sites won't prosper without traffic. You want real eyeballs and real visitors. Visitors click on your ads and generate you adsense earnings! I'll enumerate for you some of the most powerful ways I've garnered 15,000 unique views per month per website I manage. Assault Digg Keep a wary eye on dig.com, newsvine.com, netscape.com and other social news sites. As stories hit the front page, comment on the article itself, (no, not on digg). If something frontpages Digg, you can be sure that it may eventually gain massive PR from all the traffic going into it. You will benefit from both the PR juice AND the eyeballs directed to that article from organic traffic and RSS syndication. Piqq.us for Automated Digging (http://www.piqq.us) Piqq used to be called diggboss- and it's a brutal way to obtain a great deal of traffic from Digg.com's 2,000,000 userbase. Once you signup (for free), you digg/stumble/propel their members, and in exchange, they extend the same for your stories. It's vital that your articles possess above average quality- or you can be drummed out of the site. The service may not propel you to the front page, but you can darned expect to reach the "upcoming", or "Most Votes So far" page for as long as possible. This will funnel a great deal of traffic your way. You can expect an average of 30 diggs a day for your site by spending a few minutes digging other sites. Intelligent Trackbacks and Commenting Fire your browser and check out http://commenthunt.com/. The site identifies different blogs implementing a do-follow link policy. Search for friendly blogs and leave an intelligent comment or two on related topics. Do be aware that blog admins are more vigilant for comment spam in these blogs. Don't comment on the same blog more than 5x in a single day, or Akismet anti-spam will flush you in the toilet. Also take note of entry dates. Nothing can be more annoying than seeing comments on a 5 year old post. .Edu Backlinks I included a program of which I have master resell rights for. It's called EduBacklinkfinder.jar . Simply run the script with your keywords and it will return high powered blogs where you can leave useful comments on. Make sure you leave a link back to your site for traffic and pagerank juice. Activating the script lists down the exact urls of locations where you can leave relevant comments. As URLs age, your comments gain significant PR power and give you a boost in rankings. Everyone knows that .edu domains receive a great deal of respect from the search engines. Create a Free Template Many template sites are more than happy to accept free templates for Wordpress, Joomla, PhpBB, Drupal and other open source CMS. Either make them yourself, or commission someone to make a pile of beautiful templates for you. The trick is to encrypt a backlink to your site in the footer of these templates so that whenever someone uses them, you get new link love for your homepage. One thing you probably didn't know is that web design and seo consulting sites got their high pageranks by integrating "powered by xxx" or "designed by xxx" into the footers of their clients' sites. All those 'votes' ultimately earned them stratospheric ranking. Check out statcounter.com, the PR9 site. Their tracking script bears their link on all webs using their services. You can do the same with free templates. SEOQUAKE Technique Direct your browser to this page: http://ff.seoquake.com You'll find instructions onsite for it's installation into the FireFox webrowser. Now visit google and key in the following search term "your desired keyword" powered by wordpress "leave a comment" SEOQuake appends all the search results with amazing detail such as pagerank, Yahoo backlinks and Google indexed pages. You instantly enjoy the power to post comments on sites that that are sure to return heavy visitor traffic and pagerank juice to your review site. Now you know which sites have high pagerank, a lot of backlinks and a great age! Select those sites with PR2 and above, and leave smart comments in the exact url's listed. As the backlinks increase, so will your site visitors and rankings in the search engines. YahooGroups and Google Groups An oldie but a goodie- being a credible member of both allows you to plug in your websites by using the signature line in every email. Use sigs that incite curiosity like Mark Spencer Why I Make $10,999 More Than You Do www.Imakemoremoneythanyou.com Visit groups.yahoo.com to sign up with pertinent yahoogroups. Remember- contribute valuable comments and promote your site indirectly. A Thanks would be appreciated!