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Do you have a knack for writing? If so, consider writing articles to submit to ezines. Most publishers accept guest articles from their readers. At end of each article you can add a resource box containing your name, business name and website URL or newsletter subscription information.
Other sites to submit your articles:
http://www.MakingProfit.com http://www.ideamarketers.com http://groups.yahoo.com/group/articlesubmission http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freezinecontent http://groups.yahoo.com/group/I_Need_Content
Submitting your site to search engines and directories is a MUST! If you don't, you're losing potential customers because they can't find you!
But please submit your website only once every 30 days or so. Otherwise, search engines think you're SPAMMING them.
Here is a good way to put your search engine submissions on autopilot: http://www.worldwidepromoter.com/?itsallfree
Other types of advertising include safelists, classified ads, FFA (Free For All links) pages and ad or message boards. This website contains several suggestions:
Startpage programs will also produce traffic to your website. They can be joined for free and you can purchase more credits if you'd like. Here are a few good ones:
http://PowerFulHits.com/?ref=200 http://QuietSurfer.com/?ref=1880 http://freetrafficboost.com/g.o/itsallfree2002 http://www.magnetichits.com/default.asp?userid=its_all_free2002
Some people think startpage programs are a waste of time. But you never know who might see your website!
Exchanging links with other website owners will also bring traffic to your website. This is similar to banner exchanges but these can be either banner or text links.
Each time you visit a site or read an ezine check to see if website owner participates in link exchanges. Send them an e-mail and swap links with them.
Take advantage of every opportunity you find to send feedback and profiles to ezines that you read. Publishers normally allow a 2 or 3 line signature file with your submission.
If you're an ezine publisher ad swaps are a great way to gain subscribers and visitors to your website. Similar to link exchanges, you simply trade ezine ads with other publishers.
The internet contains millions of websites. Becoming viral means linking to as many of them as possible. The more you link to other sites, more visitors you'll receive. This will also give you higher rankings in search engines.
In a nutshell, if you don't make your website well-known, you'll be invisible.
You don't want to be invisible, do you? Of course not!
Denise Hall is the owner of Home Business on a Budget which specializes in tools and resources for your home business needs. Visit http://www.home-business-on-a-budget.com today. Get weekly articles, tips, information and resources here: http://tinyurl.com/4f9k8
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