3 Great Website Promotion Ideas: Which Works Best For You?

Written by Steve Nash

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You still have to putrepparttar website promotion ideas into practice, though, so you may not actually benefit at all.

Trafficology - 7/10

* Who really benefits from Trafficology?

Answer: Trafficology AND (maybe) you.

Trafficology becomesrepparttar 125174 ONE website promotion newsletter everyone reads, because ofrepparttar 125175 excellent content. And you get to read some excellent website promotion ideas; you simply have to putrepparttar 125176 ideas into practice (hencerepparttar 125177 'maybe').

* The real website promotion idea?

Probably contained in each issue ofrepparttar 125178 Trafficology newsletter.

=> Site 3: TextMeFree.com

* So, what is TextMeFree.com ?

A worldwide guide to free SMS text messaging services !

(You're looking puzzled, I can tell!)

...And as such, TextMeFree.com will not help you promote YOUR website at all. "So why do I mention it in this article?" I hear you ask. I'll explain in a moment.

TextMeFree.com is also an example of a theme-based or niche site, designed around a high-demand/low-supply concept - free sms.

* Verdict on TextMeFree.com

Okay, I admit it, TextMeFree.com is a site I created; more as an experiment in building traffic than anything else. But get this! I finishedrepparttar 125179 site atrepparttar 125180 end of June 2001, and it is already receiving over 1000 page views a day, inrepparttar 125181 middle of July. Yes, one thousand per day!

(Are you starting to get interested, yet?)

I have created enough websites to be impressed with 1000 page views and 200 unique visitors per day. (Especially whenrepparttar 125182 site is less than a month old, and after onlyrepparttar 125183 most basic of website promotion on my part; no money spent.)

How can a guide to 'sending free text messages' help you?

TextMeFree.com is irrelevant, in itself. It is simply an example of a site that meets a high demand - free SMS text messaging services - with little or no supply. It is simply an example of a theme-based site that gets word-of-mouth and repeat traffic, and will soon get search engine traffic too!

And if I can create a 'TextMeFree.com', then you too can create a site with high demand and low supply; a site that focuses on a niche, or theme; a site designed around so-called 'profitable' keywords. How?

Visit Wordtracker and use their free keyword suggestion tool!

Wordtracker determines keyword 'profitability' based on keywords that you choose, and measured againstrepparttar 125184 Alta Vista search engine. For each keyword, it calculates a Keyword Effectiveness Index or KEI (invented by Sumantra Roy of 1stSearchRanking). Generate keywords with a KEI over 100, like 'free sms' or 'mobile phone ringtones' and you have a site concept worth developing.

- http://www.wordtracker.com

(The paid-for Wordtracker service determines keyword profitability against allrepparttar 125185 major search engines and directories, includingrepparttar 125186 pay-per-click search engine GoTo. It costs less than $10 for one day!

I also confirmed my results using SBI Manager, part of Site Build It! - an innovative all-in-one system that lets you convert your passion into a theme-based, search-engine-friendly site, no HTML required. http://buildit.sitesell.com/shopping101.html .)

TextMeFree.com or high-demand/low-supply niche site - 9/10

* Who really benefits from TextMeFree.com?

Answer: You benefit.

You don't benefit from TextMeFree.com in itself, but you will benefit from creating a site like TextMeFree.com - theme-based, focussed on in-demand keywords, with few competitors. (Believe me, it's a lot easier promoting a site that people *want* to visit! You're simply doing people a favour, halfrepparttar 125187 time, when you tell them about it. And then people genuinely *do* tell their friends.)

* The real website promotion idea?

Create a theme-based or niche site, about an in-demand subject with few competitor sites. For more information and ideas, visit: - http://www.nichechallenge.com - http://www.minisitesell.com


So which website promotion idea works best for you?

StartBlaze offers a quick and easy way to get (low-quality ?) visitors to your site, but is a great way to promote Aesop.com (and associated websites). Trafficology newsletter lets you learn fromrepparttar 125188 best, but there is no guarantee of success. And TextMeFree.com will not help you promote your website, but is a great example of getting traffic when you simply 'meet a need.'

Why not visitrepparttar 125189 sites, and see for yourself!

PS As I finish writing this article, and after publicisingrepparttar 125190 site recently in a press release, TextMeFree.com is now receiving over 2000 page views per day. (Now if only I could convert some of that traffic into income...!)

