There is divided opinion over the best way to drive traffic to a website. Webmasters the world over have their own ways of doing it, giving particular prominence in their plans to the ways they think will work best. If you are trying to create as much traffic as you can, it is in your best interests to not spend too much time thinking about which is the best way and instead concentrate on using a combination of different ways in a manner which suits you.
Bringing traffic to a website is something that relies on you taking the right measure in your approach. Social networking is important, as is forum posting and various other ways of driving traffic. What you need to do is use each medium in a way which complements the others. There is a real advantage to realising that you can take a lot from using these media for more than just placing links. A presence on Twitter or on online forums will expose you to other people’s tips and philosophies, and will give you the chance to learn things you didn’t realize could help you.
It is also important to realize that just being on a forum, or having a blog, will not drive traffic to your site. Equally, mentioning your site at every given opportunity will switch people off through sheer boredom. It is important instead to use the different media in a way which makes you interesting – it is much better to have people say “Oh, I see he/she has posted a thread” than for them to say “Oh God, has he/she posted again?”