This is in response to this post: How to increase traffic to the site?
This site rewards publicity generously. If you share a link to a question, and the link is clicked on by 1000 different IP addresses, you get a gold badge. If you don't get a 1000, you still get a silver or a bronze.
You may say, "How does MSE know who posted the link?" You don't copy the URL in the browser, you click the small "Share" button on the lower left of each question. This gives a URL uniquely identifying you as the sharer.
You have to share it with people who are interested, and not be a spammer.