Free Exposure and Traffic for your Website

Written by Veronica Dubak

Most new webmasters facerepparttar same conundrum: how can I get free exposure (and thereby traffic) to my website? Here are some traditional online and offline methods you can use to achieve this, as well as new ideas that should help kick-start your online business.

Online - Include your website address in your signature in e-mails - Include your website address in your signature in forum posts - Create an RSS feed for your website - Write website articles (like this one) and include a link to your site atrepparttar 142873 end - Participate in manual link exchanges with complimentary websites - Submit your website to topic-specific directories - Properly optimize your website for search engines - Start a blog on your site (search engines love them) - Try to get your site listed in DMOZ - Write and distribute a periodic press release for your site - Advertise on free classified ad websites

Offline - Include your website address on business cards, letterhead, envelopes, etc. - Give your business cards and print advertisements to small business owners (who own a business related to your website) to place on store countertops and on employee bulletin boards. - Write an article for your local community newspaper and include your website address inrepparttar 142874 copy. - Talk to friends and family; ask to be listed on their websites, or ask if any cross-promotional opportunities exist between their business and yours.

Set Up Your Own Blog Free

Written by Jim Edwards

I've received a lot of email lately from people asking how they can set up their own blogs for family, friends, or business purposes without spending much money or hiring an expensive programmer or web developer.

Well, ask no more because I will now show you exactly how to get your own blog without dipping too far into your own pocket (if at all) and get up and running, even if you don't have your own website, hosting account, or domain name.

You basically get two choices when it comes to setting up a blog: host it yourself, or use a service that hostsrepparttar blog for you.

Each one carries advantages based on your level of skill, experience and how many options you want to add to your blog.

If you choose to host your blog on your own website, then you can pick from a number of different options, including and

However, if you don't want to host it yourself, you can also go to, put inrepparttar 141794 term "free blog" and obtain a long list of services that will host a blog for you, either free of charge or for a fee.

Probablyrepparttar 141795 best-known free blog service resides at

Recently purchased by Google, Blogger boasts thousands of blogs on topics ranging from ecommerce to pet manners.

Blogger enables you to set up a functional blog in about 5 minutes and start posting your thoughts, rants, or family facts withrepparttar 141796 world.

Log on to and find another free option offered by Microsoft's online service, MSN.

This service makes it a bit easier to share photos than Blogger, which requires a separate software tool called Picasa (also available from Google for free).

MSN's blogger service also seems to appeal more to individuals sharing their thoughts than to businesses trying to scare up new customers or get their links crawled by search engine spiders (another advantage of publishing a blog).

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