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how to promote my travel directory?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by gingimaster, May 29, 2008.

  1. #1
    i own a travel directory (the one in my sig) and for the last couple of months have been buying links on travel sites, placing links on free, paid and bid directories.
    at the moment i get about 280 UVs/month and managed to sell a few sponsored links.
    i feel this isn't enough.
    how can i promote it so i could get more traffic and sell more links?
    SEMrush
     
    gingimaster, May 29, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. hyper

    hyper Peon

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    #2
    Content is king.

    Keep it free for the moment, make it a good resource for the visitors, prove to your possible submitters that it worth submitting because your directory delivers something to their listings. Also...I think you wanna say review websites instead of sell links.
    The sell links stuff can get your neck strangled in no time.

    As a promotion: AdWords,Banners,get listed in the major directories,get yourself listed on as many travel agencies sites/directories you find,SEO,etc.

    Don't just came in here asking how to make money by selling more links because you might end up soon.
     
    hyper, May 29, 2008 IP
  3. gingimaster

    gingimaster Well-Known Member

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    i'm trying to work on content
    i have a travel agent writing some texts and reviews (cruises).

    thx for the tip on how i should present it.
    but it is true that i should "review" more paid sites, as i need to promote it more and develop the content
     
    gingimaster, May 29, 2008 IP
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    pierfun Member

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    I tried to post mine but I don't have reciprocal links page avail. yet so I could not.
    PM me if you offer a free with no reciprocal and I can post a few travel sites so you get some more listings.

    Steve
     
    pierfun, May 29, 2008 IP
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    Kraize Peon

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    hhheng Banned

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    Buy some links from expedia, orbit, etc, and spend some money on the PR5+ and famous directories.
     
    hhheng, May 29, 2008 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    more links, more links, more links ;)
     
    Brandon Sheley, May 29, 2008 IP
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    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #8
    How many links does your directory have?
    How many articles does it have?
    How much daily traffic do you get from google?

    You need to work on those three things, so each time you answer that question the numbers are higher and higher.
     
    mikey1090, May 30, 2008 IP
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    To promote your travel directory you have to concentrate on some points :

    1) Content (content is the king)
    2) Look & Feel
    3) Promote through Articles
    4) Do Social Media Optimization
    5) Viral Marketing
    6) Offer some discount
    7) Do organic and inorganic seo
    8)ppc to brand your business
    ..............

    etc

    I think doing so you can come up from the dark

    Cheers

    Kailyn Morgan
    www.epurplemedia.co.uk
     
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  10. gingimaster

    gingimaster Well-Known Member

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    Expedia sell links?!?!
     
    gingimaster, May 30, 2008 IP
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    CanadianEh Notable Member

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    As was mentioned a couple of time, I would concentrate on building good content. You then have to keep updating and building new content. That will provide dividends in the short run.

    You also need good links. If you need help we provide a travel directory submission service as well as an article submission service.
     
    CanadianEh, May 30, 2008 IP
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    digitalduke Notable Member

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    Top Travel forums, travel blogs, write a good article on squidoo and place your link etc, try Yahoo answers etc..... You can do lots of work with such niche directory.
    Concentrate on contents, you can give more resource to user as much as possible.

    I am also thinking of getting one unique directory related to travel and I am sure it will be a success with all the hard work I am planing to put on it.
     
    digitalduke, May 31, 2008 IP
  13. gingimaster

    gingimaster Well-Known Member

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    thx for all the tips and advice guys.
    i guess i'm gonna be spending the next couple of days wiriting content for the directory as i've done quite some linking these days and just need to wait for google to pick it up
     
    gingimaster, May 31, 2008 IP