Community links is one of the effective ways to get traffic on your articles, if your website is design-related. One can find these community links in the side bar of any website and they always relate a specific post. Anyone can submit their links here.
Social bookmarking/voting sites are the other options of promoting the articles and help in getting instant traffic for your website. If you are looking for other options then website directories, article directories, news sites, social media sites or guest blog can be the other places where you can submit your sites. All these ways are effective in attracting a lot of traffic.
This procedure helps in accumulating strong back links and helpful in SEO too.
Just scroll down to find the list of some places where you can submit your articles and see effective results.