I kept wondering how to popularize my tiny hope page section at geocities. Despite posting few good utility free softwares free for download I had to see the cold.. simply no visitors. I thought some alternate must be there to do so and i found that source. Recently i got a PAD generator s/w and it did the trick. I created PAD files for may free private IM solution 'AM Messenger' and 'AM Server' and submitted these to top download sites. Even the queue is long at some sites, I got early response from some sites including download.com, softpedia.com.. and these helped me popularize my homepage. Even google is listing my products very nicely and sure enough with more sites publishing these free applications more visitors will come to my site.
Thanks to the power of link. I hope this overview helps you too.