Best Ways to Promote Your Website
You’ve got a website and you know that something needs to be done to promote it. After all, a website isn’t just going to take off all on its own without a little push to get things started. But, what are the best ways to go about promoting your website? Do you just need to get links for the site? Or, are there other things that can be done to bring in traffic right away?
Social media is often proclaimed as being the king of traffic generation. I have to admit that it is very effective in bringing in traffic. The downside to using places like Twitter or Facebook or any other social similar social site is that it requires constant babysitting. In order to build up a loyal following that will actually go places you ask them to, you have to manage the relationships. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that much time. If I spent as much time as it takes to manage those relationships, then I wouldn’t have enough time to get more important things done. Social media relationships take too much time to maintain for a business person.
You could use article marketing as a means to promote your website. Do you know how article marketing works? With article marketing you write articles and publish them all over the internet at places that will allow you to publish them. Two types of sites that will commonly accept your articles are article directories and blogs. When you publish an article, you should include a relevant link pointing back to your website. That link helps generate traffic from both readers and from search engines.
Writing one or two articles isn’t going to do a heck of a lot for you. Because you are new to it and because nobody really knows you yet, you will probably have to publish a whole bunch of them. If you do it properly though, those articles will stick around for years to come. Over their lifetime they will bring in a little bit of traffic here and a little bit there. If you have enough of them, that traffic can add up. Plus the links in the articles are helping your website rank higher that whole time. So, you get a double benefit.
Another great way to promote your website is to add a blog to it. A blog is a place where you can write and publish your own articles. If you are writing about your own industry, then you will naturally attract people who are interested in what you do. That is really beneficial because it helps people in your target audience find you. And, because of the way they find you, they are predisposed to doing business with you.
If you implement any one of the three methods I mentioned, you should start getting people interested in your website. If your site offers them something that they are really looking for, then you will no doubt be a success. That is the most important thing.