A great way to get started are simple traffic exchanges.
They offer you free traffic, which is very useful if you want to sell something, let them do an incentive, let them register somewhere etc. You get the picture.
You can *ahem* perform services for members like me, and we can hook you up with some visitors to your site. You can also create a linkwheel (6 or more Web 2.0 properties linked together) or do social bookmarking. Word of mouth works too.
BTW, when I say services, I mean BUM marketing-type stuff.... wait that doesn't sound right either. LOL.
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Like most have said , posting on blogs and forums specific to your Niche and inserting anchor-texed - specific keywords links Leading to your site will help you rank with google .. this is the way to go especially if you are selling are offering a specific product
Back links are very important to SEO. More back links are chance to get traffic. How do you get more backlinks? Create web pages, Social Bookmarking, One way linking and many more tactics to get traffic. And you can do off page and on page link building like directory submissions, social book marking, Press Release, Article Submissions and many more tactics like this. By doing all these tasks targeting in alternative days, you can get high ranking and traffic.