How to Generate Site-Referrer Ideas - dummies

How to Generate Site-Referrer Ideas

By Pedro Sostre, Jennifer LeClaire

Part of Web Analytics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Site referrers build traffic for your website. Here’s a quick list of some site referrers you may not have thought of — and a few you may need to be reminded of.

  • Mainstream search directories

  • Niche search engines

  • Association websites

  • Submitting content to free article banks

  • Content exchanges

  • Webrings

  • Press releases

  • Affiliate marketing

  • Strategic alliances with other companies

  • Newsletters

  • E-mail campaigns

  • Offering free content on your site

  • Search engine marketing

  • Link exchanges

  • Blogging

  • Online forums

  • Contests and awards

  • Online PR

  • Offline PR

  • Link-building services

  • Banner ads

  • Promoting a charitable cause

  • Friends, family and employees