How to Promote your business website using free online resources.Written by Ben Chapi
There are many ways to promote your website for free online. Here are 10 highly effective strategies you can use right now.
1. Write articles or free reports for other webmasters to publish and put your website address in by-line. If you write good content, your articles will be published and many readers who like your article will go on to visit your website.
2. Arrange a Joint Venture partnership with List owners and Webmasters.
3. Add your ad or website address to your email signature. This way, every time you send an email, you'll be promoting your website.
4. Exchange Links with Other Webmasters. This is another effective strategy for generating targeted traffic to your website for free. It involves contacting other webmasters for a possible link exchange partnership.
5. Add a blog to your site and Ping weblogs.com and other search engines. Pinging your blogs to search engines is fastest way to get search engine robots to visit your blog and attract new visitors to your web site.
6. Submit your blog address to blog search sites and directories. You can submit your blog's URL to websites such as Technorati, Daypop, Blogdex and Popdex. For a complete list of websites where you can submit your URL, go to http://www.guidetorss.com
The Future of RSS is Not BlogsWritten by S. Housley
Blogs vaulted RSS into limelight but are unlikely to be force that sustains RSS as a communication medium. The biggest opportunities for RSS are not in blogosphere but as a corporate communication channel.
Even now, businesses that were initially reluctantly evaluating RSS are beginning to realize power and benefit of RSS information avenue. The inherent capacity for consumers to select content they wish to receive will be driving mechanism for keeping advertisements to a minimum and content quality consistent.
Like Internet when it first started, blogs were emboldened by "cool factor". As novelty of being new and cool wears off, Internet webmasters and bloggers alike are realizing that maintaining a website or blog is time-consuming. "Coolness" often wears off if a channel is not monetized. With ease of blogging and array of blogs available, only a handful will be able to sustain fresh, constant, unique content and generate any sort of reasonable or significant revenue. As a result, blogs as we know them today will fade into background, with many blogs being abandoned.
RSS, being a tool that saves Internet surfers time and allows webmasters to re-purpose and re-package existing and new content will, in my opinion, continue to thrive. A business effectively using RSS can bring new site visitors, increase search engine positioning, and generate product interest. The flexibility of RSS as a communication medium and expansion capabilities of enclosure tag will allow RSS to flourish as an online marketing tool. Each day businesses are adopting new uses for RSS, and users are becoming accustomed to skimming content that *they* choose in a single centralized location.