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Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by ganeshkgiri, Sep 15, 2007.

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    If you're launching a new site, or new content, write an introduction and submit it to share sites like Digg (http://www.digg.com/), Reddit (http://reddit.com/) and Now Public (http://www.nowpublic.com/).
    Create a Yahoo Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/) in the niche your site sits.
    Create a MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/) account and use it to publisise your site.
    Bookmark your site on Del.icio.us (http://del.icio.us/) and if you're really keen, add a Del.icio.us button to your homepage.
    Create a Technorati (http://www.technorati.com/) account and "claim" your blog.
    Submit your site to free, search engine friendly directories. An excellent list can be found here (http://info.vilesilencer.com/main.php?rock=seo-friendly-list.php).
    Conduct a survey. This is an excellent way to generate offline publicity.
    Place a free ad for your company on Gumtree (http://www.gumtree.com/).
    Syndicate your site's content by using an RSS feeds.
    Submit your RSS feeds to agregator sites like FeedBurner (http://www.feedburner.com/), Squidoo (http://www.squidoo.com), Feedboy (http://www.feedboy.com/), Jordomedia (http://www.jordomedia.com/), FeedBomb, FeedCat, rssmad, feeddirectory and feedfury. Stolen from DigitalPoint (http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=195250)
    Write an article related to your site and submit it to article sites.
    Sign up to StumbleUpon (http://www.stumbleupon.com) and get your friends to Stumble your site.
    Create a custom 404 page so that even if someone encounters an error on your site, they are re-directed somewhere nice.
    Set up a 301 redirect to take traffic from your non-www address to your www address. See here (http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articles3/spiders-301-redirect.htm) for more info.
    Add a link to your site in the signature of any forums you post on.
    Tell your friends about your site. It's free advertising init.
    Speel cheek ur stie. Nothing appears more amateur than a site with typos or spelling mistakes.
    Test your site and make sure it appears correctly in all major browsers.
    Buy enough hosting. No one likes a slow site.
    Don't worry about PageRank - worrying about PageRank is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.*
    Offer something for free. Free is good. People tell their friends about free stuff.
    Tell your neighbours, you never know what contacts they might have.
    Offer your users as many ways as possible to contact you. MSN, Skype, Yahoo etc all complement email, phone and a real address.
    Advertise your site on Craigslist (http://www.craigslist.org). It's free, relevant and localised.
    Do NOT use frames.
    Submit your site to DMOZ.org (http://dmoz.org/). It may take time, but it's worth it.
    Create an XML sitemap (http:/www.xml-sitemaps.com/) of your site and submit it to Google (http://www.google.com).
    Get a custom t-shirt made with your website url on it, and wear it often.
    Ask a large breasted lady to wear one too.
    Sign up with an affiliate programme to sell your product, or if you're a publish, make some cash!
    On your Contact Page ask people if they mind receiving your newsletter.
    Send out a newsletter!
    Go to a free seminar for Website owners. You might learn something.
    Find quality and relevant blogs and leave a comment (with a link back to your site of course).
    Don't pay people to submit your site to search engines. It's a waste of money.
    YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/) and Google Video (http://video.google.com) are excellent portals on which to launch a viral campaign.
    Giving away an eBook is an excellent way to generate word-of-mouth about your site.
    Sponsor a Wordpress theme or a phpListDirectory template.
    If you sell products that are advertised on television by the manufacturer, add "As Seen on TV" to your site!
    Avoid proprietry technologies like Java and Active X.
    Put downloadable content on your site, but make sure it's not manufacturer specific - so mp3 rather than wma.
    Learn about CSS. It's the new HTML.
    Contribute to related subject areas on Wikipedia.
    Ask bloggers and other Web site owners to review your site and/or products.
    Have user friendly page names - most tools comes with some way to avoid www.yourdomain.com/pgInfoPages.cfm?cx=50799399822B393BBF95289295A3A10 A4FD4F64E511ACB0E020C9048CFE3AEDAF8DD9D
    If you must have a Flash homepage, make sure you have a "Skip Intro" link.
    Tell your local rag about your site. These newspapers are desparate for stories and you may well even get a pic of your ugly picture published.
    Become a leading authority on your chosen subject.
    Donate money to a charity and most will place a link on their site back to you.

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    mattk26th March 2007, 14:47
    And breath:


