I Want to Do an Ezine! Part 5 More Promoting!!

Written by Terri Seymour

I Want to Do an Ezine! Part 5 More Promoting!! Copyright Terri Seymour

To continue on withrepparttar promotion part of this series of articles, I would like to discuss networking with discussion lists and message boards as a way of promoting your business/ezine.

Those of you who know me, know that I am a big believer in online networking as an effective method of promotion. I enjoy it for other reasons as well, such as meeting new people and making friends, but that isrepparttar 124275 icing onrepparttar 124276 cake! ;-)

Participating in message boards and discussion lists gives you a chance to make yourself known as an expert in your field and also to build your reputation.

What you need to do is give advice, help, support and share your experiences wheneverrepparttar 124277 opportunity arises. This will draw people to you and get them to check out your site and/or subscribe to you ezine.

There are a few things to remember when getting involved in boards and groups.

* Always followrepparttar 124278 rules and guidelines when posting. * Never insult people or put them down. This is flaming! * Do not spam. * Help others when you getrepparttar 124279 chance. * Make sure you have an effective sigtag. This is how you promote your ezine. * Give of yourself and get involved withrepparttar 124280 people. * Relax, enjoy and have a good time!

Here are some lists and boards to get you started:

Message Boards

http://www.momtomomchat.com/boards.html http://zineadz.com/forum/ http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/bb/index.php http://www.ablake.net/forum/ http://www.friendsinbusiness.com/board1/

Three Steps for Online Success

Written by James D. Brausch

You spend money and time getting your web site just right. Your friends love it and you don't think there is any way it can miss. But then time starts to pass. Few visitors arrive and almost no one buys anything.

Unfortunately, this is how it works for more than 70 percent ofrepparttar Internet's sites. This while a lucky 15 percent of top sites pull in at least six figures per year. How do they do it?

Here isrepparttar 124274 simple, proven three-step strategy for getting a steady stream of visitors and turning them into paying customers.

1. Start by getting your web site on search engines. Almost everyone who surfsrepparttar 124275 Internet uses major search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines are your best bet for steady, targeted traffic. But you won't get visitors just by being listed on a search engine. You need to be one ofrepparttar 124276 first few links to come up when people search for a site like yours.

Search engines all use very complex and different ways to rank sites. Experts and SEO (search engine optimization) reports can quickly show you what your site needs to do to be listed high by key search engines.

Additionally, search engines change their methods allrepparttar 124277 time. What worked last year probably isn't working today. Get up-to- date information to achieverepparttar 124278 ranking you want. This is how major corporations keep their sites busy and profitable. There is no reason why evenrepparttar 124279 smallest business can't harness this same information.

2. Next, get your site listed on pay-per-click search engines. PPC's let you pay to be listed high. Getting listed for a specific search term or keyword can cost anywhere from a penny to several dollars for every time someone clicks on your link.

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