How do you promote a website?

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Found 20th Jun 2008
As Above.
Please note I am not advertising a website just want to know how to.

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Sometimes people make new websites trying to scam people, i.e having really low prices with no intention of sending a thing!

Email lists, t shirts, business cards, submission to alexa, paid for premium google rankings, affiliating with other sites, banner and link exchanges .

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Are you wanting to pay for it? (Which makes it easier!)

Im assuming you mean get your site noticed online - and not get on the radio and such like!

But the most important things.....

Stick it in search engines (for free)
Ensure you make full use of the pages metatags in the html header.
Have good content.
You will get higher search ratings if your site is spidered from well known sites.
If you domain name is relevant to the subject, it will help. eg if its about hot deals in the uk, calling the site hotukdeals.co.uk is going assist your ratings.
Change the content regularly. Search engines like changing sites.

There are lots of other relevant things... but I'll let someone else have a stab and clean up anything Ive missed!

metatags aren't as effective as they used to be but everything else guv has pointed out is very useful especiallly the last point - dynamic sites do get higher listings without having to pay, that plus visitor count, linkbacks etc will do a world of good.

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Sometimes people make new websites trying to scam people, i.e having … Sometimes people make new websites trying to scam people, i.e having really low prices with no intention of sending a thing!



Did you post that in the wrong thread or am i missing the relevance?

OP

Links from other high ranking sites with similar contect to yours is possibly the most important.
Make the url for each page mean something, like this thread has /item/202233/how-do-you-promote-a-website/ on the end.

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ask hypnoticstate he is an expert in this field

All that Guv said can't go wrong, relevance in domain name / page wording, page titles, links, alt over images, . :thumbsup:

Submit your website FREE to Google here: google.com/add…rl/

Add the link to where ever you can! Email signitures, forum signitures, link exchange, etc....

What sort of site is it? If it's an online shop then you need to get into the price comparison sites, if it's an online comic then exhibiting at a few conventions will help, if it's a reference work then you need to spread the link among those who help others and well as those who find it useful.

Of course you need good content to begin with.

Link exchange / banner exchange helps sometimes

im just graduating and have covered such subjects extensively, one thing iwould say is to approach the promotion as you would any other business. lookat your target market,who are they? how tech savvy? imho less experienced users will be more liikely to click sponsered links etc. cant really type much atm, im using my ps3
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