Traffic Generation and Traffic Generator Tools
If you have a website or blog, whether you have it to promote your business, your writing or digital art, you surely want as many visitors as possible to pass by. After visiting, they may become customers of your business or fans of your art. There are various traffic generation techniques. First of all, your actual products, your services or writing skills count a lot. Then there are marketing and SEO techniques that can bring people to pay a visit to your site.
Common ways to get more website traffic are: making proper use of bookmarking services; commenting on other people’s blogs to create backlinks and get recommendations; distributing press releases when newsworthy information exists; submitting articles that show your expertise in your field, submission that also helps to create backlinks; creating a website map that can be used by search engines for easy crawling. Other ways exist, and among them there are traffic generator tools that can be of great help.
How a traffic generator works
Several generators are available, and what they basically promise is to drive traffic to any website and boost Alexa rankings. Some generators are free, open source or paid for. The way they work can differ from one product to another.
One way in which such a generator can work is by trading time and manual effort for traffic. This means that you will be given lists of web addresses that you will have to visit. After having visited the listed sites, you will submit your own site so that it goes through such a process with the help of other users. You can repeat the process when needed.
Another type of traffic generator comes as a desktop application, which can usually work on slow computers too – it doesn’t require a high performance computer and fast processor. This kind of application aims to answer the question: “how to get backlinks?”
When posting a link in a social media network, you create a backlink for that address. This kind of application helps to spread links across online social networks. You have to come up with the content to be posted and then push the appropriate application button. The application is made to work with various high-traffic websites where you can get visibility and, also, as we have just said, backlinks. Of course, by getting backlinks you can get pushed upwards in SERPs (search engine results pages).
Such applications promise a large number of backlinks so that more organic traffic is delivered. The application might also permit you to build backlinks for more than one address at the same time. The selected sites are the kind where others can spot your link and further share, which is for the better. Posting to social bookmarking sites can help your message go viral. Of course, it is up to you for the message to be a good one, one that can draw the attention of the community.
If the application has integration with captcha-breaking services, then indeed there are chances that the process remains a one-click one: no captcha request will complicate the process. You will probably have the option to manually break the captchas also. Depending on what you want to post to get known in the online environment and to build backlinks, you might have the option to spin an article: this means changing terms in order to create a different article with actually the same content as another. We do not recommend the use of spinning techniques, as you may get your website banned by Google if spotted.
Other things to keep in mind
Other traffic generator options do not involve trading time and effort, nor installing any piece of software to your computer. The focus of such traffic generating services is on viral advertising. Moreover, their promise is not only to advertise, but to practice targeted advertising, meaning that only those who could genuinely be interested in your products/services/articles will be shown your advertisements. Users of such a service are promised not to need special technical skills or experience with advertising.
There are also network traffic generators, and their purpose is usually to generate and monitor traffic from clients to servers. IP/ICM/TCP/UDP are monitored, and measurements are made and the end idea is to test routers and servers under potential extreme network loads. These generators mimic client/server activity. While generating traffic, server activity is monitored for evaluation. Graphs and statistics are usually made available.
We have not gotten the chance to test all types of generators available. All in all though, these are some of the ways in which these generators can work and they could indeed spare you some time and money.