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Advertising your site for free

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Warrior 66, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Warrior 66

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    Advertising your site for free

    Introduction
    This article is intended for webmasters who already have a webpage set up on the internet. I have recently set up my own webpage, and this will be a conclusion of what I have learned from my own research on the web, and from taking part of several discussion forums.

    You must be aware that advertising your site on a zero-budget will take up a lot of time, and you can expect a long going process.

    Getting your first visitors
    Here are a few pointers for getting your first visitors:
    • Start off with looking up other sites with similar content to yours and writing a nice e-mail asking them to post your link on their site, or to link-exchange with them. This is a good one that for me, generate about 10-20 visitors/day from well-trafficed sites.
      • Submit your site to the smaller search engines. The most important one is probably the open source directory (www.dmoz.org). By doing this, you will not only get your link submitted, but it will also get you a higher ranking on the search engines.
      • Join forums that cover similar topics of your site. Discuss your site - get ideas from other people etc. (without spamming of course!).
      Most people would probably tell you to start off with submitting your site to the search engines To my knowledge this is not at all necessary since most of the major search engines will spider (find) your page on a regular basis. I know for a fact that Google, which probably is the most important SE (search engine) to get added to, do this. But, if you have a lot of time on you hand you can do this yourself by going to the SE homepage. There you will find the instructions on how to move on.

      If you have browsed the net on how to advertise your site, you have probably come across 'banner exchange program'. I doubt I will ever find one that is worth my time. Most people join these to get a view of how many visitors they have (since these programs often show how many times you have showed someone else's banner on your site). Do you get visitors from these kinds of programs? If you're lucky you get one or two per day.

      Optimizing your page
      Be sure to add meta-tags to your page. These are the keywords placed in the beginning of the html code that tell the search engines what your site is about.

      Get some examples on how to do this by visiting other sites, and checking their source code. Be sure not to over-do this though! By adding too many key words some search engines will consider this spamming, and if unlucky you might even get banned. Pick a few words and phrases that describe the content of your site. Consider yourself a Google-user looking for content similar to yours, what words would he write? By the way, phrases often work better than single words.

      Getting visitors to return
      • If you offer quality content on your page people will probably want to come back, but if your site is not that visible on the search engines many people might not find their way back even if they wanted to.
        • It really can be as simple as adding a small text to your site asking people to bookmark your site (by pressing ctrl+d). For a change, almost no work can get you a significant number of visitors.
        • Another way which requires a bit more work, is starting your own newsletter. Inform visitors of recent changes to your site, updates etc. There are plenty of free newsletter websites out there, find one that suits your needs.
        Conclusion
        By planning your way of advertising you can save yourself a lot of time. Getting your website visible on the net for free is not an easy task, but with good content and a well designed page you will soon find your visitor-number growing. Just hang in there and keep coding!
     
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  2. KlaAz0r

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    I get 500 targeted visitors a day with youtube, and I started the blog 3 days ago. You can advertise on youtube with less then 100 bucks
     
  3. mhamid

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    yeah youtube and facebook are main for traffic :D
     
  4. eombox1

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    Great thanks dude! always helpful to know.
     
  5. Meozyn

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    Thanks matey
     
  6. John Mitchel

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    Great info, thanks for sharing dude
     
  7. zippy01

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    Very usefull, thank you
     
  8. makcprimo

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    good stuff...thank u
     
  9. titookello

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    How do you advertise to get uploaders for a filehosting site?
     
  10. greglew

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    That's a good point to remember. If you need help for domain names you can ask me. To improve the traffic of Attorney Websites for Attorney Advertising and Attorney Marketing.
     
  11. Freelanced

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    use twitter and facebook they help
     
  12. TheCrucible

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    Great post, thanks!
     
  13. juzooi

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    good info, thanks mate
     
  14. onemanarmy

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    try adwords you can get good results
     
  15. sercon

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    "writing a nice e-mail asking them to post your link on their site, or to link-exchange with them." Link exchange ? come on..... Link exchange was good back in the 80`s :)) nowadays link-exchange is on the "Things you should never do list".
     
  16. omarijen

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    Yeah Youtube and facebook are the two best sites for advertising. Plus this article is really interesting as it gives us a gateway with the help of which we can know how to do advertisements..
     
  17. jeffarnold

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    Informative article. This is really good and advertising is one of an important step if you really want to move towards betterment and want to gain more popularity.
     
  18. noure2011

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    merci bccccccccccccccccp
     
  19. drakerafael

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    Nice one. From this surely people will come to know about the importance of advertisements. In my business, advertisements really played an important role.
     
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    Hey OP, aren't you ashamed of posting this article as if it is your own? Why don't you make any reference? where did you steal this?