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shabbir 19Jul2004 06:18

20 Different ways to promote your site
 
  • Search engines are the best method to promote your site. Statistics shows 92% of total internet users use Search Engines to find the resource they are looking for. Out of this 92%, 85% use Google. So Search engines, especially Google, are the best place to start the marketing of your website.
  • Directories don’t bring any traffic to your websites but they are also one of the unavoidable options for promotion as many of the Search engines are powered by the available directories.
    Following are some of the Directory submission pages
  • Off line promotion is often underrated specially: Word-of-mouth and business cards. If your current members are happy, they'll tell somebody.
    • You can place a sticker on the rear window of your car.
    • Make T-shirts with a logo of your site on it and be in it when partying.
  • Put a link to your site everywhere you can without having it considered spam: signature lines at other sites especially of your competitors and on newsgroups, at the bottom of your emails, etc.
  • Organize a contest or two and then get the word out about that. People love "free" stuff and if you've got a site worth coming back to, then they will remain around after registering to win something.
  • Sponsor a contest on another site by agreeing to provide a prize in exchange for a listing as a sponsor. Sponsoring this type of contest should be done after taking into account the target audience.
  • Advertise the site and put them in the box with every eBay sale.
  • If you have some free codes or some tips and tricks or other resources, put the codes in famous sites like www.hotscripts.com with each file containing the URL, title and small description of your site. Apart from URL, Title and Description is important so user just doesn’t consider it as some copyrighted text but knows what the site is about and may wish to join.
  • Submit your site to some sites that organize something like “Site of the week” contest.
  • Send mails to other webmasters for a link exchange can work for promotion also. They will visit the site see the contents and may wish to be a part of it also.
  • Use affiliate marketing or referrer scheme and arrange contest for maximum no of referrers.
  • Put “Tell a Friend” page that sends an e-mail to an address user enters. Try using custom mail programs rather than a form on your site. This helps because user has access to his address book and so may wish to CC it to some other guy also. Try also putting the Subject and some body to the mail so users don’t have to type all by themselves. Just a line by the user should be enough.
  • Make available some free and entertaining content like screen savers / code snippet / MP3’s / wallpapers for registered users, or at least have their contact details before allowing them to download.
  • Also "Send this screen savers / code snippet / MP3’s / wallpapers to your friend"...etc. Would lead to new and fresh visitors where your site's visitors would be your promoters!
  • Try putting a newsletter to your site and though most people prefer a popup menu for the newsletter subscription offer, avoid pop ups for 2 major reasons
    • People don’t like pop ups and hardly anybody reads it. [Not me at least]
    • Almost all browsers by default have some popup blocker or some added plug-in to provide the same functionality.
    • I would prefer putting newsletters on one corner especially on top right because that’s where every one takes his mouse pointer to at least close the window.
  • Try to become member of the BBB or some other certifications which helps in building trust.
  • Write articles and submit them to places such as www.go4expert.com, 123Webmaster, devarticles, prweb and other similar sites.
  • Advertise in internet radio stations like requesting a song and with a message “this next song goes out to everyone from the staff at "www.yoursite.com".
  • Show the ads relevant to users and have an option of removing the ads or have an option of close button that are not willing to see them.
  • After all these Do’s the don’t is: never ever get involved in a FFA (Free for all) and if you have a referrer system then inform the users also to avoid the FFA.
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ooen 3Sep2004 12:51

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Isn't it rare that Yahoo lists your site while you submit your site for free?

shabbir 3Sep2004 12:59

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Isn't it rare that Yahoo lists your site while you submit your site for free?
What does it mean OOEN can you elaborate on this a bit more.

Thanks
Shabbir Bhimani

ooen 3Sep2004 13:02

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Yahoo has paid submission program. You pay $270 or so annually and you can get your site listed in their search directory. I hear they will list your site within a week or so. They also accept free submission; however, they rarely approve any site submitted in this submission process. So, this is a lot different from DMOZ.

shabbir 3Sep2004 13:54

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Paying $270 for inclusion in directory is what I think many cannot afford[atleast me] if its not guaranteed.

Quote:

I hear they will list your site within a week or so.
But they dont gurantee.

Thanks
Shabbir Bhimani

ooen 3Sep2004 14:23

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
They don't guarantee, and you are right. It's a hassle.

plebius 4Sep2004 23:29

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
If you have code you can also submit them to http://www.resourceindex.com/

I have had good results with them.

inghar 1Mar2006 10:59

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
http://directory.google.com
http://dmoz.org/add.html
http://docs.yahoo.com/info/suggest/
http://www.zeal.com
http://www.TheFamous.Online.com

the last one is less charged

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Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
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parabara 7Jul2006 08:40

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Hi all

Do you have any idea to list on dmoz quickly ?

<<Confine links to signatures only>>
Complete web directory nepal

shabbir 7Jul2006 10:26

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by parabara
Do you have any idea to list on dmoz quickly ?

