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how to find best websites for marketing?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Attractivewriteroplo, May 28, 2012.

  1. Attractivewriteroplo

    Attractivewriteroplo BANNED BANNED

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    To succeed in the internet marketing it is necessary to have links to your website from many places.
    There are thousands websites where you can submit your link but most of them have nearly 10 visitors a day and only some has some decent traffic.
    My question is, how to find major websites in the desired niche?


    I tried using web directories to collect a list of relevant websites to my niche but 99% of them are so small and without updates.
    Google search results also have a lot of dead sites and it takes so much time to filter good from bad ones.


    I like Alexa rankings but Alexa provides top of all sites but I would like to find only sites relevant to my niche.


    How to find those sites with minimum efforts that are frequently updated and popular among users? What is your favorite way to find those websites?
     
  2. Typlo

    Typlo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    First of all, I've managed to build two successful websites which have taken me from the verge of homelessness to paying the bills and saving some within a year, so I have some clues, but I'm not in the fastlane yet! (that's why I'm here)

    Here are the best ways I've found to market a website for free:

    First: do your keyword research. Find relevant keywords for your website which have high traffic and low competition. Use google's free tool for traffic stats, then for each keyword do a search: allintitle: "keyword". Less than 30,000 results for competition is good. Personally I am okay with keywords which don't have high traffic, but ones which have low competition. If I can get a bunch of these (20 plus) which are very relevant to my site then combined the traffic can be good and the competition is low. Then you can get onto that page 1 above the fold of google fast.

    1. YouTube. Create videos illustrating your product. This worked really well for me, but because I presented my product in video format it naturally tended towards video marketing. Post at least three videos on youtube each week. In the description you put your link, you'll generate traffic to your site.

    2. Article marketing. Using your keywords write articles. Put them on your site. Google will see regular relevant fresh content and you'll start to get free search traffic from them. When I began I used to post the articles as far and wide as I could; tumblr, posterous, ning, and a bunch of others. But after 6 months of analysing the traffic stats I found very little traffic generated from them. Constant fresh quality content on your own site seems, from what I've learned so far, to generate good traffic. It takes time though!

    3. Link exchange. Contact other sites in your niche and ask to exchange links. Find high traffic quality sites.

    4. Forums. This one takes heaps of time though, don't get sucked into reading forum threads all day! The best are ones where your link is in your signature or profile. Participate naturally, helping people, don't spam.

    Finally, this last one I've not used much at all but I can see the logic in it:

    5. Press releases. There are some free PR distribution sites. Re work your articles, every now and then, and distribute as a press release. This can generate back links and some traffic. I've used PRWeb with hopeless results and it was expensive, so next time I'll go for free. It may be helpful, some people swear by this approach, and if you do the free distribution you've nothing to lose.

    You need a marketing plan. You've not said how you expect your site to generate profit, so I can't be too helpful here.

    When my first site worked really well for me I had been putting free content onto it for 6 months. Then I ran a poll of my regular readers asking, would they pay for my content? how much would they pay? how often did they want it? The result was a clear "yes we'll pay" and then I knew how to price and how often to prepare the content. I suggest a similar approach; start by offering freebies to generate traffic, interest, buzz and / or community. Make the freebies the best you can! This part sucks though, you're working really hard for nothing.

    When you have regular decent traffic then monetize. Still offer some freebies though to maintain new traffic.

    There is more than one way to skin a cat though, and not everyone will agree with what I've written above. That's okay, I'm just telling you what has worked for me so far.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. payitforward

    payitforward Newbie

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    Typlo,

    Thanks for the information I will look at all of the options you posted, this is my first reply to a post. I am just starting a new website (several months) and need to build traffic. We are on the same journey, you have managed to make your website profitable, Congrats! My hope is to be able to help others at some point just like you are. Have a great week.
     
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    How do I find high quality traffic from niche websites to ask for a link exchanges?