You want traffic at your site, but with so many new websites added every day it isn't easy. The only solution is to promote your site, each and every day...
Here are 7 promotion methods for you to try, one for each day of week:
=> Day 1 - Submit Your Site To A Search Engine
No big surprises with this promotion method; just submit your site to a new search engine, or directory. It is best to concentrate on major search engines and directories, and add your site to minor search engines as and when you discover them.
Do try to keep a log of just when and where you submit your site.
- http://www.HowIPromoteMyWebsite.com/bin/ap.pl?search-engines - http://jimtools.com/submit.html
=> Day 2 - Post A Newsgroup Discussion
There are newsgroups, bulletin boards or forums on just about every subject imaginable. A good place to start is http://groups.google.com which allows you to search all of Usenet newsgroups for a particular term or phrase.
Post a message online, via Google, or offline using Outlook Express (or similar). Follow forum or newsgroup guidelines, when you start a discussion or answer someone's query. It *is* okay to mention your website in a 2-line signature, though.
Newsgroups and forums also prove a good place for you to get known and develop trust.
=> Day 3 - Swap Links With Other Sites
Links make World Wide Web go around; they also improve your search-engine ranking! One way of achieving lots of links to your site is to swap links with other sites. There is an excellent article on link-swapping at http://www.bannertips.com/howto.shtml but basically:
- Identify sites with similar content to yours - Request a reciprocal link (be polite, and use webmaster's name) - Create a "Links" section on your site and put links there.
=> Day 4 - Write A Testimonial
Writing favourable comments - testimonials - about another website could make you an instant online friend (we all respond well to flattery after all!). This could lead to a link-swap or even a possible joint venture (see Day 6).
Just review their website (or product), and write about benefits you gain from site in specific terms (so it sounds like you're actually talking about *their* site). Just be honest and tell them what you like.