    Abide to W3C standards (http://www.w3.org/) - it will help your site in the long term.
    Your local community sports teams offer cheap, but highly effective sponsorship opportunities.
    Publisise your site on related forums - but don't spam!
    Ask bloggers to write about your site or product - in return for a link of course.
    Offer a competition related to something in the news - so football around the time of the World Cup etc.
    Add a "Tell a Friend" function to your site, so people can easily recommend you to their mates.
    Have a Sitemap on your site to allow users to navigate around quickly and to aid the search engines.
    Have a nice keyword rich title at the top of each of your pages. Users and search engines both like descriptive titles.
    Include a Feedburner button on your site so people can easily subscribe to your feed.
    If you use PPC then create a landing page for each of your AdWords - it'll boost your conversations no end.
    Appear on Dragon's Den.
    Create a Press section on your site where can you store all your press releases, logos and banners.
    Add a link to your site from within your eBay profile.
    Ask your friends to give you honest feedback on your site.
    The best way to find someone to do any kind of work on your site is through personal recommendation.
    Gain exposure by submitting photos and pictures to Flikr (http://www.flickr.com/).
    Share your banners on banner exchange sites.
    Make sure it's easy for your users to subscribe to your RSS feed.
    Create a "lense" for your site on Squidoo (http://www.squidoo.com)
    Ask friends, collegues and associates to "Favourite" your blog on Technorati (http://www.technorati.com/).
    You can add a Bulletin to your MySpace account promoting your site that all your MySpace Friends will see.
    Response to your customer's emails promptly, even if it is with a simply auto-responder. No one likes to wait 3 or 4 days for an acknowledgement of their contact with you.
    Get a professional Copywriter to give your site a once over. If you are on a tight budget, limit to the just the homepage.
    Make a list, "Top 10"s work well. Update it regularly to give your visitors a reason to return.
    What did you learn today? Tell other people and they might learn something too.
    Do you have really hot content on your site that geeks would love? If so Slashdot (http://slashdot.org) will bring you a mass of traffic.
    Deep link directories are an excellent way to promote inner pages of your site.
    Meta tags might carry less weight than previously, but you should still have them on every page.
    Ask your Gran for feedback on your site. Never ignore the silver surfers.
    Include a "Add to your Technorati favourites" button on your site.
    Google Analytics is free and will tell you all you need to know about who's visiting your site.
    Search engines will find you. Don't pay money for your site to be "submitted".
    Don't be afraid to link to other sites, especially if they are relevant and to highly respected sites.
    Keep It Simple Stupid: use CSS to control layout, style and colours and use HTML text rather than graphics to represent text.
    Validate (http://validator.w3.org/) your HTML and CSS. It'll help ensure your site displays well in all browsers.
    Small pages sizes and optimised graphics will give your site a snappy feel and won't require users to wait around for it to load.
    If you plan to submit your site to lots of directory or article sites - create an email especially for this. Delete it when you're finished to avoid spam.
    "Link baiting" means writing some killer content that people will want to link to. Like a "101 Tips to Improve Your Web Presence" list!
    If your chosen field is technology related then write a "whitepaper". That's a posh name for an article.
    Google (http://www.google.com) receives roughly 50% of all search requests, Yahoo 25% and MSN just 10%. That's a good rule of thumb as to how much emphisis to put on each.
    Make sure you have a robots.txt file in the root of your Web site. You can use this to control search engines, but if nothing else it'll reduce the number of 404 errors in your Weblogs.
    Free online games, a forum or chatrooms will give your users a reason to come back to your site.
    Ebooks with re-seller rights make an excellent "free gift" for your site.
    Upload your product feed to Froogle (http://www.froogle.com). It's FREE!
    This is an excellent list of Top 25 Social Bookmarking Sites (http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=268904)
    Search out unanswered questions on Yahoo! Answers (http://answers.yahoo.com/) and add your site as the "Source".
    PageRank is vanity, ranking is sanity.
    Yahoo are catching up with Google with an excellent set of webmaster tools called Site Explorer (http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/).
    Don't buy traffic. It's un-targetted and won't convert.
    Pay Per Click advertising gets you fast results - and if it's handled well can be very profitable.
    Upload a favicon.gif file so that your users have a nice icon when they bookmark your site.
    And that's it!


    I was inspired to write this by superflytrainer (http://www.imutopia.com/) who posted an excellent 101 ways to get more traffic (http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=246573) thread on DP. Alot of the tips have been posted on various forums and blogs, so I make no claim that they are all my own. I have simply tried to collate them into a list and expand where possible. Feel free to plagirise this list to your own ends, but please link back to (I'm no) Search Engine Optimisation Expert (http://searchengineoptimisation.yourspaced.com) if you do.
     
    ganeshkgiri, Sep 15, 2007 IP
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    it looks good tips . did you write it?
     
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    would be good if it was readable :D
     
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    magda Notable Member

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    Well, that's about 80% of the questions that get asked here answered in one go.
    *drums fingers on desk*
    so what do we talk about now?:)
     
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    From the adsense program policy....


    So wouldn't putting ads on CL and some of the other sites be unwanted ads on 3rd party sites???? someone posted recently of getting their account banned for using CL... Not trying to contradict you, if fact I really appreciate the advice, just wish I knew what would get me banned and what wouldn't.

    Beamin1
     
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    I really appreciate the advice
     
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    thanks....bro
     
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    This is helpful, many thanks.
     
    gropius, Sep 17, 2007 IP
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    nice article dude .. Thanks for the information .. but should have been in a readable form ..
     
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    great resource...thanks for sharing
     
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    Rate people that have helped you! This post definitly is valuable.
     
    webrickco, Sep 20, 2007 IP
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    Good promotion site.Thanks.
     
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    really good information, many thanks.
     
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    posting your website in 'goodtolove.com' is also a good offline promotion.
    I got many visitors from there everyday
     
    sagenepal, Sep 21, 2007 IP
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    Its a good writeup but,

    it would be more helpful if it was put in some sort of logical order and maybe formatted nicely ...
     
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    thanks that some really good information you have there.
     
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    Great!

    Thanks
     
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    if you had given spaces and paragraphs it would have looked reall nice,anywys nice tips
     
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    I do not understand what the methods to increase traffics :eek:
     
    joerzoe, Sep 22, 2007 IP