What are your top five ways to promote a site for free and without using search engines or directories?
1- Producing your own newsletters.
2- viral: e-a-friend.
3- ummm, usenet and ummm ahh forums.
4- contacts. Word of mouth is killer. Get a couple of vocal people "enrolled" in your site, and they can be traffic producers.
5- links links links. Swap those babies. Not for the se boost, just for the branding a click value.