Web Site Promoting 101Written by Bill Daugherty
This article is in response to scores of emails I continuously receive from new web entrepreneurs. Their common theme is: They are new to Internet marketing. They either have a new business of their own or they have signed on as an affiliate for some wonderful new product or service, but they're not getting anywhere. They want to know how to get things going.
My first inclination is to send them following three words of advice: advertise, advertise, advertise. I know that's too trite for most people's taste, but it's great advice. However I'm sure such an answer would spur many more emails with questions such as; Where? How? How often? When? Really? So, I give them a more detailed answer that I have come to call my Web Site Promoting 101 Reply which always goes something like this.
Several years ago, founder of Wrigley Chewing Gum was on a flight from New York to his home in Chicago. The passenger in next seat recognized chewing gum tycoon and asked him a question. "Mr. Wrigley, I know your company enjoys over 90% of chewing gum market. Yet, last week I read where you are increasing your advertising budget by over 30%. With such a large share of market, why do you continue to spend so much on advertising? Why not save that money or use it for something else?"
Mr. Wrigley replied, "how fast do you think this airplane is flying?" The man answered,"oh, I guess about 600 miles per hour." Mr. Wrigley responded. "I think that's fast enough, don't you?" The man agreed that indeed, it was fast enough. "Well then," asked Mr. Wrigley, "why doesn't pilot turn off engines and save all that expensive jet fuel?"
10 BEST PLACES TO PROMOTE YOUR SITEWritten by Riyaj Shaik
Website promotion is an art. As a webmaster, I spend most of my time promoting my sites. Without a big budget you cannot promote a site overnight. Most webmasters don't have a big budget. So, they have to do it hard way. * Keep promoting it day in and day out. * Try different options. * Use trial and error to determine what works. * Spend countless hours to arrive at good places to promote site. Over years I have promoted my sites at hundreds, if not thousands, of different places online, some good, some not so good. I want to share with you 10 best places to promote your site so that you won't spend as many hours as I have in finding them.Before You Start Promoting Your Site Be sure to create and include Meta tags on every page. Also, don't use all of free submit utilities on same day since many of them submit to same search engines. Wait at least one week before you use next utility. You may want to open an email account on hotmail or another of free email services and use that email address if you plan to submit to free for all links since many send a confirmation email, or add you to a mailing list. The Big Ten 1. Self-Promotion: This is best place to start promoting your site. And best of all it is free to use. However, for only $10, you can have your data stored for one year so that you can promote your site over and over without retyping information. Self-promotion allows you to promote your site to over 400 different search engines, indexes, business directories, international indexes, directories and awards. http://www.selfpromotion.com 2. Jim Tools: This is another free utility that promotes your site to 400 search engines and indexes and over 200 Free-For-All (FFA) links pages. Do not use Self-Promotion and Jim Tools in same week since many of search engines and indices are same. Compared to Self-Promotion, Jim Tools takes a lot less time to submit to 400 search engines and indexes. http://www.jimtools.com The two free utilities above let you submit one URL to 400 different search engines and indices at a time. However, in some cases submitting your home page URL alone isn't enough. You have to "deep submit" your site. Deep submit is nothing more than submitting each and every page of your site. If you have 100 pages in your site, then you must use above free, utilities 100 times to submit all of them. (Deep submission is possible with Self-Promotion's paid service.) But don't worry. You can use following deep submit utilities to submit multiple URLs at same time. 3. Associate-it Free Submit: This free utility lets you submit all pages in your site at one time to 24 major search engines. All submissions are done in real time, you can watch submission results as they happen. Depending on speed of your Internet connection and number of different pages you are submitting, this may take any where between three minutes to a few hours. The good thing is that you can start submission and then surf Net as usual in a different browser window. http://www.associate-it.com/html/main/300free/ 4. The Promoter: This is similar to Associate-it Free Submit, but it will submit multiple URLs to 800 search engines, indices, FFA pages, classifieds, etc. at one time. This works much like Associate-it Free Submit. You can start