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Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by jnm, Feb 20, 2006.

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    what is the best way to get a new blog started with readers? do you have to subscribe to sites like feedster and bloglines for them to index your blog?
    SEMrush
     
    jnm, Feb 20, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. KeithLDick

    KeithLDick Peon

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    This is what I did...


    My Links for Promoting Blog Sites sign up with all of these..

    Popdex http://www.popdex.com/

    Pheedo Exchange http://www.pheedo.com/

    Blogrolling http://www.blogrolling.com/

    Glob of Blogs http://globeofblogs.com/

    Blogarama http://www.blogarama.com/

    Blogshares http://blogshares.com/

    Blogkits http://www.blogkits.com/

    BlogWize http://www.blogwise.com/

    Bloggeries http://bloggeries.com/

    Blogpulse http://www.blogpulse.com/

    BlogFlux http://mapstats.blogflux.com/

    Blog Reporter (Like Digg) http://www.blogreporter.biz/

    Bloghop http://www.bloghop.com/

    Blogtricks http://www.blogtricks.com/

    Blogexplosion http://www.blogexplosion.com/

    Technorati http://www.technorati.com/


    If you have Banners created for your site go here for FREE Banner Exchange .

    ExchangeBanners.org http://www.exchangebanners.org/index.php

    (You can also purchase more credits *5,000 for $5* and reach a wider audience with you banner)


    You should also sign up with Googles,
    Adsense https://www.google.com/adsense/ and Yahoos!,Yahoo! Publisher Network http://publisher.yahoo.com/


    Plus I put a link to my site in *All my Sigs* in all the forums I belong too.. :D
     
    KeithLDick, Feb 20, 2006 IP
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  3. Brad Callen

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    Promote a blog exactly the same way you would promote your website.

    Make sure your rss feeds are listed at all the major rss directories, this will help also aswell.

    Blogs can be extremely effective, and even more so then websites because it just makes content syndication so much easier.

    Brad
     
    Brad Callen, Feb 20, 2006 IP
  4. FireStorM

    FireStorM Well-Known Member

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    excellent list .. if anyone has more blog sites like this , feel free to add ..
     
    FireStorM, Feb 21, 2006 IP
  5. KeithLDick

    KeithLDick Peon

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    Here's more...

    Another Free Banner Exchange Site.

    Great Banner http://www.greatbanner.com/


    And More

    BannerXchange http://www.bannersxchange.com/


    Another site for Lot's of Banner Exchange Sites.

    Net-Ads http://www.net-ads.com/promotion/bann-ex.html


    You should also sign up with Googles,
    Adsense https://www.google.com/adsense/ and Yahoos!,Yahoo! Publisher Network http://publisher.yahoo.com/


    Adsense alternatives http://8n.nu/search-engines/google/adsense-alternative/index.htm

    You can also sign up with the following and if your accepted you can find advertisers and make money from your website..

    Kolimbo http://www.kolimbo.com/

    Linkshare http://www.linkshare.com/

    Commission Junction http://www.cj.com/

    Chitika, eMiniMalls https://chitika.com/

    Clicksor http://www.clicksor.com/


    If you need help with editing the Template (HTML) for your Blog/Site try these..

    W3 Schools *Free*.. Learn, (HTML, XHTML, CSS, TCP/IP) http://www.w3schools.com

    HTML Goodies *Free* http://www.htmlgoodies.com/

    HTML Help Guide *Free* http://helpguide.bravepages.com/main.html


    Here's Sultan_Emerrs Links to getting your site Registered with the Search Engines...


    If you hope to get a load of returning visitors, you have to keep updating it with new things that make people want to keep going, and it's gotta look good. The better looking, the more people want to be affiliated with it. Also, make friends, and share links. Join web rings, give the links to your friends who are interested, and an interactive element like a message board, or such, will (if handled correctly) keep people coming back.

    http://forums.g4tv.com/messageview.cfm?catid=64&threadid=525124&STARTPAGE=1 http://forums.g4tv.com/messageview.cfm?catid=64&threadid=525124&STARTPAGE=1

    1. Link to other pages, and have them link to you.

    2. Use relevant META tags for keywords and description

    3. Announce your website in many online forums (if Allowed or in your Signature File). Many sites frown on Posting about Personal Sites.

    4. Register your url with google and as many other search engines as possible.

    5. Update your site often to have repeat visistors.

    6. Add your url in your email signature.

    7. Do a search on google, then at the bottom of the page is "Disatisfied with results? Help us improve" link. Just fill out the info. and the spiders will go to your site.

