Generating Traffic

How Do I Get Traffic?

Generating traffic is the single most important thing to do with proxies apart from having a good reliable host. Traffic will eventually become what makes you that all important money so be sure to try your hardest.

Just like any other website, building traffic is hard, though the demand for working proxies are always pretty high especially during school and work time so this make it a little easier for us.

Free Advertising

My first suggestion is to submit your site to proxy top sites such as proxy.org, even though it is known for sites to block proxies directly displayed on top sites this always acts as a good basis to start getting a little traffic to your site.

There are also many other ways to promote your website for free online. Here are 10 highly effective strategies you can use right now.

  1. Write articles or free reports for other webmasters to publish and put your website address in the by-line. If you write good content, your articles will be published and many readers who like your article will go on to visit your website.
  2. Arrange a Joint Venture partnership with List owners and Webmasters.
  3. Add your ad or website address to your email signature. This way, every time you send an email, you'll be promoting your website.
  4. Exchange Links with Other Webmasters. This is another effective strategy for generating targeted traffic to your website for free. It involves contacting other webmasters for a possible link exchange partnership.
  5. Add a blog to your site and Ping weblogs.com and other search engines. Pinging your blogs to the search engines is the fastest way to get the search engine robots to visit your blog and attract new visitors to your web site.
  6. Submit your proxy address to proxy search sites and directories. You can submit your proxy URL to websites such as Technorati, Daypop, Blogdex and Stumbleupon.
  7. Create RSS feeds for your site and submit the feed URLs to the major RSS feed directories online. A good place to start is http://www.guidetorss.com/ which provides a list of the top RSS directories.
  8. Be an active commenter. Try to leave comments on the blogs that you regularly visit. Most comment systems also provide a way for you to leave a link back to your blog or website which begs a visit at the very least.
  9. If you plan to have anything printed up, put your web address on it. You can print your URL on business cards, stickers, leaflets, etc.
  10. Add your web address to your forum profile signature. Every time you post or respond to questions your ad will be displayed. If you post good content in forums, people who read your threads will also check out your websites.

Paid Advertising

If you have some spare cash or really want to get those hits up into the Ks I suggest going for a little bit of paid hosting. My first suggestion is to try out Adwords which is basically paying to advertise your site on Google which of course is well know to bring in a large amount of traffic.

I would also suggest buying paid traffic. Over at digital point forums it is possible to get large amounts of traffic drive to your site for cheap prices. Another suggestion is to buy and exchange links available to do so at the same forum.

Another suggestion is to buy link places n a proxy newsletter, provided to be one of your best buys as they are sent out to thousands of people interested in finding brand new proxies.

Finally it is always good to remember to test out all the different types of advertising you come across, none of them will hurt you unless you replace a good traffic income with a tester. Once you find steady ways of increasing traffic it will start to build up quickly over the weeks.