A relatively simple and painless way to generate viral traffic for any online business is to create a free giveaway – typically a short eBook or report – that has information that customers in your market would find useful and which also contains your advertising message with links back to your Website (s).

In giving away this eBook or report you make it clear that you are quite happy for the recipients of it to give it away in their turn to anyone they feel would be interested in it.

The above, in a nutshell, is a very good plan for generating viral traffic to any of your Websites. Let's now look in a bit more details at some of the marketplaces you can use to get your report or eBook into the hands of as many interested prospects as possible.

You can simply give your free away away from your own Website or blog. Just put up a page or a post letting your visitors know that you have this free report available and what's in it and give them a link from where they can download it.

You could also find Websites that list free ebooks for download and give them the details of yours.

You can also search for document sharing sites that allow you to upload pdf files and Word documents for reading Online and downloading.

And do not forget despite the easiest option of all. Writing articles and submitting them to article directories. Webmasters and ezine publishers can use these articles as long as they leave the resource box with your links intact. Over time this can be a great way to get backlinks to your websites as well as direct visits from people who click on the links.

A variation on the above theme does not even require you to have a website of your own. You can just put affiliate links in your free ebooks to send anyone who clicks on them direct to the salesage of the merchant you're affiliated with.

There are even some article directories who will allow you to put affiliate links in your articles rather than directing people to a Website that you own.

Like everything else in life, you're only going to get results from the above if you take action. It's just important to actually get started – you can always refine and improve upon what you're doing as you go along.

Source by Alan J Allport