Just submit and forget about it.

hassanmorcel 30Dec2006 23:06

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
would love to know about wikipidia and dmoz listing can any one help me get a listing there please

shabbir 31Dec2006 08:00

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hassanmorcel
would love to know about wikipidia and dmoz listing can any one help me get a listing there please

Nobody apart from the editors. wiki you can always edit but will be removed unless its one of the most relevant.

hassanmorcel 1Jan2007 21:22

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Shabbir can i contact you directly to your email
Would you recommend any one to do seo for me please

shabbir 2Jan2007 08:07

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hassanmorcel
Shabbir can i contact you directly to your email
Would you recommend any one to do seo for me please

You can but its better if you post your query in the forum.

volorf 24Jan2007 16:41

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shabbir
Just submit and forget about it.

:D you right - submit and forget ... forget for a few month:)

JEBACH 10May2007 22:44

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by parabara
Hi all

Do you have any idea to list on dmoz quickly ?

<<Confine links to signatures only>>
Complete web directory nepal

maybe if You are an editor.
But I'm not sure.
If anybody knows if editing dmoz helps please say.

JEBACH 10May2007 22:51

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by parabara
Hi all

Do you have any idea to list on dmoz quickly ?

<<Confine links to signatures only>>
Complete web directory nepal

maybe if You are an editor.
But I'm not sure.
If anybody knows if editing dmoz helps please say.

shabbir 10May2007 23:17

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
The only help you get is its easy to get your site in and nothing more than that.

infotechscorpio 28Jun2007 17:38

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Please go to www.addurl.nu to get more web directories to put your webiste . Also addurl have above 900 web directory websites list.

shabbir 28Jun2007 18:17

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
We have the List of Directories to add some more to the list.

rapwaydown 4Dec2007 10:37

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Do you have any idea to list on dmoz quickly
no, they manually review the site, it might take a month or even a year

shakir 16Jan2008 13:39

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
nice thread . thanks a lot..........

kristr 25Oct2008 00:17

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
There are a lot of ways for site promotion but none works well for free.

shabbir 25Oct2008 09:47

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kristr
There are a lot of ways for site promotion but none works well for free.

I don't agree with you on this as I have many sites which are never promoted using any $$$

lydabryant 27May2009 13:12

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
These are helpful tips!
nice list too!:nice:

it career 29May2009 15:44

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Can you add answers.yahoo.com and answerbag.com in your list ?

seomarketing 23Oct2009 08:38

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
thanks

3vmarketing 8Dec2009 09:42

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Good post shabbir!!! thanks
Informative....

SamanthaF 27Jan2010 20:42

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
There are two ways to get traffic to your website.

1. Paid advertisement.
2. Free advertisement.

Do some research on google and you will find numerous resources out there to use for obtaining traffic to your website.

website-design-seo 22May2010 14:38

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
different ways to promote your sites..

25% on page factor,and 75% off page factor.is essential for a website.

MartinJose 2Sep2010 07:40

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
I think to a newbie in site promotion, there are just two things are most important. One is the content of website,the other is back links.

infosdem 10Nov2010 19:06

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
There is another great tool that you can use for your directory submission work. This little known secret tool can be found on dirzap. This website contains both directories and the software needed to do the job. When you log on to the home page, the first thing to do is to register and move on to the forum.
After registration, you will need to login to the site.
Once you're logged in, you can see your list of sites by clicking the 'My Sites' button:
If this is your first time logging in, there won't be any sites to display. To add a site click
on the 'Add Site' button on the 'My Sites' page:
This will display a form for you to enter your URL, 5 titles, 3 categories, a description, your email, and your name. These are the values DIRZAP will automatically fill in for you while you are ZAPping directories.
There is currently no limit to how many sites you can track with DIRZAP, Editing & Deleting Sites
You can edit or delete any of the sites you upload by clicking on the site's URL on the 'My site’ page
Zapping Directories(submitting to directories) Once you have validated your site you can begin 'ZAPping' through our directory list by pressing the following button on the 'My Sites' page:
Upon doing so, you will see the DIRZAP toolbar above the directory's submit page: To go back to your 'My Sites' page, click the "<< Back To My Sites" link.
If you scroll down you will see the current directory's submit page with your site's details filled in. All you need to do is verify the information is correct and enter the CAPTCHA (if there is one). When you are finished, submit the form using the directory's submit button, just as you would if you were not using DIRZAP.
If you do not find an appropriate category or do not wish to submit your site to the current directory, you can skip it by pushing the SKIP button on the DIRZAP toolbar.
If this directory does not offer free, SEO-friendly links we ask that you check the box labeled 'Not a free directory' before pressing the SKIP button. This will help us remove directories that have changed their linking policies.
If you decide to SKIP the directory, you will be taken to the next directory in our database.
If you submit your site to the directory, and it was successful you will most likely be taken directly to the next directory. If there was an error or if we had trouble verifying the submission was successful, you will be shown the resulting page after the submission.
If there were errors, you should correct them and resubmit. If the submission was successful, you can click the Next button to go the next directory.

markalbertt 9Dec2010 10:20

Re: 20 Different ways to promote your site
 
Yes-Out of this 92%, 85% use Google. So search engines especially Google, are the best place to start the marketing of our website.


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