Promote your website and blog using Free methods


Promoting a website is a crucial task that is very necessary for the success of the website. Read this article to know how to promote website or blog so as to get good traffic and revenue.

Everyone wants to see his website or blog on top in Google search results. However, it is a tough job to achieve this goal. But if you really work hard with your website's promotion, your website will definitely be included in Google's top search results. For this you have to consider every aspect of your website.

People often go for paid website promotion programs that cost them a lot of money. Professional website owners do have huge capital and they can easily spend a lot of money in advertising programs. However, for a person who is new in this field or who can't afford expensive advertising programs, there are a lot of free ways of website promotion. If anyone work hard with these ways, he will definitely get a huge traffic to is website. Following are some of the best known ways to promote your website for free :

Submitting your site to major search engines


This is the first step you need to follow just after website creation. When you publish your website, its URL is known only to you. Even search engines don't know about it. Just after publishing your website, if you search its URL in Google, you will not see any result depicting your website. This is because your website has not yet been crawled by any of the search engines. So it is a necessary step to submit your website to major search engines just after you publish it on the internet.

You can follow these links to submit your website manually to various search engines :
  • Google : http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl
  • Yahoo : http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit
  • Bing : http://www.bing.com/docs/submit.aspx
  • Windows live : http://search.msn.com.sg/docs/submit.aspx

It will take few days or more for your website to get added to the database of these search engines. Be patient and keep checking daily whether your website has been added to their database. To check this, simply type the URL of your website in these search engines. If your website is shown in the search results, it means it is added in their database.

Promotion through online forums


There are a lot of discussion forums on the internet where people discuss various topics related to almost anything. All you have to do is to write something about your website on these forums and share it with everyone. If someone likes your website, he will recommend it to others. In this way, you will start getting some visitors to your website. But remember one thing, post the description of your website only in relevant section. After posting your website's description, you can check the comments posted on your post by other members. This will let you see their views on your website.

There is one more feature available in almost every discussion forum. This feature is called as "signature". Signature is a link that appears below every post made by you in the forum. You can make your website's URL as your signature in the forums in which you have posted about your website. In this way, your website is promoted each time you write a post in the forum.

Promotion through blogs and articles


If you are a blogger or a publisher, you can use your skills to promote your website. Write an interesting article about your website and post it on various blogs. When someone reads that blog post and clicks on your website's URL, he will be redirected to your website.
You can also share the articles of your website on various article writing websites too. Article writing websites are popular nowadays and will definitely boos your website's traffic.

While posting your articles on blogs and article writing websites, you have to be very careful regarding their reputation on the internet. Post your articles only on some of the famous blogs and article sharing websites. If you post your articles on a website which is not very famous on the internet, you will merely waste your time. For judging the popularity of any blog or article sharing website, you will have to check its traffic rank. For this, go to www.alexa.com and type the URL of that blog or article sharing website in the Alexa search bar and hit enter. You will see the Alexa traffic rank of that website along with other details. It is advisable to write your articles on the webstes having Alexa traffic rank less than 50,000.

Social networking websites can also be used for website promotion. If you can share your pictures, video and status then why not your website's URL? You can share your website's URL on social networking websites like facebook, google+, twitter, etc. This way your website's URL is circulated in your friend circle. You can also ask your friends to share your website's URL on their walls too. This way, you will get a lot of free visitors to your website. You can also create a facebook page for your website that will share your website's recent updates from time to time.

Add sharing buttons on your website


Nowadays, it is a trend to add sharing buttons like Facebook share, Facebook like, Google+ share, etc to your website. This helps the visitors of your website to share your content with their friends on various social networking websites. If they like your website, they will probably share it with their friends too.

Social sharing buttons

Apart from these sharing buttons, you can also put a sharing toolbar on your website that will allow your website's visitors to share your website on hundreds of social networking websites. An example of such toolbar is "Add this" toolbar. You can add an "Add this" toolbar to your website to allow your visitors to share your website on facebbok, Google+, Digg, Orkut, twitter, Pinterest, and several other websites.

Website promotion is a time taking job and it will take some time for your website to be included in top search results on Google and other search engines. You have to promote your website without caring about the results. The more you promote, the greater will be the traffic to your website.


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