As noted above, I practice the art of producing quality content. By guaging my audience, following my niche, and narrowing my market, it is allows me to focal on the quality of my traffic.
Don’t get caught up naturally by the quanity. Yes, it is easy to do so, but in time, if you have something worth coming back for, then people will.
I will submit and produce a good news release to several companies. This helps generate many external links from their site, and it is quality driven because word of mouth typically draws referalls like trash does flies.
By getting your service and content out in front of other referral review sites, you can certainly tow in a ton of traffic. People are influential in a market, can be a great referal base when it comes to generating link traffic.
Again, you can thrive for spam links, which is great for the short-term, but won’t do much for you in the long term. Also, as Google and more sites develop more ways to discover people using methods in generating spam links, they will typically find a way to remove the value of the link, and therefore, a spam link will become a no-follow link. In other words, it is useless.