What is the best way to promote a website? I find word-of-mouth doesnt work that well and I was wondering what else I could try. I have tryed exchanging links, and that just turned into a link farm with no traffic coming my way. I am thinking about trying to buy some ad space on daniweb.com and other Highly reconized places. But does anyone else know something that can help? And if I do buy some ad space, is it promised to get me traffic/members?