By Ben Chapi
1. Generate Targeted Traffic from Online Discussion Forums.
discussion forums provide an excellent way to promote your website without
paying any money. Nowadays, you don't even have to lurk around before you
begin to post. Just browse the messages and you can start posting. There are
basically three different ways to participate. You can ask questions, respond
to requests for help or just post any useful information that fits with the
general topic of that discussion forum. To promote your site in online
discussion forums, all you have to do is enter your website address or ad
in your signature line at the bottom of each message. Every time you post
or respond to questions your ad will be displayed. If you post good content,
people who read your threads will also check out your website. This is an
excellent way to drive targeted traffic to your website at no cost to you.
You can take this type of site promotion a step further by identifying the
active members in each forum and contacting them for joint venture
2. Write Articles or Free reports for other webmasters to
Another effective way to promote your website is to write
articles or free reports for ezine publishers and webmasters to use. If
you write good content, your articles will be published and many
readers who like your article will go on to visit your website. You can
also write simple research based articles and allow others to
publish these freely on their websites. The traffic from these free
articles will come from your byline. The `byline' is the short paragraph
that goes at the bottom of each article and describes who the author
is and what they do. The good thing about writing this type of content is
that it establishes you as the expert and therefore increases the chances of
people visiting your website and signing up for whatever you're
3. Do Joint Ventures with List owners and Webmasters.
done correctly, joint venture marketing is one of the most effective ways
to promote a product or service. A Joint venture can take many forms but it's
generally an agreement for some kind of partnership between one or more
parties working together to their mutual benefit. It allows you to
leverage highly targeted lists or traffic with no risk. Joint ventures are
excellent for new product or service announcements because they allow you to
reach a wide customer base very quickly.
4. Leverage the power of your
One of the quickest and effective ways to start driving
traffic to your website at no extra cost is to add your ad or website
address to your email signature. This way, every time you send an
email, you'll be advertising your website. You can take this a step
further by asking your friends and associates to put your website
address in their email signature. Most people don't use their
email signature facility in their email program so you can easily get 10
or more people to agree to do this. If you and your 10 friends each send
out 10 emails per day, that's 110 exposures of your ad every day
without any extra effort on your part.
5. Exchange Links with Other
This is another effective strategy for generating targeted
traffic to your website for free. It involves contacting other
webmasters for a possible link exchange partnership. All you have to do
is locate websites that are related to yours but that are not in
direct competition and contact the webmaster to swap links.
Marketing Your Web Site Offline
people believe the old adage, “If you build it, they will come.”
But web sites don’t work that way. A web site can be a great
marketing tool, if used correctly. Simply, sticking a web site
out there and waiting for the customers to start pouring in is
not the correct way to use a web site.
Low Cost Web Site Promotion For Small Businesses
Promoting your small business website in the search engines can be a daunting task. Use of free submissions and link popularity is a good starting point for your website promotion campaign.
Marketing Your Website
Many people have the mistaken notion that
all it takes is to put up a great looking website on the world wide web and the riches
follow. After months of watching no visitors or no sales, many of them will get
discouraged and shut off the website. So, what is the magic, if there is any?
owns Venister Home business and Affiliate Program Classifieds at http://www.venister.org/. He is
also webmaster for www.best-debt-consolidation-loan.co.uk and