Web Site Promoting 101

Written by Bill Daugherty

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The reason I started my reply to your question about how to promote your web site with this little story, is to illustrate just how vital a consistent flow of advertising is to any business. It doesn't matter if that business is online or offline. It doesn't matter if that business is a small one-person operated web site like yours or a giant like Mr. Wrigley's. To be successful all businesses must advertise, advertise, advertise. Ifrepparttar advertising is weak, in either quality or quantity,repparttar 125262 company's revenue will be weak. You must have well written ads and you must get your message in front of a lot of people. Selling is a numbers game.

The Internet offers a wide array of advertising venues: ezine ads, classified ads, FFA (Free For All) ads, email ads, banner ads and links on other web sites. Many of these venues are free and those that are not, are very inexpensive compared torepparttar 125263 cost of offline advertising. Byrepparttar 125264 way, offline advertising for your online business can be very effective, but it is very expensive.

In summation, I leave you with my mantra: Advertise, Advertise, Advertise and then advertise some more!

Bill Daugherty is the editor and publisher of the marketing and free advertising ezine "E-Power Marketing." Visit his free ad site at: http://www.freeadsgalore.com


Written by Riyaj Shaik

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