Steve Nash is editor of the popular bi-monthly newsletter called Promote! Promote! Promote! To subscribe, simply send an email mailto:pppromote@getresponse.com . Best traffic generators? You can decide for yourself! Visit: * Start Blaze - http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R4505_blaze * TextMeFree.com - http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R4505_free_SMS * Trafficology - http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R4505_ology

8 ways to promote new content on your website

Written by Steve Nash

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Pay-per-click search engines are proving to be an excellent way to get extra traffic. Especially when you consider that results from GoTo,repparttar main pay-per-click, feed into highly-placed sponsored links on many ofrepparttar 125173 major search engines. ===== Big Side Bar =====

To learn much, much more about pay-per-click search engines visit this excellent site: http://www.PayPerClickSearchEngines.com/


Search engines are notrepparttar 125174 only way to promote your site. There are webmaster resource sites, freebie sites, and even Britney Spears fanclub sites, all of which depend on new content! You name it, there's a site resource dedicated to it!

So use your favorite search engine to discover these resources, and check out their linking policy. Then, if possible, get a link! (You may even want to visit some ofrepparttar 125175 links onrepparttar 125176 resource site, and get links from those sites too!)

With some persistence, this should bring you a lot of well-targeted traffic. (Free Sites, for example, get most of their traffic from one such resource: The Free Site - http://www.thefreesite.com )


Writing an article (like this one) is a great way to promote your new content. There are so many sites willing to accept articles, and so many editors willing to publish them in their newsletters. Just write about your new content (but not about your site), making it interesting and informative to a general audience. Then, inrepparttar 125177 author-byline, refer to your new content, and provide a link to it.

For example, I found a great site, Find Sticky, just from reading an interesting article about sticky content, written byrepparttar 125178 site's webmaster. I enjoyedrepparttar 125179 article and checkedrepparttar 125180 author bylines to see who wrote it, then visited his site - http://www.findsticky.com

===== Side Bar ===== Don't know how to write an article? Just write about what you actually do, andrepparttar 125181 sites that you visit. Then read a few good articles on 'how to write an article', and compose away! It *isn't* difficult, and it can be very rewarding (not least because ofrepparttar 125182 contacts you make with those that actually publish your articles!) ===== Side Bar =====

The following sites accept free articles for publication: http://www.ezinearticles.com http://www.ideamarketers.com http://www.marketing-seek.com http://www.certificate.net http://www.web-source.net http://www.theukmarketer.com http://www.MakingProfit.com/articles


Viral marketing is that elusive creature that can literally, *literally* create a STAMPEDE of traffic to your site; just onrepparttar 125183 continued recommendation of others. Think Am-I-Hot-or-Not? or Hotmail or Hampsterdance or ICQ or Napster...!

So how do you go achieve viral marketing?

Simple! Come up with a completely original, innovative, easy-to- use, easy-to-talk-about Wow!-of-a website... OR

Try one of these more common easier-to-achieve approaches: - allow visitors to create virtual greeting cards on your site - create free ebooks that include content (or articles) from your site, and then heavily promoterepparttar 125184 free ebooks - put free e-mail on your site - put 'recommend-this-site' links on your site - etcetera

Back torepparttar 125185 article from Find Sticky. I actually found that article in a newsfeed from Moreover! It seems that if you write articles on a weekly basis, then it's possible to get your articles syndicated via Moreover. So, with no effort from you (apart from writing regular articles) you can get a link to your site (and your article) on hundreds, even thousands of other websites! http://w.moreover.com/site/publishers/index.html

As for Moreover -repparttar 125186 newsfeed company - a link to their site goes on *all* syndicated content. Clever, eh!?

~ ~ ~ Viral marketing brings more traffic to your site than any other method! But it's a lot easier talking about it than doing it!


Writing a press release is a good idea, but only if your site redesign *is* newsworthy - and only you know that! - your release will be pretty much ignored, otherwise. If you insist on writing a release, why not submit it to PRWeb (http://www.prweb.com). They checkrepparttar 125187 releases before submitting them to interested parties. They'll reject your release if it isn't properly written (or newsworthy). They do all of this for free, too!


You've worked so hard on developing your website further, with new content or a site redesign. And now you need to work just as hard to promote this new content! So get a promotion plan, and work through it, and then continually promote, promote, promote!

Enjoy your journey

Steve Nash is webmaster of http://shoptour.co.uk - a new-look UK shopping directory: find shopping sites quickly AND save money. He also edits a newsletter called Promote! Promote! Promote! Subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to mailto:pppromote@getresponse.com

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