5 Handy Dandy Ways to Promote Your Website

Written by Lisa M. Cope

Promoting your website can be very costly to sayrepparttar least. But it doesn't have to cost thousands to build a successful online business. It just takes a bit of time and a lot of ingenuity.

Here are 5 clever and cost effective ways you can boost your visitor counts and your hopefully your bank accounts!

1.Cross Promoting Can Increases Profits.

This is how it's done. Find other businesses that haverepparttar 125037 same target market, but that are not direct competitors. Then propose a partnership. There are many ways to find prospective partners.

Subscribe to ezines, join discussion groups, forums and newsgroups that share your target market.You can also search in search engines and directories to find businesses that target your market.

Let your contact list and subscribers know that you are interested in cross promoting your products and services Post it on your Web site. Don't be shy!

There are many benefits to cross promoting. You will save money on advertising and marketing costs. It can save you time, work, help you get new referrals, customers plus access to new products and services.

2. Linking with a Twist.

It is important to get other sites to link to yours. It increases your popularity even your rankings. You can put a links page on your site but getting people to link to you with out some incentive is a different story. But if you add this little twist your sure to getrepparttar 125038 links.

Create a directory of websites on a specific topic. Give peoplerepparttar 125039 option of addingrepparttar 125040 directory to their web site by linking to it. Put your business advertisement atrepparttar 125041 top ofrepparttar 125042 directory. This technique will give people a reason to link to your site by giving them added content for their visitors and it will get you free advertising.

Promoting Your Online Business -a Checklist of Effective and Affordable Marketing Techniques(Part 1)

Written by Angela Wu

The Internet's full of hyped-up promises ofrepparttar 'ultimate' marketing secret that will singlehandedly skyrocket your business to instant success.

Naturally, this is ALL it is: hype. There's no single 'secret' that will magically transform a fledgling business into a powerful money-maker. Instead, every business owner is responsible for testing and refining various techniques until he or she has developed a solid, effective base that producesrepparttar 125036 desired results.

What works for one business may not work for another! Likewise, another business may have poor results with one method, while others experience great success. Here's a quick checklist of some ofrepparttar 125037 more popular -- and completely free -- marketing techniques to help you build your online business (note: this is a 3-part series).


1. Build and use your own opt-in list of targeted and interested prospects. Offer a free newsletter that provides fresh, interesting, and relevant content. You'll receive feedback from your readers about what's important to them, and over time they'll come to know and trust you. Your products, services, and even recommendations will then be taken much more seriously because you've developed credibility with your readers.

2. Contribute to newsgroups or discussion boards. Establish yourself as a helpful member of a community. Other members ofrepparttar 125038 community who come to know and respect you will often refer you to others.

3. Niche directories or search engines. Find allrepparttar 125039 highly-targeted directories and SEs for your market, and then work to get listed. You'll be surprised at how many niche sites there are! Good places to start looking are http://yahoo.com/ and http://www.dmoz.com/ .

4. Build your link popularity. For example, you can trade links with other businesses in your market so that you can 'share' each other's traffic. Most ofrepparttar 125040 major search engines take link popularity into consideration when ranking your site.

5. Endorsed mailings to other lists. Findrepparttar 125041 editor of a great newsletter, and offer your product or service to him for free in return for a review or an endorsed ad to his list. Endorsements fromrepparttar 125042 editor can far outperform regular 'ads', since they come from someone they know and trust (the editor).

6. Testimonials. It's fine for you to say that your product or service is wonderful... but there's far more 'punch' when someone else says it! Testimonials show prospects that you have happy customers and helps them to make repparttar 125043 decision to buy.

7. Use autoresponders to follow-up with your prospects. It has been proven time and time again that autoresponders can dramatically increase your profits! They're also great time-savers, saving you from following up with each prospect manually.

8. Ad swaps. You can get extra exposure for 'free' (no out-of-pocket expenses) by swapping ad space with another editor that caters to your audience. Plus it's a great way to put 'remnant' ad space to good use.

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