    8. Add your url to your business card and pass them out.


    Meta-Tag Builder http://vancouver-webpages.com/META/mk-metas.html

    Meta Tag Analyzer http://www.widexl.com/remote/search-engines/metatag-analyzer.html


    Cool Site of the Day http://www.coolsiteoftheday.com/

    Add your URL to google http://www.google.com/addurl.html

    Getting Higher Google Rankings http://www.burgettsys.com/stories/60948/

    Self Promotion http://www.selfpromotion.com

    Google Addurl http://www.google.com/addurl.html

    Camtech 2000 http://camtech2000.net/Pages/submit.html

    iTools http://www.itools.com/internet/

    Submit Corner http://www.submitcorner.com/Tools/Submit/

    iSubmit http://www.isubmit.com/

    irnis http://www.irnis.net/soft/golden/

    VersionTracker http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/26488

    How to suggest a your to the Open Directory http://dmoz.org/add.html

    Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/webmasters/index.php

    Incoming Links Guide http://www.incominglinks.com/


    Have you thought about putting a Paypal Donation button on the page? Paypal http://www.paypal.com/


    How It Works

    PayPal Donations is easy to set-up and use:

    1. Log in to your PayPal account
    2. Click on the Merchant Tools tab
    3. Click on the Donations link
    4. Specify the name, amount (optional; if you leave amount blank, your donor will be asked to choose a donation amount), and other details of the donation
    5. Add more optional information such as a customized button graphic and the ability to include a note with the donation
    6. Click Create Button Now and the Button Factory will generate customized HTML code
    7. Paste the HTML code on your website to create your Donate button


    FREE SEARCH ENGINE PLACEMENT


    http://forums.g4techtv.com/messageview.cfm?catid=59&threadid=338290



    Search Engine Optimization

    Macronimous.com http://www.macronimous.com/resources/site_promotion.asp

    Search Engine Forums http://vivisimo.com/search?query="search+engine+forums"&v:sources=Web&x=39&y=27

    How do I get my site listed on Google? http://www.google.com/webmasters/

    Getting Website Recognized, Google Answers Home http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=248891

    126hits.de http://126hits.de/

    Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/

    ineedhits http://ineedhits.com/add-it/free/

    Submit to Yahoo http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html

    Submit Express http://www.submitexpress.com/list.html

    Google Search,get your website listed http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=how+to+get+your+website+listed&btnG=Google+Search



    Find out if your websitesite is linked to other web sites = Type your website address into google. When the search comes back click "Find web pages that link to www.yoursite.com ". You will see other options there as well, such as searching for non-hyperlinks with your address, etc.


    Google - promoting your website http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=promoting+your+website&btnG=Google+Search
     
    KeithLDick, Feb 21, 2006 IP
  6. Brad Callen

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    Very Nice list, thats an awesome overall marketing guide that if any new people followed it link by link.

    Would get immense value from it for their website.

    Brad
     
    Brad Callen, Feb 21, 2006 IP
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    Thanks Brad....

    I'm still looking for things to add to it and my friend from the G4 forums Sultan_Emerr is always finding links for all kinds of stuff...
     
    KeithLDick, Feb 21, 2006 IP
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    Do you have to sign up for these or just ping them?
     
    jnm, Feb 23, 2006 IP
  9. KeithLDick

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    Sign up for them.... Most want to to have their links on your site in order for your site to appear on other sites...
     
    KeithLDick, Feb 23, 2006 IP
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    Awsome post, sent you some green KeithLDick.
     
    BryceW, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    wow that was a great post keith! im just about to start a blog now, so its a great help.

    One question, whats ping?
     
    MamboCube, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    Thankyou KeithLDick for the valuable information :)
     
    ramakrishna p, May 23, 2006 IP
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    you should offer in a book! awesome post :)
     
    TheEdge, May 23, 2006 IP
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    Great post KeithLDick!
     
    rosiee007, May 24, 2006 IP
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    I know this is an old thread but I was just impressesed with the tips. I'll be implementing it now for my new blog.
     
    GetWebHost, Jul 14, 2007 IP
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    I must say this is one of the most useful things I've seen regarding blog promotion.
     
    kristensguide, Jul 14, 2007 IP
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    one of the excellent information i found in internet
    thanks for such a reply.
     
    kumarg, Jul 14, 2007 IP
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    I think the most important way to promote a blog is to have some great info on it. A regular bout of great info will surely allow it to market itself.
     
    qwestcommunications, Jul 14, 2007 IP
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    Boy how timely. I am starting a blog in August. Green to Keith.
     
    Yankee0306, Jul 14, 2007 IP