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Advice on how to market my site

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by xace, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hi guys, I just ditched blogspot.com and nofollow.
    SEMrush
    I've tried twitter, blog commenting, submitting to directories etc. Based on my site, what other ways do you think I can do to market my site? My site is new so I'm not hoping to instantly get 1000 uniques a day. But what steps should I take so that in a few months time, I can achieve that result!

    My site's link is @ my signature, do take a look.
     
    xace, Jan 3, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. coun_vincent

    coun_vincent Well-Known Member

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    here is some advice from me to u :
    01. write an introduction and submit it to share sites like Digg, Reddit and Now Public.

    02. Create a Yahoo Group in the niche your site sits.

    03. Create a MySpace account and use it to publisise your site.

    04. Bookmark your site on Del.icio.us and if you're really keen, add a Del.icio.us button to your homepage.

    05. Create a Technorati account and "claim" your blog.

    06. Submit your site to free, search engine friendly directories. An excellent list can be found here.

    07. Conduct a survey. This is an excellent way to generate offline publicity.

    08. Place a free ad for your company on Gumtree.

    09.Syndicate your site's content by using an RSS feeds.

    10.Submit your RSS feeds to agregator sites like FeedBurner, Squidoo, Feedboy, Jordomedia, FeedBomb, FeedCat, rssmad, feeddirectory and feedfury. Stolen from DigitalPoint

    11.Write an article related to your site and submit it to article sites.

    12.Sign up to StumbleUpon and get your friends to Stumble your site.

    13.Create a custom 404 page so that even if someone encounters an error on your site, they are re-directed somewhere nice.

    14. Set up a 301 redirect to take traffic from your non-www address to your www address. See here for more info.

    15.Add a link to your site in the signature of any forums you post on.

    16.Tell your friends about your site. It's free advertising init.

    17.Speel cheek your stie. Nothing appears more amateur than a site with typos or spelling mistakes.

    18.Test your site and make sure it appears correctly in all major browsers.

    19.Buy enough hosting. No one likes a slow site.

    20.Don't worry about PageRank - worrying about PageRank is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.*

    21.Offer something for free. Free is good. People tell their friends about free stuff.

    22.Tell your neighbours, you never know what contacts they might have.

    23 Offer your users as many ways as possible to contact you. MSN, Skype, Yahoo etc all complement email, phone and a real address.

    24. Advertise your site on Craigslist. It's free, relevant and localised.

    25.Do NOT use frames.

    26 Submit your site to DMOZ.org. It may take time, but it's worth it.

    27 Create an XML sitemap of your site and submit it to Google.

    28 Get a custom t-shirt made with your website url on it, and wear it often.

    29 comment on flicker photo

    30 Sign up with an affiliate programme to sell your product, or if you're a publish, make some cash!

    30 On your Contact Page ask people if they mind receiving your newsletter.

    31 Send out a newsletter!

    32 Go to a free seminar for Website owners. You might learn something.

    33 Find quality and relevant blogs and leave a comment (with a link back to your site of course).

    34 Don't pay people to submit your site to search engines. It's a waste of money.

    35 YouTube and Google Video are excellent portals on which to launch a viral campaign.

    36 Giving away an eBook is an excellent way to generate word-of-mouth about your site.

    37 Sponsor a Wordpress theme or a phpListDirectory template.

    37 If you sell products that are advertised on television by the manufacturer, add "As Seen on TV" to your site!

    38 Avoid proprietry technologies like Java and Active X.

    39 Put downloadable content on your site, but make sure it's not manufacturer specific - so mp3 rather than wma.

    40 Learn about CSS. It's the new HTML.

    41 Contribute to related subject areas on Wikipedia.
    Ask bloggers and other Web site owners to review your site and/or products.

    42 Have user friendly page names - most tools comes with some way to avoid

    43 If you must have a Flash homepage, make sure you have a "Skip Intro" link.

    44 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.

    45 Become a leading authority on your chosen subject.
     
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  3. xace

    xace Guest

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    #3
    That's a great list! However I think I won't be using most of them. I used to maintain a site few years back and I've tried most of them, which didn't work for me..
     
    xace, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    Ascendancy Active Member

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    Social media is definitely the way to go. Find forums on your topic, so I suppose men's health and fitness forums, and market your link there. You'll gain a more targeted amount of traffic which will result in more longterm visitors.
     
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    loveband Greenhorn

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    wow such a nice tips if we follow these steps then we must be a on top
     
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    etc Well-Known Member

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    isn't this against the tos of google?
     
    etc, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    only4stories Peon

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    Dont forget facebook join groups and pages there and also Put ur daily update links in there pages
     
    only4stories, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    boomer_mitra Active Member

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    Do more back linking and adverstise as much as possible
     
    boomer_mitra, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    zeekstern Active Member

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    If you find a way to market your site that is not in that list, please let us know. If it ain't in that list, it hasn't been invented yet.
     
    zeekstern, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    abhijit Notable Member

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    optimize your website for search engines so you can get your keywords on the ranking and you can get more than 1000+ visitors per day.....................
     
    abhijit, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    khu84 Active Member

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    This is indeed a great list, if you can able to follow all of this then there would be no stopping! However it requires you to be dedicated and have lots of time for your site to really make it hit the top!
     
    khu84, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    Dr. Carey Nathan Guest

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    Youtube, video marketing to be exact.
     
    Dr. Carey Nathan, Jan 5, 2010 IP
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    pradiprg Active Member

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    Your raising such a question has helped me to gain lot of information on the subject. thank you for opening this topic.
     
    pradiprg, Jan 5, 2010 IP
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    I've tried a lot of ways also but the best ways for me are still adwords and SEO ... may be I'm missing something.
     
    yoes_san, Jan 6, 2010 IP
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    Lalit_Burma Active Member

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    Search on your keywords and write contents about such keywords.

    Start link building for those keywords. This one is time taking procedure but after one month hard labour you will be able to see steady traffic from search engine itself.
     
    Lalit_Burma, Jan 6, 2010 IP
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    david.adodis Peon

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    Its better get good search engine optimization and it definetely gets good traffic for your website
     
    david.adodis, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    only advice I can give is to be persistant and consistent in what you are doing, because it seems to me you know more than enough.
     
    santella, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    The top ways to drive traffic could be PPC marketing, SEO, forum marketing and article marketing. Its going to cost you time or money to drive traffic online. Sometimes both, depending on how you have your traffic strategy get up.
     
    abrent, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    You should try Youtube. Yes, before i tried it, i thought "How can Youtube send me traffic?". Belive me, it's so easy :)
     
    kix_mc3, Jan 7, 2010 IP